Author: Chris Griffiths

Price Increase Announcement for Seamless Tubing Program

SANDVIKEN, SWEDEN, September 23, 2021 As a consequence of current market conditions, Sandvik Materials Technology is introducing a price increase for its seamless tubing program across all regions globally. This includes Hydraulic and Instrumentation tubing, High temperature tubing, Heat Exchanger tubing, Fertilizer tubing and Compound tubing. Price increases will be in the range of 5-10%… Read more »

Nordex Group receives order for 27 MW from Poland

Hamburg, 23 September 2021. The Nordex Group has received another order from Poland. For its regular customer, KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG (“KGAL”), the manufacturer is supplying nine N131/3000 turbines for the 27 MW “Rywald” wind farm. In addition to installation and commissioning, the order also includes a Premium Service contract for the… Read more »

Strategic Marine announces new 42m Gen 4 Fast Crew Boat

New design offers expanded operating capabilities, lower emissions and fuel efficiency Enhanced safety and comfort features from previous generations Options include motion compensated gangway, gyro-stabilizer and semi-autonomous system Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd has announced the launch of its new Aluminium 42m Gen 4 Fast Crew Boat (FCB) design. The vessel comes with a highly… Read more »

Newcastle energy consultancy The Green Energy Advice Bureau to offer guaranteed interviews to affected Green employees

A Newcastle energy consultancy is offering guaranteed interviews to staff affected by the recent closure of supplier Green. The Green Energy Advice Bureau which specialises in the procurement of renewable business energy is offering numerous sales roles with an October 4 start date. The company growth goes against the current trend in the energy sector… Read more »

Alfa Laval joins over 150 industry leaders in the call for decisive government action to enable full decarbonization of international shipping by 2050

As a signatory of the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization, Alfa Laval joins maritime peers in urging world leaders to align shipping with the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal. The document implores governments to facilitate the decarbonization steps already being taken in the private sector, enabling zero-emission shipping to become the default choice by 2030…. Read more »

Delta Introduces New M15A/M20A Flex Inverters for Use in PV plants on Residential and Small Commercial Buildings

Optimised fan-less design delivers whisper-quiet operation Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, presents the new multi-MPPT inverters M15A Flex and M20A Flex with outputs of 16.5kVA and 22 kVA respectively. The new inverters are an extension to the Flex series, with their design concept inherited from the M70A Flex. M15A Flex… Read more »

GridBeyond Supports Greencoat Renewables with the Delivery of Their First Energy Storage Project

Greencoat Renewables PLC, a leading investor in renewable energy infrastructure assets, has chosen GridBeyond, an intelligent energy technology and flexibility provider, to support it in maximising the benefits from its first energy storage project. As part of the continued development of its existing 633 MW generation portfolio of wind and solar assets, Greencoat Renewables is… Read more »

Biral strengthens development team with new lead engineer

22 September 2021 – Bristol, UK: Leading meteorological experts, Biral, has announced the expansion of its engineering team with the appointment of Henry Olver as its new Lead Engineer. Henry has a background in Research and Development, an area in which he has more than 20 years of mechanical engineering and industrial R&D experience, and… Read more »

CRP Subsea launches new subsea Motion Stabiliser technology to mitigate instability on cables, umbilicals and flowlines

CRP Subsea is launching its new Motion Stabiliser technology, specifically designed to protect cables, umbilicals and flowlines from motion instability and damage from uncontrolled movement. Engineered to mitigate instability in both axial and lateral directions, the unique Motion Stabiliser design includes customisable fins that anchor into the seabed increasing overall resistance. Paul Louvain-Walters, Business Group… Read more »

Power Roll partners with Filia to democratise solar power

Rollable solar film promises affordable, power-generating photovoltaic blackout window blinds for millions of people living in apartments 22 September, County Durham, UK. Power Roll and Filia Solar (www.filia.solar) have signed an Application Development Partner Agreement to explore the use of Power Roll’s solar film for solar PV-enabled window blackout blinds. Filia’s aim is to bring… Read more »

Simulator set to transform North Sea decommissioning and energy transition projects

An immersive simulation suite that will transform approaches to offshore decommissioning and renewable energy infrastructure projects in the North Sea was officially launched in the north-east of Scotland today (Tuesday, September 21). The simulation suite is located at the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC), a global research and development hub based in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, which is… Read more »

How data is helping manufacturers to “act now” with their net zero strategies

Adam Hall, Director of Energy Services, Drax If you were to chart direct industrial emissions by each sector on a heat map, manufacturing would be red hot. Accounting for more than 60% of the UK’s total carbon emissions, manufacturing is an energy-intensive industry which has an important role to play in the country’s efforts to… Read more »

