Ocean Winds, a joint venture between EDP Renewables and ENGIE, has published a report on environmentally safe and predictable UXO disposal at its Moray West offshore wind farm. The report – Low Order Deflagration of Unexploded Ordnance Reduces Underwater Noise Impacts from Offshore Wind Farm Construction – demonstrates how the “low-order deflagration” method for disposal […]

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The Marine Data Exchange platform will now include data on offshore activities in Scottish waters. Following an agreement between The Crown Estate and Crown Estate Scotland, the Marine Data Exchange has been extended to cover Scottish waters. The agreement will allow all developers working in UK waters to benefit from a more streamlined and comprehensive dataset to inform offshore […]

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The first project to proceed under a new fast track process has received a provisional £2billion funding package to deliver a subsea energy superhighway which could connect up to two million homes to clean energy. The proposed Eastern Green Link 1 (EGL1) high voltage subsea cable would be able to transport 2GW of wind generated electricity […]

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Simply Blue Group, an Ireland-based blue economy project developer, has announced its partnership with the not-for-profit organisation North Sea Farm 1 Project (NSF1) consortium to establish the world’s inaugural commercial-scale seaweed farm situated within an offshore wind farm. The 10-hectare farm, located off the Dutch coast in the North Sea, is scheduled to commence operations […]

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Speaking at a port in North Wales, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has announced that Great British Energy, a publicly-owned company, will fund the construction of floating offshore wind farms. Labour has pledged to decarbonise the UK by 2030, while the Conservatives target 2035 for net zero energy supply. The Tories said Labour’s plan was […]

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Britain’s flagship renewables scheme has received its biggest ever funding boost from government, with more than £1 billion for its upcoming auction. The budget for the sixth Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round (AR6) was announced by the Chancellor at the March 2024 budget. This follows the increase in the maximum price for offshore wind and floating […]

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