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New York selects Orsted for offshore wind farm

Sunrise Wind was selected from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to negotiate a 25-year offshore wind renewable energy certificate (OREC) for an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 880MW. The wind farm will begin operations from 2024, according to the plan.

Bureau Veritas is the latest addition to IWSA

Bureau Veritas is the new member of the International Windship Association (IWSA) to assist in the development of various renewable solutions. BV’s addition is expected to boost IWSA’s development with the establishment of regional wind propulsion ‘centres of excellence’ or ‘hubs’ around the world.

New paper discusses hydrogen in electricity value chain

Hydrogen production is often presented as the default option for using surplus electricity from renewable generation. However, there is an investment merit order for coping with surplus electricity, said DNV GL in a new paper, highlighting that hydrogen is expected to play a significant role in the future European energy system.

Equinor, Korean partners to create offshore wind project in S. Korea

Equinor, Korea National Oil Corporation and the Korean power company Korea East-West Power have established a consortium to develop the floating offshore wind project Donghae 1 off Ulsan in South Korea. The consortium is now starting the development of a 200MW floating wind farm, which will be located near to the KNOC-operated Donghae natural gas field off the coast of Ulsan in South Korea.

AP Moller Holding steps into the renewable market

A.P. Moller Holding, which controls Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, informed that it will buy Danish wind turbine supplier KK Group, making its first step entering into the renewable energy industry. The acquisition is now subject to approval from the relevant Danish and German authorities, and is expected to be finalized in the third quarter of 2019. 

Watch: How port of Rotterdam uses solar power

The Port of Rotterdam published a video focusing on the solar panels that are the port’s most sustainable energy sources, highlighting the importance of renewable energy and the sustainable development that will follow.

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs is IWSA’s latest member

French maritime company Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) Group is the latest member of the IWSA. As the firm commented ‘The need to reduce fuel costs and future proof vessels in preparation for decarbonization costs is growing and the embrace of technology solutions that can deliver double digit savings for retrofit installations and significantly higher savings for optimised new builds makes a lot of sense.’

Joint project launches wind turbine recycling

WindEurope, Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council) and EUCIA (the European Composites Industry Association) have created a cross-sector platform to advance novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine blades. Today, 2.5 million tonnes of composite material are used in the wind energy sector. 

Germany sees boost in offshore wind production

In the first half of 2019, the share of sun, wind and other renewable sources in the coverage of electricity consumption in Germany reached the 44% for the first time, while, in the first half of 2018, the share of renewables in electricity consumption was 39%.

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