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SSE to Invest $10.6B in Low-carbon Projects

May 26, 2021

British renewable power generator and network operator SSE Plc said on Wednesday it was on track to invest 7.5 billion pounds ($10.6 billion) in low-carbon projects up to 2025.The company turned its focus to renewable power generation and networks…

U.S. Identifies Two Areas Offshore California for Wind Farm Development

May 26, 2021

The Biden administration will seek to approve more than a dozen offshore wind projects in the next four years and open the Pacific Ocean off California to such development as it seeks to bolster the nascent U.S. industry, officials said on Tuesday…

RWE, Equinor, Norsk Hydro JV to Bid in Norway's First Offshore Wind Tender

May 26, 2021

German energy firm RWE has joined forces with Norwegian peer Equinor and metals maker Norsk Hydro to take part in Norway's first offshore wind tender, the companies said on Wednesday.The acreage where the tender is held is known as Soerlige Nordsjoe II…

Island Offshore Bags Walk-to-Work Vessel Contract at UK Wind Farm

May 25, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel firm Island Offshore said Tuesday it had won a vessel contract at the Moray East offshore wind farm in the UK.With its Island Crown vessel, Island Offshore is providing the wind farm operator MOWEL with Walk-to-Work services…

Vestas to Deliver Turbines for Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm in Germany

May 25, 2021

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has won a contract to deliver 50 wind turbines for Spanish renewable energy firm Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle offshore wind project being developed off the island of Rügen, in German waters of the Baltic Sea. The…

GE Researchers Unveil 12 MW Floating Wind Turbine Concept

May 24, 2021

GE researchers are working on a project to design and develop advanced controls to support a 12-megawatt (MW) floating offshore wind turbine, in an effort to enable larger, more powerful turbines to be installed deeper waters unlocked by floating wind technologies…

Simec Atlantis Energy's Tidal Turbine Passes Test in Japan

May 24, 2021

Simec Atlantis Energy (SAE) has informed that its tidal power generation facility in Naru Island, Japan, has passed the Japanese government's pre-use inspection tests.  The site, which features the AR500 tidal turbine installed earlier this year…

Offshore Wind: Project Underway to Study Buckling Risk as Piles Grow Larger

May 24, 2021

Carbon Trust said Monday that a joint project was underway to examine the impact of increased monopile size on structural stability.The project, called the  Verification of Buckling Assessment and Behaviour in Large Monopiles (VERBATIM) project is a €3 million joint industry initiative…

Britain Hits New Wind Power Record

May 24, 2021

Blustery weather helped Britain to a wind power record in the early hours of Friday morning, provisional National Grid data showed.Between 0200 and 0300 BST Britain's wind farms provided a record 62.5% of the country's electricity demand, beating the previous best of 59…

BASF, RWE Planning $4.9B Offshore Wind Project in Germany

May 21, 2021

Chemicals giant BASF and German utility RWE on Friday announced a potential 4 billion euro ($4.9 billion) offshore wind power project to cut emissions at Germany's most energy-intensive industrial site.As part of the project, which depends on more favorable legislation…

Good Progress on Power Grid Expansion, German Regulator Says

May 21, 2021

Germany’s energy regulator said on Wednesday that planning for the country’s power transmission networks was keeping up with the need for new lines to send increasing amounts of renewable power to centers of consumption.“We have made good progress…

Survey Works Start at North Falls Offshore Wind Farm Site

May 20, 2021

For the next three months, three wind farm survey vessels will be busy in the Southern North Sea at the North Falls offshore wind farm site in the UK.North Falls, a proposed extension to the existing Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, is located…

RWE Renewables, National Grid Team Up in U.S. Offshore Wind Push

May 20, 2021

German renewable energy giant RWE Renewables and UK-based National Grid, one of the world’s largest publicly listed utilities, on Thursday signed a partnership deal to jointly develop offshore wind projects in the coastal region of the Northeast U…

Seaplace Gets LR AiP for Floating Wind Ballast Control System

May 18, 2021

Spanish offshore engineering firm Seaplace has received approval in principle from Lloyd's Register for its active ballast control system, designed specifically for the company’s floating offshore wind platforms concept, CROWN.CROWN includes both buoy and reduced-draft spar operational concepts…

Ørsted Starts Construction of Green Hydrogen Project in Denmark

May 17, 2021

Dan Jørgensen, the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy & Utilities, on Monday led the groundbreaking ceremony of the H2RES project, marking the onsite construction start of Ørsted’s first renewable hydrogen project. H2RES will have a capacity…

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