Major £10M project aims to unlock untapped potential of ocean renewable energy fuels

An innovative £10M research project will investigate the potential of harnessing offshore wind and marine renewable energy to produce zero carbon hydrogen and ammonia fuels.

The University of Strathclyde will lead the multi-disciplinary Ocean-REFuel: Ocean Renewable Energy Fuels project, which will explore ways of converting ocean energy into fuels for use in heating, energy storage and difficult to decarbonise transport applications.

The news comes as the UK prepares to host COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, in Glasgow and the consortium includes world-leading research teams from the Universities of Nottingham, Cardiff, Newcastle and Imperial College London. The project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, industry, and the partner universities, who have also pledged a total of nine linked PhD studentships.

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Rovco launches hydrographic division

e UK company plans to invest £9.5m in the new unit over the next two years

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Moray East delivers first power

EDP Renewables and Engie’s Ocean Winds (OW) joint venture has delivered first power from the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland.

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Offshore Wind Growth Partnership releases £3.5 m for Development Grants

In its largest funding call to date, the OWGP is releasing £3.5 million for Development Grants to be awarded to high-growth supply chain companies. Development Grants of between £100K and £1 million are available for capital and operational expenditure on projects that will unlock significant growth potential in UK content, jobs and export opportunities. This latest call builds on the £2.5M of grant funding already allocated to successful companies in the last 18 months.

Development Grants are available to UK companies and will be awarded on a competitive basis, with successful proposals demonstrating a long-term business plan and a clear ambition for growth in the sector. Eligible applicants can request up to £1M in a single grant application to cover up to 50% of the total project budget.

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Major jobs win for Scotland after InfraStrata Plc bags £26m Fabrication Contract

InfraStrata has announced that they have been awarded a contract by Saipem for the fabrication and load-out of eight wind turbine generator (WTG) jacket foundations for the EDF and ESB owned Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm project located in the outer Firth of Forth in Scotland.

With work starting from July 1, 2021, Harland & Wolff will use its newly acquired Methil facilities for the fabrication work, creating around 290 direct and indirect Scottish jobs. Additional support may be provided as required by the company’s other facilities in Arnish, Appledore and Belfast with Saipem’s consent and should the need arise.

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