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Equinor, BP Finalize NY Offshore Wind Contracts (Ind. Report)
Equinor, BP, NYSERDA
Date: 2022-01-17
Equinor and BP on Friday announced they have finalized the Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSAs) with New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind 1 offshore wind projects -- one of the largest renewable energy procurements in United States history.

Empire Wind will be located 15-30 miles southeast of Long Island and will incorporate 174 wind turbines and associated substations and subsea cables. Beacon Wind, 20 miles south of Nantucket, is planned to include up to 122 wind turbines, subsea cables and a convertor station. Both projects are under review by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

Equinor and BP, which were selected by NYSERDA in January 2021, will provide 1.2 MW of power capacity each from the Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind 1 projects. Combined with the partnership's Empire Wind 1 project, the projects will generate a total 3.3 GW of renewable power -- sufficient electricity for about 2 million New York homes.

The agreement includes developing the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into a major staging and assembly facility for the offshore wind industry, as well as an operations and maintenance base for the project's offshore farms. The partnership will also invest in the Port of Albany, making it America's first offshore wind tower and transition piece manufacturing facility, as previously reported. (Source: Equinor, Equinor Wind US, PR, 14 Jan., 2022) Contact: Equinor Wind US, Siri Espedal Kindem, President, www.equinor.com; NYSERDA, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor,  BP,  NYSERDA,  Offshore Wind,  ,  


Thyssenkrupp to Install Green Hydrogen Facility in Rotterdam (Int'l)
thyssenkrupp
Date: 2022-01-12
Essen, Germany-headquartered industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp AG reports its Dortmund, Germany-based thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, Dortmund, has contracted with Royal Dutch Shell for Shell's proposed commercial-scale "Hydrogen Holland I" project in the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Under the contract, Thyssenkrupp will engineer, procure and fabricate a 200-MW electrolysis plant based on its large-scale 20 MW alkaline water electrolysis module. Construction work for the electrolyzers is slated for this coming Spring 2022 for startup and production in 2024, subject to Shell's final investment decision.

The Hydrogen Holland I facility will produce green hydrogen for industry and the transport sector, with electricity coming from offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (Noord), by means of guarantees of origin.

Green hydrogen is a main pillar of the energy transition towards sustainable decarbonization. By 2025, countries representing over 80 pct of the global GDP are expected to enter the hydrogen economy with a dedicated hydrogen strategy, according to the release. (Source: thyssenkrupp, PR, Chemical Engineer, 10 Jan., 2022)Contact: Thyssenkrupp AG, www.thyssekrupp.com; thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, +49 231 5470, www.thyssenkrupp-uhde-chlorine-engineers.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News thyssenkrupp,  Royal Dutch Shell,  Green Hydrogen,  


Natural Power Touts Renewable Energy Projects (Int'l. Report)
Natural Power
Date: 2022-01-12
UK-headquartered global renewable energy consultancy and service provider Natural Power reports it has delivered technical advisory services on more than 100 GW of renewable energy -- clean power projects in North America.

The projects include 82GW of onshore wind across 547 projects, 50 repowering projects and 13 GW of solar across 971 plants. The company has also worked on 805 MW of energy storage at 11 projects, 4 GW of offshore wind at nine wind farms and 3MW of tidal power across six unique projects. (Source: Natural Power, Website PR, 10 Jan., 2022) Contact: Natural Power UK, +44 (0) 1644 430 008, sayhello@naturalpower.com, www.naturalpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Power,  Renewable Energy,  Solar,  Wind,  


Northland, RWE Partner on German Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l.)
Northland Power, RWE Renewables
Date: 2022-01-12
Toronto-headquartered Canadian power producer Northland Power Inc. and global renewable energy developer RWE Renewables are reporting a joint venture agreement to pursue a 1300 MW cluster of three German North Sea offshore wind projects, including the 433MW N-3.8 (Nordsee 2), 420MW N-3.5 (Nordsee 3) and the 480MW N-3.6 (Delta Nordsee) site. The deal sees RWE take a larger share of the Nordsee 2 and 3, up from the original 15 pct, while Northland will join RWE on the Delta Nordsee.

Northland will hold a 49 pct interest in the new joint venture with RWE holding 51 pct. The projects will jointly be developed and managed and are expected to achieve commercial operations between 2026 and 2028. (Source: Northland Power, RWE Renewables, PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: Northland Power, Mike Crawley, CEO, Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; RWE Renewable, www.group.rwe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Northland Power,  RWE Renewables,  Offshore Wind,  


1.5 GW S. Korean Offshore Wind+Storage Project Announced (Int'l.)
G8 Subsea
Date: 2022-01-05
In South Korea, Singapore-headquartered subsea engineering company G8 Subsea Pte Ltd. and South Korean industrial business group Holim Tech are reporting an agreement to develop a 1.5 GW of offshore wind project incorporating lithium-ion batteries from G8's Japanese technology partner 3DOM Inc.

The two companies also plan to use G8's precision cable lay and protection technologies to install the high-voltage subsea power cables for grid connections. (Source: G8, Holim Tech, PR, Various Media, Jan., 2022) Contact: G8, Pascal Cheon, COO, +65 6568 3310, enquiry@g8-energy.com, www.g8-energy.com; 3DOM Inc., www.3dom.co.jp/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind+Storage,  Wind,  Energy Storage,  


Eni, CIP Offshore Wind Collaboration Extended (Int'l. Report)
Eni,Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Date: 2021-12-29
Milan-headquartered Eni, through its subsidiary Eni gas e luce, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), through its New Markets Fund I, are reporting the extension of their offshore wind partnership in France and agreement to collaborate on an anticipated offshore wind build-out of more than 10 GW by 2030 in Poland. To that end, the two firms intend to apply for seabed permits and to participate in contract-for-difference auctions which are expected to take place in 2025 and 2027.

