News 20 August 2015
The Crown Estate and the British Geological Survey now offer free, licenced access to the CO2 Stored database for subscribers via a more user-friendly website.
News 07 August 2015
We have announced today the first series of agreements reached with offshore wind developers, including EDF Energy Renewables, Eneco Wind UK Limited (Eneco) and Forewind Limited, to replace their previous zone development agreements with project specific agreements.
News 05 August 2015
Today’s planning approval for offshore wind energy at Dogger Bank takes the total of consented projects in the North Sea zone to 4.8 gigawatts (GW), almost equal to all the offshore wind capacity now in operation in the UK.
News 15 July 2015
Leading organisations and figures for wave and tidal current energy are gathering in Cardiff today for a much anticipated workshop to facilitate better collaboration across the sectors and help the development of demonstration zones and test sites across the UK.
News 01 July 2015
All UK offshore wind farm owner/operators commit to the continued operation and development of the data platform aimed at boosting performance and bringing down costs.
Global Offshore 2015: offshore wind overview and UK wind resource dataset with improved accuracy published
News 23 June 2015
The Crown Estate has today launched two pieces of work for the UK’s offshore wind industry: a report reviewing the performance of the UK’s operational offshore wind portfolio, and a high resolution modelled dataset for wind resource.
News 09 June 2015
We have published new data on our online Marine Data Exchange (MDE), making it the largest collection of offshore wind speed and direction data available. This will help better inform wind farm location selection and development and reduce future development costs.
News 21 May 2015
We have published a vast collection of new offshore data and information on our online Marine Data Exchange (MDE). This data – totalling over 11.5 terabytes (TB) – has been gathered from a wide range of surveys and technical studies from the former Celtic Array offshore wind project off the coast of Anglesey in Wales, and from the First Flight Wind offshore wind project off the coast of County Down, Northern Ireland.
News 18 May 2015
The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, has welcomed today’s news that E.ON has confirmed that it will invest in and build the £1.3 billion, Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, which will be situated 13 km off the Sussex coast, alongside its partner in the project, the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB).
Crown Estate specialists address All Energy conference
Local focus 06 May 2015
Crown Estate experts are presenting and contributing at the All Energy conference in Glasgow across a range of topics including the offshore wind industry, wave and tidal and carbon capture and storage.
Our contributors include Huub den Rooijen, Ronnie Quinn, John Stevenson and Shabana Ahmed.