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HyNetherlands Green Hydrogen Scheme Planned (Int'l. Report)
Engie SA
Date: 2022-05-13
French multinational utility Engie SA, along with Europe's largest methanol produce OCI, and EEW is reporting their collaboration on the HyNetherlands (HyNL) project in Groningen province, the Netherlands. The project will produce e-methanol by combining hydrogen generated by offshore wind and biogenic carbon dioxide.

The project will initially incorporate a new 100MW electrolyser facility that will produce hydrogen for e-methanol production and deliver renewable-based hydrogen to the transpotation and industrial sectors. Electrolyser production capacity will be increased to 1.85GW in the early 2030s.

The Engie hydrogen production site will be located on the site of the Eems power plant in Eemshaven, with the electrolyser powered by 200MW of offshore wind. The EEW carbon capture plant will be integrated with the existing waste-to-energy plant in Farmsum and will capture biogenic CO2 from the flue gases of the plant's production lines.

OCI's BioMCN methanol facility in Farmsum has the capacity to combine hydrogen and biogenic CO2 to produce e-methanol. The Engie and OCI/BioMCN plants will be connected to the hydrogen network that Gasunie is developing in the Netherlands and Northern Germany. . (Source: Engie SA, PR, May., 2022) Contact: Engie, www.engie.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  e-methanol,  electrolyser,  Engie SA,  Green Hydrogen,  


TotalEnergies Touts Floating Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l.)
TotalEnergies
Date: 2022-05-13
Paris-headquartered TotalEnergies reports construction of the 30-MW Eolmed floating wind farm project 18 km off the Mediterranean coast of Gruissan and Port la Nouvelle, France, is underway. The project, which consist of three 10 MW wind turbines mounted on steel floats and connected to the French Electricity Transmission Network (RTE) by an underwater cable, is expected to come online in 2024.

In addition to the Eolmed project, TotalEnergies is participating in a tender in Brittany to develop a floating wind farm with Green Investment Group and Qair. In South Korea, the company is developing a portfolio of over 2 GW of floating offshore wind and in the UK, TotalEnergies is developing the 96 MW Erebus project in the Celtic Sea with its partner Simply Blue Energy. TotalEnergies also launched the TotalEnergies SBE US joint venture with Simply Blue Group.

Additionally, TotalEnergies is developing a 10-Mw portfolio of offshore wind projects -- 2/3 are bottom-fixed and 1/3 are floating -- in the United Kingdom (Seagreen project, Outer Dowsing, Erebus, ScotWind), South Korea (Bada project), Taiwan (Yunlin project), France (Eolmed project) and the U.S. (New York Bight project). The Company has also qualified to participate in competitive tenders in the US, UK and France, and will participate in tenders in Norway and Poland, according to the release. (Source: TotalEnergies, Website PR, 10 May, 2022) Contact: TotalEnergies, Olivier Terneaud, VP Offshore Wind, Investor Relations, +33 1 47 44 46 46, ir@totalenergies.com, www.totalenergies.com

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


ScottishPower, Shell Partner on Scotwind Energy Skills (Int'l.)
ScottishPower, Shell
Date: 2022-05-13
In the UK, ScottishPower and Shell are reporting a collaboration with the National Energy Skills Accelerator (NESA) to maximise economic and employment opportunities linked to the development of floating offshore windfarms in Scottish waters and to build the country's green energy workforce.

The proposed Floating Wind Skills Accelerator will focus on the benefits of Scotland becoming a global leader through floating offshore wind like ScottishPower and Shell's MarramWind and Campion Wind projects.

NESA is part of the Energy Transition Zone in Aberdeen and is supported by partners including Robert Gordon University, the University of Aberdeen, North East Scotland College, Energy Transition Zone Limited and Skills Development Scotland. (Source: Scottish Power Renewables, PR, ENP, 12 May, 2022) Contact: Scottish Power Renewables, Charlie Jordan, Offshore Director UK, Ireland, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com

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


Corio Generation, Ontario Teacher's Pension Fund Tout Offshore Wind JV Agreement (Ind. Report)
Corio Generation
Date: 2022-05-13
Offshore wind developer Corio Generation is reporting a joint venture with global investor Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board to invest as much as $1 billion to fund the development of up to 9GW of offshore wind projects.

The initial portfolio will include 14 fixed bottom and floating wind projects in South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Ireland and the UK, all of which are under development by Corio. Ontario Teachers' will acquire up to half of Corio's stake in these projects, supporting development, construction and operation. The two parties will also explore the creation or acquisition of new projects.

The Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund is a major infrastructure investor with $20 billion in infrastructure assets across five continents, including a sizeable portfolio of renewable assets.

Corio Generation, a Macquarie Green Investment Group (GIG) portfolio company, holds one of the world's largest offshore wind development portfolios, according to the company.

The transaction is expected to be complete in Q3, 2022, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, (Source: Corio Generation, Website PR, 12 May, 2022) Contact: Corio Generation, Jonathan Cole, CEO, www.coriogeneration.com; Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Chris Ireland, Renewables, MD, www.otpp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Corio Generation,  Offshore Wind,  


Calif. Aims for 3GW Floating Wind Capacity by 2030 (Ind. Report)
California Energy Commission
Date: 2022-05-11
In Sacramento, the California Energy Commission (CEC) reports it has set a floating offshore wind target of 3GW by 2030 rising to 15GW by 2045 and possibly 20GW by 2050.

The targets are contained in a draft AB 525 report. (Source: California Energy Commission, PR, Website, 9 May, 2022) Contact: California Energy Commission, 916-654-428, renewable@energy.ca.gov, www.energy.ca.gov

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


150MW Offshore Wind Planned for Hong Kong (Int'l. Report)
Hong Kong Electric
Date: 2022-05-09
Hong Kong Electric (HK Electric) has announced plans to develop an offshore wind farm that would incorporate as many as 19 turbines, with capacity between 8MW and 12MW, on monopile foundations. Tendering for the project is slated for 2024 with installation in 2025 and commissioning and operations in 2027.

