In line with an increased shift to environmentally-friendly solutions as a pathway to decarbonization, ClassNK announced it is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA), which is working to promote wind as a viable propulsion option for commercial vessels.
Namely, the latest version of the Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)) indicates that France has increased its offshore wind tendering target from 6GW to up to 8.75GW by 2028.
The shipping lines Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) along with the European expert in the wind power, Van Oord shake their hands and inked a MoU in order to jointly own and operate offshore wind installation vessels under the Japanese flag. Specifically, both sides goal to begin operations using a jack up vessel in Japan until 2022, the earliest.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will implement its second solicitation for at least 1GW of offshore wind capacity in 2020, announced New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo said in his State of the State Address.
The University of Texas at Dallas received a $3.3 million grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for its vertical axis floating offshore wind turbine; The grant is part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and will be used for designing and building the turbine prototype.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) opted for Vineyard Wind to advance to contract negotiations for its 804MW Park City Wind project as part of the state’s Request for Proposals (RFP).
Five U.S. offshore wind companies, made their recommendation to the U.S coast (USCG), in order to adopt a uniform layout of wind turbines, placed at north to south columns and east to west rows. The project goals to offer safer navigational corridors to fishermen or other maritime users, when passing through one area to the other.
The world’s first superconducting light weight wind turbine generator was presented by the EU-funded EcoSwing project, able to operate on a large scale commercial wind turbine.
SSE, a UK-listed energy company, urges the next UK government to move faster on offshore and onshore wind projects in the race of achieving the country’s net zero targets by 2050, calling political leaders to place renewable energy as a priority in their efforts of fighting climate change.
VPLP designed a 121-metre-long RORO vessel for transporting components of the Ariane 6 rocket from Europe to French Guiana, equipped with four Oceanwings®, which make the vessel have as less as possible impact on the environment.
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