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Belgian Firms Unveil Harsh-environment Offshore Floating Solar Tech

Mar 08, 2023

The Belgian companies DEME, Tractebel, and Jan De Nul on Wednesday introduced a new harsh-environment offshore floating solar technology called SEAVOLT.According to the three firms, SEAVOLT technology (patent pending) can withstand harsh offshore conditions while creating large surfaces that are protected from the waves. 'The modular design allows for easy adaptation to different sites and demands…

Nova Innovation's Floating Solar Technology Powers Forth Ports' HQ

Nov 09, 2023

Marine energy firm Nova Innovation has installed a marine floating solar demonstrator to power Forth Ports’ headquarters in the Port of Leith, Scotland.'Nova’s expertise in managing subsea power stations has paved the way for the development of robust floating solar technology…

Oceans of Energy and DNV Collaborate to Unlock the Power of Offshore Solar in the North Sea

Oct 09, 2023

The independent energy expert and assurance provider DNV has partnered up with Oceans of Energy, a Dutch company specializing in offshore solar technology, services, operations, and ecological and energy systems research, to accelerate the deployment and scaling of offshore solar technologies…

Danish Green Energy Investor CIP Secures $6B for New Fund

Jul 11, 2023

Danish green investment company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has raised 5.6 billion euros ($6.13 billion) for its latest fundand expects to meet its full 12 bln euro target amid undiminished global investor appetite, it said on Monday…

G7 Ministers Set Big New Targets for Solar and Offshore Wind Capacity

Apr 17, 2023

The Group of Seven rich nations on Sunday set big new collective targets for solar power and offshore wind capacity, agreeing to speed up renewable energy development and move toward a quicker phase-out of fossil fuels.But they stopped short…

CIMC Raffles Delivers China's First Semi-submersible Floating Solar Power Platform

Apr 11, 2023

China's CIMC Raffles, best known to Offshore Engineer readers for its offshore drilling rig construction project, has recently launched and delivered China's first semi-submersible offshore floating solar power platform.According to CIMC, the…

China Energy Plans 1000 MW Floating Solar Plant in Zimbabwe

Mar 28, 2023

China Energy Engineering Corp. (China Energy) has proposed the construction of a 1,000-megawatt floating solar plant on Zimbabwe's Kariba dam at a cost of nearly $1 billion, documents showed on Monday.The southern African country is currently generating less than half of its 1…

Inside BP's Plan to Reset Renewables as Oil and Gas Boom

Mar 07, 2023

BP hasn't fallen out of love with renewables. It just wants to have more power. CEO Bernard Looney's pursuit of green energy outstripped all rivals three years ago when he outlined a radical blueprint to move away from fossil fuels. Last month he applied the brakes…

Saudi ACWA Power to Build Two Floating Solar Plants in Indonesia

Nov 01, 2022

Indonesia's state-owned electricity utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero) or PLN, has selected Saudi developer ACWA Power Company to develop two floating solar PV projects.The projects will contribute to Indonesia's goal of achieving its renewable energy target of 23% by 2025…

Shell, Petronas Develop Rosmari-Marjoram Gas Fields in Malaysia Using Solar-powered Offshore Platform

Sep 05, 2022

International oil major Shell has, together with Malaysia's Petronas, reached a final investment decision (FID) to develop the Rosmari-Marjoram deepwater sour gas fields, discovered in 2014, offshore Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia.Shell,which is the operator of the project with an 80 percent stake…

RWE Brings Online Its First Floating Solar Plant

Jul 01, 2022

RWE has commissioned its first floating photovoltaic (PV) project. The project consists of around 13,400 solar panels that float on a lake near the Amer power plant in Geertruidenberg, in the Netherlands’ province of Noord- Brabant. The floating solar field has an installed capacity of 6…

Portugal's EDP to Scale Up Offshore Solar Plants in Southeast Asia

Jul 01, 2022

Portugal's main utility EDP will scale up its offshore floating solar farms in Southeast Asia, hoping to get a big slice of 16 gigawatt of photovoltaic power the region is expected to install over rivers and seas by 2030.EDP Chief Executive…

Floating Solar Potential is Huge, But Not Without Challenges, DNV Says

May 11, 2022

The potential global capacity for deploying floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) power is currently around 4 terawatts (TW) and installed capacity will reach 10 gigawatts (GW) worldwide by 2025, energy expert and assurance provider DNV said Wednesday…

German Firm Builds Floating Solar Plant on Quarry Lake

Apr 12, 2022

A German company will next month switch on a floating solar power plant it has built on a quarry lake, a rapidly-installed, renewable technology it says could help wean the country off Russian fossil fuels.BayWa r.e. said on Monday the photovoltaic…

Australia: Pilot Energy, Triangle Energy Terminate Proposed Farm-out and Cliff Head Solar, Wind JV

Feb 02, 2022

ASX-listed oil and gas company Pilot Energy Limited said Tuesday its proposed agreements with Triangle Energy to farm out a part of a block off W. Australia and create a solar and wind joint venture would not go ahead as the Australian regulators have refused to grant the necessary approvals…

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