Trump 2021 Budget Ups BOEM Offshore Wind Support (Ind. Report)
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
In its proposed 2012 budget, the Trump Administration is proposing $189 million for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), with $26.5 million earmarked for "advance offshore renewable energy development" compared with $21.3 in FY 2020.
According to BOEM, the $189 million funds will be used to "continue to advance renewable energy" through its leasing programme.
BOEM notes it "will continue to use environmental science as the foundation for sound policy decisions."
(Source: BOEM, Various Media, renews, 11 Feb., 2020)
Contact: BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov
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Martha's Vineyard Offshore Wind Project Delayed (Ind. Report)
Following up on our 12th August, 2019 report, offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind is reporting U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) environmental impact study for its planned 84-turbine offshore wind farm off of Martha's Vineyard has been delayed and the project's originally anticipated completion date will accordingly be delayed. (Source: Vineyard Wind, CapeCod.com, 13 Feb., 2020) Contact: BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov
; Vineyard Wind, (508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com
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, Offshore Wind
Equinor Announces New Net-Carbon Intensity Ambitions (Int'l. Report)
Following up on our 10th Jan. report, Oslo-headquartered Norwegian oil and gas major Equinor -- fka Statoil -- reports the launch of a new climate roadmap aiming to ensure a competitive and resilient business model in the energy transition, fit for long term value creation and in line with the COP15 Paris Climate Agreement. In short, Equinor plans to:
Reduce the net carbon intensity, from initial production to final consumption, of the energy produced with at least 50 pct by 2050.
Cut absolute emissions from operated offshore fields and onshore plants in Norway by 40 pct by 2030, 70 pct by 2040 and towards near zero by 2050.
Slash CO2-emissions per barrel of oil and gas produced to below 8 kg by 2025 from operated fields;
Run carbon neutral operations globally by 2030;
Eliminate routine flaring before 2030;
Maintain methane emissions near zero;
Continue to apply an internal price on CO2-emission of at least $55 per tonne in all investment decisions;and
Continue support of the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). (Source: Equinor, PR, 6 Feb., 2020) Contact: Equinor, Eldar Sætre, Pres., CEO, www.equinor.com
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Formosa I Offshore Wind Deploys Renewable Strategy Software (Int'l)
Formosa 1,Renewable Strategy
In Taiwan, Formosa 1 reports its 128-MW commercial-scale offshore wind farm is incorporating computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) from
Kent, UK-based Renewable Strategy Ltd. The RSL Manager will monitor, analyze and manage FOWI spare part assets.
The Formosa 1 wind energy project, Taiwan's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, is a joint venture project of Orsted, JERA, Macquarie's Green Investment Group and Swancor Holding.
Renewable Strategy Limited (RSL) is an offshore wind and wind software solutions, training and advisory firm, with emphasis on systematic solutions, data integrity, asset integrity management and operations and maintenance insights. The company's wind farm management software is used by wind farm owners, operators and asset managers to harness wind farm data turning it into a strategic asset that enables users to monitor and supervise offshore activities across multiple wind farms whilst gathering inventory information and performance statistics.
(Source: Renewable Strategy Ltd., PR reve, 7 Feb., 2020) Contact: Renewable Strategy Ltd., Natalie Dencker, Co-Founder, +44 20 3290 6335, www.renewablestrategy.com
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Americas 2019 Wind Installations Hit 13.4GW (Ind. Report)
Global Wind Energy Council
The Brussels-based Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is reporting North, Central and South America and the Caribbean installed 13,427MW capacity of onshore wind power in 2019, an increase of 12 pct on the previous year which saw 11,892MW installed.
In North America (Canada and USA), new capacity additions grew by nearly 18 pct compared to 2018. In Central and South America and the Caribbean, new capacity additions decreased by 5 pct compared to 2018. Overall, this means that the region has tripled its wind power installations since 2010, Other GWEC findings include:
Leading countries in the region for 2019 include: US (9,143W), Mexico (1,284MW), Argentina (931 MW), and Brazil (745MW)
The US installed its third largest volume of onshore wind in 2019 at 9GW, just behind its previous records of 10GW in 2009 and 13GW in 2012, reaching a total of over 105 GW.
The offshore market in the US is progressing, with first large-scale installations expected in 2022-2023 and more than 10GW expected to be built by 2026. Brazil is also looking to tap into the offshore market, and has the potential to deploy as much as 700GW of offshore wind, according to a roadmap for offshore wind released by the country’s Energy Research Office (EPE) in January 2020.
The member-based GWEC represents over 1,500 wind energy sector companies, organizations and institutions in more than 80 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies. (Source: GWEC, PR, Feb., 2020) Contact: GWEC,Ben Blackwell, CEO, Alyssa Pek, +32 490 56 81, email@example.com, www.gwec.net
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Equinor Aims for 2035 Global Offshore Wind Major Status (Int'l.)
In Oslo, the Norwegian government owned oil and gas operator Equinor reports it aims to have up between 12-16GW of offshore wind energy capacity installed by 2035.
The company's offshore wind portfolio presently spans the UK, US and Poland,
including the 3.6GW Dogger Bank which is under construction off eastern England in conjunction with SSE, and the up-to-1.5GW Empire Wind off New York.
(Source: Equinor, PR, Recharge, 6 Feb, 2020) Contact: SSE Plc, www.sse.co.uk; Equinor, Eldar Saetre, CEO, Pal Eitrheim, VP New Energy Solutions, www.equinor.com
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NWO Earmarks €1.1Mn for Offshore Wind Study (Int'l Report)
Dutch Research Council
As part of its PhD@sea program, the Dutch Research Council (NWO) reports it has earmarked €1.1 million for research into the feasibility of novel technologies for large-scale offshore wind energy production, offshore storage and transport alternatives.