The offshore wind farm will be included in HK Electric's 2024-28 development plan and submitted for regulatory approval. An environmental permit for the wind farm was previously approved. (Source: Hong Kong Electric, PR May, 2022) Contact: Hong Kong Electric,, www.hkelectric.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hong Kong Electric news,  HK Electric news,  Offshore Wind news,  


GE, HSM Offshore Energy Partner on Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l.)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2022-05-06
To respond to the increasing demand for turnkey delivery of offshore high-voltage substations in the rapidly growing offshore wind market, GE's Grid Solutions business, a global power industry systems provider, and EPCIC (turnkey) platform and Netherlands-based modules builder HSM Offshore Energy are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner on further AC projects in Europe and beyond.

The MoU focuses on supporting the development of offshore wind projects by providing an optimized and cost-effective turnkey value proposition which adequately covers complete engineering, procurement, and manufacturing, including the HV equipment, grid compliance studies, full testing and pre-commissioning, transport, installation at sea and then final hook up and commissioning. GE and HSM are aiming to achieve the lowest levelized cost of energy (LCOE) while taking away interface risks both for the construction and operational phases of offshore substations.

HSM Offshore Energy has served the international offshore upstream energy market since 1962 with full turnkey EPCI deliveries of complete platforms, modules and special steel structures, according to the company website. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 4 May, 2022) Contact: HSM Offshore Energy, +31 1 0427 9300 , Jeanette Overvoorde, j.overvoorde@hsm.nl, www.hsmoffshoreenergy.com ; GE Grid Solutions, www.gegridsolutions.com

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


California Bill Calls for "Blue Carbon" to Offset Wetlands Development Emissions (Reg & Leg)
Carbon Emissions, Blue Carbon
Date: 2022-05-02
In Sacramento, legislation -- AB 2593 -- before the California Assembly (AB 2593) would require developments in California public wetlands to compensate for greenhouse gas emissions with carbon capture or with other "blue carbon" natural systems such as wetlands, marshes, kelp forests and eelgrass beds that capture and store carbon in soil, plant matter and the sea floor.

If the bill passes, it would add blue carbon mitigation to the suite of factors that the California Coastal Commission considers when it approves coastal permits.

The new rules would apply to any projects on public land, which might include marine projects such as offshore wind, offshore oil and gas platform decommissioning, underwater pipelines, cables, marinas, ports and docks, as well as dredging, aquaculture operations and coastal bridge and roadwork construction. (Source: Various Media, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May, 2022)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions news,  Blue Carbon news,  


SSE, Brookfield Partner on Netherlands Offshore Wind (Int'l. Report)
SSE Renewables
Date: 2022-04-27
In the UK, London-listed utility SSE Renewables is reporting a strategic 50/50 partnership with Brookfield Renewable for the 1400MW Hollandse Kust West offshore wind farm zone tenders that are currently underway in the Netherlands.

Brookfield operates one of the world's largest publicly traded, pure-play renewable power platforms with approximately 21,000MW of installed capacity. In 2021 Brookfield Renewable inked PPAs totaling 11,000 GWh with 62 individual companies.

Brookfield is pursuing this partnership through the Brookfield Global Transition Fund I, which is the largest fund in the world focused on the energy transition, targeting a $15 billion close in the coming weeks. (Source: SSE Renewables, Website PR, April, 2022) (Contact: SSE Renewables, www.sse.co.uk, www.sse.com; : Brookfield Renewable Energy, www.brookfield.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SSE Renewables,  Offshore Wind,  Netherlands Wind,  Brookfield Renewable,  


Ocean Offshore Wind Names EPC Contractors (Ind. Report)
Orsted,Jingoli Power
Date: 2022-04-27
Copenhagen-headquartered energy giant Orsted A/S and US-based Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. report they have inked engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts with Lawrence Township, NJ-based Jingoli Power LLC and Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company Inc for the installation of two high-voltage substations and a nine-mile underground cable network for the 1,100-MW Ocean Wind 1 project off New Jersey.

Specifically, Jingoli Power will install an underground export cable from the landfall to the onshore substation in Upper Township and engineer and install a duct bank/manhole system to house the export cables. Burns & McDonnell will construct a new substation in Upper Township and install a substation at Oyster Creek, as well as an underground export cable from the landfall to the onshore electric substation. The work is expected to get underway in Sept., 2023.

Ocean Wind 1, which will incorporate GE Renewable Energy 12-MW Haliade-X turbines and generate sufficient power for 500,000 local homes per year, will be the Garden State's first offshore wind farm. (Source: Orsted, PR, April, 2022) Contact: Orsted, www.orsted.com; Burns & McDonnell, www.burnsmcd.com; Jingoli Power, 610-842-9047, www.jingolipower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  Burns & McDonnell ,  


ORE Catapult, NIWE Offshore Wind Collaboration Launched (Int'l.)
ORE Catapult
Date: 2022-04-27
The UK's Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and India's National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), each country's leading wind energy R&D center, have announced a 5-year Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) to collaborate on innovation and research and development, market and supply chain growth, new technology test and demonstration and skills programmes for offshore wind.

The collaboration's programs are expected to include: the development of technology demonstration infrastructure in Tamil Nadu, southern India; UK/India knowledge exchange and research collaboration to tackle the unique challenges of deploying offshore wind; supply chain growth programmes between UK and India, with particular focus on installation, balance of plant (i.e. equipment and infrastructure aside from the turbine) and Operations and Maintenance, and identification of cost-effective sites for early development of offshore wind in India.

The partnership will receive funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). (Source: ORE Catapult, Website PR, 22 April, 2022) Contact: ORE Catapult, Dr Stephen Wyatt, Director, Strategy & Emerging Technology, +44 (0) 333 004 1400, www.catapult.org.uk; India National Institute of Wind Energy, +91 44 2246 3984, www.niwe.res.in

More Low-Carbon Energy News ORE Catapult,  India Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


Offshore Wind R&D to Help Net-Zero Energy Goals (Ind. Report)
Carbon Trust
Date: 2022-04-25
The Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), a collaboration of nine offshore wind developers, reports it is launching 16 new R&D projects on offshore wind related logistics, operations and maintenance, cables, electrical systems, foundations, yield and performance.

