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.
News 20 March 2015
The Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and Welsh Government have announced they will be funding Aquatera Ltd and their delivery partners MarineSpace and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to run a secretariat function for the new Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) for Ocean Energy.
News 26 February 2015
Today’s news that two offshore wind projects have been successful in the first auction for renewable power held under the Department for Energy and Climate Change’s ‘Contract for Difference’ (CfD) regime, coupled with the findings of a new industry report, show that costs in offshore wind are coming down faster than originally expected.
Sponsoring Renewable UK 2015 Wave and Tidal Conference
Local focus 20 February 2015
We are again sponsoring Renewable UK’s Wave and Tidal Conference, held this year in Edinburgh, 25-26 February.
Ronnie Quinn, Head of Ocean Energy said: “This is an important engagement event for us, as we continue working with industry and stakeholders to successfully exploit the UK’s significant tidal and wave energy resources.”
We are chairing a session and also sponsoring a pre-conference workshop on turbulence guidance, updating industry on technology reliability and wear and tear.
News 17 February 2015
The first consent order for offshore wind energy at Dogger Bank in the North Sea has been granted today – making it the largest renewable energy development ever to receive planning consent in the UK and the largest offshore wind project to receive consent globally.
News 16 February 2015
In a unique collaboration with the Energy Institute (EI), we have brought together over 100 reports and publications, produced as part of our strategic offshore wind programme, and made them more widely available through the EI Knowledge Service.
News 29 January 2015
The Crown Estate and RenewableUK have announced that RWE Innogy has won this year's Renewable Energy Health and Safety Award in recognition of the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Offshore Emergency Response Team.