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12 January 2022

Renewables orders this week

Thyssenkrupp’s Uhde Chlorine Engineers will provide the 200 MW of electrolyzers to Shell’s green hydrogen production project at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, which will be powered by the future Hollandse Kust North offshore wind farm. The project will use Thyssenkrupp’s 20 MW AEM electrolyzer modules, with construction to start in the coming months. Shell is expected to take a final investment decision to build the ‘Holland Hydrogen I’ project later this year, with commissioning expected in 2024.

Orsted has acquired a 45% stake in Liquid Wind’s FlagshipONE methanol project in Sweden. The project aims to be the world’s first large-scale project to produce e-methanol by combining green hydrogen produced from onshore wind and CO2 captured from a CHP plant. The project will use a 70 MW electrolyzer and is due to open in 2024 before supplying clean fuel to the maritime industry.

A joint venture of EDF and Wood have secured consent from the Scottish government for their 24-turbine Stornoway wind farm in Scotland.

Pattern Energy has completed its 1050 MW Western Spirit wind complex in New Mexico, USA. The project includes a total of 377 GE turbines, ranging from 2.3 MW to 2.8 MW size.

Leeward Renewable Energy has completed the repowering of its 54 MW Crescent Ridge wind farm in Illinois, USA.

Greencoat Wind has completed the acquisition of Statkraft’s 43.2 MW Windy Rig and RWE’s 48.5MW Glen Kyllachy wind farm in Scotland.

Eolus and Hydro REIN have satisfied all conditions to jointly develop 672 MW of wind capacity in Sweden. The nine project portfolio will be commissioned between 2027 and 2032, pending all permits being acquired.

Nordex has secured a 43.2 MW turbine order for RWE’s Rea Unificado wind farm in Spain, which will be completed in mid 2022.

VSB has been awarded two wind energy projects with capacities of 123.2 MW and 41.6 MW in Poland’s latest renewable energy auction. The company aims to have the projects up and running by 2025.

Iberdrola has teamed up with Filipino outfit Triconti ECC Renewables to develop five offshore wind projects with up to 3,500MW capacity in the Philippines.

EDF Renewables has launched a joint venture with DP Energy to develop the 1 GW Gwynt Glas floating wind project in the UK.

Ineos has signed a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Eneco for a 65 MW chunk of the power from the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium. The deal starts in 2022 and will deliver 250 GWh of renewable power to Ineos per year.

Northland Power and RWE have established a joint venture to develop 1,300 MW of offshore wind in the German North Sea. The partners will pursue a cluster of three offshore wind projects, including the 433 MW N-3.8 (Nordsee 2), 420 MW N-3.5 (Nordsee 3) and the 480 MW N-3.6 (Delta Nordsee) sites.

Covenant Logistics Group has signed a letter of intent to purchase 40 fuel cell trucks from Nikola Tre fuel cell electric vehicles, with initial testing set to begin in 2023.

China Resources Power has signed a development agreement for a 400 MW “forest” solar development in Zhongshan County, Guanxi Province, China.

Three Gorges Corporation has begun construction of a 750 MW wind-solar hybrid project along a segment of the Yangtze River in Poyang County, Jiangxi Province.

Jinko Solar has commissioned an 8 GW TOPCON solar cell factory in Anhui Province.

Work has begun on a 1 GW solar project at a disused tin mine in Loudi, Hunan Province. This is one of the first batch of large-scale “base projects”, which will come to around 400 GW by 2030.

Guangdong Energy Group has signed up to develop a 780 MW wind and solar complex in Nayong County, Bijie City, Guizhou Province.

Vector Renewables has been appointed owner’s engineer by BNZ for 8 solar projects totalling 473 MW in Spain, while REDEN and Vinefield Capital have acquired a 400 MW portfolio for development in the same country.

Low Carbon has begun consultation on a 500 MW solar-plus-storage project in Lincolnshire, in the UK.

Woodside Energy has proposed a 500 MW solar, 400 MWh complex in Western Australia.