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CorPower Starts Wave Energy Project in Portugal

will provide space for the fabrication, assembly and servicing of commercial-scale wave energy converters.A spokesperson for the APDL Board said: “This project is in line with European sustainability objectives and is a considerable step towards decarbonization and large-scale implementation of clean energy. We intend to serve as an example, for other European ports, in what regards the utilization of existing infrastructures for similar purposes.”The CorePower WEC is of point absorber type, with a heaving buoy on the surface absorbing energy from ocean waves and which is connected to the seabed

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Deep Sea Mining Could Destroy Undiscovered Species, Says Ocean Panel

up regulations on exploration, but has yet to establish the rules for exploitation needed for mining to go ahead.The report authored by six academics said deep seabed mining was a "sustainability conundrum".Sea floor nodules contain battery metals needed to fuel the world's transition to clean energy, but trawling the sea floor for them is likely to disrupt ecosystems about which there has been scant research, as they are very difficult to reach."If mining was to go ahead with the current state of knowledge, species and functions could be lost before they are known and understood,"

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World's Most Powerful Wind Turbine Hits Key Milestone

in one day. The Haliade-X has also been recognized as the Best Sustainable Invention of the Year by TIME magazine and Best Wind Turbine of the Year by Wind Power Monthly magazine.One GE Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine can generate up to 67 GWh of gross annual energy production, providing enough clean energy to power 16,000 European households and save up to 42,000 metric tons of CO2, which is the equivalent of the emissions generated by 9,000 vehicles in one year. 

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Siemens Gamesa Launches 14MW Offshore Wind Turbine

we helped create the offshore wind industry in 1991, we’ve been determined to safely increase operational performance, minimize technology risks, and create a consistently lower Levelized Cost of Energy. "The SG 14-222 DD demonstrates our drive to lead the way in a world powered by clean energy. In fact, just one unit will avoid approx. 1.4 million tons of CO2 emissions compared to coal-fired power generation over the course of its projected 25-year lifetime."The 222-meter diameter rotor uses the new Siemens Gamesa B108 blades, each 108 meters long.Additionally, the company says

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EC-OG Raises Funds for Subsea Battery System

Subsea clean energy company EC-OG has said it has received £1.6 million from an investment consortium led by Par Equity. The company plans to use the cash to commercialize its innovative Halo battery storage system designed for subsea applications. "The investment will create up to 40 jobs in Aberdeen over the next 12 months," EC-OG said.Halo is a modular and scalable battery storage system that operates in a demanding subsea environment. "By removing the need for undersea power cables, [the battery storage system] provides a reliable, uninterrupted power supply, located

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Aker Solutions, Cognite Win $2M Grant for Floating Wind Farm Tech

planned to be located more than 30 kilometers off the coast of Humboldt Bay, and is expected online in the mid 2020’s. The team intends to use this project as a case study for the new initiative due to its relevance."Through its EPIC program, the Energy Commission strategically invests in clean energy research and technologies aimed at helping California achieve its 100% clean energy standard," said CEC Vice Chair Janea Scott. "We are pleased to award EPIC funding to support this critical research project, which will develop data tools for floating offshore wind platforms that increase

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Seamor Marine Debuts New ROV with 3km Capacity

generation company, Electron Investment SA (EISA), purchased Seamor Marine’s Chinook ROV to perform 7.1 km of tunnel and penstock inspection at its Old Chiriqui River hydroelectric project and identify any areas in need of repair.The Monte Lirio project opened in 2014 and generates 51.6 MW of clean energy. The Pando project opened in 2019 and generates 33.3 MW.“One of the main reasons we chose an ROV to inspect the tunnels was that it was much less costly both financially and environmentally than the alternative of draining the tunnels for inspection,” said Iván Parra, Civil

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Saipem, Equinor Working on Floating Solar Panels

is to be one of the leading providers of near coastal and offshore solutions for floating solar panel parks.Ida Husem, CEO of Moss Maritime, commented: “The agreement with Equinor goes in the direction taken by Saipem and Moss Maritime towards the development of new technologies related to clean energy. Moss Maritime is constantly looking for opportunities where to apply its expertise in engineering design and services also in the renewable energy sector”

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Offshore Wind: New York Moves on Sunrise

, the offshore wind farm is expected to be operational in 2024.Martin Neubert, Executive Vice President and CEO of Ørsted Offshore, said: “Ørsted and Eversource are pleased to announce the signing of the power purchase agreement for this landmark project which will bring large-scale clean energy to New York, and we look forward to working with NYSERDA, suppliers, local communities and other stakeholders to bring Sunrise Wind to life."Martin added: "The offshore wind industry offers great opportunities for long-term industrial development, and Sunrise Wind will bring skilled

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