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Wind Farm Data Management and Analysis Forum, Hamburg

October 17, 2017 Natural Power’s Market Analysis Manager, Jeff Bryan, will be speaking at the Wind Farm Data Management and Analysis Forum in Germany this week. His presentation ‘Using data to improve O&M efficiency and drive down the LCOE’ will take place on 18th October at 09.25 hours in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg. Natural Power’s advisory and analytics team, comprising performance analytics, market analysis and due diligence provides in-depth analysis and insight to key renewable energy and infrastructure markets. The team employs a combination of bespoke in-house tools, industry standard models and desktop research to uncover the issues...

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Creating an unparalleled O&M service provider

October 9, 2017 Four well-known renewable firms have joined forces to create an unparalleled operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider for offshore wind farm operations. The Fred. Olsen related companies – led by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and with Global Wind Service, Natural Power and ZephIR Lidar – have come together to offer the full range of their specialist services through a single point of contact. The scope will include inspections, major component exchange, integrated service campaigns, blade repair, high voltage management, life extension, decommissioning and repowering. This alliance means clients can source the complete range of O&M services through...

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Ocean Energy Europe 2017

We are delighted to be taking part in Ocean Energy Europe 2017 in Nantes on October 25-26th.   The Ocean Energy Europe Conference and Exhibition is the leading European event dedicated to ocean energy.  We will be exhibiting and attending alongside leaders throughout the marine renewable sector including technology developers and policy...

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Andy Yuill to chair Bioenergy Insight 2017

October 4, 2017 Natural Power’s Senior Renewable Heat Manager, Andy Yuill, will be chairing this year’s Bioenergy Insight conference and exhibition on 4th and 5th October at the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh. The conference will be hosting more than 30 talks from industry experts, discussing the trends that will shape bioenergy plans for 2018, from financing bioenergy projects, and the post-Brexit effect on bioenergy, to seizing opportunities in emerging markets. Andy will introduce session one at 2pm on Wednesday 4th October ‘The Big Picture’, which includes presentations on mapping the supply chain, exploring industrial wood pellet pricing and the...

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We Are Recruiting

  Are you a talented and enthusiastic mechanical engineer?  If so, Quoceant might have an exciting opportunity for you.   Due to our ongoing success, we are expanding our team and are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, and ambitious Mechanical Engineer to work with us to deliver safe, quality, sustainable and innovative design solutions for our clients. Ideally, the successful candidate will have 2-5 years’ relevant experience since graduation, but graduates will also be considered for the post.  The job will predominantly be focused on marine renewables projects but you may also have opportunities to work in other industries...

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Contracts for Difference Round 2 Auction: Analysing the Results

Gavin Smart, ORE Catapult’s Head of Insights, gives his initial analysis of yesterday’s Contracts for Difference Round 2 auction results. This is part two in a series of blogs analysing the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference Round 2 auction, the results of which were announced on Monday 11 September. Part one in this series is here. The results for successful offshore wind projects announced in yesterday (Monday 11 September)’s Contracts for Difference allocation round 2 results are stunning. There will be 3.2GW of offshore wind capacity built commencing 2021/22 at a weighted average 15-year strike price of £62.14. I...

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Looking ahead to the CfD Round 2 auction results: Gavin Smart examines the possibilities

Gavin Smart, ORE Catapult’s Head of Insights, explores the context surrounding the CfD Round 2 auction bids ahead of the announcement of the successful projects on Monday 11 September. This is part one in a series of blogs analysing the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference Round 2 auction. Part two in this series, looking at the results, is here. Background In November 2016, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released a draft budget notice for the second Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round (AR2). A budget of £290m per delivery year was made available for “less...

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Summer working for engineering interns

Ahead of entering their third year at the University of Strathclyde, engineering students Daniel Wright and Richard Sarkhosh eschewed a summer of leisure and beach holidays to complete a three-month industrial placement at the Catapult. Here, they recap on their summer of discovery and reflect on the lessons learned that will benefit their future studies. “My time at the Catapult has been spent with the operations and maintenance team,” said Richard, “focusing on benchmarking industry data. I was mainly working on producing a tool that uses historical data on wind farm failure rates to help wind farm operators increase reliability....

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