A global center of excellence aiming to transform large-scale manufacturing for energy transition-related sectors through innovation and skills development has been launched in the south-east of Scotland.
Egypt’s Suez Canal Economic Zone signed an agreement worth $3 billion to produce up to 350,000 tonnes of green energy for fueling ships in Ain Sokhna with a consortium that includes EDF Renewables and the Egyptian sovereign wealth fund, the cabinet said on Wednesday.
Higher raw material prices and logistics delays have prevented the world’s biggest wind turbine makers from posting bumper profits this year despite booming wind power installations and the global drive for clean energy supply.
Even the 62-percent yearly jump in wind capacity installations in Germany in the first half of 2021 is not enough to meet the national and EU level of wind additions, wind power association BWE and VDMA engineering association said on Tuesday.
Quickly growing turbine numbers, installed in deeper waters offshore and farther out to sea are needed to serve accelerating demand for wind energy, but safety issues for such structures go beyond the feats of civil engineering making them possible.