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Orsted Reconsidering Taiwan Offshore Wind Project (Int'l Report)
Orsted
Date: 2019-02-01
Danish wind energy major Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- reports it is reconsidering its commitment to a major offshore wind project in Taiwan, following a government announced 6 pct cut in the feed-in-tariffs (FITs) that would apply to it.

Orsted was awarded the 900MW development known as Changhua 1 & 2a last April after a competitive auction process -- part of Taiwan's first major offshore wind auction.

Siemens Gamesa was to provide the wind turbines for the Changhua project. (Source: Orsted, Financial Times, 31 Jan., 2019)Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Orsted,  


Orsted's UK Standalone Battery Storage System Online (Int'l)
Orsted
Date: 2019-01-02
Danish energy major Orsted, fka DONG Energy, reports its first standalone 20 Mw battery energy storage system in Liverpool, UK, is now online. The facilitiy's three-battery units and power conversion system will help balance the UK's electric power grid by ensuring consumption matches the amount of power generated at any given moment. (Source: Orsted, Energy Live, Jan., 2019) Contact: Orsted, Matthew Wright, UK Managing Director, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Battery,  Energy STorage,  


Orsted Sets Ambitious Offshore Wind Target (Int'l. Report)
Orsted
Date: 2018-11-30
Danish energy major Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- is reporting a new offshore wind target as part of a its updated strategic plan. By 2025, the Copenhagen headquartered company wants to increase its offshore wind capacity from 11GW to 15GW.

Orsted's portfolio currently includes 11.9GW of offshore and onshore wind farms and biomass-fired combined heat and power plants that are either in production, under construction or have been given final investment decision (FID). It also has projects with a capacity of 4.7GW awaiting FID.

From 2019-2025, the company expects total gross investments of approximately DKK 200 billion ($30 billion)75-85 pct of which will be in the offshore wind sector. (Source: Orsted, MarEx,Other, Dec., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  Wind,  Orsted,  


Offshore Wind Giant Orsted Snares Deepwater Wind (Int'l, M&A)
Orsted,Deepwater Wind
Date: 2018-10-10
Danish wind energy giant Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- is reporting the acquisition of Providence, Rhode Island-headquartered Deepwater Wind from the hedge fund D.E. Shaw Group for a reported $510 million. Deepwater Wind will be renamed Orsted US Offshore Wind, according to a NY Times report.

Deepwater Wind's 30 MW Block Island, Rhode Island pilot project is the only US Atlantic coast offshore wind operation. Deepwater also has a project off the coast of Long Island and a second project off the coast of Rhode Island is in development. (Source: Orsted, ARS Technica, NY Times, 8 Oct., 2018) Contact: Deepwater Wind, Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, (401) 274-2000, www.dwwind.com; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Deepwater Wind,  Orsted,  DONG Energy,  Offshore Winf,  


Orsted Completes Lincoln Clean Energy Acquisition (M&A, Ind. Report)
Orsted,Linclon Clean Energy
Date: 2018-10-05
Following up on our 8th August coverage, Danish wind energy developer Orsted A/S -- fka DONG Energy -- is reporting completion of its previously announced acquisition of Chicago-based US onshore wind developer Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) from I Squared Capital. LCE has more than 1.5 GW of development projects that are expected to be completed by 2022.

Orsted will set up a new business division, called Onshore Wind, and LCE will be its only activity. It will also change the names of its existing business units to reflect its decision to expand into onshore wind. (Source: Orsted, Oct, 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Lincoln Clean Energy, Declan Flanagan, CEO, (512) 215-4452, info@lincolnclean.com, www.lincoln-clean-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lincoln Clean Energy,  Orsted,  Wind,  


Orsted Offloads Half of UK Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm (M&A)
Orsted,Global Infrastructure Partners
Date: 2018-09-21
Danish wind power company Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- reports it will divest 50 pct of its stake in the 1,218 MW Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Yorkshire, in the UK, to New York City-based investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners for approximately £4.46 billion ($5.85 billion. The purchase price will be paid out between 2018 and 2020.

The sale follows Orsted's normal business practice to construct a project and sell a portion of the project to an investor at some point during construction or operation. Orsted will continue construction of the project under a EPC contract that includes long-term operations and maintenance services. When fully online in 2020, Hornsea I will be the world's largest offshore wind farm. (Source: Orsted, Various Media, CleanTechnica, 19 Sept., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com; Global Infrastructure Partners, www.global-infra.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind,  Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  


Orsted's Walney Extension UK Offshore Wind Farm Now Online (Int'l)
Orsted
Date: 2018-09-10
In the UK, Danish energy company Orsted -- fka DONG ENERGY -- reports its 87 turbine Walney Extension offshore wind farm north of Blackpool in the Irish Sea is now online. The project, which officially went into service last Thursday, generates 659 mw of power.

Nearly half of the Walney Extension wind farm incorporates 8.25-mw MHI Vestas turbines. The rest of the installation is composed of slightly smaller 7-mw models from Siemens. The wind farm covers an area of water measuring 55.9 square miles, or 35,830 acres. (Source: Orsted, NPR, 7 Sept., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  MHI Vestas,  Offshore Wind,  


Orsted Snares Onshore Wind Developer Lincoln Clean Energy (M&A)
Orsted,Lincoln Clean Energy
Date: 2018-08-10
Danish wind energy giant Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- is reporting the acquisition of onshore US wind developer Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) for $80 million.

