Irish government announced seven offshore renewable energy projects that have been designated as relevant projects. This means they will be speeded up under the country’s new Marine Planning and Development Management Bill, 2020.
Thee partners in China installed a tidal-stream turbine with a diameter bigger than the length of a tractor trailer. The turbine is the pilot project, which could be the first step towards larger-scale production.
IRENA shared renewable power generation capacity statistics for the past decade (2010-2019). The data reveals that renewable energy sources have continued to dominate new additions to the world’s power generation mix over the past year.
The port of Rotterdam reported that the coming decades will present a development in the number of wind farms in the North Sea, providing opportunities to the port and the companies on this segment.
Polish Port of Gdynia announced its expansion plans which will enable the port to accommodate the construction and operation of offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea. Poland aims to develop 8GW of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea by 2035.
Eoly (part of Colruyt Group), Parkwind and Fluxys revealed plans to build an installation in Zeebrugge, Belgium, to convert renewable electricity into green hydrogen on an industrial scale. The feasibility study for the project turned out positive.
A Dutch consortium comprising Gasunie, Groningen Seaports and Shell The Netherlands, revealed plans to launch the NortH2 project, foreseeing the production of green hydrogen using renewable electricity generated by a mega offshore wind farm, in line with the objectives of the Dutch Climate Accord.
Oceans of Energy installed with success the first modules of the world’s first offshore floating solar farm in the Dutch North Sea, while the company informs that since November the system has already survived the first winter storms.
According to a recent statement, Marubeni Corporation, has decided to implement the construction; operation and maintenance of the offshore wind farms at Akita Port and Noshiro Port in Akita Prefecture, through the special purpose company “Akita Offshore Wind Corporation” (AOW) established in April 2016 and together with other Joint Business Partners.
Port of Oostende came in an agreement with DEME Concessions and PMV to construct an offshore wind-powered hydrogen plant until 2025. Through their operational plant, collaborators goal to produce green hydrogen as an energy source for electricity, transport, heat and fuel purposes and as a raw material for industrial purposes.
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