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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aker Offshore Wind news,  Wind Blade news,  

Statkraft, Aker Cooperating on Norwegian Offshore Wind (Int'l.)
Statkraft, Aker
Date: 2021-02-01
Oslo-headquartered Norwegian state-owned energy giant Statkraft AS reports the inking of an agreement with Aker Offshore Wind and Aker Horizons to explore Norwegian commercial-scale "bottom-fixed" offshore wind energy opportunities -- including the Sorlige Nordsjo II (SN2) project.

To that end, the companies will establish 50/50 Aker Offshore Wind and Statkraft joint submission of an acreage application and further development activities.

Aker Offshore Wind is focused on deep water assets. Aker Horizons invests in and develops companies within renewable energy sectors and other technologies that make material contributions to reducing emissions or promote sustainable living. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Website, 27 Jan., 2021) Contact: Statkraft, Lars Magnus Gunther, +47 912 41 636,,; Aker Offshore Wind,

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

Aker Solutions Plans Offshore Wind, CC Units Spinoff (Int'l. Report)
Aker Solutions
Date: 2020-08-07
Norwegian offshore engineering and construction firms Aker Solutions ASA is reporting it will spin off and list its offshore wind and carbon capture (CC) divisions.

Aker Offshore Wind Holding AS and Aker Carbon Capture AS will secure funds for their future operations in private placements and list on the Oslo Stock Exchange's Merkur Market. In the offshore wind industry, Aker is involved in projects in California, South Korea and Norway, and has plans to bid in the upcoming ScotWind lease round. In addition, the company is closely monitoring markets like Japan, Vietnam, France and Italy.

Download Aker's offshore wind business details HERE. (Source: Aker Solutions, PR, Aug., 2020) Contact: Aker Solutions, Aker Offshore Wind, Astrid Onsum, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aker Solutions ,  CCS,  Offshore Wind,  

LEEDCo Icebreaker Offshore Wind Wins Another Approval (Reg & Leg)
Date: 2018-08-01
In Cleveland, the long delayed 6-turbine Icebreaker Wind Inc. offshore wind energy project proposed for Lake Erie reports it has received a Section 401 water quality certificate of approval from the Ohio EPA which administers and enforces the federal Clean Water Act. The Permit certifies that a project will not impair water quality within the state. Inc,

The Icebreaker project -- to be located eight miles off of the coast of downtown Cleveland -- must earn approvals and/or permits from 14 local, state and federal agencies. As we reported July 5, the project earned conditional approval from the staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board. (Source: LEEDCo,, Offshore Wind, 1 Aug., 2018) Contact: LEEDCo, Lorry Wagner, Pres., (216) 241-9201,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Icebreaker,  Offshore Wind,  LEEDCo,  

Lake Erie Fresh Water Offshore Wind Park Site Approved (Reg & Leg)
Lake Erie Energy Development Co
Date: 2018-07-05
Following up on our August 2nd, 2017 coverage, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) reports it has recommended a conditional approval for the long-delayed Lake Erie Energy Development Co, (LEEDCo) 20.7-MW demonstration-scale Icebreaker offshore wind project in Lake Erie.

The freshwater wind farm would incorporate six 3.45-MW turbines, 8 miles to 10 miles off the shore of Cleveland, and a 12-mile submerged transmission line connecting the the wind farm to Cleveland Public Power.

The LEEDCo project is now slated to get underway in the summer of 2020 and end a year later. Commissioning is scheduled for December 2021. (Source: LEEDCo Website, Renewables Now, LEEDCo, 4 July, 2018) Contact: LEEDCo, Lorry Wagner, Pres., (216) 241-9201,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lake Erie Energy Development Co,  LEEDCo. Offshore Wind,  

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