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.
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.
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.
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.
A Dutch consortium, in which DNV GL participates, launched a platform that allows local parts of the grid to disconnect from the central grid and self-heal, aiming to make power grids more resilient to external influences.
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.
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.
ULSTEIN and SeaOwls have jointly launched a pioneering heavy-lift jack-up vessel design which aims to install the next generation 10-12 MW wind turbines in the same time frame as used today for installing 6-8 MW units.
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 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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