EDPR has acquired a 628 MW wind and solar portfolio in Chile, through two separate agreements with Atacama Energy and Lader Energy, with a total spend of $38 million. Under the first agreement, two wind farms worth 297 MW of capacity and one 254 MW solar park have been acquired, all of which are currently under development. The second detail entails a 77 MW wind farm, which is expected to come online in 2023.
Pennant Walters has unveiled early-stage preparations for an application for a new 48 MW wind farm at Mynydd Llanhilleth in Wales, UK. Lithuania’s Ignitis Group has started generating electricity at the 94 MW Pomerania wind farm in Poland.
Orsted and HOFOR have agreed to collaborate on the development of 1 1,300 MW green hydrogen project in Denmark. The Green Fuels for Denmark project will initially take power from the 250 MW Aflandshage offshore wind farm in the Oresund Strait, which will come online between 2024 and 2025, with the pair set to develop a power-to-x plant to supply hydrogen to DFDS’s proposed hydrogen-powered Copenhagen-to-Oslo ferry.
Salamander Floating Wind, a JV between Simply Blue Energy and Subsea 7, has signed an MoU with Global Energy Group to collaborate on the 200 MW Salamander floating wind project in Scotland, UK.
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has approved the budget for the country’s longest transmission line between South Australia and New South Wales, with an additional connection in North-West Victoria. The Project EnergyConnect interconnector will be built by ElectraNet and TransGrid, with an approved capital expenditure of $1.76 billion.
Orsted has completed the divestment of 50% of the 752 MW Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands to Norges Bank Investment Management for a fee of €1.375 billion. Orsted will continue to provide long-term O&M as well as balancing services for the project having commissioned it in Q4 2020.
Nordic Wind Technology will retrofit 89 Suzlon S-88 turbines in Spain with new units from Siemens Gamesa, using the OEM’s Scada solution. Turbine capacity is currently unclear, despite plans to install them through the backend of 2021.
Worley has been awarded the services contract to support the development of a Shell’s 200 MW green hydrogen hub in the Netherlands. Once complete in 2023, the green hydrogen plant will produce between 50,000 and 60,000 kilograms of green hydrogen a day.
Huadian will develop a 300 MW agrivoltaic project with battery energy storage for Longkou City, China. China Power Construction will develop a 150 MW agrivoltaic project for the Duyun Municipal Government, China.
LONGi has commissioned its $1.9 billion, 15 GW high-efficiency monocrystalline cell factory in Xi’an, China.
China Power Engineering has signed an investment agreement concerning a 1 GW solar, storage and hydrogen complex to be located in Zhangye City, Gansu Province, China.
Scatec Solar will develop 540 MW solar with 225 MW / 1140 MWh battery energy storage from three projects in South Africa, having gained preferred bidder statues via a tender.
Masdar has won the rights to develop a 457 MW solar plant in Uzbekistan. The project will be located in Sherabad district, Surkhandarya region, and was awarded at tender by the Ministry of Energy. Masdar has signed up to wind development in the country.