Floating solar park North Sea

Floating solar park North Sea

Floating solar park North Sea

A consortium of six Dutch organizations parties is developing an unique project: the world’s first floating solar park at sea. The ‘solar ísland’ should be a solution for locations where land surface is scarce, such as islands.

Utrecht University will investigate the energy production of the floating solar park. The park is located about 15 kilometers off the coast of The Hague on the North Sea.

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Positive business case producing hydrogen on Oil Platforms North Sea

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Important additional returns for society can be that less investment is required in offshore power grid to the extent that existing gas grid can be used to get offshore wind energy onshore.

An interesting study of the Energy Delta Institute remained unnoticed for two months: it could be financially attractive to produce hydrogen at unemployed oil platforms in the North Sea with wind energy that is extracted at sea nearby. 

In a report launched November 2015, EDI presented the findings of a study on a simulated wind-and-gas-energy-conversion pilot project in the North Sea. Read More

Test Prototype Ocean CleanUp

Test Prototype Ocean CleanUp

During his diving holliday in Greece, he found more plastic bags than fish. Now he is 21 and CEO of a high-profile company whose mission is to clean up the incredible amount of plastic floating around in the oceans.

This Prototype developed to CleanUp the Oceans, can be a real game changer.

Since today, the first prototype of the ocean cleanup installation is ready to test.

It’s an invention of Boyan Slat, with which he wants to clean up the plastic debris in the oceans.

Instead of an installation of one hundred kilometers in length, this scale model is a one hundred meters long prototype which is posted for the Dutch coast in the North Sea. Read More

Wind Power Hub North Sea

Wind Power Hub North Sea

TenneT’s thinking is based on an island with a modular structure, with each module covering approximately 6 km². This is big enough to provide space for connecting roughly 30 GW of offshore wind capacity. The island will be expandable by adding one or two modules of 6 km² each

An Energy Hub in the middle of the North Sea? Tennet launched a vision building an island as a hub, for wind power in the middle of the North Sea which will provide all neighboring countries green energy.

By connecting wind farms with a total capacity of over 30 gigawatts, the efficiency and costs will benefit the participating countries.

This plan was presented by TenneT last week. TenneT is the national high-voltage grid operator in the Netherlands and in a part of Germany. Read More

Again BP cuts 4000 jobs

BP plans to skip 4000 jobs in 2016

It’s a hard life; you’ve got to be aggressive. In a tool pusher’s or driller’s eyes, every second spent on the rig floor is showtime, and it’s all recorded

Again, British Petroleum will skip 4000 jobs. The reason for this is the still falling oil prices.

For the same reason, last year about 1000 people lost their job. Read More