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Power Purchase Deals Signed for World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 24, 2020

SSE Renewables and Equinor, partners in the development of the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm complex in the UK North Sea, have signed 15-year offtake Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for the first two phases of what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.Separate PPAs for a total of 2.4GW across both Dogger Bank Wind Farm A and B have been concluded with external off-takers Ørsted (40% share) and Shell Energy Europe Limited (20% share)…

Polish Refiner PKN Increasing Renewables Focus. Sees Total Investment at $37B in 2020-2030

15 hours ago

Poland's biggest oil refiner PKN Orlen expects to invest around 140 billion zlotys ($37.45 billion) over the next ten years as it shifts focus to building clean energy sources rather than oil refining, it said on Monday.The company said in September…

Top Six European Oil Firms Have Over 28GW of Renewables Capacity in Pipeline

Nov 27, 2020

European international oil companies (IOCs) are leading the way in terms of progressing strategies for renewable power growth, ahead of US players that have not, so far, made the same switch, energy intelligence firm GlobalData said.According to Global Data…

RCG Appoints Floating Wind Expert

Nov 23, 2020

Advisory company Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) has appointed floating offshore wind specialist Dan Kyle Spearman to lead its global floating offshore wind practice.'As floating offshore wind will be a key renewable energy technology in the energy transition to net zero carbon emissions…

Seacat Services Orders Two Crew Transfer Vessels

Nov 23, 2020

UK-based offshore wind farm support vessel operator, Seacat Services has ordered two more Chartwell 24 crew transfer vessels.The two vessels – to be named Seacat Sceptre and Seacat Sovereign – are designed by Chartwell Marine, and will be the…

RWE Sells 49% Stake in Humber Gateway Wind Farm for $863M

Nov 23, 2020

Renewable energy giant RWE has agreed to sell to Greencoat a 49% stake in the Humber Gateway wind farm offshore the UK for GBP 648 million ($863 million). 'The disposal is part of RWE’s capital rotation program and the proceeds will be used to finance further growth in the renewable energy business…

European Union Eyes Mammoth Expansion of Offshore Wind Farms

Nov 20, 2020

The European Union unveiled plans on Thursday to transform its electricity system to rely mostly on renewables within a decade and increase its offshore wind energy capacity 25-fold by 2050.Renewable sources like wind and solar provide roughly a third of EU electricity today…

Windthrust Working on All-in-one Floating Port and Installation Vessel for Offshore Wind Sector

Nov 19, 2020

Windthrust, a subsidiary of Australian-based, National Ports Corporation, has revealed plans for a 300 meters long, combined self-propelled floating port and installation vessel for foundations, wind turbines, and substation - named the Oceandock LX…

Sif-Smulders JV to Build Monopiles and Transition Pieces for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Nov 19, 2020

SSE and Equinor, as developers of the giant Dogger Bank offshore wind farm project in the UK, have ordered monopiles and transition pieces for the Dogger Bank A & B phases. The monopiles and transition pieces will be built by the Sif-Smulders joint venture…

UK: Boris Johnson Outlines 10-point Green Plan with up to 250,000 Jobs

Nov 18, 2020

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday set out a ten-point plan for 'a green industrial revolution' which promises to create and support up to 250,000 British jobs.'Covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies…

UK: SSE, Scottish Power, National Grid to Develop 4GW Subsea Power Link

Nov 16, 2020

British utilities SSE, Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power and grid operator National Grid will develop a 4 gigawatt (GW) power link between Scotland and England, they said on Monday.The multi-billion pound project, called the Eastern Link, will…

CorPower Secures 10-year Marine License in Portugal for Wave Energy Project

Nov 13, 2020

CorPower Ocean, a Sweden-based developer of wave energy converters, has secured a 10-year license marine license in Portugal.The company said the license provides a ‘Permit for the Private Use of the Maritime Space’ up to 12 miles off the coast of Aguçadoura in northern Portugal…

Eni, HitecVision Form Offshore Wind Firm in Norway

Nov 11, 2020

Italian oil giant Eni and the Norwegian energy investment firm HitecVision have announced today the establishment of a new joint venture company, Vårgrønn, with the aim of developing new green energy projects in Norway and the Nordic market…

DNV GL Releases Class Rules for Floating Offshore Wind

Nov 10, 2020

The floating offshore wind industry, currently at its beginnings, is set for massive growth in the years to come, which has now led the classification society DNV GL to released the first integrated rule set for floating offshore wind structures…

Vattenfall to Step Up Offshore Wind Partnerships, New CEO Says

Nov 06, 2020

Vattenfall's new CEO, Anna Borg, will increasingly partner with other companies rather than go it alone to grow its portfolio of European offshore wind projects, she told Reuters.Formerly the CFO at the company, Borg took over from Magnus Hall on Nov…

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