Q Energy, a subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate Hanwha, is actively seeking partners for offshore wind tenders in Portugal and Germany.
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The Scottish government has signed a groundbreaking deal to achieve its target of 20GW of onshore wind capacity by 2030, with measures that streamline planning, engage communities, and promote recycling, setting an example for the rest of the UK and earning praise for its potential to lower electricity bills and enhance energy security.
China’s hydroelectric generation surged in August, helping to alleviate electricity shortages during the summer heatwave, but concerns are arising about potential strain on coal supplies and limitations hydro generation may face due to depleted reservoirs as winter approaches.
Octopus Energy acquires a 10% stake in the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm, further strengthening their presence in the region and demonstrating their commitment to expanding their renewable energy portfolio.
Die Biden-Administration und Umweltgruppen werden die jüngste Entscheidung eines Bundesrichters in Louisiana anfechten, die eine Ausweitung der Ölpachtgebiete im Golf von Mexiko zulässt. Die Öl- und Gasindustrie unterstützt die Entscheidung, da sie die Aufhebung der Beschränkungen für den Schiffsverkehr als vorteilhaft für ihre Tätigkeit ansieht. Umweltgruppen sind jedoch gegen die Ausdehnung der Gebiete, da sie sich Sorgen um den bedrohten Rice-Wal und seinen Lebensraum machen.
The US government, under President Joe Biden’s administration, has announced a series of supply chain initiatives in response to the offshore wind industry’s appeal for support. The initiatives, outlined in a memorandum of understanding signed by nine east coast states and four federal agencies, aim to promote collaboration and advanced manufacturing in the sector, addressing key challenges and accelerating the industry’s growth. This support is expected to drive clean energy production, create jobs, and foster sustainable economic growth.
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult startet das Programm F4OR Wales für die schwimmende Windindustrie
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched the Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme in Wales, aimed at assisting local companies bidding for work in the floating offshore wind industry. The programme, which is being rolled out in phases starting in 2024, has received funding and support from Floventis Energy, with the goal of developing a competitive UK offshore renewable energy supply chain. The programme aligns with the Crown Estate’s plan to deliver substantial energy capacity in the Celtic Sea, potentially creating thousands of jobs and economic opportunities in Wales and Cornwall.
Riggs Distler, eine Tochtergesellschaft der Centuri Group, wurde als sekundäres Stahlbauunternehmen der Stufe 1 für das erste Offshore-Windprojekt in New Jersey, Ocean Wind 1, ausgewählt.
José Luis Blanco has been named the new chair of WindEurope, succeeding Sven Utermöhlen.
Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has started constructing a service operation vessel (SOV) for CREST Wind, a joint venture between Crowley and ESVAGT, which will be used for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s long-term charter. The ABS-class vessel will be 88 meters long and 17.6 meters wide, accommodating 20 crew members and 60 special personnel, and will comply with the Jones Act. The SOV is expected to be operational in 2026 and will support Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project. The vessel will feature a motion-compensated gangway provided by SMST for safe and efficient personnel transfer. This collaboration highlights the commitment to renewable energy infrastructure development and supports the growth of offshore wind energy in the United States.