CIP and Eni gas e luce, together with their affiliates, aim to become an active and long-term partner for Poland's transition to renewable energy, with a focus on offshore wind, establishment of a local manufacturing and "re-skilling" of the existing work force. Eni gas e luce is aiming for more than 6 GW of renewable energy installed capacity by 2025 increasing to 15 GW by 2030, according to the company release. (Source: Eni, Website PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Eni +39 06 598 21 / Fax: +39 06 598 22141, www.eni.com; Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, www.cipartners.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners,  Eni,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  Renewable nergy,  


China's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Running at Capacity (Int'l.)
State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Co.
Date: 2021-12-29
In Nanjing, China, the State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Co. Ltd is reporting the 802-MW, 134-turbine, Qidong Offshore Wind Farm 35 kilometers from the city of Qidong is now generating power at full capacity. The project -- the country's largest offshore wind effort -- is expected to generate about 2.2 billion kWh per year -- sufficient power 900,000 households annually.

As of December 22, the total installed and grid connected capacity of wind farms off the coast of Jiangsu exceeds 10 GW. (Source: State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Co., Xinhua , 29 Dec., 2021) Contact: State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Co., +86-2585850000, www.js.sgcc.com.cn

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


MD PSC RECs Support Offshore Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
Maryland Public Service Commission
Date: 2021-12-20
In Baltimore, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) reports it has awarded renewable energy credits (RECs) to Skipjack Offshore Energy, a subsidiary of the Danish developer Orsted, and Baltimore-based US Wind. The two firms are planning to construct offshore wind farms off the coast of Atlantic City.

US Wind is working on "MarWin", the first phase of its project which includes 22 turbines to generate roughly 270 MW about 17 miles from shore. The latest round of credits will enable the construction of the wind farm's second phase, "Momentum Wind" which will incorporate 55 additional turbines totaling 800 MW.

Orsted's proposed Skipjack Wind 2 would generate 846 MW of electricity, sufficient power for 250,000 or more homes. The first phase of the Skipjack Wind project will generate 120 MW, according to Orsted.

The projects, which are expected to be operational in late 2026, are additional to over 368MW of offshore wind already being developed by both companies off Maryland's shore.

Maryland legislation mandates half of the state’s energy comes from renewable power by 2030. (Source: Maryland Public Service Commission, Dec., 2021) Contact: Orsted Offshore North America, David Hardy, www.orsted.com; Maryland Public Service Commission, 410-767-8000, www.psc.state.md.us; : US Wind, Jeff Grybowski, CEO, Nancy Sopko, 410.727.4020, n.sopko@uswindinc.com, www.uswind.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RECs,  Maryland Public Service Commission,  Offshore Wind,  Orsted,  US Wind,  RECs,  


wpd AG, Nordex Ink Swedish Onshore Wind Turbine Deal (Int'l.)
wpd AG, Nordex
Date: 2021-12-08
Bremen, Germany-headquartered wind and solar energy developer wpd AG is reporting an agreement with Nordex Group for the supply of turbines for wpd's 47 MW onshore wind project in Stollsaterberget in Sweden. Nordex will supply eight "cold-climate variant" N163/5.X turbines along with a 15-year premium service agreement.

Preparatory construction work on the wind farm access roads began in October, 2021. The turbines are scheduled to be installed in mid-2023.

With the Stollsaterberget project, wpd and its Swedish national subsidiary wpd Scandinavia AB, is expanding in Swedish market following commissioning of the 17 WTGs, 71.4 MW Aldermyrberget project.

wpd develops and operates onshore and offshore wind farms and solar parks, and is actively engaged in 28 countries. The company has already realized wind energy projects with around 2,400 wind turbines and an output of 5,150 MW, and is planning further projects with a total of 12,300 MW onshore, 13,800 MW offshore and 1,650 MWp solar energy, according to the company website. (Source: wpd AG, Website PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Nordex, www.nordex-online.com; wpd AG +49 (421) 16866-10, c.schnibbe@wpd.de, www.wpd.de

More Low-Carbon Energy News wpd AG,  Nordex,  Wind,  Onshore Wind,  


Dogger Bank Phase C Reaches Financial Close (Ind. Report)
Dogger Bank, GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-12-03
General Electric Renewable Energy / GE Energy Financial Services is reporting the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea off the north-east coast of England has reached financial close on debt financing for phase C, the third 1.2 GW phase. Financial close marks a significant fourth quarter order for GE and the first commercial order for the up-rated version of GE's Haliade-X offshore wind turbine platform. Dogger Bank C will be equipped with 87 Haliade-X 14 MW offshore wind turbines, the first in the world to operate at 14 MW. Including Phase C , 277 Haliade-X units will be installed at Dogger Bank.

Co-sponsors of Dogger Bank C, SSE Renewables and Equinor ASA secured the finance package from a consortium of 28 banks and three export credit agencies. When fully operational, Dogger Bank is expected to be the world's largest offshore wind farm. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, Website, 1 Dec., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.twitter.com/GErenewables; GE Energy Financial Services. Susan Flanagan, President & CEO, www.geenergyfinancialservices.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dogger Bank,  GE Renewable Energy,  Offshore Wind,  


TetraSpar Floating Wind Demo Underway Off Norway (Int'l.)
Stiesdal Offshore Technologies
Date: 2021-12-03
Denmark-headquartered Stiesdal Offshore Technologies is reporting the TetraSpar Demonstrator floating offshore wind project has been commissioned and is now operating in 650 ft of water at the METCentre test site in Norway. The TetraSpar foundation is a keeled, floating tubular steel structure designed for shallow water wind applications.

The project partners include Shell, RWE, TEPCO Renewables, and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies. (Source: Stiesdal Offshore Technologies, Offshore, 1 Dec., 2021) Contact: Stiesdal Offshore Technologies, info@stiesdal.com, www.stiesdal.com; Teteaspar www.stiesdal.com/offshore-technologies/the-tetraspar-full-scale-demonstration-project

More Low-Carbon Energy News Shell,  RWE,  TEPCO Renewables,  Stiesdal Offshore Technologies,  Flaoting Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


New German Gov. Supports €60 per ton Minimum Carbon Tax (Int'l.)
Germany
Date: 2021-12-01
In Germany, the newly installed coalition government of Olaf Scholtz reports it will ensure that the CO2 tax (price) on industrial production and electric power generation does not fall below €60 ($67.60) per ton and that half of all heat will be generated in a climate-neutral manner by 2030.