One upcoming project will look at the impact of climate change on offshore wind and another will look at ways of reducing the emissions associated with installation and operations of offshore wind farms.

Details and tenders for each project will be available this month through the Carbon Trust's website. (Source: Carbon Trust, PR, April, 2022) Contact: Carbon Trust, Jan Matthiesen, Director for Offshore Wind, www.carbontrust.com

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


Technip Provides FEED for Korean Offshore Wind Project (Int'l.)
Technip Energies , Equinoe
Date: 2022-04-20
Paris-headquartered Technip Energies reports it has been selected by Equinor South Korea Co Ltd to perform a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) for the offshore floating wind Firefly project, 70 kilometers offshore the East Coast city of Ulsan, South Korea. The project is slated for construction in 2027.

The FEED contract covers engineering of the floating wind turbine substructures for the proposed 800 megawatts offshore wind farm. The design of the substructures will include Technip Energies' in-house floater technology INO15™. With a capacity of 15 megawatts, INO15™ technology is a three columns semi-submersible floater which is well suited for fabrication in large series.

According to the company website, Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company for the energy transition operates in 34 countries and has a leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management. (Source: Technip Energies, PR Website, April, 2022) Contact: Technip Energies, www.technipenergies.com; Equinor South Korea, www.equinor.com/en/where-we-are/south-korea.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Technip Energies,  Equinor South Korea,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind ,  


Climate Bill Amendments Pass Bay State Senate (Reg & Leg.)
Climate Change
Date: 2022-04-18
In Massachusetts, the state senate reports it has amended and passed the Act Driving Climate Policy Forward, climate change related legislation aimed at helping the Bay State reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Legislators debated several issues in the Act Driving Climate Policy Forward -- aka Drive Act --including expanding offshore wind energy produced in state waters and making sure the rights of Indigenous Peoples are respected as wind projects are developed. The Drive Act also promotes solar energy initiatives, potentially allowing for agricultural lands to host solar panels and supports other non-fossil fuel sources like nuclear fusion and geothermal power. The bill also supports the state's switch to electric vehicles and possible rebates for EV purchases.

The Drive Act incorporates elements of a climate bill that previously passed in the State House of Representatives. (Source: CapeCod.com, 15 April, 2022)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  Massachusetts Climate Change ,  


Garden State Offshore Wind Cable Plant Pending (Ind. Report)
Offshore Wind
Date: 2022-04-15
Rise Light & Power and Delaware River Partners LLC (DRP) are touting their joint Outerbridge Renewable Connector project, a 30-acre submarine cable manufacturing facility at DRP-owned Repauno Port & Rail Terminal in Greenwich Township, South Amboy, New Jersey. The project is pending before the BPU.

Rise and DRP will commence development and permitting work to make the site shovel-ready and to attract an offshore cable manufacturer, who would ultimately construct and operate the facility. Rise and DRP will develop the site to be shovel-ready and collaborate to attract manufactures of two types of subsea cables required for offshore wind farms. First are inter-array cables that connect turbines within the offshore wind farm to an offshore substation, and the second are export cables that connect the offshore substation to the onshore grid. (Source: Rise Light & Power, PR, 14 April, 2022) Contact: Outerbridge Renewable Connector, www.outerbridgenj.com; Rise Light & Power, www.riselight.com

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


TotalEnergies, KGHM Partner on Polish Offshore Wind Power (Int'l.)
TotalEnergies,
Date: 2022-04-13
Paris-headquartered TotalEnergies and Lubin, Poland-based KGHM are reporting a50/50 joint partnership to participate in a Polish government tender for the development of 11 offshore wind projects totaling In the partnership, TotalEnergies will leverage its expertise in offshore operations, experience in managing large-scale projects and its ties with the worldwide supply chains. KGHM, as a major Polish state-owned group, will bring its knowledge of the Polish market. (Source: TotalEnergies, Website PR, 12 April, 2022) Contact: KGHM, www.kghm.com/en; TotalEnergies, Bernard Pinatel, Pres., Refining and Chemicals, Pres. Gas, Renewables & Power, Investor Relations, +33 (0)1 47 44 46 46 l, ir@totalenergies.com, www.totalenergies.com

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


Hexicon Announces Greek Floating Offshore Wind JV (Int'l. Report)
Hexicon
Date: 2022-04-11
Stockholm-headquartered twin offshore wind turbine technology developer Hexicon AB is touting Hexicon Power SA, a new Greek offshore wind Joint Venture (JV).   

Hexicon's patented TwinWind technology consists of a floating foundation with two turbines enabling more turbines per sea area, which increases the energy yield and reduces the environmental impact, according to the company.

The Greek government is aiming to generate 60 pct of its electricity mix from renewable sources by 2030, according to the Hexicon release. (Source: Hexicon, Website, PR, 11 April, 2022) Contact: Hexicon, Marcus Thor, CEO, Jonna Holmgren, Communications, +46 708 88 05 02, jonna.holmgren@hexicon.eu, www.hexicon.eu

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


GWEC Releases Global Wind Report 2022 (Ind. Report)
Global Wind Energy Council
Date: 2022-04-06
According to the Global Wind Energy Council's (GWEC) just released Global Wind Report 2022, the wind industry enjoyed its second-best year ever amidst pandemic but new installations must still quadruple by the end of the decade to meet a net-zero pathway. The report also notes:
  • The global wind industry had its second-best year in 2021, with almost 94 GW of capacity added globally, trailing behind the 2020's record growth by only 1.8 pct.

  • Europe, Latin America and Africa & Middle East had record years for new onshore installations, but total onshore wind installations in 2021 was still 18 pct lower than the previous year. The decline was driven primarily by the slow-down of onshore wind growth in the world's two largest wind power markets, China and the US.

  • 21.1 GW of offshore wind capacity was commissioned in 2021, three times more than in 2020. making 2021 the best year in offshore wind history, bringing its market share in global new installations to 22.5 pct in 2021.

