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Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Pilot Completed (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy, Orsted
Date: 2020-07-01
The Richmond-based utility Dominion Energy and its partner Orsted are reporting the installation of the second of two Siemens Gamesa 6-MW wind turbines and thus the completion of the second offshore wind facility ever built in U.S. waters -- the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot located 30 miles off Virginia Beach. When fully operational the pilot installation will generate sufficient energy for roughly 3,000 homes.

As previously reported, Dominion is planning a 2,600 MW follow-up wind farm adjacent to the pilot site project site with construction slated to get underway in 2024 (Source: Dominion Energy, PR, gtm 29 June, 2020) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Keith Windle, VP Business Development and Merchant Operations, www.dominionenergy.com; Orsted, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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


Ocean Renewables Touted as Climate Change Solution (Ind. Report)
Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition
Date: 2020-06-12
The attached report from the Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition's (OREAC) Ocean Panel has found that ocean-based renewable energy, such as offshore wind, floating solar, tidal and wave power, could meet nearly 10 pct of the global annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions needed to remain on a Paris-compliant 1.5 degrees C pathway in 2050.

The report estimates that up to 85 pct of this decarbonization potential will come from offshore wind. 1,400 GW of offshore wind would power one-tenth of global electricity demand while saving over 3 billion tpy of CO2 -- equal to taking 800 million cars off the road.

OREAC is spearheaded by Orsted and Equinor, and includes other major players in the global offshore wind industry: CWind, Global Marine Group, JERA, MHI Vestas, MingYang Smart Energy, Mainstream Renewable Power, Shell, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, TenneT, and GE Renewable Energy. Additional partner organisations include Global Wind Energy Council, World Resources Institute, UN Global Compact, the Chinese Wind Energy Association and Ocean Energy Systems.

Download the OREAC The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change report HERE. (Source: OREAC, PR, reve, June, 2020) Contact: OREAC, www.oceanrenewable.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition,  Ocean Energy,  Renewable Energy,  Wave Energy,  Tidal EnergyCarbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  


Offshore Wind California Grows Membership (Ind. Report)
Offshore Wind California
Date: 2020-06-08
French offshore wind foundations specialist Naval Energies has joined Menlo Park-based Offshore Wind California, an international association of offshore wind developers and technology companies focused on the California market. The association supports a goal of 10 GW of installed offshore wind capacity in the Golden State a by 2040.

Offshore Wind California members include Aker Solutions, Avangrid Renewables, Equinor, Magellan Wind (which has a Joint Development Agreement with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners), Mainstream Renewable Power, Northland Power, Orsted, Principle Power, Pacific Ocean Energy Trust, and Smultea Sciences. (Source: Naval Energies, PR, 4C Offshore, 8 June, 2020) Contact: Naval Energies, +33 2 40 84 85 00, Laurent Schneider-Maunoury, Pres., www.naval-energies.com; Offshore Wind California, Adam Stern, Exec. Dir., (510) 681-4483, adam.stern@offshorewindCA.org, www.offshorewindca.org

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


Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Foundations Installed (Int'l. Report)
Orsted
Date: 2020-06-05
Zwijndre, Belgium-based DEME Group reports it offshore installation vessel Innovation has completed the installation of 94 foundations at Orsted's Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Seventy-four of the 94 cables and 20 of the 94 turbines have also been installed.

The 752-MW offshore wind farm is expected to be completed this year. (Source: DEME Group, Offshore, 2 June, 2020) Contact: DEME Group, +32 3 250 52 11, info@deme-group.com, www.deme-group.com; Orsted, Flemming Thomsen, Senior Programme Director, Borssele 1 & 2, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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


Danish Partnership to Produce Sustainable Fuels (Int'l. Report)
Orsted,Moller-Maersk
Date: 2020-06-01
Denmark's Moller-Maersk , Orsted, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, Copenhagen Airports, and SAS are reporting partnering for the production of green hydrogen and e-fuel sustainable fuels for land, maritime and air transportation in and around the Copenhagen area.