Additionally, the coalition government has pledged it will phase out coal-fired power generation by the end of the decade and increase the share of renewable energy in the country's energy mix to 80 pct by 2030. The coalition also committed to to ensuring that fully 2 pct of the country's land area is available for onshore wind energy and to increase offshore wind energy capacity to at least 30 GW by 2030. It will also abolish the renewable energy surcharge and eliminate energy subsidies. (Source: Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur. Mercon India, 30 Nov., 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal,  Renewable Energy,  Carbon Tax,  


Taiwan's Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm Generates First Power (Int'l.)
TotalEnergies, wpd
Date: 2021-12-01
Paris-headquartered TotalEnergies is reporting the first of 80 wind turbines turbine of the 640 MW Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan is now generating power. When completed and fully online, the Yunlin facility will generate 2.4 TWh per year of renewable electricity -- sufficient to serve the power needs of 605,000 households.

TotalEnergies joined the Yunlin project, operated by wpd, with a 23 pct interest in May 2021 alongside EGCO Group and a consortium of Japanese investors led by Sojitz.

According to the release, TotalEnergies is already developing a portfolio of offshore wind projects with a total capacity of more than 6 gigawatts, of which 2/3 are bottom-fixed and 1/3 are floating. These projects are located in the United Kingdom (Seagreen, Outer Dowsing and Erebus projects), South Korea (Bada project), Taiwan (Yunlin project), and France (Eolmed project). (Source: TotalEnergies, PR, 30 Nov., 2021)Contact: TotalEnergies, Investor Relations, +44 (0) 207 719 7962, ir@totalenergies.com, www.totalenergies.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News TotalEnergies ,  Offshore Wind,  Taiwan Offshore Wind,  wpd,  

More Low-Carbon Energy News TotalEnergies ,  Offshore Wind,  Taiwan Offshore Wind,  


EDF, RWE Ink Sofia Offshore Wind PPA (Int'l. Report)
EDF, RWE
Date: 2021-12-01
Paris-headquartered energy giant EDF is reporting a 15-year PPA for he purchase of all 6.5 TWh of electricity generated by Essen, Germany-based RWE's 1.4GW Sofia offshore wind farm in the Dogger Bank region of the North Sea. The PPA equates to almost half of the annual electric power used in the North East of England -- sufficient to power over 1.2 million homes.

The 100-turbine Sofia offshore wind project is slated to begin generating power in 2025 and to achieve full power production in 2026 when it is expected to save roughly 2.5 million tpy of CO2, according to the release. (Source: EDF, Website, PR, Business Green, 30 Nov., 2021) Contact: EDF Renewables, +33 (0)1 40 42 22 22, www.edf.fr/en/the-edf-group; RWE AG, Roger Miesen, Generation CEO, +49(0)201-5179-0, F+49(0)201-5179-5005, www.group.rwe

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF,  RWE,  Offshore Wind,  


OX2 Acquires Two Swedish Solar Energy Projects (Int'l., M&A)
OX2,Helios Nordic Energy
Date: 2021-11-24
Stockholm, headquartered wind and solar renewable energy developer OX2 reports acquisition to the rights to two solar energy projects totaling 45 MW in Skane, Sweden, from Helios Nordic Energy.

The parties will jointly develop the projects until the necessary permits are obtained, then OX2 will later be responsible for construction and operation. The projects will be part of OX2's early stage project development portfolio.

In other OX2 news, OX2 reports it is about to commence the environmental impact assessment procedure for two large-scale offshore wind power projects of up to 160 turbines in Finland's Gulf of Bothnia Exclusive Economic Zones. Project Halla is located west of the island of Hailuoto and project Laine is located west of the city of Pietarsaari. The projects are currently in a very preliminary stage, and the actual electricity production would only start at the end of this decade. (Source: OX2, Website PR, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: OX2, +46 8 559 310 00, info@ox2.com, www.corporate.ox2.com; Helios Nordic Energy, info@heliosnordic.com, www.heliosnordic.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News OX2,  Solar,  Wind,  Renewable Energy,  Helios Nordic Energy,  


Siemens Energy Gear for Virginia Offshore Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Siemens Energy, Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2021-11-24
Munich, Germany-headquartered Siemens Energy reports it will supply the main electrical equipment for the grid connection of Dominion Energy Virginia's 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, 27 miles offshore of Virginia Beach.

The wind farm is the largest offshore wind project under development in the US and will incorporate: up to 180 Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 Direct Drive wind turbines; three 800 MW offshore platforms: three power transformers, three shunt reactors, one medium-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), and three high-voltage GIS systems. Semco Maritime is responsible for design, procurement and installation of the electrical equipment.

Once fully operational in 2026, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind will generate sufficient power for roughly 660,000 Virginia homes and prevent up to 5 million tpy of CO2 emissions, according to the company. (Source: Siemens Energy, PR, Website, Nov., 2021) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Emil Avram, VP Bus. Dev., www.dominionenergy.com; Siemens Energy, Annette von Leoprechting +49 (174) 3303977, annette.von_leoprechting@siemens-energy.com, www.siemens-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia,  Siemens Energy ,  Offshore Wind,  Virginia Offshore Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


Vietnam's Wind Power Capacity Could Hit 36 GW by 2045 (Int'l.)
Vietnam Wind
Date: 2021-11-22
In Vietnam, the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Power Development Master Plan VIII is projecting the country's wind energy production will top 4 GW by 2030, 10 GW by 2035, 23 GW by 2040 and hit 36 GW by 2045. Of the total, offshore wind power will account for roughly 2.6 per in 2030 rising to 10.8 pct in 2045. Offshore wind power farms will be located mainly in the north and the south of the country.