The aim is to examine the technical challenges while taking into account explicit market, legal/regulatory and spatial planning considerations.
The PhD@sea program, which focuses on cross-disciplinary research projects that can help realize the planning, operation, and maintenance of offshore wind farms, works with the University of Groningen, the University of Utrecht, Ocean Grazer B.V., Loyens & Loeff, New Energy Coalition, NOGAT, NOORDGASTRANSPORT, Vattenfall, Siemens Nederland, TNO, Dutch Energy Law Association NeVER, NOGEPA, and TenneT.
(Source: Dutch Research Council, offshorewind.biz, 6 Feb., 2020) Contact: Dutch Research Council, +31 (0)70 3440640,
+31 (0)70 3850971 - fax,
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Orsted Inks VA Offshore Wind Staging Site Lease (Ind. Report)
Danish energy giant Orsted reports it has inked a six-year lease agreement with the Port of Virginia a portion of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal for offshore wind staging materials and equipment for the Coastal Virginia offshore wind project it is developing with Dominion Energy.
Portsmouth Marine Terminal is one of the Port of Virginia's two multi-use terminals in the Norfolk Harbor. (Source: Orsted, Offshore Eng., 29 Jan., 2020)
Thomas Brostrom, Pres., CEO, Orsted North America, Offshore, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com
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IRENA's Future of Wind Energy Report Attached (Int'l)
International Renewable Energy Agency
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is reporting publication of its Future of Wind Energy
reports, a few details of whic follow below:
The accelerated deployment of wind power, together with significant electrification, could provide a large part (6.3 Gt) of the annual reductions in CO2 emissions required by 2050.
Wind energy can cover more than a third of the world's energy needs , which adapts to the world's main power generation. To achieve this goal, the capacity of wind turbines installed in the world must reach 6,000 gigawatts, more than 10 times the current level, by 2050. This would include 5,000 GW of wind power on land and 1,000 GW of offshore wind farm plants.
Asia could soon become the dominant wind energy market in the world, representing more than 50 pct of the country's wind farms and 60 pct in 2050. Chinese wind power capacity could jump from 230 GW in 2018 to more than 2,600 GW in 2050.
This report outlines the role of wind power in the transformation of the global energy system based on IRENA's climate resilient pathway, specifically the growth in wind power deployments that would be needed in the next three decades to achieve the Paris climate goals.
Download the IRENA Future of Wind Energy Report HERE. (Source: IRENA, reve, 25 Jan., 2020) Contact: IRENA, www.irena.org
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New Jersey Energy Master Plan Unveiled (Reg. & Leg, Ind. Report)
Garden State Governor Phil Murphy (D) has unveiled the state's Energy Master Plan, which outlines key strategies to reach the Administration's goal of 100 pct clean energy by 2050. The Energy Master Plan outlines the following energy efficiency related strategies and includes an implementation plan that lays out next steps and timelines:
Reducing Energy Consumption and Emissions from the Transportation Sector, including encouraging electric vehicle adoption, electrifying transportation systems, and leveraging technology to reduce emissions and miles traveled.
Accelerating Deployment of Renewable Energy and Distributed Energy Resources by developing offshore wind, community solar, a successor solar incentive program, solar thermal, and energy storage. It also involves adopting new market structures to embrace clean energy development and contain costs, opening electric distribution companies' circuits for distributed energy resources (DER), and developing low-cost loans or financing for DER.
Maximizing Energy Efficiency and Conservation, and Reducing Peak Demand including enacting 0.75 percent and 2 percent utility energy efficiency standards for natural gas and electricity, respectively, improving energy efficiency programs in New Jersey, adopting new clean energy and energy efficiency financing mechanisms, and strengthening building and energy codes and appliance standards.
Reducing Energy Consumption and Emissions from the Building Sector through decarbonization and electrification of new and existing buildings, including the expansion of statewide net zero carbon homes incentive programs, the development of EV-ready and Demand Response-ready building codes, and the establishment of a long-term building de-carbonization roadmap.
De-carbonizing and Modernizing New Jersey's Energy System through planning and establishment of Integrated Distribution Plans, investing in grid technology to enable increased communication, sophisticated rate design, and reducing our reliance on natural gas.
Supporting Community Energy Planning and Action in Under served Communities through incentivizing local, clean power generation, prioritizing clean transportation options in these communities, and supporting municipalities in establishing community energy plans.
Expand the Clean Energy Innovation Economy by expanding upon New Jersey's existing 52,000 clean energy jobs and investing in developing clean energy knowledge, services, and products that can be exported to other regions around the country and around the world, thereby driving investments and growing jobs. New Jersey will attract supply chain businesses to create dynamic new clean energy industry clusters and bring cutting-edge clean energy research and development the state. (Source: InsideNJ, PR, 27 Jan., 2020)
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SeaTwirl Floating Vertical Axis Turbine Awarded EU Patent (Int'l.)
Following up on our Jan. 10, 2018 coverage, SeaTwirl AB, the Swedish developer of a floating vertical axis wind turbine with folding blades, is reporting receipt of a patent from the European Patent Office (EPO) for its divisible offshore wind turbine. The European patent is in addition to earlier patents issued in
Sweden, the USA and China.
