A new report from RenewableUK has this week underscored the growing significance of the country’s offshore wind sector, as it continues to dominate a global markjet that grew over 10 per cent last year. Released at the trade body’s annual offshore wind conference yesterday, the new report details how the UK tops the global offshore wind market league table with 35.2GW of capacity either in operation, development or planning. Germany came in second place with an offshore wind farm fleet and pipeline of 23.4GW and Taiwan completed the top three with 8.3GW. Overall, 104GW of offshore wind capacity is eiher operational or in development or planning globally, an increase of over 10 per cent on last year. Close to £19bn is expected to be invested in new capacitry through to 2021 with employment across the sector set to double over the next decade.
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The Scottish Government has announced a £2 million fund for innovation in offshore wind energy. It is targeted at reducing development costs, improving safety standards and enhancing educational opportunities in the industry. The grant has been awarded to Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Energy Skills Partnership. The ORE Catapult will use the funding for technological advancements in service vessels, offshore communications and artificial intelligence.
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The world’s most powerful offshore wind turbines were commissioned yesterday and are now fully confirmed for use on the 100 turbine Moray (East) Wind Farm development, due to begin construction in 2022. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind said it had secured final certification for the “world’s most powerful available turbine”. The Moray Firth based wind project will include the supply and installation of 90 MHI Vestas V164-9.5 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine generators. The development is a joint venture company owned by EDP Renewables (77%) and ENGIE (23%).
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