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Final Windfloat Atlantic Floating Wind Turbine Heads Offshore

be completed when this final floating wind turbine is fixed to the mooring system placed in the area and connected to the existing structures in the offshore wind farm. The other two turbines - installed in October and December 2019 - are already operating and are connected to Portugal's national grid.With a total capacity of 25MW, these will be the most powerful floating wind turbines ever installed. Bourbon Subsea Services has told Offshore Engineer that the installation could be completed by mid-next week or earlier, depending on the weather.Bourbon Subsea Services CEO Patrick Belenfant

Keppel O&M, EMA Launch Call for Smart Solutions in Offshore Sector

and technology solutions for the marine sector. The FLL will have Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering facilities for harbor crafts and small vessels. It will also house an embedded power generation system to power Keppel O&M’s operations, with excess electricity to be exported to the national grid.Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “We hope to develop innovative energy solutions for the marine sector through this partnership with Keppel O&M. We are seeking solutions that incorporate the use of cleaner energy, optimise energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions

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ABB Bags DolWin5 Gig

DolWin5 (Epsilon) offshore grid connection project in Germany.According to a press note from the technology company, ABB will provide a system for IT infrastructure, OT1 security, plant-wide condition monitoring, SCADA2 and remote access services to facilitate stable power transmission to the German national grid.The DolWin5 (Epsilon) platform will deliver 900 megawatts of zero-carbon electricity from three connected wind farms in the North Sea, 100 km off the German coast. In addition to a converter platform offshore, there is an onshore converter station located in Emden/Ost in Germany.“This order

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Siemens Wins Viking Link Gig

(HVDC) link between the UK and Denmark.Viking Link will enable the exchange of up to 1400MW of electricity to provide increased power-supply reliability and security to consumers in both countries, and will support the integration of renewable energy.The interconnector is being jointly developed by National Grid Ventures (Great Britain) and Energinet (Denmark) via National Grid Viking Link Ltd. and Energinet Eltransmission A/S. Viking Link is scheduled to begin commercial operation at the end of 2023.The two converter stations, one in Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire, in the UK, and the other in Revising in

Optimized drive: Fred Olsen Ocean’s Brave Tern. Image: Handout/Fred Olsen

Offshore wind: One-stop Power Conversion

of three 3,800 kW propulsor drives; three 2,700 kW tunnel thrusters and, in is understood, a DC Hub for each vessel.  Future wind-service vessels look set to face an increasing amount of environmental scrutiny and can expect to one day have to operate as hybrids. New wind players are often national grid managers involved in wind precisely for the green footprint. Even established players with roots in oil, like Equinor, have been known to insist on greener power from their marine suppliers.“Our drives match turbine installation vessels very well,” Parpala said, explaining that specialized

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New Offshore Wind Foundation Tested

into deep waters where traditional construction methods of hammering monopiles into the seabed are becoming more and more expensive, its developers say.HR Wallingford notes that as of March 2019, the UK had almost 2,000 offshore wind turbines with over 7.8 GW of power generation capacity, which the National Grid “Future Energy Scenarios” predict could rise to almost 30 GW by 2030.The company says new foundation solutions are needed as construction accelerates and shifts to deeper water, and energy markets become increasingly competitive – since comparison sites make it easier to switch

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

offshore wind farm, Hornsea One in the North Sea off the coast of England, has been completed several months ahead of schedule, Danish operator Ørsted announced Tuesday.With offshore export cables totaling 467km, plus an onshore cable route of 38km connecting each of the three strings to the national grid, it is the longest AC offshore wind export cable system ever to have been installed. The cables were manufactured by NKT at their facilities in Cologne and Karlskrona.Tideway BV installed the three landfall cable sections using sub-Contractor VBMS and their vessel Ndurance. The remainder of the

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Nexans Wins $113m Subsea Contract

been awarded a full turnkey contract worth more than $113m  for the manufacturing, delivery and installation of 350 kV HVDC submarine cable in the Philippines.Nexans has been awarded a full turnkey contract for the submarine link of the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) launched by National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).To optimise the delivery of the submarine cabling system for the MVIP to connect the three power grids of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao into one unified national grid, Nexans will leverage on its global manufacturing footprint.The 350 kV submarine MI cable

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Nexans Wins Contract in the Philippines

delivery and installation of 350 kV HVDC submarine cable in the Philippines.In the last 15 years, power consumption in Philippines increased by almost 80 percent to achieve over 94,370 GWh in 2017, according to the Philippines Department of Energy.To meet the country’s growing energy needs, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is looking to unify and reinforce the national grid with the launch of the Mindanao Visayas Interconnection Project, for which Nexans will manufacture, deliver and install the submarine cable system.NGCP launched the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project

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