A proposed facility is slated to be operational by 2023 and at full capacity of 250,000 metric tpy of fuel by 2030. A feasibility study has been launched and if viability is confirmed, the final investment decision to produce sustainable fuels in the first stage of the project should get underway in 2021. (Source: Hydrogen Fuel News, June, 2020)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen news,  Alternative Fuel news,  Orsted news,  Moller-Maersk news,  


Orsted's Borssele Offshore Delivers First Wind Power (Int'l.)
Borssele
Date: 2020-05-01
Orsted reports the Borssele 1 & 2 -- the Netherlands largest wind farm -- has delivered its first wind power to the Dutch grid. Borssele 1 & 2, located 22 kilometres off the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland, will incorporate 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines making it the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands when completed. (Source: Orsted, Borssele reve, 29 April, 2020) Contact: Orsted, Flemming Thomsen, Senior Programme Director, Borssele 1 & 2, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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


N.J. Plans Wind Innovation, New Development Institute (Ind Report)
New Jersey Wind Council
Date: 2020-04-27
In the Garden State, the New Jersey Wind Council established by Governor Phil Murphy reports plans to create a Wind Innovation and New Development Institute (WIND) to serve as a center for education, research, innovation, and workforce training related to the development of offshore wind in New Jersey and the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. To that end the WIND institute will:

  • Establish a wind turbine technician occupation in New Jersey -- Wind turbine technicians are critical for industry growth and are in demand across the country. For each project, an individual original equipment manufacturer (OEM) requires dozens of wind turbine technicians to support installation and provide efficient turbine maintenance throughout the lifetime of the wind farm. New Jersey will need to train qualified wind turbine technicians to achieve Murphy's goal of producing 7,500 MW by 2035.

  • Expand the pipeline of trade workers with the skills and qualifications required for offshore wind;

  • Introduce a Global Wind Organization (GWO) Safety Certification program -- Working in the offshore wind industry requires workers on turbines, including wind turbine technicians, to complete the GWO's safety training. New Jersey currently does not provide GWO training.

    As previously reported, Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind is contributing $200,000 to clean energy research and educational outreach activities at New Jersey's Montclair State University's Clean Energy and Sustainability Analytics Center (CESAC). The company will also aid in the advancement of energy research initiatives, the development of educational events and stakeholder engagement activities.

    The Wind Council report is HERE. (Source: New Jersey Wind Council, Maritime Exec., 25 April, 2020) Contact: New Jersey Wind Council, www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200422a.shtml

    More Low-Carbon Energy News New Jersey BPU,  New Jersey Wind Council,  Wind,  


  • Orsted Completes 338 MW Texas Wind (Ind. Report)
    Orsted, Blattner Energy
    Date: 2020-04-08
    Orsted is reporting completion of the 338-MW, 120 turbine Sage Draw wind farm in Garza and Lynn Counties, Texas. The pproject will generate sufficient power for approximately 120,000 local households.

    Orsted notes Blattner Energy, GE Renewable Energy, GE Energy Financial Services and BHE Renewables participated in the project. (Source: Orsted, PR, reve, 7 April, 2020) Contact: Orsted U.S., www.us.orsted.com/Wind-projects; Blattner Energy, (320) 356-7351, www.blattnerwind.com; BHE Renewables, www.bherenewables.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Wind,  Blattner Energy,  BHE Renewables ,  


    Choshi Offshore Wind Farm JV Announced (Int'l. Report)
    Tokyo Electric Power,Orsted
    Date: 2020-03-20
    Kallanish Energy is reporting Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings and Orsted A/S have formed Choshi Offshore Wind Farm KK, a joint venture company to bid in the Choshi-city offshore wind promotion area in Japan.

    The joint venture is expected to bid for 1 GW of offshore wind in the Round 1 auction and possible future offshore wind project opportunities as they develop. (Source: Tokyo Electric, Orsted, Kallanish Energy, 19 Mar., 2020)Contact: Tokyo Electric Power, www7.tepco.co.jp; Orsted, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Tokyo Electric Power ,  Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  


    Orsted Selects Rhode Island Offshore Operations Hub (Ind. Report)
    Orsted,Offshore Wind,Deepwater Wind
    Date: 2020-03-16
    Boston-headquartered Orsted US Offshore Wind reports it is establishing an operations "hub" in Rhode Island. As previously reported, Orsted acquired Deepwater Wind of Rhode Island for $510 million in 2018.

