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
New technology inaugurated at Gunfleet Sands
Local focus 13 September 2013
Two next generation 6 MW Siemens offshore wind turbines have been installed at Gunfleet Sands by developer DONG Energy. The technology marks an important step in industry's efforts to reduce the cost of energy and brings closer a diverse, low-carbon energy supply for the UK.
DONG Energy will be using the demonstration project to verify turbine performance, reliability and functionality.
Further information: DONG Energy Gunfleet Sands
News 12 September 2013
The Crown Estate and the British Geological Survey have launched a new online mapping tool for the CO2 Stored website.
News 18 July 2013
As part of the offshore wind test and demonstration leasing programme launched in June, we are calling today for expressions of interest in non-grid connected (off-grid) projects and variations to existing offshore wind projects.