Return to Today's Publications

 

Newsletter:
Date Range (YYYY-MM-DD) -
Company, Industry or Technology:
  Search Tips


Triton's Offshore Wind Anchoring System Scores Funding (Funding)
Triton Systems
Date: 2021-04-07
In the Bay State, Chelmsford-based Triton Systems Inc. is reporting receipt of $1.3 million funding from the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (Consortium) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to support Triton's Helical Anchor Group Installation System (HAGIS), a low cost, flexible anchoring system for small- and large-scale offshore wind farms. The company previously received $1.1 million from the U.S. DOE to develop the technology.

Triton's patent-pending HAGIS anchoring system: can be applied to any offshore wind platform or mooring configuration; minimizes acoustic impact on the environment and sea life; can be easily removed for decommissioning; is scalable and applicable to many types of subsea foundations beyond offshore wind; and delivers cost savings by lower manufacturing (40 pct) and installation costs (25 pct reduction). (Source: Triton Systems, Inc., PR, 5 Apr., 2021) Contact: Triton Systems Inc., Dave Model, COO, Zach Miller, 978-250-4200, fax: 978-250-4533, zmiller@tritonsys.com, www.tritonsys.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Triton Systems . Offshore Wind,  


Ocean Winds Targeting Expansion Into Ireland (Int'l. Report)
Ocean Winds,China Three Gorges
Date: 2021-04-07
EDP Renewables and Engie joint venture company Ocean Winds reports it is evaluating the expansion of its global offshore wind portfolio -- 1.5 GW under construction and 4 GW in development -- to include a potential offshore wind farm 8 miles from the shore at County Wicklow, Ireland. To that end Ocean Winds has established Cailleach Offshore Wind Farm based in Edinburgh as a project delivery company.

In the UK, Ocean Winds will soon complete the 100-turbine, 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth. When fully operational in 2022, the project is expected to generate sufficient energy for roughly 950,000 homes. It is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm East, which is majority owned by Ocean Winds with Diamond Green and China Three Gorges holding minority positions. (Source: Ocean Wind, PR, Apr., 2021) Contact: Ocean Wind, communications@oceanwinds.com, www.oceanwinds.com; China Three Gorges Europe, www.hydropower.org/our-members/china-three-gorges-corporation

More Low-Carbon Energy News China Three Gorges ,  Ocean Winds,  Offshore Wind,  


Mitsui Plans $1.8Bn Investment by 2023 to Cut Emissions (Int'l.)
Mitsui
Date: 2021-04-07
Japanese maritime shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. is reporting a plan to invest $1.8 billion over the next three years to achieve zero emissions from its fleet by 2050 and to develop new carbon-neutral businesses.

To that end, the company is looking at initiatives and technologies designed to improve the performance of its shipping fleet and cut emissions. Mitsui is also investigating new business lines tied to the emerging technologies including offshore wind, wave energy, alternative fuels, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), LNG bunkering and liquefied CO2 ocean transport, according to a release. (Source: Mitsui, PR, Nikkei Asia, Apr., 2021) Contact: Mitsui, www.mitsui.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Mitsui,  Carbon Emissions,  


Orsted, NOAA to Share Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind Data (Ind. Report)
Orsted, NOAA
Date: 2021-04-07
In Washington, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is reporting a first-of-its-kind agreement with Orsted Wind Power North America LLC, under which NOAA will have access to physicial and biological data from Orsted-leased waters (subject to U.S. jurisdiction). This agreement paves the way for future data-sharing agreements with other developers, as the wind energy industry grows. NOAA will be able to look at air and water quality and emissions, meteorology, coastal currents and waves, hydrographic mapping, and physical oceanography.

Orsted is behind the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project as well as the Skipjack Wind Farm, one of two planned for the waters off Ocean City. The company plans to install nearly 3,000 megawatts of wind energy projects in the U.S. between now and 2026. (Source: NOAA, PR, 5 Apr., 2021) Contact: Orsted Offshore North America, David Hardy, CEO,, Allan Bodskov Andersen, IR, +45 99 55 79 96, alban@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk; NOAA, Ben Friedman, Acting Administrator, www.noaa.gov

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


Orsted, NOAA to Share Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind Data (Ind. Report)
Orsted, NOAA
Date: 2021-04-06
In Washington, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is reporting a first-of-its-kind agreement with Orsted Wind Power North America LLC, under which NOAA will have access to physicial and biological data from Orsted-leased waters (subject to U.S. jurisdiction). This agreement paves the way for future data-sharing agreements with other developers, as the wind energy industry grows. NOAA will be able to look at air and water quality and emissions, meteorology, coastal currents and waves, hydrographic mapping, and physical oceanography.

Orsted is behind the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project as well as the Skipjack Wind Farm, one of two planned for the waters off Ocean City. The company plans to install nearly 3,000 megawatts of wind energy projects in the U.S. between now and 2026. (Source: NOAA, PR, 5 Apr., 2021) Contact: Orsted Offshore North America, David Hardy, CEO NOAA, Ben Friedman, Acting Administrator, www.noaa.gov

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


Nat. Offshore Wind R&D Consort. Projects Announced (Ind. Report)
National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium
Date: 2021-03-31
The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, which was established with funding from U.S. DOE, has selected 15 new projects to receive a total of $8 million for offshore wind support structure innovation, U.S.-based supply chain development, electrical systems innovation, and solutions for impacts on wildlife and radar.

The selections announced today include:

  • Four projects to develop innovative support structures (including foundations and moorings) for very large fixed-bottom and floating offshore wind turbines to achieve economies of scale;

  • Three projects that propose innovative solutions to supply chain and installation challenges including spiral welded towers, a self-positioning blade installation tool, and unmanned aerial devices for inspections;

  • Five projects to support innovations in grid interconnection and transmission;

  • Three technology development projects to mitigate use conflicts, including wildlife monitoring and radar interference. The 15 new projects bring the Consortium’s total funding portfolio to $28 million for 40 projects. This announcement supports a goal to deploy 30 gigawatts of U.S. offshore wind by 2030.

