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NewEnergyBlue Licenses Inbicon Low-Carbon Fuel Tech. (Ind. Report)
Inbicon,NewEnergyBlue
Date: 2019-08-12
NewEnergyBlue LLC reports acquisition of exclusive rights to Inbicon bio-conversion technology throughout the Americas and will first employ it to turn North Dakota wheat straw into a high-value, carbon-neutral automotive fuel. The technology license was purchased from Denmark-based Orsted which developed the technology over 15 years at a cost exceeding $200 million.

NewEnergyBlue plans to construct a series of biomass refineries across grain belts and sugar-growing regions to process agricultural residues -- wheat straw, cornstalks, sugar bagasse and others -- into a high-octane advanced ethanol that's more than 100 pct below the carbon baseline of grain ethanol -- more than 140 pct below gasoline.

Using Inbicon technology , NewEnergyBlue's refinery utilizes high-pressure steam followed by an enzyme bath to break down the biomass fibers into sugars and lignin that are valuable for making liquid and solid biofuels. The company expects groundbreaking for its Spiritwood, North Dakota refinery in 2020. (Source: NewEnergyBlue, PR, 12 Aug., 2019) Contact: NewEnergyBlue LLC, Thomas Corle, CEO, Roger Moore, Brand Manager, (717) 626-0557, www.newenergyblue.com; Inbicon, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inbicon

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel,  Biomass,  Low Carbon Fuel,  


UK PM Lobbied on Net-Zero Emissions (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
Aldersgate Group
Date: 2019-08-02
In London, only two weeks after moving into No.10 Downing Street, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being lobbied by a green policy manifesto from the Aldersgate Group. The manifesto -- Building a Competitive, Net-Zero Emissions and Climate-Ready Economy -- outlines various measures Aldergate Group members believe will accelerate the UK's decarbonisation progress while boosting environmental protections and growing the economy.

The Aldersgate Group's recommendations include: binding energy efficiency targets; fiscal incentives for energy efficient buildings; tightening of emission standards for road transport; and an outline of the powers and limitations of the nation's new post-Brexit watchdog for green standards, and others.

Earlier this week, Johnson pledged to place climate change at the "absolute core" of his Government's actions during his first appearance in the House of Commons as Prime Minister.

The Aldersgate Group currently represents more than 50 organisations from across the private, public and non-profit spaces, including Orsted, Siemens, Willmott Dixon and Cemex.

Download the Aldersgate Building a Competitive, Net-Zero Emissions and Climate-Ready Economy manifest HERE. (Source: Aldersgate Group, edie newsroom, 1 August 2019) Contact: Aldersgate Group, Nick Molho, Exec. Dir., info@aldersgategroup.org.uk, +44 (0) 20 7841 8966, www.aldersgategroup.org.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aldersgate Group,  Net-Zero Emissions,  Climate Change,  Boris Johnson,  


Lincoln Clean Energy Acquires 103-MW S,Dakota Wind Project (M&A)
Lincoln Clean Energy,Pattern Energy,Orsted
Date: 2019-07-03
Danish energy company Orsted A/S owned Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) is reporting the purchase of Pattern Energy Group's a 103-MW shovel-ready wind project in Butte County, South Dakota. Financial details were not disclosed.

The facility is expected to be completed and online in Q4, 2020. (Source: Lincoln CLean Energy, Renewables Now, July, 2019) Contact: Lincoln Clean Energy, Declan Flanagan, CEO, www.lincoln-clean-energy.com; Pattern Energy Group, Mike Garland, CEO, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, matt.dallas@patternenergy.com, www.patternenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Pattern Energy,  Lincoln Clean Energy,  Orsted,  Wind,  


Dominion's Offshore Wind Project Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy,Orsted
Date: 2019-07-03
In Virginia, Richmond-based Dominion Energy reports construction is underway on its $300 million offshore wind project in federal waters, 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.

The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project's two 6 MW offshore turbines will be supplied by Orsted and will generate sufficient power for up to 3,000 homes when fully online in 2020. (Source: Dominion Energy, Virginia Business, 1 July, 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy Power Generation Group , Paul Koonce , CEO, www.dominionenergy.com; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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


NJ Offshore Wind Solicitation Goes to Orsted (Ind. Report)
Orsted,New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Date: 2019-06-24
Sitting in Trenton, the The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) report it unanimously granted the Garden State's first award for a 1,100 MW offshore wind project to Danish offshore wind farm developer Orsted.

The 1,100 MW project is expected to generate sufficient electric power for approximately 500,000 New Jersey homes and generate $1.17 billion in economic benefits.

The project is single largest award for offshore wind in the country to date and marks further progress toward meeting New Jersey's goal of 100 pct clean energy by 2050. (Source: NJBPU, 23 June, 2019) Contact: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, (800) 624-0241, www.bpu.state.nj.us; Orsted, Martin Neubert, Exex. VP and CEO of Offshore, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, danil@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  New Jersey Offshore Wind,  


World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Operation Underway (Ind. Report)
Orstad,Hornsea
Date: 2019-06-05
Danish offshore wind farm developer Orsted reports it has begun operations on the 1,214-MW Hornsea One -- the largest offshore wind farm in the world at 1,218 MW capacity.