  • China made up 80 pct of offshore wind capacity added worldwide in 2021, bringing its cumulative offshore wind installations to 27.7 GW. This is an astounding level of growth, as it took three decades for Europe to bring its total offshore wind capacity to a similar level.

  • Total global wind power capacity is now up to 837 GW, helping the world avoid over 1.2 billion tpy of CO2 -- equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of South America.

  • Wind auction activities bounced back in 2021 with more than 88 GW of wind capacity awarded globally, 153 pct higher than in 2020.

  • After a year in which net zero commitments gathered global momentum, coupled with renewed urgency for achieving energy security, the market outlook for the global wind industry looks even more positive. 557 GW of new capacity is expected to be added in the next five years under current policies. That is more than 110 GW of new installations each year until 2026. However, this growth needs to quadruple by the end of the decade if the world is to stay on-course for a 1.5C pathway and net zero by 2050. (Source: GWEC, Website Release, April, 2022) Contact: GWEC, www.gwec.net

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


  • Fluence, TECO Partner on Taiwan Renewable Energy Storage (Int'l.)
    Fluence, TECO
    Date: 2022-04-04
    Taipei, Taiwan-headquartered Fluence Energy, Inc. a leading global provider of energy storage products and services, and digital applications for renewables and storage is reporting plans to partners with TECO Group to participate in Taiwan’s energy storage market by offering battery-based energy storage systems for offshore wind, solar PV and work together towards the goal of net-zero carbon emissions.

    The two firms have been cooperating in Taiwan's energy storage market since 2020. Fluence was established in January 2018 as a joint venture between Siemens and The AES Corporation to bring innovation to modern power infrastructure. With a presence in 30 global markets, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled digital applications for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider.

    In recent years, TECO Group has continued to actively deploy related fields of net zero carbon emissions, including offshore wind, solar PV, and energy storage systems. In the past three years, TECO has undertaken large-scale mechanical and electrical engineering cases of more than 10 billion TWDs, of which the deployment of onshore substations for offshore wind is about 2 GW. (Source: Fluence Energy Website PR, 3 Mar., 2022) Contact: Fluence Energy, Jan Teichmann, Pres. Asia Pacific, Lexington May, Sr. Manager, Investor Relations, 713-909-5629, InvestorRelations@fluenceenergy.com, www.fluenceenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Fluence,  TECO,  


    Greencoat Takes Stake in German Offshore Wind Farm (Int'l., M&A)
    Greencoat Renewables,Borkum Riffgrund , Orsted
    Date: 2022-04-04
    Dublin-based Irish renewable infrastructure fund Greencoat Renewables Plc is reporting an agreement to acquire 50 pct of the Orsted developed and constructed Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea from Kirkbi and William Demant Invest for €350 million. Orsetd will provide operation, maintenance and management services to the wind farm under a long-term contract and hold the remaining 50 pct.

    Borkumm Riffgrund 1 consists of 78 SGRE 4.0MW turbines that had been operational since 2015. The deal is expected to close in Q2, this year, subject to regulatory approvals. (Source: Greencoat Renewables, PR, April, 2022) Contact: Greencoat Renewables, Paul O'Donnell, Partner, +353 (1) 70 26737 -- Dublin, +44 20 7832 9400 -- London, www.greencoat-capital.com; Orsted, www.orsted.com

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


    Siemens Gamesa's Le Havre Wind Turbine Plant Underway (Int'l.)
    Siemens Gamesa
    Date: 2022-04-01
    Madrid-headquartered wind energy major Siemens Gamesa reports it has begun manufacturing both its patented offshore Direct Drive wind turbine nacelles and patented IntegralBlades at its new manufacturing facility in Le Havre, France. The world's first facility to encompass both offshore wind turbine nacelle and blade manufacturing under one roof, it is the largest industrial renewable energy project in France. A dedicated installation hub is also under finalization on the same plot, allowing direct load out of wind turbine components to French offshore wind power plants. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, Website, Mar 29, 2022) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, +34 944 03 73 52, www.siemensgamesa.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa ,  Wind,  


    SeaTwirl Norwegian Floating Wind Demo Approved (Int'l. Report)
    SeaTwirl
    Date: 2022-03-30
    Gotherburg, Sweden-headquartered SeaTwirl reports receipt of Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) approval for a five-year concession to demonstrate its patented 1MW S2x floating vertical-axis offshore wind technology off the coast of Lauplandsholmen, Norway.

    SeaTwirl's tower mounted wind turbines and floating sub-sea structure are assembled and rotate as one unit. Around the tower, above the water surface but below the wind turbine, is an enclosed, stored generator housing that is static or non-rotating. The bottom-anchored SeaTwirl turbines can be sited in areas that are currently out of reach for offshore wind turbines. SeaTwirl turbines can be anchored much deeper than 50-60 meters and sited where winds are stronger and more reliable, according to the company website. (Source: SeaTwirl, Website, PR, 29 Mar., 2022) Contact: SeaTwirl, Peter Laurits, CEO, +46 701 48 01 98, peter.laurits@seatwirl.com, www.seatwril.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SeaTwirl,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind,  Vertical Axis Wind,  


    Celtic Sea Wind, Green Hydrogen Project Announced (Int'l.)
    Source Energie
    Date: 2022-03-28
    In the UK, the Crown Estate is in consultations with the consultany firm Source Energie to identify both medium- and long-term sites for floating offshore wind projects with ERM Dolphyn, an innovator in green hydrogen production.

    The initiative aims to develop floating wind sites that produce green hydrogen rather than electricity. Future expansion could provide more than 2 GW of energy, which would provide enough hydrogen to make a material impact on local and national decarbonisation targets and sufficient heat for toughly 1 million homes.

    ERM Dolphyn's technology combines electrolysis, desalination and hydrogen production on a floating wind platform. It has been developed by ERM, a leading sustainability consultancy, with support from the UK Government, the Scottish and Welsh Governments.

