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Changes to Construction Project Regulations

December 15, 2017

Are you planning a construction project in Scotland where the following criteria may apply? The construction site is 4ha or more in size; Is at a length of 5 km; and The development contains any area of more than 1 ha or any length of more than 500 m on ground with a slope of (More…)

 


Natural Power completes ROC project no 8 for Airvolution Energy

December 7, 2017

Natural Power has completed due diligence on behalf of Airvolution Energy (‘Airvolution’) for its commissioning of Kinegar Wind Farm in the Scottish Borders, making it the eighth renewable obligation certificate (ROC) and Feed-in Tariff (FiT) due diligence project delivered for Airvolution. Gregory Dudziak, Due Diligence Lead at Natural Power, said: “We have worked for Airvolution (More…)

 


Natural Power appoints Head of Offshore

November 27, 2017

Nancy McLean has been appointed to the role of Head of Offshore to lead Natural Power’s offshore business and explore new opportunities both within the UK and internationally. Nancy previously held the role of Principal Environmental Consultant in Natural Power’s Planning and Environment department and in her new position she will report direct to Pieter (More…)

 


Global solar capability, delivered locally – Solar Ireland 2017

November 24, 2017

Natural Power will be exhibiting at the Irish Solar Energy Association’s Solar Ireland 2017 event at Croke Park, Dublin, on 28th and 29th November 2017. The two day event sees Solar Ireland host key stakeholders in the Irish and international solar industry, with agenda sessions including project development, utility scale solar, roof-top solar, policy support (More…)

 


Natural Power at RUK Onshore Asset Management 2017

November 15, 2017

Natural Power’s Richard Walls, Chief Operations Director, and Iain Dinwoodie, Senior Asset Performance Engineer, will be speaking at this year’s RenewableUK Onshore Asset Management conference and exhibition on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at SEC Glasgow. This inaugural one-day event, sponsored by WEBS (Wind Energy Benchmarking Services), will consist of a full day of industry-related debates (More…)

 


Natural Power and Searoc Group deliver assessment on Saint Nazaire Port Development plans

November 14, 2017

Natural Power was commissioned by the port of St. Nazaire and teamed up with SeaRoc Group for the preparation of a report to Grand Port Maritime de Nantes Saint-Nazaire (GPMNSN), to assist in the port’s development plan to accommodate the delivery of offshore winds farms. The report was provided to assist with considerations for offshore (More…)

 


Natural Power advises on Europe’s largest single-site onshore wind farm – Markbygden, Sweden

November 10, 2017

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has completed due diligence on behalf of GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) and Green Investment Group Limited (Green Investment Group), part of Macquarie Group (Macquarie) for the acquisition of the 650-MW Markbygden ETT onshore wind farm in Northern Sweden, which reached financial close on 7th November (More…)

 


OFTO/Transmission Asset Workshop – 14th November, London

November 1, 2017

Natural Power’s Director of Operations and Asset Management, Euan Fenelon, will be chairing the OFTO*/Transmission Asset workshop at the Offshore Wind Europe Conference which takes place on 14th and 15th November in London. *Offshore Transmission Owner Alistair Parlett, High Voltage Systems Manager at Natural Power; Chris Veal, Managing Partner at Transmission Investment LLP and John (More…)

 


Jeremy Sainsbury on BBC Scotland

October 27, 2017

Natural Power’s Jeremy Sainsbury and ORE Catapult’s CEO Andrew Jamieson, join BBC Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland team to talk about Scotland’s offshore renewables industry. Broadcast Saturday 21 October 2017.      

 


Bioenergy Insight by Andy Yuill, Senior Renewable Heat Manager

October 23, 2017

Earlier in the year, I was excited to receive an invite to chair the 2017 Bioenergy Insight Conference held in Edinburgh on the 4th and 5th of October. The Bioenergy Insight conferences are well known for their programme of interesting topics from well-informed speakers, and present an excellent opportunity for those involved in the industry (More…)

 


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 (More…)

 


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 (More…)

 


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, (More…)

 


Natural Power names HSEQ lead

September 29, 2017

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has appointed David Armour as its Head of HSEQ. This wide-ranging role includes leading the health, safety, environmental and quality team that provides support and advice to both the company internally and to its clients internationally. David also has responsibility for developing and implementing the HSEQ strategy (More…)

 


Natural Power expands US team

September 25, 2017

Natural Power’s North American team continues to expand with the appointment of Evan Osler to the role of Business Development Manager. He joins from NRG Systems where he was the Senior Technical Lead for remote sensing products. He is a wind energy expert with professional experience in a range of roles including project development consulting, (More…)

 


The Transition to Independent Service Provider – Natural Power Features at Quo Vadis

September 21, 2017

Natural Power will be attending the exclusive Quo Vadis Conference for wind farm owners and O&M providers in Kensington, London, on 28th September 2017. Developing, owning and operating renewable energy projects throughout the lifecycle to decommissioning, is a key goal of Fred. Olsen Renewables. Having extensively utilised the manufacturers’ warranty period and extended service agreements (More…)

 


France: Colloque National Eolien

September 19, 2017

Natural Power France is set to attend the France Energie Eolienne’s signature event, the Colloque National Eolien 2017, which takes place on September 19th and 20th at Parc Floral de Paris. With offices in Paris and Nantes, Natural Power France employs 18 staff, and will be exhibiting at stand 25, where the team of renewable (More…)

 


Ecology, Methodology & Technology: On the Agenda at CWW 2017

September 14, 2017

Over 300 participants attended the fourth Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts (CWW 2017) in Estoril, Portugal last week. The conference set out to explore advances in the understanding of the impacts of wind energy on wildlife. Key themes included the appropriateness of different assessment methodology, the dissemination of research from operational wind farms; and (More…)

 


Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment Workshop, Utah

September 7, 2017

We are getting set to attend AWEA’s Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment Conference 2017 on September 27th – 29th at the Snowbird Resort, Utah. Come and say hello to the team at our booth which will be located in the lobby outside Ballroom 1. Claude Abiven, Senior CFD Engineer at Natural Power will be speaking (More…)

 


Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts

September 5, 2017

Natural Power is set to attend the fourth Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts (CWW) which takes place on 6th – 8th September 2017 at the Estoril Congress Centre, Portugal. Despite significant advances in the understanding of the impacts of wind energy on wildlife, challenges remain regarding planning and policy, assessment of direct and (More…)