LCE operates 513 MW of onshore wind power production in the US and has another 300 MW under construction and more than 1.5 GW in the pipeline for completion by 2022, Orsted said in a statement on Thursday. (Source: Orsted, reve, 9 Aug., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com; Lincoln Clean Energy, Declan Flanagan, CEO, (512) 215-4452, info@lincolnclean.com, www.lincoln-clean-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Lincoln Clean Energy,  Wind,  


Dominion Seeks Experimental Offshore Wind Turbine Approval (Ind. Report, New Prod & Tech)
Dominion Energy,
Date: 2018-08-06
Reporting from Norfolk in the Old Dominion State, Dominion Energy Virginia reports it has submitted a proposal to the State Corporation Commission to construct two wind turbines 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, at the state's expense. Dominion is working with the Danish wind industry giant Orstad -- fka DONG Energy -- on the project.

The experimental turbines will provide data that could pave the way for a vast wind farm at a future date.

The project will test new designs to anchor the turbines in seabed conditions found off the Virginia coast and to withstand hurricane-force winds.

The Commission previously rejects the project as too risky and expensive. (Source: Dominion Energy Virginia, Bacon's Rebellion, Blog, 4 Aug., 2018)Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, https://twitter.com/dominionenergy, www.dominionenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Renewable Energy,  Dominion Energy,  Wind Turbine,  Wind,  


LiDAR Launched for Orsted Offshore Wind Project (Ind. Report)
Orsted
Date: 2018-07-18
Global offshore wind developer Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- is reporting deployment of a AXYS FLiDAR (Floating LiDAR) WindSentinel systems specialized buoy designed to measure wind and wave conditions at its Ocean Wind project currently planned for about 10 miles off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The New Jersey lease area could potentially incorporate more than 1,000 MW of offshore wind -- sufficient power for as many as 500,000 New Jersey homes.

The AXYS FLiDAR WindSentinel floating LiDAR device operates autonomously and is powered by its own renewable energy system , is mounted on a moored buoy and measures wind speed and direction to help determine optimum turbine locations and positions. (Source: Orsted, PR, Windpower, 16 July, 2018) Contact: Orsted North America, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com; AXYS Technologies, P.S. Reilly, Pres., CEO, http://axystechnologies.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  Wind,  Wind LiDAR,  


ABB Announces Hornsea 2 Connection Contract (Int'l Report)
ABB,Orsted
Date: 2018-07-13
Further to our 31 Jan. coverage, Zurich-headquartered Swiss power and automation giant ABB reports receipt of more than $150 million (€128 million) in orders from Denmark's Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- to help integrate the Danish energy group's 1.4-GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm to the UK grid.

ABB's scope on Hornsea Project Two, which is set to become the world's largest offshore wind farm, includes the engineering, supply, project management and commissioning of the digital control and protection systems for the onshore substation and the two offshore platform substations. The Hornsea Project Two power flow will be protected and controlled by the largest Static Compensation (STATCOM) system ever built in the offshore wind space and the ABB Ability MACH control, protection and monitoring system is the brain of the STATCOM, according to an ABB release. (Source: ABB, Renewables, 12 July, 2018) Contact: ABB, www.abb.com; Orsted, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  ABB,  Offshore Wind,  Hornsea,  


Orsted Unloading Danish Power Distribution, Residential Customer Businesses (Int'l, Ind. Report)
Orsted
Date: 2018-06-27
Danish offshore wind major Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- reports it plans to divest its power distribution and residential businesses in favour of increased emphisise on "green" energy and offshore wind opportunities in existing and new markets. The company invests DKK 15-20 billion per, 85 pct of which is dedicated to offshore wind.

Proceeds from the potential divestment will be included in the company's overall capital planning where the priorities are to maintain the company's BBB+/Baa1 rating, maintain the current dividend policy and complete value-creating investments in renewables. Excess capital will be returned to the shareholders. (Source: Orsted, PR, 26 June, 2018) Contact: Orsted, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Renewable Energy,  Green Energy,  Offshore Wind,  


Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Installs First Turbine (Int'l)
Borkum Riffgrund
Date: 2018-05-11
Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- is reporting the first of 56 MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW turbines has been erected at the 450-MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind project by Norway-based offshore wind services company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS. in German waters. Borkum Riffgrund 2, which is owned by Danish offshore wind developer Orsted A/S -- fka DONG Energy -- and a fund managed by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), is expected to be commissioned and operational in 2019. (Source: Orsted, Renewables, Others, Various Media, 8 May, 2018) Contact: Orsted, +45 99 55 11 11, info@orsted.dk, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  DONG Energy,  Borkum Riffgrund ,  Vestas,  Offshore Wind,  


Green Investment Group Takes Westermost Rough Stake (Int'l, M&A)
Green Investment Group, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Date: 2018-03-28
In the UK, London-headquartered Green Investment Group (GIG), a Macquarie Group unit, reports the acquisition of a 25-pct interest in the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm from Marubeni Corporation. Terms of the acquisition have not been released.

