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New wind turbine training simulator to be launched at AREG event.

New wind turbine training simulator to be launched at AREG event.

Members of Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) will be given a first look at Maersk Training’s new wind turbine generator simulator on Wednesday (November 22). The lunchtime event at Maersk Training’s Portlethen facility will see instructors perform practical demonstrations of training those working within the renewables sector will attend prior to working on a wind […]

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Offshore wind farm developer commits to lasting North-east legacy with annual cash fund

A community fund scheme aimed at generating lasting legacies for North-east communities is being created by the developer behind the region’s pioneering European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Swedish energy group Vattenfall is to establish a community investment scheme by investing £150,000 every year for the operational life of the more than £300m offshore wind […]

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AREG Weekly Report – 21 July 2017

Carbon Trust launch new subsea inspection competition (The Carbon Trust) The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator has recently launched a new global subsea inspection competition to identify and support innovative concepts which could be developed or adapted to address the most significant challenges for subsea inspection of offshore wind farms. The challenges identified are grout […]

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North-east Scotland poised to become centre of offshore wind scientific research

Fascinating insights to the lives of bottlenose dolphins, salmon, sea trout and sea birds are set to be discovered after Vattenfall today announced the first successful projects for its ground-breaking offshore wind research programme. The socio-economic impact of offshore wind farms is also to be examined as part of the €3 million scientific research and […]

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AREG members to hear EOWDC update

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) is Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility which is being developed by Vattenfall-owned Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited and supported by AREG. AREG members have an opportunity to find out about Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility, and learn about the innovation associated with […]

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AREG to present North-east capabilities at All-Energy 2017

Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group will explore how oil and gas companies can transfer technology, skills and engineering expertise into the renewables sector at All-Energy this week. AREG is actively supporting diversification of oil and gas skills into renewables and working closely with Aberdeen City Council’s Trade and Inward Investment team to help shape the city’s approach […]

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Opportunity for renewables companies at AREG open event

Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) is hosting an open event today (Wednesday, April 26) to encourage potential new members to join the organisation. The seminar, which takes place at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, is free to attend and designed to provide delegates with the opportunity to network and meet current members through several short introductory […]

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First long-term offshore wind farm support base in Aberdeen Harbour

Vattenfall, developer of EOWDC, to move in next year. Vattenfall has signed leases totalling 24 years with Aberdeen Harbour Board, becoming the first offshore wind operator to invest long term in the port’s facilities. The company is set to establish its construction team’s base within the Regent Centre by next month and also move into […]

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Energyst – When you really need reliable power

Ensuring real energy for wind-to-rotor efficiency Reliable power and temperature control are vital to any commercial operation to ensure operation stability, optimal production and personnel safety. With global concerns over raw material scarcity and climate change challenges our landscape is increasingly forced to rely on the renewables industry for answers. A recent wind power network […]

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Start of onshore works at EOWDC

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) is to start onshore substation works today (Monday, October 17). The programme for constructing the substation and associated cabling works at Blackdog, Aberdeenshire, will begin with work to prepare and secure the site including establishing temporary staff facilities and an access route on site for the onshore project […]

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Scottish Enterprise – Low Carbon Expert Support Programme

The new Low Carbon Heat Expert Support programme offers Scottish-based companies access to free support through a series of workshops and up to two days one-to-one technical market support offering advice and guidance on how to make the most of the opportunities in low carbon heat. Registration is now open for our free upcoming low […]

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