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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

More Low-Carbon Energy News UK Renewable Energy,  RenewableUK,  


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Elicio ,  BayWa r.e,  Offshore Wind,  


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

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


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Kincardine Offshore Wind,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind,  Pilot Offshore Renewables ,  


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy news,  Poland Offshore wind news,  


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)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila news,  Battery Energy Storage news,  Renewable Energy news,  


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

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


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Flotation Energy,  Cobra,  Offshore Wind,  Irish Wind,  


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News ACCIONA Energía,  SSE Renewables,  Offshore Wind,  Poland Wind,  


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

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


Greenalia Planning 670-MWp Texas Solar+Storage Project (Ind. Report)
Greenalia
Date: 2021-07-23
Coruna, Spain-headquartered renewable energy developer Grennalia reports company plans to invest $450 million to develop 670MWp of solar photovoltaic, with 170MW battery storage capacity, all in ready-to-build phase, in Texas, with construction over the next year.

The company is active in offshore and onshore wind, solar, energy storage and biomass and in plans to pursue other U.S. renewable acquisitions and projects. and opportunities.

Currently, Greenalia has a 3 GW portfolio of onshore wind, offshore wind, solar photovoltaic and biomass. (Source: Greenalia, Website PR, 22 July, 2021) Contact: GReenalia, Manuel Garcia, CEO, +34 900 81 50 81, info@greenalia.es, www.greenalia.es

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenalia,  Solar,  Solar+Storage,  


AEP, Opdenergy Ink US Solar PPA (Ind. Report)
Opdenergy
Date: 2021-07-23
Madrid-headquartered independent offshore wind and solar energy developer Opdenergy reports the closing of a new 15-year Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement (REPA) in the United States with AEP Energy, a subsidiary of Columbus, Ohio-headquartered American Electric Power (AEP).

Under the agreement, Opdenergy will develop a solar PV plant with an installed capacity of 63 MWdc in Clarke County , Virginia, and AEP Energy will purchase 100 pct of the project's power production. The project expects to reach RtB in 2023 and grid connection in the first half of 2024. (Source: Opdenergy, Website PR, 22 July, 2021) Contact: Opdenergy, Luis Cid, CEO, +34 914 559 996, www.opdenergy.com/en; www.opdenergy.com; AEP Energy, Ben Buckworth, beduckworth@aepes.com, www aepes.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Opdenergy,  AEP Energy,  Solar,  


Qair Joins Brazilian Offshore Wind, Hydrogen Project (Int'l.)
Qair
Date: 2021-07-12
Qair Brasil, a subsidiary of French company Qair Internacional, is reporting a MoU with Brazil's Ceara State to cooperate on and invest in development of the $6.9 billion, 1,216-GW Dragao do Mar offshore wind park and a 2,240-MW electrolysis plant capable of producing 296,000 tpy of green hydrogen. (Source: Qair Brasil, Website PR, July, 2021) Contact: Qair , +33 (0)4 11 95 11 11, contact@qair.energy, www.qair.energy/en

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


Vestas to Supply Turbines for He Dreiht Offshore Wind Farm (Int'l.)
Vestas, EnBW
Date: 2021-07-12
Danish wind turbine giant Vestas reports has been named "pre-selected tenderer" to supply its V236-15.0MW offshore wind turbines for Stuttgart, Germany-headquartered power producer EnBW's 900 MW He Dreiht offshore wind project roughly 85km from the island of Borkum in the German North Sea.

The turbines are expected to be installed in Q2, 2025 for commissioning before the year end when the facility will operate without subsidies. EnBW and Vestas will finalize the contractual agreements over the coming months and expect to ink a final agreement efore the year end. (Source: EnBW, PR, 12 July, 2021) Contact: EnBW Generation, Dr Georg Stamatelopoulos, CEO, Stefanie Klumpp, +49721 63-00, stefanie.klumpp@enbw.com, www.enbw.com; Vestas,+45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  EnBW,  Wind Turbine,  Offshore Wind,  


China's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Now Online (Int'l. Report)
China Offshore Wind
Date: 2021-07-07
The China Morning Post is reporting the 29 June completion of China's largest offshore wind farm in the Yellow Sea off the coast of Rudong county in the eastern province of Jiangsu.

The wind farm is expected to generate "a massive amount of renewable energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 1.46 million tonnes (1.6 million tons), helping the nation achieve its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2060", according to the release. (Source: South China Morning Post, 6 July, 2021)

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


Vattenfall Building Wind Components Warehouse in Denmark (Int'l.)
Vattenfall
Date: 2021-06-28
In Sweden, Stockholm-based wind energy giant Vattenfall reports it plans to construct a large wind turbine parts and components -- gearboxes, generators, transformers, shafts, blades and others -- warehouse at the Danish Port of Esbjerg. The 2,100 sqm indoor warehouse and an 8,200 sqm outdoor storage facility will serve wind farms in Scandinavia, Northern Europe and the UK when completed and stocked in 2022.

