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Siemens Gamesa Launches 14MW Offshore Wind Turbine

rotor, 108-meter long blades, and a 39,000 m2 swept area.The 14 MW capacity allows one SG 14-222 DD machine able to provide enough energy to power approximately 18,000 average European households every year. Approximately 30 SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines could furthermore cover the annual electricity consumption of Bilbao, Spain, Siemens Gamesa said."Offshore is in our DNA,” says Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit. “Since we helped create the offshore wind industry in 1991, we’ve been determined to safely increase operational performance, minimize

A five-member team from NUS Engineering, Keppel Data Centres and SLNG will jointly develop a prototype to demonstrate the novel, energy-efficient and cost-effective cooling technology for data centres. Photo:  National University of Singapore

Singapore: LNG Terminal to Develop Data Center

and operation in a tightly-controlled environment, data centers are among the major power consumers in the building sector.In addition, Singapore's tropical climate imposes a heavy energy burden on cooling in buildings. In 2018, data centers accounted for 7 per cent1 of the total annual electricity consumption in Singapore."About 37 per cent2 of the total energy consumed by data centers is used to cool IT equipment. Therefore, improving the efficiency of the cooling system can result in significant energy savings and reduce the carbon footprint of data centers. In this project, we aim to

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Remote-Controlled Submersible Fish Farm in Arctic Ocean

building a sustainable and efficient aquaculture industry,” said Kevin Kosiko, Managing Director ABB Energy Industries.“The unmanned fish pens will be remotely controlled by a feed barge located 400 meters away. This reduces the need for human intervention and thereby cuts fuel and electricity consumption and will also enable new solutions for fish farming offshore and onshore with a focus on fish welfare, traceability and food safety,” Kevin added

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Siemens Gamesa Launches First 10MW Offshore Turbine

, Germany, the world's largest plant for offshore wind turbine nacelles.The annual energy production of one SG 10.0-193 DD is sufficient to supply about 10,000 European households with electricity. This means that an offshore wind park composed of 20 of these turbines would cover the annual electricity consumption of a city the size of Liverpool

New Task Force for California Offshore Renewables

states in meeting many of their ambitious and critically important renewable energy goals. In particular, NREL estimates areas off California have the technical potential to generate about 392 terawatt hours of electricity from offshore wind per year. This potential is about 1.5 times the total electricity consumption of the state, based on 2014 statistics.   To date, BOEM has awarded 11 commercial offshore wind leases, including nine through the competitive lease sale process (two offshore Maryland, two offshore Massachusetts, two offshore New Jersey, two in an area offshore Rhode Island-Massachusetts

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Trelleborg Wins Floatover Installation Contract for BorWin3

units (DSUs) are fixed on the barge that will transport the platform's topside to its site offshore. These combat the destabilizing effects of adverse weather and sea conditions during transport.   The converter is designed to transmit 900 MW of wind power, which equates to the annual electricity consumption of one million German households. Trelleborg will begin fabrication of LMUs and DSUs with immediate effect and its solutions are scheduled for delivery in 2018. The entire project is due for completion in 2019

Ecosse Subsea Systems Lands First Danish Project

trenching works on the Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm project in the Baltic Sea.   Due to come online in 2022, Kriegers Flak will be Denmark's largest offshore wind farm to date, with 600MW offshore wind turbines to be erected at Kriegers Flak which will be capable of covering the electricity consumption of approximately 600,000 households.    Located approximately 45 km from the coast of Rodvig, owners Energinet.dk plan to install two 220 Kw submarine export cables and a 9 km connecting cable between two offshore platforms.   Scottish-based ESS noted that it has previous

Prysmian Group cableship Giulio Verne during loading operations in Arco Felice (Naples, Italy) Image: TenneT

Subsea Cable to Link Netherlands and Denmark

works.   Scheduled for completion in 2019, the COBRA cable is a new, over 350 kilometers long subsea DC connection (interconnector) that will create a direct link between the Dutch and Danish power grids. The cable will have a total capacity of 700 MW, which equivalents to the annual electricity consumption of 700,000 households.   TenneT CEO Mel Kroon commented, “Siemens and Prysmian are excellent partners to undertake the realization of this important project. One main purpose of the COBRA cable is to transport electricity between the Netherlands and Denmark. This will promote

Final fixation of GreenLink connector to its plate (Photo: SABELLA)

Tidal Turbine Connected with Onshore Electricity Grid

has completed a cable operation connecting a tidal turbine to an onshore grid.   The operation was carried out in the Fromveur Passage, off the island of Ushant, France, and the future outcome of connecting the two halves is a coverage of 15 to 20 percent of the Ushant island’s electricity consumption needs. Completed with the help of a MacArtney connectivity solution, the ‘Sabella D10’ tidal stream turbine project includes two drymate GreenLink connectors, one linked with the turbine, the other one connected to the export cable. They are eventually lifted out of the water

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Subsea Energy Production Beats Topside Method Says ABB

annually (CAGR); set to reach around $100 billion by 2020. Subsea production is more cost-efficient, improves energy efficiency and safety for both the environment and personnel. As no topside installation is needed, and the equipment on the seabed is maintenance-free, operators can reduce electricity consumption and eliminate offshore travels. Recent developments in subsea technology mean that more and more advanced operations are being moved from the platform to the seabed. The first subsea pumps are operational, the first subsea compressors are on the way and the next big step will be subsea

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