    Additionally, as previously reported, Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind operates the Block Island Wind Farm and has been awarded over 2,900 MW of capacity through six projects. In June, 2019, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities selected Orsted to develop the Garden State's first offshore wind farm 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City. (Source: Orsted, Newsday, 15 Mar., 2020) Contact: Orsted, Thomas Brostrom, Pres. Orsted North America, CEO Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind, +45 99 55 97 22, www.us.orsted.com/Wind-projects; Deepwater Wind, Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, (401) 274-2000, www.dwwind.com

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


    Siemens Gamesa Turbines for Orsted Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l)
    Siemens Gamesa,Borkum Riffgrund
    Date: 2020-03-09
    Spanish wind energy major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) reports it's selection as "preferred supplier" for the the 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 development -- Germany's largest offshore wind project to-date -- and the 242MW Gode Wind 3 -- and will deliver over 1GW of its SG11.0-200DD offshore wind turbines including a 5-year service and maintenance contract for two projects being developed by Orsted in the German North Sea.

    The award hinges on Orsted taking a final investment decision on the developments, which are subject German regulatory approvals.

    The turbines are slated for installation on Gode Wind 3 in early 2023 and on Borkum Riffgrund 3 in 2024, with commissioning on the two projects to being completed in 2024 and 2025, respectively (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Utilities, 7 Mar., 2020) Contact: Seimens Gamesa, Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Offshore Head of Technology, www.siemensgamesa.com; Orsted, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Siemens Gamesa,  Offshore Wind,  Borkum Riffgrund ,  


    Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind Supports Montclair State University Clean Energy Center (Ind. Report)
    Orsted
    Date: 2020-03-06
    In the Garden State, Montclair State University is reporting Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind is investing $200,000 to support the school's Clean Energy and Sustainability Analytics Center (CESAC) -- a public research, education and technical assistance outreach center -- under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

    Boston-headquartered Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind operates the Block Island Wind Farm and has been awarded over 2,900 MW of capacity through six projects. In June, 2019, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities selected Orsted to develop the Garden State's first offshore wind farm 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City, as previously reported. (Source: Montclair State University, PR, 3 Mar.,2020) Contact: Montclair University, Susan Cole, Pres., (973) 655-4000, www.montclair.edu; Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind, www.us.orsted.com/Wind-projects

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  


    Formosa I Offshore Wind Deploys Renewable Strategy Software (Int'l)
    Formosa 1,Renewable Strategy
    Date: 2020-02-10
    In Taiwan, Formosa 1 reports its 128-MW commercial-scale offshore wind farm is incorporating computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) from Kent, UK-based Renewable Strategy Ltd. The RSL Manager will monitor, analyze and manage FOWI spare part assets.

    The Formosa 1 wind energy project, Taiwan's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, is a joint venture project of Orsted, JERA, Macquarie's Green Investment Group and Swancor Holding. Renewable Strategy Limited (RSL) is an offshore wind and wind software solutions, training and advisory firm, with emphasis on systematic solutions, data integrity, asset integrity management and operations and maintenance insights. The company's wind farm management software is used by wind farm owners, operators and asset managers to harness wind farm data turning it into a strategic asset that enables users to monitor and supervise offshore activities across multiple wind farms whilst gathering inventory information and performance statistics. (Source: Renewable Strategy Ltd., PR reve, 7 Feb., 2020) Contact: Renewable Strategy Ltd., Natalie Dencker, Co-Founder, +44 20 3290 6335, www.renewablestrategy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Strategy,  Formosa 1,  Wind,  


    Orsted Inks VA Offshore Wind Staging Site Lease (Ind. Report)
    Orsted
    Date: 2020-01-31
    Danish energy giant Orsted reports it has inked a six-year lease agreement with the Port of Virginia a portion of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal for offshore wind staging materials and equipment for the Coastal Virginia offshore wind project it is developing with Dominion Energy.