Vattenfall presently operates more than 1,300 on- and offshore wind turbines in Northern Sweden, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, all of which are monitored from Vattenfall's central control room in Esbjerg. (Source: Vattenfall, Website PR, June, 2021) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Wind,  


GE, TNO Researching Wind Blade Tip Improvements (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power
Date: 2021-06-25
A consortium of GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power and TNO, are collaborating on the TIADE project to develop technologies and design methods for more efficient operation of next-generation wind turbine rotors, wind farms with large rotor wakes, and demonstrate them in the field.

Innovations developed in the TIADE project will be tested on the full-scale 130 m diameter turbine recently installed in Wieringermeer, Netherlands. The turbine is powered by two-piece blades which allows the outer 12 m of the blades to be replaced by several innovative tips such as spoilers, serrations, vortex generators, "turbulators" and blade tip improvements. These innovations, which will be validated using advanced measurement techniques, can be applied to newly manufactured wind turbines in the factory or retrofitted to existing offshore wind farms. With both options available, implementation of the technologies in offshore wind farms can be done from 2023. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 23 June, 2021) Contact: TNO Wind Energy, Peter Eecen, R&D Manager www.tno.nl/en; LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com; GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/home

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


J-POWER Joins Green Hydrogen Consortium AquaVentus (Int'l.)
J-POWER, AquaVentus
Date: 2021-06-23
Tokyo-based Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-Power) reports it has joined the German green hydrogen initiative AquaVentus. AquaVentus was established by 26 leading international companies, organizations and research institutions in December 2020 and presently has 60 members. Several projects are currently planned under the AquaVentus initiative and they are targeting to generate green hydrogen from the electricity generated by 10GW offshore wind power station by 2035. J-POWER believes that its participation in the Consortium will provide the company with valuable expertise in production, transportation and usage of green hydrogen.

AquaVentus aims to produce green hydrogen at sea, with the vision of achieving 10 gigawatts of production capacity for green hydrogen from offshore wind energy and transporting it to land by 2035.

AquaVentus project initiatives portfolio includes various sub-projects along the value chain including: development of offshore wind turbines with integrated hydrogen production (AquaPrimus); a large-scale offshore hydrogen park (AquaSector); a central supply pipeline (AquaDuctus); infrastructure for harbors (AquaPortus); hydrogen-based maritime applications and research platform. (Source: Electric Power Development Co., Ltd (J-Power) PR, 22 June, 2021) Contact: J-Power, +03-3546-2211, +03-3546-9532 -- fax, www.jpower.co.jp/english; Aqua Ventus, www.aquaventus.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News J-POWER,  Green Hydrogen,  AquaVentus,  


DP Energy, Iberdrola Partnering on Offshore Wind (Int'l.)
DP Energy, Iberdrola
Date: 2021-06-21
Buttevant, Ireland-based renewable energy developer DP Energy reports its core projects are currently centered on a joint venture with Madrid-headquartered renewable energy giant Iberdrola on three offshore wind projects -- Inis Ealga in Cork and Clarus in Clare and Shelmalere off the east Irish coast. All three pipeline projects will utilise floating wind technology.

Iberdrola has acquired a 3-GW pipeline of offshore wind and a majority stake in DP Energy's offshore business. Ireland's climate action plan aims for 70 pct renewable energy by 2030 . (Source: DP Energy, PR, Business Post, June, 2021) Contact: DP Energy, +353 (0) 22 23955, Fax -- +353 (0) 22 23027 info@dpenergy.com, www.dpenergy.com; Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, comunicacioncorporativa@iberdrola.es, www.iberdrola.ea

More Low-Carbon Energy News DP Energy,  Iberdrola,  Wind,  Offshore Wind ,  


1.2GW South Korean Offshore Wind Project Planned (Int'l. Report)
Ocean Winds
Date: 2021-06-18
In Seoul, the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy is reporting the Spanish renewable energy firm Ocean Winds -- a joint venture of EDP Renewables (EDPR) and Engie -- plans to invest $100 million in the construction of a 1.2GW offshore wind farm in Incheon, which borders the capital city Seoul.