The turbine is mounted on a buoyant underwater structure anchored in deep water. The wind turbine, tower and underwater structure are permanently joined and rotate as a single unit with water carrying the full weight of the structure which, similar to a sailing boat, is stabilized by the keel.
The unit does not require a yaw system for the turbine to face the wind nor a pitching mechanism to turn the rotor blades. Accordingly, fewer moving parts incur lower maintenance and operating costs. The SeaTwirl S2, 1MW turbine is expected to be available in 2020.
(Source: SeaTwirl, Offshore Eng., 20 Jan., 2020) Contact: SeaTwirl AB, Gabriel Strangberg, CEO, Managing Director, +46 70-480 55 29, www.seatwirl.com
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Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l.)
SSE Renewables is reporting construction is underway on the world's largest offshore wind farm -- Dogger Bank Wind Farms -- a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor -- near the coastal village of Ulrome, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
Dogger Bank Wind Farms is comprised of three offshore wind farm sites in the North Sea, totaling 3.6 GW -- Creyke Beck A (1.2GW), Creyke Beck B (1.2GW) and Teesside A (1.2GW). The three wind farms will make use of the world's most powerful turbine, GE's Haliade-X, and will be capable of generating sufficient power for over 4.5 million homes each year.
Jones Bros Civil Engineering, one of the UK's leading civil engineering contractors, headquartered in Ruthin, North Wales, has been awarded the contract to install the onshore cable infrastructure for the Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B sites.
The onshore infrastructure includes the installation of approximately 20 miles of electrical cables that will connect to the existing National Grid substation at Creyke Beck, Cottingham. The works will also involve completing bulk earthworks at the onshore HVDC convertor station locations in East Riding. (Source: SSE Renewables, PR, 17 Jan., 2020) Contact: SSE Plc, www.sse.co.uk; Equinor, Eldar Saetre, CEO, Pal Eitrheim, VP New Energy Solutions, www.equinor.com
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TenneT Increases German Offshore Wind Capacity (Int'l Report)
TenneT, the German arm of the Dutch transmission network group of the same name, reports it has increased the offshore wind energy connection capacity from twelve operating North Sea offshore wind grid connection systems to 7,132 MW.
TenneT's wind energy transmission from the North Sea reached 20.21 TWh in 2019, exceeding the previous year's value (16.75 TWh) by 20.7 pct. Measured against Germany's total wind output (122.07 TWh, offshore and onshore counted together), the North Sea wind power yield achieved a healthy share of 16.6 percent in 2019.
The previous maximum infeed performance of North Sea offshore wind farms reached 6,077 MW on 5 December 2019. The capacity expansion for North Sea offshore wind farms was at 6,436 MW on 31 December 2019.
The wind turbines in the Baltic Sea (not within the TenneT grid area) generated 3.95 TWh in 2019, which means Germany's total offshore yield amounted to 24.16 TWh. (Source: TenneT, Offshore Engineering, 13 Jan., 2020)Contact: TenneT, Tim Meyerjurgens, Managing Director, +31 (0) 26 373 1112, www.tennet.org
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Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition Launched (Int'l Report)
Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition
An international Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has been formed to advance sustainable deployment of ocean-based renewable energy -- offshore wind, floating solar, tidal and wave power -- and at the same time mitigate the impacts of climate change while meeting roughly 10 pct of the annual greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed by 2050 to keep global temperatures under 1.5 degreeC above pre-industrial levels, according to a report released by the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. Most of this climate change mitigation potential is expected to come from offshore wind.
The Action Coalition includes MHI Vestas, Orsted, Equinor, CWind, Global Marine Group, JERA, Shell, Mainstream Renewable Power, Siemens Gamesa, TenneT and The UK Crown Estate.
Download the The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change -- Five Opportunities for Action Report
HERE. (Source: High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, Various Media, Maritime Executive, 13 Jan., 2020) Contact: High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, www.oceanpanle.org
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Brazilians Investigate Floating Wind Platform Dynamics (Int'l. R&D)
Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo
In Brazil, the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo (EPUSP) reports it is leading research seeking to reduce the structural weight in new designs of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs). The research is being funded by the US Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global).
According to the EPUSP release, the design of FOWTs can be a complicated task as variables such as the responses to waves, current and wind loads, the static and dynamic stabilities, and the structural behaviour of the mooring lines should be considered. The researchers will use modeling
to understand how to better design and manage complex structures in the dynamic ocean environment, according to the release.
(Source: Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, Energy Global, Jan., 2020) Contact: Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo,
Professor Alexandre Simos, 11 2648-6094, www.tpn.usp.br
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Orsted's Borssele Offshore Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l)
Orsted is reporting the installation of first monopile foundations at the 752MW Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm off the coast of Zeeland province -- Orstad's first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.
Borssele 1 & 2, the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, is expected to come onlin by the end of 2020 when it will supply sufficient energy for roughly 1 million Dutch households.
Borssele 1 & 2 will incorporate 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines. (Source: Orsted, PR, reve, 12 Jan., 2020)
Contact: Orsted, Anders Nordstrom, VP Hydrogen, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com
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Beijing Reportedly Ending Renewable Energy Support (Int'l Report)
China Renewable Energy
Shanghai Securities News is reporting Beijing is considering scaling back or even abolishing subsidies to the offshore wind power sector in 2022. Beijing would, however, still encourage regional-level governments to subsidize construction of local offshore wind farms. In 2019, the central government cancelled subsidies for the solar power industry.
The cut backs are being viewed as a sign of the government's intention to completely eliminate financial support to renewable energy firms as their technology becomes more commercially competitive.
