Author: Francesco

Market survey by EUPD shows BYD Battery-Box has the largest market share for residential pv energy storage systems in Germany

Shenzhen/Berlin, June 13, 2022 – The market analysts of EUPD expect 200,000 residential storage systems to be installed in 2022. On the supplier side the analysts see BYD Battery-Box as the leading brand with the highest market share. BYD Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rechargeable batteries, is delighted by the strong… Read more »

Nabrawind’s BladeRunner executes a 20-ton blade exchange in an ACCIONA Energía wind farm

BladeRunner, the crane less blade replacement system developed by Nabrawind, has been used to execute a demonstrator maneuver for ACCIONA Energía in Aragon (Spain), consisting of the uninstallation and installation of a brand new Nordex N149 blade. This was BladeRunner’s first operation with blades over 20 tones and 70 meters, confirming the applicability of this… Read more »

UK Offshore Wind Skills Intelligence Report

A new report published today (June 13) by the Offshore Wind Industry Council shows a surge in the number of people working in the UK offshore wind industry, and a substantial increase in the billions of pounds of private investment which the sector is attracting every year. Responding, Charlotte Stamper, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish… Read more »

Belfast-headquartered Ridgeway secures deal with its first French offshore wind farm

Saint-Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm will use Ridgeway Rockbags for cable stabilisation and protection Belfast-based Ridgeway, through its European distribution partners, has secured a contract with its first French client to use Kyowa Filter Units, known as Rockbags in the UK and Europe.  Saint Nazaire is a 480MW offshore wind farm being developed in the Loire-Atlantique… Read more »

SeaRenergy appoints Product Leads to serve ambitious targets for global Offshore Wind

After more than a decade of delivering successful projects in North and Baltic Sea, SeaRenergy takes its activities to the next level to serve the ambitious announcements of global offshore wind development targets which comprise 270 GW still in this decade. Hamburg, 2nd June 2022. Too be able to respond to the global, fast developing,… Read more »

Marine Coordination Services supports Ballast Nedam in Windplanblauw foundation installation

Ballast Nedam has contracted Terschelling-based Marine Coordination Services BV (MCS) to support their foundation construction activities for the nearshore part of the Windplanblauw wind energy project in Flevoland. In the north-west corner of the province of Flevoland, 24 wind turbines will be installed in two rows in the IJsselmeer, just outside a dyke. Ballast Nedam,… Read more »

DEME’s next generation vessel ‘Orion’ successfully installs first monopile at Arcadis Ost 1

First floating monohulled installation vessel able to install giant foundations Deploying ‘Orion’, the newest member of the DEME fleet and the most innovative vessel in the offshore wind industry, DEME Offshore has successfully installed the first XXL monopile at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in Germany. DEME’s revolutionary, floating DP3 offshore installation vessel… Read more »

Allspeeds cable cutting and gripper at Global Offshore Wind 2022

Improving the efficiency of cable lay, and cable recovery, is the theme of the Allspeeds stand (no. 254) at Global Offshore Wind 2022 in Manchester. Allspeeds’ Webtool cutters and gripper streamline both cable deployment and recovery, as well as providing emergency cutting contingency.  Around the globe, the growth in offshore energy has led to wind… Read more »

Solution for a long-term and viable capital structure

As communicated in earlier stock exchange announcements dated 31st March, 29th April and 1st June 2022, ZITON A/S (“ZITON”) and its majority shareholder have had ongoing discussions with holders of its financial indebtedness to reach a solution for a long-term and viable capital structure. The parties have reached an agreement in principle and have entered… Read more »

Kaskasi offshore wind farm underway – more than 50 percent of foundations successfully installed

Hamburg, June 13th 2022. Construction work for RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm north of Helgoland progressed rapidly in the spring. Using the Buss Terminal Eemshaven as a base port, more than 50 percent of the foundations have already been successfully installed. “We are pleased that our partner Buss was able to provide the necessary space… Read more »

InnoVent to implement Nabrawind’s BladeRunner for 3MW turbines

The crane less blade installation and de-installation system will be available for blade maintenance and substitution in France, Sweden and Morocco The French developer InnoVent will implement Nabrawind’s BladeRunner crane-less blade installation and de-installation system for its 3MW wind turbines. The BladeRunner will specifically carry out manoeuvres for the WWD3, meaning the system will operate… Read more »

Tech superstars to boost offshore wind industry in North East of England

Eight UK companies have secured a spot in Launch Academy North East, a Cleantech Offshore Renewables Accelerator programme from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult for the North East of England. The successful companies – Hyserve Marine, Walker Subsea, Pharos Offshore, Three60 Mapping, PWG Connections, Pipeflex Systems, Seismic Space, and INEX Microtechnology – took part… Read more »