Construction and other details have not been released. (Source: Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Website PR, June, 2021) Contact: Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, www.english.motie.go.kr/www/main.do; Ocean Wind, communications@oceanwinds.com, www.oceanwinds.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  Ocean Winds,  EDP Renewables,  Engie,  


Consortium Seeks Norwegian Offshore Wind Power Permits (Int'l.)
BP, Statkraft, Aker Offshore Wind
Date: 2021-06-16
Further to our Feb 1st coverage, British oil major BP reports it will join Norway's Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind in an equal one-third partnership to bid for permits to build offshore wind power projects in the Soerlige Nordsjoe II licensing area in the North Sea, one of the two areas opened in Norway. (Source: BP, Statkraft, Aker Offshore, 14 June, 2021) Contact: Statkraft, Lars Magnus Gunther, +47 912 41 636, larsmagnus.gunther@statkraft.com, www.statkraft.com; Aker Offshore Wind, www.akeroffshorewind.com; BP, www.bp.com

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


Baltic Seas Sustainable Fuels Bunkering Hub Planned (Alt Fuel)
Bornholm Bunker Hub
Date: 2021-06-14
The newly formed Bornholm Bunker Hub consortium is reporting the launch of a feasibility study to determine the financial potential for supplying sustainable fuels produced from wind energy on the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea.

The project, involving major energy group Orsted and Danish marine fuels firm Bunker Holdings Ltd. will investigate how local power-to-X green energy can support the supply of sustainable fuels for the more than 60,000 ships per year that pass the island. Consortium partners include Danish ferry operator Molslinjen, Finnish engine maker Wartsila, French classification society Bureau Veritas, Bornholm's Port of Roenne, Danish engineering group Ramboll and hydrogen catalysis firm Haldor Topsoe.

Bornholm Island's central location in the Baltic region gives it added potential to exploit green electricity from offshore wind from Sweden, Poland and Germany as well as Danish waters. (Source: Bunker Holdings Ltd, Website PR, Trade Winds, 14 June, 2021) Contact: Bunker Holdings Ltd, +45 88 38 28 28, bh@bunker-holding,com, www.bunker-holding.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  Sustainable Fuel,  


Green Hydrogen Systems IPO Aims for $153Mn (Int'l. Alt. Fuel)
Green Hydrogen Systems
Date: 2021-06-09
Copenhagen-based Green Hydrogen Systems, a maker of electrolysers to produce "clean" hydrogen derived from renewable power, reports it plans to raise $163 million with its IPO. Shares will be priced at 40 Danish crowns ($6.54), valuing the company at about 3 billion Danish crowns ($491 million US).

A.P. Moller Holding, the owner of maritime shipping giant Maersk, holds 18 pct of the company and has committed to buy shares worth 37 million crowns. Maersk is aiming to put the world's first vessel powered by carbon-neutral fuel into operation in 2023. Green Hydrogen Systems' current customers include the world's biggest offshore wind farm developer Orsted and top wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa. The firm is also in talks with Maersk.

Green Hydrogen Systems is backed state pension fund ATP, the Danish Growth Fund and Nordea. (Source: Green Hydrogen Systems, PR, Zawya, 7 June, 2021) Contact: Green Hydrogen Systems, +45 7550 3500, www.greenhydrogen.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen Systems ,  Green Hydrogen,  


Bureau Veritas Launches Floating Wind Verification Tool (New Prod.)
Bureau Veritas
Date: 2021-06-07
Paris-headquartered global testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas is reporting the introduction of OPERA, a new digital simulation tool to support the certification of floating offshore wind turbines.

OPERA provides an independent and integrated modelling solution that includes all components of a floating wind turbine, from mooring systems to blades, integrated loads analysis taking into account all types of couplings and supports the design review team in case of technical issues, according to the release. (Source: Bureau Veritas , PR, 7 June, 2021) Contact: Bureau Veritas , Laurent Leblanc, Snr. VP, www.group.bureauveritas.com

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


Iberdrola, Vestas Ink Baltic Eagle Turbine Agreement (Int'l.)
Iberdrola, Vestas
Date: 2021-06-04
Madrid-headquartered renewable energy major Iberdrola reports it has contracted with Vestas to supply 50 units of its V174-9.5 MW wind turbine -- including service and maintenance -- for Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle project which is being developed roughly 75 km off the island of Rugen, in the German Baltic Sea.

When fully operational, Baltic Eagle, Iberdrola's second major offshore initiative in Germany after the installation of 350-MW Wikinger wind farm in 2017, will generate sufficient energy to meet 45 pct of the total electricity consumption of the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and it will displace 1.65 million tpy of CO2 emissions.

