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Siemens Gamesa 8MW Wind Turbine DNV GL Certified (Ind Report)
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,DNV GL
Date: 2019-10-04
DNV GL reports it has certified Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine to be in full compliance with the international wind turbine standard IECRE OD-501 and allows for immediate market implementation.

The SG 8.0-167 DD turbine provides an increase in annual energy production of 20 pct compared to the previously certified turbine variant, the SWT-7.0-154, and is suitable for both 50 Hertz and 60 Hertz grid operation, according to Siemens Gamesa. The turbine will be installed in offshore wind parks worldwide including the 1,400MW Hornsea Two project in the UK and the 900MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2 project in Taiwan, according to Diemens Gamesa. (Source: DNV GL, offshoreWIND, Oct., 2019) Contact: DNV GL, Kim Mork, Exex. VP, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900,; Seimens Gamesa, Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Offshore Head of Technology,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,  Wind,  DNV GL,  

Windpower Alliance Investigating Wind Blade Erosion (Ind. Report)
Wind Blade
Date: 2019-03-06
An alliance of ten of the world's largest wund industry player -- DNV GL, Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power, Orsted, Senvion, Mankeweicz, Akzonobel, Aerox-CEU, Polytech, Hempel and PPG -- are reporting their collaboration to form Comprehensive Methodology for Blade Rain Erosion Analysis on protecting turbine blades from weather damage. The project will investigate the damage caused to leading edge wind turbine blades from the high-speed impacts of raindrops, identify and develop protection systems and recommended practices for designing a protection system against rain erosion which will be published by July 2020.

The initiative aims to identify and define relevant material properties for a protection system; Develop a methodology to handle and derive design loads from rain data; and develop both a model to conduct raindrop impact analysis and a design methodology for leading edge protection systems. (Source: DNV GL, PEI, 5 Mar., 2019)Contact: DNV GL, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  DNV GL ,  Wind Blade,  

DNV GL Releases Energy Transition Outlook Report (Int'l)
Date: 2018-11-09
In its recently published Energy Transition Outlook report DNV GL forecasts that by 2050, 12 pct of world primary energy supply will come from wind energy, of which 20 pct will come from offshore wind. In relative terms, offshore wind is growing 85-fold (2050 vs 2016), which is the same growth rate as for Solar PV which is also 85-fold.

The report notes that as electric power consumption accelerates, bottom fixed and floating offshore wind farms will play an increasingly important role to ensure that the society can meet this demand.

Download the DNV GL Energy Transition Outlook HERE. (Source: DNV GL, Windpower Eng., 7 Nov., 2019) Contact: DNV GL, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900,

More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV GL,  Renewable Energy,  

DNV GL's Windfloat Atlantic Due Diligence Completed (Ind. Report)
DNV GL,Windplus
Date: 2018-11-09
Energy advisory and certification specialist DNV GL is reporting completion of a lenders' technical due diligence on the 25-MW Windfloat Atlantic floating wind farm project now under construction off the coast of Portugal.

DNV GL's technical due diligence reportedly helped secure the €60 million from the European Investment Bank so the project could become the world's first project-financed floating wind farm.

The project is being developed by Windplus and will incorporate three 8.4-MW MHI Vestas turbines, the largest and most powerful wind turbines ever installed on a floating foundation platform.

Windplus is a subsidiary of EDP Renewables, Repsol and Principle Power.(Source: DNG GL, Windpower Eng., 7 Nov., 2019)Contact: EIB,; Windplus SA,; EDP Renovaveis,; DNV GL, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Windplus,  DNV GL,  Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  ,  

Norwegian Partnership Offering Carbon Capture Tech Testing (Int'l)
Technology Center Mongstad, DNV GL
Date: 2018-10-24
In Norway, Technology Center Mongstad (TCM) a testing facility for carbon capture, and certification body DNV GL in Oslo, are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support carbon capture technologies.

Under their agreement, TCM and DNV GL will offer services to technology and other companies and organizations wishing to test and verify their carbon capture technologies and thus expedite the commercialization of their technologies and processes. (Source: TCM, PR, Renewable Energy, Oct., 2018) Contact: TCM, Ernst Axelsen, CEO, Erik Haugan, Bus. Dev.,; DNV GL, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture,  CCS,  Technology Center Mongstad,  DNV GL,  Carbon Capture,  

Cargill Launches CO2 Challenge for Greener Shipping (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-07-03
Minneapolis-based agri-business giant Cargill is reporting the launch of its CO2 Challenge initiative to accelerate the development of emission cutting technologies across the shipping sector. Cargill will work with risk management and certification specialist DNV GL and start-up advisor Rainmaking to deliver the initiative.

In 2017, Cargill pledged to cut its CO2 per cargo-ton-mile by 15 pct by the end of 2020.The CO2 Challenge follows the latest round of talks at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) on how to curb emissions from the global shipping sector. The IMO announced a new target to cut shipping emissions 50 per cent by 2050 backed by an interim strategy to curb emissions and introduce new reporting-based measures designed to drive investment in greener shipping technologies and techniques.

Businesses and entrepreneurs who have a product in need of commercial assessment, testing, investment, and scaling are being invited to apply to participate in the CO2 Challenge before September 17, 2018. (Source: Cargill, Business Green, 2 July, 2018) Contact: Cargill, Jan Dieleman, Pres. Ocean Transportation Business, (800) 227-4455,

More Low-Carbon Energy News IMO.Maritime Emissions,  Shipping EmissionsCargill ,  Maritime Emissions,  

Acciona Energy Storage Project Wins DNV GL Certification (Int'l)
DNV GL ,Acciona
Date: 2018-05-11
The German certification body DNV reports it has certified a Acciona Energia prototype grid-scale energy storage project that will be linked to a 1.7MW battery system linked to the Barasoain wind farm in northern Spain. The wind farm deploys five AW116/300 turbines and has been operational since 2013, the company said.