    To date Source Energie has led over 15GW of wind and solar PV projects on a global scale and is currently developing 5 GW of offshore wind, solar PV and energy storage projects across Ireland and the UK. (Source: Source Energie, Website PR, 28 Mar., 2022) Contact: ERM Dolphyn, www.ermdolphyn.erm.com; ERM, Meryl Hanlon, +44 (0) 7760 168293, meryl.hanlon@erm.com, www.erm.com; Source Energie, Kevin Lynch, CEO, Garrett Morrison CDO, +44 (0) 7920 751516, garrett.morrison@sourceenergie.com, www.sourceenergie.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind,  Green Hydrogen,  Source Energie ,  


    Carolinas Offshore Wind Lease Auction Announced (Ind. Report)
    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
    Date: 2022-03-28
    In Washington, the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) reports it will offer two offshore wind energy leases covering 110,091 acres off North and South Carolina in the Carolina Long Bay region at auction May 11, 2022.

    The Carolina Long Bay wind energy lease area is reduced by 14 pct from its initial proposed sale notice in November 2021, based on a review of scientific information and advice from the commercial fishing industry and other ocean stakeholders. Lease conditions include new stipulations from BOEM, including an offer of a 20 percent credit to developers to invest in programs that will advance U.S. offshore wind energy workforce training or supply chain development, union labor agreements and investing in Jones Act-complaint U.S. flag vessels. (Source: US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, PR 25 Mar., 2022) Contact: BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,  Offshore Wind,  Offshore Wind Lease ,  


    Vestas to Manufacture V174 Blades on Isle of Wight (Int'l.)
    Vestas
    Date: 2022-03-25
    Danish wind energy giant Vestas Wind Systems A/S reports it will manufacture blades for the 257MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm at its Isle of Wight beginning in Q3, this year. The Isle of Wight facility which will initially support turbine deliveries to the Parkwind Baltic Sea project, due to start operations next year. Vestas also has existing manufacturing capacity in Denmark and Taiwan. (Source: Vestas, Website, PR, 23 Mar., 2022) Contact: Vestas, John Wawer External Communications , Vestas Northern & Central Europe, +44 (0) 73 9792 9959, jowaw@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Turbin Blade,  


    PEAK Wind Launches "Floating Wind Excellence" Group (Int'l.)
    PEAK Wind
    Date: 2022-03-23
    Stockholm, Sweden-headquartered wind energy technical, operational and asset management services consultancy PEAK Wind is touting a new "Floating Wind Excellence" practice group focused on floating offshore wind .

    PEAK Wind provides technical, financial, and commercial expertise to wind farm owners and investors worldwide with consultants based in Denmark, Germany, Spain, the U.S., the UK and Taiwan, according to the company website. (Source: PEAK Wind, Website PR, 22 Mar., 2022) Contact: PEAK Wind, Ilmas Bayati Head of Floating Wind Excellence , +45 31 23 21 68, iba@peak-wind.com, www.peak-wind.com

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


    OX2 Planning Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Project (Int'l.)
    OX2
    Date: 2022-03-16
    Stockholm-headquartered wind and solar energy developer OX2 reports it has applied for a Natura 2000 permit for a 370-turbine, 24 TWh a year offshore wind farm in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone between the islands of Gotland and Oland. The wind farm will generate sufficient power for about 5 million households and cut roughly 14 million tpy of CO2.

    The project is part of OX2's Swedish project development portfolio, which at the end of the third quarter amounted to 11.3 GW. (Source: OX2, Website PR, 11 Mar., 2022) Contact: OX2, Edvard Lind, +4672 727 11 17, press@ox2.com, www.ox2.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News OX2,  Offshore Wind,  


    Aker Offshore Wind, Mainstream Renewable Power Close Japan Offshore Wind Transaction (Int'l.)
    Aker Offshore Wind, Mainstream Renewable Power
    Date: 2022-03-16
    Aker Offshore Wind and Mainstream Renewable Power have closed the transaction which will see them take an initial 50 percent ownership stake in offshore wind developer Progression Energy's 800 MW floating offshore wind project in Japan. The project is a well-formed early-stage development opportunity, and the site has been identified as ideal for floating wind.

    The parties will now collectively continue to mature the project. As a consortium, the three companies bring together highly complementary capabilities and experience. Aker Offshore Wind, as a part of the Aker group of companies, is able to leverage decades of offshore and floating expertise, whilst Mainstream brings a global leadership position in offshore wind development. Progression Energy has a successful track record in recognizing markets with strong fundamentals early and positioning itself for success. Progression Energy has a team established in Japan with experience in engaging stakeholders such as fishing unions and securing permits for its multiple project, according to the release. (Source: Aker Offshore Wind, Website,14 March 2022) Contact: Aker Offshore Wind, , +47 48 44 24 26, maria.knudsen@akeroffshorewind.com, www.akeroffshorewind.com; Mainstream Renewable Energy, www.mainstreamrp.com; Progression Energy, www.progression-energy.com

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    EnBW Exiting US to Focus on European Offshore Wind (Int'l.)
    EnBW
    Date: 2022-03-11
    Karlsruhe, Germany-headquartered wind energy developer EnBW reports it will focus its future offshore wind activities on the European market and that its North America and assets will be acquired by partner TotalEnergies.

    EnBW is currently developing the 900MW He Dreight North Sea wind farm and in 2021 and 2022 EnBW was successful in auctions in England/Wales and Scotland where EnBW will develop three offshore wind farms totaling approximately 6 GW. Since 2013, EnBW has invested close to €5 billion in its Renewable Energies segment and expects to invest a further €4 billion bt 2025, according to the release. EnBW aims to slash its CO2 emissions by half by 2030 and the reach climate neutrality by 2035, according to the release. (Source: EnBW, Website PR, Mar., 2022) Contact: EnBW, Michael Class, Snr. VP Power Generation, +49 721 63-00, www.enbw.com

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    EnBW Exiting US to Focus on European Offshore Wind (Int'l.)
    EnBW
    Date: 2022-03-09
    Karlsruhe, Germany-headquartered wind energy developer EnBW reports it will focusits future offshore wind activities on the European market. EnBW North America and their assets will be acquired by partner TotalEnergies.

