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5 May 2022

Renewables orders this week

BlueFloat Energy has revealed it is planning to develop seven offshore wind projects in Colombia, including the 500 MW Vientos Alisios project, which could start construction as early as 2024. In total, the remaining six projects have a total potential capacity of 5.2 GW, with two obtaining pre-feasibility classification in August.

Deep Wind Offshore is hoping to develop a 6 GW floating offshore wind farm in Sweden’s Baltic Sea, along with a 1.75 GW fixed-based project in the Bothnian Sea, according to statements made this week.

Galp has agreed to acquire a 4.8 GW renewable energy portfolio in Brazil, once its constituent projects have been built.

Avangrid Renewables has completed its 200 MW Golden Hills wind farm in Oregon, US.

Orsted has taken a final investment decision on its 201 MW Kansas wind farm in Kansas, US. The project was acquired together with Lincoln Land Wind and is due to reach commercial operation in the second half of 2023.

Norwegian trio Arendals Fossekompani, Kongsberg and Moreld have teamed up to develop a combined offshore wind substation and hydrogen production facility. The three partners will have equal shares in a new company called Hydepoint.

 

South Korea polysilicon maker OCI has secured a $1.2 billion order from Hanwha Q Cells for polysilicon from the former’s Malaysian 35,000-ton factory.

Origin Energy has acquired the 900 MW Yarrabee solar plant in the Australian state of New South Wales, along with a 74 MW project in Victoria.

Vast Solar has revived its plans for a CSP plant in Port Augusta, South Australia, with $100 million in federal funds backing a 20 MW plant with 12-hour storage.

Saudi Arabia is to house a 350 MW CSP plant at Hinakiyah according to reports.

Azure Power has commissioned a 90 solar plant in the Indian state of Assam, with a $44 per MWh PPA signed with Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL).

Vedanta Aluminum will source 380 MW of renewable energy for its smelters in the Indian states of Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

Developer ReNew Power has signed PPAs for 2 GW of solar power with various customers across India and plans to build the projects with its own solar modules.

Atlas Renewable Energy, Albras, and Hydro Rein will develop the 438 MW, $320 million Boa Sorte solar plant in Minas Gerais state, Brazil.

Scatec will use a $334.5 million Green Project Bond to refinance a 380 MW solar portfolio of six projects in Egypt.

Maoneng has revealed the details of its planned 550 MW solar, 400 MW four-hour battery complex in the Australian state of New South Wales, which it plans for 2025.