According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), with an investment of $10-12 billion, Vietnam's offshore wind power capacity could hit 5-10 GW by 2030. (Source: Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade, VNExpress, 21 Nov., 2021) Contact: Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade, www.moit.gov.vn/en

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


Aker, Ocean Winds, Statkraft Partner on Norwegian Offshore Wind (Int'l)
Aker Offshore, Ocean Winds , Statkraft
Date: 2021-11-10
Following on oy 6 June coverage, Norwegian firms Aker Offshore Wind, Statkraft and Ocean Winds -- a 50-50 EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE JV -- are reporting an agreement to collaboratively submit an application to the Norwegian authorities for the development of a commercial scale floating offshore wind farm in the Utsira Nord license area in the Norwegian North Sea, which is known for having consistently strong winds.

Aker Offshore Wind and Ocean Winds previously joined forces on projects in California, USA, South Korea and most recently in Scotland. Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind have an established partnership for the Sorlige Nordsjo II area in Norway. (Source: Aker Offshore Wind, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Statkraft, Lars Magnus Gunther, +47 912 41 636, larsmagnus.gunther@statkraft.com, www.statkraft.com; Aker Offshore Wind, www.akeroffshorewind.com; Ocean Wind, communications@oceanwinds.com, www.oceanwinds.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aker Offshore,  Ocean Winds ,  Statkraft. Offshore Wind,  


GE Restructuring Renewables, Power Business (Ind. Report)
General Electric
Date: 2021-11-10
U.S. conglomerate General Electric is reporting it plans to divide itself into three independent public companies focused on aviation, healthcare and energy. GE Renewable Energy, GE Power and GE Digital businesses will be first combined and then spun off in early 2024.

GE's combined renewable energy and power business will include onshore and offshore wind turbines, gas and steam turbines, grid technologies and carbon-free power sources like hydro, nuclear and hybrids. The business presently has over 400 GW of installed renewable energy capacity and more than 7,000 gas turbines. (Source: General Electric, PR, 9 Nov., 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News General Electric,  GE Renewable Energy,  


Siemens Gamesa Opening Va. Offshore Blade Facility (Ind. Report)
Siemens Gamesa, Dominion Energy
Date: 2021-11-03
Madrid-headquartered wind energy major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is reporting what will be the first offshore wind turbine blade facility in the U.S. at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The project is subject to a firm order for the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Commercial Project with Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy. The $200 million facility would perform finishing of patented Siemens Gamesa Offshore IntegralBlades. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Website PR, 28 Oct., 2021) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, www.siemensgamesa.com; Dominion Energy, www.dominionenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy,  Siemens Gamesa,  Wind Turbine Blade,  Offshore Wind,  


Gazelle Wind Power Opens U.S. Office in Austin (Ind. Report)
Gazelle Wind Power
Date: 2021-10-29
Dublin Ireland-headquartered floating offshore wind specialist Gazelle Wind Power is reporting the opening of its first U.S. office in Austin. Texas. The company also has offices in Dubai, London, Madrid, and Paris.

The Gazelle Wind Power floating wind platform uses approximately 70 pct less steel in its construction and is one-third the weight of other floating platforms . It has a tilt of less than 1 degree and has 80 pct less mooring tension load than tension leg platforms. The Gazelle platform is more compact and simpler to build, deploy, and maintain than other floating platforms, which translates to dramatically lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE). (Source: Gazelle Wind Power, PR, Website, 26 Oct., 2021) Contact: Gazelle Wind Power, www.gazellewindpower.com

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


900MW German North Sea Wind Farm Gets the Nod (Int'l. Report)
Orsted,Borkum Riffgrund
Date: 2021-10-25
In Hamburg, the German Federal Office for Maritime Navigation and Hydrography (BSH) is reporting approval of Orsted's 900 MW, 83-trubine Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The project is projected to begin operation between 2024 and 2025.

Orsted plans to supply 2.5 million households in Germany with electricity from six wind farms. (Source: Orsted, PR reve, 22 Oct., 2021) Contact: German Federal Office for Maritime Navigation and Hydrography, www.bsh.de; Orsted, www.orsted.com

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


Vestas Selected for 2.1 GW Empire Wind Offshore Projects (Ind. Report)
Vestas North America
Date: 2021-10-22
Portland, Oregon-based Vestas North America reports Empire Offshore Wind, an Equinor and bp joint venture, has named Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for the proposed 2.1 GW Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 offshore wind projects off the coast of Long Island, New York. For the project, Vestas will supply 138 units of its V236-15.0 MW turbines along with a comprehensive multi-year service agreement.

Vests notes that details of the Empire Wind deal will be disclosed if and when if and when the agreement with Empire wind materializes into a firm order.

New York State is aiming to install 9 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2035. (Source: Vestas North America, Website PR, 18 Oct., 2021) Contact: Vestas North America, Chante Condit-Pottol Director, Marketing & Communications, (503) 708-6668, CHCPO@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas North America,  Offshore Wind,  


Iberdrola's "Green" Capacity Up 10 pct to 37,300 MW (Int'l.)
Iberdrola
Date: 2021-10-20
Iberdola is reporting it increased its 'green' installed capacity by 10.4 pct to 37,378 MW in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period in 2020. Investments in clean energy also boosted the company's renewable production, which grew by 10.4 pct to 55,139 GWh.

By region, half of Iberdrola's installed capacity is in international markets and is growing in all the areas where the company is present: Brazil (+8.6 pct), with more than 3,850 MW; the UK (+6.6 pct), the rest of the countries of the world (+19.4 pct) and the US (+4 pct), which exceeds 8,000 MW. Spain reached an installed capacity of 19,000 MW (+16 pct), after having commissioned nearly 2,400 MW in the last year.

The company adds to its global wind leadership, with a 5.6 pct increase in onshore wind capacity to over 19,000 MW. Its offshore wind capacity totals 1,258 MW installed. During the period, Iberdrola's photovoltaic capacity doubled (+210 pct), exceeding 2,800 MW at the end of September. Driven by the Tamega complex project, hydroelectric generation increased to 13,744 MW in the period. Its battery storage systems have an installed capacity of 137 MW.