The storage system, which incorporates two Samsung SDI lithium-ion batteries with capacity of 1MW and 0.7MW connected to a 3MW Nordex AW116/300 turbine, Barasoain features is managed by control software developed in-house by Acciona. (Source: Acciona, reNews, 10 May, 2018) Contact: DNV GL, Lim Monk, VP Renewables, +49 40 361 490,; ACCIONA Green Energy Developments, +34 91 657 64 60,

More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV GL ,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  Acciona,  

DNV GL Launches CCS Certification Framework (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-01-19
The German certification body DNV GL is reporting the launch of a framework for certifying geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) and a recommended practice for the safe and reliable design and operation of CO2 pipelines. The certification framework serves to improve stakeholder dialogue and investor predictability, and the recommended practice provides a recipe for the safe transportation of CO2.

The DNV GL certification framework enables verification of conformity with the new ISO standard, ISO 27914:2017 CO2 capture, transportation and geological storage. This standard represents an international consensus on the requirements for the safe and effective storage of CO2 in geological formations.

The DNV GL certification framework provides additional clarity about the requirements an operator should meet and offers a recipe for how to meet them at different points in the lifecycle of a geological storage project, thus improving investor predictability and decreasing both capex and opex risks. The updated recommended practice for design and operation of CO2 pipelines helps implement the new ISO standard 27913:2017. It is based on new knowledge gained from the CO2PIPETRANS joint industry project, which was completed in 2016, with specific focus on dense phase CO2 model validation, fracture arrest and corrosion. (Source: DNV GL, Port News, 17 Jan., 2018) Contact: DNV GL, +49 40 361 490,

More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV GL,  CCS,  CO2,  

DNV GL Unveils Online Battery Testing Tool (New Prod & Tech)
Date: 2017-10-25
The certification body DNV GL is touting its new new BATTERY XT software tool that compiles life-cycle data and predicts battery degradation under different conditions and duty cycles, thus enabling operators to verify product warrantees and performance guarantees before they buy.

Once tested, batteries can be sized to any duty cycle and developers can scale without waiting on data from suppliers. The BATTERY XT is "the world's only independently created database of Li-on battery performance to help the market deploy faster," according to a company release. (Source: DNV GL, Windpower, 23 Oct., 2017) Contact: DNV GL , Davion Hill, Energy Storage Leader, +49 40 361 490,

More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV GL,  Energy Storage,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  

Consortium Studying AC3 "Freezing" CCS Process (New Prod & Tech)
PMW Technology,Innovate UK
Date: 2017-09-15
At the UK's University of Sheffield UK CCS Research Centre, a consortium of academic and industrial concerns reports it is launching a 12 month month study of a significant new carbon capture process. The A3C process freezes out the carbon dioxide thus avoiding hazardous chemicals at lower energy consumption and reduced decarbonization costs in industrial-scale applications.

The techno-economic feasibility study will be based at the University of Chester's Thornton Science Park in Cheshire. The consortium comprises the Universities of Chester and Sheffield, industrial partners WSP, DNV GL and Costain. It will be led by PMW Technology, who developed the patent-pending A3C process. The work is co-funded by Innovate UK. (Source: Power Engineering, PMW Technology, GasWorld, 13 Sept., 2017)Contact: PMW Technology,; University of Sheffield, UK CCS Research Centre, +44 0 114 215 7235,; Innovate UK, +44 (0) 7766 901150,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  Cabon Capture,  Innovate UK,  

Shipping Ind. Alliance Seeks to Lower Carbon Emissions (Int'l)
International Maritime Organization
Date: 2017-07-05
A group of shipowners and operators and maritime industry related firms have joined forces with the London-headquartered International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Global Industry Alliance (GIA) in a global effort to improve shipping industry energy efficiency and reduce carbon output in maritime transport. GIA members will work together to identify and develop innovate measures and promote the implementation of new energy efficiency marine technologies, as well as operational measures, such as best practices, alternative fuels, and IT.

GIA members include ABB Engineering (Shanghai) Ltd., DNV GL, Lloyd's Register EMEA, MarineTraffic, Ricardo UK Ltd., Royal Caribbean Cruises, Shell International Trading and Shipping Co. Ltd., Silverstream Technologies, Stena AB, Total Marine Fuels, Wartsila Corp., Mediterranean Shipping Co., and Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (Source: International Maritime Organization, American Shipper, 30 June, 2017) Contact: International Maritime Organization, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Maritime Emissions,  Carbon Emissions,  International Maritime Organization,  

DNV GL Creates Web-Based Wind, Solar Forecasting (Ind. Report)
Date: 2017-05-26
The global energy advisory and certification specialist DNV GL is reporting the addition of its suite of short-term wind and solar power forecasting services with the launch of Forecaster NOW, an on-demand Web portal with e-commerce-enabled transactions.

Forecaster NOW provides on-demand forecasts of select power markets with hourly resolution to seven days. Easily accessible on the Web, Forecaster NOW aims to provide energy traders, plant operators and other stakeholders with immediate estimates of future wind and solar plant energy production, according to DNV GL. These instant forecasts can help energy traders validate trading instincts and inform operations and maintenance managers regarding scheduling. Forecaster NOW also provides insight into the potential impacts of wind and solar generation on power supply and pricing, delivering energy traders the data needed to help validate timely trading decisions in Texas' ERCOT market, the company adds. (Source: DNV GL, NA Windpower, 22 May, 2017) Contact: DNV GL Energy Advisory, Craig Collier, head of forecasting for the Americas, Carole Barbeau, Americas President, +49 40 361 490, GL,  Wind,  Solar,  

More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV GL,  Wind,  Solar,  

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