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

2020-09-18T09:33:28+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 [...]

Case Study: Nordsee One

2020-07-02T09:56:37+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Bureau News|

Bureau was the sole supplier to the Nordsee One project, where we were responsible for the direct mobilisation of multi-disciplined inspectors across the UK and Europe (Germany, Poland, Norway, Croatia, Denmark, Slovenia, Netherlands and Spain) Covering multiple work scopes during manufacturing and pre-assembly, our inspectors provided surveillance across several packages [...]

Equinor to deliver world’s largest at-scale hydrogen from carbon capture plant in Hull

2020-07-01T19:45:04+00:00July 1st, 2020|Bureau News|

Equinor has announced the first phase of its H2H Saltend project, which will be located at Saltend Chemicals Park near Hull. The initial phase will feature a 600MW auto-thermal reformer (ATER) that will use CCUS technology to convert natural gas into “blue hydrogen”. According to Equinor, this would be the [...]

Case Study: Triton Knoll Offshore Windfarm

2020-06-25T14:09:28+00:00June 25th, 2020|Bureau News|

Bureau has supported the Triton Knoll project since early 2018 and continue to do so. We provide critical resource to support the quality assurance, quality control and surveillance activities across the entire project. The work carried out covers a full range of Inspection of plant and equipment. Our resourcing ensured [...]

Innogy selects Siemens Gamesa 14MW for Sofia

2020-06-23T07:07:12+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Bureau News|

German-Spanish manufacturer to supply and install 100 turbines at 1.4GW offshore wind farm Innogy has chosen Siemens Gamesa's 14MW turbines as the preferred model for the 1400MW Sofia offshore wind farm off the North East coast of England. The agreement includes the manufacture, installation and commissioning of a total of [...]

Scotland launches £62m energy recovery fund

2020-06-15T15:25:11+00:00June 15th, 2020|Bureau News|

Some of the money will be used to position the North East as a hydrogen model region The Scottish Government has launched a £62m (€69m) fund to help the energy sector recover from the dual economic impacts of Covid-19 and the oil and gas price crash. The Energy Transition Fund [...]