Scotland, having offered Korea a tidal sweetener in its renewables partnerships, now approves the construction of a 7MW wind turbine by Samsung Heavy Industries Co, allowing the South Korean manufacturer to test different offshore models at a the Fife Energy Park in Methil, north of Edinburgh.
St Andrews becomes the first UK university to receive a prestigious award for its IT provision in the form of Two-Star Service Desk accreditation from the Service Desk Institute (SDI) awarded only to only those organisations which demonstrate the best possible Information Technology Service.
When consultant PricewaterhouseCoopers announce that Shale oil is the next energy revolution, the cynical might be tempted to wonder how many of its clients are involved in the shale oil and franking business business? But as geophysicists from the august Royal Astronomical Society's British Geophysical Association claim that decisions about future energy challenges are too often hindered by propaganda, half-truths and limited grasp of the science that informs the choice and use of hydrocarbon and other resources, it is probably time to ponder the issue very carefully.
Raytheon has officially "opened for business" a new SiC (silicon carbide) "foundry" facility in Glenrothes after several years' research into the II-VI advanced manufacturing processes and materials science.
Global renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power today announces the submission of its application for Offshore Consent to Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team (MS-LOT) for its 450MW Neart na Gaoithe (“NnG”) or Power of the Wind offshore project in Scottish territorial waters. The application, now open to consultation until Monday 10 September, is a significant step to delivering the project into offshore construction in 2015.
ScottishPower has started a test project that will see CO2 emissions extracted from the Longannet power station, the first time in the UK that these have been captured from a working coal-fired power plant. The company will be working to deliver a full CCS demonstration project by 2014 in line with government objectives.
As Donald Trump with his Balmenie course development violently contests the plan for an offshore 11-turbine test farm in view of the Menie resort, saying private assurances were made that it would not get permission, the stooshie is being spread by Tiree Array campaigners desperately protesting "death by 180 to 300 turbines" for Tiree, and drawing the proposed Methil site into the action with some (below) turbine height graphics
As multi-million pound wind energy deal between Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and UK firm David Brown Gear Systems is to be followed by more high-profile business partnerships, the British ambassador to Korea has said. Simultaneously the Borders Fallago Rig has been bought by EDF Energy Renewable Ltd from North British Wind Power.
Pupils from a Kirkcaldy primary hosted and took part in a nationwide broadcast event recently when Strathallan Primary was chosen to put on the live event broadcast to schools throughout Scotland through the Scottish Government’s GLOW intranet service.
Researchers at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and at the University of St Andrews have been awarded €1.25m as part of a European Commission-funded project to research improved programmability and performance of parallel computing technologies.
Oil and gas services firm FMC Technologies is to create 240 jobs in Bellshill and Dunfermline, taking its Scottish workforce above 1,000.The US company's expansion was secured with a £2.5 million regional selective assistance grant from the Scottish Government and will include a significant number of research and development posts.
Advanced Checking Services, the Glasgow-based specialist in checking driving licences, has been bought by the ID management specialist GB Group in its second Scottish based acquisition during July. While the Pinacle Telecom Group with Glasgow offices, has purchased MacLellan IT Ltd outsourcing business for around £1.1m in a bid to expand its cloud-computing services.
Dunfermline-based Exactive is urging that MicsoftLync used by Scottish councils could save tens of millions of pounds in operating costs each year by implementing systems that vastly improves efficiency in their computer and telephone networks.
American student Earl Moorer graduating from St Andrews University during the traditional summer series of ceremonies was the first to benefit from a New Links Scholarship, inspired by the black golfer Charlie Sifford who challenged the PGA Tours white only clause in the 1960's and became the first African-American to play on the PGA Tour and awarded an honorary degree at St Andrews, proposed by astrophysicist Dr Kenny Wood.
A 40 year old 'wanna be novelist' US masters student at Edinburgh University and a Middle East activist has confessed to being Amina Abdallah Arraf, supposedly a Syrian lesbian writing about the country.
The UK is to put forward 12 projects for consideration by the European Investment Bank for its New Entrants Reserve, the €4.5bn fund for spending on C02 Capture & Storage (CCS) and “innovative renewable projects” (IRPs). There are seven CCS projects and five IRPs. Scotland has scores three out of the CCS and an awesome four out of five in renewable projects.
The Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors consortium has been chosen to build a replacement bridge across the Forth, the biggest Scottish infrastructure project for a generation. The consortium, comprising of Dragados, Hochtief, American Bridge International and Morrison Construction, was chosen ahead of Forthspan following an 18-month competitive tendering process.
Fife Council chiefs are planning to delay vote counting until the day after Scotland goes to the polls on May 5. Depute returning officer Iain Grant confirmed that the results of the Scottish Parliament poll will not be known until well into the afternoon of May 6.
It is now illegal to kill or injure a seal without a license.Introduced under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, the culling of seals in waters such as the Tay, Forth and Eden estuaries will be heavily regulated in a bid to prevent declining populations of the animals.
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