Under EU State aid rules, the European Commission has approved Polish plans to support the increase of the regasification capacity (from 5 to 7.5 billion cubic metres per year), as well the development of additional functionalities, of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście, Poland.
The Danish government has allocated DKK 50 million, 6.7 million euros, for new wind turbine testing facilities at the Lindø Offshore Renewables Center (LORC). Overall, the facilities will cost DKK 300 million. The grant given is the largest ever to be awarded for the Danish wind turbine industry, whereas the 600-800t nacelles set to be tested are also the country’s largest to date.
The British Office and Taiwan International Ports Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on joint co-operation of Taiwan’s offshore wind development. Under this cooperation, both countries will exchange information in the areas of policy, strategy, technology, operations and maintenance.
The Social Democratic Party, Denmark’s main opposition party, promised on adding two extra offshore wind projects that are to be commissioned by 2030, in addition to the three already existent projects in the energy agreement from 2018.
The global maritime industry is now on the threshold of a committed move towards renewable energy, with hydrogen as the potential acid test in the shift away from fossil fuels, said Japanese electrical drive firm Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch.
Norsepower, a clean technology and engineering company, announced that the Rotor Sail Solution received the first-ever type approval design certificate granted to an auxiliary wind propulsion system onboard a commercial ship.
A Canadian manufacturer of energy storage systems signed a contract according to which it will be provided with the world’s largest battery package for hybrid-powered vessels. The technology will be installed onboard Havila Kystruten’s environmentally-friendly coastal vessels.
As part of its environmental sustainability, the US Port of San Diego said it will soon begin infrastructure improvements to support future installation of a renewable, solar-powered microgrid at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, one of the Port’s two marine cargo terminals. The microgrid is expected to help the port improve its air quality.
The European Commission gave the green light to French plans on supporting four demonstration floating wind farms for producing electricity. The “Groix Belle Ile”project will be located in the Atlantic Ocean, while the other three projects(‘Golf du Lion’, ‘Eolmed’, and ‘Provence Grand Large’) will be located in the Mediterranean Sea.
Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen is nearing completion at Kleven Yard. The world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship completed its first sea trials in the fjords along the western coast of Norway. The cruise ship is for the time being undergoing its final outfitting, alongside MS Fridtjof Nansen at Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.
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