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Europe remains the bastion of wind energy where Germany leads the region in onshore capacity, the UK leading the offshore markets, and countries like Denmark and the Netherlands ushering the EU toward a fossil free future through their commitments to renewable technologies.
The EU continues to strengthen its position on green energy through its targets for renewably sourced electricity and is working hard toward an energy sharing network to enable complimentary generation capacity to be exchanged as needed.
Market leaders such as Siemens and Vestas work closely with entities like Vattenfall, DONG Energy and Statoil, providing state-of-the-art wind farms for national energy providers working in close conjunction with Europe’s grid operators. As such, their combined expertise is the driving force behind some of the most significant innovations within the industry, and their commitment to investing into ongoing research and development programs are producing world leading technologies. Hornsea Project One will have the capacity to provide power to one million homes, which is a genuine milestone achievement for an offshore wind farm, and demonstrates how advanced Europe’s wind energy solutions have become. Projects such as Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak have also shown the World how cost effective wind power can be and is paving the way to removal of wind energy subsidies. These developments are crucial to wind power becoming a ubiquitous part of our energy landscape and reducing electricity costs for the consumer.
The technologies being developed within Europe now to support wind energy generation and storage will have far reaching and lasting consequences for the World as their refinement and development has knock on effects for electrically powered travel and for mobile digital communications. InDepth NRG will remain heavily invested in Europe’s energy market place reporting on each new development and looking at their ramifications for our industry and our planet.
Offshore Wind: Large-scale study delivers robust design guidance for grouted connections in pre-piled and lightweight jacket structures
23 February 2018 Summary > Joint Industry Project by innogy SE, SPR/Iberdrola, SSE, EnBW, ORE Catapult, Ørsted, Statkraft and the Carbon Trust investigates Grouted OPC Connections with Annuli of Large Dimension (GOAL) > Study report written by Arup is anticipated by spring 2018 > Test series were carried out at
Feb. 21, 2018 Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately-held renewable energy company, and NarrativeWave, an Irvine-based Internet of Things software company, announced a three-year agreement. Invenergy will use NarrativeWave’s software to optimize its fleet of wind turbines and other renewable energy assets. The announcement follows a successful 60-day pilot, where
2018-02-22 Vattenfall backing cable technology to minimise local impact Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group behind the Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm, has revealed today significant design decisions about the wind farm that will deliver an environmentally sustainable project generating climate smart, low cost green electricity. One of those decisions is
17 April 2018 Southampton UK MAN OVERBOARD Prevention & Recovery Workshop aims to reduce the risk caused by people falling in the water on vessels of all sizes. Fast moving sessions highlight the hard lessons learned from recent fatalities. Viable solutions are simple and effective. All sectors are invited
Southampton – 18 & 19 April 2018 All sectors are invited to participate in this unique event that focuses on viable energy solutions for sub IMO / sub 24 metre vessels. As most new power and propulsion technology is proving to be scalable this knowledge is becoming increasingly relevant
2017-12-14 Asian Hercules III arrives ahead of suction bucket foundations for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre One of the world’s largest and most versatile floating cranes has arrived in Peterhead Port today ahead of 11 giant game-changing suction bucket foundations. Setting up base in Peterhead Port, the 25,000