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.
The WASP project, has been officially approved and launched; The project gathers universities, wind-assist technology providers with ship owners to research, trial and validate the operational performance of a selection of wind propulsion solutions thus enabling wind propulsion technology market penetration and contributing to a greener North Sea transport system through harvesting the regions abundant wind potential.
Norsepower Oy Ltd., along with project partners Maersk Tankers, Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd., announced successful trial results of two Norsepower Rotor Sails onboard the Maersk Tankers product tanker, Maersk Pelican.
MOL is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA), and pushing ahead with the installation of a hard sail system on a coal carrier, as part of a project called Wind Challenger with local utility Tohoku Electric Power.
MOL and Oshima Shipbuilding have jointly obtained ‘Approval In Principle (AIP)’ from ClassNK for the design of a hard sail system. The system converts wind energy to propulsive force with telescopic hard sail. As MOL said, the system is crucial for the ‘Wind Challenger Project’, which MOL and Oshima Shipbuilding are leading.
As global environmental regulations are becoming more stringent and the shipping industry seems to be showing a growing interest for green options, ClassNK has released its guidelines for wind-assisted propulsion systems for ships. Wind-assisted propulsion systems for ships are developing further every day.
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