Denmark's Orsted -- formerly DONG Energy -- hold a 50-pct interest in the 210 MW project, situated off the north-east coast of England. Westermost Rough utilizes Siemens Gamesa 6 MW direct-drive turbines and has been online since June 2015. (Source: Macquarie Group, Green Investment Group, PR, Mar., 2018) Contact: Macquarie Group, www.macquarie.com; Marubeni, www.marubeni.com; SiemensGamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com; Green Investment Group, +44 (0)203 037 2000, www.greeninvestmentgroup.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,  Macquarie Group,  Green Investment Group,  Westermost Rough,  Offshore Wind,  Marubeni,  


Orsted Launches $33m Biomass Plant Optimization Project (Int'l)
Orsted
Date: 2018-03-05
In Denmark, Orsted A/S -- fka DONG Energy -- reports work is underway on its $33 million (€26.7 million) project aimed at optimizing a biomass-based co-generation plant in Denmark.

The plan is to build a flue gas condensation facility at the 88-MW Herning Power Station in order to exploit the residual heat in the flue and reduce the consumption of wood chips and wood pellets by about 20 pct. The project is expected to be completed during the fall of 2019. (Source: Orsted, Various Media, 3 Mar, 2018) Contact: Orsted, +45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Biomass,  Wood Pellet,  Woody Biomass ,  


Orsted, Oxford Ink Offshore Wind Foundation R&D Agreement (Int'l)
Orsted, University of Oxford
Date: 2018-02-16
Danish renewable energy giant Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- reports it and the UK's Oxford University have sealed a five-year research agreement to optimize the design of foundation structures used for offshore wind turbines. Orsted is also working with Durham University, also in the UK, on other offshore wind research pand envelopment projects.

The research agreement between Orsted and Oxford will focus on cyclic loading -- the repeated loading that occurs from the action of both wind and waves on the structure and operation of the turbine. (Source: Orsted, CNBC, 15 Feb., 2018) Contact: Orsted Wind Power, Christina Aabo, Dir. R&D, +45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  


Taiwan EPA OK's Orsted Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l Report)
Orsted,DONG Energy
Date: 2018-02-12
In Taipei, the Taiwanese Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) reports it has approved Orsted's -- formerly DONG Energy -- proposed four offshore wind energy projects for construction off Changhua County in Taiwan.

With the approval, construction of the first of the four projects could get underway as early as 2019. Upon completion, the four offshore wind farms could generate sufficient green electricity for approximately 2.8 million Taiwanese households. (Source: Orsted, Wind Power Engineering, Others, 9 Feb., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Martin Neubert, CEO Wind Power, +45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  DONG Energy,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


World Largest Offshore Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l)
Orsted,DONG Energy
Date: 2018-01-31
Danish offshore wind developer Orsted -- formerly known as DONG Energy -- reports construction is underway on the 1.2 gigawatt Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm 120 kilometers off the coast of Yorkshire, England. As previously reported, the first of the projects 174 monopiles have been installed by offshore marine engineering company GeoSea.

When complete in 2020, the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm will amount to 1.2 GW (gigawatts) and will generate sufficient power for the equivalent of 1 million UK homes. (Source: Orsted, CleanTechnica, Others, 29 Jan., 2018) Contact: ORSTED, DONG Energy, Henrik Poulson, CEO, +45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG,  ORSTED,  Offshore,  Hornse,  DONG Energya Wind,  


ORSTED Launches Danish Woody Biomass CHP Plant (Int'l)
ORSTED,DONG Energy
Date: 2017-11-06
ORSTED, formerly known as DONG Energy, reports the launch of its Skærbæk Power Station, a new waste woody biomass burning combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Fredericia, Denmark.

Originally constructed as a coal-fired facility in 1951, the power station was converted to burn natural gas in 1997. The current move to woody biomass is in keeping with the compay's plan to reduce its carbon emissions from its heat and electricity generation by 96 pct by 2023 compared to 2006. (Source: Orsted, PR Nov., 2017) Contact: ORSTED, DONG Energy, Henrik Poulson, CEO, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass,  DONG Energy,  ORSTED,  


Danish Coal to Woody Biomass Power Conversion Underway (Int'l)
DONG Energy,Orsted
Date: 2017-11-01
Orsted , formerly known as DONG Energy, reports the $190 million conversion of the coal-fired Avedore Power Station in Denmark to burn wood biomass pellets as fuel is underway. Work includes construction of a biomass-fired plant in new buildings, conveyors and wood chip-pellet storage facilities.

The new unit will be connected to the existing district heating and process steam networks and the electricity grid. The conversion project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019. The company plans to phase out all of its coal powered operations by 2023, it said. (Source: DONG Energy, CTBR, Nov., 2017)Contact: DONG Energy, Henrik Poulson, CEO, Thomas Dalsgaard, Bioenergy & Thermal Power VP, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  DONG Energy,  Biomass,  Woody Biomass,  


DONG Commits to 100 pct Danish Woody-Biomass by 2023 (Int'l)
DONG Energy
Date: 2017-10-30
In Denmark, DONG Energy reports its 1951 vintage coal-burning Skaerbaek Power Station Skaerbaek Power Station has been given a new and greener life, which will benefit residents in the Danish Triangle Region and contribute to the country’s green transformation.

