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EU Targets 450 GW Offshore Wind by 2050

The EU Commission’s big goals for offshore wind – between 230 and 450 GW by 2050 – are achievable provided the right investments in electricity grids and Governments take the right approach to maritime spatial planning, said a report.According to the WindEurope report examines where 450 GW of offshore wind could be deployed most cost-effectively around Europe, bearing in mind there is only 20 GW today. 450 GW of offshore wind is part of a European Commission scenario to deliver climate neutrality by 2050.The report is a remit from the Energy Ministers of the 10 ‘North Seas’

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In-situ Subsea Cable Repair

conventional method of recovering the subsea cable prior to repair. The diving scope was performed as part of a Moyle Interconnector project to carry out the repair on the Moyle Interconnector cable, a 500MW HVDC electrical interconnector, in the Irish Sea.  The interconnector cable links the electricity grids of Northern Ireland and Great Britain through submarine cables running between converter stations at Ballycronan More in Islandmagee, County Antrim and Auchencrosh in Ayrshire. The fault area was located approximately 2.5km from the Scottish coast and submerged between one and three meters

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In-situ Subsea Cable Repair

conventional method of recovering the subsea cable prior to repair. The diving scope was performed as part of a Moyle Interconnector project to carry out the repair on the Moyle Interconnector cable, a 500MW HVDC electrical interconnector, in the Irish Sea.  The interconnector cable links the electricity grids of Northern Ireland and Great Britain through submarine cables running between converter stations at Ballycronan More in Islandmagee, County Antrim and Auchencrosh in Ayrshire. The fault area was located approximately 2.5km from the Scottish coast and submerged between one and three meters

Tidal BlueTec platform (lowres)

BlueTEC Platform Ready for Generation

market, it can be shipped as containers and installed anywhere in the world, to provide clean electricity in remote areas and small islands, replacing expensive and polluting diesel generators. An important advantage of tidal energy is its predictability and consistency, bringing stability to local electricity grids. As all vulnerable electronic equipment is safely housed inside the unit, with easy access from the surface since it floats, inspection for maintenance and repair purposes is a straightforward matter. This makes it a truly unique product. It is also the first time that a complete, integrated

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Innovative In-situ Subsea Cable Repair

of recovering the subsea cable prior to repair.   The diving scope was performed as part of a Moyle Interconnector project to carry out the repair on the Moyle Interconnector cable, a 500MW HVDC electrical interconnector, in the Irish Sea.    The interconnector cable links the electricity grids of Northern Ireland and Great Britain through submarine cables running between converter stations at Ballycronan More in Islandmagee, County Antrim and Auchencrosh in Ayrshire. The fault area was located approximately 2.5km from the Scottish coast and submerged between one and three metres

France Picks: GE is the One for Alstom

demand and caused a slump in the market for new power plant equipment, hitting its cash flow and ability to service debt. But its assets are valuable to rivals slugging it out in a tough market. Linking up with Alstom will allow GE to provide turbines for power stations and technology for electricity grids - something Siemens, eyeing Alstom's high-margin gas turbines for itself, and MHI wanted to prevent because it makes their U.S. rival even stronger. However analysts said that GE and Siemens both stood to benefit, regardless which one of them won the bid, as any deal would remove a competitor

Xodus to Maximize Energy Connection Integrity for Mutual Energy

and Northern Ireland. The aim is to assess and maximize the asset integrity of the two systems and refine inspection techniques and emergency response procedures as appropriate and dependent upon survey findings. The Moyle Interconnector is a 250kV (500MW) two cable HVDC system linking the electricity grids of Northern Ireland and Scotland. The submarine section of the cable system comprises of two corridors each of 55km in length, with an overall length of 63km. The Scotland to Northern Ireland Pipeline (SNIP) is a 135km gas pipeline from Twynholm in Scotland to Ballylumford, Northern Ireland

Red7Marine Offshore Win Rich Slew of Contracts

of four export cables from onshore out to the offshore wave energy test site. Closer to home in the cable sector R7M Offshore has very successfully completed SeaVex cable de-burial and subsea inspection work on the Moyle Interconnector, a 62km 500MW HVDC subsea cable system connecting the electricity grids between Scotland and Northern Ireland. In the oil and gas sector R7M Offshore has recently completed a gas wellhead 'work over' operation for a major SNS operator.  The project has led to the award of follow-on work to mobilise a vessel and undertake a large decommissioning scope of

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