Offshore logo
New backing for North Sea super-grid
Posted 20.01.2011 15:30:45 av John Bradbury
Vis RSS feed
Send nyhet til en venn
Prime Minister David Cameron has given his backing to plans to build a North Sea super-grid to wire up Europe’s electricity networks.

Creating a huge offshore construction opportunity for the installation of subsea cables, the UK Prime Minister announced today that European energy ministers will work together on finalising plans to turn the supper-grid into reality through an inter-governmental North Sea Offshore Grid Initiative which will look at linking offshore wind farms.

The announcement came as part of a UK-Baltic Nordic summit taking place in London today where it was agreed that NSOGI will share experience with the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan

Chris Huhne, Britain’s Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, stated: “Europe’s future lies in green energy and Britain wants to work with other countries to make the most of the clean energy potential in and around the North Sea.
 
“Today we’re stepping up our efforts with our European partners to develop a North Sea electricity super-grid that will help secure our energy supplies in a low carbon way.”

Already around 100 Gigawatts of offshore wind generating capacity is planned for the North Sea and the super-grid could connect these wind farms together to allow power produced from the various site to be distributed throughout the EU.

According to the European Wind Energy Association, that 100 Gigawatts of generating capacity could supply up to 10% of European energy demand

Currently the UK is leading the league table of installed wind generating capacity across Europe, with 1,341 Megawatts, followed by Denmark with 854 MW, the Netherlands with 249 MW;  Belgium has 195 MW and Sweden has164 MW. Together Norway, Germany, Finland and Ireland have 145 MW, according to the EWEA.

Nine EU member states signed up to a North Sea Supergrid Initiative in December 2009 including the UK and in February 2010, Norway, also signed up to back the project which is aimed at building a high voltage direct current cabling system across the North Sea to allow power transmitted from wind farms to reach regions across Europe.

Already a lobby group has been formed to promote the project, comprising commercial interests. Friends of the Supergrid comprises existing players in the renewable wind energy market including Mainstream Renewable Power, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Prysmian Cables and Systems, Siemens and Visser, and Dutch goup Smit Marine Contracting.

FOSG claims to be “…the only representative body that combines companies in sectors that will deliver the High Voltage Direct Current infrastructure and related technologies, together with companies that will develop, install, own and operate that infrastructure.”  The group was formed in London in March last year, saying it was set up to progress policy towards construction of a pan-European Offshore Supergrid..
Advertisement
Latest news

Asset integrity expertise bought

British-based engineering expertise has been bought up by Norway's Aker Solutions to boost its integrity analysis for oil and gas assets.

[Les mer ] Company news

Sound signals big Italian gas

London-listed Sound Oil has logged a big new gas find in Italy.

[Les mer ] Exploration

Aker anchors new accommodation unit

A new offshore accommodation unit under construction in China is to be fitted with a mooring system supplied from Norway.

[Les mer ] Contracts

Big gas at Bianchi 1

Austria's OMV has reported a major new gas find while drilling offshore Australia following on from its earlier Zola discovery.

[Les mer ] Exploration

New drilling near Johan Castberg

Swedish explorer Lundin Petroleum has kicked off a new exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea.

[Les mer ] Exploration

Irish data acquisition underway

Seismic data acquisition has kicked off on a newly allocated Irish Frontier Exploration Licence.

[Les mer ] Exploration

Profilerte stillingerAlle stillinger »
Profilerte selskapFra OffshoreX.no
MTC & Partnere AS Logo

MTC & Partnere AS

MTC & Partnere A/S beskæftiger sig mandskabs udlejning indenfor overflatebehandling, isolasjon og vedlikehold. MTC & P har gennem mere end 10 år beskæftiget sig både on og offshore med overfladetehandling og isolasjon og har derfor en stor medarbejder stab der besidder mange års erfaring og udd. inden for disse områder. For MTC & P er værdi grundlaget Kvalitet/Sikkerhet/Tillid/Fleksibillitet..

Se profil | offshorex.no
OFFSHOREX AS Logo

OFFSHOREX AS

OffshoreX AS har som mål å strukturere nasjonale aktører innenfor olje og gass inn i et nettverk som arbeider mer effektivt og gir bedre løsninger for både kjøpende og tilbydende selskaper. Vi har inngått samarbeid med offshore.no, nordens største nyhetsside for Olje og Gass bransjen. OffshoreX nettverket er integrert i offshore.no, noe som sikrer våre medlemmer god synlighet.

Se profil | offshorex.no
GDF SUEZ E&P NORGE AS Logo

GDF SUEZ E&P NORGE AS

Vår organisasjon består av åtte avdelinger: Helse, Miljø, Sikkerhet og Kvalitet Personal og organisasjon Kommunikasjon Økonomi og administrasjon Gass og salg Ressurser Leting Drift

Se profil | offshorex.no
BD Oil & Gas Logo

BD Oil & Gas

BD Oil & Gas, a division of Brødrene Dahl, is a Norwegian stockist specializing in the supply of Piping and Valve products to the Oil & Gas industry.BD Oil & Gas provides products via our global network of manufacturers and supplier.We offer quality products, technical solutions, efficient customer services and a state of the art logistics and distribution system through our 54 locations in Norway

Se profil | offshorex.no
Exploration Options AS Logo

Exploration Options AS

Exploration Options provides consultancy and staff recruitment services to the upstream oil and gas industry. We source and deliver Professionals of the highest calibre, in Management, Advisory & Technical areas. Our Focus areas are: Exploration & Subsurface Evaluation, Portfolio Management and Resource Assessment.

Se profil | offshorex.no
Stahl-Syberg A/S Logo

Stahl-Syberg A/S

Supplies a total concept for explosion protection from R.Stahl, a world leader in the field of electrical and electronic equipment. Agent for Hawke and Schniewindt.

Se profil | offshorex.no
Tips oss
Kontakt oss
Offshore.no AS
Annonsere
Ansvarlige
Sjefsredaktør: Erlend Keilen
OPPHAVSRETT
Alt innhold er opphavsrettslig beskyttet.
Copyright Offshore.no AS