    EnBW currently is developing their 900MW North Sea wind farm ‘He Dreiht’. In 2021 and 2022 EnBW was successful in auctions in England/Wales and Scotland where EnBW will develop three offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of approximately six gigawatts. Furthermore, the newly elected German government just recently announced ambitious build-out targets – an additional 10GW shall be installed in EnBW’s home market Germany by 2030.

    After establishing their U.S. market presence, EnBW started to develop offshore wind opportunities in both the East and West coasts of the country. After bidding in the 2018 Massachusetts offshore wind land lease auction, EnBW’s North America team prepared for the New York Bight land lease auction together with partner Total Energies. With this win in the auction, EnBW will sell their U.S. offshore wind activities to partner TotalEnergies and push forward their European asset.

    Since 2013, EnBW has invested economically successful nearly €5 billion in its Renewable Energies segment. Around another €4 billion is to be invested by 2025, primarily in further expanding wind and solar energy, meaning that a good 50 pct of EnBW’s generation portfolio will consist of renewables. EnBW was among the pioneers in offshore wind power with its Baltic 1 offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. In January 2020, the company took into operation Germany’s largest offshore wind power project, EnBW Hohe See and Albatros, with a combined capacity of 609 MW. The He Dreiht offshore wind farm with a capacity of 900 MW will be connected to the grid in 2025. He Dreiht will operate without any state subsidies. In January 2022, bp and EnBW secured a lease option off the east coast of Scotland to develop a 2.9 GW offshore wind farm. The auction win in Scotland is already the second joint success for EnBW and bp. In 2021 – likewise in January – the partners were awarded lease areas for 3 GW in the Irish Sea. The Morgan and Mona projects being developed there will have a total capacity of up to 3 GW, according to the company website.

    EnBW plans to halve by 2030. EnBW aims to attain climate neutrality by 2035. (Source: EnBW, Website PR, Mar., 2022) Contact: EnBW, Michael Class, Snr. VP Power Generation

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    Doosan Inks S.Korean Offshore Wind O&M Agreement (Int'l.)
    Doosan Heavy Industries,Korea Midland Power
    Date: 2022-03-07
    South Korea-headquartered Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Ltd. is reporting a €135 million, 20-year service agreement with Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO) to provide operations and maintenance for the 100MW Jeju Hallim offshore wind farm in South Korea.

    The Jeju Hallim Offshore Wind Power Company owned project will incorporate 18 Doosan 5.5MW turbines and is expected to be operational in 2024. EPC work will be carried out jointly by Hyundai E&C, KEPCO E&C and Korea Leading Energy Management. (Source: Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Website, PR, 3 Mar., 2022) Contact: Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, +82-3151792915, www.doosanheavy.com; Korea Midland Power, +82-70-7511-1114, +82-70-7511-1046 - fax, www.komipo.co.kr/eng

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    Venterra Snares UXO Specialist Ordtek (Int'l., M&A)
    Venterra
    Date: 2022-03-02
    Sheffield, UK-based offshore wind energy services specialist Venterra Group is reporting the acquisition of Ordtek Ltd., a provider of unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk management consultancy to offshore wind developers and grid operators worldwide.

    Venterra's global services support offshore wind by establishing a service offering across the offshore wind farm lifecycle, comprising engineer, build and support services. The company is doing so through a combination of acquisition and investment to generate accelerated growth in the fast-growing market.

    With GDG and Ordtek, and other initiatives already under way, Venterra said it will develop a unique set of marine and seabed survey capabilities giving clients the opportunity to access the leading consultants for all necessary disciplines. (Source: Venterra Group, Website, PR, 1 Mar., 2022) Contact: Venterra Group, Rob Jewkes, CEO, +44 (0) 20 3154 6353, www.venterra-group.com; Ordtek, Lee Gooderham, +44 1379 644400, www.ordtek.com

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    New York Bight Lease Sale Lands $4.3Bn (Ind. Report)
    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
    Date: 2022-02-28
    In Washington, the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is reporting the country's biggest offshore wind auction of six lease sites brought in a total of $4.37 billion.

    The largest and most expensive site, which could accommodate a minimum of 1,387 MW of installed capacity, went for $1.1 billion to Bight Wind Holdings, LLC, a joint venture between RWE Renewables and National Grid.

    Attentive Energy LLC, a joint venture between EnBW and TotalEnergies, won the second most expensive lease site for $795 million. Shell and EDF Renewables-owned Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Bight, LLC, won the the largest site for $780 million, and the area adjacent to Shell and EDF's was secured by Invenergy Wind Offshore LLC for $645 million. The Central Bight went to OW Ocean Winds East LLC, an existing JV between EDP Renewables and Engie, for $765 million, while Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind LLC won the Long Beach, NY site for $285 million. (Source: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, PR, 25 Feb., 2022) Contact: BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov

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    Iberdrola Investing $10Bn in Mass. Offshore Wind Projects (Funding)
    Iberdrola
    Date: 2022-02-25
    Madrid, Spain-headquartered multinational utility Iberdrola's renewable energy group reports it will invest more than $10 billion in the development of three U.S. offshore wind complexes in the Bay State, including:

  • Iberdrola is developing 2,800 MW of offshore wind in three different projects and is developing an interconnection line with a capacity of 1,200 MW to transport hydroelectric power from Canada. Together, Iberdrola's projects will meet 35 pct of the Bay State's electricity demand with clean and competitive energy.

  • Construction recently began on 800-MW Vineyard Wind One off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, will generate enough wind power to meet the demand of more than 400,000 homes.

  • Avangrid was also awarded a contract for the Commonwealth Wind offshore wind farm in Massachusetts in December. The 1,232 MW project, New England's largest offshore wind project to date, will involve a $4 billion investment. Also under development in the same area is Park City Wind, an 804 MW project that will supply clean energy to customers in Connecticut, while revitalizing the Port of Bridgeport, home to the operation and maintenance office and warehouse for the components for construction. The project is expected to be completed in 2027.