    DOE established the National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium in 2018 to address research priorities for offshore wind as defined in the National Offshore Wind Strategy, which was developed jointly by DOE and the DOI Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

    The Consortium is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with DOE and NYSERDA each providing $20.5 million to fund high-impact research projects that lower the costs of U.S. offshore wind.

    Download details HERE (Source: US DOE, Wind Energy Technology Office, National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, PR, 29 Mar., 2021) Contact: National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, www.nationaloffshorewind.org; NYSERDA, Doreen Harris, Acting CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA,  National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium,  Offshore Wind,  


  • Nexans Cabling Supplier on Empire Offshore Wind Project (Ind. Report)
    Nexans
    Date: 2021-03-31
    Paris-based cabling specialist Nexans is reporting a preferred supplier agreement (PSA) with Equinor's Empire Offshore Wind LLC to connect Empire Wind offshore projects to the onshore grid. The turnkey projects cover the full design and manufacturing, as well as the laying and protection of over 300 km of export cables that will deliver renewable energy to over one million homes.

    Empire Wind is being developed by a 50/50 Equinor and BP partnership. Empire Wind is planned for an area of 80,000 acres of federal waters roughly 33 km south of Long Island, east of the Rockaways, New York.

    Nexans designs solutions and services along the entire value chain in three main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities and e¬mobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, subsea interconnections, land high voltage), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, oil and gas, automation, and others), according to the company website. (Source: Nexans, PR, 29 Mar., 2021) Contact: Nexans North America, www.nexans.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Nexans,  Offshore Wind,  


    Bay State Governor Inks Climate Legislation (Reg. & Leg.)
    Mass. Climate Change
    Date: 2021-03-29
    Following up on our Jan. 6th coverage, Bay State Gov. Charlie Baker (D) has signed into law climate legislation committing Massachusetts to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, establish interim emissions goals between now and the middle of the century, adopt energy efficiency standards for appliances, authorize another 2,400 MW of offshore wind power and address needs in environmental justice communities.

    The new law requires that greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 be at least 50 pct lower than 1990 emissions, and that 2040 emissions be at least 75 pct lower and that 2050 emissions be at least 85 pct below 1990 emissions. The remaining 15 pct will be achieved through carbon sequestration and carbon banking.

    The bill also requires the Department of Public Utilities to consider emissions reductions on an equal footing as its considerations of power generation reliability and affordability within 90 days, that the governor appoint three green building experts to the Board of Building Regulations and Standards, and that the administration establish the first-ever greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal for the home energy efficiency program MassSave. (Source: Various Media, Sentinal Herald, 27 Mar., 2021)Contact: Office of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, (617) 725-4005, www.mass.gov/governor

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Charlie Baker,  Climate Change,  MassSave,  


    Mass. Climate Legislation Stresses Energy Efficiency (Reg. & Leg.)
    Energy Eficiency
    Date: 2021-03-29
    Following up on our Jan. 6th coverage, Bay State Gov. Charlie Baker (D) has signed into law climate legislation committing Massachusetts to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, establish interim emissions goals between now and the middle of the century, authorize another 2,400 MW of offshore wind power and address needs in environmental justice communities.

    The legislation also calls for the governor to: appoint three green building experts to the Board of Building Regulations and Standards; adopt energy efficiency standards for appliances; and establish the first-ever greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal for the home energy efficiency program MassSave. (Source: Various Media, Sentinal Herald, 27 Mar., 2021)Contact: Office of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, (617) 725-4005, www.mass.gov/governor; MassSave, (866) 527-7283, www.masssave.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency news,  MassSave news,  Charlie Baker news,  


    French Offshore Wind Farm Wins EIB Credit (Int'l. Report)
    European Investment Bank
    Date: 2021-03-26
    The European Investment Bank (EIB) reports granting a €350 million line of credit to a consortium made up of EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd to co-finance construction of a planned €2 billion wind farm 10 km off the coast of Courseulles-sur-Mer, France.

    The project will incorporate 64 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines totaling 450 MW and is expected to enter service in 2024. (Source: EIB, PR, NA Windpower, 24 Mar., 2021) Contact: EIB, www.eib.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News European Investment Bank,  wpd,  Enbridge,  EDF Renewables,  Offshore wind,  


    NY State Deepwater Wind South Fork Cable Approved (Ind. Report)
    Deepwater Wind
    Date: 2021-03-24
    In the Empire State, to Public Service Commission has given approval to a 7.6 mile underground cable that would link Deepwater Wind South Fork's proposed 15-turbine, 130 MW wind farm 35 miles off the Montauk coast to an East Hampton power substation. The project, to be built in federal waters, still requires federal permits to proceed before coming online in 2023.

    In January, East Hampton Town approved an agreement allowing the developer to run the cable under a Wainscott beach and town roads in exchange for a $28.9 million community benefits package. (Source: NY Public Service Commission, 18 Mar., 2021)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Deepwater Wind news,  Offshore Wind news,  


    DNV Inks $17.7Mn Taipower Offshore Wind Contract (Int'l. Report)
    Taipower, BNV
    Date: 2021-03-24
    Norwegian independent quality assurance specialist DNV GL is reporting a $17.7 million contract to be the "owner-engineer" for Taipei-headquartered state-owned Taiwan Power Company's (Taipower) Offshore Wind Project Phase II -- the largest offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

    The scope over the 31-turbine project life cycle includes design review, fabrication and construction assurance and commissioning. (Source: DNV, PR, reve, 23 Mar., 2021) Contact: Taiwan Power Company, www.taipower.com.tw; DNV GL, www.dnvgl.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV,  Taipower,  Offshore Wind,  


    Offshore Wind Proposal Floated in Oregon (Reg. & Leg.)
    Oregon
    Date: 2021-03-22
    In Salem, the Oregon House of Representatives is considering bill HR 3375, legislation calling for establishment of a task force and strategic plan on floating offshore wind and targeting development of 3 GW of floating wind energy in federal waters off the Oregon coast by 2030.

