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Archives September 2021

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September 2021

ARTICLES

Canada’s energy future looks bright

As Canada preps for a zero-carbon future, cost-competitive technologies will serve to address new demands and emerging opportunities.

With a global pandemic wreaking havoc and uncertainty on so many industries over the last 18 months, anyone watching the news would expect it to also have a negative impact on the renewables sector. But, surprisingly, that has not been the case — at least, not in Canada. Robert Hornung, president of the Canadian Renewable […]
Kenneth Carter

Floating wind developers: It’s time to think smarter

Implementing designs that address improvements to the turbines, platforms, and mooring systems will lead to increased effectiveness and longevity, which allows for less maintenance — meaning less risk and greater safety for the workers maintaining and repairing them.

The offshore wind industry has yet to reach its full potential. But, over the last 10 years, innovative designs and advanced technology has lowered the levelized cost of energy (LCOE). Even with this rapid progress, offshore wind is still in its infancy as a go-to energy production and consumption source. Recent advancements have allowed wind […]
Jon Salazar

Offshore Wind: The new gold rush

A variety of factors are making the offshore wind industry a strong candidate for growth, but market dynamics are creating uncertainty; while traditional players are pursuing aggressive growth strategies, new entrants are reshaping the landscape.

The offshore wind industry is gaining momentum thanks to ambitious environmental targets, competitive costs, and huge market potential. This renewable source of energy provides an optimal load factor, minimizing the need for electricity storage or complementary dispatchable sources of energy. The public sector has been rushing the field with new players, including oil and gas […]
Romain Debarre, Michele Catanzariti, Giuseppe Tornabene

NEWS

Robotics vital to renewables growth needed to reach net zero

Accelerating the development of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) will be a significant enabler to reaching net zero, according to new research from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. ORE Catapult highlights that by 2050, the global robotics market in the energy sector will be worth £8.4 billion. With its high-growth forecasts, wind energy (onshore […]
September 29, 2021

Vestas secures 396MW order for Australia wind farm

Vestas has secured a 396MW contract for the Rye Park Wind Farm in New South Wales, Australia. It will be the second project in Asia Pacific to feature Vestas’ EnVentus platform. Vestas will supply and install 66 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines in 6.0MW operating mode. Rye Park Wind Farm will be Vestas’ second-largest Australian project, […]
September 2, 2021

H2Mare project aims to produce green hydrogen on industrial scale

The H2Mare project aims to establish a new type of offshore wind turbine, one that integrates an electrolyzer for direct conversion of electricity to produce green hydrogen on an industrial scale. This way, the self-sufficient units can save costs of connection to the grid, and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In a […]
September 2, 2021

Russelectric showcases Paralleling System for renewable energy installation

Russelectric, a manufacturer of automatic transfer switches and power control systems, has introduced Paralleling System, for ensuring no interruption of critical loads when transferring between power source assets. The system can be configured for peak shaving and utility-sponsored load curtailment programs and offers high resiliency, power continuity and security for critical renewable energy installations. Paralleling Systems […]
September 2, 2021

Ampelmann signs 13 new contracts in European offshore wind 

  Dutch offshore wind access company Ampelmann signed 13 contracts in 2021 to provide motion-compensated gangway solutions for personnel and cargo transfer in Europe. “Securing these projects has brought us new opportunities to deliver the highest level of safety to offshore operations,” said Bob Rollerman, business developer for Europe at Ampelmann. Ampelmann will use its […]
September 2, 2021

Massachusetts Maritime Academy trains workers for jobs in clean energy

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) is training workers who will build the wind farms that will provide clean energy to the northeast U.S. “It’s a fact that the clean energy industry is growing, and we are taking steps to be involved in this unique opportunity,” said Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, USMS, President of the […]
September 2, 2021