    Portsmouth Marine Terminal is one of the Port of Virginia's two multi-use terminals in the Norfolk Harbor. (Source: Orsted, Offshore Eng., 29 Jan., 2020) Contact: Orsted, Thomas Brostrom, Pres., CEO, Orsted North America, Offshore, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  


    Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition Launched (Int'l Report)
    Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition
    Date: 2020-01-15
    An international Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has been formed to advance sustainable deployment of ocean-based renewable energy -- offshore wind, floating solar, tidal and wave power -- and at the same time mitigate the impacts of climate change while meeting roughly 10 pct of the annual greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed by 2050 to keep global temperatures under 1.5 degreeC above pre-industrial levels, according to a report released by the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. Most of this climate change mitigation potential is expected to come from offshore wind.

    The Action Coalition includes MHI Vestas, Orsted, Equinor, CWind, Global Marine Group, JERA, Shell, Mainstream Renewable Power, Siemens Gamesa, TenneT and The UK Crown Estate.

    Download the The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change -- Five Opportunities for Action Report HERE. (Source: High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, Various Media, Maritime Executive, 13 Jan., 2020) Contact: High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, www.oceanpanle.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ocean Energy,  


    Orsted's Borssele Offshore Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l)
    Orsted
    Date: 2020-01-13
    Orsted is reporting the installation of first monopile foundations at the 752MW Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm off the coast of Zeeland province -- Orstad's first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

    Borssele 1 & 2, the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, is expected to come onlin by the end of 2020 when it will supply sufficient energy for roughly 1 million Dutch households. Borssele 1 & 2 will incorporate 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines. (Source: Orsted, PR, reve, 12 Jan., 2020) Contact: Orsted, Anders Nordstrom, VP Hydrogen, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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


    Orsted, Partners Offshore Wind H2RES Project Funded (Funding)
    Orsted
    Date: 2019-12-30
    In Copenhagen, Danish renewable energy giant Orsted and six industrial partners -- Everfuel Europe A/S, NEL Hydrogen A/S, GreenHydrogen A/S, DSV Panalpina A/S, Hydrogen Denmark, and Energinet Elsystemansvar A/S -- is reporting receipt of €4.6 million in EUDP funding for construction of a 2MW H2RES electrolysis plant with appurtenant hydrogen storage in Denmark.

    The H2RES project will use power directly from Orsted's two Siemens Gamesa 3.6-MW offshore wind turbines at the Avedore Power Station to produce renewable hydrogen for road transportation fuel. (Source: Orsted, Offshore Wind, 20 Dec., 2019) Contact: Orsted, Anders Nordstrom, VP Hydrogen, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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


    Nexans Inks Offshore Wind Cabling Projects Agreement (Ind Report)
    Nexans
    Date: 2019-12-06
    Paris-based cabling specialist Nexans is reporting a framework agreement with Eversource, New England's premier transmission builder, and offshore wind energy developer Orsted. Under the agreement Nexans will provide up to 1,000 km of subsea high voltage export cables for Orsted's offshore wind farms in North America. The first delivery is expected by 2022 and the agreement extends until 2027.

    Nexans notes it is also investing in a North American high-voltage, sub-sea cable manufacturing facility in the U.S. as well as a 10,000-ton capacity cable-laying vessel to service the offshore wind market. (Source: Nexans, PR, Dec., 2019) Contact: Nexans, Inv. Relations, Aurelia Baudey-Vignaud, +33.(0)1.78.15.03.94, aurelia.baudeyvignaud@nexans.com, www.nexans.com; Eversource Energy, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business, www.eversource.com; Eversource Energy, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business, www.eversource.com

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


    Orsted, Covestro Ink Major Offshore Wind Energy PPA (Int'l.)
    Covestro,Orsted
    Date: 2019-12-06
    Leverkusen, Germany-based high-performance polymer materials specialist Covestro reports the inking of a 10-year indexed fixed-price agreement with offshore wind developer Orsted to offtake from Orsted's planned 900-MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm which is expected to be fully commissioned in 2025, subject to Orsted's final investment decision. (Source: Covestro, Orsted, PR, reve 5 Dec., 2019) Contact: Covestro, Dr. Markus Steilemann, CEO, +49 2151 4856000, www.covestro.com; Orsted Offshore, Martin Neubert, Exec. VP, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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


    Orsted Plans "Green Hydrogen" Alt Fuel Pilot Investment (Int'l.)
    Orsted
    Date: 2019-12-06
    In Copenhagen, Danish renewable energy giant ORSTED reports it will to invest in pilot projects that will use wind power and other renewable energy sources to produce hydrogen as an alternative fuel.

