10 September 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.

September 17th 2018
MHI Vestas Signs Firm Order for Largest MW Project in Company History

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will supply 90 of its flagship V164-9.5 MW turbines for the 860 MW Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm project; its largest MW project to date. MHI Vestas celebrated the financial close of the deal with innogy, at the site, confirming the project as the largest (MW) in the history of the turbine company. Affirming its strengthening position in the UK offshore wind market, the Danish-Japanese joint venture will supply 90 of the world’s most powerful commercially available turbine, the V164-9.5 MW, and has agreed on a comprehensive 5-year O&M agreement.

September 16th 2018
Ingeteam Develops New Optimal Offshore Power Conversion Architecture

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, has announced that a recent in-house R&D study allowed them to work out the optimal electrical power conversion designs for offshore wind turbines up to 15 MW. The research, taking into account the complex set of parameters at play in LCoE, enabled it to develop a Medium Voltage Power Converter reaching up to the 15 MW power range. Ingeteam claims that its new design is the ideal solution for scaling up offshore turbine platforms and will present its converter and the associated research at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg next month.

September 10th 2018
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 to power more than 1 million homes in the UK when completed. The company is one of many leading organisations speaking and presenting at the 17th annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum on 21–22 November in Amsterdam. This year’s 2-day conference is the biggest yet, hosting an international gathering of industry leaders from law firms, banks, investment asset and fund managers, energy companies, insurance companies, European Commission, and engineering consultancies.

August 27th 2018
Distributed Generation: A Lynchpin For The Small And Medium Scale Renewables

The global distributed generation market is expected to witness a CAGR of 15.5% and is projected to reach nearly US$ 500 billion by 2024. Factors such as high cost of utility tariffs, interruption of power supply, and losses incurred during transmission of electricity over long distances have shifted the interest towards distributed generation. Furthermore, financial incentives given by governments for construction of renewable distributed generation facilities is likely to give even greater impetus to the market. Here in its knowledge series, Clean Energy World focuses on Distributed Generation and signposts to available training for professionals.

August 25th 2018
Electrification The Key To Decarbonising Europe’s Economy

Electrification is the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson. He said: “according to the IEA, wind will be the #1 source of electricity soon after 2030, providing more than 30% of Europe’s electricity, but electricity is only 22% of the final energy needed by Europe’s economy. Political momentum is starting to grow for an EU target of net-zero emissions in 2050. To do this we’ll need to electrify heating and transport, where the share of renewables is just 18% and 6% respectively; that has to be the #1 priority”.

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