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Van Oord completes installation of Gemini Offshore Wind Park

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus installed the final wind turbine at the Gemini Offshore Wind Park, completing the installation of the 150 turbine farm.

Recycling

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    NBF unveil second mattress recycling report

    The National Bed Federation, the trade association representing UK and Irish bed manufacturers and their component suppliers, has published its second report on the fate of mattresses at the end of their usable life.

Energy

Carbon Footprint

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    MPs urge Government to ban microbeads in cosmetics

    Cosmetic companies should be banned from using plastic microbeads in bathroom products, such as exfoliating scrubs, toothpaste and shaving gel, because of the marine pollution they are causing, the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee has warned.

Highlights

Education

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Vattenfall launch €3m offshore wind research programme launched

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, has launched a €3 millionn scientific research programme to understand the environmental impacts of offshore wind, believed to be the largest scale of its kind.

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AECOM and the University of Salford announce new research partnership

Global infrastructure services firm AECOM and the University of Salford have launched a new research partnership with the aim of improving understanding of how major infrastructure programmes interact with the natural environment.

Finance

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ITM Power inks clean contract with clean fuel logistics company

ITM Power, the Yorkshire-based energy storage and clean fuel company, has signed a fuel contract to supply hydrogen at £10/kg with Commercial Group, a hydrogen fuelled fleet logistics company.

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Voltalia finalises acquisition of Martifer Solar

Voltalia, a renewable energy based electricity producer, has successfully finalises the acquisition of Martifer Solar, a key player in the global solar power market.

Logistics

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Van Oord completes installation of Gemini Offshore Wind Park

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus installed the final wind turbine at the Gemini Offshore Wind Park, completing the installation of the 150 turbine farm.

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Blades unloaded at Nordex Turncole wind farm

Major components supplied by EMS Chartering are being delivered to the Nordex Turncole wind farm, with developer RES beginning construction in mid-July with the logistical processes expected to last between four and five weeks.