Atlantis Shores Offshore Wind LLC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rutgers University to advance ocean research and monitoring that will support offshore wind development off the coast of New Jersey.
Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) announced the acquisition of 50% of NorSea Wind AS and it’s subsidiaries to offer a unified and integrated solution to the renewable wind energy market. Norsea provides project management and logistics planning throughout all stages for on and offshore wind farm projects.
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has received an approval in principle for a VLCC ‘eco-tanker’ design, capable of using a combination of volatile organic compounds (VOC) mixed with LNG as fuel and Norsepower’s rotor sail solution for wind-assisted propulsion.
After the Senate passed a bill to purchase 2GW of the renewable energy source, Connecticut announced that it will join New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts in constructing a $70 billion offshore industry, along the Atlantic seaboard.
Referring to key priorities for a robust, resilient and sustainable maritime sector, Mr. Gavin Allwright, Secretary General, IWSA, highlights the need for an integrated approach that will ensure up-stream and down-stream impacts are always assessed in a transparent and collaborative way and emissions aren’t shifted, offset or dumped into other sectors.
The Polish state-based utility Tauron company aims to optimise investments and mitigate its operations in the mining and heating sector, to better focus on renewable energy, including offshore wind. The company announced its goal on increasing the share of low- and zero-emission sources in the production mix to over 65%.
The Technical University of Denmark informs that the expansion of Test Centre Østerild in Denmark is ready, making it possible for the manufacturers to start casting two new test stands. Siemens Gamesa and Envision Energy will be the two test stands.
DNV Gl announced that it awards Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) the project certificate for its Nissum Bredning offshore wind power park located in Thyborøn, in waters of north-western Denmark. The wind park consists of 4 turbines with an installed capacity of 28MW.
Norsepower Oy Ltd. announced that independent test results showed that Norsepower’s Rotor Sail technology has the potential to deliver savings on the Viking Line-owned and operated M/S Viking Grace. Long term LNG marine fuel savings is expected to be up to about 300 tonnes on annual basis.
Manufacturers look for bigger and better wind farms, aiming to squeeze more energy out of the wind; Therefore, manufacturers as MHI Vestas are building bigger machines with longer blades and more powerful nacelles. Yet, the next generation of turbines will need even bigger boats, Bloomberg reports.
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