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Contract signed for Norway’s first commercial offshore wind power plant

The Norwegian government has signed a contract related to the offshore wind farm in the Sørlige Nordsjø II area with Ventyr Energi, the winner of the recently held auction.Ventyr Energi, a consortium formed by Parkwind and Ingka Investments, obtained the rights to develop the wind farm in the Sørlige Nordsjø II area with a winning … Continue reading Contract signed for Norway’s first commercial offshore wind power plant

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DNV to verify substation of Equinor’s Bandibuli/Firely floating wind farm in South Korea

DNV has been selected by Equinor to provide verification services for FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) of the substation of the Bandibuli/Firefly floating wind farm. The wind farm comprises two 75 km2 areas, 70 km offshore Ulsan in South Korea. DNV will leverage its verification services and expertise within offshore substations and floating structures … Continue reading DNV to verify substation of Equinor’s Bandibuli/Firely floating wind farm in South Korea

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The 531 MW Mendubim photovoltaic plant inaugurated in Brazil

The Mendubim Solar Complex, the largest photovoltaic project in Rio Grande do Norte, was inaugurated in the municipality of Assu. With investments of R$ 2.1 billion, the project has 531 MW of installed power. The complex consists of 13 floors and occupies an area of 1,200 hectares, the equivalent of 1,200 football fields. Construction began … Continue reading The 531 MW Mendubim photovoltaic plant inaugurated in Brazil

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Equinor Establishes Major Union Partnership for New York’s First Offshore Wind Hub 

Empire Wind and the Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York and Vicinity (BCTC) today announced the signing of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the construction of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT). The revitalized SBMT will play a key role in Equinor’s development of the Empire Wind offshore wind project as … Continue reading Equinor Establishes Major Union Partnership for New York’s First Offshore Wind Hub 

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Grid interconnection milestone for New York’s Empire Wind 1 project

Equinor today announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved on March 1 the Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) executed between the company’s Empire Wind 1 project, New York ISO (NYISO) and Consolidated Edison Company of New York. The announcement marks the first FERC approval for any offshore wind project to connect directly into … Continue reading Grid interconnection milestone for New York’s Empire Wind 1 project

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Production start at the Mendubim photovoltaic plant in Brazil

The 531 MW Mendubim solar plant in Brazil has come into operation. This marks a 30% increase in Equinor’s equity power production in Brazil. “Mendubim represents an important contribution to Equinor’s diversified energy offering in Brazil that includes a robust oil and gas portfolio and an attractive renewables position,” says Veronica Coelho, Equinor’s country manager … Continue reading Production start at the Mendubim photovoltaic plant in Brazil

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Empire Wind 1 awarded offtake contract in New York’s fourth offshore wind solicitation round

New York State Energy Research and Development New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 project one of the conditional winners in its fourth offshore wind solicitation round. The award is an important milestone for the advancement of the project, which can deliver 810 megawatts (MW) of renewable … Continue reading Empire Wind 1 awarded offtake contract in New York’s fourth offshore wind solicitation round

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Polenergia and Equinor acquire 1.44 GW of offshore wind from Siemens Gamesa

Polenergia and Equinor close an order for 1.44 GW with Siemens Gamesa wind turbines. Polish power company Polenergia and Norway’s Equinor have signed a final agreement with Siemens Gamesa to supply wind turbines for their Baltyk II and Baltyk III offshore wind farms in Poland. Siemens Gamesa, a unit of Siemens Energy, will supply the … Continue reading Polenergia and Equinor acquire 1.44 GW of offshore wind from Siemens Gamesa

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Equinor to take full ownership in Empire Wind through a swap transaction with bp in the US

Equinor (OSE: EQNR, NYSE: EQNR) has entered into a swap transaction with bp, under which Equinor will take full ownership of the Empire Wind lease and projects and bp will take full ownership of the Beacon Wind lease and projects. Under the agreement, Equinor will take 100% ownership of Empire Offshore Wind Holdings LLC. Subject … Continue reading Equinor to take full ownership in Empire Wind through a swap transaction with bp in the US

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Equinor’s first commercial battery storage asset begins operations

en| no Equinor’s first commercial battery storage asset begins operations 22 January 202408:00(CET) The Blandford Road battery storage asset in the UK has come into operation. The operational phase marks an important milestone in Equinor’s ambition of delivering flexible power solutions in the country. The 25 MW/ 50 MWh Blandford Road battery storage asset is … Continue reading Equinor’s first commercial battery storage asset begins operations

