The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, has published Ireland’s first spatial plan for renewable energy at sea, the draft South Coast Designated Maritime Area Plan (DMAP). This plan identifies four maritime areas off the south coast for offshore renewable energy (ORE) development over the next decade. An independent economic analysis accompanying […]

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The UK offshore wind industry is preparing for further growth supported by a range of new approaches and commitments introduced in 2023, according to The Crown Estate’s latest UK Offshore Wind Report 2023.    Credit: Marine Directorate Image Bank   The report contains a series of updates from offshore wind performances, farm ownership, data and […]

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The world’s biggest floating wind farm has been given the go-ahead off the Aberdeen coast. The £3 billion floating offshore wind project from developers Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn has been granted offshore planning approval. The project titled Green Volt, has now received all its planning approvals and remains on track to be the first commercial-scale […]

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RenewableUK, the Offshore Wind Industry Council, The Crown Estate and Crown Estate Scotland have published a detailed Industrial Growth Plan, setting out how to triple offshore wind manufacturing capacity over the next ten years, firmly establishing the UK as a leader in a surging global market. Projected employment With 32,000 already employed in the sector, […]

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Scotland’s First Minister, the Rt Hon. Humza Yousaf MSP officially opened the world’s first dedicated innovation centre for floating offshore wind on the 18th March. In Aberdeen’s Energy Transition Zone, ORE Catapult’s £9 million National Floating Wind Innovation Centre (FLOWIC), delivered in collaboration with ETZ Limited, has been designed to help the development of floating […]

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