Summer 2022 price cap predicted to rise to £1,455

Despite the Winter 2021-22 default tariff price cap being a new record at £1,277, the latest forecast from Cornwall Insight modelling indicates that the Summer 2022 cap will see a further increase of approximately 14% increase against the Winter 2021-22 cap – taking the Summer 2022 cap to £1,455 per annum for a typical dual… Read more »

WinGD takes holistic approach to marine decarbonisation with ecosystem of solutions

Engine developer WinGD has developed an ecosystem of solutions around the main engine that enhances energy efficiency and enables a seamless transition to new fuels – the two keys to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with International Maritime Organization ambitions. The WinGD solutions deploy digital vessel optimisation and battery-hybrid energy systems to improve… Read more »

Morningstar Corporation’s Advanced Solar Technology Helps Oil & Gas Production Facilities Reduce Carbon Emissions

‘Digital oilfields’ are going solar to reduce carbon emissions, minimize maintenance, and maximize power availability for efficiency and safety Newtown, PA, USA, Sept. 20th, 2021 – Morningstar Corporation announced today its TriStarTM solar charge controllers are installed in a group of solar-plus-energy storage systems for major oil companies in locations around the globe. The advanced… Read more »

SSEN Transmission has today (September 20) released a report exploring the impact of the current Transmission charging regime on meeting the UK’s legally binding net zero emissions target; focusing specifically on impact for offshore wind developers.

Responding, Ben Miller, Senior Policy Manager of Scottish Renewables, said: “Today’s report from SSEN Transmission highlights how transmission charging currently acts as a barrier to Scotland playing its full part in support of the UK’s ambitious 2030 offshore wind target. “Scotland’s strong winds, deep waters and offshore expertise mean we have the potential to lead… Read more »

Ridley promises to smash barriers to using subsea robotics in offshore wind

Development of a submersible mothership for large robotics is set to break down innovation barriers to mass adoption of subsea robotics at offshore wind farms Aberdeen technology developer HonuWorx and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult are set to demonstrate a concept for a submersible mothership that will make subsea robotics a sustainable and cost-effective… Read more »

Largest debt fundraising to date

Enpal secures € 345 million funding from BlackRock funds and accounts, Pricoa Private Capital, UniCredit and other institutional investors ● Enpal has raised € 345 million of committed debt from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Pricoa Private Capital, UniCredit and other institutional investors. For Enpal, this marks the largest debt fundraising to date. ●… Read more »

New Industry Collaboration to Accelerate Celtic Sea Offshore Wind Development

A new Celtic Sea Cluster will accelerate offshore wind creating more than 29,000 UK jobs and delivering £43.6bn in UK gross value add (GVA)[1] by 2050 and boost industry in Wales and the South West. The Celtic Sea Cluster aims to accelerate floating wind, responding to the growing number of project developers keen to harness… Read more »

FIMER TO POWER UP INTERSOLAR 2021 WITH NEW INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

FIMER is set to unveil its new era of technologies at Intersolar 2021, including the world premiere of its ‘best-in-class’ platforms for residential applications. Intersolar 2021 will mark the official launch of FIMER’s new residential platforms, which combine the latest technological innovations with high-end design features, as well as providing a first look at its… Read more »

K2 MANAGEMENT APPOINTED AS OWNER’S ENGINEER FOR TSV INVESTMENT’S GIA LAI ONSHORE WIND PROJECTS

One of Vietnam’s largest owner’s engineer agreements will cover the Kông Yang (175MW) and Cư An (175MW) projects  Ho Chi Minh City, 20th September 2021 – K2 Management (K2M), a leading renewable energy consultancy, has been appointed as owner’s engineer for two of TSV Investment’s onshore wind projects in Vietnam that will receive support from the United States Agency for International Development… Read more »

Delta to Showcase New High-Power M250HV Solar Inverters and High-Efficiency Flex Series 3-Phase Inverters at Intersolar 2021

Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, will be exhibiting its new solar photovoltaic inverters at Intersolar 2021 in Munich from October 6–8. The highlight of the booth includes the brand new M250HV, with input voltages from 550 to 1500 VDC specially designed for large ground-mounted PV plants; and the new Flex… Read more »

Wind industry satisfied after successful on-site trade fair in Husum

About 8,500 trade visitors visited the HUSUM Wind fair / 387 exhibitors and associations draw a positive balance / CEO Klaus Liermann: “The fair was buzzing almost as in normal times” Husum | 17 September 2021 – Today marks the end of HUSUM Wind 2021, the industry’s first major on-site trade fair this year. Around… Read more »