(Source: Shanghai Securities News, CX Tech, 9 Jan., 2020)
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First WindFloat Atlantic Turbine Now Producing Power (Int'l Report)
WindFloat Atlantic ,Windplus
Following up on our November 6, 2019 coverage, Windplus, a consortium of utilities EDP Renewables, ENGIE and Spanish oil major Repsol is reporting the first of three 8.4-mw MHI Vestas turbines of the WindFloat Atlantic project, the world's largest floating wind turbine, is now generating power off the coast of Portugal.
The WindFloat Atlantic project was partially funded with a €60 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB.)(Source: Windplus, WindFloat Atlantic, gtm, 2 Jan., 2019) Contact: EDP Renewables, www.edpr.com, www.edp.com/en/windfloat; Repsol, www.repsol.com; Windplus, Dr. Carsten Meyer, 0421 897 660 0, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.windplus.de; EIB, www.eib.org
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Aqua Ventus Developing First US Floating Wind Farm (Ind Report)
Maine Aqua Ventus.Central Maine Power Company
Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reports the recent signing of a 20-year ppa with Maine Aqua Ventus which plans to construct two floating wind turbines in the Gulf of Maine using technology developed by the University of Maine
Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Subject to various regulatory and environmental approvals, the project could be completed in 2022.
Aqua Ventus is presently working on a pilot project miles off of Monhegan Island, the first pilot project of floating wind technology in the Americas. It is one-eighth the scale of a planned six-megawatt turbine.
(Source: Maine Aqua Ventus.Beacon, Maine News Service, 2 Jan., 2019) Contact: Central Maine Power Company, www.cmpco.com; Maine Aqua Ventus, Meghan Collins, (207) 581-2117
www.maineaquaventus.com; University of Maine
Advanced Structures and Composites Center, 207-581-2123, www.composites.umaine.edu
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Orsted, Partners Offshore Wind H2RES Project Funded (Funding)
In Copenhagen, Danish renewable energy giant Orsted and six industrial partners -- Everfuel Europe A/S, NEL Hydrogen A/S, GreenHydrogen A/S, DSV Panalpina A/S, Hydrogen Denmark, and Energinet Elsystemansvar A/S -- is reporting receipt of €4.6 million in EUDP funding for construction of a 2MW H2RES electrolysis plant with appurtenant hydrogen storage in Denmark.
The H2RES project will use power directly from Orsted's two Siemens Gamesa 3.6-MW offshore wind turbines at the Avedore Power Station to produce renewable hydrogen for road transportation fuel.
(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
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New UK Gov. Confirms Offshore Wind Commitment (Int'l. Report)
UK Renewable Energy
In London, the newly elected majority Conservative government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed its election manifesto pledge to "enable new floating turbines" and increase the country's new offshore wind capacity from 30GW to 40GW by 2030.
The Johnson government's commitment to wind energy is
part of its effort to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The government also confirmed its planned £800 million investment in a carbon capture storage (CCS) cluster by the mid-2020s.
A further £500 million will also be provided to help energy-intensive industries move to low-carbon techniques and a low-carbon economy. (Source: BBC, Various Media,Dec., 2019)
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KEPCO Planning S. Korean Offshore Wind Project (Int'l Report)
Korea Electric Power Corporation
South Korea's largest electric utility, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) reports it will invest 11 trillion won (15 won = $1,00 US) to build an offshore wind power plant complex in Sinan County, South Jeolla Province, starting in 2020.
The total project cost stands at around 48.5 trillion won and if constructed, the 8.2 GW project would be Korea's largest offshore wind farm. (Source: KEPKO, Dong-A Ilbo, 19 Dec., 2019)
Contact: KEPCO, www.kepco.co.kr
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NJ BPU Solar Transition Incentive Program Now In Force (Ind. Report)
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
On December 6, 2019, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) issued an order effective December 16, 2019, establishing a Solar Transition Incentive Program (TREC), the key provisions of the Order are as follows:
The TREC Program will be available to all solar projects that submitted complete SREC Registration (SRP) Applications after October 29, 2018 that have yet to commence operations but otherwise remain in good standing in the SRP pipeline at the time the BPU determines that 5.1 pct of all electricity sold in New Jersey comes from solar generation;
All TREC Program projects will generate a factored Transition Renewable Energy Certificate for each MWh of electricity generated;
TRECs will be generated for 15 years and will be purchased by a TREC Administrator who will allocate the TRECs amongst the load serving entities;
The Clean Energy Act of 2018 established a cap that prohibits the cost of Class 1 RECs (excluding the cost of offshore wind RECs), which includes the TREC, from amounting to more than 9 pct of the total electric sales during Energy Years 2020 and 2021, and amounting to more than 7 pct of total electric sales during subsequent energy years;
The TREC is valued at $65 for energy years 2021, 2022 and 2023, and $189 for each remaining energy year of the projects' 15 year TREC eligibility. The BPU will provide further guidance as to whether the TREC value will remain as set forth above or will be changed to a flat $152 for all 15 years of generation eligibility;
TRECs may be sold in the energy year (June 1 -- May 31) in which they are generated and the following energy year. If the TREC is not sold within the applicable window, they may be sold as Class 1 RECs.
The order now provides some certainty to solar developers and will provide a transition program until the BPU establishes a new long-term incentive program. (Source: NJ BPU, Dec., 2019)
Contact: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, 800-624-0241, www.bpu.state.nj.us
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Asia Surpassing European New Offshore Wind Additions (Int'l)
The global offshore wind industry is still very small with just 23 gigawatts worldwide -- 80 pct in Europe and 20 pct in Asia. Despite the majority of offshore wind units (18 gigawatts) being located in Europe currently, the Asia-Pacific region expects to add 37 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity through 2025 -- a faster growth rate than in Europe.
