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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

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 in

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Nexans Wins $113m Subsea Contract

Vice President Nexans Subsea and Land Systems Business Group."Leveraging on Nexans' cutting-edge submarine cabling technology and our teams' deep water installation know-how, we look forward to contributing to the construction of a single national grid, which will provide a more reliable electricity transmission to the Philippine people," Vincent added.With the completion of the MVIP, expected by 2020, NGCP aims to ensure a more stable and secure supply of power in the country and maximise the use of available local energy resources

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Siemens Gamesa Firms Belgian Offshore Wind Project

Business Unit of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.The 252 MW SeaMade Seastar site is located 40 km off the Belgian coast, and features water depths up to 38 meters. The 30 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines will be installed on monopiles, and supply approximately 260,000 Belgian households with electricity.The 235 MW SeaMade Mermaid site is located approximately 54 km off the Belgian coast, and features water depths up to approximately 40 meters. The 28 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines will also be installed on monopiles. It will supply approximately 230,000 households with electricity.&ldquo

Google to Tap the Power of Offshore Wind

, the latest investment in the Nordic region which is known for its abundant renewable energy.Google said it would match the new centre's use of energy made from fossil fuels with green energy generated through so-called power purchase agreements (PPAs).The Nordic countries, which can generate electricity relatively cheaply from renewable sources such as hydropower and wind, have long been a magnet for heavy power-using industries, but are now attracting power-hungry data centres.Annual investment in Nordic data centres could double to more than 4 billion euros ($4.57 billion) by 2025, a new study

Maneuvering the Subsea Power Hub over the pier for the first system wet trial. (Photo: Nortek)

Tidal Power for Seabed Oil and Gas Installations

There is great potential for large underwater turbines engineered to harness power from tides and ocean currents to produce industrial-scale levels of electricity. At the smaller scale, tidal power can be just as useful and, indeed, can be much easier to deploy to meet commercial needs.A team of subsea engineers from the North Sea oil and gas industry saw one such potential opportunity and decided to set up their own company – EC-OG – to pursue it in 2013. The result of their endeavors is the Subsea Power Hub, a compact tidal- and ocean-current-based electricity generator, suitable for

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Nexans Wins Hornsea 2 Contract

more than 150 million euros.Located in the North Sea, approximately 89 kilometers from the Yorkshire coast, the 1.4 GW Hornsea 2 is the sister project to Hornsea 1. Ørsted is now constructing the project, with completion set for 2022. Once Hornsea 2 begins operating, it will provide enough electricity to power more than 1.3 million homes. The cables for Hornsea 2 project will be manufactured at Nexans Norway site in Halden.The project will be equipped with Nexans three-core HVAC submarine cables in order to bring the electricity produced by the wind farm onshore. These 245 kV XLPE cables

Portugal, Morocco Seek Power Link

Portugal and Morocco will invite bids to build an undersea electricity cable linking the two countries after technical and financial feasibility studies are completed in early 2019, a senior Portuguese official said on Monday.Morocco and Portugal agreed in 2015 on plans for a 1,000 megawatt (MW) link. Feasibility studies were launched in 2016.Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy Joao Galamba told Reuters that the two governments aimed to issue the invitations to bid "immediately after the feasibility study""Both governments are strongly committed to this project," he said on

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Denmark-Netherlands Subsea Power Cable Reaches Dutch Coast

A subsea power line set to link the networks of Denmark and the Netherlands reached the Dutch coast on Friday as part of plans to share excess electricity from wind farms and other sources.The 325 km (202 mile) long COBRAcable, short for Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam, has a capacity of around 700 megawatts (MW) and is expected to become fully operational in the third quarter of 2019."This is an important step towards the integration of electricity networks in western Europe," said Jeroen Brouwers, spokesman for Dutch grid operator TenneT."We will now have the first link between the

