FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享OffshoreWind.biz:The Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm produced first power early in the morning on 7 August, the Blauwwind consortium informs.The first of 77 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW wind turbines was installed at the project site in the Dutch part of the North Sea in May. At the end of July, TenneT announced that the 700 MW Borssele Beta high voltage offshore platform, connecting Borssele III & IV and Borssele V offshore wind farms to the Dutch grid, was ready for use.At the moment, 36 wind turbines are in place at the Borssele III & IV site. After undergoing further initial tests in the coming weeks, it is expected that one additional turbine will become operational per day, Blauwwind said.The offshore wind farm, with a total installed capacity of 731.5 MW, is scheduled to be completed in October 2020 and commissioned in 2021.Total expected energy production from the Borssele III & IV is 3,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) per year. The offshore wind farm will supply clean, renewable energy to 825,000 households, accounting for up to 2.3 per cent of the total Dutch electricity demand.The 731.5 MW Borssele III & IV wind farm is owned and developed by the Blauwwind consortium. The consortium comprises Partners Group (45%), Shell (20%), DGE (15%), Eneco Group (10%), and Van Oord (10%), with the latter also being the balance of plant (BoP) contractor.[Adrijana Buljan]More: Borssele III & IV produces first power Giant Borssele III&IV offshore wind farm begins sending first electricity into Dutch power grid
SEYMOUR, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public meeting this week focused on the state’s storm water program.The meeting is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the INDOT Seymour District facility, at 185 Agrico Lane.The storm water program is implemented by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.As a significant contributor of storm water to Indiana waterways, INDOT has worked with IDEM to develop its own Storm Water Quality Management Plan in support of the highway department’s full application for a storm water permit from IDEM under general Rule 13.Acceptance of this plan would allow INDOT to fully function as a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System throughout the state and be in compliance with state and federal storm water rules.