The project, which is located 120 km off the Yorkshire Coast, will incorporate 174 Siemens Gamesa 7-MW turbines, 50 of which are currently operational. The wind farm is expected to be fully online in 2020. (Source: Orsted, Windpower Enc., 3 June, 2019)Contact: Orsted, Martin Neubert, Exex. VP and CEO of Offshore, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, danil@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk

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


RI PUC OK's Nat. Grid, Revolution Offshore Wind PPA (Ind. Report)
Orsted,Revolution Wind Farm
Date: 2019-06-03
In Warwick, the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC) reports its unanimous approval of the 20-year PPA under which National Grid will buy power from the 400-MW Revolution Wind Farm being developed in Rhode Island Sound by Danish-owned Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Boston-based energy company Eversource.

National Grid will pay 9.8 cents per kilowatt-hour as part of a deal that state energy officials estimate could save Rhode Island electric consumers $90 million over the life of the contract -- roughly 50 cents per month for the typical customer.

The Revolution project is expected to generate sufficient energy for approximately 270,000 homes when it comes online in 2023. (Source: Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, Fall River Herald, 29 May, 2019) Contact: Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, (401) 941-4500, www.ripuc.org; Orsted, Martin Neubert, Exex. VP and CEO of Offshore, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, danil@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk; National Grid, www.nationalgridus.com

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


Orsted Proceeding with Tiawan Offshore Wind Project (Int'l)
Orsted
Date: 2019-05-01
Danish offshore wind farm developer Orsted reports it has taken the final investment decision (FID) on the Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farm in Taiwan and has inked a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taipower.

Changhua 1 and 2a will be located 35-50 kilometers off the coast of Changhua County and will have a capacity of approx. 900MW, enough to supply around 1 million Taiwanese households with green power. The offshore wind farm will be constructed in 2021 and 2022.

Orsted is the co-owner of Taiwan's first commercial-scale offshore wind project, the 128MW Formosa 1 offshore wind farm, which is currently under construction for commissioning by end of 2019. The company operates more than 1,100 offshore wind turbines. Orsted has installed approx. 5.6GW of offshore wind capacity with a further 4.3GW under construction including Changhua 1 and 2a. The company is aiming for a total of 15GW offshore wind capacity world-wide by 2025. (Source: Orsted, PR, 30 April, 2019) Contact: Orsted, Martin Neubert, Exex. VP and CEO of Offshore, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, danil@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk

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


Offshore Wind Developers to Invest $4.5M in RI (Ind. Report)
University of Rhode Island
Date: 2019-04-29
Following up on our Jan. 15th coverage, Orsted and Eversource, the co-owners of the proposed 50-turbine, 400-MW Revolution Wind farm planned for the waters south of Martha's Vineyard, report they are investing $4.5 million in Rhode Island to advance the offshore wind industry -- subject to licenses being accepted.

Of the total $4.5 million, the University of Rhode Island will receive $3 million for research and education and the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. and the nation's labor department may use $1.5 million for industry related training programs. Building could begin in Rhode Island in 2020 with operations by 2023. (Source: Orsted, TKB TeckKnowBits, 28 April, 2019) Contact: Orsted, Jeff Grybowski, Co-CEO, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, Thomas Brostrom, North American Offshore Wind, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Eversource, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business, www.eversource.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  


Windpower Alliance Investigating Wind Blade Erosion (Ind. Report)
Wind Blade
Date: 2019-03-06
An alliance of ten of the world's largest wund industry player -- DNV GL, Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power, Orsted, Senvion, Mankeweicz, Akzonobel, Aerox-CEU, Polytech, Hempel and PPG -- are reporting their collaboration to form Comprehensive Methodology for Blade Rain Erosion Analysis on protecting turbine blades from weather damage. The project will investigate the damage caused to leading edge wind turbine blades from the high-speed impacts of raindrops, identify and develop protection systems and recommended practices for designing a protection system against rain erosion which will be published by July 2020.

The initiative aims to identify and define relevant material properties for a protection system; Develop a methodology to handle and derive design loads from rain data; and develop both a model to conduct raindrop impact analysis and a design methodology for leading edge protection systems. (Source: DNV GL, PEI, 5 Mar., 2019)Contact: DNV GL, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900, www.dnvgl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  DNV GL ,  Wind Blade,  


TOTAL Touts Joint Bid for French Offshore Wind Asset (Int'l, M&A)
Total, Elicio,Orsted
Date: 2019-02-22
Paris-headquartered French energy major TOTAL reports it is partnering with Denmark's Orsted and renewable energy producer Elicio in a joint bid for the 600MW capacity Dunkirk offshore wind project in France.

TOTAL's previous renewable energy ventures include its $1.3 billion acquisition of SunPower and purchase of a 23 pct stake in solar and wind energy producer Total Eren.

