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Mainstream and Aker close deal on Japanese floating wind project

Renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power and Aker Offshore Wind have closed the transaction that will see them take an initial 50% stake in Progression Energy’s 800MW floating offshore wind project in Japan. The project is in early-stage development, with the site having been identified in proximity to good grid connections. The transaction was initially announced in August 2021, and with the c ...

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Power Grids may trip SE Asia renewables drive without government intervention

Flexible transmission infrastructure is an important enabler in getting solar and wind power to work, but it has often been overlooked. Southeast Asia needs to start planning for better grids to bolster its renewables ambition, according to a new report by Black & Veatch. Beyond their green credentials, solar power projects have often been marketed as cheap, modular and quick to install, compared to fos ...

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Doosan Heavy unveil 8MW wind turbine prototype in Korea

Energy solutions provider Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has announced that it has completed implementation of the 8MW offshore wind turbine prototype at the Korea Wind Power Demonstration Center, which is located in Baeksu, Yeonggwang of South Jeolla Province. The 8MW offshore wind turbine was developed as a collaborative project led by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Pl ...

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Vietnam to restructure energy sector

Vietnam is determined to restructure its energy sector, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An at the 4th High-Level Meeting of the Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG) held in Hanoi on January 24. Wind power in Bac Lieu Province. (Photo: SGGP) Gathering more than 150 delegates, the hybrid-format event looked back at achievements and contributions of the VEPG over the past four years of ...

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Sulzer Schmid launches new 3DX™ HP solution with fastest industry turnaround times for multi-GW blade inspections

Sulzer & Schmid Laboratories AG, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for wind rotor blade inspections announces the launch of its latest 3DX™ High Productivity (HP) solution specifically designed for high volume inspection campaigns. Thanks to advanced automation and AI-enabled analytics, 3DX™ HP delivers a streamlined single-stop process, making it the most efficient rotor blade ins ...

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Vietnam: 200MW offshore wind energy project secures government backing

In Vietnam, the provincial government of Soc Trang will be providing financial aid to Mainstream Renewable Power and the Phu Cuong Group for the construction of a 200MW offshore wind farm. The entire project is expected to have a total capacity of 1.4GW, enough energy to power 1.6 million households and will avoid the emissions of 1.8 million tonnes of carbon per year, according to Mainstream. Phase 1 of th ...

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Fugro wins two Energinet site investigation contracts for Denmark’s Energy Island

Fugro has secured two geotechnical site investigation contracts with Energinet for Denmark’s proposed Energy Island project. Aglobal first, this purpose-built artificial island will be situated 80 km offshore in the North Sea and act as a hub connecting hundreds of surrounding wind turbines. Fugro will perform the preliminary geotechnical site investigation for the Energy Island and the adjacent offshore wi ...

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Vietnam’s policy on wind power

However, wind power projects in Vietnam have nearly reached a dead end. The supply chain of the UK wind power industry has faced huge challenges from lockdown measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A “titan” of the wind power industry, Siemens Gamesa, had to temporarily stop turbine manufacturing. To solve problems of businesses in this industry, on March 30, 2020, the British Government issued a directive ...

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Mitsubishi invest in Laos Wind Farm Project

Mitsubishi Corp (TYO:8058) has purchased a 24% stake in a 600-MW onshore wind farm project in Laos that will be supplying power to Vietnam, Kyodo News reports. The Japanese trading house made the acquisition through a Hong Kong-based subsidiary, keeping the value of the transaction under wraps. Its partners in the project will be BCPG PCL and Earth Power Investment Ltd, both owned by companies in Thailand. ...

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LNG-to-Power Project, $30 Billion in Offshore Wind Targeted for Vietnam

Power generation projects both thermal and renewable continue to be announced for Southeast Asia, with Vietnam taking a lead role with both onshore and offshore power generation installations. Details of a large liquefied natural gas (LNG)-to-power project were announced Sept. 13, just days after the country’s T&T Group and Denmark’s Ørsted said they are prepared to invest $30 billion support offshore w ...

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