The Skaerbaek Power Station was converted from coal burning to burn gas in 1997 and has now been converted to using locally-sourced wood waste from sustainable forestry. The switch from gas to woody biomass chips is expected to cut the facility’s carbon emissions by about 250,000 tpy.

The company plans to switch all of its power generation facilities from coal to woody biomass by 2023. (Source: DONG Energy, 27 Oct., 2017) Executive Vice President and CEO of Bioenergy & Thermal Power, Thomas Dalsgaard.

More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG Energy news,  Woody Biomass news,  


DONG Values UK Post-Brexit Wind Industry at £7Bn (Int'l)
DONG Energy
Date: 2017-10-04
Copenhagen-headquartered energy giant DONG Energy, soon to be known as ORSTED, is projecting that the export value of wind energy could be as much as £7 billion to the UK economy after Brexit. According to Benj Sykes, head of programme asset management at DONG Energy, the UK and the wind industry must seize the export opportunities presented by Brexit.

DONG is currently building the first phase of the Hornsea project, which has a capacity for 1.2 GW and was guaranteed a price of £140 per MWh. (Source: DONG Energy, Oct., 2017) Contact: DONG Energy , Samuel Leupold, CEO, Wind Power, Benj Sykes, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG Energy,  Wind,  


DONG Energy Changing Focus and Name to Orsted (Int'l Report)
DONG Energy
Date: 2017-10-02
Danish energy giant DONG Energy reports it is changing its name to Orsted and refocusing it business on "green" renewable energy. The company is also divesting its upstream oil and gas business, the company and halting all use of coal.

"Our focus going forward will be on green growth based on our existing business platforms in offshore wind, biomass, green customer solutions and advanced waste-to-energy solutions" , CEO Henrik Poulsen said in a release.

The name change is expected to formally approved and adopted at a corporate shareholders general meeting on Oct. 30th. (Source: DONG Energy, 2 Oct., 2017) Contact: DONG Energy, Henrik Poulson, CEO, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG Energy,  Renewable Energy,  


UK Offshore Wind Farm Costs Plunging Sharply (Int'l. Report)
Offshore Wind
Date: 2017-09-20
According to the Financial Review (Iran) the cost of generating electricity from offshore wind farms fell sharply in the UK to the point where it one of the cheapest ways to supply the grid. Wholesale power prices in the UK have averaged about $62 per MWh over the past year.

In a recent UK government auction that handed out power-purchase contracts worth $232 million a year, all of the bids to build offshore wind farms and other renewable technologies were below the $122 per MWh. Auction winners included DONG Energy A/S, with an offer of $76 per MWh for power from its Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm, followed by EDP Renovaveis SA and Engie SA.

The contracts-for-difference auction was for "less-established technologies" such as offshore wind, tidal and anaerobic digestion. The power-purchase agreements are fixed for 15 years.

The offshore wind industry has seen its costs plunge as the capacity of its turbines doubled since 2007. It’s set to double again by 2020, driving down costs further, according to Greenpeace. (Source: Financial Review (Iran), 12 Sept., 2017)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  UK Offshore Wind,  


DONG Wins World's Biggest Offshore Wind Contract (Int'l)
DONG Energy
Date: 2017-09-15
In the UK, the BBC is reporting DONG Energy has been awarded a contract for Hornsea Project Two, the world's largest offshore wind farm located in the North Sea 55 miles off the coast of Bridlington, East Yorkshire. At 1,386 megawatts, Hornsea Two, which is slated for completion in 2022, could generate sufficient power for more than 1.3 million UK homes.

According to DONG Energy, the contract guaranteed "strike" price was £57.50 per mWh, the lowest ever price for UK offshore wind. (Source: BBC, 12 Sept., 2017) Contact: DONG Energy , Samuel Leupold, CEO, Wind Power, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG Energy,  Hornsea,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


Irish Utility ESB Seeks Offshore Wind Power Partners (Int'l)
ESB
Date: 2017-09-11
In Cork, the Irsh state-owned utility ESB Networks reports it has issued a tender seeking "the provision of renewable energy marine services related to its planned offshore wind farms" in the Irish Sea beginning in 2018. Individual projects are expected to range from 200 - 500 MW or larger. ESB is likely to partner with DONG Energy or other firms presently active in the offshore wind industry. (Source: ESB Networks, 6 Sept., 2017) Contact: ESB Networks, +353 21 238 2410, www.esb.ie

More Low-Carbon Energy News ESB Utility,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


DONG Dismantling First Offshore Wind Farm (Int'l. Report)
DONG Energy
Date: 2017-09-08
DONG Energy is reporting the dismantling of its first offshore wind farm. All salvageable turbine components and parts will be reused when possible while the blades will be reused in an innovative noise barrier concept. Prior to this, however, some of the blades will become part of a research project at DTU Riso. Components that are not immediately reusable have been transported to a certified recovery company.