    According to a 2019 National Renewable Energy Laboratory study -- Oregon Offshore Wind Site Feasibility and Cost Study -- floating wind off Oregon was a “promising’ potential source of clean energy for the state” because 97 pct of the 62 GW of available technical offshore wind energy resource in Oregon is in water depths greater than 60 meters. (Source: Oregon Representative David Brock Smith (R) , riviera, 19 Mar., 2021) Contact: Oregon State Representative David Brock Smith, www.oregonlegislature.gov/smithd

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


    Haldor Topsoe, Aquamarine Plan German Green Ammonia Plant (Int'l.)
    Haldor Topsoe
    Date: 2021-03-19
    Danish clean fuels provider Haldor Topsoe and private equity firm Aquamarine have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a green ammonia facility in northern Germany close to existing offshore wind farms.

    The facility is planned to include a 100 MW solid oxide electrolyzer cell (SOEC) electrolysis unit to produce green hydrogen to be converted into green ammonia for use as a green marine fuel or fertilizer. The plant is expected to be operational by 2024. (Source: Haldor Topsoe, PR, Splash247, 18 Mar., 2021) Contact: Haldor Topsoe, Roeland Baan, CEO, Ulrik Frohlke, Media, +45 27 77 99 68, ulfr@topsoe.com, www.topsoe.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Haldor Topsoe,  Green Amonia,  Alternative Fuel,  


    Vattenfall, Air Liquide Ink Offshore Wind Farm PPA (Int'l. Report)
    Vattenfall, Air Liquide
    Date: 2021-03-19
    In Sweden, Stockholm-based Vattenfall reports the inking of a 15-year power purchase agreement with Air Liquide for 100GWh of power from its Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm beginning in 2023. Air Liquide will use the electricity to power its factories in the Netherlands.

    Hollandse Kust Zuid, the world's first subsidy free offshore wind farm, will be located between 18 and 36 kilometers off the Dutch coast. Construction is slated to get underway this year for completion in 2023, when the 140-turbine wind farm will generate more than 6 TWh of green electricity per year. (Source: Vattenfall, PR, Website, 18 Mar., 2021) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com; Air Liquide, Corporate Communications, +33 (0)1 40 62 58 49, media@airliquide.com, www.airliquide.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Air Liquide,  Offshore Wind,  


    GE Planning New UK Offshore Wind Blade Plant (Int'l. Report)
    GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power
    Date: 2021-03-17
    In the UK, GE Renewable Energy is reporting it LM Wind Power unit plans to open and operate a new manufacturing plant in Teeside for the production of offshore wind turbine blades. Financing and construction details are reportedly in advanced stages of negotiation and the plant is expected to open and start production in 2023 .

    LM Wind Power plans to set up and operate this plant which will be dedicated to the production of its 107-meter- long offshore wind turbine blades, a key component of GE's Haliade-X, the most powerful offshore wind turbine in operation today. (Source GE Renewable Energy, PR, Utilities, 14 Mar., 2021)Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com; LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind Power,  GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Balde,  Wind,  


    600 MW Japanese Offshore Wind Project Awaiting Approvals (Int'l.)
    JERA
    Date: 2021-03-10
    In Tokyo, Japanese utility JERA Co., Inc. reports it has submitted its Primary Environmental Impact Consideration Document plans for its planned 63 turbine, 600 MW offshore wind farm off the city of Tsugaru in Aomori Prefecture, Japan, to the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry

    JERA notes it will continue to move the project forward under the guidance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and other related authorities, while the project is undergoing public input and Ministry reviews. (Source: JERA, PR. Mar., 2021) Contact: JERA, www.jera.co.jp/english

    More Low-Carbon Energy News JERA,  Offshore Wind,  


    Bureau Veritas Claims French Floating Wind Farm Certification Contract (Int'l. Report)
    Bureau Veritas,Qairos Energies
    Date: 2021-03-10
    International inspection and classification company Bureau Veritas (BV) reports receipt of a project certification contract for EolMed, a floating offshore wind farm pilot project in France. The project is being developed by Qairos Energies along with Total, Ideol, and Vestas Wind Systems A/S.

    Located in the Mediterranean Sea Aude region, EolMed is one of four floating pilot farms under development in France. It will incorporate three Vestas V164-10 MW wind turbines totaling 30MW installed on floating foundations anchored at an average depth of 60 meters.

    Bureau Veritas will provide technical expertise and assessment of the floating foundations, their mooring system and the dynamic sections of the inter-array cables. (Source: Bureau Veritas, PR, 9 Mar., 2021) Contact: Bureau Veritas, Bruno Ferreyra, Exec. VP., Delphine Doungouss, Media, +33 (0)1 55 24 70 95, delphine.doungouss@bureauveritas.com, www.bureauveritas.com; Qairos Energies, www.qairos-energies.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Bureau Veritas,  Offshore Wind,  


    Greek Floating Offshore Wind Farm Plan Announced (Int'l.)
    Ocean Winds, Terna Energy
    Date: 2021-03-05
    Madrid-headquartered Ocean Winds, a 50/50 joint venture between EDP Renewables and Engie, reports inking a collaboration agreement with Athens-headquartered headquartered renewable energy developer Terna Energy SA to co-develop a roughly 1.5-GW floating offshore wind project in Greece.

    The two parties have joined forces to identify the most suitable areas for the offshore wind project. Ocean Winds aims to become one of the top five global offshore wind developers and operators, according to the release. (Source: ENGIE, EDP, Smart Energy, 23 July, 2020) (Source: Terna Energy, Ocean Winds, Splashe247, 3 Mar., 2021) Contact: ENGIE, Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, VP Renewables, www.engie.com/en; EDP Renewables, (713) 265-0350 (Houston), +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com; Ocean Winds, Spyros Martinis, CEO, www.oceanwind.co; Terna Energy, +30 210 6968000, Fax +30 210 6968098-99, info@terna-energy.com, www.terna-energy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ocean Winds,  Terna Energy,  FLoating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


    First Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Power Now Online (Ind. Report)
    RWE, Triton Knoll
    Date: 2021-03-05
    RWE is reporting the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm has generated its first renewable electricity following the January installation of the first of the project's 90 Vestsa wind turbines and the energization of the project's transmission system -- offshore substation platforms, offshore export cable, onshore cables and onshore substation.

    When fully operational the 857 MW facility will generate sufficient power for 800,000 UK homes and the most powerful facility in the RWE global fleet.