TOTAL notes it plans to invest between $1.5 and $2 billion $2bn per in low-carbon electricity with a target of about 10 GW of installed capacity by 2022. (Source: TOTAL, Reuters, Business Day, 19 Feb., 2019) Contact: TOTAL, Philippe Sauquet, www.total.com/en; Elicio, +32 59 56 97 00, +32 59 56 97 01 - fax.,info@elicio.be, https://elicio.be/en; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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


National Grid's Revolution Wind PPA Awaits Approval (Reg & Leg)
National Grid,Orsted,Deepwater Wind
Date: 2019-02-22
National Grid, an electricity, natural gas and clean energy delivery company serving New York, Mass. and Rhode Island, reports it is awaiting regulatory approval of a 20-year PPA for energy from the new, 400-MW Revolution Wind offshore wind farm.

Originally developed by Providence-based Deepwater Wind, Revolution Wind was acquired by Orsted in a $510 million deal last autumn. The 50-turbine project, which is sited between Block Island, R.I. and Martha's Vineyard, Mass., is slated to get underway in 2020 for startup in 2023 when it will generate sufficient power for more than 270,000 Rhode Island homes annually. (Source: National Grid, Commercial Property Executive, 21 Feb., 2019) Contact: National Grid, www.nationalgridus.com; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, Thomas Brostrom, North American Offshore Wind, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Deepwater Wind, Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, (401) 274-2000, www.dwwind.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Deepwater Wind,  Orsted,  National Grid,  Wind,  Renewable Energy,  


TOTAL Plans Major Offshore Wind Energy Acquisition (Int'l, M&A)
Elicio,TOTAL,Orsted
Date: 2019-02-20
The Paris-headquartered French oil giant TOTAL reports it has teamed up with Denmark's Orsted and the Belgian firm Elicio NV in a bid for a 600 MW farm in the English Channel, off the coast of Dunkirk. The acquisition, which would be the oil major's first major foray into wind power after past investments in solar, is in line with its "strategy to develop low-carbon electricity business in Europe," the company said. (Source: TOTAL, PR, Feb., 2019) Contact: TOTAL, www.total.com; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Elicio NV, +32 59 56 97 00, +32 59 56 97 01-fax., info@elicio.be, www.elicio.be/en

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


Orsted, Eversource Announce Offshore Wind Partnership (Ind. Report)
Orsted, Eversource
Date: 2019-02-15
Danish offshore wind farm developer Orsted and New England energy company Eversource are reporting their 50-50 partnership for offshore wind assets in the U.S. Northeast.

Eversource is paying roughly $225 million for a 50 pct interest in Orsted's Revolution Wind and South Fork Wind Farm projects, as well as the 257-square-mile tract off the coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island where the wind farms will be built. In addition to the ocean tract, the partnership will include Revolution Wind --700 MW -- roughly 15 miles south of the Rhode Island coast, will deliver 400 MW of power to Rhode Island and 300 MW to Connecticut. Revolution Wind is expected to be commissioned in 2023.

The partnership also includes the South Fork Wind Farm -- 130 MW -- 35 miles east of Long Island which will deliver power to households under a long-term PPA with the Long Island Power Authority. South Fork is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2022. (Source: Eversource, Orsted, Kallanish Energy, 12 Feb., 2019) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, Thomas Brostrom, North American Offshore Wind, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Eversource, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business, www.eversource.com

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


Orsted Reconsidering Taiwan Offshore Wind Project (Int'l Report)
Orsted
Date: 2019-02-01
Danish wind energy major Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- reports it is reconsidering its commitment to a major offshore wind project in Taiwan, following a government announced 6 pct cut in the feed-in-tariffs (FITs) that would apply to it.

Orsted was awarded the 900MW development known as Changhua 1 & 2a last April after a competitive auction process -- part of Taiwan's first major offshore wind auction.

Siemens Gamesa was to provide the wind turbines for the Changhua project. (Source: Orsted, Financial Times, 31 Jan., 2019)Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Orsted,  


Orsted Surveying New Jersey Offshore Wind Sites (Ind. Report)
Orsted,Deepwater Wind
Date: 2019-01-24
New Jersey environmental officials are reporting survey work is underway for Ocean Wind, Orsted's planned offshore wind energy array. UK-based 4C Offshore is conducting the two-month long geotechnical studies for Orsted. According to 4C Offshore's project profile, the New Jersey array could ultimately generate as much as 1,950 MW peak capacity.

Orsted is bidding to supply New Jersey with its first 1,100 MW of offshore power. (Source: Orsted, WorkBoat, 22 Jan., 2019)Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Deepwater Wind, Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, (401) 274-2000, www.dwwind.com; 4C Offshore, www.4coffshore.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  New Jersey Offshore Wind,  Deepwater Wind,  


