Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Clean Electricity News

Hutchinson to Provide Platforms for Hornsea 2

Each Suspended Internal Platform (SIP) towers at 12m in height. Image: Ørsted

Offshore wind specialists, EEW Group has contracted has contracted UK outfit Hutchinson Engineering for the fabrication and on-site assembly of 30 suspended internal platforms (SIPs)  for Orsted's 1386MW Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm off eastern England.The SIPs are highly complex steel components, each weighing 10 tonnes and towering 12m high…

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Generates First Power

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The first turbine of the 1,218-MW Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm in the North Sea, the world’s biggest such facility, has been installed and is now generating power.Matthew Wright, UK managing director of Danish energy group Ørsted A/S, described the installation of the first turbine as "a globally significant milestone".Ørsted…

Hornsea One Export Cable Installation Completed

Tideway's new cable and installation vessel Living Stone, one of more than 35 vessels involved in the installation. (Photo: Ørsted)

The installation of export cables at the world's largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea One in the North Sea off the coast of England, has been completed several months ahead of schedule, Danish operator Ørsted announced Tuesday.With offshore export cables totaling 467km, plus an onshore cable route of 38km connecting each of the three strings to the national grid…

​​​​Cambodia to Boost Clean Energy Use

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Cambodia will push ahead with plans to use hydropower and coal to electrify the entire country by 2020, but solar energy will play some role, especially in remote areas, an energy ministry official said on Wednesday.The Southeast Asian nation has electrified rapidly since 2000, when only 16 percent of the population had access to power…

Mexican Wave Energy Project Moving Forward

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Energy from the ocean breakers that pound Mexico’s Pacific Coast could soon be turned into electricity as an Israeli joint venture finalizes permits and financing for the country’s first wave energy plant.Wave power development has long lagged renewable rivals such as solar, but Eco Wave Power says it could prove an…

UK to Provide 557 mln stg Funding for Renewables

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The British government confirmed on Wednesday up to 557 million pounds ($734 million) of funding for the next clean electricity auctions for less-established renewables. The next so-called contracts-for-difference (CfD) auction will take place in spring 2019, the government said in a statement but has not yet confirmed how much will be available for that auction.

DONG, CWind Extend Crew Transfer Vessel Contract

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CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, informs that DONG Energy, one of the key energy groups in Northern Europe, has granted CWind a two-year extension to its existing three-year Crew Transfer Vessel contract at the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea. CWind, the offshore power focused business of Global Marine Group (GMG)…

ABB Transformers for the Most Powerful Wind Turbines

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ABB will deploy 40 special transformers to equip wind turbines for an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea. The MHI Vestas Offshore Wind turbines are 195 m (640 ft) tall - around two-thirds the height of the Eiffel Tower - and weigh 1000 metric tons, approximately double a fully-loaded Airbus A380 plane. Its 80 m (262…

ABB to Link Offshore Wind Farm to UK Grid

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ABB has won an order worth more than $250 million from the Danish energy company DONG Energy to deliver a 220-kilovolt (kV) high-voltage cable system that will connect the Hornsea Project One Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea to the UK mainland grid. This is the third project that ABB will execute for DONG Energy…

Energy from the Ocean: The Ocean Thermal Energy Converter

A 1MW plant developed by the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO) which will be built for installation off the coast of South Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, in the South Pacific Ocean.

Despite historic lows in traditional oil and gas energy markets, research and develoment continues in earnest on a number of projects designed to produce green energy. The latest, an Ocean Thermal Energy Converter (OTEC) from KRISO, received Approval in Principle from classification society Bureau Veritas. KRISO (Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean engineering)…

German Battery Maker Launches Scheme to Share Solar Power

German battery maker Sonnenbatterie has launched a scheme to connect households with solar panels and other consumers, aiming to better distribute surpluses of the renewable energy and help members to become more independent of conventional suppliers. The start-up company hopes the scheme, called "sonnenCommunity", will boost demand for its batteries which store solar power…

Doosan Fuel Cell Closes Another Deal in S. Korea

Press release - Connecticut’s Doosan Fuel Cell has finalized a partnership with Korea Western Power and Serveone, an LG affiliated company, to manufacture  11 fuel cells (five megawatts) in its South Windsor, Connecticut production facility. Once installed, the PureCell Model 400 power plants will generate clean electricity for nearly 3,000 homes in the Seoul suburb of Incheon.

DONG Plans World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

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DONG Energy announced today it has decided to construct the 660MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located in the Irish Sea, approximately 19 kilometersm off the west coast of Britain. The final investment decision has been made after securing all necessary consents from authorities, completing site assessments…

DONG Energy Decides to Build 660-MW UK Wind Farm

Press release - Danish utility DONG Energy <IPO-DONG.CO> has decided to build the 660-megawatt Walney Extension offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea off Britain, it said on Wednesday. The final investment decision has been made after securing all necessary consents from authorities and signing most of the supply and installation contracts for the project.

Nordex Wins Turkish Turbine Contract

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Nordex has received a further contract from the Turkish customer Erdem Holding. The manufacturer will deliver of 20 N117/2400 turbines for the “Bagarasi” wind farm. The order also includes a premium-service contract for a minimum period of five years. “Bagarasi” is located in Aydin, 90 kilometres south east of Izmir, close to the Aegan coast of Turkey.

IKEA Looks to Carbon, Environmental Policies

Swedish furniture firm to analyse internal carbon price. IKEA has 700,000 solar panels on its stores; on track to get all wood from sustainable sources by 2020. IKEA Group, the world's biggest furniture retailer, may introduce an internal carbon emissions price to help its drive to protect the environment and create a "new and better" company, chief executive Peter Agnefjall said.

ABB, Vestas to Electrify Off-grid African Areas

ABB and Vestas today signed a partnership agreement whereby they will contribute with their respective technologies to help rural communities in developing markets gain access to affordable clean electricity. The two companies will jointly deliver power technology and system integration solutions for remote off-grid and microgrid communities.

Partners Deliver Modular Floating Tidal Energy Platform

rendering of the platform, courtesy of Damen

A group of offshore companies, including Bluewater, Damen and Van Oord among others, has partnered for a floating tidal energy platform a project to generate clean electricity, marking the first time that a floating tidal platform is used for electricity production into the Dutch grid. Set to become operational in the first half of 2015…

ABB Wins $100m Cable Contract for Kreigers Flak

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth over $100 million from Energinet.dk, the Danish transmission system operator, to build an alternating current (AC) cable system that will enable the integration and transmission of power from the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm to the mainland grid.