RWE acquires 1.4-gigawatt power plant from Vattenfall and develops Eemshaven site into a leading energy and hydrogen hub in Northwest Europe

RWE will acquire the gas-fired power plant ‘Magnum’ at Eemshaven, the Netherlands, in the province of Groningen from Vattenfall. The two companies have signed an agreement to this effect. The plant, which has been in operation since 2013, is one of the most modern power plants of its kind and has an installed capacity of… Read more »

Saitec plans the installation of a pre-commercial pilot park on the Costa Brava

Girona (Catalonia, Spain), June 2, 2022. The Spanish engineering company Saitec has announced its interest in developing a pre-commercial pilot park with 5 units and a total potential of 50MW in the Mediterranean Sea in 2025. The offshore wind turbines will use SATH technology in open sea in Girona, specifically in an area located more… Read more »

Jan De Nul orders high-end crane simulator for its new offshore installation vessels Voltaire and Les Alizés

This autumn, Jan De Nul welcomes two new Next-Generation offshore installation vessels: the Jack-Up Installation Vessel Voltaire and the Heavy Lift Vessel Les Alizés will be a serious size larger than their look-alikes currently available on the offshore installation market. Thanks to their size and unrivalled lifting capacity, both vessels will be able to install… Read more »

Australia must get serious about battery power if we’re a chance at Net Zero by 2050

Australia would take at least 250 years to become fully reliant on renewable energy based on the current rate of battery take-up, according to the inventor of new technology to fast-track clean energy. Only a massive increase in battery storage capacity would ensure the nation has enough renewable energy to cope with an expected tripling… Read more »

From the Arctic to the Sahara, ABB’s MV switchgear testing goes extreme

An innovative Climatic Test Chamber in Brno, Czech Republic, will be used to test all ABB energized indoor MV switchgear panels, to ensure they keep the power on 24/7 in the harshest of operating environments.  ABB has invested €700,000 to create the state-of-the-art test facility, which is the first of its type in Europe. The… Read more »

WIND Lands the Cable Storage for TenneT’s Dutch and German Offshore Grid Connection Systems

The contract scope includes: Supply of cable storage equipment Execution of cable transfers Management and storage of spare export cables The first cable for Hollandse Kust Noord will arrive with WIND before the end of Q2 this year. For the foreseeable future,  further spare cables will be stored at WIND’s spacious cable storage and repair… Read more »

WinGD introduces compact on-engine emissions solution for X-DF portfolio

Swiss marine power company WinGD has introduced an on-engine version of its popular iCER system, enabling the emissions reduction technology to be installed without impact on engine footprint. The development is part of WinGD’s commitment to making decarbonisation as simple as possible for ship operators. iCER is the first X-DF2.0 technology introduced to further boost… Read more »

Catapult maritime decarbonisation projects drive innovations vital to achieving Net Zero

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s five Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) projects ended in March 2022, progressing world-leading innovations and significant strides towards wider maritime decarbonisation. The five projects, representing £3.3m in funding from the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK, helped pave the way towards a future of zero-emissions… Read more »

Stora Enso and Modvion partner to expand the use of wood for wind turbine towers

Stora Enso and wood technology company Modvion are partnering to establish wood as the material of choice for wind turbine towers. The collaboration’s purpose is to demonstrate the vast possibilities in using wood in demanding constructions. Modvion builds wind turbine towers with laminated veneer lumber (LVL), which proportionate to its weight is stronger than steel…. Read more »

Qcells Announces Solar Panel Manufacturing Expansion Will Be in Dalton, Georgia

[Seoul, South Korea, May 26, 2022] Qcells, the world’s leading clean energy solutions provider, announces today that its new solar panel manufacturing facility will be located in Dalton, Georgia. The $171 million investment will boost production of advanced photovoltaic modules that will help the U.S. achieve its goals of decarbonizing the electric grid and creating… Read more »

Renewables industry campaigns for supply chain growth

Scottish Renewables presents five actions which The Scottish Government could take to boost net-zero supply chain Industry body Scottish Renewables has launched a new campaign calling on The Scottish Government to deliver crucial support for the country’s low-carbon supply chain – or risk home-grown firms missing out on lucrative contracts. The campaign, Supporting Scotland’s Renewable… Read more »

