The Crown Estate, the owner and manager of the UK seabed, has received eight applications to extend existing windfarms by a total of 3 gigawatts (GW) capacity.
A report prepared for The Crown Estate examining the development of the UK offshore wind industry based on the views of those at the sharp end has found areas of concern to be addressed if targets are to be met.
The Crown Estate confirmed on Wednesday that three organisations have secured rights to progress with the development of tidal energy projects at sites around the UK.
Offshore wind will most likely spring to mind when considering marine renewable energy, understandable given the scale of activity throughout Europe.
The Crown Estate (TCE) has announced details of the successful recipients of development rights for three offshore renewable energy sites in Northern Ireland’s coastal waters.
Of the many factors developers have to consider when planning various phases of offshore wind projects, arguably the most important will be health and safety considerations.
The supply chain is quite simply the life-blood of the offshore wind industry.
Anyone who assumes The Crown Estate’s (TCE) role in UK offshore wind is simply allocating areas of seabed to developers and waiting for the rent to roll in, is clearly not aware of the organisation’s role and purpose.
Work started recently on a £74,000 habitat replenishment research project on the Lymington River in the UK.
The Galloper Wind Farm project has moved a stage closer with acceptance, by the UK’s Infrastructure Planning Commission, of the application for a Development Consent Order.
Progress with the UK’s Round 1 and 2 offshore wind programmes is becoming increasingly clear to see from onshore.
The Crown Estate (TCE) has published an introduction to the UK’s offshore wind programme.
Wind farm developer E.ON Climate and Renewables UK has provided an update on progress with their proposed Round 3 wind farm off the UK south coast.
Two major bodies have published a design discussion document for the development of offshore renewable energy projects in Northern Ireland waters.
MeyGen has entered into an ‘Agreement for Lease’ with the UK’s Crown Estate for the Pentland Firth Inner Sound tidal power site.
The Crown Estate has awarded four companies with leases and exclusivity agreements in England and Scotland respectively to test new wind turbine technology in the marine environment.
Wave Hub, the pioneering marine energy project, is on course to be deployed this summer with fabrication of sub-sea cables and the hub itself nearing completion.
The Crown Estate, which manages a £6bn property portfolio across the UK, announced yesterday that it is inviting expressions of interest for a tidal energy project in the Inner Sound, which lies between Caithness on the Scottish mainland and the island of Stroma.
The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) has launched its search for a partner to design, build, finance and operate a new marina at East Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
The Crown Estate in the UK, which manages the hereditary possessions of the Sovereign and delivered £ 211.4m of revenue directly to the Exchequer in the last tax year, has published its report titled Socio-economic indicators of marine-related activities in the UK economy.
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