    Iberdrola is one of the largest electric power groups in the U.S. with assets of $40 billion, close to 10,000 MW of renewable energy capacity and a presence in 25 states. (Source: Iberdrola, Website PR, 16, Feb., 2022) Contact: Iberdrola, www.iberdrola.com

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  • TATA, RWE Collaborating on Indian Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l.)
    RWE Renewables, Tata Power
    Date: 2022-02-23
    RWE Renewables GmbH and Tata Power subsidiary between Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a partnership to jointly explore possible offshore wind projects in India.

    The release notes the MoU is "significant in the light of the Government of India's announcement of achieving 30 GW of offshore wind installations by 2030." (Source: Tata Power, Website PR, 21 Feb., 2022) Contact: Tata Power, www.tatapower.com, www.tatapowerrenewables.com; RWE Renewables, Sven Utermohlen, CEO, Wind Offshore, www.group.rwe.com

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    Tractebel, TUV SUD Partnering on Offshore Wind (Int'l.)
    Tractebel TUV SUD
    Date: 2022-02-18
    TUV SUD and Tractebel DOC have announced plans to jointly develop and further innovative services in areas such as marine warranty surveying and to serve as a one-stop shop for wide-ranging packages of life-cycle services for offshore wind turbines and wind farms. The agreement is valid until the end of 2025, with possibility of extension.

    Tractebel DOC GmbH is a global renewable energy engineering company with a focus on offshore wind energy and submarine transmission cables. TUV SUD is a leading provider of testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services with multidisciplinary expertise and experience in the wind energy sector. (Source: Tractebe DOC, PR, Feb., 2022) Contact: Tractebel, www.tractebel-engie.com; TUV SUD, www.tuvsud.com/offshore-wind-powe

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    GE Renewable Energy Wins Offshore Wind R&D Awards (Ind. Report)
    GE Renewable Energy ,National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium
    Date: 2022-02-04
    GE Renewable Energy and GE Research are reporting their selection by the National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium for two awards to help accelerate the development of the fast-growing US offshore wind sector.

    The first award supports research to develop a robust joining process for large iron castings, including a multi-fidelity modeling framework for splitting and welding offshore wind castings. The second award focuses on the use of an Autonomous Inspection Vessel (AIV) for offshore wind turbines.

    The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, established in 2018, is a not-for-profit public-private partnership focused on advancing offshore wind technology in the United States through high impact research projects and cost-effective and responsible devis supported by the U.S. DOE, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), with each providing $20.5 million. Other supporters include the Commonwealths of Virginia and Massachusetts and the States of Maryland, New Jersey and Maine, bringing total investment to approximately $47 million. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 2 Feb., 2022) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy: National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, www.nationaloffshorewind.org

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    Doosan Touts 8MW Offshore Wind Turbine (Int'l, New Prod & Tech.)
    Doosan Heavy Industries
    Date: 2022-02-02
    South Korean energy solutions provider Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is reporting the implementation of its 8MW offshore wind turbine prototype at the Korea Wind Power Demonstration Center in South Jeolla Province.

    The direct-drive 8MW turbine with 100 meter blades was developed in collaboration with the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) and is mounted on a 130 meter high tower. The new turbine is Korea's largest offshore turbine, according to Doosan. (Source: Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, PR 27 Jan., 2022) Contact: Doosan Heavy Industries, www.doosanheavy.com/en; Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning, www.corfa.or.kr › eng

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    Italian Offshore Wind Project Nears Completion (Int'l. Report)
    Ming Yang
    Date: 2022-01-31
    In Southern Italy, the 30 MW Taranto Off-Shore Project, which will incorporate 10 Ming Yang Smart Energy Group fixed position wind turbines, is reported to be near completion and commissioning. The facility, which will generate sufficient power for roughly 18,500 households, is part of a broader wave of projects that, according to WWF-Italia, will eventually generate at least 17,000 MW of power. (Source: Source: Ming Yang, Xinhua, 30 Jan., 2022) Contact: Ming Yang Smart Energy Group, www.myse.com.cn/en

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    Offshore Wind Consultant Wood Thilsted Welcomes Inflexion Investment (Funding, Int'l. Report)
    Wood Thilsted
    Date: 2022-01-28
    In the UK, London-headquartered Inflexion reports its Inflexion Enterprise Fund V, which is focused on ambitious SMEs, has invested in a minority stake in global offshore wind project design consultancy Wood Thilsted.

    Wood Thilsted, which has offices in five countries, is looking to expand its operations to meet strong demand for its services in feasibility, development, engineering, installation and operation. The company's projects include 8GW of projects across four continents includes SSE and Equinor's Dogger Bank, ScottishPower Renewables' East Anglia Hub and Vineyard Wind, America's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, according to the company. (Source: Wood Thilsted, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: Wood Thilsted, Alastair Muir Wood, Christian LeBlanc Thilsted, +44 0 20 7122 3302, info@woodthilsted.com, www.woodthilsted.com; Inflexion, +44 (0) 20 7487 9888, www.inflexion.com

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    Amp Energy Announces Scotland Energy Storage Projects (Int'l.)
    Amp Energy
    Date: 2022-01-26
    Mississauga, Ontario-based global global clean energy developer Amp Energy reports Scotland and Europe's two largest battery energy storage facilities with 400 MW each totaling 800 MW in central Scotland is due to be operational in April 2024.

    Amp's Scottish battery facilities will enable up to 1,750 GWhrs per year of additional renewable energy to be generated in Scotland and transported to other regions of the UK, equivalent to enabling approximately 500 MW of new offshore wind deployments, according to the release.

    The Scottish Green Battery Complex will be optimized and dispatched by Amp X, Amp's proprietary AI-powered digital energy platform which operates autonomously to provide solutions to grid constraints, flexibility and enabling the end-to-end energy transition.

    Amp Energy develops, owns and operate clean energy assets throughout our core markets around the world. "Alongside Amp X, our disruptive grid-edge technology platform utilizing proprietary artificial intelligence expertise, we are reimagining the grid and leading the Energy Transition," the release noted. (Source: Amp Energy, PR, Website, 25 Jan., 2022) Contact: Amp Energy, Fraser Hall, Marketing & Communications, 905-271-7800, communications@amp.energy, www.amp.energy.com

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    NJBPU Joins Offshore Wind Research Consortium (Ind. Report)
    New Jersey Board of Public Utilities,National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium
    Date: 2022-01-24
    The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) reports it has joined the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC), a public-private partnership focused on advancing offshore wind technology in the U.S. through research projects, responsible development and maximizing offshore wind's economic and other benefits.