    Orsted plans to invest $30 billion in green energy up to 2025 in efforts to be become a major renewable energy firm, leading a shift away from fossil fuels, according to the company. (Source: Orsted, Reuters, Dec., 2019) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Hydrogen Fuel,  Green Hydrogen,  


    German Utility EnBW Eyes N.Y. Bight Offshore Wind (Int'l. Report)
    EnBW,Orsted, Equinor,Eversource Energy
    Date: 2019-10-28
    The EnBW Group, a German utility company and offshore wind developer, reports it is looking to bid on the next round of wind energy leases in the New York Bight.

    The company also reports the finalization of contracts with Equinor Wind US for its 816-MW Empire Wind project near the New York Harbor approaches, and the Sunrise Wind 880 MW project that Orsted and Eversource Energy plan for a federal lease east of Long Island.

    EnBW has offices in Boston and Jersey City, N.J., with an eye to future lease offerings. (Source: EnBW, Workboat, 23 Oct., 2019)Contact: EnBW, Frank Mastiaux, CEO, +49 721 63 14320, www.enbw.com; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Equinor, Pal Eitrheim, VP New Energy Solutions, www.equinor.com; Eversource Energy, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business, www.eversource.com

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


    PGE Seeking Sale of Stake in Baltic Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l)
    PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna
    Date: 2019-10-25
    Polish state-owned utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA (PGE) reports it is in discussions with Orsted for the sale of a 50 pct stake in two Baltic Sea offshore wind farm projects totaling 2.5GW -- the 1GW Elektrownia Wiatrowa Baltica 3, which is being developed for start-up in 2026, and 1.5GW Elektrownia Wiatrowa Baltica 2, slated to be brought online in 2030. (Source: PWEA, Recharge, 22 Oct., 2019)Contact: Polska Grupa Energetyczna, www.gkpge.pl/Oferta; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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


    BOEM Approves Dominion Energy's Offshore Wind Project (Ind. Report)
    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
    Date: 2019-10-16
    In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based Dominion Energy is reporting Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for the design, fabrication and installation of its previously reported 2,600-MW offshore wind project in US federal waters 27 miles off the Virginian coast.

    With these approvals, construction is expected to get underway in mid 2020. Orsted will construct the project which will incorporate SiemensGamesa 6-MW turbines. (Source: Dominion Energy, BOEM, renews, 15 Oct., 2019) Contact: Orsted, Thomas Brostrom, US Offshore Wind CEO, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov; Dominion Energy Virginia Keith Windle, VP Business Development and Merchant Operations, www.dominionenergy.com

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


    Orsted's Hornsea Offshore Wind Project Near Completion (Int'l.)
    Orsted
    Date: 2019-09-27
    In the UK, Orsted is reporting the world's largest offshore wind farm roughly 75 miles off the Yorkshire coast of Britain is nearing completion.

    The Hornsea One project incorporates 174 , 7-MW wind turbines and will generate sufficient electric power for 1 million or more homes when completed and online in 2020. (Source: Orstd, 24 Sept, 2019) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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


    ORSTED Invests in Offshore Wind Turbine Safety System (Int'l.)
    Orsted,Pict Offshore
    Date: 2019-09-25
    Danish renewable energy giant ORSTED reports the acquisition of a 22.5 pct stake in Pict Offshore. Pict's "Get Up Safe" (GUS) system was developed by Ørsted and Fife-based height safety specialist Limpet Technology.

    The GUS system safely lifts technicians between small vessels and offshore wind turbines. The system will be installed at a new site in Inverkeithing, Fife. (Source: Orsted, The National Scot, 24 Sept., 2019) Contact: Orsted, Mark Porter, VP Offshore Operations, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Pict Offshore, Philip Taylor, +44 (0) 1383 431 891, info@pictoffshore.com, www.pictoffshore.com

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


    Orsted Selects N.J. Offshore Wind Components Site (Ind. Report)
    Orsted,Ocean Wind LLC
    Date: 2019-09-20
    Danish wind energy developer Orsted reports its selection of the shuttered Oyster Creek nuclear plant in Lacey Township New Jersey has been approved by the state Board of Public Utilities. Orsted plans to construct an onshore substation and components facility at the site to service its planned a 1,100-MW, $1.6 billion offshore wind facility 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.

