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Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm successfully completes all offshore survey campaigns7 months ago Work to gather wind, wave and seabed data from across Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm's offshore site area and cable corridor has been completed over summer 2021-summer 2023, marking a signficant milestone in the development of the 100MW pr ...
Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm submits consent variation application 7 months ago Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm has submitted an application to vary its Section 36 consent and associated marine licences as a result of further survey work and advancements in project design.  The S36 Consent and associated marine lic ...
Meet Lee Senoussi, Floating Wind Engineering Manager7 months ago As the offshore wind sector grows, so does the need for a skilled green workforce. To meet current targets, the industry is set to employ 104,401 people by 2030 (Offshore Wind Industry Council), many of whom will transition from existing roles i ...
Statement on UK government CfD AR5 results8 months ago Today, the UK government announced the results of CfD AR5. Pentland did not participate in the auction, but will target participation in the next CfD AR6, subject to parameters being confirmed, in 2024. The Project continues at an advanc ...
Inside Pentland’s geotechnical survey10 months ago PFOWF have recently completed a geotechnical survey for the site – providing essential information to inform project design. We spoke to Miracle Yaw Antobre-Seinuah, Project & Engineering Management Graduate who took part in the offshor ...
Pentland team takes to the water to make a difference10 months ago In June, Pentland joined colleagues from the wider Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) team to support a local charity passionate about the environment and conservation. Colleagues spent the day with Water of Leith Conservation Trust, clearing ...
Meet Karen Duncan, UK Office Manager1 year ago A meticulous planner and all-round people person, Karen Duncan, Office Manager, is integral to the smooth running of COP’s UK team.   Karen shares more about her role, what she enjoys about working with COP and the key lessons her ...
Meet Pierre Bagaria, Senior Manager1 year ago Throughout his career, Pierre Bagaria has always focused on combatting climate change.  As a Senior Manager for COP, he’s part of a team progressing Pentland and other early-stage UK offshore wind projects. Once completed, these develo ...
Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm sponsors local students in Sail Training Initiative1 year ago Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm is sponsoring three young adults from the North Highlands to take part in the Tall Ship Races 2023, a life-changing experience organised by Sail Training Shetland.  Enabling participants to confront d ...
Meet Rebecca Marshall, Consents Coordinator1 year ago Rebecca Marshall is a perfect example of how diversity in the workforce can help us deliver successful offshore wind projects and contribute to achieving society’s net zero ambitions.  When she’s not spending time in nature with her ...
Application for Planning Permission in Principle for Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm’s onshore components granted by Highland Council  1 year ago Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm (PFOWF) has been granted planning permission in principle from the Highland Council for its onshore infrastructure.  This permission provides an ‘in principle’ acceptance of the development and pa ...
Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm’s STEM Education and Training Fund opens for a second year1 year ago Applications for the 2023 bursaries of the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm (PFOWF)  Education and Training Fund are now open – closing on Friday 31 March.  The Fund, which is administered through independent grant making ...
Meet Jude Chapman, Engineering Intern at COP 1 year ago Jude recently joined COP for a year-long industry internship as part of his Mechanical Engineering degree at Swansea University. Below he tells us what prompted him to pursue a career in renewable energy and his experience at COP to date. Wha ...
Pentland shares additional information with Marine Scotland to support offshore consenting process1 year ago This additional information is regarding the marine physical processes, water and sediment quality and ornithology assessments.  Richard Copeland, Project Director said: “I’m grateful to our consultees and project team for their enga ...
Meet Stephanie Kennedy, Senior Floating Manager 1 year ago When she’s not exploring the hidden gems of the West Coast with her golden retriever, Machair, Stephanie Kennedy spends her days as Senior Floating Manager for Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm.  We caught up with Steph to find out ...
The Highland Council raise no objection to Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm1 year ago The offshore consent application for the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm has been approved by the Highland Council’s North Planning committee. It was agreed by a majority of Councillors that no objection should be raised in relation to ...
Pentland sets out ambitious supply chain targets1 year ago The Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm has published supply chain information through Crown Estate Scotland in a format consistent with a Supply Chain Development Statement (SCDS). This outlines the project’s commitments to developing the fl ...
