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Taiwan Aims to Shed Dirty Power Reputation with Big Wind Push

Sep 28, 2023

One of the dirtiest and most import-dependent power sectors in Asia is on a clean-up drive. Taiwan currently imports roughly 98% of its energy sources and gets more than 80% of its electricity from fossil fuels, including around 43% from coal and 39% from natural gas, according to data from think tank Ember. Only around 16% of Taiwan's electricity sources are deemed clean, which is half the average for Asia as a whole and way less than regional rivals China…

China's Envision Energy Says 'Easy' to Triple Renewables

Dec 06, 2023

Chinese wind turbine maker Envision Energy believes 'it's easy' to meet an international pledge made at the COP28 climate summit to triple renewables by 2030.'This is not visionary,' Envision CEO Lei Zhang told Reuters on the sidelines of the summit in Dubai…

Japan, Denmark to Collaborate on Floating Offshore Wind Technology

Oct 25, 2023

Japan and Denmark have agreed to join hands in researching and developing floating offshore wind power technologies in a bid to combat climate change, Japan's trade and industry ministry said.The nascent floating offshore wind industry is poised…

Apex Aviation and NHV to Offer Helicopter Services to Taiwan's Offshore Wind Industry

Oct 19, 2023

Offshore helicopter services company NHV Group has announced a collaboration in Taiwan with Apex Aviation, a local Taiwanese company, with the aim of providing helicopter transportation services to Taiwan's growing offshore wind industry.'Given…

Ørsted Moves Closer to 50% Stake Divestment in Taiwanese Offshore Wind Farm Project

Oct 17, 2023

Denmark-based global offshore wind developer Ørsted is set to divest a 50% stake in its offshore wind farm project in Taiwan and has signed an exclusivity agreement with a Taiwanese insurance company and its affiliate, following a competitive divestment process…

Japan's Marubeni and Partners to Invest $12.3B in UK clean energy

Oct 12, 2023

Japan's Marubeni Corp has pledged to invest 10 billion pounds ($12.3 billion) with partners over the next decade in clean energy in the United Kingdom, according to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on Wednesday. Marubeni and the UK government signed the MoU…

SK E&S and CIP Seal Deal on 99MW Offshore Wind Project in South Korea

Oct 11, 2023

SK E&S, one of the largest conglomerates in South Korea, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners have reached financial close on the Jeonnam 1 offshore wind project in South Korea.Jeonnam 1 will be a 99-MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Shinan County…

Japan's Mitsui, Canada's Northland to Build 1 GW Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan

Sep 22, 2023

Japan's Mitsui & Co said on Friday it had finalized a plan with Canada's Northland Power Inc. to build a 1 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind farm in Taiwan at an estimated cost of 960 billion yen ($6.5 billion). The deal comes as countries around…

India’s Massive Renewables Deployment Helps Meet Record Power Demand

Aug 25, 2023

India’s electricity consumption hit a new high this summer but the transmission grid has been much more stable because of increased generation from renewables as well as plentiful fuel stocks at coal-fired power plants.Electricity consumption peaked at a record 223 Gigawatts (GW) in June…

Offshore Wind: Taiwan's First DP3 Heavy Lift and Installation Vessel Completed

Jun 30, 2023

The construction of the 'Green Jade' DP3 heavy lift and installation vessel, the first such vessel built in Taiwan, was completed Friday.The vessel was commissioned by the CDWE consortium consisting of Belgium's DEME Offshore and Taiwan's CSBC…

Itochu, Tokyo Gas Eye Bids for Japan's Offshore Wind Farm Auction

Jun 29, 2023

Itochu Corp, Tokyo Gas Co Ltd, and other companies are considering bidding in the second round of the Japanese government's auction of offshore wind power projects, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday. In December, Japan resumed public…

Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Partners with KOM for Offshore Projects in South Korea

Jun 15, 2023

Singapore's offshore services firm Kim Heng has via its subsidiary, Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Pte entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding with South Korea's KOMS CO. LTD. (“KOM”).Under the MoU the two companies plan to cooperate…

Copenhagen Energy's Offshore Wind Project Gets Support from W. Australia Gov't

Jun 15, 2023

Danish renewable energy firm Copenhagen Energy has received support from the Western Australia Government as it progresses plans for its Leeuwin Offshore Wind Farm project.The project has been awarded Lead Agency status by the Department of Jobs…

MOL Group Enters CTV Business with Charter Deal for Ishikari Bay New Port Wind Farm

Jun 15, 2023

Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Line has concluded a time charter contract with Shimizu Corporation for two crew transfer vessels (CTV) for an offshore wind farm at Ishikari Bay New Port. 'This marks the MOL Group’s first entry into the CTV business. In addition…

Consortium Proposes 2.5 GW Offshore Wind Farm in Bass Strait, Australia

Jun 02, 2023

A consortium comprising Mainstream Renewable Power, Reventus Power, AGL, and DIRECT Infrastructure has submitted a feasibility license application for a 2.5 GW offshore wind development off the coast of Victoria, Australia.The area in the Bass Strait off Gippsland…

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