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The path towards a 100% renewable energy future

Wartsila launched a white paper focusing on accelerating the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. The market trends reflect that the shipping industry is currently leaning towards more flexible systems, with a rapidly increasing share of renewable energy, declining inflexible baseload generation and wider applications of storage technology. 

France aims to 1GW annual offshore wind tendering

As French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, reported France is to increase its offshore wind tendering target from 600MW annually, to 1GW until 2028, as the Dunkirk tender has shown that the costs are decreasing.

Wilhelmsen obtains 50% stake in Norsea Wind

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.

New eco-tanker design eyes rotor sail with VOC compounds and LNG

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.

Connecticut joins $70 billion offshore wind project

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.

Massachusetts proposes of additional 1.6GW of offshore wind

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is calling on electric distribution companies to proceed with an additional 1,600MW of offshore wind solicitations in the state. The call follows the outcome of an offshore wind study, which investigated the necessity, benefits and costs of requiring the electric distribution companies to conduct additional solicitations of up to 1,6GW.

Sustainability equals to resilient shipping industry

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.

Polish energy company shifts to offshore wind

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%.

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