Author: Negin Hashemi

ARESCA calls for wind energy experts to support the national adoption of industry standards

The American Renewable Energy Standards and Certification Association (ARESCA) is calling for experts who are directly and materially affected parties who are interested in participating as a member of an American National Standards (ANS) consensus body, known as the ARESCA Standards Committee of the Board (SCB), to support the adoption of the following IEC TC 88 standards… Read more »

WORLD BANK GROUP RELEASES REPORT ON OFFSHORE WIND DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS FOR BRAZIL BASED ON ANALYSIS BY DNV

Porto Alegre, Brazil, 18 July 2024 – The World Bank Group today released a study on “Scenarios for Offshore Wind Development in Brazil”  conducted by DNV, the global independent energy expert and assurance provider. This report is one of a series of offshore wind roadmap studies commissioned by the World Bank Group (WBG) under its… Read more »

The UK Government today (July 18) announced the formation of an Onshore Wind Industry Taskforce.

The main aim of the taskforce will be to bring together key players from government, industry, regulatory bodies, the financial sector and other relevant organisations to drive forward the increases in onshore wind deployment needed to meet the UK’s 2030 targets. The taskforce will be chaired jointly by the UK Government’s Secretary of State for… Read more »

Busch Group at the Company Cup in Annecy

This year, staff members from more than 90 European companies participated in the eleventh Company Cup in Annecy, France. From the Maulburg-based Busch Group, 220 employees took part in the sporting competitions. Maulburg, July 18, 2024 – Participants from Pfeiffer Vacuum and Busch Vacuum Solutions competed together for the second time under the motto “One… Read more »

MACQUARIE ASSET MANAGEMENT AGREES TO ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL STAKE IN LYNN AND INNER DOWSING OFFSHORE WIND FARMS

LONDON, 17 July 2024 – Macquarie Asset Management has announced that it intends to acquire, via its managed funds, an additional 39.25 per cent stake in the Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms from funds managed by BlackRock. Lynn and Inner Dowsing are located off the coast of Lincolnshire. Operational since 2009, the adjacent… Read more »

Corio CEO heralds Australia’s offshore wind opportunity

Corio Generation is making significant progress towards delivering the 2.5GW Great Eastern Offshore Wind project, located in the Gippsland offshore wind zone off the coast of Victoria. Corio was awarded a feasibility licence today, following the Commonwealth’s announcement of its intention to grant the license on May 1 and can now conduct the detailed assessment works… Read more »

More reliable and cost-effective: Schaeffler optimizes wind turbines using closed loop engineering

Schaeffler is driving the further development of wind turbines through closed loop engineering Close cooperation with turbine and gearbox manufacturers to optimize wind turbine efficiency and performance Expanded testing capacity for wind turbine bearings thanks to world’s most powerful testing facility in Denmark   Schweinfurt, Germany | July 17, 2024 | Wind turbines have a… Read more »

Warwickshire council goes against planning officers and turns down major solar farm on the day Labour’s chancellor promises new planning reforms

Planning permission for a major solar farm in Warwickshire has been refused despite being recommended for approval by the council’s own planning team. The application from clean energy company Enviromena for a 48.9MWp solar installation was turned down, ironically the same day as the new Labour Chancellor, Rachel Reeves, said she would overhaul planning restrictions, signalling that the new government was serious about planning reform. The plans for the 150-acre solar farm at… Read more »

Achieiving net-zero in the world of global manufacturing

When we measure carbon footprints, certain large industries capture much public scrutiny, including energy, iron and steel production, transportation, and construction. But there’s another less obvious sector that has significant environmental impact.  Households – representing the average consumer buying everyday things like phones, clothes, furniture, computers, and toys – according to the International Society of… Read more »

Pacific Green Achieves Planning Consent for its Limestone Coast, South Australia, 1.5GWh Battery Energy Parks

Melbourne / 17 July, 2024 / Pacific Green, a global battery energy storage company, has achieved planning consent from the South Australian Government for its first two grid-scale battery energy parks in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia. The Limestone Coast Energy Park assets will consist of a 0.5GW / 1.5 GWh battery energy… Read more »

WORLD BANK GROUP RELEASES REPORT ON OFFSHORE WIND DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS FOR BRAZIL BASED ON ANALYSIS BY DNV

Porto Alegre, Brazil, 17 July 2024 – The World Bank Group has released a study on “Scenarios for Offshore Wind Development in Brazil”  conducted by DNV, the global independent energy expert and assurance provider. This report is one of a series of offshore wind roadmap studies commissioned by the World Bank Group (WBG) under its… Read more »

