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Scotland eyes hydrogen powered ferry service

The Scottish government has awarded funding for a feasibility study on a hydrogen-powered ferry, manufactured by community-owned wind turbines, to operate in Scotland’s west coast.

Giant all-electric Tesla ships set sail in 2018

Port-Liner is currently building the ‘Tesla ships; one more addition to the ongoing fuel transformation. The two giant all-electric barges will be ready by this autumn and will be inaugurated by sailing the Wilhelmina canal in the Netherlands.

New partnership promotes wind technology in shipping

The World Wind Energy Association announced a strategic partnership with the International Windship Association, to further promote the uptake of wind technology by the global shipping fleet. The Associations’ first collaborative steps will be taken during the UN Convention on Climate Change COP23 summit next month.

World’s first floating wind farm starts production

Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil announced that Hywind Scotland, world’s first floating wind farm, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. The 30MW wind farm will be operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar.

DNV GL completes technical due diligence on wind portfolio sale

DNV GL successfully completed its vendor’s technical due diligence of a portfolio of Irish wind farms for Gaelectric Holding plc. The portfolio is to be purchased by major Chinese investors CGN Europe Energy, the European renewable investment arm of China General Nuclear (CGN) Power Group – the group that holds a 33% share of the new £18 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset, UK.

Study focuses on the use of wind and solar power on ships

In co-operation with several shipping companies and technology partners, EMP has announced that it has begun a detailed study highlighting on the engineering aspects of installing an EnergySail or Aquarius MRE based solution on a variety of ships.

EU funding needed for fuel cell technology development in marine applications

More and more countries are demanding fossil-free energy for marine fields of application. The fuel cells are expected to quadruple the ships autonomy and hydrogen gas is a way for the marine sector to gain access to a fossil free energy solution. Together with a consortium, fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB has applied for EU funding for the development of a system based on fuel cell technology for integration and testing in marine environments.

DNV GL: Test unit developed for measuring OVRT tests

DNV GL adds to its service offering offers in the field of electrical measurement for renewable energy producers with a mobile test laboratory for carrying out “Over Voltage Ride Through” (OVRT) tests.


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