Mar 4, 2021

Duckt and EIT InnoEnergy roll out scooter charging in Paris

Dominic Ellis
2 min
EIT InnoEnergy and micro mobility infrastructure innovator Duckt are to install 150 dock, lock and charge points across Paris' Rive Gauche district in Q2
EIT InnoEnergy and micro mobility infrastructure innovator Duckt are to install 150 dock, lock and charge points across Paris' Rive Gauche district in Q...

EIT InnoEnergy and micro mobility infrastructure innovator Duckt are to instal 150 dock, lock and charge points across Paris' Rive Gauche district in Q2.

Marc-Antoine Réol, Country Manager France at DUCKT, said Paris is the ideal city to demonstrate its solution with nearly 15,000 electric scooters on the streets, and policies moving towards their accelerated deployment.

The aim of the year-long pilot project is to provide 'last mile infrastructure', linking public transport and shared micro-mobility and complementing strategies to reduce car use. From 2024, motoristis will not be allowed to drive a diesel car in Paris and by 2030, gas powered cars will be banned. 

Hortense Becheux, Sales Manager France at EIT InnoEnergy said: "Micro mobility is in the driver’s seat as Paris, and other major cities like Barcelona and London, decarbonize. We think Duckt offers something truly unique – the solution is built to be adaptable and green. This means it can even generate its own power through solar options."

Research from Lime showed a 15% increase in the number of electric bike and scooter trips in the city and 65% in distance travelled between February and June last year.

The adaptable solution can be plugged into advertising boards, bus stations and street lighting to provide a power source.

The Global Electric Kick Scooters Market size is expected to reach $4. 9 billion by 2026, rising at a market growth of 12. 3% CAGR during the forecast period, according to Based on Voltage, the market is segmented into 36V, Below 24V, 48V and Greater than 48V. 

In the UK, Halfords recently launched a petition to allow e-scooters to be ridden on public roads. Pilot schemes are gathering speed but concerns persist over safety.

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Aug 3, 2021

Swire Energy buys ALL NRG, Vestas wins Australia wind order

Dominic Ellis
3 min
Swire Energy Services' acquisition of ALL NRG marks its second wind-focused deal this year, as Vestas secures 58MW order for wind project in Australia

Swire Energy Services (SES) has bought Danish wind services provider ALL NRG for an undisclosed fee, with SES becoming sole owner of ALL NRG  wind and solar division. 

The company currently operates across wind markets in Europe and Asia. ALL NRG was established in 2014 by Nordic private equity firm, Via Equity, by the acquisition of four prominent energy-related companies: APRO Wind, VB Enterprise A/S, Q-Star Energy A/S and WTG Partners A/S.  

Manfred Vonlanthen, CEO of Swire Energy Services, said: “This acquisition, alongside the investment of BladeInsight in June of this year, positions Swire Energy Services firmly within the wind industry. ALL NRG has an impressive track record and is a trusted service provider, with access to over 600 highly qualified technicians. 

“With this competence, in combination with our global reach and our long-term experience operating safely in the offshore environment, we will be able to service OEMs, operators, and owners with a full spectrum of specialist services for wind projects globally. We welcome Michael Thatt and his team and look forward to developing our service offering together in line with our strategic vision for wind services within SES.” 

Via Equity is happy to see the ALL NRG services continuing under new ownership and we are certain SES will have great opportunities to excel in the very promising market for wind and solar, added Peter Thorlund Haahr, partner at Via Equity. 

This is the second wind focused acquisition for Swire Energy Services this year, and forms part of the company’s long-term strategic objective to grow its renewable energy sector offering to support customers through the energy transition.  

ALL NRG will be rebranded Swire Energy Services, which will roll out across the organisation from August 3. 

Vestas wins 58 MW wind project order in Australia

In partnership with Global Power Generation, a subsidiary of the multinational power company Naturgy Group, Vestas has secured a 58MW deal for Crookwell 3 Wind Farm in New South Wales, Australia. The project will feature 16 V126-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode which Vestas will supply and install.

Upon completion, Vestas will also deliver a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. This agreement will optimise energy production while also providing long-term business case certainty.

“As the largest installer and maintainer of wind turbines, both globally and nationally, we are pleased that customers like Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group) continue to choose our leading technology, market experience and broad service solutions”, said Purvin Patel, President of Vestas Asia Pacific.

“Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group) is a globally valued customer to Vestas”, said Peter Cowling, Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand. “We look forward to championing their ambitious vision of sustainability in Australia through the successful delivery of Crookwell 3 Wind Farm, and our remaining projects which are currently in progress. 

Once again, Global Power Generation is very pleased to partner with Vestas as OEM and long-term maintenance provider for Crookwell 3 Wind Farm, added Pedro Serrano, Chief Business Development Officer, Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group). Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2022, with commissioning to commence in Q4 2022.

Last month leading CEOs from the global wind industry united to call on G20 members to show leadership in the climate crisis by raising national ambitions and urgently laying out concrete plans for increased wind energy production to replace fossil fuels (click here).

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