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Tideway's new cable and installation vessel Living Stone, one of more than 35 vessels involved in the installation. (Photo: Ørsted)

Hornsea One Export Cable Installation Completed

cable and increases the vessel’s workability.The 1.2GW capacity Hornsea One, a 50/50 joint venture between Ørsted A/S and Global Infrastructure Partners, is a record-setting project in more ways than one. When fully operational in 2020, its 174 Siemens 7MW turbines will generate enough clean electricity for well over one million homes. The electricity generated out at sea will pass through one of three offshore substations, before being carried by three high voltage subsea export cables (245kV), via the reactive compensation station, to shore.“This record-breaking project is a step up

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Mexican Wave Energy Project Moving Forward

conditions, the company decided to set up its first Mexican plant near Manzanillo, the country’s busiest cargo port some 845 kilometers (525 miles) west of Mexico City.Situated close to the shore, hundreds of floating buoys connected by arms to a jetty would move with the waves to generate clean electricity at the 4.8-megawatt plant.The power then would be fed into a sub-station controlled by the state-owned electricity company, said Ernesto Delarue Rodriguez, chief executive of joint venture partner Eco Wave Power Mexico.The plant would be able to power about 2,000 homes, he said.In the event

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Roadmap for Renewable Energy

the target is ambitious, New York State’s carbon reduction goals are flexible enough to incorporate green energy transmitted from elsewhere. This is particularly significant for Long Island, which benefits from the Cross Sound Cable, an undersea transmission line that transmits excess clean electricity across Long Island Sound from renewable-rich New England.  In addition to its vast hydrologic and wind resources, New England has its own state-level carbon reduction policies that date back over a decade. The Cross Sound Cable can transmit 330 MW of hydrologic and wind power originating

A 1MW plant developed by the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO) which will be built for installation off the coast of South Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, in the South Pacific Ocean.

Energy from the Ocean: The Ocean Thermal Energy Converter

offers the potential for round-the-clock clean renewable energy from the ocean," said Matthieu de Tugny, SVP and Head of Offshore, Bureau Veritas. "We are excited to deploy our expertise in offshore energy, met-ocean studies and structures to help bring this project which will deliver clean electricity to remote areas to fruition.”   Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is a sustainable way to produce electricity from the difference of temperature between deep cold and warm surface seawater. A working fluid is successively vaporised and condensed in a thermodynamic cycle, with

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DONG Plans World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

in 2014 by DONG Energy and its partners. The wind farm will be constructed and operated under the U.K.'s EMR FID-enabling regime with a fixed price for the first 15 years of production.   Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President at DONG Energy, said, “Walney Extension will deliver clean electricity to more than 460,000 U.K. homes and I’m very pleased that we can now start construction of what will be the world’s biggest offshore wind farm when completed. Building this offshore wind farm will bring us significantly closer to realizing our strategy of having 6.5GW of installed

Tidal BlueTec platform (lowres)

BlueTEC Platform Ready for Generation

  The first BlueTEC Tidal Energy platform was formally named by the Mayor of Texel, the Netherlands this morning. The floating platform, which holds tidal turbines below the sea surface, will soon be positioned near the island of Texel – supplying clean electricity to the Dutch grid. This first BlueTEC will serve as a demonstration platform targeted at remote locations worldwide, such as islands in Indonesia, Philippines and the Pacific. It is also the start of further development of higher capacity tidal energy platforms, to be deployed in large farms. “We are very pleased that

rendering of the platform, courtesy of Damen

Partners Deliver Modular Floating Tidal Energy Platform

A group of offshore companies, including Bluewater, Damen and Van Oord among others, has partnered for a floating tidal energy platform a project to generate clean electricity, marking the first time that a floating tidal platform is used for electricity production into the Dutch grid. Set to become operational in the first half of 2015, the BlueTEC platform, which will be moored near Texel in the Waddenzee, is of modular design and uses a new type of permanent mooring lines. It will also serve as a trial for remote locations worldwide, such as islands in Indonesia, Philippines or the Pacific.

Peterhead

Shell Advances Peterhead Clean Energy Project

the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project to the next phase of design. The project, led by Shell, with strategic support from SSE, owners of the Peterhead gas power station in Aberdeenshire, aims to capture10 million metric tons of CO2 over 10 years. This will generate enough clean electricity to power the equivalent of 500,000 homes a year. If successful, the project will represent the first industrial-scale application of CCS technology at a gas power station anywhere in the world. ”The signing of this agreement is a hugely important step towards the U.K. delivering the

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Lockheed Martin in Australian Wave Energy Project

generation project will be built off the coast of Victoria, Australia, using Ocean Power Technologies' (OPT) PowerBuoy® wave energy converter technology. The company’s PowerBuoy wave generation technology uses a "smart," ocean-going buoy to convert wave energy into low-cost, clean electricity. The buoy moves up and down with the rising and falling of waves. This mechanical energy drives an electrical generator, which transmits power to shore via an underwater cable. Contributing to Australia’s goal of 20 percent renewable energy by 2020, the project is expected to produce

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Siemens Installs First North Sea Platform

to the mainland. Using the Siemens technology installed on the platform, the alternating current power generated by the wind turbines is transformed into low-loss direct current for transmission onto land. Starting next year, this will enable the network operator and purchaser TenneT to supply clean electricity to more than 500,000 German households on the mainland. The land-based station, also supplied by Siemens to TenneT, is located northwest of Hamburg in Büttel, where electricity will be converted back into the alternating current power required for feeding into the grid. “With

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U.K.: Massive Offshore Wind Farm Opens

Greater Gabbard wind farm, which is reportedly the second largest offshore wind farm in the world, costing £1.3 billion and generating enough clean electricity to power over half a million homes, was officially opened off the coast of Suffolk by the Energy and Business Minister Michael Fallon. Greater Gabbard has 140 turbines and will double in size once the Galloper wind farm extension is completed in 2017. Offshore wind has the potential to provide enough clean power for 11 million homes in the U.K. by the end of this decade, creating 30,000 jobs and contributing £7 billion to the

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