Iberdrola has 1.3 GW installed and is progressing with the construction of a further 2.6 GW and expects to have 12,000 MW offshore wind in operation by 2030. The Group operates the 389-MW West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea (since 2014), 350-MW Wikinger in the German Baltic Sea (since 2017) and the 714-MW East Anglia One in British waters in the North Sea (since 2020). At different stages of planning and development are 496-MW Saint-Brieuc project, off the coast of Brittany in northern France, which will use 62 Siemens-Gamesa turbines each with 8-MW unit capacity; 800-MW Vineyard Wind, a joint venture with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, off the coast of Massachusetts; and Baltic Eagle. (Source: Ibersdrola, PR, Website, 25 May, 2021)Contact: Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, comunicacioncorporativa@iberdrola.es, www.iberdrola.es; Vestas, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Vestas,  Offshore Wind,  Baltic Eagle ,  


NRCAN Offers $964Mn Smart Renewables, Electrification Pathways Program Grant Funding (Ind. Report, Funding)
Natural Resource Canada
Date: 2021-06-04
In Ottawa, Natural Resource Canada (NRCAN) reports the launch of the 4-year Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program (SREP), four-year programme that will provide up to $964 million ($799 million US) in grant funding for smart renewable energy and grid modernisation projects including: on- and offshore wind, solar, geothermal, concentrated solar, grid modernization, tidal and wave energy, energy storage and other established and emerging clean energy technologies.

The applicants in the established renewables category need to have a minimum net installed capacity of 4 MW if a generating project, or 500 kW if an Indigenous-owned scheme, and must be commercially viable in Canada.

Emerging technologies to be considered will have been successfully deployed at the utility scale in other countries but still not commercially viable in Canada. Heating and storage projects need to have capacities of not less than 40 terajoules (TJ) and 1 MW, respectively. The minimum sizes for generating and Indigenous-owned projects in this category are the same as in established renewables. Demonstration projects, renewable fuel production projects and non-organic waste-to-power projects will not be considered eligible.

The maximum funding in all categories is $50 million and there is also a limit to the percentage of total cost that can be supported, which is 10 pct for established renewables, 30 pct for emerging technologies and 50 pct for grid modernisation. (Source: Natural Resources Canada, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Natural Resources Canada, Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program, www.nrcan.gc.ca/climate-change/green-infrastructure-programs/smart-renewables-and-electrification-pathways-program/23566

More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Resource Canada news,  Renewable Energy news,  


Orsted Partnering for Japanese Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l.)
Orsted,Eurus,Japan Wind Development
Date: 2021-05-24
Copenhagen-headquartered energy giant Orsted reports it is partnering with Japan Wind Development Co. (JWD) and Eurus Energy to develop offshore wind projects in Japan's Akita Prefecture.

The partners are developing two designated offshore wind sites under Japan's Offshore Renewable Energy Act of 2018, both of which are located off the coast of Akita -- the Noshiro/Mitane/Oga Offshore Wind Farm and the Yurihonjo Offshore Wind Farm. Both projects are currently in the permitting process.

Japan is aiming for 30-45 GW offshore wind capacity by 2040 and plans to execute offshore wind auctions every year. The country's west coast is expected to host up to 5 GW offshore wind by 2030, increasing to 9 GW by 2040. (Source: Orsted, Website PR, 19 May, 20210 Contact: Orsted, Tom Christiansen, Media, +45 99 55 60 17, tomlc@orsted.dk, www.orsted.com

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Vestas Claims157 MW Australian Project Order (Int'l Report)
Vestas,Neoen
Date: 2021-05-24
Vestas has secured a 157 MW order from Neoen to deliver the engineering, procurement and construction of Kaban Green Power Hub in Far North Queensland, Australia.

The project will feature 28 Vestas V162-5.6 MW turbines from the EnVentus platform and is Vestas' first EnVentus order for Asia Pacific and Australia, as well as Neoen's first Australian project with Vestas. Delivery is slated for Q1, 2022 for commissioning in Q4, 2022.

Vestas designs, manufactures, installs, and services onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe and has more than 136 GW of wind turbines and more than 117 GW of wind turbines under service in 84 countries, according to the company website. (Source: Vestas, Website PR, 21 May, 2021) Contact: Vestas, www.vestas.com ; Neoen, Louis de Sambucy, Neoen Australia MD, www.neoen.com

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54-Turbine Chinese Offshore Wind Farm Now Online (Int'l.)
China Wind
Date: 2021-05-21
In Beijing, the China General Nuclear Power Corp reports its 54-turbine Daishan No.4 offshore wind farm in Zhejiang Province is now in operation and delivering power to the national grid.

