Parkwind’s German Arcadis Ost 1 project will be the first offshore wind farm that will make use of a floating vessel for the installation of Wind Turbine Generators. This achievement is the result of a year-long joint development between Parkwind, Heerema Marine Contractors and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.
The UK Labour Party published its pre-elections manifesto reporting an £11 billion windfall tax on oil companies and delist procedures from the London Stock Exchange those who make no efforts in tackling climate change. In its manifesto, the Party discussed all urgent matters that affect the UK today, paying extra attention to the energy sector and the importance of moving towards more sustainable and green actions.
Phil Murphy, the New Jersey Governor, is doubling the state’s offshore wind power goal, competing with New York among others, in order to set off an industry expected to create thousands of jobs. Namely, Governor Murphy, alongside First Lady Tammy Murphy and former Vice President Al Gore signed Executive Order No. 92, raising New Jersey’s offshore wind goal to 7,500 megawatts by 2035.
A group of researchers from various institutions such as Princeton University, published their findings in Nature Climate Change on Monday, November 18, forecasting that wind farms will produce significantly more energy than anticipated. This will come as a result of the world is getting windier while developers are installing more turbines to generate electricity from breezes.
Following the previous week when the German Federal Government took a step closer in setting onshore power in seaports and making it more attractive, this week the environment ministers of the federal and state governments are to meet in Hamburg and discuss onshore power initiatives in Germany.
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, made promises on increasing the country’s offshore wind power, adding that the UK should raise its goal for offshore wind power to 40 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, up from the current 30 GW target and invest 500 million pounds ($640 million) in electric vehicle charging points, as Reuters reports.
SSE, a UK-listed energy company, urges the next UK government to move faster on offshore and onshore wind projects in the race of achieving the country’s net zero targets by 2050, calling political leaders to place renewable energy as a priority in their efforts of fighting climate change.
VPLP designed a 121-metre-long RORO vessel for transporting components of the Ariane 6 rocket from Europe to French Guiana, equipped with four Oceanwings®, which make the vessel have as less as possible impact on the environment.
A containerized 600 kWh marine battery system will be equipped in a trial on board the Maersk Cape Town in December 2019 to improve ship performance and reliability while at the same time reducing CO2 emissions. The battery system will be shortly transported to Singapore and installed on board the Maersk Cape Town.
Heerema Marine Contractors will provide its crane vessels with clean energy. The crane vessels are often moored in the Calandkanaal in Rotterdam. Eneco will supply power from the wind farm on Landtong Rozenburg.
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