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Fife Council Wins Scottish Green Energy Award

Fife Council and RWE took home the Best Engagement Award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards last week for our work on promoting the Glenrothes Energy Network

The Scottish Green Energy Awards took place in Edinburgh on December 5 and saw winners in 12 categories receive trophies recognising their work in the sector.

Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “Once again, the Scottish Green Energy Awards showcase the truly incredible innovation, drive and passion of those working within our industry.

“The commitment, knowledge and hard work of those within the industry is making a significant positive impact on Scotland’s economy as we continue to mitigate carbon emissions and work towards achieving net zero by 2045.

“My congratulations go to all nominees, and of course the winners.”

Glenrothes Energy Network is a £24 million collaborative local heat scheme between the Scottish Government, RWE and Fife Council. It provides sustainable low carbon heat to a mix of industrial, commercial, community and domestic properties in Glenrothes as well as the Fife House complex.

Construction of Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project to go ahead following financial agreements

Construction of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm is now underway following confirmation from EDF Renewables that financial close for the project has been achieved. Twenty-five (25) financial institutions are lending money to fund the wind farm which will supply enough low carbon electricity for around 375,000 homes*.

NnG has a capacity of c. 450 megawatts (MW) of low carbon energy and will offset over 400,000 tonnes of Co2 emissions each year. Construction of components is now underway, offshore construction will start in June 2020 and full commissioning will complete in 2023.

Meet the Buyer Event with Babcock International Group

Babcock International Group, a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities, will be submitting a bid to be considered for one of the 4 logistics hubs to help deliver the expanded airport. A Meet the Buyer Event, in partnership with Fife Council Economic Development, has been organised to take place on 26th November at the Carnegie Conference Centre to engage with companies across Scotland who may be able to provide the following types of services:

Tayport business plans huge expansion after securing £500,000 funding

Tayport-based food processing equipment maker Foodmek is activating a growth plan after securing £500,000 funding from the Scottish Loan Scheme (SLS), part of the Scottish Government’s Scottish Growth Scheme.

The manufacturer of food processing equipment and access platforms to some of the largest food producers in the UK and beyond aims to use the loan from the SLS, which is administered by the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, to double its turnover and increase its workforce significantly.

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Fife businesses to benefit from second tranche of funding support for innovative degree programme

FIFE COLLEGE University Hub in Dunfermline will host a second tranche of the innovative top-up enterprise degree programme in January 2020. The BA Business and Enterprise allows local business owners to be more resilient and grow by applying innovative and creative ideas that employee participants develop in work-based learning modules that are based on real scenarios.

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