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RES Acquires 412MW of DNV Wind Assets Under Management (M&A)
RES Group, DNV
Date: 2021-06-02
UK renewable energy company RES is reporting acquisition of several of Norwegian independent quality assurance specialist DNV GL's wind management assets activities across 412 MW of operating wind farms in the UK and Ireland, foe an undisclosed amount.

The specific assets are owned by a number of DNV's clients, among which are CGN Europe and Cubico Sustainable Investments.

With the acquisition, RES group's global support services portfolio, including asset management, operations and maintenance services, has increased to more than 7.5 GW of wind, solar and battery storage sites globally, according to the company. (Source: RES . PR, Website, June, 2021) Contact: RES, Darren Cook, Asset Management Dir., www.res-group.com; DNV GL, www.dnvgl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  DNV,  RES Group,  


DNV Inks $17.7Mn Taipower Offshore Wind Contract (Int'l. Report)
Taipower, BNV
Date: 2021-03-24
Norwegian independent quality assurance specialist DNV GL is reporting a $17.7 million contract to be the "owner-engineer" for Taipei-headquartered state-owned Taiwan Power Company's (Taipower) Offshore Wind Project Phase II -- the largest offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

The scope over the 31-turbine project life cycle includes design review, fabrication and construction assurance and commissioning. (Source: DNV, PR, reve, 23 Mar., 2021) Contact: Taiwan Power Company, www.taipower.com.tw; DNV GL, www.dnvgl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV,  Taipower,  Offshore Wind,  


Samsung, DNV to Develop Offshore Wind Stabilizers (Ind. Report)
Samsung Heavy Industries, DNV GL
Date: 2020-10-26
South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co reports it and DNV GL, a Norwegian ship quality assurance company, will work together to develop remotely controlled "floaters" to stabilize offshore wind turbines.

According to the Brussels-based Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), output of offshore floating wind farms is estimated to globally rise from 11 mw in 2019 to 2,000 mw in 2030. (Source: Samsung Heavy Ind., PR, reve, 26 Oct., 2020) Contact: Global Wind Energy Council, www.gwec.net; Samsung Heavy industries, www.samsungshi.com; DNV GL, www.dnvgl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Samsung Heavy,  DNV,  Offshore Wind,  


DNV GL Partner in Offshore Wind Coordination Project (Int'l.)
DNV GL,National Grid ESO
Date: 2020-10-19
DNV GL, the world's largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has been appointed by National Grid ESO as a lead partner in the Offshore Wind Coordination project in Great Britain.

The project will analyze a coordinated approach for offshore grid development and shape the future national strategy of Great Britain's offshore grid through feeding into the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy's (UKBESS) Offshore transmission network review. The UK regulator OFGEM is also participating in the project.

The project will review and recommend ways to improve how offshore wind farms are connected to the onshore transmission network. To that end, DNV GL will assess: technology availability (HVDC equipment); analyze technical and regulatory barriers and solutions; study implications on power system security and stability; develop offshore and onshore grid designs and; conduct societal cost-benefit analysis of the offshore grid.

As offshore infrastructure is anticipated to be shared among multiple projects, it is projected that a harmonized development approach will result in optimal utilization of infrastructure, higher integration of offshore wind energy, reduction of carbon emissions and consumer bills, and provision of operational benefits to the onshore grid. Offshore wind continues to be a key electricity source for the UK government and supports its commitment for the country to be net zero by 2050. (Source: DNV GL. National Grid ESO, Oct., 2020) Contact: DNV GL, www.dnvgl.com; National Grid ESO, www.natopnalgrideso.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News OFGEM,  DNV GL,  Offshore Wind,  National Grid ESO ,  


DNV GL Collaborating on CCS Tech. Commercialization (Int'l.)
DNV GL,Technology Centre Mongstad
Date: 2020-10-09
in Oslo, Norwegian risk and verification consultancy DNV GL has forged a collaboration with the Sintef research institute and Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) to accelerate development, upscaling and commercialization of technologies for carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects worldwide.

CCUS is expected to contribute to a reduction of more than 2 gigatonnes of CO2 emissions by mid-century but scaling of such technology is seen as critical to achieving national and international targets for emissions cuts in line with the Paris Climate Agreement's goals.

