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MORL supply chain events review

August 01, 2014 Conferences

On behalf of Moray Offshore Renewables Limited (MORL), Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Scottish Enterprise (SE) ran a series of supply chain engagement ‘Meet the Buyer’ events in Scotland during May 2014. A review of the events has been carried out which captures feedback from delegates and the developer. A copy of the review is now available for download.

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Wick to host Beatrice operations & maintenance

July 29, 2014 Industry News

Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL), a joint venture partnership formed between SSE Renewables (75%) and Repsol Nuevas Energias UK (25%), has announced that Wick Harbour is likely to become the future location of the Beatrice offshore wind farm Operation and Maintenance base (O&M). A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been finalised with Wick Harbour Authority and BOWL this week.

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Scotland’s First Minister announces £2.2 million to cut costs for offshore wind.

July 14, 2014 Funding

A project to cut the cost of offshore wind by at least 10% is being awarded £2.2 million by the Scottish Government, First Minister Alex Salmond has announced. The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, a joint industry and government scheme, brings together nine offshore wind developers with over 72% (31GW) of the UK’s licensed capacity. The project aims to deliver the 10% reduction in time for offshore wind developments in Scottish waters with partners working together to identify technological challenges and prioritising those with the most significant savings potential, before developing innovative solutions.

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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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