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10 October 2018 2018 12:40 PM GMT

Ørsted Announces Plans For Offshore Wind Farm To Power 1 Million UK Homes

Ørsted, the largest energy company in Denmark has recently unveiled its plans for a sustainable energy solution that will power more than 1 million homes in the UK when completed. The power company will be one of many industry-leading organisations speaking and presenting at the 17th annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum taking place on 21st – 22nd November 2018 in Amsterdam.

Ørsted is partnering with Belgium-based DEME Group, who will be employing their Innovation installation vessel to install 174 monopiles. The large support structures are essentially cylindrical steel tubes extending into the seabed, serving as anchors for the tower. DEME Group are also confirmed to attend this year’s event, along with European Investment Bank, DLA Piper, NWB Bank, Loyens & Loeff and many more.

As the monopiles are massive structures, the Innovation can only carry 4 at a time, one of the reasons why the project’s predicted completion date is 2020 and Ørsted hopes to make it fully operational by then.

Ørsted will be bringing their expertise to this year’s 17th annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum in the form of Marie de Graaf, Head of Business Development, who will be presenting at this year’s two-day conference on “Supporting Green Energy Transition in the Benelux Region”.

Marie will be focusing on the topics of supplying renewable energy to the Netherlands: Borssele Wind Farms, securing continued financing for renewable energy projects, diversifying funding sources over time to minimise re-financing risk, allocating excess liquidity in subsidiaries to group parent, and achieving the 2025 goal: 11-12GW installed offshore capacity.

She has over 10 years’ experience in the Renewable Energy sector in project manager/financial advisor roles, focusing mainly on the development of wind energy projects. She has worked as project manager on various renewable energy projects, in charge of coordinating project teams and stakeholders, including banks, contractors and advisors, as well as various work streams on a project level, such as financial structuring, commercial negotiations of project and finance contracts, and overall process management.

This year’s two-day conference will be the biggest yet, hosting an international gathering of industry leaders from international law firms, banks, investment funds, energy companies, investment, asset and fund managers, insurance companies, European Commission, and engineering consultancies.

Delegates are urged to book their place now to take advantage of an unmatched networking opportunity and meet with some of the biggest names in the industry. For more information about the event, including the latest brochure and other exclusive content such as the past attendees list, visit the website and register your place before 28th September to save £100: http://www.beneluxconf.com/cewpr

Event Note: Benelux Infrastructure Forum, 21st – 22nd November 2018, Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands – Sponsored by Allen & Overy. For sponsorship and delegate enquiries, the contact is Andrew Gibbons via +44 (0) 207 827 6156 or agibbons@smi-online.co.uk.

November 8th 2018
Macquarie Capital Reach Financial Closure On Largest PPP Project In Netherlands

Ahead of speaking at the 17th annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum next month in Amsterdam, Macquarie Capital, Ballast Nedam, and DEME have recently announced that they’ve reached financial closure on the largest PPP project ever awarded in the Netherlands. The €1 billion Blankenburg Connection PPP project, which involves the construction of an immersed tunnel under the Rotterdam port waterway, a land tunnel and two junctions, aims to improve road links between Rotterdam and its port. This further establishes the Benelux PPP market as one of the most active and important regions for global infrastructure projects business.

October 21st 2018
Europe: Investment In Ports Infrastructure Can Cut Offshore Wind Costs by 5.3%

European ports are set to take on an expanded role in the offshore wind supply chain. By 2030 Europe is expected to have installed 70 GW of offshore wind. This means there will be more than 10,000 turbines in the water. This is equivalent to a build-out rate of 6 GW per year, 20% of which will be repowering existing sites with brand new turbines. Investments of €0.5-€1bn in new port infrastructure could help the offshore wind sector to cut costs by up to 5.3%, according to figures released recently, by the WindEurope Ports Platform in Hamburg.

November 9th 2018
US: EIA Data Shows Renewables Outpacing Nuclear Power In Electrical Generation

The latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is showing that electrical generation by renewable sources has edged past nuclear power. Additionally, wind and solar now provide 10% of the nation’s electricity, overall; with solar alone surpassing biomass and geothermal combined. Significantly, solar now triples electrical generation by oil. In addition, the data reveals that solar and wind both showed strong growth with solar (i.e., utility-scale + distributed PV) expanding by 27.6% and wind by 11.2%. Combined, they accounted for nearly a tenth of the nation’s electrical generation.

October 20th 2018
IRENA: Innovation Front and Centre, As Leaders Shape the Future Energy System

Participants from more than 80 countries explored the disruptive innovations in digitalisation and decentralisation that are transforming energy systems around the world. Remarkable cost reductions driven by technological innovation and an increasingly conducive policy environment have made renewable energy increasingly competitive with conventional fuels in many parts of the world. In parallel, innovations such as the Internet of Things, blockchain, artificial intelligence, smart charging of electric vehicles, and hydrogen power and storage are making energy systems increasingly integrated and flexible and are supporting the transition to a renewable-powered future.

November 2nd 2018
Ingeteam’s Indian Wind Converter Factory Achieves DNV GL Certification First

Ingeteam has announced that it received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for the wind converter manufacturing facility recently established by the company in the Tamil Nadu region. Its new facility is the first-ever wind converter factory to receive such a certification in India. DNV GL’s Shop Approval is awarded upon successful completion of a comprehensive audit and enables Ingeteam to simplify the scope of subsequent quality inspections. This next level certification guarantees that a workshop operates within a high-standard manufacturing environment and that adequate working procedures and methods are consistently deployed by qualified staff.

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