However, scaling of technology for carbon capture is currently not expected to start before 2030 and will not achieve a significant level until 2040 without government incentives and cost-reduction initiatives by the energy industry, according to DNV GL.

The three collaborating parties provided input to Norway's proposed Longship CCUS project that will entail a full-scale chain for carbon capture, backed by state funding of up to $1.8 billion. The project incorporates innovative elements including capture of CO2 emissions from the cement industry, transport of CO2 by ship, and temporary storage of CO2 prior to pipeline transportation and storage, according to DNV GL. (Source: DNV GL, PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: DNV GL, www.dnvgl.com; SINTEF, www.sintef.no; Technology Centre Mongstad, www.tcmda.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV GL,  CCS,  CCUS,  CO2 Emissions,  Sintef,  Technology Centre Mongstad,  


DNV GL Implementation Contractor of the Year for 2020 (Ind. Report)
DNV GL,Michigan Energy Efficiency Contractors Association
Date: 2020-06-08
In Detroit, the not-for-profit Michigan Energy Efficiency Contractors Association (MEECA) has named DNV GL as the Implementation Contractor of the Year for 2020 for the the fourth year in a row.

DNV GL has served as the primary energy efficiency program implementer for both DTE and Consumers since 2009. During that time, DNV GL has completed more than 115,000 energy efficiency projects throughout the state of Michigan and distributed more than $532 million in incentive payments for these projects. These efforts have resulted in an energy savings of more than 30 million Mcf of natural gas, 10,000+ GWh of electricity, and $700 million in avoided energy costs for Consumers Energy's and DTE Energy's customers.

MEECA is a nonprofit trade association that promotes and supports the contractors, utilities, manufacturers, and program implementers that provide energy efficiency products and services across Michigan.(Source: DNV GL, PR, 29 May, 2020) Contact: DNV GL, Nick Brod, Senior VP Program Design and Implementation, www.dnvgl.com; Michigan Energy Efficiency Contractors Association, 517-896-2960, www.meeca.info

More Low-Carbon Energy News Michigan Energy Efficiency Contractors Association,  Energy Eficiency,  DNV GL,  


Methanol Data Available on DNV GL Alt. Fuels Platform (Int'l.)
Methanol Institute,DNV GL
Date: 2020-05-04
The Methanol Institute is reporting new data on the potential global availability of methanol will be hosted on the DNV GL Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI) platform for evaluating the potential uptake of marine alternative fuels and energy efficiency technologies.

Of the world's top 100 ports where methanol is known to be stored and shipped, 47 have confirmed methanol storage of more than 50,000 mt.

DNV GL, the world's leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry, developed the AFI platform to support the shipping industry's transition to a cleaner, green future with freely-available tools and resources.

Methanol (CH3OH) is a liquid chemical used in thousands of everyday products, including plastics, paints, cosmetics and fuels. Methanol is also an energy resource used in the marine, automotive, and electricity sectors, and an emerging renewable energy resource.

Access the DNV GL AFI Platform HERE. (Source: Methanol Institute, DNV GL, Manifold Times, 30 April, 2020)Contact: Methanol Institute, Chris Chatterton, COO, (703) 248-3636, www.methanol.org; DNV GL, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900, www.dnvgl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV GL,  Methanol Institute,  Methanol,  DNV GL,  


Inmarsat Joins Asian Shipping Decarbonization Initiative (Int'l.)
Inmarsat, IMO
Date: 2020-04-01
UK-based Global satellite communications provider Inmarsat has taken the role of a founding member in Asia's first decarbonising shipping initiative. The Singapore-based initiative is part of the Trade and Transport Impact (TTI) programme from venture development firm Rainmaking to bring global startups together to look into meeting UN targets on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Backed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the initiative expects to identify more than 1,000 projects offering models to tackle decarbonisation, with selected startups to be matched with maritime industry leaders willing to build collaborative pilot projects.

