“Now is the time to invest in the energy infrastructure of the future. The revised TEN-E rules will allow clean technologies to be plugged in to our energy system – including offshore wind and hydrogen. We need to update and upgrade now to achieve the Green Deal’s goal of climate neutrality by 2050”, Executive Vice-President for the EU Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, said on 15 December 2020 as revised rules of the Trans-European network for Energy (TEN-E) Regulation were introduced. Now, one year later, the EU reached a political agreement on the revised TEN-E framework.
The Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius, has announced the start of spatial planning procedures for cable routes that would connect more than 10 GW of the country’s planned additional offshore wind capacity to the national grid.
Vattenfall has awarded Fugro with a contract to carry out a geoscience survey and subsequent data processing and reporting for a proposed pipeline route between Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) and Aberdeen Port.
Eneti Inc. has entered into a binding agreement for the construction of the second next-generation wind turbine installation vessel with South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).
UK’s Ardersier Port, which was one of the largest oil rig fabrication yards in the world employing up to 4500 workers, is now set to be transformed into Europe’s first fully circular energy transition facility where old oil rigs will be recycled to make foundations for floating offshore wind farms in a move expected to generate thousands of jobs.
California’s continued push to rapidly adopt offshore wind signals a glowing opportunity for wave energy technology as a complementary power partner to accelerate the mission to net-zero, according to Swedish company CorPower Ocean.