Safer, Faster and more Cost-efficient Wind Turbine Blade Replacement

Richardson, Texas, USA — The wind energy market demands constant innovation from its supply chain, as Crosby Airpes’s craneless wind turbine rotor blade exchange system proves. As wind farm operators meet unprecedented demand for new turbines, they must also maintain installed towers, nacelles, and other components. Central to that work is removal and replacement of… Read more »

EDPR enters into agreement with Lhyfe to foster renewable hydrogen

Upon the successful completion of the capital increase carried out by Lhyfe in the initial public offering and listing on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris, EDPR entered into an agreement with the French company to jointly identify, develop, build, and manage renewable hydrogen production projects. Madrid (Spain) / Nantes (France), May 24, 2022…. Read more »

Enel to Provide Reliable and Sustainable Electricity across its Networks with world’s first 24kV SF6-free Ring Main Units

Enel Global Infrastructure & Networks will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide reliable and sustainable power across its networks in Italy and Spain thanks to the installation of ABB’s innovative SF6-free Ring Main Units (RMUs), specifically designed for Enel’s requirements. The project represents an important step towards delivering increasingly sustainable power grids, as ABB’s low… Read more »

ONYX Insight’s fleetMONITOR software was rolled out to over 250 wind turbines in Italy, Germany and France, helping ERG optimising O&M of its diverse fleet

Genoa, Italy, 24 May — Italy’s leading renewable energy producer, ERG, has signed a five-year software deal with ONYX Insight, a leading provider of predictive data analytics and engineering expertise to the global wind industry. The agreement enables ERG to use ONYX Insight’s cloud-based analytics platform fleetMONITOR to increase component lead times and reduce operations and… Read more »

Meet the VelociWrapperTM, a Newly Patented Creature Speeding up Clean Energy Installations

HILDALE, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The VelociWrapperTM Company is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for our flagship product, the VelociWrapperTM , a cable-wrapping machine that significantly increases speed, bolsters efficiency, and reduces costs for wind and solar farm installations in the renewable energy construction sector…. Read more »

Where Art Meets Science: The Novartis Pavill Opens in Basel, Switzerland

The Novartis Pavillon designed by AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi has opened in Basel, Switzerland. The organic photovoltaics global leader ASCA, an ARMOR group company, functionally designed and produced more than 10,000 diamond- and triangle-shaped solar modules with ten different sizes and laminated them into polycarbonate. As they can take any shape and size,… Read more »

TrinaTracker launches SuperTrack a smart tracker control system that increases power production by up to 3% to 8%

May 12th 2022, TrinaTracker, a leading tracker solutions provider, launches SuperTrack, an innovative smart control system and showcases Vanguard 1P tracker at the Intersolar Europe Exhibition in Munich. SuperTrack includes a Smart Tracking algorithm that increases energy production by up to 3% to 8% compared with the conventional tracking algorithms. SuperTrack intelligent tracking combines Smart… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum Opens New Leak Detection and Vacuum Technology Facility in Indianapolis, Indiana

Asslar, May 16, 2022. Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading providers of vacuum and leak detection solutions for the semiconductor as well as the analytical, industrial and research & development markets, opened up a new 40,000 square foot facility on May 13th. This state-of-the-art facility is located at 4037 Guion Lane, Indianapolis, Indiana. The… Read more »

Extend Lifespan of Wind Turbine Blades with New Leading Edge Repair and Protection Solution

In response to growing market demand, polymeric technology company, Belzona, now offers a complete leading edge repair and protection solution. Optimised to be easy-to-apply, fast-curing and hard-wearing, the combination of Belzona 5711 and Belzona 5721 is specially designed to fortify wind turbine blades with outstanding protection against leading edge erosion for the long term. Fast,… Read more »

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP has today (May 11) announced details of signatories to the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council’s Collaborative Framework Charter.

Responding, Emma Harrick, Energy Transition and Supply Chain Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “Today’s announcement of the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council’s (SOWEC) Collaborative Framework Charter signatories demonstrates the commitment of the ScotWind project developers in working collaboratively for the benefit of Scotland’s ports and suppliers. “With a short-term offshore wind pipeline of 6.9GW and… Read more »

Soltec supplies SFOne to generate 83 MW in new Minas Gerais project, Brazil

Murcia, May 11, 2022.– Soltec, integrated supplier of solutions for solar tracking photovoltaic plants, will supply trackers capable of generating 83 MW in a new solar plant in the Minas Gerais region, Brazil. The solar plant, owned by Mercury Renew, Solatio and Sunrise, will be equipped with Soltec’s single-axis SFOne tracker. Over 154,000 modules and… Read more »