In line with the greater renewable contribution, 80 pct of Iberdrola's installed capacity worldwide and 76 pct of global production is already emission-free; percentages of 79 pct and 87 pct in Spain, respectively. (Source: Iberdrola, Website PR, 15 Oct., 2021) Contact: Iberdrola, www.iberdrola.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Renewable Energy,  


EDP Plans Major UK Renewable Energy Investment in (Int'l.)
EDP Renewables
Date: 2021-10-20
EDP Group, through its subsidiary EDP Renewables , the world's fourth largest renewable energy producer, reports plans to invest £12.86 billion ($17,780 billion US) in the UK by 2030. This investment is additional to that already made by Ocean Winds, the joint venture owned 50/50 by EDPR and ENGIE dedicated to offshore wind, in the Moray East and Moray West projects, amounting to £2.65 billion.

Specific to offshore wind , EDP Group is active in two projects through Ocean Winds -- the recently constructed Moray East wind farm and Moray West which is in an advanced stage of development , totaling £2.65 billion to date. At 950 MW and 100 turbines, Moray East is Scotland's largest wind farm and is expected to begin operations in April 2022.

The 900 MW Moray West project is scheduled to commence construction during 2022 and is expected to require additional capex of £2.2 billion over the following 3 to 4 years. (Source: EDP Group, Website PR, 18 Oct., 2021) Contact: EDP Renewables, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com

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


X1 Wind Touts "Downwind" Floating Offshore Wind Platform (Int'l.)
X1 Wind
Date: 2021-10-18
Barcelona-based X1 Wind reports it has completed the rotor assembly for its prototype X30 floating wind platform which is now fully assembled in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, ready for installation. Fitted with a specially adapted V29 Vestas turbine, the unique "downwind" system is able to "weathervane" and orientate passively with the wind to maximise energy yields.

The novel tripod-like platform also features greater structural efficiency with a lighter and more scalable design while minimizing environmental impact on the ocean. The X1 Wind platform incorporates the best features of a semi-submersible -- with a low draft -- and the ability to reach deeper waters by a Tension Leg Platform (TLP) mooring system -- with a small seabed footprint.

X1 Wind's X30 deployment is in conjunction with the PivotBuoy Project backed by a pan-European consortium including leading companies EDP NEW, DNV, INTECSEA, ESM and DEGIMA and world-class research centres WavEC, DTU and PLOCAN. (Source: X1 Wind, Website, PR, 12 Oct., 2021)Contact: X1 Wind, Alex Raventos., CEO, +34 646 661 526, info@x1wind.com, www.x1wind.com; Pivot Buoy, www.pivotbuoy.eu

More Low-Carbon Energy News X1 Wind,  Floating Wind,  


BlueFloat, Flack Eying Celtic Sea Floating Wind Projects (Int'l.)
BlueFloat, Flack
Date: 2021-10-13
Madrid-based utility-scale floating offshore wind energy developer BlueFloat Energy and Milan, Italy-headquartered onshore wind community engagement pioneer Falck Renewables report they are exploring floating offshore wind development opportunities in the UK Celtic Sea, and are in talks with The Crown Estate to that end.

BlueFloat and Falck are presently partners in potential floating offshore wind projects in Scotland, where they have submitted applications in the ScotWind leasing round, as well as in Italy. The UK is aiming to achieve net- zero and 40 GW offshore and 1 GW floating offshore wind by 2030. (Source: BlueFloat Energy, Website PR, 7 Oct., 2021) Contact: BlueFloat Energy, info@bluefloat.com, www.bluefloat.com; Falck Renewables, +39 02 24331, sviluppo.falckrenewales.com, www.falckrenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BlueFloat,  Flack ,  


LM Launches 305-Ft. Wind Blade Production Line (Int'l. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power
Date: 2021-10-13
LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, is reporting the launch of its second 107-meter (351.5 foot) wind turbine blade mold (production line) at its Cherbourg factory in France. The facility, which GE is reportedly planning to expand, produced the world's first offshore wind turbine blade longer than 100 meters which will be used in GE's Haliade-X offshore wind turbine.

LM Wind Power designs, engineers and manufactures rotor blades for wind turbines at plants in Brazil, Canada, China, India, Poland, Spain, France, Turkey and the U.S. The company has produced more than 241,000 blades since 1978, corresponding to more than 121 GW installed capacity and global savings of 251 million metric tpy of CO2, according to the company website. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 12 Oct., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy, www.linkedin.com/company/gerenewableenergy, www.twitter.com/GErenewables; LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com

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GE Scores Offshore Vineyard Wind Order (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-10-13
GE Renewable Energy is reporting receipt of an order from Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CPI), to supply 62 units of its Haliade-X turbines for Vineyard Wind 1, the first utility-scale offshore wind installation in the US. GE's Haliade-X is the most powerful offshore wind turbine built today and received its official type certification from DNV GL in early 2021, according to the GE release.

The project will be installed 15 miles off the coast of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts and will supply sufficient electric power for more than 400,000 homes and businesses when online in 2023. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 11 Oct., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, John Lavelle, President & CEO, Offshore Wind, www.ge.com/renewableenergy, www.linkedin.com/company/gerenewableenergy, www.twitter.com/GErenewables; Vineyard Wind, (508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com

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GE Haliade-X Turbine Operating at 14 MW (Ind. Report, Int'l.)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-10-06
GE Renewable Energy is reporting its Haliade-X prototype in Rotterdam has begun operating at 14 MW -- the first turbine in the wind industry to operate a turbine at this power output. The Haliade-X 14 MW is an uprated version of the Haliade-X 13 MW, which received its type certification in January 2021. One Haliade-X 14 MW turbine can generate up to 74 GWh of gross annual energy production while saving up to 52,000 metric tpy of C02.

. The Haliade-X 14 MW will make its commercial debut at the Dogger Bank C offshore wind farm, which is located over 130 km off the north-east coast of England and, together with Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B, is due to become the largest offshore wind farm in the world upon completion. GE Renewable Energy will provide 87 units of the Haliade-X 14 MW for Dogger Bank C. (Source: GE Renewable nergy, Website Release, 5 Oct., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy, www.linkedin.com/company/gerenewableenergy, www.twitter.com/GErenewables

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GIG Acquires Swedish Offshore Wind Project (Int'l., M&A)
Macquarie Group
Date: 2021-10-01
Australian investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd reports its Green Investment Group Ltd has acquired the rights for the 260 MW, Kattegatt Offshore Wind project, off the coast of the Falkenberg, from Lundsbrunn, Sweden-based engineering firm Agrivind AB on undisclosed terms. The project, which is consented and currently in the development stage.

