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Royal HaskoningDHV has relocated to new offices in Leeds as part of its ongoing growth plans in the region. The move coincides with a rush of recruits, with four new faces joining the Leeds office in the past six months taking the number to 13, and further recruitment planned through 2015. Royal HaskoningDHV has now relocated […]
ABB has successfully commissioned a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link between Norway and Denmark to increase availability of renewable hydroelectric and wind power in the region’s electricity grid. At 500 kilovolts (kV), the Skagerrak 4 link sets a new record in transmission voltage using Voltage Source Converters (VSC). The converters rely on semiconductors to convert […]
ABB and Hitachi have announced an agreement to form a joint venture for high voltage direct current (HVDC) system solutions in Japan. The new entity, to be based in Tokyo, will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply and after-sales services related to the DC system of HVDC projects bringing ABB's latest technologies to the […]
On her visit to Germany’s Hannover Messe 2014, Chancellor Angela Merkel got a glimpse of ABB’s new hybrid HVDC (high-voltage direct current) circuit breaker, a critical technology in enabling the transition to renewable energy. “Let’s get started with building the new power grid!” Merkel told ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, who was briefing her on how […]
Alstom participated in the €30 million Ocean Lider project focused on the integration of marine energy sources into the grid via efficient technologies and solutions. Findings confirm that FACTS (Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems) and HVDC (High-Voltage Direct Current) will be key to meeting the technical, economic and environmental requirements of operators. The aim of […]
When the 'battle of the currents' ended in the late 19th century with Westinghouse and the AC lobby victorious over Edison's DC lobby, AC became the dominant means for transmission of electrical power; a method which was to remain dominant for over a century. AC, with the ability for stepping the voltage up or down […]
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has achieved another technology milestone, energizing its fourth generation of HVDC Light® transmission systems. At ±320 kilovolts (kV) this latest innovation sets a new record for voltage-sourced converter (VSC) HVDC applications, compared with the current maximum installed rating of ±200 kV, accredited to ABB. It will also […]
CG, along with its consortium partners, has been awarded a $44 million contract for the construction of an offshore HV substation in the Netherlands from Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects BV. CG, in consortium with Cofely Fabricom and Iemants, will design, deliver and install the high voltage offshore substation for the Luchterduinen project. The Luchterduinen […]
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "HVDC Converting Platforms: The Future Transmission System for Offshore Wind" report to their offering. The rising concern over environmental conditions due to global warming is leading to increased interest in the development of renewable and clean sources of energy. The need for energy security and energy […]
Offshore wind power generation is one of the world’s most promising renewable energy sources, and is set to play an increasingly significant role in our economic growth, energy security and environmental protection. Strong, steady winds at sea where there are no obstructions mean wind turbines can generate substantially more energy offshore than onshore. As promising […]
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Board of Trustees voted yesterday to authorize staff to begin negotiating potential power purchase agreements (PPA) for new generating resources consistent with LIPA’s Electric Resource Energy Plan. The Trustees also authorized actions related to diversifying LIPA’s resource portfolio, including efforts and investments to improve energy efficiency through the Efficiency […]
Royal HaskoningDHV has maintained its offshore consent track record when supporting the UK offshore wind farm sector, with the go-ahead granted earlier this month for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm (Dudgeon) project. Located some 32km off Cromer, Dudgeon will cover an area of 35 square kilometres and will generate up to 560MW of green energy; […]
Nexans, a worldwide leading expert in the cable industry, has started the construction of its first high voltage power cable manufacturing plant in North America. Guests at the official ground-breaking ceremony held today at the site in Berkeley County, located in Charleston, South Carolina included the Honorable Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina, Fréderic Michelland, […]
Typhoon Offshore, the green investment company, and HVC, the Alkmaar-based energy provider to municipalities and water districts, have acquired from BARD Holding GmbH the 600MW wind farm that will be constructed in the North Sea, 55 kilometers North East of Schiermonnikoog. With this acquisition, the largest renewable energy project in The Netherlands is now fully […]
Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue HVDC and HVAC Submarine Power Cables: Supply Constraints, Demand Drivers, Technology Issues, Prominent Projects, Key Industry Players, and Global Market Forecasts The high-voltage submarine cable market is, by all definitions, a niche market with few purchasers and even fewer manufacturers and installers. […]
HVC, the Alkmaar-based energy provider to municipalities and water districts, is acquiring a 15% interest in the 600 MW BARD-Nederland wind farm in the North Sea located 55 kilometres to the northeast of Schiermonnikoog. The deal was announced today by HVC General Manager Wim van Lieshout and Typhoon Offshore board member Dirk Berkhout, who has […]
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has extended its Balance of Plant (BoP) work scope for the London Array offshore wind farm to provide subsea services, including inspection of the substation and all 175 Siemens turbines.
Offshore wind has taken one of the leading roles in James Fisher & Sons' results for the first half of 2018, as the group's Marine Support business division marked revenue growth of 21% – the highest of all James Fisher divisions – mainly powered by activities in the UK offshore wind market.
James Fisher and Sons has reported a revenue that climbed 9% in 2017 compared to the previous year, exceeding GBP 500 million for the first time. With an underlying operating profit of GBP 55.8 million, the company marked a 10% increase from GBP 50.8 million posted for 2016. Three out of four James Fisher's business divisions saw a boost in their profits, with the Marine Support division – which serves the offshore renewables sector – leading with an increase of 17%.
James Fisher and Sons plc has secured a number of contract awards in the offshore renewable energy sector with a combined value of circa GBP 30 million. James Fisher has been awarded phase 2 of the unexploded ordinance work and boulder clearance, as well as met mast decommissioning at the East Anglia One offshore wind […]
Anbaric has entered into an agreement with Commercial Development Company (CDC) to launch a center dedicated to offshore wind on the site of the former Brayton Point coal-fired power plant in Massachusetts, U.S. The USD 650 million Anbaric Renewable Energy Center follows CDC's plan to transform the former power plant site into a logistics port, manufacturing hub and […]
Anbaric has submitted a request to ISO New England for an economic study to examine the impacts of 8,000, 10,000 and 12,000MW of offshore wind on energy prices, air emissions and fuel security. The study’s target year is 2030 and it will take into account the recent and upcoming retirements of the Vermont Yankee, Pilgrim and […]
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has expanded its presence at the Port of Oostende in Belgium with the opening of a new office location. MHI Vestas is already an established company in the offshore wind industry at the port facility. The MHI Vestas turbines are operated by Parkwind on Northwind (72 turbines), Belwind (55 turbines) and Nobelwind (50 […]
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has made it official - its V164 turbine platform has broken the double-digit barrier and has now achieved a power rating of 10MW.
Schneider Electric is launching a new 72.5kV variant of its WI switchgear range, developed to optimise the design, safety, cost and reliability of 72.5kV electrical systems in offshore wind farms.
nCentric will provide internet access and wireless communication on Van Oord's Nessie onshore cable trencher which is set to be deployed for the Norther offshore wind farm.