The Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP opened the flagship Edinburgh HQ where wind farm owner Ventient Energy will continue their expansion into Europe. The company now has a 49% stake in a European 1 GW wind generation portfolio with wind farms in Spain, Portugal, France and Belgium as well as its UK portfolio. Ventient Energy Limited was formed in 2017 from two leading independent wind energy power producers, Zephyr and Infinis Wind. Mr Wheelhouse said: “Ventient Energy’s expansion is a vote of confidence in the future of onshore wind energy in Scotland, and I am delighted they have chosen Edinburgh as the location for their new headquarters.
Edinburgh Reporter 12th March 2019 read more »
EDF Energy’s new renewables arm is looking to add more jobs in the north-east and Highlands as it ramps up its projects there. Susie Lind, head of legal at EDF Renewables, said the company aimed to further “increase jobs in the supply chain” after adding 80 new positions to support its growing operations across Scotland. EDF Renewables has a number of onshore projects in the Highlands and Islands, including the Clash Gour wind farm. The French company is also developing the 450 megawatt (MW) Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm in the Firth of Forth. The £2 billion NnG wind project is expected to create around 500 jobs while also delivering £540 million to the local economy. Located 10 miles off the east coast of Scotland, the NnG development is expected to be operational by 2023. Ms Lind said: “We want to be developing here, we want to be spending money here – particularly in the supply chain, it just makes complete sense. “We’ve recently added an extension of 80 people, 60 of whom will be working on our offshore NnG project in the Forth.
Energy Voice 13th March 2019 read more »