GCube backs BESS sector growth with a new $100mn Lloyd’s Consortium

GCube-led BESS consortium, backed by six Lloyd’s syndicates, will provide battery energy storage sector with an experienced market leader, drawing on 25+ years of renewable energy insurance expertise As BESS projects grow in scale, complexity, and value, the consortium will provide up to $100 million in capacity for any single BESS project, across both construction… Read more »

Schneider Electric UK and Ireland President takes on Belgium and Netherlands in scope expansion

Kelly Becker will take on the challenge of scaling successful growth strategies in support of Schneider Electric’s European operations London, UK, July 16, 2024 — Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced that Kelly Becker has expanded her role as President of the UK and Ireland to… Read more »

ABB recognized as a leader in asset performance management by research analysts Verdantix

ABB ranked as a leading provider of Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions due to ABB Ability™ Genix APM suite Verdantix analyst report records ABB progress from challenger to industry leader status in just 12 months Recognition underscores ABB’s ongoing investment in digital innovation and commitment to the development of APM offerings   ABB has been… Read more »

Mapping global rooftop growth for sustainable energy and urban planning

A novel machine learning framework developed by IIASA researchers to estimate global rooftop area growth from 2020 to 2050 can aid in planning sustainable energy systems, urban development, and climate change mitigation, and has potential for significant benefits in emerging economies. In 2019, buildings around the world used around 18% of yearly electricity generated and… Read more »

WIND Group welcomes Draftec

WIND Group has announced that equipment engineering and manufacturing company Draftec will join the WIND family. Together, they will enhance the support and services provided to their shared clients in international offshore and renewable projects. Draftec was founded in 2009 by Martijn Boone who, together with fellow Director Martijn Holtkamp, will continue to manage the… Read more »

Heavy lift shipping company United Heavy Lift names F900 Eco-Lifter UHL FABLE

Hamburg (July 15, 2024) – Just six months after United Heavy Lift launched the UHL FRESH, the Hamburg-based heavy lift shipping company is now strengthening its environmentally friendly F900 Eco-Lifter fleet with another newbuild: The UHL FABLE is the 19th vessel to complete this series, which was further developed and is operated by United Heavy Lift. With… Read more »

KR Hosts 19th European Committee Meeting in London, Highlighting Decarbonization and Digitalization Advances

KR held the 19th KR European Committee (KREC) meeting in London, UK, on July 1st. The KREC, established in 2004, includes members from major international maritime organizations and key European KR customers as follows: Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Baltic and International… Read more »

Alleima unveils new compressor valve steel for more sustainable and energy efficient refrigerators and freezers

Alleima, is thrilled to announce its latest compressor valve steel Freeflex® Versa, a successor of the award-winning Freeflex® Core. The new material contributes to designing smaller, more sustainable and more energy efficient compressors for refrigerators, and freezers. It is pioneering compressor valve steel with exceptional fatigue resistance, residual stresses, and wear resistance. Over the past decades, Alleima, a global… Read more »

High power PCB relay paves the way for faster and more compact EV charger wallboxes

Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, 15 July 2024.  Omron Electronic Components Europe has launched a new high power PCB relay for use in AC wallboxes for Mode 3 AC EV charging stations. The G9KC relay provides the lowest contact resistance available on the market and produces significantly less load terminal heat rise when in operation compared to… Read more »

NKT confirmed partner for two Scottish power cable projects with SSEN Transmission

On 28 August 2023, NKT confirmed reservation of production and offshore installation capacity for Scottish transmission system operator (TSO) SSEN Transmission, for power cable systems for two high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission links running from the Western Isles to the Scottish mainland, and from Spittal in Caithness to Peterhead. Now, NKT has signed a framework… Read more »

AAL HAMBURG’ – SECOND OF EIGHT SUPER B-CLASS VESSELS SET TO EMBARK ON MAIDEN VOYAGE

Guangzhou, China, Friday 12th July 2024: Premium project heavy lift carrier AAL Shipping (AAL) is about to take delivery of the second of eight vessels in its Super B-Class newbuilding series, ‘AAL Hamburg’, following the formal naming ceremony at the CSSC Huangpu-Wenchong Shipyard in Guangzhou, China. She will now set sail on her busy maiden voyage… Read more »

Delft Students Sail from the Netherlands to England with Self-Built Hydrogen Boat

On the 11th of July, Dutch students from the TU Delft Hydro Motion Team arrived in Ramsgate with their self-built hydrogen boat, becoming the first to cross from the Netherlands to England with a fully hydrogen-powered vessel. The students departed from Breskens and made the nearly 169-kilometer journey across the North Sea on a single… Read more »

