With the United States rejoining the Paris Agreement and governments around the world committing to a more sustainable future, it is clear that more of our electricity will need to come from renewable sources.
Driving the global energy revolution, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and CrossWind have executed the contract to deliver the turbines for the 759 MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind park. It includes the supply of 69 SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbines and a 15-year service and a maintenance agreement.
Acteon announces that its specialist pile-driving operating company, MENCK, has been awarded a contract to support Boskalis with the foundation piling activities on the Taiwanese Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm (CFXD OWF) project.
Stena Drilling has entered into a strategic framework agreement for decarbonization exploration with UK based dCarbonX to support the development of offshore “geoenergy” resources. Both parties are interested in offshore decarbonization exploration drilling as a new, innovative, and sustainable enabler of the energy transition.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the world’s installed offshore wind capacity rose by 15% in 2020, reaching 31.9 gigawatts (GW) at year-end, from 27.7 GW at the end of 2019, Rystad Energy estimates. China was the main contributor in 2020, accounting for 39% of last year’s additions, followed by the Netherlands (18%) and the UK (17%).
The fifth and final MaRINET2 call results have been announced, bringing the project's total budget for free lab, tank and open-sea testing to €5 million. In all, MaRINET2 has provided more than 600 weeks of testing and support to over 170 technology developers from almost 20 European countries, as well as Australia, Canada, Brazil and the US.