Author: Francesco

Nordex Group receives an order for 380 MW in Finland

Hamburg, 4 January 2022. At the end of 2021, the Nordex Group received an order for the 380 MW Pjelax-Böle-Kristinestad Norr wind farm cluster in Finland. Finnish utility company Fortum signed and closed an agreement with the Nordex Group to supply, install and commission 56 N163 wind turbines of the latest 6.X variant. This is… Read more »

Jan De Nul wins landmark electrification project in Abu Dhabi

A joint Venture of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Electricité de France (EDF) and Kyushu Electric Power Japan has awarded a HVDC cable installation and convertors package for the ADNOC-TAQA Lightning Project to a consortium composed of Jan De Nul Group and Samsung C&T. Jan De Nul will be in charge of the design, installation,… Read more »

Toshiba’s Transparent Cu2O Tandem Solar Top Cell Achieves 8.4% Efficiency

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it has successfully raised the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of its transparent Cu2O solar cell to 8.4%, the world’s highest level for a reported Cu2O solar cell*1. With the cell positioned as the top cell over a 25% PCE silicon cell (Cu2O-Si tandem cell), Toshiba estimates that an… Read more »

3D-Micromac AG appoints Hartmut Schubert to Chief Technology Officer

Chemnitz, January 1, 2022 – The Management Board of 3D-Micromac AG has appointed Hartmut Schubert to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) effective immediately. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic management of the company’s technology division. After successfully completing his studies in control engineering in Darmstadt, Germany, Schubert worked for VITRONIC… Read more »

Siemens Gamesa and Iberdrola partner on service contracts totaling close to 2 GW at 69 wind farms in Spain and Portugal

Siemens Gamesa and Iberdrola have signed several maintenance contracts totaling 1,928 MW at 69 of the energy group’s wind farms in Spain and Portugal for a period of between three and five years. The agreements cover a total of 1,963 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines of the G4X (660 kW unit power), G5X (850 kW), G8/9X… Read more »

Powering ahead in India: Siemens Gamesa clocks third major order for its 3.X platform with NIIF backed Ayana Renewable Power

Siemens Gamesa has secured a new order in India from Ayana Renewable Power Six Private Limited to supply a 302MW project, providing another boost to the country’s wind energy drive. A total of 84 units of the SG 3.6-145 wind turbines will be installed for the project in the Gadag district, Karnataka State. Ayana first… Read more »

Meyer Burger to bring 400 MW high-performance solar module manufacturing facility and hundreds of jobs to Arizona, plans to scale site to 1.5 GW capacity

Meyer Burger Technology AG announced today that the company is establishing a production site for high-performance solar modules in Goodyear, Arizona. The investment is an important step in meeting Meyer Burger’s commitments to produce modules near end-customers, source material from regional suppliers, and improve overall sustainability by reducing transportation emissions and optimizing the carbon footprint… Read more »

Safeway secures rental contract extension Seagull gangway for campaign offshore Taiwan

Safeway, the Dutch specialist in the design and manufacture of offshore transfer equipment has secured an extension of an existing rental contract supply the Safeway Seagull type motion-compensated gangway system on board the subsea construction vessel Topaz Tangaroa.  Safeway is presently market leader in Motion Compensated Gangways in the challenging waters of Taiwan. Safeway customers… Read more »

DNV provides certification services for Hexicon’s floating wind demonstrator project TwinWay

Høvik, 21 December 2021 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has provided Hexicon with a Statement of Feasibility for its TwinWay demonstrator which will be installed and operated at Metcentre, off the coast of Norway. With achieving this first step in the certification process, DNV considers the TwinWay concept feasible for further… Read more »

British Solar Renewables (BSR) receives planning consent for 49.9MW Fambridge Solar Park in Rochford

British Solar Renewables (BSR), the largest privately owned UK solar developer has received planning consent for the development of a 49.9 MW Solar Park and battery facility by Rochford District Council. The consented scheme will now form part of the solar developer’s fast growing portfolio of over 700MW of solar PV, in addition to its… Read more »

UKs leading heat pump supplier welcomes strict CO2 emission cuts for new homes in revised Building Regulations

New commitments to reduce CO2 emissions from homes by up to 30 percent over current standards has been welcomed by the UK’s leading supplier of ground source heat pumps, and UK-based manufacturer, Kensa Heat Pumps. Coinciding with the manufacture of it’s 10,000th heat pump, the Cornish-based company calls for the revised Building Regulations standards for… Read more »

Press release: Q CELLS supplies photovoltaic modules for TotalEnergies’ largest solar power plant in France