The 234-MW facility is expected to generate 618 million kWh per year -- roughly equivalent to the power generated by burning 170,000 tpy of coal. The facility is also expected to eliminate 470,00 tpy of carbon emissions. (Source: China General Nuclear Power Corp., PR, Xinhua, 18 May, 2021) Contact: China General Nuclear Power Corp., www.en.cgnpc.com.cn

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Orsted's First Renewable Hydrogen Project Underway (Int'l.)
Orsted
Date: 2021-05-19
Copenhagen-headquartered Orsted reports construction is underway on its first renewable hydrogen project -- H2RES. The 2-MW H2RES project, which will be situated on Orsted's premises on Avedore Holme in Copenhagen, will investigate how to best combine an efficient electrolyser with the fluctuating power supply from offshore wind, using Orsted's two 3.6 MW offshore wind turbines at Avedore Holme.

The facility will produce as much as 1,000 kg per day of renewable hydrogen which will be used to fuel zero-emission road transport fuel in the Copenhagen area and on Zealand. The project is expected to produce its first hydrogen before the end of the year.

The Danish Energy Agency previously awarded DKK 34.6 million ($5.6 million) to support the H2RES project. (Source: Orsted, PR, Website, 18 May, 2021) Contact: Orsted, Anders Nordstrom, VP Hydrogen , Allan Bodskov Andersen, IR, + 45 99 55 79 96, ir@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk

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Calif. Budget Stresses Energy Storage, Efficiency (Ind. Report)
California Climate Change
Date: 2021-05-17
In Sacramento, Governor Gavin Newsom's (D) just tabled revision to the California budget included $912 million to accelerate progress on climate change mitigation through the energy sector. Newsom's 2021-2022 May Revision to the Governor's Budget was published late last week.

The proposed funding includes: $350 million of support for pre-commercial long-duration energy storage projects and a $250 million industrial energy efficiency General Fund.

The budget also includes: a $35 million General Fund to support the state's policy goals like achieving 100 pct renewable electricity for retail customers by 2045; a $125 million food production facility fund to reduce energy use; and additional $20 million to foster the offshore wind sector; $3.2 billion to support zero emissions vehicles ; and $110 million to accelerate production of green hydrogen to reduce the Golden State's reliance on fossil fuels. (Source: Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom, 14 May, 2021) Contact: Office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom , Kate Gordon, Director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, Snr. Climate Advisor, (916) 445-2841, (916) 558-3160 - fax., www.gov.ca.gov

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First Major U.S. Offshore Wind Project Approved (Ind. Report)
Vineyard Wind
Date: 2021-05-17
In Washington, the Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo have confirmed approval of the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project -- the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the U.S..

The 800-MW Vineyard Wind energy project will generate sufficient energy for as many as 400,000 homes and contribute to the Biden administration's goal of generating 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030. The project will be located approximately 12 nautical miles offshore Martha's Vineyard and 12 nautical miles offshore Nantucket in the northern portion of Vineyard Wind's lease area. (Source: US DOI, Various Media, 15 May., 2021)Contact: Vineyard Wind, (508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com

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£1.2Bn Floating Wind Project Seeking Investors (Int'l.)
Univergy International
Date: 2021-05-17
Spanish-Japanese renewable energy group Univergy International S.L. reports it is seeking a financial partner to develop Scotia Ventus, a £1.2 billion floating wind farm project off the north-east coast of Scotland.

The initial four-year phase of the project is expected to cost £28 million. The construction phase could get underway in 2026 for commissioning and power generation beginning in 2028.

Univergy launched in 2012 with joint headquarters in Tokyo and Madrid, operating projects across Europe, South America and Asia. (Source: Univergy International S.L., PR, The Scotsman, 15 May, 2021) Contact: Univergy International, www.univergy.co.jp

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Newsom Supports Climate Change Mitigation Through Energy Sector (Ind. Report)
California Climate Change
Date: 2021-05-17
In Sacramento, Governor Gavin Newsom's (D) just tabled revision to the California budget included $912 million to accelerate progress on climate change mitigation through the energy sector. Newsom's 2021-2022 May Revision to the Governor's Budget was published late last week.

The proposed funding includes: $350 million of support for pre-commercial long-duration storage projects; a $35 million General Fund to support the state's policy goals like achieving 100 pct renewable electricity for retail customers by 2045; a $250 million industrial energy efficiency General Fund; a $125 million food production facility fund to reduce energy use; and additional $20 million to foster the offshore wind sector; $3.2 billion to support zero emissions vehicles ; and $110 million to accelerate production of green hydrogen to reduce the Golden State's reliance on fossil fuels. (Source: Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom, 14 May, 2021) Contact: Office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom , Kate Gordon, Director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, Snr. Climate Advisor, (916) 445-2841, (916) 558-3160 - fax., www.gov.ca.gov

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Renewables, Hydrogen High on Calif. Budget Revisions (Ind. Report)
California Climate Change
Date: 2021-05-17
In Sacramento, Governor Gavin Newsom's (D) just tabled revision to the California budget included $912 million to accelerate progress on climate change mitigation through the energy sector. Newsom's 2021-2022 May Revision to the Governor's Budget was published late last week.

