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23 March 2022

Mundus Nordic Green News

Energinet and the State Grid Corporation of China enter into 3-year framework agreement 

Energinet has signed a three-year framework agreement with the world’s largest transmission system operator, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC). Some of the most important priorities for the agreement are the further development of the Chinese electricity market and the associated system services. The new framework agreement focuses on capacity building and sharing of Danish experiences with the green transition. In addition to integrating +1000 GW of renewable energy by 2030, there is also a focus on supporting China’s sub-goal of achieving ‘peak emissions’ of carbon emissions by 2030 in order to become climate neutral by 2060.

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Green Hydrogen signs agreement with Liquiline

Danish company Green Hydrogen has signed an agreement with Norwegian Liquiline to jointly supply electrolysis equipment for Dalane Energi’s new project in Norway. Hydrogen Solutions and Port and Egersund are also involved in the project. The order includes the supply of two GHS HyProvide A90 electrolysers with a combined capacity of 0.9 MW for the production of green hydrogen from renewable electricity. The project, which is led by Dalane Energi, is part of the joint EU-funded Horizon 2020 Project Robinson. 

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Vattenfall opens Dutch energy park

Vattenfall’s first energy plant which combines wind power, solar power and batteries, Haringvliet, has opened in the Netherlands. The new energy park consists of six wind turbines, 115,000 solar panels and a large battery with 12 containers full of batteries and is expected to produce approximately 140 GWh of electricity per year, corresponding to the consumption of 40,000 Dutch households. Thanks to the combination of technologies, the energy park will be able to produce energy at a lower cost and utilise available grid capacity in a more efficient way with less environmental impact. It will therefore be able to be used as a pilot project for the future. 

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Edda Winds new build program includes 9 hydrogen enabled ships

Edda Winds Commissioning Service Operation (CSOV) C490 was recently launched at Astillero’s Gondan Shipyard in Spain. The newbuilding is a specially designed CSOV with a similar design to all five vessels built at Gondan plus the two vessels the company ordered at Colombo Dockyards, Sri Lanka this year. Together with the two SOVs being built at Astilleros Balenciaga, these nine vessels form Edda Wind’s expansion program. All nine vessels will be prepared for emission-free operations with a hydrogen-based propulsions system based on a Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) concept and will function as the parent vessel for turbine technicians when they perform construction and maintenance of offshore wind farms. The vessels will be delivered from now until 2024.

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What we’re reading
  • EU lawmakers grapple with ETS reforms in light of Ukraine crisis (Carbon Pulse)
  • Spanish PM urges EU to cut energy costs or be Putin’s ‘hostage’ (Financial Times)
  • EU energy proposals to focus on gas storage (Financial Times)
  • German regulator prepares for potential energy rationing next winter (Financial Times)
  • Why Russian gas could disrupt Germany’s plan for a bolder climate agenda (The Conversation)
  • Italy will build two LNG terminals to replace Russian gas (Norwegian, DN)
  • Neoen says lithium price surge could delay some battery storage projects (RenewEconomy)

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