Troubled Scottish manufacturer Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) is understood to be missing out on big wind farm contracts due to chronic under investment in its yards by Canadian owners. DF Barnes, a Newfoundland-headquartered construction firm, swooped in to save the BiFab in 2018 but has struggled to win significant offshore wind contracts. BiFab, which once employed 1,400 workers, was rescued from the brink of administration by a £30 million Scottish Government loan two years ago.
Energy Voice 5th June 2020 read more »
Subsea 7 to supply foundations for Seagreen offshore wind farm in UK. Scottish firm SSE Renewables has awarded a major contract to Subsea 7, a subsea engineering, construction and services company, to provide foundations and inter-array cables for the Seagreen offshore wind farm project, 27km offshore Scotland, UK. Located in the Firth of Forth Development Zone of North Sea, the Seagreen offshore wind farm project is being developed in two phases. The first phase of the project involves the construction of two wind farms, Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo, with a combined installed capacity of 1.075GW. The Seagreen offshore wind farm phase one zone will feature 114 wind turbine generators to be supplied by MHI Vestas.
NS Energy 4th June 2020 read more »
Offshore wind industry leaders have told the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee that offshore wind will play a central role in the UK’s economic recovery after the pandemic. The Committee heard evidence of the economic opportunities offered by the sector from the Co-chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council and Head of Market Development, Consenting and External Affairs for Ørsted Benj Sykes, who said: “The offshore wind industry is investing £50bn in the UK economy over the course of this decade so that we can hit the Government’s target of 40GW by 2030. This technology is playing a major role in decarbonisation, thanks partly to the Offshore Wind Sector Deal agreed by Government and the industry which provides confidence and certainty for investors and developers.
Renewable UK 4th June 2020 read more »
Plans for a wind farm off the coast of North Wales have been revealed – with the potential for 332 metre high turbines. innogy Renewables wants to build Awel y Môr just over 10km off the coast of Llandudno and Colwyn Bay as an extension to its Gwynt y Môr scheme. It could include up to 107 wind turbines to the west of the 160 windmills of Gwynt y Môr with the Environmental Impact Assessment part of the scoping report submitted.
Daily Post 4th June 2020 read more »