"This is the first time we're dismantling an offshore wind farm, but luckily, we've been able to draw on our vast experience from constructing offshore wind farms and working offshore," says Leif Winther, Senior Lead Business Developer in DONG Energy. "In cooperation with the winning contractors, we developed the dismantling method and entered a long process with the authorities to obtain all necessary permits." (Source: DONG Energy, PR, 5 Sept., 2017) Contact: Leif Winther, Senior Lead Business Developer, www.dongenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG Energy,  Offshore Wind,  


Dong Energy's Walney Offshore Wind Extension Installs First Turbine (Int'l. Report)
Vestas,Siemens Gamesa,DONG Energy
Date: 2017-09-06
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is reporting the installation and commissioning of the first turbine at Dong Energy's 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm located in The offshore wind farm will incorporate 87 turbines, 40 of which are being supplied by MHI Vestas and the remaining 47 SWT-7.0-154 turbines will be supplied by Siemens Gamesa.

. When fully operational, the offshore wind farm is expected to generate sufficient power for 500,000 households and offset around 940,000 tpy of CO2 and around 22,000 tpy of SO2 over a 25 year life span. (Source: DONG Energy, CTBR, 4 Sept., 2017) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Michael Hannibal, CEO, Offshore Wind, www.gamesacorp.com/gamesa/en/siemensgamesa.html; DONG Energy, Samuel Leupold, CEO, Wind Power, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Offshore Wind,  Siemens Gamesa,  DONG Energy,  


Taiwan's 1st Offshore Wind Farm Now Online (Int'l. Report)
Swancor Renewable,DONG Energy
Date: 2017-08-09
Taipei-based wind energy developer Swancor Renewable Energy Co. Ltd. is reporting that Taiwan's Formosa I offshore wind farm off the coast of Miaoli County has generated 6.5MW pf electric power since its commissioning and launch in April. The installation's capacity is expected to grow 1,500 pct to 120MW by 2019.

Formosa I is one of the three projects supervised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs' Bureau of Energy as part of its goal to install 1,000 offshore wind turbines by 2030. Taiwan's most promising areas for wind energy are along the island's western coast where DONG Energy is developing offshore wind sites. (Source: Swancor Renewable, Focus Taiwan, 6 Aug., 2017) Contact: Swancor Renewable, www.swancor.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Offshore Wind,  DONG Energy,  


DONG Dumps 50 pct of Borkum Riffgrund Offshore Wind (Int'l)
DONG Energy
Date: 2017-08-09
DONG Energy reports it has inked an agreement to sell 50 pct of Borkum Riffgrund 2, a 450 MW German offshore wind farm project, to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). Borkum Riffgrund 2 is currently under construction and is expected to be fully commissioned in 2019. The total sale price amounts to approx. €1,170 million payable over a period from 2017 until 2019, subject to regulatory and other approvals. The transaction is expected to be completed before the year end.

The wind farm will utilize 56 MHI Vestas V164-8.0MW wind turbines and generate sufficient power for 460,000 German households every year. The wind farm is expected to be fully commissioned in 2019. (Source: DONG Energy, 8 Aug., 2017) Contact: DONG Energy, http://www.dongenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG Energy,  Offshore Wind,  Wind,  Borkum Riffgrund,  


£1.5Mn Added to Scottish Gov. Offshore Wind Investment (Int'l)

Date: 2017-08-07
The Scottish Government is reporting an additional £1.5 million investment in the Carbon Trust's world-leading Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) development and demonstration programme in a bid to stimulate innovation in the sector. Funding will also continue for other projects exploring potential opportunities that offshore wind can offer to Scotland and ultimately lead to a reduction in costs.

Schemes receiving funding will be those which encourage international collaboration and knowledge-sharing between offshore wind developers. sectors to improve the industry as a whole. The OWA programme brings together nine of the largest offshore wind developers in Europe – DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON, Iberdrola, innogy, SSE, Statkraft, Statoil and Vattenfall. (Source: Gov. of Scotland, The Courier, Various Media, 5 Aug., 2017) Contact: Carbon Trust, Andrew Lever, Director of Innovation, Al-Karim Govindji, Senior Manager of Innovation, +44 (0) 207 832 4773, www.carbontrust.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  Scotland Offshore Wind,  Carbon Trust,  


Mass. Offshore Wind Site Wins BOEM Site Plan Approval (Ind. Report)
BOEM, DONG Energy,Eversource
Date: 2017-07-24
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) reports it has aaproved an offshore wind Site Assessment Plan to the Bay State Wind offshore wind farm being developed by New England's Eversource Energy and Danish offshore wind giant DONG Energy.