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Empire Wind 2 offshore wind project announces reset

Equinor and bp today announced an agreement with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to terminate the Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) Agreement for the Empire Wind 2 project, an offshore wind project in the US with potential generative capacity of 1,260 MW. This agreement reflects changed economic circumstances on … Continue reading Empire Wind 2 offshore wind project announces reset

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Major energy security milestone as world’s largest offshore wind farm produces first power

Dogger Bank is now connected to Britain’s national grid and has started exporting electricity for the first time to British homes and businesses. This is a major milestone in the development of the industry and the transition to a cleaner, more secure energy system. The 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being constructed in … Continue reading Major energy security milestone as world’s largest offshore wind farm produces first power

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Equinor has acquired a 26 MW onshore wind farm in Poland

Equinor has acquired a 26 MW onshore wind farm in Poland from the Helios Group. With this investment, Equinor expands its broad energy offering in Poland and delivers on its market-driven power producer strategy. The Wilko wind farm is located in the Wielkopolska province and will be operated by Wento, Equinor’s subsidiary in Poland. The … Continue reading Equinor has acquired a 26 MW onshore wind farm in Poland

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The world’s largest floating offshore wind farm officially opened

The Hywind Tampen wind farm was opened today by Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. Gullfaks and Snorre are the first oil and gas fields in the world to receive power from offshore wind, reducing CO2 emissions. “Hywind Tampen is expected to reduce CO2 emissions with 200,000 tonnes annually from key oil and gas producers in … Continue reading The world’s largest floating offshore wind farm officially opened

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Equinor acquires Brazilian onshore renewables company Rio Energy including selected assets

Equinor has signed an agreement with Denham Capital to acquire Rio Energy, a leading onshore renewables company in Brazil. The transaction includes selected assets and the team, while Denham Capital will retain certain assets. With the acquisition, Equinor strengthens its position as a broad energy company in the Brazilian market. “Through Rio Energy, Equinor will … Continue reading Equinor acquires Brazilian onshore renewables company Rio Energy including selected assets

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Zagórzyca solar plant in Poland launched

Equinor’s second Polish solar plant, Zagórzyca has started test production. This is another step towards building a material renewable portfolio in Poland, which is one of Europe’s most rapidly growing renewable energy markets. “Equinor aims to be a reliable energy partner for Poland and support its energy transition. We are building a broad energy offering … Continue reading Zagórzyca solar plant in Poland launched

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Equinor put Trollvind on hold

Equinor will postpone a further development of the Trollvind offshore wind initiative indefinitely. This decision is based on several challenges facing the project, including technology availability, rising cost and a strained timetable to deliver on the original concept. The authorities have been informed about the decision. Equinor has previously announced reduced activity in the project … Continue reading Equinor put Trollvind on hold

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Equinor & bp Host Long Island Expo to Engage Local Suppliers on the Offshore Wind Industry

Equinor and bp, the 50-50 partners in the Empire and Beacon Wind projects, held their third supplier expo at Farmingdale State College. Over 200 local and regional manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors attended to meet key offshore wind project suppliers and vendors. The event offered an important opportunity for Long Island businesses to learn how to … Continue reading Equinor & bp Host Long Island Expo to Engage Local Suppliers on the Offshore Wind Industry

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Petrobras and Equinor sign agreement to evaluate seven offshore wind projects in Brazil

During CERAWeek, Petrobras and Equinor have signed a letter of intent that expands the cooperation between the two companies to assess seven offshore wind power generation projects. The letter of intent expands the cooperation between the two companies to assess the technical, economic, and environmental feasibility of seven offshore wind power generation projects off the … Continue reading Petrobras and Equinor sign agreement to evaluate seven offshore wind projects in Brazil

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Petrobras, Equinor to study seven offshore wind power projects Brazil

Petrobras and Equinor signed an agreement to assess the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of seven wind power generation projects off the Brazilian coast. The proposed projects would generate a combined capacity of 14.5 GW of wind power, Petrobras (PBR) chief executive Jean Paul Prates said at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston. The project … Continue reading Petrobras, Equinor to study seven offshore wind power projects Brazil

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