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  • New agreement to support UK’s onshore green hydrogen plants and associated industrial infrastructure

    21 July 2021

    Green infrastructure developer Cerulean Winds has signed an agreement with px Group to progress plans for an integrated 200-turbine floating wind and hydrogen development in the North Sea. The Cerulean proposal has capacity to generate 3GWh of power, enough to electrify the majority of offshore facilities, reducing CO2 emissions by more than half from 2025. An excess of 1.5 GWh of power would be diverted to onshore green hydrogen plants....

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  • Floating wind power model developed by the CHN Energy Group is officially launched

    20 July 2021

    Recently, the world's first floating wind power integrated cage aquaculture demonstration prototype test model, developed by the CHN Energy Group, was officially launched in the Ocean Engineering Laboratory of Shanghai Jiaotong University, marking the official entry of the project into the model test stage....

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  • Energy majors submit bids for Scottish offshore wind leasing

    20 July 2021

    Several energy majors have submitted bids to build offshore wind projects off the coast of Scotland, the first round of seabed leasing in Scottish waters for over a decade. BP, Equinor, Orsted, Shell, and RWE are among those which submitted bids as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind Leasing that will grant property rights for new large-scale offshore wind project development, including floating wind for the first time....

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  • New call for ‘urgent action’ to ensure safety keeps pace in UK renewables sector

    16 July 2021

    New independent research has found that 63% of managers in the oil, gas and renewables sectors have outlined concerns in their organisation about a major safety incident occurring in the next five years. Dräger Marine and Offshore, which commissioned the research, called for urgent action to be taken to ensure that safety in the UK’s fast-growing renewable energy and carbon capture sectors keeps pace in order to avert a major safety incident....

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  • Shell starts up Europe’s largest PEM green hydrogen electrolyser

    05 July 2021

    Europe’s largest PEM hydrogen electrolyser began operations on July 2, producing green hydrogen at Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland. As part of the Refhyne European consortium and with European Commission funding, the fully operational plant is the first to use this technology at such a large scale in a refinery....

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New plant near Hull could triple UK hydrogen production capacity 29 June 2021

Plans for two first-of-a-kind, low-carbon power stations in the UK’s Humber region have taken a significant step forward after SSE Thermal and Equinor submitted a planning (DCO) application. The plans, which could triple the UK’s hydrogen output, comprise one of the UK’s first power stations with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and the world’s first major 100% hydrogen-fuelled power station....

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Increase 5GW hydrogen targets or risk missing out on investment and jobs, UK gov warned by industry 18 June 2021

The UK could miss out on millions in investments and tens of thousands of jobs in the next ten years unless the Government raises its hydrogen production targets, according to a new industry report published on June 17. More than three-quarters of respondents to Hydrogen Strategy Now’s ‘State of the Hydrogen Nation’ survey said the 5GW hydrogen production target set out in the PM’s Ten Point Plan is not ambitious enough....

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East England energy hub could power London and the South East for decades, says Oil and Gas Authority 11 June 2021

An Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) commissioned study has concluded that an Energy Hub in Bacton, Norfolk could provide low carbon energy for London and the South East for decades to come and help in the drive to net zero greenhouse gas emissions....

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Gravity energy scheme adds hydrogen to energy storage mix 28 May 2021

Gravitricity, the team behind a system that stores excess renewable energy in weights suspended above disused mine shafts, has revealed plans to add hydrogen and heat storage to its underground gravity energy system. The Edinburgh innovators have submitted a global patent to turn purpose-built shafts into pressurised energy stores, capable of safely accumulating significant quantities of the gas....

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Majority of UK offshore workforce to be in low carbon energy roles by 2030, new study says 25 May 2021

A new UK Offshore Energy Workforce Transferability Review by Robert Gordon University (RGU) highlights that the offshore energy workforce mix will change significantly in the next 10 years, with roles in decarbonised energies projected to increase from 20% to 65% of all jobs in the offshore energy sector (oil & gas, offshore wind, carbon capture utilisation and storage and hydrogen)....

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