Most of the Asian development is occurring in China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea. China added 1.8 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity and approved an additional 13.1 gigawatts in 2018. The Taiwanese government plans to have 5.7 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2025 and an additional 5 gigawatts by 2030.
Currently, Europe has the most offshore wind capacity followed by Asia. But, going forward, Asia is expected to add offshore capacity at a faster rate than Europe, with China and Taiwan leading the development. (Source: Institute for Energy Research, 16 Dec., 2019) Contact: Institute for Energy Research, www.instituteforenergyresearch.org
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Copenhagen Planning $30Bn Offshore Wind Island (Int'l Report)
In Copenhagen, the Denmark Energy Ministry reports the government is proceeding with plans to construct an artificial island, or series of islands, tying together power from offshore wind farms of up to 10 GW of capacity. The exact location of the project has not yet been identified.
The project is projected to come in at between $29.5 and $44.2 billion, the majority of which is expected to be raised from private investors, according to the Ministry which notes the project is crucial to meeting Denmark's recently enacted legally binding climate act.
(Source: Denmark Energy Ministry, ET, India Times, 12 Dec., 2019) Contact: Denmark Energy Ministry,
33 11 47 43 - fac., email@example.com, www.ens.dk
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TRIG Taking Stake in Merkur Offshore Wind Farm (Int'l., M&A)
The Renewables Infrastructure Group
The UK-based Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) and Dutch pension investor APG report they will acquire the Merkur offshore windfarm --
36 pct will be acquired by TRIG and the remaining 64 pct by APG. Financial details of the deal have not been divulged by either company.
Located in the German North Sea, the 396MW, 66-turbine Merkur offshore wind farm came on line in June 2019.
The deal is expected to close early in 2020. (Source: TRIG, Power Technology, 10 Dec., 2019)Contact: Renewables Infrastructure Group, www.trig-ltd.com
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Nexans Inks Offshore Wind Cabling Projects Agreement (Ind Report)
Paris-based cabling specialist Nexans is reporting a framework agreement with Eversource, New England's premier transmission builder, and offshore wind energy developer Orsted. Under the agreement Nexans will provide up to 1,000 km of subsea high voltage export cables for Orsted's offshore wind farms in North America. The first delivery is expected by 2022 and the agreement extends until 2027.
Nexans notes it is also investing in a North American high-voltage, sub-sea cable manufacturing facility in the U.S. as well as a 10,000-ton capacity cable-laying vessel to service the offshore wind market. (Source: Nexans, PR, Dec., 2019) Contact: Nexans, Inv. Relations,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nexans.com; Eversource Energy, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business, www.eversource.com; Eversource Energy, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business, www.eversource.com
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Orsted, Covestro Ink Major Offshore Wind Energy PPA (Int'l.)
Leverkusen, Germany-based high-performance polymer materials specialist Covestro reports the inking of a 10-year indexed fixed-price agreement with offshore wind developer Orsted to offtake from Orsted's planned 900-MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm which is expected to be fully commissioned in 2025, subject to Orsted's final investment decision.
(Source: Covestro, Orsted, PR, reve 5 Dec., 2019) Contact: Covestro, Dr. Markus Steilemann, CEO, +49 2151 4856000, www.covestro.com
; Orsted Offshore,
Martin Neubert, Exec. VP, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com
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, Borkum Riffgrund
, Offshore Wind
Saipem Claims Scottish Offshore Wind Foundation Contracts (Int'l)
Saipem, EDF Renewables,,
Milan, Italy-headquartered engineering firm Saipem is reporting receipt of two contracts totaling €750 million for engineering, procurement, construction and installation of steel foundation jackets for 54 8MW wind turbines at the £1.4 billion Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm to be constructed near the Firth of Forth on the east coast of Scotland.
Neart na Gaoithe will have a capacity of 450MW and is being developed by EDF Renewables, which closed project financing on 28th, November.
This is Saipem's first turnkey contract in the offshore wind sector.
(Source: Saipem, PR, Power Tech, Nov. 2019) Contact: Saipem , Francesco Racheli, Offshore COO, www.saipem.com;
EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com
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Hibiki Wind Energy selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as Preferred Wind Turbines Supplier
Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm , MHI Vestas
220 MW Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm will be the first in Asia Pacific to feature MHI Vestas’ V174-9.5 MW wind turbines.
MHI Vestas has confirmed that its flagship V174-9.5 MW was selected as the preferred wind turbine for the Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm.
Hibikinada is the first awarded, commercial-scale wind power project to be announced in Japan, the strongest signal to date that the Japanese offshore wind energy market is rapidly stirring to life.
Once installed, the wind power project will feature the most powerful wind turbines operating in Japan.
The landmark project will be developed by Hibiki Wind Energy, a consortium of five partners who have the ambition to build a new energy infrastructure in Japan to advance the country’s renewable energy transition. (Source: MHI Vestas, reve, 25 Nov., 2019)
Contact: Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm, www.4coffshore.com/windfarms/Japan/kitakyushu-port---hibikinada-japan-jp43.html
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China leads the way as wind energy sees another year of stable growth
Global Wind Energy Council
The wind power energy industry installed 51.3 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity last year, a 3.6 percent fall when compared to 2017‘s growth, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said Tuesday.
