Jul 21, 2021

Samsung Heavy Industries utilises renewable energy at sea

Helen Adams
2 min
After years of research, Samsung Heavy Industries moves into the renewable energy market with offshore wind

Samsung Heavy Industries has employed offshore wind power, by developing an independent offshore wind floater model.

The company has received Approval in Principle for its 9.5-MW large-scale offshore wind floater model, Tri-Star Float, from DNV.

SHI is headquartered in South Korea, has a revenue of $6b and is best known for its containers and drillships. 

Norwegian classification society DNV operates risk management across over 100 countries, working on wind farms to pipelines and supply chains. 


Samsung Heavy Industries sees renewable energy possibilities at sea

As many of the products made by Samsung Heavy Industries are made to be used at sea, it’s only natural for the company to consider using the ocean as a source of energy to power production. 

From years of analysing data across the East Sea, DNV and SHI can ensure safety and energy production through wind farms. The research collected includes a vast quantity of data on:

  • Wind strength
  • Tide depth 
  • Water depth


The steel-frame structures which will support the wind generators at sea, are in a compact design, intended to shorten the construction period and provide energy quicker. 

SHI is ready to begin reducing its use of fossil fuels and embark on a renewable energy journey.


Samsung Heavy Industries moves into the renewable energy sector

SHI began the development of the independent floater model in October 2020, but the floating water tank model test at Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO) was not completed until March.

“The offshore floater will enable us to make forays into the renewable energy sector using our capacity to build large-scale offshore plants. We hope our development is aligned with the government’s Green New Deal Policy,” said Wang K. Lee, Vice President of Offshore Business Division of SHI.

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Jul 17, 2021

SSE offers new customers 100% renewables supply

Helen Adams
2 min
Renewable Energy
Energy company SSE has offered a deal for new business customers, who can now buy 100% renewable energy

SSE has offered all businesses which sign fixed contracts 100% traceable, renewable energy. 

The company is the largest generator of renewable electricity across the UK and Ireland, headquartered in Perth, Scotland and with a revenue of £6b.

Now all new fixed electricity contracts will include 100% renewable electricity as standard. 


SSE supports the green transition

By 2025, SSE will have invested £7.5b in the green transition, to support businesses and organisations across the UK to meet their sustainability targets. 

In the future, SSE will build offshore wind plants, onshore wind plants and hydro plants, with the capability of 8GW of energy - which will be able to power over 1.5m businesses each year.

In addition, SSE Energy Solutions will install electric vehicle hardware for fleets, buses and public hubs, to help in the planned phasing out of vehicles powered by fossil fuels.


SSE listening to customer feedback on sustainability trends

Businesses are repeatedly reporting that consumers have appealed for more sustainable initiatives - and are working hard to keep up. 

“We’re hearing loud and clear from our customers, that they want to go green”, said Nikki Flanders, managing director of SSE’s customer business. “So we’ve made the move to power all new fixed contracts with 100% renewable electricity from our UK wind farms and hydro plants. We see it as our job to make traceable green energy accessible to all organisations across the UK, including the 5.6 million small and medium sized businesses. For the UK to meet its net zero targets, it’s important all businesses are able to adopt traceable renewable energy and this move makes it easy for them to do so.”

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