Orsted Suspends Taiwan Wind Facility Contracts,Construction (Int'l)
Orsted,Taiwan
Date: 2019-01-20
Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Orsted A/S, a Danish investor in offshore wind-power sites in Taiwan, has suspended its part in the nation's offshore wind-power development program amid what it described as a re-evaluation of its investment in the country. Orsted has informed its supply chain that it has suspended the execution of ongoing contracts to install wind-power facilities off the western coast of Taiwan.. For those contracts that have not yet been carried out, the company will renew price negotiations with the relevant businesses, Wang said, explaining that the decision was made as Orsted is assessing whether or not to continue its Taiwan investment. The suspended contracts include the construction of onshore substations with Taiwan Cogeneration Corp., underwater structures with China Steel Corp. (CSC) and Century Iron and Steel Industrial Co. Ltd. (CISI), according to Wang. Wang declared that Orsted is not withdrawing from the Taiwan market, but is concerned about the "unstable" investment environment here, referring to controversial changes in the feed-in tariff (FIT) rate. Since 2016, Orsted has invested NT$2-3 billion in Taiwan, where it plans to build wind farms with a total grid capacity of 900 megawatts in Changhua County with investment totaling NT$165 billion (US$5.34 billion), according to Wang. The company is now studying the feasibility of whether or not to withdraw its investment, based on three factors, including if the FIT rate is maintained at NT$5.8 per kilowatt-hour, which it was offered before the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) notified last year that the rate will be cut by 12 percent to NT$5.1 for this year. The bureau said that once the 2019 FIT rate is decided, it believes the offshore wind-power company will reopen its Taiwan investment project. (Source: CAN, Focus Taiwan, 20 Jan., 2019)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsetd news,  Taiwan Wind news,  Wind news,  


Orsted's UK Standalone Battery Storage System Online (Int'l)
Orsted
Date: 2019-01-02
Danish energy major Orsted, fka DONG Energy, reports its first standalone 20 Mw battery energy storage system in Liverpool, UK, is now online. The facilitiy's three-battery units and power conversion system will help balance the UK's electric power grid by ensuring consumption matches the amount of power generated at any given moment. (Source: Orsted, Energy Live, Jan., 2019) Contact: Orsted, Matthew Wright, UK Managing Director, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Battery,  Energy STorage,  


Orsted Sets Ambitious Offshore Wind Target (Int'l. Report)
Orsted
Date: 2018-11-30
Danish energy major Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- is reporting a new offshore wind target as part of a its updated strategic plan. By 2025, the Copenhagen headquartered company wants to increase its offshore wind capacity from 11GW to 15GW.

Orsted's portfolio currently includes 11.9GW of offshore and onshore wind farms and biomass-fired combined heat and power plants that are either in production, under construction or have been given final investment decision (FID). It also has projects with a capacity of 4.7GW awaiting FID.

From 2019-2025, the company expects total gross investments of approximately DKK 200 billion ($30 billion)75-85 pct of which will be in the offshore wind sector. (Source: Orsted, MarEx,Other, Dec., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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


12MW Offshore Wind Demo Wins Virginia SCC Approval (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy Virginia
Date: 2018-11-05
In Richmond, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) reports it has approved a Dominion Energy Virginia petition to construct a $300 million, 12-MW offshore wind energy demo off the coast of Virginia Beach.

The project, which will incorporate two wind turbines to be constructed by Dominion Energy, is expected to begin operating in December 2020. Onshore construction is slated to get underway in 2019, followed by turbine installation and operation in 2020. Dominion Energy Virginia is working on the project with Orsted. (Source: Virginia SCC, Dominion Energy Power Generation Group, Offshore Wind, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Dominion Energy Power Generation Group , Paul Koonce , CEO, www.dominionenergy.com: Virginia SCC, www.scc.virginia.gov; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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


Iberdrola Inaugurates Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm (Int'l Report)
Iberdrola,Adwen
Date: 2018-10-29
Following up on our Jan. 3rd coverage, Iberdrola is reporting the inauguration of the €1,400 million, 350 Wikinger offshore wind farm located in the German Baltic Sea. Other participants in the project included Asturian Windar, with the construction of 280 piles of 40 meters in length, as well as the Danish Bladt and the Spanish Navantia, which constructed 70 foundations (jackets) and Adwen, which has been in charge of the wind turbines.

Wikinger is Iberdrola's second offshore wind power project following the wind farm of the West of Duddon Sands (WoDs), jointly owned by the Danish Orsted and which was launched in the Irish Sea in 2014 with a capacity of 389 MW after an investment that exceeded €1,800 million. The Wikiger facility generates sufficient energy for approximately 350,000 German homes. (Source: Iberdrola, reve, 28 Oct., 2018) Contact: Iberdrola Renewables, www.iberdrolarenewables.com; Adwen Offshore, David Guiu, CCO, contact@adwenoffshore.com, www.adwenoffshore.com

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


Offshore Wind Giant Orsted Snares Deepwater Wind (Int'l, M&A)
Orsted,Deepwater Wind
Date: 2018-10-10
Danish wind energy giant Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- is reporting the acquisition of Providence, Rhode Island-headquartered Deepwater Wind from the hedge fund D.E. Shaw Group for a reported $510 million. Deepwater Wind will be renamed Orsted US Offshore Wind, according to a NY Times report.