    NOWRDC membership allows the Garden State to participate in regional research and monitoring activities as recommended by the New Jersey Offshore Wind Strategic Plan and to further research ways to lower offshore wind costs. Membership also provides New Jersey a platform to collaborate with other states on offshore wind energy project planning, siting, construction and operation.

    NJPBU will contribute $1 million over four years to support NOWRDC activities with the WIND Institute and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. (Source: National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, NJBPU, Jan., 2022) Contact: National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, general@nationaloffshorewind.org, www.nationaloffshorewind.org; New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, 800-624-0241, www.bpu.stste.nj.us

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    Floating Energy Allyance Wins Scottish Offshore Win Bid (Int'l.)
    Floating Energy Allyance, Baywa r.e.
    Date: 2022-01-24
    Following up on our Sept., 18, 2021 coverage, London-based Floating Energy Allyance (FEA) -- a development partnership of BayWa r.e., Elicio, and BW Ideol, a floating wind project co-developer -- reports winning the rights from Crown Estate Scotland to develop a roughly 1 GW floating offshore wind farm 75km off the northeast of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

    The Allyance will nnext seek to re-engage with key stakeholders, step up environmental surveys and progress further work on design as it moves towards developing detailed proposals for the project ahead of applying for consent. FEA expects to enter into an Option Lease Agreement with CES by April , this year. (Source: Waywa r.e. Website, 20 Jan., 2022) Contact: BW Ideol, Paul de la Gueriviere, CEO Elicio, Alain Janssens, CEO, Floating Energy Allyance, London-based www.fe-allyance.co.uk; BayWa r.e., www.baywa-re.com; Elicio, www.elicio.be/en; BW Ideol, +33 (0)4 86 20 80 50, www.bw-ideol.com/en

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    South Fork NY Offshore Wind Farm Gets the Nod (Ind. Report)
    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
    Date: 2022-01-21
    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is reporting approval of the construction and operations plan (COP) for Orsted and Eversource's 132-MW South Fork offshore wind farm east of Montauk, New York.

    The COP approval outlines the project's one nautical mile turbine spacing, the requirements on the construction methodology for all work occurring in federal waters, and mitigation measures to protect marine habitats and species. Installation of the project's 12 monopile foundations and Siemens Gamesa 11-MW wind turbines is expected to get underway in 2023. (Source: BOEM, 19 Jan., 2022)Contact: BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov; Orsted Offshore North America, David Hardy, www.orsted.com; Eversource, www.eversource.com

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    AVANGRID Lauds BOEM NY Bight Offshore Wind Auction (Ind. Report)
    AVANGRID
    Date: 2022-01-19
    Orange, New Jersey-headquartered sustainable energy company AVANGRID, Inc released the following statement regarding the Bureau of Energy and Ocean Management's (BOEM) announced 23 February auction for offshore wind lease areas in the New York Bight.

    "As a leader in offshore wind, AVANGRID applauds the much anticipated announcement for a public auction for lease areas within the New York Bight. Given our 4.9 GW off-shore wind project portfolio, we look forward to participating in this historic auction. We have a strong track record of developing projects that incorporate all stakeholders and community interests in a way that brings not only clean energy benefits, but also sustainable economic and societal benefits through project labor agreements, workforce and supply chain development, and marine mammal protections."

    According to the company release, "AVANGRID, Inc. aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. With approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks which owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in N.Y, and New England -- and Avangrid Renewables with the following Offshore Wind Portfolio:

  • Vineyard Wind 1 -- a 50/50 joint venture with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and the first commercial scale U.S. Offshore Wind Project. The project began onshore construction last year and when completed will deliver 800 MW to Massachusetts customers.

  • Park City Wind -- an 804 MW project that will deliver clean energy to Connecticut customers while revitalizing Bridgeport's waterfront as home to the project’s office and transition piece staging and operations and maintenance port.

  • Commonwealth Wind -- a groundbreaking 1232 MW project that will deliver clean energy to Massachusetts customers. The project supports historic economic development investments in the Commonwealth, including a tier I cable manufacturing facility and the Commonwealth's second offshore wind port in Salem, MA.

  • Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind -- a 2,500 MW development project off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia. The project can deliver clean energy to both states and has received its notice of intent to proceed with permitting from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. (Source: AVANGRID, Website PR, 17 Jan., 2022) Contact: AVANGRID, Dennis V. Arriola, CEO, www.avangrid.com; BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov

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  • Siemens Gamesa Tapped for UK Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l.)
    Siemens Gamesa, Vattenfall
    Date: 2022-01-19
    Madrid-headquartered wind energy major Siemens Gamesa reports it has been named Nominated Preferred Supplier by Vattenfall for the 3.6 GW Norfolk offshore wind power projects in the UK. The supply agreement includes the potential deployment of Siemens Gamesa's new SG 14-236 DD (direct drive) offshore wind turbines along with a multi-year Service agreement. Located between 47 - 72 km off the English east coast, the agreement encompasses Vattenfall's Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas projects. Each park has a capacity of 1.8 GW.

    The nominated preferred supplier agreement between Siemens Gamesa and Vattenfall is subject to the UK Government's Contract for Difference Round 4 auction award in calendar year 2022 and subsequent final investment decision by Vattenfall.

    Siemens Gamesa's SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbine features a 236-meter diameter rotor using Siemens Gamesa IntegralBlades with sweep area of 43,500 m2 for a more than 30 pct increase in annual energy production compared to the SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine.

    Over 1,400 Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive offshore wind turbines have been installed in the UK, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Taiwan, and the USA and others. Siemens Gamesa has over 18 GW of installed capacity globally and 18 additional GW of capacity in the pipeline, according to the company website. (Siemens Gamesa, Website PR,18 Jan., 2022) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, www.siemensgamesa.com; Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.group.vattenfall.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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