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Vattenfall has signed a contract with Windcat Workboats for the provision of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Under the agreement, Vattenfall will be one of the first users of Windcat’s hydrogen-powered vessels, currently being developed. The IJmuiden-headquartered vessel operator is working with CMB […]
Green Marine (UK) Ltd has carried out buoy maintenance on Equinor’s Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind project. Under the contract, which was awarded by Partrac, Green Marine used its vessel Green Isle to conduct the works. “These works were carried out safely, efficiently and on budget, utilising the small weather windows available,” said Green Marine. Hywind […]
Partners Group has provided equity financing for the 500MW Greenlink Interconnector, the subsea connection set to be built between Ireland and Great Britain. Greenlink has so far been developed by Element Power, which, together with funds managed by Hudson Sustainable Investments, is the other major shareholder in the project. “Greenlink Interconnector is a key electricity […]
The increasing penetration of wind and solar power in the years to come will make the hydrogen produced from renewable energy an affordable alternative by 2035, according to DNV GL’s new research paper. According to the report titled ”The economically viable use of green hydrogen”, green hydrogen will become an economic energy carrier to complement electricity and […]
Green Marine has expanded its fleet by recently purchasing a Damen Twin Axe 26m long crew transfer vessel named the Green Storm. The vessel will focus on servicing the offshore wind industry, providing transportation of personnel and cargo to offshore installations. The company said that the investment was made to meet the demands of the […]
Innogy, Shell and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies (SOT) have reached the final investment decision on their EUR 18 million floating wind demonstration project in Norway. The project will feature SOT’s TetraSpar floating foundation supporting a 3.6MW Siemens Gamesa direct-drive turbine which will be tested at the test site of the Marine Energy Test Centre (Metcentre) near Stavanger in […]
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has issued its first Euro-denominated Green Bond. The sale of EUR 1 billion in 10-year fixed-rate notes will enable CPPIB to invest further in eligible assets such as renewables, water, and real estate projects, as well as diversify the fund’s investor base. Among the Green Bond-eligible investments recently made by […]
US-based Green Shipping Line and Norwegian/German Kongstein have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide a complete offshore wind farm supply solution in the US. The supply solution will include consultancy services, a US Jones Act compliant shuttle service, as well as development opportunities at several US ports, the companies said. “We are thrilled to be working […]
The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) plans to start a new industry competition next month with the aim of reducing emissions and fuel consumption in offshore wind vessels. OWA is now calling on the industry to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the scope of the competition. The RFI is the first […]
Siemens Gamesa has, in a deal arranged with BBVA, converted a EUR 900 million guarantee line into a ‘green’ transaction and will use it to support its business of manufacturing and selling onshore and offshore wind turbines worldwide. Through this deal, Siemens Gamesa has also become the first company in Spain to arrange a guarantee line that […]
The 1.5GW Seagreen Phase 1 offshore wind project is entering into May 2019’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions, SSE plc, the owner and developer of the project in Scotland, said.
German energy company EnBW has launched its first green bond on the capital market, with an issue size of EUR 500 million.
The Flushing-based BOW Terminal has definitively decided to expand its future offshore wind activities with a new logistics hub in the northern part of Groningen, the Netherlands, following an agreement to purchase a total of 22ha of land in Eemshaven.
Innogy’s Green Bond Committee has decided to reallocate proceeds of its inaugural Green Bond from renewables generation projects to grid projects.
Societe Generale has secured approval by the Financial Supervisory Commission, Republic of China (Taiwan), to issue green bonds in Taiwan.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. will use a biofuel blend on the project to install the export cable to the Borssele offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.
Scottish utility SSE plc is taking full ownership of the 1.5GW Seagreen offshore wind projects under development by Seagreen Wind Energy Limited, in which it currently has a 50% share.
Seagreen Wind Energy Limited has submitted an application to Marine Scotland for Section 36 consents and Marine Licences for the optimised Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo offshore wind farms.
The offshore wind giant Ørsted has teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on fighting the impact of climate change, with focus on developing new initiatives that engage children and young people in Denmark in this endeavour.
The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has accepted an environmental review of policy options to implement the state’s offshore wind program that will ultimately lead to meeting Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s goal of procuring at least 2.4GW of offshore wind energy by 2030.
Seagreen Wind Energy Limited is preparing to bid in the next UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction for the Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo wind farms, which is scheduled for Spring 2019.
The open sea test platform Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) has obtained the permit from the Ministry of the Environment to host floating offshore wind research.
Seagreen Wind Energy Limited has issued an application to Marine Scotland to remove the capacity limit on the Section 36 consents and Marine Licences for the 525MW Seagreen Alpha and the 525MW Seagreen Bravo offshore wind farms.
Green Investment Group Limited (GIG), the specialist green energy principal investment business of Macquarie Group Limited, has acquired a 25% interest in Westermost Rough offshore wind farm from Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni).
Vattenfall has emerged as the latest energy market player who decided to make changes to its corporate identity, more specifically – visual identity, powered by mission and vision focused on clean energy future. The company announced on 26 March that it is rebranding and will start gradually employing the changes, with its logo in the spotlight, as of the end of March.
On 9 March, the Cabinet of Japan decided on a bill to establish basic rules for development of offshore wind power in the general common sea area, and will now submit the draft legislation to the National Diet.