Deepwater Wind's 30 MW Block Island, Rhode Island pilot project is the only US Atlantic coast offshore wind operation. Deepwater also has a project off the coast of Long Island and a second project off the coast of Rhode Island is in development. (Source: Orsted, ARS Technica, NY Times, 8 Oct., 2018) Contact: Deepwater Wind, Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, (401) 274-2000, www.dwwind.com; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Deepwater Wind,  Orsted,  DONG Energy,  Offshore Winf,  


Orsted Completes Lincoln Clean Energy Acquisition (M&A, Ind. Report)
Orsted,Linclon Clean Energy
Date: 2018-10-05
Following up on our 8th August coverage, Danish wind energy developer Orsted A/S -- fka DONG Energy -- is reporting completion of its previously announced acquisition of Chicago-based US onshore wind developer Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) from I Squared Capital. LCE has more than 1.5 GW of development projects that are expected to be completed by 2022.

Orsted will set up a new business division, called Onshore Wind, and LCE will be its only activity. It will also change the names of its existing business units to reflect its decision to expand into onshore wind. (Source: Orsted, Oct, 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Lincoln Clean Energy, Declan Flanagan, CEO, (512) 215-4452, info@lincolnclean.com, www.lincoln-clean-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lincoln Clean Energy,  Orsted,  Wind,  


Orsted Offloads Half of UK Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm (M&A)
Orsted,Global Infrastructure Partners
Date: 2018-09-21
Danish wind power company Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- reports it will divest 50 pct of its stake in the 1,218 MW Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Yorkshire, in the UK, to New York City-based investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners for approximately £4.46 billion ($5.85 billion. The purchase price will be paid out between 2018 and 2020.

The sale follows Orsted's normal business practice to construct a project and sell a portion of the project to an investor at some point during construction or operation. Orsted will continue construction of the project under a EPC contract that includes long-term operations and maintenance services. When fully online in 2020, Hornsea I will be the world's largest offshore wind farm. (Source: Orsted, Various Media, CleanTechnica, 19 Sept., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com; Global Infrastructure Partners, www.global-infra.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind,  Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  


Orsted's Walney Extension UK Offshore Wind Farm Now Online (Int'l)
Orsted
Date: 2018-09-10
In the UK, Danish energy company Orsted -- fka DONG ENERGY -- reports its 87 turbine Walney Extension offshore wind farm north of Blackpool in the Irish Sea is now online. The project, which officially went into service last Thursday, generates 659 mw of power.

Nearly half of the Walney Extension wind farm incorporates 8.25-mw MHI Vestas turbines. The rest of the installation is composed of slightly smaller 7-mw models from Siemens. The wind farm covers an area of water measuring 55.9 square miles, or 35,830 acres. (Source: Orsted, NPR, 7 Sept., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  MHI Vestas,  Offshore Wind,  


Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Reaches Financial Close (Int'l)
innogy SE,MHI Vestas
Date: 2018-09-07
Further to our 22nd August coverage, German energy developer Innogy SE is reporting its 860 MW Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm has reached financial close. The project will incorporate 90, MHI Vestas wind turbines and will supply 100 pct of its power output to Orsted through under the terms of a 15-year PPA.

innogy SE acquired the Triton Knoll project from its parent company, Frankfort Germany-headquartered RWE and acquired a 50 pct stake from Norwegian renewable energy company Statkraft. In August, innogy sold a 41 pct stake in the project to two Japanese electric utilities, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2021.(Source: innogy SE, CleanTechnica, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact: RWE Innogy, Peter Terium, CEO, +49 (0) 201 122 2088, www.rwe.com; Innogy Renewables UK, +44 1793 877777, www.innogy.com/web/cms/en/3708678/innogy-renewables-uk; MHI Vestas, +81.3.6716.3111, www.mhi.co.jp

More Low-Carbon Energy News Innogy SE,  Triton Knoll ,  Offshore Wind,  MHI Vestas,  


Orsted Snares Onshore Wind Developer Lincoln Clean Energy (M&A)
Orsted,Lincoln Clean Energy
Date: 2018-08-10
Danish wind energy giant Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- is reporting the acquisition of onshore US wind developer Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) for $80 million.

LCE operates 513 MW of onshore wind power production in the US and has another 300 MW under construction and more than 1.5 GW in the pipeline for completion by 2022, Orsted said in a statement on Thursday. (Source: Orsted, reve, 9 Aug., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com; Lincoln Clean Energy, Declan Flanagan, CEO, (512) 215-4452, info@lincolnclean.com, www.lincoln-clean-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Lincoln Clean Energy,  Wind,  


LiDAR Launched for Orsted Offshore Wind Project (Ind. Report)
Orsted
Date: 2018-07-18
Global offshore wind developer Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- is reporting deployment of a AXYS FLiDAR (Floating LiDAR) WindSentinel systems specialized buoy designed to measure wind and wave conditions at its Ocean Wind project currently planned for about 10 miles off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The New Jersey lease area could potentially incorporate more than 1,000 MW of offshore wind -- sufficient power for as many as 500,000 New Jersey homes.