The proposed funding includes: $110 million to accelerate production of green hydrogen; an additional $20 million to foster the offshore wind sector; and a $35 million General Fund to support the state's policy goals like achieving 100 pct renewable electricity for retail customers by 2045.

The budget also calls for; $350 million for pre-commercial long-duration storage projects; a $250 million industrial energy efficiency General Fund; a $125 million food production facility fund to reduce energy use; and $3.2 billion to support zero emissions vehicles. (Source: Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom, 14 May, 2021) Contact: Office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom , Kate Gordon, Director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, Snr. Climate Advisor, (916) 445-2841, (916) 558-3160 - fax., www.gov.ca.gov

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Vineyard Wind's 800-MW Offshore Project Progressing (Ind. Report)
Vineyard Wind, BOEM
Date: 2021-05-14
Vineyard Wind reports receipt of the U.S. DOI Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) Record of Decision (ROD) -- the federal review process for the 800-MW, 160,000-acre offshore wind project 15 miles off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.

The project, which will incorporate as many as 84 GE Haliade-X wind turbines, will be the first commercial scale offshore wind farm in the country, according to Vineyard Wind -- a joint venture between AVANGRID subsidiary Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

In response to comments and direct engagement with neighboring communities, environmental organizations and advocates, fisheries organizations, as well as governmental and tribal entities, the project has committed to: invest millions of dollars to develop and deploy innovative technologies and undertake scientific research to further safeguard marine mammals; to provide millions to compensate fishermen for potential loss of revenue and gear, as well as to enhance their ability to fish in and around the lease area; and use an Aircraft Detection Lighting System (ALDS) to ensure nighttime lights will only operate a few hours a year when aircraft are present.

Vineyard Wind expects the project will reach financial close in the second half of this year and begin delivering energy to Massachusetts in 2023. (Source: Vineyard Wind, PR, T&D World, 11 May, 2021)Contact: Vineyard Wind, (508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com; BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov

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Hexicon to Launch Norwegian Floating Wind Turbine Demo (Int'l.)
Hexicon
Date: 2021-05-14
Stockholm-headquartered Swedish twin offshore wind turbine technology developer Hexicon AB reports it will develop a floating wind power demonstrator -- proof of concept -- project at the Norwegian Marine Energy Test Centre (Metcentre) deepwater area off of Norway's southern coast.

Hexicon has signed a conditional site exclusivity agreement with a reservation of 6 MW. Metcentre applied for consent for a new larger capacity of 85 MW which is expected to be granted in 2021. (Source: Hexicon AB, Website, PR, 14 May, 2021) Contact: Hexicon AB, Marcus Thor, CEO, +46 (0) 8 525 064 00, info@hexicon.eu, www.hexicon.eu; Norwegian Marine Energy Test Centre, www.metcentre.no

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UK Targets 40GW of Offshore Wind by 2030 (Int'l. Report)
UK Wind
Date: 2021-05-07
As previously reported, in October 2020, the UK government announced plans to increase offshore wind capacity from 30GW to 40GW by 2030 as part of a larger plan aimed at reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, in keeping with the Paris Climate Agreement.

According to Oxford-based independent energy market analytics company Aurora Energy Research, reaching 40GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 will require a clear government strategy, an investment of at least £50 billion ($69.34 billion) and a methodical approach for grid development and advanced infrastructure for integrating the electricity generated by offshore wind farms into the electricity grid. An investment of £160 million ($221.91 million) will also be need to upgrade the country's ports and factories to boost turbine production. (Source: Aurora Energy Research, Various Media, Power Technology, May, 2021) Contact: Aurora, Martin Anderson, Head of Renewables, +44 (0) 1865 952 700, contact@auroraer.com, www.auroraer.com

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250 MW French Offshore Wind Farm Tendered (Int'l. Report)
France Offshore Wind
Date: 2021-05-05
The French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) -- the independent administrative body in charge of regulating the French electricity and gas markets -- reports a tender launch for construction of a 230-270 MW wind farm at a yet to be identified exact location off the coast of Brittany, northwest France. The government will subsidise any difference between the wholesale power price and the winning company or consortium's bid.

Bids for the project are due by 1 July at 12:00 CET. A shortlist of bidders will be determined in September and a final selection announced in February 2022.

As previously reported, France's first offshore wind farm, off the coast of Saint-Nazaire (486 MW) is due to come on line in 2022 followed by six additional projects totaling 3.5 GW capacity. France is aiming to have installed capacity of 2.4 GW by 2023 increasing to 5.2-6.2 GW by 2028. (Source: CRE, Website PR, Montel, 3 Apr., 2021) Contact: CRE, www.cre.fr/en

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Revolution Wind Offshore Project Awaits BOEM Review (Ind. Report)
Revolution Wind, BOEM
Date: 2021-05-03
Orsted and Eversource-owned Revolution Wind's planned offshore wind farm 12 miles southwest of the Martha's Vineyard, is headed into its BOEM environmental impact statement (EIS) phase.

