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Equinor, bp bid to expand offshore wind project off New York

Equinor and BP have joined forces to bid in New York’s third offshore wind solicitation (NY3), having submitted a request to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The companies will compete in the NYSERDA auction for the Beacon Wind II lease area, which has more than 1.3 GW of potential clean energy capacity. Beacon Wind II, located 60 miles from the Long Island coast, has the capacity to provide clean energy to over one million homes in New York while creating ‘thousands’ of employment in the region.

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Equinor and RWE to construct large-scale value chains for low carbon hydrogen 

Equinor and RWE have decided to collaborate on creating offshore wind farms capable of producing green hydrogen in order to establish value chains for low-carbon hydrogen. In order to replace coal-fired power plants in Germany with gas-fired power plants that are still prepared to use hydrogen, the partners intend to build a low-carbon, renewable hydrogen production facility in Norway.

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Equinor makes final investment decision for solar farm in Brazil

Equinor, a Norwegian energy company, has made a final investment decision on the 531 MW Mendubim solar project in Brazil. Mendubim, a joint venture project between Scatec, Hydro Rein, and Equinor, is situated in Rio Grande do Norte. The project will generate about 1.2 TWh of energy annually, which is enough to power 620,000 Brazilian houses.

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Equinor to develop Blandford Road battery storage project in the UK

Equinor, a Norwegian energy company, has reached a final investment decision for its Blandford Road battery storage project in the UK. Blandford Road, located in Dorset, is a 25MW/50MWh battery storage facility and the first to be built as part of a strategic partnership between Equinor and Noriker Power.

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Equinor to buy battery storage developer East Point Energy

Equinor, a Norwegian energy company, has agreed to purchase a 100 per cent stake in East Point Energy, a developer of battery storage in the US. East Point Energy, based in Charlottesville, Virginia, is developing 4.1 GW of battery storage facilities throughout the US East Coast. Beyond its current pipeline, the privately owned company has found additional growth potential.

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Scatec and partners start construction of 531 MW solar facility in Brazil

The 531 MW Mendubim solar project in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, is currently being developed by the Norwegian renewable energy company Scatec and its partners. Equinor and Hydro Rein are partners in the project’s development. The three firms will jointly provide engineering, procurement, and construction services while also each holding a 33.3 per cent economic interest in the solar power project.

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Equinor and partners to pursue 1 GW offshore wind farm

Equinor has begun a study with partners in the Troll and Oseberg fields to determine the feasibility of a 1 GW floating offshore wind farm in Norway. TotalEnergies, Shell, and ConocoPhillips, Equinor’s partners, plan to create the Trollvind floating offshore plant in the Troll area, which is located about 65 km west of Bergen.

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Equinor, bp launch new offshore wind hub in New York

Equinor and BP have collaborated to launch an offshore wind innovation hub in New York, with the aim of facilitating partnerships with start-ups. The programme is the product of a three-year collaboration between the NY Tandon School of Engineering’s Urban Future Lab (UFL), Equinor, and the National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, which is sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

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Equinor, Naturgy partner to develop offshore projects in Spain

Equinor, a Norwegian energy company, has signed an agreement with Naturgy, a Spanish energy company, to compete in Spain’s upcoming offshore wind auction. The country’s first offshore wind auction is slated to take place in 2023 off the coast of the Canary Islands. Its mission is to support the Spanish government in attaining its target of installing up to 3 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.

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Vestas to stop all its four wind projects in Russia

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas plans to halt four Russian wind projects. Novoalekseevskaya, Grazhdanskaya, Ivanovskaya, and Pokrovskaya are the four projects now in the development phase. They have a total capacity of 253 MW. Vestas was selected for these projects by a partnership that included Gazprombank of Russia and Fortum of Finland.

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Equinor, BP partner to develop offshore wind projects in New York

Equinor, a Norwegian energy company, has partnered with BP to transform the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) complex in New York into a regional hub for offshore wind. The companies plan to develop the facility into an offshore wind port to accommodate their 3.3 GW of East Coast offshore wind projects. Sustainable South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SSBMT), the terminal operator, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) co-signed the agreement.

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UK’s National Grid relies on offshore wind to help stabilise the grid

For the first time, the National Grid ESO in the UK has issued a contract to an offshore wind farm to maintain stable voltage levels in the power network. From 2024, the Dogger Bank C offshore wind farm’s transmission assets will supply 200 megavolt amperes of reactive power (MVAr), which is used to ensure network stability.

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Equinor unveils a new floating offshore wind concept for Scotland

Scottish offshore energy company Equinor has revealed its preferred floating wind foundation design for full-scale gigawatt (GW) commercial floating offshore wind, if successful in the ScotWind leasing round. The Wind Semi, a semi-submersible wind turbine foundation, was created with flexibility in mind, allowing fabrication and assembly to be performed using local resources.

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We are accelerating our transition: Equinor’s CEO Anders Opedal

We are in the biggest transition our energy systems have ever seen. Renewables are growing rapidly, and over time, oil and gas will play a smaller role. The plan we present today is a strategy to take advantage of the opportunities in the transition. This is not a new direction, but we are accelerating our transition, bringing forward our ambitions while growing cash flow and returns.

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Equinor and Eni to form a partnership for offshore wind in the North Sea

Equinor and Eni have announced a plan to collaborate on the development of floating offshore wind plants in the North Sea as part of their expansion within renewable energy production. The Norwegian government has earmarked two areas in the North Sea for developing 4.5 GW of floating and bottom-fixed wind turbine capacity and plans. A discussion is set to take place in the Norwegian parliament by next month.

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