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Consents ignite Scottish offshore

October 13, 2014 Creating a Skilled Workforce

Scotland’s offshore wind sector has been spurred on by the Scottish government’s decision to approve four major projects totalling some 2.2GW of capacity. Developers awarded consent by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing are firming up timetables for pre-construction and commercial arrangements with headline contractors.

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Four wind farms off the Tay and Forth win approval

October 10, 2014 Industry News

Four offshore wind farms that could provide enough energy to power over 1.4 million Scottish homes have received development consent, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced today. Once completed, the developments in the Forth and Tay region - Neart Na Gaoithe, Inch Cape Offshore Limited, Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo - could be capable of generating up to 2.284 GW of electricity. The Neart na Gaoith wind farm east of the Fife Ness coastline will have up to 75 turbines, generating 450 megawatts (MW) of power. The Alpha and Bravo Seagreen developments combined will consist of up to 150 turbines, around 27-38km off the Angus coastline, and could generate 1050MW. And the Inch Cape development, also off the Angus coastline, will total no more than 110 turbines, generating 784MW.

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Opportunities for industry to help hit 2020 targets

October 10, 2014

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in Glasgow has identified a number of technology innovation challenges within the offshore renewable energy industry, the resolution of which they believe will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, and have a positive impact on the UK economy.

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Introduction

Offshore wind has the potential to attract billions of pounds of investment and create tens of thousands of highly skilled and sustainable jobs in Scotland.

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