Tag: north sea

Belgium’s Elia Expands OSW Transmission: To build first artificial energy island by 2026

In September 2022, Belgium and the other seven countries of the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) including Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands jointly announced that they had set an OSW capacity target of at least 76 GW by 2030, 193 GW by 2040 and 260 GW by 2050. As part of the joint statement, Belgium has agreed to a non-binding target of 6 GW of OSW capacity by 2030 and 8 GW by 2040.

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Dutch pension fund to invest in large-scale North Sea wind energy

ABP, a Dutch pension fund, created the Noordzeker partnership to invest in large-scale wind energy in the North Sea. The group will use the funds to submit bids for major wind farm construction projects in the North Sea. Additionally, it stated that IJmuiden Ver will be the first offshore wind farm for which Noordzeker will issue a tender.

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SolarDuck, RWE partner on floating solar technology pilot in North Sea

In order to develop the usage of floating solar parks in the sea and integrate them into an offshore wind farm to build a multi-source renewable energy project, the German sustainable energy company RWE and offshore solar energy developer SolarDuck have signed a collaboration agreement. In its proposal for the Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust West (HKW VII) for system integration, RWE selected SolarDuck as the sole supplier of offshore floating solar technology with integrated storage.

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TenneT floats a tender for offshore wind connections in North Sea

TenneT, the Dutch transmission system operator, intends to develop a $31.5 billion tender plan and contract partners for the construction of land and sea connections for 40 GW of offshore wind capacity in the German and Dutch North Sea. TenneT will be responsible for at least two-thirds of this target, connecting 20 GW of capacity in each of the German and Dutch North Seas.

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Netherlands to float a massive offshore wind bid

The Netherlands has stated that it will shortly issue a request for proposals for the construction of two new offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 1400 MW. The North Sea will be the site of the new projects. The Dutch government released laws detailing the procedure in the Government Gazette on March 9, 2022. According to the notification, wind farm lots 6 and 7 will each have a capacity of 700 MW.

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BNetzA floats a tender for 1 GW offshore wind farm in North Sea

The German Federal Network Agency, BNetzA, has issued a tender for the development of a 1 GW offshore wind farm in the North Sea. BNetzA has also announced that the bidder with the lowest subsidy required for the North Sea wind farm would be considered for the contract. The maximum value for bids is 6.4 ct per kWh. The bid submission deadline is September 1, 2022, and the project is expected to be finished in 2027.

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Agder Energi, GIG partner to bid for floating offshore project in Norway

Agder Energi, a Norwegian power company, has partnered with Macquarie-owned Green Investment Group (GIG) to bid for a floating offshore wind project in the North Sea’s Utsira Nord zone. The Utsira Nord zone, with a capacity of 1.5 GW, is one of two regions where the Norwegian government has solicited license applications.

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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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Germany floats 958 MW offshore wind tender

Germany has issued a tender to develop 958 MW of offshore wind capacity across three areas in the North and Baltic Seas. 658 MW projects are planned for the North Sea, while the remaining 300 MW is allocated for schemes in the Baltic Sea. The capacity is expected to be operational by 2026.

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