News 23 November 2013
The UK's first floating wind farm is set to be located off the Scottish coast following the announcement that The Crown Estate has granted an agreement for lease to Statoil for the next phase of its Hywind project.
News 21 November 2013
We have commissioned a study into best practice in offshore transmission for offshore wind, building on recommendations from the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force made last year.
News 07 November 2013
Today sees the launch of an online, interactive marine offshore wind education resource sponsored by The Crown Estate.
Edinburgh pupils explore careers in green energy
Local focus 06 November 2013
Secondary school pupils from across Edinburgh will explore job opportunities in offshore renewables in a special one day workshop today.
The Crown Estate is hosting an event with City of Edinburgh Council to highlight the range of different jobs available in areas such as engineering, research and development, marine planning, law and communications.
Further information: Edinburgh pupils explore careers in green energy
News 06 November 2013
Research to cover UK's biggest offshore wind bird study plus interactions with marine mammal at the construction stages.
News 05 November 2013
We have announced today that we are to work with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult on programmes aimed at increasing the momentum of driving down costs of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.
Inaugural Wales Green Energy Award
Local focus 10 October 2013
We were very pleased to sponsor the inaugural Wales Green Energy Award, organised by RenewableUK Cymru.
The Crown Estate sponsored the supply chain development award, which had a very worthy winner in Vattenfall for the Pen y Cymoedd wind energy project, Neath Port Talbot.
Installation of tower for Samsung Heavy Industries’ prototype offshore wind turbine nears completion
Local focus 08 October 2013
We welcome news that installation of SHI's tower is nearing completion in Fife.
Ronnie Quinn, Energy and Infrastructure Lead in Scotland, said: "This installation marks a big step forward for offshore wind technology development in Scotland, and we're pleased to have been able to provide certainty and support to Samsung. Their long-term investment is a hugely important contribution to building the supply chain in Scotland and in driving growth of a world-class offshore wind industry."
Samsung announced plans to invest £100 million in Scotland in 2012.
First application accepted for Dogger Bank
Local focus 25 September 2013
The Planning Inspectorate today accepted Forewind's development consent order application for the first stage of offshore wind energy development on the Dogger Bank zone.
The application for Dogger Bank Creyke Beck, comprising two offshore wind farms with a potential capacity of up to 2.4 GW, was submitted after more than three years of surveys and research work, reporting and stakeholder engagement activity.
Further information: Forewind - First application accepted for Dogger Bank