    The 145 square kilometer project, which is located over 32 kilometers off the Lincolnshire coast, is jointly owned by RWE, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power, with RWE managing the construction, long-term operation and maintenance works. (Source: RWE, PR, Renewable Energy Mag., 2 Mar, 2021) Contact: RWE Peter Terium, CEO, +49 (0) 201 122 2088, www.rwe.com; Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, www.tritonknoll.co.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE,  Triton Knoll,  Offshore Wind,  


    €6Bn Irish Offshore Wind Project Announced (Int'l. Report)
    SSE Renewables,Airtricity
    Date: 2021-02-26
    The London-listed utility SSE Renewables is reporting a planned investment of as much as €6 billion through its Airtricity electricity and gas supply business to construct roughly 2,000 MW of offshore wind farms off Louth, Wicklow and in the Celtic Sea along the coast of Ireland -- subject to planning, regulatory and onshore grid connection approvals.

    SSE Renewables plans to begin with a project on the Arklow Bank in the Irish Sea off Co Wicklow, where it could initially assemble enough turbines to produce about 520MW of electricity by 2025.

    SSE presently has 28 onshore wind farms generating 720MW of electricity, as well as a gas-fired generator at Great Island, Co Wexford, and several smaller "peaking" plants used to back up renewable production. (Source: SSE Renewables, PR, Irish Times, 25 Feb., 2021) Contact: SSE Reewables, www.ssepd.co.uk, www.sse.com; Airtricity, www.sseairtricity.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Airtricity,  SSE Renewables,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


    China Completes 3GW Offshore Wind Installations in 2020 (Int'l.)
    China Offshore Wind, Global Wind Energy Council
    Date: 2021-02-26
    According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), China installed 3GW of offshore wind in 2020, half of all new capacity built globally last year. "China's record-breaking growth is expected to continue in 2021, driven by an offshore wind installation rush to meet China's feed-in-tariff deadline by the end of this year," the GWEC noted.

    Globally, the UK remains the top producer of offshore wind capacity, with China in the second spot followed by Germany. The offshore wind industry installed slightly more than 6 GW of new capacity globally in 2020, bringing the total global offshore wind capacity to 35GW. (Source: Global Wind Energy Council, 25 Feb., 2021) Contact: Global Wind Energy Council, www,gwec.net

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


    BW Offshore Entering Floating Offshore Wind Market (Int'l.)
    BW Offshore, Ideol
    Date: 2021-02-24
    Oslo and Singapore-headquartered BW Offshore is reporting a €60 million ($73 million) investment in La Ciotat, France-headquartered Ideol S.A. to create BW Ideol, a global integrated floating offshore wind company. With the investment Ideol S.A. will become a wholly owned subsidiary of BW Ideol.

    BW Offshore expects to hold about 50 pct of the shares outstanding in BW Ideol while Ideol management and employees are expected to own about 20 pct of the shares post listing. The transaction and listing subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

    Ideol has installed two full-scale demonstration wind turbines based on its patented floater design and is building a sizeable pipeline of projects as co-developer in Japan, Europe, and the US. (Source: Ideol, 19 Feb., 2021) Contact: Ideol S.A., +33 4 86 20 80 50, www.ideol-offshore.com/en; BW Offshore, Marco Beenen, CEO, +47 2313 0000, contact@bwoffshore.com, www.bwoffshore.com

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


    Vattenfall, Van Oord Ink Turbines O&M Contract (Int'l. Report)
    Vattenfall,Van Oord
    Date: 2021-02-24
    Vattenfall reports it has awarded Rotterdan-based Van Oord's MPI Offshore a four-year operations and maintenance (O&M) framework contract for jack-up and associated lifting services for main component exchanges across Vattenfall's portfolio of offshore wind farms.

    The contract covers planned and unplanned maintenance campaigns for about 600 Vattenfall wind turbines. (Source: Vattenfall, PR, Offshore 22 Feb., 2021) Contact: Van Oord, +31 88 8260000, info@vanoord.com; www.vanoord.com Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Offshore Wind,  


    CLP Considering Honk Kong Offshore Wind Project (Int'l. Report)
    CLP Power Hong Kong
    Date: 2021-02-24
    In Hong Kong, CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd, the city's largest power producer, reports it is considering development of offshore wind in Hong Kong waters. The company release noted that "recent advances in the technology of wind turbine generators and an increasingly mature supply chain in the region make it appear more feasible." (Source: CLP, PR, ejinsight, 23 Feb, 2021) Contact: CLP, Richard Lancaster, CEO, csd@clp.com, www.clp.com.hk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News CLP Power Hong Kong,  Offshore Wind,  


    Siemens Gamesa Confirms 448MW French Offshore Wind Order (Int'l.)
    Siemens Gamesa
    Date: 2021-02-22
    Reporting from Madrid, Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa is confirming a firm order from a consortium of EDF Renewables, Enbridge and Wpd for 64 units of its SWT-7.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines for the 448MW Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados) offshore wind project 10km off the Bessin coast in northern France.

    The total project cost is expected to come in at roughly €2 billion. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, Website, Various Trade Pub, 22 Feb., 2022) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Andreas Nauen, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com;EDF Renewables, Sandi Briner, 858-521-3525, www.edf-re.com; wdp Europe GmbH, Christian Schnibbe Head of Marketing & PR, +49 (421) 16866-10, +49 (421) 16866-10 -- fax, c.schnibbe@wpd.de, info@wdp.de, www.wpd.de

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  EDF Renewables,  Wpd,  Enbridge,  


    Siemens Gamesa Confirms 448MW French Offshore Wind Order (Int'l.)
    Siemens Gamesa
    Date: 2021-02-22
    Reporting from Madrid, wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa is confirming a firm order from a consortium of EDF Renewables, Enbridge and Wpd for 64 units of its SWT-7.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines for the 448MW Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados) offshore wind project 10km off the Bessin coast in northern France.

    The total project cost is expected to come in at roughly €2 billion. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, Website, Various Trade Pub, 22 Feb., 2022) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Roberto Sabalza, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com

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


    Dominion Plans $72Bn Clean Energy Investment (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy
    Date: 2021-02-17
    Dominion Energy reports it could invest up to $72 billion through 2035 to transition its primary power source from fossil fuels to emissions-free, clean fuel alternatives.