The two firms are set to develop an area off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, that reportedly has the potential for 2 gigawatts (GW) or more of capacity. The partners have deployed three meteorological buoys to measure wave and wind speeds, as well as wave direction and currents. The two floating light and detection ranging buoys (FLIDARs) buoys and the single metocean/current buoy will be deployed for two years to gather additional project data. (Source: BOEM, Eversource, CleanTewchnica, 21 July, 2017) Contact: BOEM, (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov; DONG Energy, Thomas Brostrøm, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com; Eversource Energy, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business, www.eversource.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  BOEM,  DONG Energy,  Eversource,  


DONG, Siemens Unloading Offshore Wind Transport A2SEA (M&A)
DONG Energy,Siemens
Date: 2017-07-14
DONG Energy and Siemens are reporting an agreement to sell Danish offshore wind transportation and installation company A2SEA to Belgian marine engineering company GeoSea. Terms of the sale were not immediately available. (Source: DONG Energy, Siemens, Zachs, 12 July, 2017) Contact: A2SEA, +45 7592 8211, a2sea@a2sea.com, www.a2sea.com; DONG Energy, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com; GeoSea, +32 3 250 5312, www.deme-group.com/geosea

More Low-Carbon Energy News DONG Energy,  Siemens,  A2SEA,  Offshore Wind,  GeoSea,  


Second US Offshore Wind Farm Development Underway (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy Virginia,DONG Energy
Date: 2017-07-12
Dominion Energy Virginia reports it's planned Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, the country's second offshore wind project, will the first U.S, offshore wind farm owned by an electric utility company. DONG Energy is a strategic partner in the project which is slated to begin engineering and development work immediately for completion and commissioning by the end of 2020.

(Source: DONG Energy, Dominion Energy Virginia, PR, 11 July, 2017) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, https://twitter.com/dominionenergy, www.dominionenergy.com

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Siemens Gamesa, DONG Seal 752MW Offshore Wind Turbine Deal (Int'l)
Siemens Gamesa ,DONG Energy
Date: 2017-07-10
Siemens Gamesa and DONG Energy report the inking of an agreement the supply and maintenance of 94 8-MW turbines (752 MW) for DONG's Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm 22 km off the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland.

The 8-MW turbines for this order are based on the existing Siemens Gamesa offshore direct drive platform. The turbine nacelles will be assembled in Siemens Gamesa's new factory in Cuxhaven, Germany and the blades will be manufactured in Hull, England.

The 752-MW Borssele 1 and 2 project will generate sufficient electric power for as many as 1 million households. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, July, 2017) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Michael Hannibal, CEO, Offshore Wind, www.gamesacorp.com/gamesa/en/siemensgamesa.html; DONG Energy, Samuel Leupold, CEO, Wind Power, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

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Siemens Gamesa Supplying Turbines for 752-MW Dutch Offshore Wind Project (Int'l. Report)
Siemens Gamesa , DONG Energy
Date: 2017-07-07
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and DONG Energy report they have inked an agreement for the supply and maintenance of 94 8-MW turbines (752 MW) at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power project being developed 22km from the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland.

The nacelles for this project will be assembled in Siemens Gamesa's new factory in Cuxhaven, Germany, and the blades will be produced in Hull, England. The 8-MW turbine is based on the existing Siemens Gamesa offshore direct drive platform. The 752-MW Borssele 1 and 2 project will generate sufficient electric power for one million households. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, 5 July, 2017) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Michael Hannibal, CEO Offshore, www.gamesacorp.com/gamesa/en/siemensgamesa.html

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DONG Energy, Tetra Pak Touting New Climate Goals (Int'l. Report)
DONG Energy, Tetra Tech
Date: 2017-07-05
Denmark's largest company, offshore wind developer DONG Energy reports it will phase out the use of coal at its power stations entirely by 2023. The announcement is in keeping with company's goal of reducing its CO2 emissions in power and heat generation by 96 pct compared to 2006. DONG, which has already reduced its coal consumption by 73 pct since 2006, is the first among the large European energy companies to decide to phase out coal for the production of electricity and heating.

Meanwhile, Pully, Switzerland-headquartered food packaging specialist Tetra Pak pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its operation by 40 pct from 2015 levels. The company added that by 2040, emissions will be down 58 pct compared to a year ago. Tetra Pak has also committed to reduce GHG emissions across the value chain by 16 pct per unit of revenue by 2020 from a 2010 base-year.

Download DONG's Energy for a Sustainable Future report HERE (Source: DONG Energy, Tetra Pak, 3 June, 2017) Contact: Tetra Pak, Mario Abreu, VP Environment, www.tetrapak.com; DONG Energy, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

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Notable Quote -- DONG Energy
DONG Energy
Date: 2017-07-05
"In ten years, DONG Energy has transformed from one of the most coal-intensive utilities in Europe to a global leader in renewable energy. In 2016, green power and heat accounted for half of our energy generation, and we have more than halved our greenhouse gas emissions since 2006.

"By 2023, we want to achieve a 96 pct reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions per kilowatt-hour produced compared with 2006. We are very proud to announce today that this target has been approved as being scientifically in line with what we need to do as a company to tackle climate change. With this reassurance, we now know that we are doing our part to support the UN Sustainable Development Goal on climate action as well as the Paris Agreement. That is a big deal to us." -- Filip Engel, Senior Director of Sustainability and Environment, DONG Energy.

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Notable Quote
DONG Energy
Date: 2017-06-30
"In ten years, DONG Energy has transformed from one of the most coal-intensive utilities in Europe to a global leader in renewable energy. In 2016, green power and heat accounted for half of our energy generation, and we have more than halved our greenhouse gas emissions since 2006.