If approved by BOEM, Revolution Wind would be allowed to construct and operate a 100-turbine, 880-MW wind energy facility offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts and deliver energy to Connecticut and Rhode. (Source: BOEM, MV Times, 30 Apr., 2021) Contact: Revolution Wind, www.revolution-wind.com; BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov

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Orsted's Gode 3 Offshore Wind Wins Planning Approval (Int'l.)
Orsted
Date: 2021-04-30
Danish offshore wind energy giant Orsted reports the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has granted planning approval for the 242-MW Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm about 32 kilometers from the island of Norderney in the German North Sea. The project has now secured all necessary approvals and is expected to begin commercial operation in 2024.

Gode Wind 3 will have a total of 242 MW of export capacity and incorporate 23 Siemens Gamesa turbines with a nominal output of 11 MW and a rotor diameter of 200 metres. (Source: Orsted, PR, 27 Apr., 2021) Contact: Orsted, Allan Bodskov Andersen, IR, +45 99 55 79 96, alban@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk

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TOTAL Takes Stake in Taiwan Offshore Wind Project (Int'l., M&A)
TOTAL,Yunlin Holding GmbH
Date: 2021-04-30
TOTAL is reporting an agreement Bremen, Germany-based wpd WG to acquire a 23 pct interest in Yunlin Holding GmbH, the owner of the 80-turbine Yunlin offshore wind farm roughly 200 km located off the coast of Taiwan.

The 640 MW Yunlin Offshore Wind farm , the region's largest, incorporates 80 Siemens Gamesa turbines and benefits from a 20-year guaranteed-price PPA with the state-owned company Taipower. (Source: Total, PR, Yahoo, 29 Apr., 2021) Contact: TOTAL, www.total.com; wpd AG, www.wpd.de; Taiwan Power Company, www.taipower.com.tw

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RWE, Shell Partner on Offshore Hydrogen Project (Int'l. Report)
RWE, Royal Dutch Shell
Date: 2021-04-28
RWE AG oil group Royal Dutch Shell Plc, German natural gas grid operator Gascade Gastransport GmbH and Netherlands-based gas network company Gasunie are reporting a letter of intent intent to collaborate on the development of AquaDuctus, the first German offshore hydrogen pipeline.

The project is is part of the AquaVentus venture, which envisages the installation of 10 GW of electrolysis capacity in the North Sea by 2035, the German energy group said today. The AquaVentus electrolysers will generate green hydrogen from offshore wind, with the island of Helgoland serving as the main hub. The green hydrogen will be transported to the continent via the AquaDuctus pipeline, which will be able to carry up to one million tonnes of hydrogen a year from 2035. The first step in the initiative will be the completion of a detailed feasibility study, according to the announcement. (Source: RWE, PR, Renewables, 26 Apr., 2021) Contact: RWE, www.rwe.com; www.shell.com/newenergies; Gascade Gastransport GmbH, www.gascade.de/en; Gasunie, www.gasunie.nl/en

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Aker, Strathclyde to Collaborate on Wind Blade Recycling (Int'l.)
Aker Offshore Wind,
Date: 2021-04-26
Norway-based Aker Offshore Wind, Aker Horizons and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland are reporting a memorandum of understanding to together develop recovery processes for used glass fibre wind turbine blades. Under the MoU, the parties will scale up and commercialise a University of Strathclyde developed process thermal recovery and post-treatment of glass fibres from used in wind turbine blades.

In February 2020 the Los Angeles Times reported "The thermoset glass-reinforced polymer composites used in wind turbine blades are extremely hard to breakdown and, since most blades last only 20 to 25 years, disposing of used wind blades in landfills could soon become an enormous landfill issue."

The University of Strathclyde notes a global increase of wind turbine blade waste from around 400,000 tpy in 2030 could grow to 2,000,000 million tons by 2050. (Source: Aker Offshore Wind, Strathclyde Univ., Splash 274, 26 Apr., 2021) Contact: Aker Offshore Wind, www.akeroffshorewind.com; University of Strathclyde, www.strath.ac.uk

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Barbados Consideing Renewable Energy Options (Int'l. Report)
Barbados
Date: 2021-04-26
In Bridgetown, the Barbados Ministry of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship reports it is considering various options for the island nation of 287,000 residents to meet its National Energy Policy target of 100 pct renewable energy by 2030. To that end, the Ministry is reviewing a recently completed feasibility study from global energy engineering consultancy and asset management specialist ITPEnergised to identify alternative energy sources for the island.

