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  • 20 April 2020
    Project & Tenders

    TenneT has awarded the consortium of Jan De Nul Group and LS Cable & System the contracts for the supply and installation of high voltage cables for the grid connection of the Hollandse Kust Noord and West Alpha offshore wind farms. Jan De Nul Group will take care of the transportation, laying, and protection of […]

  • 24 December 2019

    Lithuanian natural gas transmission system operator Amber Grid has signed a €79.85 million ($88.5 million) construction works deal with a consortium consisting Alvora and Šiaulių dujotiekio statyba for the GIPL gas interconnection between Poland and Lithuania.

  • 19 October 2018

    The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted National Grid’s request to add liquefaction capacity to its Fields Point storage facility in Providence, Rhode Island. 

  • 3 December 2019

    The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has performed a construction inspection of the National Grid LNG’s (NGLNG) liquefaction project in Providence, Rhode Island.

  • 10 April 2020
    Project & Tenders

    Dutch cable manufacturer Twentsche Kabel Fabriek (TKF) has revealed further details about the company’s scope of work on the 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind project. As reported earlier, Seaway 7 awarded TKF with a contract to deliver 33 kV inter-array cables for the wind farm. Under the contract, TKF will manufacture and deliver 52 kilometres […]

  • 29 June 2016

    A new study commissioned by German wind energy industry has revealed considerable acceleration and cost reduction potential in the offshore HVDC grid connection field and has proposed an improved network utilization for short-term elimination of bottlenecks on land.  According to the analysis, there is potential for acceleration of 8 to 14 months in the tendering and contracting […]

  • 3 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Storage

    TenneT has abandoned its plan for the construction of an Offshore Maintenance Centre (OMC) in the north of the Netherlands for the time being. The company had planned to set up the OMC as a base for maintenance work on the transformer platforms and offshore grid connections for German and future Dutch offshore wind farms north of the Wadden Sea. Since […]

  • 2 March 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Forewind has signed connection agreements with National Grid for three further 1GW grid connections, adding to the 3GW signed since the zone was awarded in early-2010. These latest agreements for connections located in Teesside and Yorkshire mean Forewind can proceed with the development of a total of 6GW of offshore wind farm generation capacity. This […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Research & Development, Storage

    HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited (HiDef) will carry out aerial surveys for one of National Grid’s latest projects.  National Grid will provide a connection to the electricity transmission network for the proposed new 3.4GW nuclear power station, Moorside, in West Cumbria and export energy produced by a number of offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea. Following an […]

  • 9 January 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Three French companies and one university have joined forces in a collaborative project focused on solving grid stability issues associated with tidal power generation for off-grid areas.

  • 26 January 2010

    On 25th January 2010 the Executive Board and the majority of the Supervisory Board of SMIT have decided to recommend the offer from Boskalis to its shareholders. Whilst Mr Cordia supports the non-financial aspects of the merger between Boskalis and SMIT he is unable to agree with the price of the offer. After careful consideration, […]

  • 29 March 2016
    Authorities & Government, Storage

    Chinese government’s energy and other regulatory agencies have obliged all transmission system operators (TSOs) to grid-connect all renewable energy facilities that meet technical requirements of their networks.  The requirement has been issued by National Development and Reform Commission and National Energy Administration. According to the document, the new rules are helping secure the proportion of non-fossil energy consumption […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Research & Development, Storage

    In “Beyond Integration: Three dynamics reshaping renewables and the grid”, a recent global industry research initiative, DNV GL gathered views from over 1,600 energy sector participants across more than 70 countries. The study addressed key questions on how to best move forward the integration of renewables into the global electricity grids to ensure the future […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Authorities & Government, Project & Tenders, Storage

    Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has awarded grid capacity to eleven offshore wind projects under the first process of its kind in Taiwan.

  • 26 October 2011

    Forewind, development partner for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm zone, potentially the world’s largest wind energy project, has signed an agreement with National Grid for two 1GW grid connections potentially located in Teesside. Subject to the results of technical studies, yet to be completed, indications are that both grid connections could be at an […]

  • 11 April 2019

    German offshore grid network system is too expensive, inefficient, and will lead to billions of euros in additional costs by 2030 compared to its UK counterpart, according to a study commissioned by Ørsted. The study, Market Design for an Efficient Grid Connection of Offshore Wind Energy, carried out by DIW Econ, compared the market design of German offshore grid […]

  • 3 February 2020
    Authorities & Government

    UK energy market regulator Ofgem launched its Decarbonisation Action Plan on 3 February 2020. The plan aims to ensure a path to UK’s net zero future, which includes supporting the development of an offshore grid to accommodate the UK offshore wind ambitions. The Decarbonisation Action Plan comprises nine actions that would lead to building a […]

  • 14 July 2016

    ABB has won an order worth more than USD 30 million (approx. EUR 27 million) from Statnett for two substations that will strengthen Norway’s grid reliability, boost power supplies, and facilitate the integration of new renewable energy sources. The substations will also play a key role in connecting the Norwegian grid to those of the UK […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Last week an initial breakthrough was made to further accelerate Germany’s shift to renewable energy. The country’s four major grid operators provided the German government with a new plan for a major grid expansion. The government is reviewing the plan and has recently intensified high-level meetings among national and state-level players. Germany Trade & Invest […]

  • 17 August 2012

    Back in 2011, European leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost offshore wind development and to connect all the renewable energy sources in the EU. The MoU was part of a plan to achieve 20% of renewable energy by 2020, reports Oildprice. The new connections will reduce energy prices, cut waste, secure energy […]

  • 8 December 2016

    National Grid reported that UK onshore and offshore turbines have set a new record by generating 10,104MW of electricity for the first time between 2 and 2.30pm yesterday. The wind farms were thus providing 23% of Britain’s total electricity demand at that time. RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said: “It’s terrific to see wind power smashing […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Storage, Technology

    Siemens has introduced a new solution for connecting offshore wind turbines to the grid. Presented at the National Maritime Conference in Bremerhaven, the direct-current technology enables a cost-efficient and simplified connection of offshore wind power plants far from the coast, Siemens said. The platform housing the transmission technology is much smaller and more compact than […]