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Archives September 2022

Archives

September 2022

ARTICLES

Tackling Tough Net-Zero Goals

Canada is once again experiencing renewables growth, but the country still has a lot of work to do to meet set emissions reduction targets.

Renewable energy grpwth in Canada started accelerating in 2021, and it’s expected to grow even more by the end of 2022. According to Robert Hornung, president and CEO of the Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA), Canada saw almost 1 GW of new capacity installed in 2021. That gigawatt broke down into about 700 MW of […]
Kenneth Carter

U.S. Offshore Ambitions Hinge on Supply Chain

With the proper planning and by incorporating some of the best experience from European models, the U.S. should be able to roll out robust offshore wind development.

Bold action comes from bold ambition, and ambitions don’t come much bolder than the United States’ plan to scale up offshore wind capacity from 42 MW to 30 GW by 2030. That goal will require wind farms across almost the entire coastline, yet today there are no commercial-scale offshore wind farms operational in the country. […]
Declan Slattery

Offshore wind opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico

Despite what is understood as the limited “wind to grid” capacity in the Gulf of Mexico, the footprint of the region has generated interest in using that relatively expansive geographic scope for various potential wind projects.

As the United States’ burgeoning offshore wind industry has dominated headlines and begun putting steel in the water along the Eastern seaboard, it has done so thanks in no small part to the equipment, know-how, and experience of the oil and gas services industries throughout the Gulf Coast. Just as the Cajun Mariners helped develop […]
Christopher Hannan, Joe Tirone

NEWS

New Snap-on mini drills aim for precision

The new angled-head 14.4 V MicroLithium Mini Drills from Snap-on Industrial provide precise drilling without the need for tethering to an air source. The 14.4 V MicroLithium Mini Drills are ideal for applications within public transportation manufacturing, fleet maintenance, repair and overhaul, public safety vehicles, electronic component manufacturing and installation, HVAC and others where small holes […]
September 6, 2022

Clir retained for Okanagan Wind portfolio

Clir Renewables, the market intelligence platform for wind and solar, has been retained as the data analysis and optimization service for the Okanagan Wind portfolio following Canadian Power’s purchase of the sites from Toronto-based InstarAGF Asset Management. Comprised of Pennask Wind Farm and Shinish Creek Wind Farm, Okanagan Wind represents the only wind power facilities […]
September 6, 2022

BAR Technologies launches offshore wind crew transfer vessel

BAR Technologies, a simulation-driven marine engineering consultancy, held the official launch of its first BARTech 30-crew transfer vessel (CTV) from its premises on The Camber, Portsmouth. BAR Technologies Chair Martin Whitmarsh, also chair of the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership, led his BAR Technologies colleagues to hand over the first vessel of its type to class leading […]
September 6, 2022

Atlantic Wind Transfers orders Chartwell transfer vessels

Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT), the first US offshore wind farm support company, has ordered six Chartwell Ambitious-class Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV) designed by UK-based pioneers of vessel design, Chartwell Marine. AWT’s order comprises six CTVs, and will be constructed by St. John’s Ship Building Inc. at its shipyard in Palatka, Florida. The first two vessels […]
September 6, 2022

Lanfine Wind to generate energy for more than 25,000 Alberta homes

The Lanfine Wind Project, located in Oyen’s Special Area 3 in Alberta, has entered its final construction phase, with the wind turbines being lifted and installed in their final locations, as well as the blades being attached to the rotors. This new facility is expected to be operational by the end of this year, after […]
September 6, 2022