Other initiate participants include Cargill, DNV GL, Hafnia, Mitsubishi Corp's subsidiary MC Shipping, Vale, and Wilhelmsen.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is targeting a 50 pct cut in shipping GHG emissions by 2050, and average carbon intensity (CO2 per tonne-mile) reductions of 40 pct by 2030 and 70 pct by 2050 compared to 2008 figures. (Source: Inmarsat, Seatrade, Mar., 2020) Contact: Inmarsat, +44 (0)20 7728 1000 -- London, +65 6499 5050 -- Singapore, maritime@inmarsat.com, www.inmarsat.com; IMO, Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Maritime Emissions,  IMO,  Shipping Emissions,  ,  


Siemens Gamesa 8MW Wind Turbine DNV GL Certified (Ind Report)
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,DNV GL
Date: 2019-10-04
DNV GL reports it has certified Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine to be in full compliance with the international wind turbine standard IECRE OD-501 and allows for immediate market implementation.

The SG 8.0-167 DD turbine provides an increase in annual energy production of 20 pct compared to the previously certified turbine variant, the SWT-7.0-154, and is suitable for both 50 Hertz and 60 Hertz grid operation, according to Siemens Gamesa. The turbine will be installed in offshore wind parks worldwide including the 1,400MW Hornsea Two project in the UK and the 900MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2 project in Taiwan, according to Diemens Gamesa. (Source: DNV GL, offshoreWIND, Oct., 2019) Contact: DNV GL, Kim Mork, Exex. VP, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900, www.dnvgl.com; Seimens Gamesa, Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Offshore Head of Technology, www.siemensgamesa.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,  Wind,  DNV GL,  


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,  


DNV GL Releases Energy Transition Outlook Report (Int'l)
DNV GL
Date: 2018-11-09
In its recently published Energy Transition Outlook report DNV GL forecasts that by 2050, 12 pct of world primary energy supply will come from wind energy, of which 20 pct will come from offshore wind. In relative terms, offshore wind is growing 85-fold (2050 vs 2016), which is the same growth rate as for Solar PV which is also 85-fold.

The report notes that as electric power consumption accelerates, bottom fixed and floating offshore wind farms will play an increasingly important role to ensure that the society can meet this demand.

Download the DNV GL Energy Transition Outlook HERE. (Source: DNV GL, Windpower Eng., 7 Nov., 2019) Contact: DNV GL, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900, www.dnvgl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV GL,  Renewable Energy,  


DNV GL's Windfloat Atlantic Due Diligence Completed (Ind. Report)
DNV GL,Windplus
Date: 2018-11-09
Energy advisory and certification specialist DNV GL is reporting completion of a lenders' technical due diligence on the 25-MW Windfloat Atlantic floating wind farm project now under construction off the coast of Portugal.

DNV GL's technical due diligence reportedly helped secure the €60 million from the European Investment Bank so the project could become the world's first project-financed floating wind farm.

The project is being developed by Windplus and will incorporate three 8.4-MW MHI Vestas turbines, the largest and most powerful wind turbines ever installed on a floating foundation platform.

Windplus is a subsidiary of EDP Renewables, Repsol and Principle Power.(Source: DNG GL, Windpower Eng., 7 Nov., 2019)Contact: EIB, www.eib.org; Windplus SA, www.offshorewind.biz/tag/windplus; EDP Renovaveis, www.edpr.com; DNV GL, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900, www.dnvgl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Windplus,  DNV GL,  Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  ,  


Norwegian Partnership Offering Carbon Capture Tech Testing (Int'l)
Technology Center Mongstad, DNV GL
Date: 2018-10-24
In Norway, Technology Center Mongstad (TCM) a testing facility for carbon capture, and certification body DNV GL in Oslo, are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support carbon capture technologies.

Under their agreement, TCM and DNV GL will offer services to technology and other companies and organizations wishing to test and verify their carbon capture technologies and thus expedite the commercialization of their technologies and processes. (Source: TCM, PR, Renewable Energy, Oct., 2018) Contact: TCM, Ernst Axelsen, CEO, Erik Haugan, Bus. Dev., www.tcmda.com/en; DNV GL, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900, www.dnvgl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Capture,  CCS,  Technology Center Mongstad,  DNV GL,  Carbon Capture,  

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