"By 2023, we want to achieve a 96 pct reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions per kilowatt-hour produced compared with 2006. We are very proud to announce today that this target has been approved as being scientifically in line with what we need to do as a company to tackle climate change. With this reassurance, we now know that we are doing our part to support the UN Sustainable Development Goal on climate action as well as the Paris Agreement. That is a big deal to us." -- Filip Engel, Senior Director of Sustainability and Environment, DONG Energy.

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DONG Inks Coal-to-Woody Biomass Power Plant Agreements (Int'l)
DONG Energy,Novo Nordisk, Novozymes
Date: 2017-06-30
The Danish utility DONG Energy reports it has concluded agreements for the conversion of the Asnaes Power Station from coal to bioenergy in an effort to help phase out coal-fired generation in Denmark by 2023.

DONG inked agreements with Novo Nordisk, Novozymes and Kalundborg Forsyning to allow the connection of a new forestry-waste and wood chip-fired plant to the power station's existing installations and systems.

The new bio plant will supply steam and district heating under a 20-year contract from 2019 to Kalundborg Forsyning. The conversion is slated to get underway later this summer. (Source: DONG Energy, renews, Others, 28 June, 2017) Contact: DONG Energy, Thomas Dalsgaard, Exec. VP, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com; Novozymes, www.novozymes.com; Novo Nordisk, www.novonordisk.com

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DONG Energy Inaugurates Gode Offshore Wind Farms (Int'l)
DONG Energy
Date: 2017-06-28
Offshore wind energy developer DONG Energy is reporting the inauguration of the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms. at the Danish Embassy in Berlin. With 97 wind turbines and a total capacity of 582 megawatts, the two offshore wind farms generate sufficient electric power for approx 600,000 German households annually.

DONG Energy owns 50 pct of both Gode Wind 1 and 2, while Global Infrastructure Partners holds 50 pct share in Gode Wind 1. Talanx, the third-largest German insurance group, also holds an indirect interest. Four Danish pension funds hold 50 pct in Gode Wind 2.

In spring 2017, DONG Energy participated in the first of two German auction rounds for offshore wind energy. All three awarded projects -- with a total capacity of 590MW -- are located in the German North Sea and are expected to be completed by 2024, subject to final investment decision which is expected to be made in 2021. The Gode Wind 3 project will receive €60 per MWh in subsidies. (Source: DONG Energy, 26 June, 2017) Contact: DONG Energy, Samuel Leupold, CEO of Wind Power, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

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Notable Quote
DONG Energy
Date: 2017-06-21
"In ten years, DONG Energy has transformed from one of the most coal-intensive utilities in Europe to a global leader in renewable energy. In 2016, green power and heat accounted for half of our energy generation, and we have more than halved our greenhouse gas emissions since 2006.

"By 2023, we want to achieve a 96 pct reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions per kilowatt-hour produced compared with 2006. We are very proud to announce today that this target has been approved as being scientifically in line with what we need to do as a company to tackle climate change. With this reassurance, we now know that we are doing our part to support the UN Sustainable Development Goal on climate action as well as the Paris Agreement. That is a big deal to us." -- Filip Engel, Senior Director of Sustainability and Environment, DONG Energy.

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DONG Sets Science Based Emissions Reduction Target (Int'l)
DONG Energy, Science Based Target Initiative
Date: 2017-06-19
Copenhagen-headquartered offshore wind energy giant DONG Energy has confirmed that its target to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 96 pct by 2023 has been approved by the Science Based Target Initiative.

The Initiative is a collaboration between CDP, World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and is a member of the We Mean Business Coalition. The Initiative is designed to provide companies "with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions." The Initiative helps companies ensure and develop emissions reductions that are in line with the level of de-carbonization necessary to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees C compared to pre-industrial levels. (Source: DONG Energy, CleanTechnica, Others, 16 June , 2017] Contact: Science Based Targets initiative, www.sciencebasedtargets.org; DONG Energy, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

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Carbon Trust Touts Low-Carbon Collaboration (Int'l)
Carbon Trust
Date: 2017-06-16
In the UK, the Carbon Trust reports it has launched the Energy Systems Innovation Platform (ESIP), a collaboration with Centrica, Dong Energy, SSE, Scottish Power, Statoil and Wood Group Clean Energy to address issues preventing a more effective transition to a low cost and low-carbon energy system. The ESIP is supported by the Scottish government and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The initiative aims to find solutions to regulatory and other barriers deterring investment in energy storage, energy efficiency and similar technologies and solutions to achieving low carbon energy and a low carbon energy economy. The first results of this work are expected by the year end. (Source: Carbon Trust, renews, Others, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Carbon Trust, Andrew Lever, Director of Innovation, Nils Lehmann, Project Manager, +44 (0) 207 832 4773, www.carbontrust.com

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2nd-3rd Gen. Biofuels Market Expected to Reach $57,124Mn Globally by 2022, says Report (ind. Report)
Allied Market Research
Date: 2017-05-31
According to Second and Third-Generation Biofuels Market by Generation, Biofuel Type, Feedstock, and Application: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022, a new report published by Portland, Oregon-based Allied Market Research, the second and third-generation biofuels market was valued at $3,574 million in 2015, and is projected to reach at $57,124 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 48.9 pct from 2016 to 2022. The transportation segment accounted for highest share of the total market in 2015.

