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Scotland’s lead in renewables

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RENEWABLE ENERGY is an area of infrastructure development in which Scotland has a particular lead. From the establishment of leading turbine producers in the noughties to major offshore developments in recent years, Scotland has been at the forefront of exploiting its hitherto most unwelcome characteristic. That leading-edge industry is the subject of a series of seminars at Scotland Build 2016. In particular, the £2.6bn Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project will be profiled on 24 November as a closing presentation at the event. The project will be one of the largest private investments ever made in Scottish infrastructure. The 588MW, 84-turbine project will be constructed in the Outer Moray Firth. Work at the operations and maintenance facility in Wick and the transmission works in Moray will commence this year. Offshore construction will begin in 2017 and the wind farm is expected to become fully operational in 2019. The presentation on Beatrice will follow a detailed look at the revolutionary MeyGlen tidal power project. Scottish Government

Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, said of the project in January: “This is an exciting, first-of-a-kind project. I am pleased to be here in Caithness to meet the team and see how the onshore

construction works are progressing.” Discussion of the two projects will be prefaced by a Panel Discussion on Sustainability in Scotland’s Build Environment – Supporting Europe’s Sustainability Plans. q

Construction has become a digital world [RUNNING AS AN integral part of Scotland Build is the Scotland Digital Construction Show – a

dedicated event for innovation and technology in construction, masterplanning and building design. The built environment is no stranger to technological innovation. The introduction of computer generated software, CAD, BIM, wearable tech, virtual reality and drones has led to new potential for efficiency and sustainability in building projects. A range of seminars will look at a multitude of applications of technology in construction, including BIM at Levels 2 and 3, virtual and augmented reality in construction, how to bring innovations to SMEs and technologies for health and safety in construction. In addition, a series of Panel Discussions will examine topics such as the future for facilities management and which new technologies could be about to change the face of construction. The event is free to attend for those attending Scotland Build and takes place over the two days. q

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