    The company expects to invest $32 billion through 2025 to clean up its emissions profile as follows: $17 billion for zero-carbon generation -- offshore wind, nuclear power life extensions , solar energy and energy storage; $6 billion on electricity transmission and distribution projects such as making its system more resilient to cyber and climate threats; $6 billion on customer growth and other related activities; $3 billion on natural gas distribution modernization and renewable natural gas systems. More than 80 pct of those investments will reduce emissions.

    Specifically, the company noted:

  • $17 billion for offshore wind projects, including an estimated $8 billion to build a 2.6 GW offshore wind project in Virginia that it hopes to complete by the end of 2026;

  • $20 billion on solar projects expanding the company's capacity from 2.2 GW to 13.4 GW by 2035;

  • $7 billion for energy storage projects;

  • $4 billion to extend the life of its zero-emission nuclear power plants;

  • $15 billion on electric grid transformation projects and $9 billion on natural gas distribution modernization projects and renewable natural gas.

    Roughly $72 billion by 2035 would increase the company's zero-carbon power sources from 45 pct in 2020 to 70 pct by 2035 while improving its zero- and low-carbon sources from 90 pct to 95 pct. Dominion is also investing in early-stage hydrogen projects. (Source: Dominion Energy, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Emil Avram, VP Bus. Dev., www.dominionenergy.com

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


  • Orsted Baltic Sea Offshore Wind JV Announced (Int'l. Report)
    Orsetd
    Date: 2021-02-12
    Fredericia, Denmark-based Orsted and Warsaw, Poland-headquartred Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. (PGE) are reporting a 50/50 joint venture agreement for the development, construction and operation of two offshore wind projects totaling upto 2.5 GW in the Baltic Sea.

    To that end, Orsted will subscribe to 50 pct of new share capital in PGE's Elektrownia Wiatrowa 1-GW Baltica-3 sp. z o.o. and the 1.5-GW Elektrownia Wiatrowa Baltica-2 sp z o.o. offshore wind farm projects. The subscription price for the newly issued shares will amount to roughly $177.1 million. Both projects are eligible to be included in Poland's 2021 offshore wind allocation round where a total of 5.9 GW is expected to be awarded. Baltica 3 is the most advanced of the two projects and could become operational in 2026. (Source: Orsted, PR, 10 Feb., 2021) Contact: Orsted, Allan Bodskov Andersen, IR, +45 99 55 79 96, alban@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk; Polska Grupa Energetyczna, www.gkpge.pl

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  


    Amazon-Shell HKN Offshore Wind Slated for 2023 Launch (Int'l.)
    Amazon, Shell, Eneco
    Date: 2021-02-10
    In the Netherlands, the Amazon-Shell HKN (Hollandse Kust Noord) Offshore Wind Project is targeting a 2023 launch. The project will comprise a floating solar park, short-term battery storage, optimally tuned turbines, and "green hydrogen" made by electrolysis as a further storage technique.

    The offshore wind farm will be operated by the Crosswind Consortium, a joint venture between energy companies Shell and Eneco, and have an overall capacity of 759MW, half of which is being purchased by Amazon to power its European operations .

    The project is the e-commerce giant's largest single-site renewables project to date. In December, Amazon announced it will invest in 26 wind and solar projects totaling 3.4GW of electricity production capacity. (Source: Amazon, PR, Energy 8 Feb., 2021) Contact: Eneco, Kees-Jan Rameau, Strategic Growth Officer, www.eneco.com; Amazon, amazon-pr@amazon.com, www.amazon.com/pr; Shell, www.shell.com/newenergies; Crosswind Consortium, www.crosswindhkn.nl

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Amazon,  Shell,  Eneco,  Wind,  Renewable Energy,  


    Equinor Advancing Offshore Empire Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
    Equinor
    Date: 2021-02-10
    Further to our 18the Jan. coverage, in Oslo, the Norwegian government owned energy developer Equinor Equinor plans to advance the Empire Wind Farm One project off of Long Beach -- the "largest offshore wind program in the country" according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Construction on the Empire Wind Farm project is scheduled to begin in 2023.

    The company also reports approval in January for two additional projects in Long Island waters, including the Empire Wind Farm Two, for a combined project capacity of 2,000 MW.

    Equinor's 1,230 MW, Beason Point offshore wind farm roughly 50 miles off of Montauk Point, New York, was also approved. (Source: Equinor, PR, WSHU Public Radio, 9 Feb., 2021) Contact: Equinor, www.equinor.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor,  Offshore Wind,  


    €1bn Irish Sea Wind Farm Plan Advancing (Int'l. Report)
    Statkraft
    Date: 2021-02-08
    Oslo-headquartered Norwegian state-owned renewable energy giant Statkraft AS reports its planned €1 billion 500-MW,Irish Sea wind farm stretching from Skerries to Clogherhead north Dublin to Co Louth is in the site assessment and public engagement phase.

    The company aims to submit a planning application within the next 12 months for the 30-turbine project. (Source: Statkraft. PR, independent.ie, 7 Feb., 2021) Contact: Statkraft Ireland, Kevin O'Donovan, Managing Dir., +353 21 242 7786, www.statkraft.ie

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Offshore Wind,  


    S. Korea Touts $43Bn Offshore Wind Project (Int'l. Report)
    Korea
    Date: 2021-02-08
    In Seoul, the South Korean government is touting its planned $43 billion offshore wind farm odd Sinan -- said to be the world's largest offshore wind power complex.

    The project is in keeping with the government's effort to cut the country's reliance on nuclear power and imported coal and to grow its renewable energy sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. (Source: Gov. of South Korea, Energy Infrapost, Feb., 2021)

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


    SGRE Preferred Turbine Bidder for East Anglia Hub (Int'l.)
    Iberdrola, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
    Date: 2021-02-05
    Madrid-headquartered Spanish energy giant Iberdrola SA through its UK subsidiary Scottish Power Renewables (SPR), has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to supply and install offshore wind turbines for its £6.5 billion East Anglia Hub programme.