Despite this reduction, the international trade association said that the growth of the worldwide wind energy market had “been stable” since 2014, with more than 50 GW of new capacity installed each year.
Total installed capacity stood at 591 GW at the end of 2018, which represents an increase of 9.6 percent compared to the end of 2017, the GWEC added. Installed capacity relates to how much energy can be produced at maximum output, not what is currently being generated.
GWEC CEO Ben Backwell said that China had led “both onshore and offshore growth,” adding that “huge growth” was expected in Asia “through the coming decade and beyond.”
Breaking the figures down, the onshore sector was responsible for 46.8 GW of new capacity in 2018, while the offshore wind market added 4.49 GW.
In the onshore sector, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa were responsible for 10 percent of new installations last year. China led the way in offshore, installing 1.8 GW, while the U.K. and Germany installed 1.3 GW and 0.9 GW, respectively.
another industry body, WindEurope, said that 12 countries in the EU had failed to install “a single wind turbine” last year.
onshore wind fell by more than half in Germany last year and “collapsed in the U.K.,” stating that, in the EU, 2018 was “the worst year for new wind energy installations since 2011.” (Source: Global Wind Energy Council, reve, 26 Nov., 2019) Contact: WEC, Ben Blackwell, CEO
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Ideol, Taisei Partner on Floating Offshore Wind Foundations (Int'l)
Ideol, Taisei Corp
Paris-headquartered wind energy developer Ideol and Tokyo-based construction company Taisei Corp. are reporting a MoU for the joint development and promotion in Japan of concrete foundations for floating offshore wind using Ideol's patented Damping Pool technology.
Under the MoU, the companies will also work to contribute to the acceleration as well as the growth of the domestic floating offshore wind market. (Source: Ideol, Taisei Corp, PR, Offshore, 25 Nov., 2019) Contact: Ideol and Taisei Corp
Contact: Ideol, +33 (0)4 86 20 80 50, www.ideol-offshore.com/en; Taisei Corp., www.taisei.co.jp
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Floating Wind Farm Planned for Ulsan, Korea (Int'l Report)
WindPower Korea, EDP Renewables, Aker Solutions
Following up on our 21st October coverage, EDP Renewables, a consortium founded by EDP and Aker Solutions reports it has joined WindPower Korea with investments in the development company Korea Floating Wind Power (KFWind). Principle Power, which had a role in originating the KFWind project portfolio, will supply its WindFloat foundation technology for the 500-MW project.
As previously reported, KFWind inked a MoU with the City of Ulsan to cooperate on the development of floating wind projects and support the Ulsan region as a manufacturing hub for domestic and export offshore wind markets.
South Korea is targeting 13 GW of offshore wind installed by 2030, and 30 pct or more renewable energy by 2040. (Source:
WindPower Korea, EDP Renewables, Aker Solutions 25 Nov., 2019)Contact: WindPower Korea, +82-2-584-5326, email@example.com, www.windpowerkorea.com; Aker Solutions, Fredrik Berge, Inv. Relations, +47 22 94 62 19, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.akersolutions.com; EDP Renewables, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com
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ScottishPower Planning Major Onshore Wind Initiative (Int'l.)
ScotlandPower,Committee on Climate Change
In the UK, a recent report from the Committee on Climate Change -- the official policy advisory group for the UK government -- warns that any hope the UK has of meeting its carbon-neutral by 2050 goal will require construction of at least 1,000 MW of onshore wind capacity every year for the next three decades as well as a quadrupling of offshore wind farm construction -- an unlikely scenario since wind farm construction in the UK has plummeted 80 pct since 2015 due primarily to a lack of government support.
Even so, Glasgow-based ScottishPower Renewables, an amalgam of the 6 largest utility companies in Scotland, reports it is planning a major expansion of onshore wind projects and has identified 100 potential onshore sites in Scotland, and a few in Ireland, according to a Guardian report.
(Source: The Guardian, Committee on Climate Change, CleanTechnica, 25 Nov., 2019) Contact: Committee on Climate Change, www.theccc.org.uk;
ScottishPower Renewables, Lindsay McQuade, CEO, +44 0 141 614 0000, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com
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SGRE Touts New 11MW Direct Drive Turbine (New Prod & Tech)
Madrid-headquartered wind turbine major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) reports the unveiling of a new 11MW version of its direct-drive offshore wind turbine with a 193-metre rotor.
According to SGRE offshore wind CEO Andreas Nauen,
"Digitalisation allows us to increase the capacity of our current largest 10MW machine to 11 MW, boosting its annual energy production, while keeping the levelized cost of energy down."
(Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Windpower, 26 Nov., 2019) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com
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Equinor, ESB Pursuing Irish Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l Report)
In Dublin, the Irish state-owned Electricity Supply Board (ESB) reports it is partnering with Oslo, Norway-based energy company Equinor to
identify suitable sites for and develop new offshore wind farms in Irish waters. The two firms will also investigate potential wind energy storage and other related technologies.
Together, ESB and Equinor are specifically interested in large scale wind projects that could be in commercial operation by 2030.
ESB notes its recent investment in the Galloper offshore wind farm in the UK in line with its Brighter Future Strategy.
(Source: ESB, Equinor, Silicon Republic, Others, 21 Nov., 2019) Contact: ESB Generation and Trading, Jim Dollard, 00353 21 238 6555, email@example.com,www.esb.ie
; Equinor, Pal Eitrheim, VP New Energy Solutions, www.equinor.com
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Notable Quote -- Wind in the Garden State
"(Wind) There is no other renewable energy resource that provides us with either the electric-generation or economic-growth potential of offshore wind.