Sweden currently has 191 MW of operational offshore wind power capacity. By 2035, this figure could reach 4 GW, according to the Green Investment Group release. (Source: Macquarie Green Investment Group, PR, 29 Sept., 2021) Contact: Macquarie Green Investment Group, www.greeninvestmentgroup.com/en.html

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NYC Plans $191Mn Wind Infrastructure Investment (Ind. Report)
New York City,New York City Economic Development Corporation
Date: 2021-09-29
In the Emoire State, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) reports it is planning a $191 million Offshore Wind Vision (OSW) program designed to make the region a leading destination for the offshore wind industry. The program aims to create 13,000 jobs and generate $1.3 billion in average annual investment while helping the city meet its goal of 100-pct clean electricity by 2040 and carbon neutrality by 2050.

Under the plan NYCEDC will make commitments focused on three core areas: sites and infrastructure, business and workforce, and research and innovation. The city will work to develop best-in-class infrastructure that will support the construction and operation of offshore wind farms.

The plan also commits the city to developing workforce training and support businesses and public-private partnerships to create good-paying, green jobs in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The city will also work to promote research and innovation in offshore wind so new technologies and approaches are created in New York City.

NYCEDC will also work with the offshore wind industry and partners to launch an accelerator that will allow New York-based startups to build out the next generation of offshore wind technologies. (Source: New York City Economic Development Corporation, PR, Maritime Exec, 27 Sept., 2021) Contact: New York City Economic Development Corporation, www.edc.nyc

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SSE Advancing Major Scottish Offshore Wind Project (Int'l.)
SSE Renewables
Date: 2021-09-27
SSE Renewables reports it will file a scoping report in the next few days for the 4.1 GW Berwick Bank "super project" incorporating as many as 307 of the world's tallest and most powerful wind turbines installed in the Firth of Forth roughly 40 km off the Fife and East Lothian coastlines in Scotland.

If constructed, the scheme would be the largest in the UK and could generate sufficient power for 5 million or more homes and save approximately 8 million tpy of CO2 emissions.

The Scottish Government is aiming for 11 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030. (Source: SSE Renewables,PR, The Scotsman, 26 Sept., 2021) Contact: SSE Reewables, www.ssepd.co.uk, www.sse.com

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GE, ACTA MARINE Ink Offshore Wind Vessel Agreement (Int'l.)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-09-27
Nantes – France - September 22, 2021 -- GE Renewable Energy and Nates, France-headquartered ACTA MARINE are reporting a supply contract for the chartering of a Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for the installation and commissioning of 80 GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines totaling 480 MW at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.

The vessel, ACTA AURIGA, will start operating on behalf of GE Renewable Energy in the second quarter of 2022, when the offshore wind turbine installation is set to begin. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website, PR, 22 Sept., 2021)Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy, www.linkedin.com/company/gerenewableenergy, twitter.com/GErenewables

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Offshore Wind for North Carolina Coalition Launched (Ind. Report)

Date: 2021-09-24
In the Tar Heel State, ten wind advocacy groups have formed the Offshore Wind for North Carolina coalition to lobby and work with state and federal agencies for regulatory certainty and funding to promote and establish a market for offshore wind in North Carolina.

Members of the new offshore wind coalition include Audubon North Carolina, Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Entrepreneurs, North Carolina Coastal Federation, North Carolina Conservation Network, North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, Sierra Club North Carolina and Southeastern Wind Coalition. (Source: Offshore Wind for North Carolina, PR, NCPR, 24 Sept., 2021) Contact: Offshore Wind for North Carolina, info@offshorwindfornorthcarolina.org, www.offshorewindfornorthcarolina.org


UMass Amherst, NIWE Ink India Wind Research Agreement (Int'l.)

Date: 2021-09-24
In the Bay State, the University of Massachusetts Amherst reports entering into a memorandum of agreement (MoA) for inter-institutional cooperation with the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) India .

The partnership aims to establish mutually beneficial collaborative research projects bringing together researchers who understand the technical challenges, environmental implications, socioeconomic impacts and regulatory hurdles of offshore wind development, according to the release.

Based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, NIWE serves as a technical center of research and development excellence under the Ministry of Wind and Renewable Energy India. The University of Massachusetts's Wind Energy Center (WEC) is the nation's preeminent wind energy program, which has been conducting research, education and training in wind energy for over 40 years. (Source: UMass Amherst, PR, 24 Sept., 2021) Contact: UMass Amherst, Professor Krish Sharman, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering , Endowed Chair in Renewable Energy, (413) 545-2178, kthiagarajan@umass.edu, www.umass.edu; India National Institute of Wind Energy, +91 44 2246 3984, www.niwe.res.in


NJ Wind Project Could Power up to 1.4 MN Homes (Ind. Report)
Rise Light & Power
Date: 2021-09-22
Queens, New York-based Rise Light & Power, a subsidiary of the LS Power group, is reporting plans to convert a Raritan Bay power station brownfield site in South Amboy into the Outerbridge Renewable Connector, an offshore wind hub to deliver to power for up to 1.4 million homes in the Garden State.

Rise Light & Power last week submitted its Outerbridge Renewable Connector proposal to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and PJM Interconnection and is expecting a decision on the plan this year or early in 2022, according to the company release. (Source: Rise Light & Power, PR, mycentaljersey, 21 Sept., 2021) Contact: Rise Light & Power, Clint Plummer, CEO, www.riselight.com; New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, 800-624-0241, www.bpu.stste.nj.us

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Anbaric Submits NJ Offshore Wind Power Bid (Ind. Report)
Anbaric Development Partners
Date: 2021-09-22
Wakefield, Mass.-based commercial-scale electric transmission and storage systems developer Anbaric Development Partners reports it has submitted a portfolio of 19 offshore wind power transmission projects in New Jersey -- the Boardwalk Power Link projects -- to regional grid operator PJM Interconnection on behalf of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU).