Meet Miracle Antobre-Seinuah, Project & Engineering Management Graduate1 year ago According to a global survey, around 60% of young people are ‘worried’ or ‘extremely worried’ about climate change. At the same time, the energy industry is predicting that the total offshore wind workforce could amount to almost ...
Onshore application submitted for Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm1 year ago The onshore planning application for the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm (PFOWF) has now been submitted to The Highland Council.  Following extensive public consultation, very few changes were made to the application for Planning Pe ...
Meet David Armour, Head of HSE1 year ago With RenewableUK confirming massive growth in floating offshore wind in recent months, it is vital we have the right safety professionals in place to ensure our personnel and the environments we work in are kept safe as projects ramp u ...
Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm announces Stiesdal technology selection 1 year ago Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm has announced it will use Stiesdal Offshore’s innovative TetraSub concept, the world’s first fully industrialised floating technology, as the floating foundation structure for the project. The technolo ...
Meet John-Joe Nelson, Graduate Analyst1 year ago John-Joe is a great example of why industry placements are so important. He originally joined us in 2021 for a three-month internship in his fourth year at university and we were delighted to make him a permanent member of the team at the start ...
From the police to Pentland: How a summer internship facilitated a career change for life1 year ago The renewable energy sector is growing quickly, providing significant opportunities across Scotland and beyond. But to maximise these opportunities, the industry needs an ambitious workforce with the right skills and knowledge to contribute to t ...
Onshore Pre-Application Consultation and Project Update – Virtual Exhibition Launched 29 August1 year ago Today we have launched an online pre-application consultation and information update to outline key updates to the onshore elements of the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm. The virtual exhibition is available at www.openplans.uk/pentland/ ...
Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm becomes member of Caithness Chamber of Commerce 1 year ago We’re delighted to have joined the Caithness Chamber of Commerce to support its mission to create a vibrant business community within the North Highlands and maximise the opportunities the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm will bring t ...
Offshore application submitted for the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm1 year ago The offshore application for the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm (PFOWF) has now been submitted to Marine Scotland. The 100MW development is key to advancing the deployment of large-scale floating offshore wind. This is a significant mil ...
Pentland joins Copenhagen Offshore Partners team to support local charity 1 year ago In early August, we joined colleagues from the wider Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) team in a volunteering day to support local West Lothian charity, the Cyrenians.  Our team visited the Cyrenian’s community farm in Kirknewton whic ...
Supply chain events planned for Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm1 year ago We’re holding a series of supply chain events across the UK to introduce the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm and outline the opportunities available to suppliers during the next phases of development and construction. The events will c ...
Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund - online learning and sharing event1 year ago Foundation Scotland has been commissioned to carry out consultation on a proposed community benefit fund for the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm. On 20th and 21st July, Foundation Scotland is hosting online information sessions to share ex ...
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners supporting Opportunity Cromarty Firth Green Free Port bid1 year ago Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has given its backing to the Opportunity Cromarty Firth Green Free Port bid. The Danish fund management company focused on green energy infrastructure, which in its fund CI IV is actively developing se ...
Information Update - Launched 4 July 20221 year ago Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm reduces project area by 50% and reduces the number of turbines in the design envelope from ten to seven On 4 July 2022 a public information update will be launched to detail key changes to the Pentland Flo ...
Virtual stakeholder event1 year ago On 9 May our second public consultation event went live. This public consultation event and is designed to keep local residents and other interested stakeholders informed and to encourage feedback as the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm prog ...
Launch of the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Education and Training Fund1 year ago The Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm is excited to announce that it is supporting an Education and Training Fund which will award scholarships to selected students from Thurso and Farr High Schools, who are going on to to study higher educat ...
Consultation opens on the Community Benefit Fund1 year ago We want to hear your views on the design and priorities of the community benefit fund for the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm. Foundation Scotland has been appointed to carry out a consultation on a proposed community benefit fund for the P ...
Community consultation1 year ago On the 11 and 12 May, the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm held community consultation events in Reay and Thurso. The events were well attended by the local community and we received valuable feedback which will be taken into account as we p ...
Project Director Richard Copeland introduces the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm2 years ago Richard Copeland recently recorded this video ahead of the public consultation events in order to introduce the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm.
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