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).
Companies are being invited to bid for work on Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.
SSE Renewables is offering a range of contracts for the building of Seagreen off the coast of Fife. It will be one of the most significant construction projects undertaken in Scotland.
Montrose Port has been selected as the preferred operations and maintenance base for the Seagreen offshore wind farm. The news comes after the project’s successful bid in the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference Auction.
The latest round of the Contract for Difference auction has reached record low prices for both offshore and island wind. Successful bids of £39.65/MWh and £41.61/MWh delivered over 5.5GW of projects with SSE, Equinor and Innogy being the biggest winners.