The submission is in response to PJM Interconnection's April solicitation for delivery of offshore wind energy to the New Jersey power grid. New Jersey is aiming for 7.5 GW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2035. (Source: Anbaric Development Partners, Sept., 2021) Contact: Anbaric Development Partners, (781) 683 0711, www.anbaric.com; New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, 800-624-0241, www.bpu.stste.nj.us

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Vineyard Wind Bids for New Offshore Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
Vineyard Wind
Date: 2021-09-20
In the Bay State, Vineyard Wind, the developer of America's first full-scale offshore wind farm, has reportedly submitted two new offshore wind proposals totaling 2 GW for projects off the coast of Martha's Vinyard, Massachusetts.

The two new "Commonwealth Wind" proposals with capacity of 800 MW and 1,200 MW each. Between Vineyard Wind 1 and Park City Wind, an adjacent project that is still in permitting, Vineyard Wind has roughly 1600 MW of capacity in its development pipeline. (Source: Vineyard Wind, Maritime Exec., 18 Sept., 2021)Contact: Vineyard Wind, (508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com

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£265Mn Subsidies for UK Renewable Energy Developers (Int'l.)
RenewableUK
Date: 2021-09-17
In the UK, Renewable energy developers will compete for a share in a £265 million ($365.2 million) in government subsidies for renewable energy projects later this year.

Offshore wind developers will compete for contracts worth up to £200 million, £10 million will be offered for onshore wind and solar projects and £55 million will be available to emerging renewable technologies such as tidal power, of which £24 million will be earmarked for floating offshore wind farms.

The scheme could stimulate more the £20 billion in a boost to jobs and the UK supply chain, while reducing energy bills and helping the UK to meet its climate targets, according to RenewableUK.

As previously reported, the UK government slashed renewable energy subsidies in 2015. (Source: RenewableUK, Guardian, Sept., 2021) Contact: RenewableUK, Dan McGrail, CEO, +44 (0)20 7901 3000, +44 (0)20 7901 3001 -- fax, , info@RenewableUK.com, www.renewableuk.com

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Floating Energy Allyance Bidding on ScotWind Foundations (Int'l.)
Floating Energy Allyance ,Elicio
Date: 2021-09-15
Floating Energy Allyance (FEA), a partnership including BayWa r.e., Belgian offshore wind developer, owner and operator Elicio, and floating wind technology developer BW Ideol, is reporting a proposed floating offshore wind farm in Scottish waters could create 3,900 jobs in Scotland at the peak of manufacturing and construction, if the project is successful in a leasing round for the rights to develop new Scottish offshore wind projects.

Floating Energy Allyance is bidding in the ScotWind leasing round run by Crown Estate Scotland, which closed on 16th July, and is committed to manufacturing the project's floating concrete foundations at a port location in Scotland. The successful bidder for the project is expected to be announced early in 2022. (Source: Floating Energy Allyance, Website PR, 14 Sept., 2021) Contact: Floating Energy Allyance, www.fe-allyance.co.uk; BayWa r.e., www.baywa-re.com/en/energy-solutions; Elicio, www.elicio.be/en; BW Ideol, +33 (0)4 86 20 80 50, www.bw-ideol.com/en

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Dominion Inks VA Offshore Wind Staging Area Lease (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy, Offshore Wind
Date: 2021-08-30
In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based Dominion Energy reports inking a 10-year lease agreement with the Port of Virginia for 72 acres at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal for a staging and assembly facility for its 2,600-MW offshore wind project 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The project is the largest commercial offshore wind project in the U.S. and will generate sufficient power for as many as 660,000 homes when fully operational.

Dominion Energy has a two-turbine pilot program currently operating off Virginia Beach. (Dominion Energy, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: Dominion Energy, Joshua Bennett, VP Offshore Wind, www.DominionEnergy.com

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Kincardine Offshore Floating Wind Farm Completed (Int'l.)
Kincardine Offshore Wind,Pilot Offshore Renewables
Date: 2021-08-27
Spring, Texas-based ABS Class Services is reporting construction of the 48 MW Kincardine Offshore floating Wind farm off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland has been completed. The project incorporates a 2MW Vestas turbine in addition to five 9.5 MW Vestas turbines and is expected to generate up to 218 GWh of electricity per -- sufficient power for 55,000 Scottish households.

The project was developed by Kincardine Offshore Wind, a wholly-owned subsidiary of of Edinburgh, Scotland-based Pilot Offshore Renewables. Cobra Wind, a subsidiary of ACS Group, is responsible for the engineering, design, supply, construction, and commissioning .

"ABS is the global leader in the Classification of floating offshore wind, with our Guide used for more than 80MW of floating turbines now installed," according to ABS VP Global Offshore, Matthew Tremblay. (Source: ABS Class Services, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: ABS Class Services, Matthew Tremblay, 281-877-6000, ww2.eagle.org

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GE, PKN ORLEN Ink Polish Offshore Wind Development MoU (Int'l.)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-08-25
GE Renewable Energy and the Polish state oil refiner and petrol retailer PKN ORLEN are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding to explore ways to work together to support the development of offshore wind projects in Poland, a country expected to award up to 10.9 GW of offshore wind projects by 2030 and up to 28 GW of offshore wind by 2050.

GE Renewable Energy is already active in the Polish wind market with over 300 onshore wind turbines delivering 900 MW, with almost half of that coming online since 2018. LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, also employs around 1,000 employees at its Goleniow, Poland, onshore wind turbine blade manufacturing site. The government of Poland has announced plans to award up to 10.9 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and offers new sea areas enabling development of future offshore wind projects. Country’s offshore wind capacity is estimated to be 28 GWs by 2050.

GE Renewable Energy is a $16 billion business that combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions, according to the company website, (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 25 Aug., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy, www.linkedin.com/company/gerenewableenergy, twitter.com/GErenewables; PKN ORLEN, www.orlen.pl

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GE, PKN ORLEN Seal Polish Offshore Wind Development Deal (Int'l.)