    The East Anglia Hub projects have the potential to deliver more than 7.5 pct of the UK's 40GW target for offshore wind generation by 2030 as set out in the Government's Ten Point Plan. To deliver on the Plan's ambitions, this year's Contracts for Difference auction will need to ensure sufficient deployment to put the UK on track to achieve this target.

    The initial 1,400 MW of power to be generated through the Hub projects via East Anglia THREE has secured planning consent. Planning applications for East Anglia ONE North (800 MW) and East Anglia TWO (900 MW) are currently under regulatory review and, if approved, would begin construction in 2023 for completion in 2026. (Source: Iberdrola, Website PR, 2 Feb., 2021) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Andreas Nauen, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com; Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, comunicacioncorporativa@iberdrola.es, www.iberdrola.es; Scottish Power Renewables, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy ,  Offshore Wind,  Iberdrola,  


    Magnora, RWE Partner on Floating Wind Project (Int'l. Report)
    Magnora, RWE
    Date: 2021-02-03
    Oslo-headquartered renewable energy company Magnora ASA is reporting an agreement with global offshore energy technology and service company RWE to establish a joint floating wind company called Magnora Floating Wind.

    The new company has begun operations and started work on the application for the ScotWind round in Scotland, UK. The company will also participate in the first offshore wind application round in Norway, which will open in 2021, as well as consider entering new markets. Magnora previously announced acquisitions of: Swedish offshore wind developer Kustvind AB; Sweden-based solar developer Evolar AB; and VINDR AS, the wind power development company focusing on small and medium scaled wind development projects. (Source: Magnora ASA, PR, Website, 29 Jan., 2021) Contact: Magnora ASA, Erik Sneve, CEO, es@magnoraasa.com, www.magnoraasa.com; RWE, www.rwe.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Magnora,  RWE,  Floating Wind,  


    GE Expanding French Haliade-X Nacelle Assembly Plant (Ind. Report)
    GE Renewable Energy
    Date: 2021-02-03
    Wind turbine giant GE Renewable Energy reports it is expanding its wind turbine nacelle factory in Montoir-de-Bretagne in France to accommodate the assembly of nacelles for the Haliade-X offshore wind turbines.

    The company introduced the 12 MW Haliade-X turbine in March 2018, followed by a 13 MW and a 14 MW version which is being supplied to the Dogger Bank offshore wind project in the UK. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, Website, Feb., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy

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


    Statkraft, Aker Cooperating on Norwegian Offshore Wind (Int'l.)
    Statkraft, Aker
    Date: 2021-02-01
    Oslo-headquartered Norwegian state-owned energy giant Statkraft AS reports the inking of an agreement with Aker Offshore Wind and Aker Horizons to explore Norwegian commercial-scale "bottom-fixed" offshore wind energy opportunities -- including the Sorlige Nordsjo II (SN2) project.

    To that end, the companies will establish 50/50 Aker Offshore Wind and Statkraft joint submission of an acreage application and further development activities.

    Aker Offshore Wind is focused on deep water assets. Aker Horizons invests in and develops companies within renewable energy sectors and other technologies that make material contributions to reducing emissions or promote sustainable living. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Website, 27 Jan., 2021) Contact: Statkraft, Lars Magnus Gunther, +47 912 41 636, larsmagnus.gunther@statkraft.com, www.statkraft.com; Aker Offshore Wind, www.akeroffshorewind.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Aker Offshore Wind,  ,  Offshore Wind,  


    Northland Takes 49 pct Stake in Baltic Power Offshore Wind (M&A)
    Northland Power ,PKN ORLEN
    Date: 2021-01-29
    Toronto-based Northland Power Inc. is reporting an agreement with Poland-based PKN ORLEN S.A. to acquire a 49 pct interest -- subject to regulatory approvals -- in the 1,200 MW Baltic Power offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea. Northland expects to invest approximately $100 million in the project.

    PKN ORLEN is the largest company in Central and Eastern Europe and is publicly listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The Company is part of the ORLEN Group, which has operations in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Canada. PKN ORLEN is a major player on the Polish energy market, with generation capacity of 3.2 GWe.

    The Northland -- PKN ORLEN partnership will co-develop the Baltic Power opportunity that is expected to secure a 25-year Contract for Difference (CfD) offtake agreement. Construction is slated to start in 2023 with commercial operations expected in 2026. (Source: Northland Power, PR, 29 Jan., 2021) Contact: Northland Power, Mike Crawley, CEO, Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; PKN ORLEN, www.orlen.pl



    More Low-Carbon Energy News Northland Power,  Offshore Wind ,  PKN ORLEN,  


    Shell, Simply Blue Energy Partner on Floating Wind Project (Int'l.)
    Shell New Energies,Simply Blue Energy
    Date: 2021-01-27
    Irish renewable energy developer Simply Blue Energy reports Shell New Energies has signed an agreement to acquire a 51 pct share of their Simply Blue Energy Kinsale venture, which was set up to develop the Emerald Project, a floating wind farm in the Irish Celtic Sea.

    The Joint Venture will be operated by Simply Blue Energy supported by Shell floating wind experts, with the project office based in the Cork City Docklands rejuvenation area.

    The project is in the early stages and aims to exploit the vast floating wind potential in the Irish part of the Celtic Sea. 300MW of installed capacity is planned initially, with the potential to scale-up to a total installed capacity of 1GW. This is equivalent to powering 800,000 Irish homes. (Source: Simply Blue Energy, PR, Website, 27 Jan., 2021) Contact: Simply Blue Energy, Sam Roch-Perks, CEO, www.simplyblueenergies.com; Shell, www.shell.com/newenergies

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Shell New Energies,  Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  Simply Blue Energy ,  


    CIP Plans Scotland Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm (Int'l.)
    Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
    Date: 2021-01-22
    Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) reports it is seeking input from Scottish government Ministers for the proposed Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm to be constructed 6 km off the coast of Dounreay, Caithness.

    The proposed project would be developed by Midlothia-based Highland Wind Ltd. and would incorporate 6-10 turbines of 10-16 MW mounted on foundation that could support either 1 or 2 turbines, and up to 25km of 66 kV dynamic array cables and up to 10-20km, 110 kV export cabling.