    The 1,100-MW offshore wind project is expected to generate sufficient electric power for 500,000 area homes. Construction is slated to get underway in the early 2020s for commissioning and operation in 2024. public meeting last month in Atlantic City. (Source: Orsted, Press of Atlantic City, 17 Sept., 2019)Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Ocean Wind LLC, oceanwind.com

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


    Formosa I Offshore Wind Turbine Trials Underway (Int'l. Report)
    Orsted,SiemensGamesa,Macquarie Capital
    Date: 2019-09-16
    Denmark-based offshore wind farm developer Orsted has reportedly begun trial runs of six offshore wind turbines at the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm off the west coast of central Taiwan. Orsted is the developer of Formosa 1 and holds a 35 pct stake in the offshore wind farm. Japan-based JERA holds 32.5 pct, Australia-based Macquarie Capital has 25 pct and Taiwan-based Swancor Renewable Energy holds 7.5 pct.

    Formosa 1 has a total 128MW total capacity with two 4MW offshore wind turbines already installed in the first phase in October 2016 and another 20, 6MW turbines being installed in the second phase. Orsted has so far installed 10 of the project's 20 SiemensGamesa-manufactured offshore wind turbines.

    Formosa I is expected to be fully operational by the year end. (Source: Orsted, DIGITIMES, Taipei, 12 Sept., 2019) Contact: Swancor Renewable Energy, +886 49 2255420, +886 49 2251534 - fax, swancor@swancor.com.tw, www.swancor.com.tw; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Macquarie Capital, www.macquarie.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Macquarie Capital ,  Formosa I,  Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  SiemensGamesa,  


    Formosa I Phase II Offshore Wind Begins Power Production (Int'l.)
    Formosa I, Orsted
    Date: 2019-09-13
    Orsted A/S is reporting the second phase of the 128-MW Formosa I offshore wind project in Taiwanese waters has begun generating power. When fully operational, Phase 2 will incorporate 20 Siemens Gamesa's 6-MW turbines, 10 of which been erected and six have begun producing power.

    The 120-MW power plant off the coast of Miaoli County, Taiwan, is expected to become fully operational within the next two months and will generate sufficient power for an estimated 128,000 Taiwanese homes.

    Formosa I investors include the renewables unit of Swancor Holding Co Ltd, Macquarie Group Ltd., Denmark’s Orsted and JERA Co. (Source: Orsted, Various Media, 11 Sept., 2019) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  Siemens Gamesa,  Formosa I,  


    Partners Tout Offshore Wind Transmission Concept (Int'l. Report)
    TenneT, EnBW,Orsted
    Date: 2019-09-09
    TenneT, EnBW and Orsted are reporting an alliance to implement a new concept for connecting offshore wind farms and converter platforms in the German North Sea -- Orsted's Borkum Riffgrund West 1 and Borkum Riffgrund 2 projects in Cluster 1 as well as the Northern Energy OWP West and EnBW He Dreiht wind farms in Cluster 7.

    Traditionally, projects feature a transformer platform which is connected to the converter platform for the transmission of electricity ashore. The new concept would avoid the construction of offshore substations and eliminate the need for costly export cable. (Source: TenneT, PR, 4Coffshore, 6 Sept., 2019) Contact: TenneT, Tim Meyerjurgens, Managing Director, +31 (0) 26 373 1112, www.tennet.org; EnBW, Frank Mastiaux, CEO, +49 721 63 14320, www.enbw.com; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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


    Lincoln Proceeding with 230-MW Nebraska Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
    Lincoln Clean Energy
    Date: 2019-09-06
    Danish energy company Orsted A/S owned Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) reports it is proceeding with construction of the 230-MW, Plum Creek wind farm in Wayne County, Nebraska. When fully online in 2020, the facility is expected to generate sufficient electric power for 100,000 homes. (Source: Lincoln Clean Energy, Kallanish, 5 Sept., 2019) 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,  


    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

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    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

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    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,  

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