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Orsted signs a 10-year PPA with Covestro AG

Orsted A/S shake its hands with Covestro AG and signed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement (PPA). Through this cooperation, Orsted A/S plans to sell 100 megawatts of power from a German wind farm to Covestro AG, while it is considered as one of the biggest offshore wind PPA ever signed.

New wind farm to utilize floating turbine installation procedure

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.

New Jersey to double on offshore wind power

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.

VPLP launches vessel equipped with four “oceanwings”

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.

Maersk to test battery system to enhance power production

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.

Wind farms may not be able to produce the forecast power

Orsted, one of the world’s biggest developer of offshore wind farms, stated that offshore wind farms may not be able to produce quite as much power as previously forecast. This new analysis can save millions of dollars off each project, while it also serves as a warning to developers that have used similar analysis.

Rotor Sails project confirms 8.2% fuel savings

Norsepower Oy Ltd., along with project partners Maersk Tankers, Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd., announced successful trial results of two Norsepower Rotor Sails onboard the Maersk Tankers product tanker, Maersk Pelican.

Poland’s offshore wind sector to grow

According to speakers at the Maritime Economy Forum Gdynia held earlier this month, Poland’s is about to become one of the biggest centers in Europe for offshore wind, as it predicted that by 2030 the sector will generate an estimated 77,000 jobs and 14.1 billion Euros ($15.7 billion) for the economy. 

Swedish Armed Forces say no to offshore wind farm project

Swedish energy company Vattenfall, along with its partner Wallenstam, informed that they have cancelled the Taggen offshore wind project in Sweden, as the Swedish Armed Forces said no to the wind farm development. The Swedish Armed Forces rejected not only the new application, but the whole project, as it would be near the Ravlunda shooting range.

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