North Sea wind farms could be connected directly to continental Europe via giant power cables beneath the English Channel under plans to boost energy trade with Europe.
FT 12th Feb 2021 read more »
Crown Estate Scotland has pushed back the deadline for applications for its offshore wind leasing action, citing the need to review the scheme in light of ‘unprcedented’ results from Crown Estate UK’s recent auction of English and Welsh offshore wind sites. The seabed landlord said yesterday it had extended the deadline for applications beyond the 31 March in order to carry out a review of the “option structure” of the ScotWind leasing process. Industry groups have condemned the move, noting that companies hoping to bid in the auction would be “intensely frustrated” by the decision, which is already running more than a year behind its original schedule. Crown Estate Scotland said a new deadline will be confirmed once the option structure review has been completed, predicting the process would wrap up by 24 March 2021.
Business Green 12th Feb 2021 read more »
BiFab: Two out of three yards bought by InfraStrata for £850,000 following company collapse. InfraStrata has announced the acquisition of two yards run by the Scottish manufacturer Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab).
Scotsman 12th Feb 2021 read more »