Offshore wind to reach 234 GW in 2030, 25% in China

2020-08-06T12:56:21+00:00August 6th, 2020|Bureau News|

The world will top 234 GW of installed offshore wind capacity in 2030, up from 29.1 GW in 2019, and China will account for a quarter of the total. This is according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which has revised up its forecast for offshore [...]

BP unveils 50GW by 2030 renewables goal

2020-08-04T10:38:14+00:00August 4th, 2020|Bureau News|

Hydrocarbons producer will increase annual low carbon investment to $5bn as part of transition strategy BP is targeting 50GW of net renewable generating capacity by 2030, a 20-fold increase from 2019, as part of a wide-ranging plan to become an integrated energy company. Within 10 years, the oil and gas [...]

Export cable installation works start at Moray East

2020-07-29T10:50:10+00:00July 29th, 2020|Bureau News|

Vessels NKT Victoria and Havila Phoenix are carrying out laying and trenching operations. Subsea cable laying and trenching works have started at the 950MW Moray East offshore wind project off the coast of Scotland. The wind project, being developed by a consortium led by EDPR, features three offshore substation platforms [...]

Case Study: Changhua Offshore Wind Farm

2020-07-29T10:43:54+00:00July 29th, 2020|Bureau News|

Bureau supported the Changhua Offshore Wind Farm development with the provision of inspectors which assisted in the successful completion of the manufacturing of 84 pin piles off the coast of Taiwan. Each pin pile manufactured has a diameter of 3m, a maximum length of 82m, and maximum weight of 310 [...]

East Anglia 3 seeks green light for bigger turbines

2020-07-27T12:26:01+00:00July 27th, 2020|Bureau News|

North Sea project also set to use single HVAC substation to export power to shore. ScottishPower Renewables has asked for permission from the UK government to allow its fully consented 1400MW East Anglia 3 offshore wind farm to use larger turbines. Existing consents awarded to the project in 2017 allow [...]

Wind power in Brazil represents 9% of the energy matrix

2020-07-21T17:20:22+00:00July 21st, 2020|Bureau News|

In Brazil, the installed power of wind energy reached 14.71 GW, with 583 wind farms and more than 7 thousand wind turbines in 12 states. Wind energy is advancing in Brazil and now represents 9% of the energy matrix the state of Ceará, northeast, ended 2018 with 2,050.5 MW of [...]

Renewables smash new record providing 40% of European electricity

2020-07-17T15:25:05+00:00July 17th, 2020|Bureau News|

The ‘highest quarterly figure on record’ was achieved while the share of fossil fuels dropped to 33%, according to a new report. Renewable energy broke another record for the European electricity mix in the first quarter of 2020, reaching a 40% share, the highest quarterly figure on record. That’s according to the [...]

Offshore wind energy investment quadruples despite Covid-19 slump

2020-07-14T14:31:13+00:00July 14th, 2020|Bureau News|

Investors give greenlight to $35bn worth of projects worldwide in first half of 2020. Global offshore wind investment more than quadrupled in the first half of the year even as the coronavirus pandemic triggered an unprecedented economic shock. A report has found that investors gave the greenlight to 28 new offshore [...]

Renewables can deliver £20bn for UK economic recovery

2020-07-08T14:06:53+00:00July 8th, 2020|Bureau News|

RenewableUK calculates next year’s CfDs can secure 11GW of new on and offshore wind if caps are lifted. Analysis by RenewableUK suggests that if the UK Government lifts capacity caps from the next round of contracts for difference the clean energy sector can secure over £20bn (€22bn) of investment. The [...]

Case Study: Moray East Wind Farm

2020-07-07T16:07:15+00:00July 7th, 2020|Bureau News|

Bureau was the sole supplier of inspection personnel to the Moray East Wind Farm off the coast of Scotland where we mobilised a team of multi-disciplined inspection workforce across multiple sites covering Welding, NDT & Coating fabrication activities along with Project Management and documentation translation services. The Moray East Offshore [...]

Ports have potential to ‘become renewable hubs’

2020-07-03T14:20:52+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Bureau News|

Ports have potential to ‘become renewable hubs’ Ports can play a “pivotal role” in supporting decarbonisation by becoming renewable energy hubs, a new study by DNV GL has found. ‘Ports: gateways to Europe – 10 Transitions to turn ports into decarbonization hubs’ found that growth in offshore wind and the enforcements needed to [...]