Major Progress Made for Harland & Wolff

Harland & Wolff, the wholly owned subsidiary of InfraStrata plc, soon to be known as Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc is pleased to share a news update which highlights key successes across its Belfast and Appledore sites, and the progression it has seen in both the Fleet Solid Support Warships and National Flagship competitions…. Read more »

World-leading WindEnergy Hamburg with new H2 Expo and Conference

Hamburg, 17 September 2021 – One year from now WindEnergy Hamburg 2022 will launch its innovative H2 Expo and Conferencewhich will span the entire spectrum of hydrogen technology. What is more, for the first time the conference programme of the world’s leading wind industry expo will be open to all visitors free of charge, right… Read more »

The Scottish Affairs Committee has today (September 17) released a report calling for transmission charges and grid investment to be equally shared across the UK to help strengthen the Scottish renewables sector.

Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “We welcome today’s report from the Scottish Affairs Committee which calls for a review into the imbalance of transmission network charging across the UK which acts as a barrier to the development of renewable energy technologies in Scotland and affects the ability to invest in a grid… Read more »

Energy industry body recognised for Covid-19 response

Energy Networks Association (ENA) has been shortlisted as a finalist for a prestigious award in two categories for its response to the global pandemic. ENA, which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks, is a finalist in the Covid Response Awards run by GCN Events. The energy industry body joins other notable finalists including BBC Education, Channel… Read more »

Jan De Nul’s safe and sustainable business are recognised by Voka and IADC

The efforts of Jan De Nul Group to always work in a safe and sustainable way have been recognised. Last night, Voka East Flanders honoured Jan De Nul with the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Today, Jan De Nul has received the Safety Award 2021 from the sector federation IADC. Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship… Read more »

Sustainable solar powered clothes: Art by Physicist teamed up with ARMOR ASCA

Sept. 16, 2021. Art by Physicist, a Silicon Valley tech-fashion startup, focusing on sustainable, electronically enhanced fashion for women, teamed up with ARMOR ASCA to create solar-powered clothes allowing people to charge their electronic devices on-the-go. This project is part of the new technology-powered collection Art by Physicist successfully launched on Kickstarter in June 2021…. Read more »

New NESTRO® Dedusters NE J – A New Criterion

The development of this new generation of dedusters from NESTRO® Lufttechnik GmbH, Germany, sets a new standard for the industry: This is the first series of dedusters equipped with IE5 reluctance motors and frequency converters. Users can save up to 22% energy costs compared to those using IE3 motors. In this way, the Thuringian company… Read more »

The future is now for autonomous solar panel cleaning

With the increasing demand for renewable energy, solar energy production is rapidly growing around the world and the size of solar plants is increasing as well. More and more nations come to realise the potential of planting solar panels in deserts which creates value on low fertility grounds. Extending up to several million square metres… Read more »

Technologies fit for a new era for utility-scale solar

The deployment of solar PV across the world is on an upward trajectory, with recent reports highlighting the growing popularity of both commercial and utility-scale projects. Despite the disruption of the past 12-18 months, in its most recent Renewable Energy Market Update, the International Energy Agency (IEA), said that in 2020, annual renewable capacity additions… Read more »

Vegetation management has a robotic future

Renu Robotics, based in San Antonio, Texas, is developing new innovations in autonomous technology for the renewable energy industry. PES spoke to CEO Tim Matus to learn more. PES: Tim, tell us how Renu Robotics is serving the renewable energy industry – particularly solar – and what’s the latest on the company’s innovations? Tim Matus:… Read more »

Offshore wind industry publishes route map on repurposing of oil and gas infrastructure for hydrogen

Report provides overview of existing policy and regulatory landscape, cost estimates for necessary supply chain and infrastructure and compares options for onshore and offshore production Report reviews capacity and interest amongst developers to support hydrogen production growth from late 2020s to 2050s Report sets out a series of recommendations for further work as part of… Read more »

FTC Solar’s New Voyager+ Solar Tracker for Large Format Modules Withstands Winds up to 120 Miles Per Hour

FTC’s proprietary damper design eliminates torsional galloping, working like a shock absorber. Company collaborated with engineering and environmental engineering consulting firms RWDI and Engineered Power Solutions (EPS) on data analysis and wind tunnel testing to independently validate structural stability. The 2P tracker is designed for modules 550 watts and higher. More than 1GW of Voyager+… Read more »