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Engie Gets Green Light for Offshore Wind Projects in France

after it obtained the final authorization from the government on Monday.A spokesman said the wind farms are expected to be operational by 2021.The farms are in an 83 square kilometers zone, and they will have 62 turbines manufactured by Siemens Gamesa Renewable and will produce 1,900 megawatt hour of electricity per year, which represents electricity consumed by around 790,000 people.Engie said the Yeu and Noirmoutier projects, together with the Dieppe project which was confirmed in June, will give it a combined capacity of around 1 GW.($1 = 0.8802 euros)(Reporting by Bate Felix; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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Nexans Wins Cable Contract for Northwester 2 Wind Farm

associated accessories will be delivered by Nexans Switzerland plant located in Cortailod, Switzerland.The Northwester 2 wind farm is expected to make a significant contribution to Europe’s Climate and Energy Policy, saving around 500,000 metric tons of carbon per year. It will provide enough electricity to power approximately 220,000 Belgian homes.Pursuing an active exit strategy from nuclear power, the Belgian government is set to double the area of the country’s North Sea waters made available to offshore wind parks after 2020. The country already has four offshore wind parks that produce

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Minesto Generates Deep Green Tidal Power

Marine energy developer Minesto has achieved initial electricity generation with its first commercial-scale marine energy kite during the commissioning program of the company’s ground-breaking low-flow tidal energy project in Wales.“We are entering a new era of renewable energy generation and Minesto is at the forefront,” said Minesto’s CEO Dr Martin Edlund. “The achievements in Wales over the last few months makes us confident that our unique technology can operate in low-flow tidal streams and ocean currents, offering predictability and reliability to the energy mix.

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Nexans Wins Triton Knoll Wind Farm Contract

. grid.Located around 30 km off the coast of Lincolnshire, Triton Knoll is being developed by Innogy Renewables UK Ltd, in partnership with J-Power and Kansai Electric Power. It has a planned installed capacity of approximately 860 MW and, once operational will be capable of generating enough renewable electricity to supply over 800,000 UK households. To export the energy generated by the wind farm to the grid, Triton Knoll will rely on Nexans’ 220 kV land export cables, which will transmit the power over a total distance of around 57 km from landfall near Anderby to the new Triton Knoll substation

A smaller prototype tested in Galway Bay, Ireland. (Photo: Ocean Energy)

The OE Buoy is Taking Shape

power production giving it the ability to support a range of exciting uses including marine-based data centers, offshore fish farming, desalination plants, naval autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) power platforms, off-grid applications for remote island communities as well as utility-quality electricity supply.According to John McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Energy, the scale and ambition of the OE Buoy project is unique and transformative. “This first-of-its kind wave energy convertor is scalable, reliable and capable of generating sustainable power to facilitate a range of

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Marine Survey Work Starts for Greenlink Interconnector

The subsea field work for the Greenlink interconnector, one of Europe’s most important infrastructure projects, gets under way with the launch of the first of MMT’s survey vessels, MV Franklin.The offshore and nearshore surveying along the proposed route of the electricity link between the UK and Ireland is expected to take approximately 40 days, depending on weather conditions. MMT were awarded the contract for the Greenlink Marine Survey (GMS) by Greenlink Interconnector Ltd in August.Further survey work along the 170km marine route will be undertaken by vessels MV Seabeam, MV Edda Fonn

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Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Comes Online

The Arkona offshore wind farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea has supplied the first electricity into the German electricity grid.The 385 MW project, operated by E.ON in partnership with Equinor, when completed can deliver power to approximately 400,000 German households. After the first of 60 turbines now being online, further wind turbines will be launched into operation.“First power in the Arkona wind project represents a milestone in the market of renewable energy and we are proud to participate together with E.ON and the transmission system operator 50Hertz. Arkona is Equinor’s

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NRCAN Grant Triggers Major Investment in the Bay of Fundy

bringing us to this important milestone’. Mr. De Pietro concluded that he is excited with the prospect of moving on with the project in consultation with key stakeholders including Indigenous communities and local fishers.DP Energy has developed 393 MW of wind energy systems, generating enough electricity to power some 117,900 homes every year. The company has a further 1,476MW of projects which are consented, in planning or in late stage development in Australia, Ireland, and the UK as well as a number of large-scale solar PV projects across Canada

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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

percent of globally installed offshore wind capacity, data from the Global Wind Energy Council showed.Walney Extension was among the first renewable projects to secure a so-called contract for difference (CFD) subsidy from the British government in 2014.The contract guarantees it a minimum price for electricity of 150 pounds ($195) per megawatt hour (MWh) for 15 years.Since this was awarded, the cost of offshore wind has fallen dramatically to a low of 57.50 pounds per MWh in the last auction held in 2017.Blades for both sets of turbines were made at British factories, in Hull and the Isle of Wight,

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