    Financial close on the project is expected in 2024 with turbine installation and commissioning in 2026. (Source: CIP, Highland Wind Limited 4C Offshore, 18 Jan., 2021) Contact:Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen, +45 70 70 51 51, cip@cip.dk, www.cip.dk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Highland Wind Ltd.,  Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Offshore Wind ,  


    Orsted Proceeding with Danish Renewable Hydrogen Project (Int'l.)
    Orsted
    Date: 2021-01-22
    Following up on our 30 Dec., 2019 coverage, Fredericia, Denmark-based Orsted is reporting its final investment decision on the H2RES renewable hydrogen demonstration project at Avedore Holme in Copenhagen.

    The project, the company's first renewable hydrogen project, will use offshore wind energy to produce renewable hydrogen. The H2RES project will investigate how to best combine an electrolyser with the fluctuating power supply from offshore wind, using Orsted's two 3.6-MW offshore wind turbines at Avedore Holme.

    The 2 MW facility, which is expected to produce up to around 1,000 kg of renewable hydrogen transportation fuel daily, is slated to begin operation in late 2021. (Source: Orsted, PR, Offshore, 20 Jan., 2021)(Source: Orsted, Offshore Wind, 20 Dec., 2019) Contact: Orsted, Anders Nordstrom, VP Hydrogen, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News H2RES,  Renewable Hydrogen,  Orsted,  


    TRIG Buys Into Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm (Offshore Wind, M&A)
    The Renewables Infrastructure Group,Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
    Date: 2021-01-20
    In London, The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) is reporting acquisition of a 17.5 pct stake in Beatrice offshore wind farm from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). Located off the coast of Scotland, the 87-turbine, 588MW offshore wind farm was developed by SSE and came online in 2018.) (Source: The Renewables Infrastructure Group, PR, Splash, 18 Jan., 2021) Contact:Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen, +45 70 70 51 51, cip@cip.dk, www.cip.dk; The Renewables Infrastructure Group, www.trig-ltd.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News The Renewables Infrastructure Group,  Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners,  


    Equinor Contracted for NY Offshore Wind Project (Ind. Report)
    Equinor
    Date: 2021-01-18
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) state will contract with Equinor Wind for the $8.9 billion development of two new offshore wind farms totaling 2,490 MW more than 20 miles off the shore of Long Island

    Under the award, Equinor and incoming strategic partner BP will provide generation capacity of 1,260 MW renewable offshore wind power from Empire Wind 2, and another 1,230 MW of power from Beacon Wind 1 -- adding to the existing commitment to provide New York with 816 MW of renewable power from Empire Wind 1 -- totaling 3.3 GW of power to the state.

    As part of the award by NYSERDA, the companies will partner with the state to transform the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) and the Port of Albany into large-scale offshore wind working industrial facilities that position New York to become an offshore wind industry hub. (Source: NYDERDA, Equinor, Renewable Energy Mag., 15 Jan., 2021) Contact: Equinor, www.equinor.com; NYSERDA, Doreen Harris, Acting CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov

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


    Renewables to Generate Most U.S. Electricity in 2021 (Ind. Report)
    Energy Information Administration
    Date: 2021-01-13
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. electric power generators, developers and power plant owners are planning for 39.7 GW of new electric power generating capacity to begin commercial operation in 2021. Of the total, solar will account for 39 pct, followed by wind at 31 pct, natural gas at 16 pct and battery at 11 pct and nuclear about 3 pct of the new capacity.

    Solar PV -- Developers and plant owners expect the addition of utility-scale solar capacity to set a new record by adding 15.4 GW of capacity to the grid in 2021. This new capacity will surpass 2020's nearly 12 GW increase, based on reported additions through October (6.0 GW) and scheduled additions for the last two months of 2020 (5.7 GW). More than half of the new utility-scale solar PV capacity is planned for four states -- Texas (28 pct), Nevada (9 pct), California (9 pct), and North Carolina (7 pct) and an additional 4.1 GW of small-scale solar PV capacity to enter service by the end of 2021.

    Wind -- Another 12.2 GW of wind capacity is scheduled to come online in 2021. Last year, 21 GW of wind came online, based on reported additions through October (6.0 GW) and planned additions in November and December (14.9 GW). Texas and Oklahoma account for more than half of the 2021 wind capacity additions. The largest wind project coming online in 2021 will be the 999-MW Traverse wind farm in Oklahoma. The 12-MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project off the coast of Virginia Beach, is also scheduled to start commercial operation in early 2021.

    Natural gas -- For 2021, planned natural gas capacity additions are reported at 6.6 GW. Combined-cycle generators account for 3.9 GW, and combustion-turbine generators account for 2.6 GW. More than 70 pct of these planned additions are in Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

    Battery storage -- EIA expects the capacity of utility-scale battery storage to more than quadruple; 4.3 GW of battery power capacity additions are slated to come online by the end of 2021. The rapid growth of renewables is a major driver in the expansion of battery capacity because battery storage systems are increasingly paired with renewables. The world's largest solar-powered battery (409 MW) is under construction at Manatee Solar Energy Center in Florida; the battery is scheduled to be operational by late 2021. (Source: US EIA, 11 Jan., 2021)Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Information Administration,  Renewable Energy,  


    Offshore Hydrogen Production Project Funded (Funding, Int'l. Report)
    Orsted, ITM Power,
    Date: 2021-01-13
    A consortium of London-headquartered ITM Power plc, Orsted A/S, Siemens Gamesa and Cambridge, UK-based Element Energy is reporting receipt of €5 million in funding from the EC Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH2-JU) for the OYSTER project to investigate the feasibility and potential of combining a single offshore wind turbine directly with an electrolyzer and transporting renewable hydrogen to shore. The consortium will develop and test a megawatt-scale fully marinized electrolyzer in a shoreside pilot trial coordinated by Element Energy.

    The OYSTER project aims to produce hydrogen from offshore wind at a cost that is competitive with natural gas (with a realistic carbon tax), thus unlocking bulk markets for green hydrogen making a meaningful impact on CO2 emissions, and facilitating the transition to a fully renewable energy system in Europe. The project is expected to run from 2021 through 2024 and is a key first step on the path to developing a commercial offshore hydrogen production industry and will demonstrate innovative solutions with significant potential in Europe and beyond.