Key Findings of the Second and Third-Generation Biofuels Market:

  • North America dominated the global second and third-generation biofuels market in 2015, in terms of revenue;
  • The complex lignocellulose segment accounted for around one-third share in 2015, and is anticipated to maintain its lead during the forecast period;
  • Based on fuel type, the bioethanol segment is expected to witness highest growth in the global market in the foreseeable future;
  • The U.S. generated more than two-thirds of the total revenue in the North American market in 2015, and is expected to remain dominant throughout the forecast period;
  • The Asia-Pacific second- and third-generation biofuels market is expected to grow at the highest rate.

    In 2015, North America dominated the global market with the highest share, in terms of both revenue and volume, owing to the high percentage of manufacturers and consumers and supportive government regulations. In addition, Asia-Pacific is expected to grow with the highest rate, registering a CAGR of 57.3 pct throughout the forecast period, owing to rapid growth in transportation sector in countries, such as China, Thailand, and India, increase in awareness about application of second- and third-generation biofuels, and favorable government rules & regulations.

    The key players of second- and third-generation biofuels market profiled in this report are Algenol Biofuels, Inc., Abengoa S.A., Blue Marble Biomaterials, Sapphire Energy, Inc., Chemrec AB, GranBio, DONG Energy A/S, INEOS Bio, Clariant, and ZeaChem, Inc.

    Access a report Summary HERE (Source: Allied Market Research, OpenPR, 29 May, 2017) Contact: Allied Market Research, (503) 894-6022, sales@alliedmarketresearch.com, www.alliedmarketresearch.com

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  • DONG Wins Two US Offshore Wind Farm Leases (Ind. Report)
    DONG Energy
    Date: 2017-05-24
    Danish wind energy developer DONG Energy reports it has been awarded two offshore wind farm site leases -- Bay State and Ocean Wind -- totaling more than 1,000 MW each off the coasts of Massachusetts and New Jersey, respectively. (Source: DONG Energy, power-technology.com, 19 May, 2017)Contact: DONG Energy, Leif Winther, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

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    Siemens Extends London Array Wind Service Contract (Int'l)
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
    Date: 2017-04-28
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is reporting a 10-year extension to its service contract for the 630MW London Array offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary.

    The London Array, which consists of 175 Siemens SWT 3.6MW turbines, is 30 pct owned by E.ON, Dong Energy and La Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec hold 25 pct each and Masdar owns 20 pct. (Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Others, 27 April, 2017) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.gamesacorp.com/gamesa/en/siemensgamesa.html; London Array, Jonathan Duffy, GM, www.londonarray.com

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    DONG Dismantling World's Oldest Offshore Windfarm (Int'l. Report)
    DONG Energy,Bonus Energi
    Date: 2017-03-17
    DONG Energy reports it's contractors have begun decommissioning the 1991 vintage, 11-turbine Vindeby offshore windfarm near Lolland in the southeast of Denmark. The decommissioned blades, nacelles and towers will be reused where possible and the concrete foundations broken-down and removed.

    The turbines for Vindeby were originally supplied by Bonus Energi, now Siemens Wind Power, and the foundations were constructed by MT Hojgaard. (Source: DONG Energy, Offshore Wind, Others, 15 Mar. 2017) Contact: DONG Energy, Leif Winther, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

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    Banks Confirms £210Mn Funding for UK Wind Projects (Int'l Funding)
    Banks Renewables
    Date: 2017-03-06
    In the UK, Durham-headquartered Banks Renewables reports it has secured £210 million in financing from Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions, Santander, ING, National Australia Bank and Rabobankfor the construction of three UK wind farms totaling 151MW.

    The wind projects are the 88MW Kype Muir and 51MW Middle Muir projects in South Lanarkshire and the 12MW Moor House wind farm near Darlington in northeast England.

    The three projects, which will utilize Senvion turbines, have signed long-term PPAs with DONG Energy and are expected to come online in 2018 and 2019. (Source: Banks Renewables, renews, 2 Mar., 2017)Contact: Banks Renewables, +44 (0) 844 209 1515, www.banksgroup.co.uk

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    DONG Goes Offshore in Taiwan Wind Project (Int'l Report)
    DONG Energy,Wind,Offshore Wind
    Date: 2017-01-27
    Danish wind energy giant DONG Energy has reports it will acquire a 35 pct ownership stake in Taiwan's first offshore wind project. The Formosa I project is being developed by Swancor Renewable. If the transaction is approved, the project ownership structure would include Macquarie Capital with 50 pct, DONG Energy with 35 pct and Swancor Industries holding the balance.

    The Formosa I project comprises two separate phases -- the first of which only saw two turbines installed back in October, 2016, for a total capacity of 8 MW. Phase II will add 120 MW in 2019.

    DONG Energy is also involved in four separate offshore wind sites in the Changhua coastal region expected to total at least 2 GW upon completion between 2021 and 2024. (Source: DONG Energy, Various Media, 25 Jan., 2017) Contact: DONG Energy, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

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