The AXYS FLiDAR WindSentinel floating LiDAR device operates autonomously and is powered by its own renewable energy system , is mounted on a moored buoy and measures wind speed and direction to help determine optimum turbine locations and positions. (Source: Orsted, PR, Windpower, 16 July, 2018) Contact: Orsted North America, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com; AXYS Technologies, P.S. Reilly, Pres., CEO, http://axystechnologies.com

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


ABB Announces Hornsea 2 Connection Contract (Int'l Report)
ABB,Orsted
Date: 2018-07-13
Further to our 31 Jan. coverage, Zurich-headquartered Swiss power and automation giant ABB reports receipt of more than $150 million (€128 million) in orders from Denmark's Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- to help integrate the Danish energy group's 1.4-GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm to the UK grid.

ABB's scope on Hornsea Project Two, which is set to become the world's largest offshore wind farm, includes the engineering, supply, project management and commissioning of the digital control and protection systems for the onshore substation and the two offshore platform substations. The Hornsea Project Two power flow will be protected and controlled by the largest Static Compensation (STATCOM) system ever built in the offshore wind space and the ABB Ability MACH control, protection and monitoring system is the brain of the STATCOM, according to an ABB release. (Source: ABB, Renewables, 12 July, 2018) Contact: ABB, www.abb.com; Orsted, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com

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Orsted Unloading Danish Power Distribution, Residential Customer Businesses (Int'l, Ind. Report)
Orsted
Date: 2018-06-27
Danish offshore wind major Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- reports it plans to divest its power distribution and residential businesses in favour of increased emphisise on "green" energy and offshore wind opportunities in existing and new markets. The company invests DKK 15-20 billion per, 85 pct of which is dedicated to offshore wind.

Proceeds from the potential divestment will be included in the company's overall capital planning where the priorities are to maintain the company's BBB+/Baa1 rating, maintain the current dividend policy and complete value-creating investments in renewables. Excess capital will be returned to the shareholders. (Source: Orsted, PR, 26 June, 2018) Contact: Orsted, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com

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Race Bank Offshore Wind Officially Off to the Races (Int'l)
Orsted,Race Bank
Date: 2018-06-15
In the UK, Danish renewable energy specialist Orsted is reporting the offical opening of the 91 turbine Race Bank offshore wind farm off the North Norfolk coast. With a capacity of 573 MW, can power more than 500,000 homes, according to Orsted.

Orsted owns 50 pct of the Race Bank project, the Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 holds 25 pct, while the Sumitomo Corporation owns 12.5 pct. Funds advised by the Green Investment Group, Arjun Infrastructure Partners and Gravis Capital Management hold the remaining 12.5 pct. (Source: Orsted, CNBC, 14 June, 2018) Contact: Orsted Wind Power, +45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com

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Fishermen Getting Third Crack at NJ Offshore Wind (Ind. Report)
Fishermen’s Energy
Date: 2018-06-04
In the Garden State, thanks to Gov. Phil Murphy's (D) recent signing of NJ bill S-1217, Fishermen's Energy is going to get a third chance to convince the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to approve its twice previously rejected 24-MW pilot offshore wind project about three miles from Atlantic City.

S-1217 requires the BPU to accept an application from Fishermen's and review it within 90 days. The company's two previous proposals were rejected by the BPU as being too expensive for the state's ratepayers, who will pay for the electricity from the wind turbines.

Since the Fishermen's project was last before the BPU, the company reached a preliminary agreement earlier this spring to be acquired by EDF Renewable Energy, a global developer of clean-energy projects. EDF has developed 400 MW of offshore wind capacity in Europe. Orsted, U.S. Wind and Deepwater Wind are planning to develop an offshore wind project in a joint venture with the Public Service Enterprise Group about 16 miles from Cape May. The BPU is currently working on developing a funding mechanism to have ratepayers subsidize offshore wind along the coast. (Source: Fishermen's Energy, NJSpotlight, Various Others, 31 May, 2018) Contact: Fishermen's Energy, http://www.offshorewindhub.org/tags/fishermens-energy

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Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Installs First Turbine (Int'l)
Borkum Riffgrund
Date: 2018-05-11
Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- is reporting the first of 56 MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW turbines has been erected at the 450-MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind project by Norway-based offshore wind services company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS. in German waters. Borkum Riffgrund 2, which is owned by Danish offshore wind developer Orsted A/S -- fka DONG Energy -- and a fund managed by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), is expected to be commissioned and operational in 2019. (Source: Orsted, Renewables, Others, Various Media, 8 May, 2018) Contact: Orsted, +45 99 55 11 11, info@orsted.dk, www.orsted.com

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Seajacks to Install Taiwanese Offshore Wind Turbines (Int'l)
Seajacks,Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2018-05-04
Great Yarmouth, U.K.-based offshore installation contractor Seajacks UK Ltd. reports it has been awarded a contract from Siemens Gamesa to install its 6MW wind turbines during Phase 2 of the 120MW Formosa 1 Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan. The project is Seajacks' first renewables contract outside of Europe.