[Berlin, Germany, December 17, 2021] A pioneering new solar PV plant in France, constructed by French global multi-energy company TotalEnergies using Q CELLS modules, aims to set a new standard in community-supported, low-carbon renewable energy production. Totalling 55 MWp, the recently completed 75 hectare solar farm northeast of Gien, in central-northern France, produces up to… Read more »

World’s first offshore hydrogen storage concept developed by Tractebel and partners

Tractebel and partner companies have developed the world’s first offshore infrastructure and processing facilities concept for the storage of hydrogen in offshore caverns. The design study, unveiled by Tractebel Overdick GmbH’s offshore experts, outlines an innovative solution for large-scale hydrogen storage on the high seas: a scalable offshore platform for the compression and storage of… Read more »

WinGD expands engine technology investment with Global Test Centre

Swiss based marine engine technology developer WinGD continues to invest in its R&D testing infrastructure with the opening of a new collaborative Global Test Centre in Shanghai, China. The new test centre which opened on the 16 December, is a collaboration with CSPI (China Shipbuilding Power Engineering Institute Co., Ltd.) for the advancement of a… Read more »

ABB powers progress for Milan’s electric bus network

ABB’s Terra 124 chargers have been installed in the depot’s parking area. One charger can fast charge two vehicles at the same time, optimizing the installation cost and minimizing impact. The e-buses are scheduled to charge during the night when it is more cost effective, and with a range of up to 180km in normal conditions, this… Read more »

Smart Grid Technology vital to achieving net zero targets

London (UK), 17th December 2021: According to research from Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and the world’s most sustainable corporation 2021 as ranked by Corporate Knights, the seismic energy transition is having a massive impact on the power supply and grid networks, which needs to be quickly addressed as businesses buy into the net zero energy transition. Included in Schneider’s Powering Change report – developed… Read more »

The Nordex Group receives 110 MW order from Statkraft in Chile

Hamburg, 17 December 2021. Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, the Norwegian Statkraft, has placed an order with the Nordex Group for 19 N163/5.X turbines for Chile. The order also includes a Premium Service contract covering three years.  The Delta4000 turbines are intended for the 110 MW “Torsa” project. The wind farm will be built… Read more »

DemoSATH floating offshore wind platform manufacturing moves forward in the Port of Bilbao

Bilbao, 17 December, 2021. DemoSATH manufacturing works speeds up in the Port of Bilbao (Spain). The latest milestone has been the handling operation of the prototype. This consists on lifting, pivoting, and positioning the 6 precast elements that have initially been prefabricated. These elements compose the floaters of the platform and include 4 conical elements… Read more »

Bladena – Blade specialist and front runner celebrates 10-year anniversary

By Journalist, Berit Jarmin Published December 20th, 2021 How can you develop wind turbine blades with a stabilizing structure that ensures they last longer and are capable of resisting greater power? That was the objective of Find Mølholt Jensen’s research at DTU Risø carried out for 10 years which led him to establish Bladena in… Read more »

Osbit announces new appointments as part of growth strategy

Osbit, the energy transition-focused engineering company, has announced a series of new appointments as it enters a significant growth phase. As part of its expansion strategy, the business, which was recently acquired by offshore wind services company Venterra Group, has strengthened its leadership team to enhance the running of day-to-day business operations. The new appointments… Read more »

DNV Ocean’s Future to 2050: Rapid growth of offshore wind will trigger an unprecedented race for ocean space

Høvik, Norway, 16 December 2021 – The exponential growth of offshore wind power will be the main driver of a nine-fold increase in demand for ocean space by the middle of the century, according DNV’s Ocean’s Future to 2050.  The report forecasts that by midcentury, offshore wind will require ocean space which is the equivalent… Read more »

FIMER SIGNS A JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENT IN ALGERIA WITH ENIE (THE NATIONAL ENTITY FOR ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES), A HOLDING OF THE ELEC EL DJAZAIR GROUP

The agreement means that FIMER, the leading solar and e-mobility company, is officially the only local manufacturer of photovoltaic inverters for the Algerian market. Thanks to the agreement signed on December 14th 2021, FIMER and ENIE will collaborate on the local production of photovoltaic inverters to support all national government tenders and the free market,… Read more »

SEACAT WEATHERLY SECURES O&M CHARTER AT MORAY OFFSHORE WINDFARM (EAST)

Seacat Services sends OESV to support Moray East’s operations team off the coast of Fraserburgh, Scotland Aberdeen, 16 December, 2021 – Class leading offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services (Seacat) today announces that it has signed a long-term charter for catamaran Seacat Weatherly with Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited. Seacat Weatherly began its… Read more »