Ørsted successfully pilots new technology that further optimises offshore wind monopile installation

Building on existing marine life protections, Ørsted has developed a new, lower-noise installation method that could potentially revolutionise the way offshore wind foundations are installed. The groundbreaking new technology has been successfully tested in Germany, proving that this innovative approach can dramatically reduce noise levels during foundation installations, strengthening existing protections to marine life and… Read more »

Segen Ltd Announces Promotion of David Rice to Global Chief Executive Officer

Segen Ltd, the UK’s leading renewables distributor, is pleased to announce the promotion of David Rice to the position of Global Chief Executive Officer. David has been the driving force behind Segen UK during his time as Managing Director, and most recently as Chief Operating Officer for the Segen & Soligent Group. David will now… Read more »

Manufacturing company grew weary of volatile prices – now it is looking forward to becoming self-sufficient in electricity

Rooftop solar plant forecast to offset 100% of company’s electricity use from March to October, with excess power sold to the grid or used for frequency balancing   11th July 2024 – After becoming weary of volatile electricity prices, a manufacturing company in Dalarna County took the decision to install a solar plant on its… Read more »

Lionweld Kennedy Announces Record-Breaking Orders

Lionweld Kennedy, a leading UK manufacturer of high-quality steel gratings, handrail standards, and fabricated steel products, has announced record-breaking orders with the company seeing an all-time high in the value of orders placed. With unprecedented demand across all sectors, Lionweld Kennedy achieved order intake levels of 190% of the 2023 monthly average in May of… Read more »

GEV Wind Power launches new training facilities in UK & US

Further investing in the industry’s global skills demand and marking industry first Market-leading wind turbine blade repair and maintenance experts, GEV, has marked an industry first after further investing in its network of training facilities to help bridge the global skills gap for technicians. The group has established the North American Wind Academy at its… Read more »

Sineng Electric Rises to No.4 in Global PV Inverter Shipment Rankings 2023

Wuxi, China, July 10, 2024 — Sineng Electric, a global leading PV+ESS solution provider, ranks No.4 worldwide in PV inverter shipments for 2023. The prestigious recognition from S&P Global Commodity Insights – the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics, and workflow solutions – underscores Sineng’s commitment to excellence and its industry leadership. Additionally,… Read more »

Temporary Solar Installation Fast Tracks Country Estate’s Transition to Sustainable Operation

Rooftop solar plant installed as a temporary ground-mount solution to power the construction of new refrigerated facilities Project is expected to pay for itself in just four years and deliver a lifetime ROI of more than 700%   July 10, 2024 – Yattendon Estate, a diverse farming and property business spanning over 9,500 acres of… Read more »

Ingeteam signs new supply agreement for solar farm in Australia

The Girgarre Solar Farm project, owned by Enel Green Power Australia, have capacity of 93MWdc, equipped with Ingeteam technology, just like the two largest solar farms in the country.   Ingeteam has been awarded a new supply contract for a new photovoltaic plant in Australia. The company will supply its power electronics technology. Specifically, Ingeteam… Read more »

Mainprize expands support for offshore wind with Siemens Financial Services

Offshore maritime services provider, Mainprize Offshore, grows its Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) fleet with a €25m finance facility from Siemens Financial Services (SFS). The number of offshore wind farms is growing, particularly further offshore where they benefit from more consistent and higher wind speeds. In parallel, it is fundamental that operators of all-weather, advanced vessels,… Read more »

Mood in onshore and offshore segments volatile globally but significantly improved in Europe

In the thirteenth edition of the WEtix report, assessments of the onshore and offshore wind markets in Germany and the EU are significantly more positive than in previous surveys. However, views of the global market shared from North America, Asia and the rest of the world are slightly dimmer. The expected global average rated output… Read more »

Call for Expressions of Interest: Support for National Action Plans to reduce ship GHG emissions

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is inviting expressions of interest from developing countries for support to create National Action Plans (NAPs) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping. This technical support, provided through the GreenVoyage2050 programme, offers a unique opportunity for eligible developing countries to develop tailored NAPs that address their specific maritime challenges…. Read more »

SOLAREDGE APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGER OF EUROPE

Munich, Germany, July 9, 2024 – SolarEdge Technologies, a global leader in smart energy technology, announced today the appointment of Mr. Christian Carraro as the new General Manager of SolarEdge in Europe. Mr. Carraro has been working in the solar industry since 2005. He joined SolarEdge in 2016 to lead the Italian market efforts and was… Read more »