When we reach our goal of 7,500 megawatts, New Jersey's offshore wind infrastructure will generate electricity to power more than 3.2 million homes and meet fifty percent of our state's electric power need." -- NJ Governor Phil Murphy 19 Nov., 2019)
"If the United States is going to compete and win in the 21st century's global clean energy marketplace, ramping up our nation's wind production is going to be absolutely critical. Offshore wind has an important role to play as an untapped, but potentially massive, emerging market in the U.S. that can drive billions of dollars in economic investment and create tens of thousands of American jobs." -- Gregory Wetstone, Pres. & CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy, CNBC, 19 Nov., 2019)
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Rampion Plans Sussex UK Wind Farm Expansion (Int'l Report)
In the UK, the BBC is reporting the £1.3 billion Rampion Offshore Wind Farm has applied to the Crown Estate, the royal company which owns the seabed, for permission to almost double the size of its facilities off the Sussex coast westwards towards Bognor.
If the proposed expansion is approved and completed, the Rampion wind farm could stretch over 16 miles and generate generates enough electricity to power 350,000sufficient energy for as many as 700,000 homes.
Rampion, which was developed E.ON, is two-thirds the size of the 175-turbine London Array, the largest offshore wind farm in the world.
(Source: Rampion, The Argus, 18 Nov., 2019)Contact: E.ON, Michael Lewis, CEO Climate and Renewables, +49 2 11 45 79 4170, www.eon.com
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RCAM Technologies Concrete Wind Foundation Project (Ind. Report)
US start-up RCAM Technologies reports it has been selected by and received funding from the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium for contract negotiations as part of the consortium's second round of wind research and development projects.
RCAM's award, which is one of two totaling $1.9 million, will go towards "proving the feasibility and advance the design" of the company's modular "3D Printing" concrete foundation.
The two-year project scope includes the conceptual design, preliminary design, and feasibility assessment of the fixed-bottom, suction-bucket support structure and heavy-lift-vessel alternative for the US DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 15MW reference turbine.
According to its website, RCAM Technologies was "founded to develop concrete additive manufacturing technologies initially for wind energy technologies -- RCAM's vision for wind energy is to develop land-based and offshore wind turbine towers and substructures up to 200-meter tall at half the cost of conventional tall tower technologies."
(Source: RCAM Technologies, PR,
19 November, 2019) Contact:
RCAM Technologies, Jason Cottrell, CEO, www.rcamtechnologies.com;
National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, www.energy.gov/eere/wind/national-offshore-wind-rd-consortium
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Vestas Selected for French Floating Offshore Wind Farm (Int'l.)
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Following up on our 9 October coverage, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is reporting it has been selected as the preferred turbine supplier for the Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) pilot wind project off the south coast of France.
The project, a partnership between French utility Engie and EDP Renewables, will incorporate three V164-10.0 MW turbines mounted on WindFloat semi-submersible floating platforms from by Principle Power. (Source: MHI Vestas, Various Media, 18 Nov., 2019) Contact: MHI Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vestas.com; EDP Renewables, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com
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Northland, Shizen JV Targets Japanese Offshore Wind (Int'l.)
Toronto-headquartered renewable energy developer Northland Power is reporting a 50/50 JV with Tokyo-based Shizen Energy to target 600MW of offshore wind capacity projects off Chiba prefecture in the south-east of Japan's main island. Specific projects and detailed plans have not been released.
Shizen has contributed to the development of about 1GW of renewable energy projects in Japan as well as solar PV projects in Brazil, Vietnam and Thailand.
Northland has a net interest in more than 2GW of operational clean energy projects worldwide, including
a 60 stake in the 1,044MW Hai Long offshore wind cluster under development in Taiwan.
(Source: Japanese Wind Power Association, Northland Power, Wind Power Monthly, 18 Nov., 2019)
Contact: Northland Power Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com;Shizen Energy, +81 3-3868-0344, www.shizenenergy.net; Japanese Wind Power Association, www.jwpa.jp
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Lake Erie Offshore Wind Project Wins Support (Ind. Report)
Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation
In the Buckeye State, the Cleveland-based Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) is reporting the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners have come out in support of LEEDCo's long delayed plan to construct the first freshwater offshore wind project approximately 8 miles off the shores of Cleveland in Lake Erie.
LEEDCo's six-turbine "Icebreaker Windpower" project has been in the works since 2009.
In supporting LEEDCo, the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners noted the
County has potential for its own wind energy projects down the road, and the LEEDCo project will serve as a regional starting point for future Lake Eries offshore wind projects. (Source: LEEDCo, Ashtabula Star Beacon, 17 Nov., 2019)Contact: LEEDCo, Lorry Wagner, Pres., (216) 241-9201, www.leedco.org
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E.ON, RWE Ink UK PPA (Int'l., Ind. Report)
E.ON, RWE Renewables
E.ON and RWE Renewables are reporting the inking of a 2.5-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for more than 20 offshore and onshore wind farms in the UK.
The deal covers 892MW of wind generation and includes a proportion of the London Array offshore wind farm originally constructed by E.ON as part of its £3.3 billion investment in UK renewables.
Located in the Outer Thames Estuary, the 630MW London Array offshore wind farm comprises 175 Siemens Gamesa 3.6MW turbines, which were commissioned in 2013.
(Source: ofshorewind.biz, 12 Nov., 2019) Contact: E.ON, Michael Lewis, CEO, +49 2 11 45 79 4170, www.eon.com
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Siemens Gamesa Supplying Turbines for Taiwan Offshore Project (Int'l)
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,DNV GL
Madrid-based Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind are reporting a preferred supplier agreement for the delivery and servicing of turbines on the 300 MW-Hai Long 2 project.