ITPEnergised, supported by local and international experts, considered wave energy and other ocean energy options as well fixed offshore, floating offshore wind and ocean thermal energy conversion projects from a technical, environmental and logistical perspective as well local supply chain, connectivity to the electricity grid, tourism impact and various financial and other considerations to determine the practicality of these technologies in Barbados.

After reviewing 16 possible ocean energy project sits the report concluded wave and ocean energy was not suitable for Barbados due to the level of "commercial-scale un-readiness" and recommended development of fixed and floating offshore wind turbine systems located off the island's north coast. (Source: Barbados Ministry of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Jamaica leaner, 24 Apr., 2021) Contact: ITPEnergised, +44 (0) 20 7081 2846, info@itpenergised.com, www.itpenergised.com; Barbados Ministry of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, www.commerce.gov.bb

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Marine Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine JV Launched (Alt. Fuel)
Compagnie Maritime Belge
Date: 2021-04-23
In Antwerp, Belgian shipowner Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) and Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft, a business unit of Japanese ship builder Tsuneishi Group have launched a hydrogen joint venture to develop hydrogen internal combustion engine (H2ICE) technology for the Japanese industrial and marine market.

To that end, the two firms will further invest in the Bingo Research Institute and change the name to JPN H2YDRO, which will establish a H2ICE Application Center in Japan. The companies will also focus on the development of hydrogen-powered equipment for the land-based port industry and ships of different categories, such as support ships for offshore wind farms, and others. (Source: CMB, Website PR, 22 Apr., 2021) Contact: Compagnie Maritime Belge, +32 3 2475 911, info@cmb.be, www.cmb.be; Tsuneishi Group, www.tsuneishi.co.jp/english

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Orsted, ATP Bidding on Danish Energy Island Project (Int'l. Report)
Orsted
Date: 2021-04-23
Copenhagen-headquartered Danish pension fund ATP reports it has partnered with Danish offshore wind giant Orsted to bid in the upcoming tender for construction of the planned Danish North Sea energy island, which will be majority government owned.

Initially, the artificial island will be roughly the size of 18 soccer fields and will be capable of producing and storing 3 gigawatts of electricity scalable up to 10 gigawatts -- nearly one-and-a-half times Denmark's current energy needs.

The North Sea energy island is expected make a significant contribution to the future build-out of Denmark's large-scale offshore wind resources, overall energy infrastructure and to Europe's transition to to green economy, according to the release.

To date, Orsted has constructed more than 25 offshore wind farms and 17 offshore transmission systems worldwide. ATP has more than 5.3 million members with funds totaling DKK 960 billion ($155 billion). (Source: ATP, PR, Website, 22 Apr., 2021) Contact: Orsted, Allan Bodskov Andersen, IR, +45 99 55 79 96, alban@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk; ATP, Bo Foged, CEO , Stephan Ghisler-Solvang, Media, +45 61 22 93 92, stg@atp.dk, www.atp.dk

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Maverick Creek 492MW Texas Wind Farm Now Online (Ind. Report)
RES
Date: 2021-04-21
Bloomfield, Colorado-based Renewable Energy Systems America (RES) is reporting its 127-turbine, 492-MW Maverick Creek wind farm in Concho County, Texas has begun commercial operation.

Maverick Creek, RES's largest North American project, was originally developed by Roaring Fork Wind LLC -- a joint venture partnership between RES and Steelhead Americas (Vestas' development arm in North America) -- and Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

RES is the world's largest independent renewable energy company active in onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage, transmission and distribution. (Source: RES, PR, 20 Apr., 2021) Contact: RES, Tim Jordan, Snr. VP Construction, www.res-group.com; Roaring Fork Wind LLC, ca.linkedin.com/company/roaring-fork-energy-partners

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NJ Offshore Wind Manufacturing Hub Underway (Ind. Report)
Ocean Wind, EEW
Date: 2021-04-21
Following up on our 30 Dec, 2020 report, in the Garden State, Ocean Winds and steel fabricator EEW have broken ground for the EEW monopole wind tower manufacturing facility at the Port of Paulsboro Marine Terminal in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

The state committed $250 million to the two-building facility that will manufacture monopiles to supply Orsetd and PSEG's 1,100 MW Ocean Wind farm off the coast of southern New Jersey. When fully operational, Ocean Wind will generate sufficient energy 500,000 New Jersey homes. (Source: Ocean Wind, offshoreWIND, 20 Apr., 2021)Contact: Ocean Winds, communications@oceanwinds.com, www.oceanwinds.com; EEW, www.eew-group.com

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