The 10,000-tonne jack-up Seajacks Zaratan, will site all 20 SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines in the Taiwan Strait, with work set to start in the second quarter of 2019. Seajacks will be installing the turbines for the Macquarie Capital, Orsted and Swancor-owned project in around 30 meters of water, up to 6 km off the coast of Miaoli County in northwest Taiwan. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Seajacks, Marine Log, 2 May, 2018) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable EnergyOffshore, Andreas Nauen., CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en; Seajacks UK Ltd., +44 1492 841400, www.seajacks.com

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200Mw Connecticut Offshore Wind Farm Announced (Ind. Report)
Orsted,Eversource,Bay State Wind
Date: 2018-04-04
Global offshore wind leader Orsted -- fka DONG -- and New England's largest energy provider Eversource are touting plans to construct the 200 MW Constitution Wind project approximately 65 miles off the coast of New London, Connecticut.

The Constitution Wind proposal was made by Bay State Wind, the JV created between Ørsted and Eversource to build the 800 MW Bay State Wind offshore wind farm. According to the proposal, the Constitution Wind project would:

  • deliver $80 million in savings per year in lower winter power costs;
  • commit $4 million to support the state's cornerstone programs for low-income families
  • 1nvest $600,000 in scholarships for energy-focused educational programs;
  • commit $500,000 to local environmental partnerships;
  • provide $2 million to a newly created Connecticut Economic Development Fund to spur growth in the local economy;
  • generate $16.1 million in state, local and federal taxes that will support local government functions over the operational lifespan; and
  • make $93 million in direct value-add to the Connecticut economy. (Source: Orsted, Eversource, CleanTechnica, 3 April, 2018)Contact: Orsted Wind Power, +45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com; Eversource, www.eversource.com

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  • Siemens Gamesa Wins 120 MW Taiwan Offshore Wind Contract (Int'l)
    Siemens Gamesa,Swancor Renewable Energy
    Date: 2018-04-04
    Wind Turbine giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) reports it has contracted with a consortium including Macquarie Capital, Orsted and lead developer Swancor Renewable Energy Co. for 20 SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines to be mounted onb monopile foundations for the Formosa 1 offshore wind project in the Taiwan Strait. The turbine supply agreement includes a 15-year full service agreement including the provision of spare parts and tools.

    The project, which will be the first project constructed as part of the official Taiwanese Grant Scheme, is expected to get underway in 2019. The contract is subject to a final investment decision and financial close, both of which are expected later this year.

    Siemens, Gamesa currently has Approximately 2,300 offshore wind turbines in operational globally with a combined capacity of more than 11 GW. (Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, PR, April, 2018) Contact: SGRE Offshore, Andreas Nauen., CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en; Swancor Renewable Energy, www.swancor.com/en

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    Green Investment Group Takes Westermost Rough Stake (Int'l, M&A)
    Green Investment Group, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
    Date: 2018-03-28
    In the UK, London-headquartered Green Investment Group (GIG), a Macquarie Group unit, reports the acquisition of a 25-pct interest in the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm from Marubeni Corporation. Terms of the acquisition have not been released.

    Denmark's Orsted -- formerly DONG Energy -- hold a 50-pct interest in the 210 MW project, situated off the north-east coast of England. Westermost Rough utilizes Siemens Gamesa 6 MW direct-drive turbines and has been online since June 2015. (Source: Macquarie Group, Green Investment Group, PR, Mar., 2018) Contact: Macquarie Group, www.macquarie.com; Marubeni, www.marubeni.com; SiemensGamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com; Green Investment Group, +44 (0)203 037 2000, www.greeninvestmentgroup.com

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    BLUE PILOT to Cut Offshore Wind Const. Costs (New Prod & Tech)
    The Carbon Trust
    Date: 2018-03-16
    The Carbon Trust is reporting the launch of BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA). The BLUE PILOT project will deploy The BLUE Hammer, a new type of pile driver developed by Fistuca BV., a Dutch technology company founded as a spin-off from Eindhoven University of Technology.

    It is anticipated that the project will enable potential lifetime savings of €33 -- €40 million for a 720MW offshore wind farm.

    OWA partners E.ON, EnBW, Orsted, Statoil and Vattenfall, alongside additional industry partners Fistuca, Van Oord, Shell and Sif are contributing €3.2 million in project funding, while the Netherlands Enterprise Agency has granted public subsidies of over €2.5 million.

    In the BLUE PILOT project the hammer will be tested offshore at a location in Dutch waters. Sif will provide the monopile, and Van Oord will support the installation logistics. The other industry partners will provide funding and strategic advice into the project to ensure its relevance to future commercial projects. (Source: Carbon Trust, PR, 13 Mar., 2018) Contact: Offshore Wind Accelorator, www.carbontrust.com/offshore-wind

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    Orsted Launches $33m Biomass Plant Optimization Project (Int'l)
    Orsted
    Date: 2018-03-05
    In Denmark, Orsted A/S -- fka DONG Energy -- reports work is underway on its $33 million (€26.7 million) project aimed at optimizing a biomass-based co-generation plant in Denmark.

