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CONSTRUCTION OF NEART NA GAOITHE OFFSHORE WIND FARM PROJECT TO GO AHEAD FOLLOWING FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS

Construction of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm is now underway following confirmation from EDF Renewables that financial close for the project has been achieved. Twenty-five (25) financial institutions are lending money to fund the wind farm which will supply enough low carbon electricity for around 375,000 homes*.

NnG has a capacity of c. 450 megawatts (MW) of low carbon energy and will offset over 400,000 tonnes of Co2 emissions each year. Construction of components is now underway, offshore construction will start in June 2020 and full commissioning will complete in 2023.

NnG will bring a further boost to the offshore wind industry in Scotland, providing new jobs and manufacturing opportunities.

EDF Renewables UK has already increased its Edinburgh team from 44 people to over 100 people at the Atria One building in Scotland’s capital city.

All of the project’s 54 turbines will be assembled at the Port of Dundee before being sailed to the site and the Scottish engineering firm BiFab will build a number of the foundation jackets.

Fife being considered as base for world’s first 100% hydrogen network

Energy Park Fife in Methil is one of three towns in the running to host the world’s first 100% hydrogen gas network in a move which could lead to a significant future jobs boost and inward investment. Aberdeen and Machrinhanish in Argyll are others being considered, with one to be selected as the most suitable location for the construction of a demonstration network that could power upwards of 300 homes.

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All-Energy 2020 call for speakers now open

All-Energy is celebrating its 20th year on Weds 13th and Thurs 14th May 2020 at the SEC in Glasgow. The past few years have seen a very strong participation from our hydrogen and fuel cell sector in a wide range of All-Energy conference sessions, on the exhibition floor, and as one of the floorshow theatres.

In 2019 the combined All-Energy and Dcarbonise conferences attracted well over 6000 attendees. For a quick reminder of the 2019 show highlights please take a look at the attached ‘Make the Most of All-Energy’ update from May 2019.

The All-Energy Call for Papers is now open. You are invited to become involved in the All-Energy and/or Dcarbonise conference sessions on low carbon heat, energy efficiency, low carbon transport and net-zero/energy transition. Submitting your abstract is simple – it just requires a brief summary of your proposed presentation or role as a potential panel member.

Scotland launches £3bn Green Investment Portfolio

Projects helping Scotland transition to a net-zero economy by 2045 can apply to be included in a new £3bn green investment programme.

Innovation competition highlights £32bn market opportunity for global floating offshore wind market

The Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP), managed by the Carbon Trust, has today launched the Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition to accelerate the development and commercialisation of floating wind. The Carbon Trust, together with 14 leading offshore wind developers represented by the Floating Wind JIP, will select the best ideas with a particular emphasis on mooring systems and operations and maintenance (O&M).

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CONSTRUCTION OF NEART NA GAOITHE OFFSHORE WIND FARM PROJECT TO GO AHEAD FOLLOWING FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS Fife being considered as base for world’s first 100% hydrogen network All-Energy 2020 call for speakers now open Scotland launches £3bn Green Investment Portfolio Innovation competition highlights £32bn market opportunity for global floating offshore wind market

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