Siemens Gamesa awarded supply and service contract by Ørsted for Hornsea Project Two
The Danish energy company and developer of the Hornsea Project, Ørsted, has appointed the Spanish Siemens Gamesa to be the supplier and server of the offshore wind construction.
Siemens Gamesa will be responsible for the installation of it’s SG 8.0-167 DD turbine with power boost functionality and the second Hornsea Project.
The offshore wind farm is to be located 89km off the coast of Yorkshire, England, and will have a total capacity of 1,386MW from the firm’s turbines.
When operational in 2022, the farm will be the largest offshore wind facility in the world, and is also Siemens Gamesa’s biggest offshore project to date.
The firm’s second biggest offshore task was the Hornsea Project One, which has a capacity of 1,218MW.
“We are very pleased that Ørsted has placed its trust in Siemens Gamesa once again. Hornsea Project Two will be a benchmark in Europe, not only on account of its size but also its technology,” stated Andreas Nauen, CEOO of Offshore at Siemens Gamesa.
“Siemens Gamesa will install the newest model from its offshore platform at this facility. The SG 8.0-167 boosts annual output by 20% and offers higher returns,” he added.
The turbine’s nacelles will be manufactured in the firm’s Cuxhaven, Germany, facility, with the majority of blades to be produces in the Hull, UK, factory.
Siemens Gamesa will also assemble all of the turbines at their Hull facility before they are transported to Dogger Bank, the location of the farm.
The company’s wind turbine features 81.5m long blades, creating a 167m diameter.
The length of the blades are capable of generating 20% more annual output, due to an 18% winder sweep area, the SWT-7.0-154 blade.
UK Nissan fleet owners receive commercial charging service
UK fleet owners of Nissan Leaf and e-NV200 models can avail of a new commercial charging service using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.
The V2G technology developed by DREEV, which is a joint venture between EDF and Nuvve, which specialises in V2G technology, allows for two-way energy flow; both recharging an EV’s battery when electricity is at its cheapest, and discharging excess energy to sell back into the grid.
Fleet customers will save around £350 savings per charger each year, which equates to approximately 9,000 miles of driving charge per year.
EDF’s V2G business solution includes:
The supply and installation of a two-way connected compact 11kW charger capable of fully charging a Nissan LEAF, depending on the battery model, in 3 hours and 30 minutes - 50 per cent faster than a standard charger - with integrated DREEV technology.
A dedicated DREEV smart phone app, to define the vehicles’ driving energy requirements, track their state of charge in real time, and control charging at any time
Philip Valarino, Interim Head of EV Projects at EDF, said today’s announcement marks an important step on the UK’s journey towards electric mobility. "By combining the expertise and capabilities of EDF, Nissan and Dreev we have produced a solution that could transform the EV market as we look to help the UK in its journey to achieve Net Zero," he said. “Our hope is that forward-thinking businesses across the country will be persuaded to convert their traditional fleets to electric, providing them with both an environmental and economic advantage in an increasingly crowded market.”
Andrew Humberstone, Managing Director, NMGB, said Nissan has been a pioneer in 100% electric mobility since 2010, and the integration of electric vehicles into the company is at the heart of Nissan's vision for intelligent mobility.
He added the Nissan LEAF, with more than half a million units already sold worldwide - is the only model today to allow V2G two-way charging and offers economic opportunities for businesses "that no other electric vehicle does today". Click here for more information.
FirstEnergy Corp, which aims to electrify 30% of its approximately 3,400 light duty and aerial fleet vehicles by 2030, has joined the Electric Highway Coalition. The group of electric companies, which has grown to 14 members, is committed to enabling long-distance EV travel through a network of EV fast-charging stations connecting major highway systems.
The Edison Electric Institute estimates 18 million EVs will be on US roads by 2030. While many drivers recognize the benefits of driving an EV, some are concerned with the availability of charging stations during long road trips. Through their unified efforts, the members of the EHC are addressing this "range anxiety" and demonstrating to customers that EVs are a smart choice for traveling long distances as well as driving around town.
Volta Industries has installed new charging stations at Safeway in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and Renton, Washington.