Fleetwide Extension – Miros Extends Services to Prysmian Advanced Cable Lay Vessel

[Oslo, Norway]: Miros AS today announced it has signed an agreement with Prysmian Group, a world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, for the installation of their IoT dry-sensor WaveSystem including Miros Cloud Services, delivering real-time wave and current data onboard the MV Leonardo Da Vinci. Miros AS is excited to extend… Read more »

WINDESCO’S MARKET-FIRST SWARM™ TECH ANNOUNCED FOR LONGROAD’S MILFORD WIND FARM IN UTAH

WindESCo Swarm™ to unlock 3-5% annual energy production gains for 306MW Milford wind farm in first-of-its-kind deployment Boston, MA, USA: 7th December 2021 – Pioneering wind asset optimization innovator WindESCo has closed a pre-launch deal with Boston-based renewable energy developer, owner and operator Longroad Energy to deploy its market-leading swarm optimization technology onto Longroad’s 306 MW… Read more »

Building a new major industrial player: Scana merges with PSW Group

Together, the two Norwegian companies will create a leading global service provider for the green shift in maritime industries. Based on hundreds of years of industrial history, listed Scana ASA has sharpened its focus and become a strong equipment and service supplier to the maritime industries in recent years. Now, the company is taking a… Read more »

DEME Offshore secures sizable inter-array cable contract for Dogger Bank C wind farm in the UK

250 km of inter-array cable to be installed at world’s biggest wind farm. Thursday, December 16, 2021 — Antwerp, BE – Earlier today, DEME Offshore, subsidiary of the DEME Group, announced it has been awarded a sizable (1) EPCI contract for the inter-array cables at the Dogger Bank C wind farm in the UK. Dogger… Read more »

ORE Catapult appoints Andrew Macdonald as Offshore Wind Development & Operations Director

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s leading research and innovation centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, has promoted Andrew Macdonald into the role of Offshore Wind Development & Operations Director, effective from 1st February 2022. Andy will take responsibility for the Catapult’s extensive portfolio of projects in Smart Operations & Maintenance… Read more »

ABB and HydrogenPro to optimize green hydrogen production for a low-carbon future

ABB has signed an order with HydrogenPro, a hydrogen plant company, to provide electrical equipment for the world’s largest single stack high-pressure alkaline electrolyser – a system that generates hydrogen by using electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Once deployed, at a specially built test facility in Herøya, Norway in 2022, the system will… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum Opens New Silicon Valley Innovation Center

Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading providers of high-tech vacuum solutions for the semiconductor market as well as the analytical, industrial and research & development markets, opened up a new 10,000 square foot Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) in San José on December 10th. This state-of-the-art facility is located at 2381 Bering Drive, San… Read more »

ARIKON and Doosan Lentjes manage projects with Newforma

The construction group ARIKON AG and Doosan Lentjes, a global provider of proprietary environmental technologies for thermal waste treatment and energy generation, are breaking new ground together in terms of digital collaboration. The current joint construction project, a thermal waste treatment plant in Wiesbaden, is being centrally managed in the planning and execution phase with… Read more »

WinGD outlines simple steps to decarbonize deep-sea shipping

Swiss based marine engine technology developer WinGD has published a new white paper outlining the steps it believes will enable deep-sea shipping to decarbonize in line with IMO provisions. The guide aims to provide shipowners with an illustration of the choices that can be made with confidence today to drastically reduce emissions, rather than waiting… Read more »

ABB powers Red Sea tourism project with smart energy technology – the 28,000 square kilometre luxury destination will run on 100 per cent renewable power

ABB has been appointed to ‘power’ the Red Sea Project, Saudi Arabia’s biggest sustainable tourism scheme owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF). Spanning 28,000 square kilometers, the project is one of the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism projects and will bring together the natural world with first class personalized accommodation, across an archipelago of… Read more »

Verton attains their first Australian distribution with Sparrows Group

In an exciting move for Verton, they have today announced that Sparrows Group (Sparrows) has signed up to be their first Australian distributor. Sparrows is a global provider of specialist engineering, inspection, operations and maintenance services to the offshore energy, renewables and industrial markets. Their mission is to support their clients to optimise their efficiency,… Read more »

SkySpecs announces expanded solution offering to simplify renewable energy asset management.

Autonomous blade inspection pioneer set to enable next phase of renewable energy industry growth with solutions that help customers manage their fleets across the full asset lifecycle. SALT LAKE CITY, UT (December 8, 2021) – SkySpecs CEO Danny Ellis today announced the launch of SkySpecs’ expanded suite of asset management solutions for renewable energy. The… Read more »