Offshore Wind

Research needed before offshore wind farms east of Shetland are built, fishing industry warns

SHETLAND Fishermen’s Association (SFA) has again called for “urgent research” into offshore wind development’s impact on the industry after developers were announced for three sites to the east of the isles. SFA executive officer Daniel Lawson said the areas in question overlapped with known haddock nursery grounds and saithe spawning sites, two of the Shetland […] Shetland News …


Offshore wind developers picked for three sites east of Shetland

THREE projects will be offered seabed agreements for offshore wind developments to the east of Shetland following Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind clearing process. A total of 14 applications were received and three have been taken forward. In total the three floating wind projects would generate around 2.8GW of electricity, covering just over 560km2. The total […] Shetland News …


Plans for floating wind farms move ahead as steel specialist joins project

THE TEAM behind plans to build large floating offshore wind farms to the west of Shetland and in the central North Sea has welcomed the global energy industry’s commitment towards the project which is also expected to bring new manufacturing capacity to Scotland. Dan Jackson of Cerulean Winds was speaking after United Arab Emirates (UAE) […] Shetland News …


Relief as Shetland misses out on major offshore wind development

THE local fishing industry has expressed relief after it emerged that a large area to the east of Shetland is – for the time being at least – not going to be developed by the offshore wind industry. Concern has been expressed that the rush to develop large offshore wind farms around the Scottish coast […] Shetland News …