    The plan is to build a flue gas condensation facility at the 88-MW Herning Power Station in order to exploit the residual heat in the flue and reduce the consumption of wood chips and wood pellets by about 20 pct. The project is expected to be completed during the fall of 2019. (Source: Orsted, Various Media, 3 Mar, 2018) Contact: Orsted, +45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com

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    Orsted, Oxford Ink Offshore Wind Foundation R&D Agreement (Int'l)
    Orsted, University of Oxford
    Date: 2018-02-16
    Danish renewable energy giant Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- reports it and the UK's Oxford University have sealed a five-year research agreement to optimize the design of foundation structures used for offshore wind turbines. Orsted is also working with Durham University, also in the UK, on other offshore wind research pand envelopment projects.

    The research agreement between Orsted and Oxford will focus on cyclic loading -- the repeated loading that occurs from the action of both wind and waves on the structure and operation of the turbine. (Source: Orsted, CNBC, 15 Feb., 2018) Contact: Orsted Wind Power, Christina Aabo, Dir. R&D, +45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com

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    Taiwan EPA OK's Orsted Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l Report)
    Orsted,DONG Energy
    Date: 2018-02-12
    In Taipei, the Taiwanese Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) reports it has approved Orsted's -- formerly DONG Energy -- proposed four offshore wind energy projects for construction off Changhua County in Taiwan.

    With the approval, construction of the first of the four projects could get underway as early as 2019. Upon completion, the four offshore wind farms could generate sufficient green electricity for approximately 2.8 million Taiwanese households. (Source: Orsted, Wind Power Engineering, Others, 9 Feb., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Martin Neubert, CEO Wind Power, +45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com

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    World Largest Offshore Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l)
    Orsted,DONG Energy
    Date: 2018-01-31
    Danish offshore wind developer Orsted -- formerly known as DONG Energy -- reports construction is underway on the 1.2 gigawatt Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm 120 kilometers off the coast of Yorkshire, England. As previously reported, the first of the projects 174 monopiles have been installed by offshore marine engineering company GeoSea.

    When complete in 2020, the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm will amount to 1.2 GW (gigawatts) and will generate sufficient power for the equivalent of 1 million UK homes. (Source: Orsted, CleanTechnica, Others, 29 Jan., 2018) Contact: ORSTED, DONG Energy, Henrik Poulson, CEO, +45 99 55 11 11, www.orsted.com

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    ORSTED Launches Danish Woody Biomass CHP Plant (Int'l)
    ORSTED,DONG Energy
    Date: 2017-11-06
    ORSTED, formerly known as DONG Energy, reports the launch of its Skærbæk Power Station, a new waste woody biomass burning combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Fredericia, Denmark.

    Originally constructed as a coal-fired facility in 1951, the power station was converted to burn natural gas in 1997. The current move to woody biomass is in keeping with the compay's plan to reduce its carbon emissions from its heat and electricity generation by 96 pct by 2023 compared to 2006. (Source: Orsted, PR Nov., 2017) Contact: ORSTED, DONG Energy, Henrik Poulson, CEO, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

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    Danish Coal to Woody Biomass Power Conversion Underway (Int'l)
    DONG Energy,Orsted
    Date: 2017-11-01
    Orsted , formerly known as DONG Energy, reports the $190 million conversion of the coal-fired Avedore Power Station in Denmark to burn wood biomass pellets as fuel is underway. Work includes construction of a biomass-fired plant in new buildings, conveyors and wood chip-pellet storage facilities.

    The new unit will be connected to the existing district heating and process steam networks and the electricity grid. The conversion project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019. The company plans to phase out all of its coal powered operations by 2023, it said. (Source: DONG Energy, CTBR, Nov., 2017)Contact: DONG Energy, Henrik Poulson, CEO, Thomas Dalsgaard, Bioenergy & Thermal Power VP, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

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    DONG Values UK Post-Brexit Wind Industry at £7Bn (Int'l)
    DONG Energy
    Date: 2017-10-04
    Copenhagen-headquartered energy giant DONG Energy, soon to be known as ORSTED, is projecting that the export value of wind energy could be as much as £7 billion to the UK economy after Brexit. According to Benj Sykes, head of programme asset management at DONG Energy, the UK and the wind industry must seize the export opportunities presented by Brexit.

    DONG is currently building the first phase of the Hornsea project, which has a capacity for 1.2 GW and was guaranteed a price of £140 per MWh. (Source: DONG Energy, Oct., 2017) Contact: DONG Energy , Samuel Leupold, CEO, Wind Power, Benj Sykes, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

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    DONG Energy Changing Focus and Name to Orsted (Int'l Report)
    DONG Energy
    Date: 2017-10-02
    Danish energy giant DONG Energy reports it is changing its name to Orsted and refocusing it business on "green" renewable energy. The company is also divesting its upstream oil and gas business, the company and halting all use of coal.

    "Our focus going forward will be on green growth based on our existing business platforms in offshore wind, biomass, green customer solutions and advanced waste-to-energy solutions" , CEO Henrik Poulsen said in a release.

    The name change is expected to formally approved and adopted at a corporate shareholders general meeting on Oct. 30th. (Source: DONG Energy, 2 Oct., 2017) Contact: DONG Energy, Henrik Poulson, CEO, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com

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