Content Iss. 2021-06-10

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A different approach
Detail_wcs_20210609_1Floating turbines are the next evolution step in offshore wind industry. Currently, a new concept from Norway is receiving a lot of attention that takes a completely different approach to floaters. The inventors promise lower costs and more yield - the most important ingredients for successful wind power production.

 Wind Catching Systems was founded in 2017 by Asbjørn Nes, Arthur Kordt and Ole Heggheim in Norway. Their goal was to build a system competitive enough to operate without subsidies. In the meantime, modern bottom-fixed offshore wind farms are perfectly capable of doing so, but WCS's concept is coming into focus because floating turbines are still not ready to operate commercially.

At the ...

New U.S. jobs report: green energy boom to create many American jobs
List_arbeitslos_1The reports finds that higher-than-average pay and significant union coverage are key aspects of the clean energy employment future over the next decade.

America’s ...

G7 to lose trillions without more climate action
List_oxfam_20210608The economies of the G7 nations could see an average loss of $4.8 trillion annually by 2050, says Oxfam.

The economies of the G7 nations could see an average loss of 8.5 percent annually by 2050 ?equivalent to $4.8 trillion? ...

Researchers developed new model for better output preditction of wind turbines
List_windpark_38A new computational model developed by engineers at Johns Hopkins University can accurately predict the power output of wind farms or help optimize those already in use.

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Global energy investments remain far from net zero pathway
List_geld_gruen_2A new report by the International Energy Agengy (IEA) sees a rebound of the global investment in energy by nearly 10% in 2021. This is still not enough to reach the net zero pathway though. ...
Entrion Wind and Acteon's InterMoor conduct FRP monopile feasibility study in U.S. waters
Detail_entrion_20210608The companies jointly conduct a feasibility study of the patent pending FRP monopile design offshore Massachusetts in 35 to 85 meters water depth.

The companies will collaborate to optimize the FRP design for 10MW and 15MW turbine applications to minimize the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and de-risk the solution for large scale deployment. The study will combine Acteon’s ...

Woolworths Group signs first PPA for wind power in Australia
Detail_windpark_24Woolworths Group invests in a PPA with Bango wind farm on its road to 100% green electricity by 2025.

Woolworths Group has made its first renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) with a new-build wind farm in New South Wales, Australia, to inject 195,000 Megawatt hours of green electricity into the ...

SSE Renewables deployed uncrewed boats for survey work
Detail_sse_20210604Two uncrewed vessels remotely controlled from shore travelled up to 40km into the North Sea to undertake survey work for two planned offshore wind farms.

The XO-450 Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs), owned and operated by XOCEAN, performed multiple nearshore and offshore cable route surveys in water depths ranging from 0m to 60m, earlier this month. Onshore support was provided by local personnel from Marine Quest.

Commenting on the project, XOCEAN CEOJ ames Ives said: “Our USV platform has demonstrated ...

WindEnergy trend:index: wind industry in good spirits
List_messehalle_hamburgThe data published in the seventh issue of the WindEnergy trend:index shows the best results ever concerning the mood in the wind industry.

Among the top winners in this mood barometer are the European and North ...

M-PT: New! Hydraulic pump with data logging
List_01Complete documentation of all bolt connections is now also possible with the hydraulic bolting systems from M-PT.

In May 2021, the new HEM 7 hydraulic pump with Documentation System was introduced onto the market. A torque table ...

Nexans holds naming ceremony for new flagship vessel
List_nexans_20210609The “CLV Nexans Aurora” was built at the Ulstein Verft in Norway and is a cable laying vessel designated for offshore wind farm construction.

Nexans, a global player in energy transition, announced today the naming of ...

Statkraft to build new Spanish wind farm
List_windpark_23The new wind farm will be located in the municipalities of Barjas and Oencia.

Statkraft is helping to progress the transition to a sustainable energy model in Spain by contributing to ...

Excellent performance of German Nordergründe OWP
List_deutsche_windtechnik_20210609Deutsche Windtechnik achieves an outstanding result over the course of a year at the Nordergründe offshore wind farm

With an average contractual agreed availability of 98.78 percent over the course of a year, the value for ...

GE publishes White Paper on South Africa's Energy Transition
List_kapstadt_1GE has shared its position that the accelerated and strategic deployment of both renewable energy and gas power can make substantial progress in combatting climate change in the near-term ...
Deutsche Windtechnik expands Swedish portfolio
List_deutsche_windtechnik_20210607Deutsche Windtechnik has been commissioned to provide the full spectrum of maintenance for more than 200 wind turbines in Sweden.

Between January 2020 until now, the Swedish unit achieved a growth of 42 percent. Deutsche ...

Ireland and Norway: Partners on climate action
List_statkraft_20210607Both countries highlighted at an event how closely they work together for climate action.

Speaking at the launch of the Irish Government’s new Nordic Strategy, Statkraft Ireland’s MD Kevin O’Donovan ...

Deutsche Windtechnik to retrofit EWE turbines with ADLS systems
List_deutsche_windtechnik_20210603The wind turbines are located at 25 wind farms across Germany, and in some cases the ADLS systems will be installed to simultaneously cover multiple wind farms.

The portfolio to be ...

Report: Wind energy can help electrify 75% of Europe’s energy demand
Working paper: Governments can scale up private sector investment in renewables
Reality check on lifecycle of offshore wind turbines needed
ACP and MAREC Action condemn Ohio bill

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