Archives November 2019


November 2019



Renewables growth may close green hydrogen cost gap by 2030

Green hydrogen production can compete with fossil fuel-based hydrogen by 2030 in Australia, Germany, and Japan, should renewable power prices reach $30 per megawatt hour (MWh), new research from global natural resources consultancy Wood Mackenzie indicates. Today, wind and solar power purchase agreement (PPA) prices range from $53 to $153/MWh in those markets. The production […]
November 6, 2019

XL Specialized Trailers introduces new Gooseneck Trailer

XL Specialized Trailers is releasing a newly designed Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (HDG) trailer to its lineup. The trailer offers a loaded deck height of only 15 inches. With a capacity of 110,000 pounds in 12 feet and many operator-friendly features, the unit is ideal for adaptable hauling in commercial and construction applications. The 13-foot […]
November 6, 2019

Transverse load-out supports semi-submersible floating wind farm

The WindFloat Atlantic project is constructing the first floating wind farm on continental Europe, and will generate a capacity of 25 MW; equivalent to the energy consumed by 60,000 homes in a year. Being a floating wind farm, it is secured to the sea bed with chains, and so avoids complex and disruptive offshore operations […]
November 6, 2019

Siemens Gamesa project to power oil and gas offshore platforms

The world’s largest floating wind power plant will be installed in Norway, equipped with 11 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD turbines. Scheduled to be commissioned in late 2022, Hywind Tampen will be the first ever floating wind power plant to power offshore oil and gas platforms. “We are pleased to have received the firm order […]
November 6, 2019

NextEra Energy donates borescopes to Northeastern’s wind program

Northeastern Junior College’s Wind Technology program has received a pair of borescopes donated by NextEra Energy Resources, one of the largest energy generation companies in the United States. The borescopes, each valued in the thousands of dollars, allow Northeastern students to use modern remote visual inspection techniques to learn how wind-generation equipment works, said Jim […]
November 6, 2019