Date: 2021-08-25
GE Renewable Energy and the Polish state oil refiner and petrol retailer PKN ORLEN are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding to explore ways to work together to support the development of offshore wind projects in Poland, a country expected to award up to 10.9 GW of offshore wind projects by 2030 and up to 28 GW of offshore wind by 2050.

GE Renewable Energy is already active in the Polish wind market with over 300 onshore wind turbines delivering 900 MW, with almost half of that coming online since 2018. LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, also employs around 1,000 employees at its Goleniow, Poland, onshore wind turbine blade manufacturing site. The government of Poland has announced plans to award up to 10.9 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and offers new sea areas enabling development of future offshore wind projects. Country’s offshore wind capacity is estimated to be 28 GWs by 2050.

GE Renewable Energy is a $16 billion business that combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions, according to the company website, (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 25 Aug., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy, www.linkedin.com/company/gerenewableenergy, twitter.com/GErenewables; PKN ORLEN, www.orlen.pl


Wartsila Supplies Battery Energy Storage in Taiwan (Int'l. Report)
Wartsila
Date: 2021-08-11
Wartsila reports it will supply a 5.2 MW/5.2 MWh battery energy storage system to the Beimen Energy Storage project to be constructed by Shangfa Construction for North-Star International .in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, The project is expected to be operational by the end of Q1, next year.

Wartsilas system will enable North-Star International to provide frequency regulation and spinning reserve services and will enable the integration of greater levels of renewables, Taiwan aims to have 20% solar and wind power by 2025, which will be augmented with an additional 15GW of offshore wind power by 2035. (Source: Wartsila, Website PR, 10 Aug., 2021)

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US Wind Announces Major Offshore Wind Progress (Ind. Report)
US Wind
Date: 2021-08-06
US Wind, Inc., Maryland's leader in offshore wind development, has announced major steps forward in the development of offshore wind energy for Maryland, including: major labor agreements to support the company's first major offshore wind project for Maryland -- the 22-turbine MarWin project -- and all other future projects; anew port facility agreement with Tradepoint Atlantic to develop 90 waterfront acres into a new offshore wind deployment hub, where US Wind will initially invest $77 million via the MarWin project; expansion plans for development of up to an additional 1,200 MW of offshore wind energy with the new Momentum Wind project; and a proposal for a new steel fabrication facility in Baltimore County at the Tradepoint Atlantic site -- Sparrows Point Steel -- to be built in conjunction with Momentum Wind.

At full capacity, Momentum Wind would include up to 82 turbines and will be Maryland's most ambitious clean energy project, able to fully satisfy the state's offshore wind energy goals and renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Catalyzed by a landmark 90-acre lease agreement with Tradepoint Atlantic at Sparrows Point Shipyard, the former home of Bethlehem Steel, US Wind will build on the port investment already committed via the MarWin project to facilitate the investment of an incremental $150 million to develop Sparrows Point Steel, Maryland's first manufacturing facility for monopile offshore wind foundations.

Founded in 2011, US Wind is majority-owned by Italian renewable energy developer Renexia SpA and a subsidiary of Toto Holding SpA which specializes in large-scale transportation and energy sector construction projects. (Source: US Wind, Website PR, 3 Aug., 2021) Contact: US Wind, Jeff Grybowski, CEO, Nancy Sopko, 410.727.4020, n.sopko@uswindinc.com, www.uswind.com; Tradepoint Atlantic, www.tradepointatlantic.com

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Major Floating Wind Farms Planned for Irish Sea (Int'l. Report)
Flotation Energy,
Date: 2021-07-30
Edinburgh-based wind energy equipment manufacturer Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm Limited, a partnership of Spain's Cobra Group and Edinburgh-based Flotation Energy Plc reports it plans to construct two offshore wind farms totaling 2,500 MW off County Wexford (1,000 MW) and County Wicklow (1,500 MW) in the Irish Sea at an estimated cost of €5.5 billion ($6531414.92).

The two projects are projected to come online in 2030. (Source: Offshore Wind Ltd., PR, Irish Times, 28 July, 2021) Contact: Offshore Wind Farm Limited, Groupo Cobra, +34 91 456 95 00, Fax: +34 91 456 94 50, www.groupocobra.com; Floatation Energy Plc, +44 7712 864013, enquiries@flotationenergy.com, www.flotationenergy.com

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ACCIONA, SSE to Explore Polish Offshore Wind Opportunities (Int'l.)
ACCIONA Energía, SSE Renewables
Date: 2021-07-28
Madrid-headquartered ACCIONA Energia and London-listed utility SSE Renewables are reporting a MoU to formalize a 50/50 joint venture to explore offshore wind opportunities in Poland.

Poland is aiming to generate at least 23 pct of its gross energy consumption from renewable sources by 2030, increasing to at least 28.5 pct by 2040. The development of offshore wind energy is one of the key elements for Poland to achieve these goals, with the country targeting 5.9GW of installed offshore wind energy by 2030, and 11GW installed by 2040. (Source: ACCIONA, Website PR, 27 July, 2021) Contact: ACCIONA Energia, www.acciona.com; SSE Renewables, www.sse.com

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Connecticut Offshore Wind Launch Pad Underway (Ind. Report)
Eversource. Orsted
Date: 2021-07-26
In New London, Conn., the Connecticut Port Authority reports the $235 million renovation and conversion of the state-owned pier in New London into a launching-pad for offshore wind energy projects is well-underway.

Upon completion near the end of 2022, the facility will be turned over to a joint-venture by Eversource Energy and Orsted which have a 10-year lease to use the pier as a staging area for three wind projects off the coast of Rhode Island and New York. (Source: Connecticut Port Authority, 25 July, 2021) Contact: Connecticut Port Authority, John Henshaw, 860-577-5174 www.ctportauthority.com; Eversource, Jim Judge, CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business, www.eversource.com; Orsted, Tom Christiansen, Media, +45 99 55 60 17, tomlc@orsted.dk, www.orsted.com

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