    For the project, ITM Power is responsible for the development of the electrolyzer system and electrolyzer trials, while Orsted will lead the offshore deployment analysis and feasibility study of future physical offshore electrolyzer deployments, and support ITM Power in the design of the electrolyzer system for marinization and testing. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Element Energy are providing technical and project expertise. (Source: ITM, Orsted, PR, Chem Engineering, 11 Jan., 2021) Contact: ITM Power, www.itm-power.com; Element Energy, www.element-energy.co.uk; EC Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, www.fch.europa.eu

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen news,  Offshore Wind news,  


    UK PM Touts Green Ind. Revolution, Climate Change Plan (Int'l. Report)

    Date: 2021-01-11
    In London, UK Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled his 10-point plan for a "green"--low-carbon industrial revolution. The plan focus on the following industries and initiatives:
  • Offshore wind -- The government has already announced an ambition to have every home in the UK powered by offshore wind in an effort to cut the emissions from electricity.

  • Hydrogen -- The gov. plans to have 5GW -- sufficient power for roughly 1.5 million UK homes -- of low-carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030.

  • Nuclear -- The plan calls for renewed support for small modular nuclear reactors that can be largely built in factories and other small applications.

  • Electric vehicles -- The plan calls for increased support for electric vehicles, recharging infrastructure and the previously announced ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

  • Public transport, cycling and walking -- Calls for increased clean public transport options including electric, alternative fuel and hydrogen powered buses as well as encourages cycling and walking.

  • Jet zero and greener fuel transportation -- Calls for zero-emission alternative fuel and electric power long-haul mass transportation including passenger rail, electric airplanes and maritime ferries.

  • Energy efficiency -- The plan calls for a major effort to increase residential and public building energy efficiency.

  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS) -- Focuses on "clusters" where groups of power stations, factories or industrial plants could be linked to CCUS infrastructure for greater efficiency and cost savings.

  • Nature and the ecosystem -- Seeks to end the loss of wild life habitats, increase funding for tree planting, peatland restoration and other programs to store carbon, protect habitat and curb flooding.

    10. Innovation and finance -- for the wholesale, economy-wide shift away from fossil fuels to a low-carbon energy clean future. (Source: Office of UK PM Boris Johnson, Jan., 2021) Contact:Office of UK PM Boris Johnson, www.email.number10.gov.uk


  • Mitsui, Bombora Partner on Wind-Wave Energy Projects (Int'l.)
    Mitsui, Bombora
    Date: 2021-01-11
    In Japan, maritime merchant fleet operator Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Welsh marine energy developer Bombora are reporting an agreement to identify potential opportunities and applications for Bombora's mWave and wind energy projects in Japan the neighbouring area.

    Bombora is currently in the final assembly phase of its 1.5MW mWave Pembrokeshire Demonstration Project in Wales with installation scheduled for mid-2021. Looking beyond the test and validation this year, Bombora is forging ahead with technological and commercial advancements. InSPIRE, Bombora's partnership project with global EPC contractor, TechnipFMC, to integrate mWave and wind generation on one floating offshore platform has already commenced. The first phase of the InSPIRE project will realise the demonstration of a 12MW Integrated mWave and wind floating platform. Phase two makes the leap to an industry leading 18MW. Significant gains are made from integrating mWave and wind onto a single platform. It is possible to generate 50 pct more power from seabed lease areas and 50 pct more consistent power than just offshore wind. Most important of all is the ability to accelerate the cost reduction pathway for this emerging sector, delivering a 20 pct lower cost of energy than floating offshore wind alone.

    Japan aims to install 10GW of offshore wind energy by 2030 rising to between 30GW and 45GW by 2040 as part of the country's effort to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. (Source: Bombora, Business News Pembrokeshire , 11 Jan., 2021) Contact: Bombora, +44 1646 233140, www.bomborawave.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Mitsui,  Bombora ,  Wind,  Wave Energy,  


    Energy Efficiency Key in UK PM's Green Ind. Plan (Int'l. Report)
    Energy Efficiency
    Date: 2021-01-11
    In London, UK Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled his 10-point plan for a "green"--low-carbon industrial revolution. The PM's plan calls for "a major effort to increase residential and public building energy efficiency".

    The plan also calls for: a concerted development and deployment of: offshore wind; small-scale nuclear; electric vehicles and alternative fuels; increased use of public mass transit; hydrogen; carbon capture and storage (CCS) "clusters" where groups of power stations, factories or industrial plants could be linked to CCUS infrastructure for greater efficiency and cost savings; ecosystem funding for tree planting, peatland restoration and similar programs to store carbon; and a wholesale, economy-wide shift away from fossil fuels to a low-carbon energy clean future. (Source: Office of UK PM Boris Johnson, Jan., 2021) Contact:Office of UK PM Boris Johnson, www.email.number10.gov.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  


    Sevan's SWACH Joins Floating Wind Tech Race (Int'l. Report)
    Sevan SPP
    Date: 2021-01-08
    Norwegian engineering firm Sevan SPP is touting its SWACH (small waterplane area cylindrical hull) floating offshore wind technology.

    The Sevan SWACH design is a cylindrical floating moonpool foundation for offshore wind. It is scalable up 14MW turbines and offers excellent motion characteristics in challenging and harsh conditions. It is also suitable for modularized fabrication and assembly, and the shallow draft enables the structure to be fully assembled onshore with a wet tow to final location, , according to the company (Source: Sevan, PR, renews, 6 Jan., 2020) Contact: Sevan SPP, +47 37 40 40 00, www.sevanssp.com

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


    Hornsea III Offshore Wind Project Wins Approval (Int'l. Report)
    Orsted,Hornsea
    Date: 2021-01-06
    Orsted reports its 2,400MW Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm project off the East Coast of England has won development consent by the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

    When fully operational, Hornsea Three could generate sufficient power for more than 2,000,000 UK homes and offset over 128.2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions over its operational lifetime. (Source: Orsted, insider media, Jan., 2020) Contact: Orsted, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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

    Showing 1 to 50 of 476.

    Go to page:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10