The agreement is subject to contract and final investment decision from the consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power Inc. and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Offshore, 13 Nov., 2019) Contact: Seimens Gamesa, Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, www.siemensgamesa.com
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EDPR Acquires 50 pct Stake in 278MW US Solar Portfolio (M&A)
EDP Renewables,First Solar
EDP Renewables North America LLC is reporting acquisition of a 50 pct stake in a 278 MW portfolio of three solar projects in the U.S. as well as a contract to develop 804 MW of offshore wind power through a 50/50 joint venture.
The first portfolio of three solar energy plants developed by Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar Inc. is expected to commence operations in the coming months and is secured by Power Purchase Agreements. The second announcement involves an agreement to supply 804 MW of clean and renewable offshore wind energy enough to power approximately half a million homes to customers in Massachusetts.
(Source : EDPR, Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru, 12 Nov., 2019) Contact: EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, (713) 265-0350 - Houston, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.co; First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, email@example.com, www.firstsolar.com
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HZ Windpower Touts New Giant Offshore Wind Turbine (Int'l. Report)
In China, the science and technology bureau of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality is reporting the development of a 10-MW offshore wind turbine with a 210-meter rotor diameter. The new H210-10MW turbine could generate about 40 million kWh of electricity per year, according to the release.
The new wind turbine, which was developed by CSIC Haizhuang Wind Power (HZ Windpower) a subsidiary of the Beijing-based state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation,
will be installed at wind farms in the coastal provinces of Fujian and Guangdong.
HZ Wind was established in 2004 and has $1.1 billion in assets and more than 1,000 employees globally.
The company has three business segments includes wind farm investment, turbine supply and O&M engineering service globally. The company owns an operating wind farm in Iowa (US), HZ Wind USA, Inc. based in Iowa, and an R&D center in Denmark, according to its website.
(Source: HZ Windpower, Xinhua, Nov., 2019) Contact: HZ Windpower, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/csic-haizhuang-wind-power, www.hzwindpower.com
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UK Export Finance Supports Taiwan Offshore Wind Project (Int'l.)
UK Export Finance
London-based UK Export Finance, the UK's export credit agency, reports it is issuing a £230 million finance guarantee to support construction of the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm in the Taiwan Strait.
The Formosa 2 project, which is led by Macquarie's Green Investment Group and Swancor Renewable Energy, will incorporate 47 new wind turbines and generate 376 mw of green energy.
As a result of UKEF's support for this project, UK companies will be involved in the construction of the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm, helping to unlock the export potential of this growing sector of the UK economy. The Taiwanese government is aiming to generate 20 pct of its power from renewable sources by 2025.
(Source: UK Export Finance, Business Leader, Nov., 2019) Contact: UK Export Finance, Louis Taylor, CEO,
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World's Largest Floating Wind Turbine Expected on Line This Year (Int'l., Ind. Report)
Windplus, a consortium of utilities EDP, ENGIE and Repsol along with clean energy firm Principle Power, is touting the development of an 8.4MW floating offshore wind turbine to be deployed in Viana do Castello, Portugal.
The turbine is expected to come online before the year end.
The wind turbine has been developed by ABS Group and is the first of three ABS-classed, SEMI Submersible Type units that will make up for a total of 25 MWs of floating offshore wind power.
(Source: Principle Power, Smart Energy, 5 Nov., 2019)
Contact: EDP Renovaveis, www.edpr.com, www.edp.com/en/windfloat; Repsol, www.repsol.com; Windplus, Dr. Carsten Meyer, 0421 897 660 0, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.windplus.de; ABS, Christopher J. Wiernicki, CEO, www.abs-group.com; Principle Power, (510) 280- 5180, www.principlepowerinc.com
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Shell Acquiring Floating Offshore Wind Developer Eolfi (M&A, Int'l)
Eolfi,Royal Dutch Shell
Paris-headquartered French floating offshore wind and solar energy developer Eolfi reports it is being acquired by oil giant Royal Dutch Shell.
EOLFI has a global presence and covers all stages of the value chain including project development, financing, construction and operation, according to the company website.
(Source: Eolfi Website, Nov., 2019) Contact: Eolfi, +33 1 40 07 95 00, www.eolfi.com
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Mayflower Set to Begin Mass. Offshore Wind Project (Ind. Report)
Mayflower Wind Energy
In the Bay State, Boston-based Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, a joint venture of Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC (EDPR), reports it will supply 804 MW of offshore wind -- sufficient power for approximately 500,000 Massachusetts homes -- from its
Mayflower Wind project 20 miles south of Nantucket.
The project is expected to come online in 2025 and to eliminate 1.7 million metric tpy of CO2 emissions -- the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off the road.
Shell New Energies and EDPR reportedly
have over 18,000 U.S. employees between them, a supply chain of more than 5,000 U.S. companies, $400 billion in market capitalization, experience operating 6,300 mw of onshore wind in the U.S. and ongoing development and construction of 2,700 mw of offshore wind projects in France, the Netherlands, Portugal and Scotland that are anticipated to be operational between now and 2023. (Source: Mayflower Wind, Composites World, 1 Nov, 2019) Contact: Mayflower Wind, John Hartnett, Pres., 508-589-3557, email@example.com, www.mayflowerwind.com; Shell New Energies US, www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/new-energies.html; EDPR Offshore North America, www.edpr.com
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