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12 May 2022

Renewables orders this week

BP is preparing to take a major 30% stake in the proposed $36 billion Asian Renewable Energy Hub, which plans to develop 16 GW of onshore wind and 10 GW of solar power to produce. Coming online in stages, the project hopes to be producing about 1.8 million tons of green hydrogen per year from 2027.

French utility Engie will lead a project in the Netherlands, called HyNetherlands, which has recently been reshaped to produce green methanol to replace Europe’s imports of Russian gas. The project will initially include a 100 MW electrolyzer in 2025 in Eemshaven, powered by 200 MW of offshore wind capacity, before scaling to 1.85 GW in the early 2030s.

Shell and Eneco formed another partnership to bid for zero-subsidiy offshore wind projects in the Netherlands, targeting an initial 1.4 GW area in the North Sea through the Hollandse Kust (west) VI and VII lots. The bids will come through JV firms Ecowende for HKW VI and SchakelWind will for HKW VII, with both facilities are due to be commissioned in 2026. The pair has previously been successful in securing rights to develop the 759 MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.

Pan American Energy has signed an agreement with Vestas for the supply of 423 MW worth of wind turbines for its Novo Horizonte project in Bahia, Brazil. Turbine delivery and commissioning are planned for 2024. Vestas has also secured an order to supply turbines for Aluar Aluminio Argentino’s 81 MW Llano IV Wind Farm in the province of Chubut in Argentina. Turbine delivery is planned for the Q4 2022, with commissioning to follow in Q3 2023.

Acciona Energia has started the construction of the 1,026 MW MacIntyre wind energy complex in Queensland, Australia. Construction of the complex is expected to be completed in 2024.

Verbund has acquired a wind and solar portfolio, totaling 4.5 GW of capacity, from Q-Energy Group. The projects include operational solar farms with a combined capacity of 82 MW, 2.1 GW of wind and PV at an advanced stage of project development, and a further 2.4 GW of greenfield developments.

RWE has started commercial operation at the 200 MW El Algodon wind farm in Texas, USA.

Liberty has signed a PPA with Meta, and will supply the social media giant with 100% of the energy from its 112 MW Deerfield II wind project in Michigan, USA. The project is expected to achieve commercial operations in 2023.

Siemens Gamesa will supply turbines to Capstone Infrastructure Corporation’s 192 MW Wild Rose 2 wind farm in the Canadian province of Alberta.

HK Electric has unveiled plans to develop an offshore wind farm off the coast of Hong Kong with capacity of around 150 MW. Tendering could start as soon as 2024, with scheduled commissioning for 2027, HK Electric said.

Botswana has invited bids to develop a 200 MW solar plant in two 100 MW phases, to be commissioned in 2026 and 2027.

CNNC Tianwan has issued a tender for a 2 GW tidal flat solar complex in China, while the Inner Mongolia region has issued a tender for a 200 MW desertification control solar plant.

NJR Clean Energy Ventures has begun construction of an 8.9 MW floating solar complex in Millburn, New Jersey state. This is the largest floating solar installation in the US so far.

Sungrow has signed a 2 GW solar-plus-storage supply agreement with Australian distributor Solar Juice.

SJVN has awarded a 100 MW solar complex to Tata Power in India’s state of Rajasthan.

Jangho Group will invest $75 million in a 300 MW BIPV factory for specially-shaped solar modules in Xishui County, Hubei Province, China.

Power China has commissioned the 64 MW Hainan Lingao agrivoltaic plant in Hainan Province, China.