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InCom was present at JEC World 2019

InCom stand at JEC World 2019

Last March from 12th to 14th, InCom was taking part in JEC World fair in Paris, which is considered the largest international composites event all over the world.

The presence of highly professional international groups from different companies took place at the JEC Composites shows, conferences and other meeting platforms and boosts. During the event, we participated and arranged several meetings with our current and potential partners from all over the world with the final aim of creating new business opportunities.

We are glad of having met with our clients and suppliers and have had the chance of meeting new ones.

InCom will be also present at JEC World 2020, in our commitment to continue promoting innovation and composites development within the worldwide community.

 


New Jersey Gets Ahead in the Race of Offshore in the USA

Phil Murphy, New Jersey Governor, has triggered the long-awaited implementation of this project by giving green light to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), after signing an executive order to move forward toward fulfilling its goal of 3.5 GW of offshore wind energy generation by 2013.

To get a good grasp of the implications of this, we first need to go back in time till 2010 when Chris Christie, former New Jersay Governor, signed OWEDA, which called for the BPU to develope an offshore renewable energy certificate (OREC) program supporting about 1.1 GW of generation from offshore market for the state. Ever since, there has been no movement on providing the necessary mechanisms to develop an offshore industry for the state.

Murphy’s Executive Order directs the BPU to begin the rulemaking process to fill the gaps in the current regulations governing the OREC program. The order also directs BPU President Joseph Fiordaliso and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe to work together to establish an Offshore Wind Strategic Plan for New Jersey.

This program will mainly consist of providing with the necessary financial support by offshore wind developers to get this challenging project off the ground. After the BPU creates a process to approve those plans, it will issue a solicitation calling for proposed offshore wind projects for the generation of 1.1 GW of power. The order also calls for a study of the potential benefits to regional collaboration on offshore wind.

Source. https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2018/01/new-jersey-gets-the-spark-it-needs-to-move-offshore-wind-forward.html


CRYPTOCURRENCIES PROPELLED BY WIND ENERGY POWER

CRYPTOCURRENCIES PROPELLED BY WIND ENERGY POWER

It is undeniable that cryptocurrencies markets have experienced a rampant growth in the last few years. It is not surprising therefore that crypto mining has become an activity highly dependent on energy, which is required to carry out calculations needed to verify transactions.

Enel SpA, which is considered Europe’s largest utility, has recently engaged in negotiations to sell power mainly from wind, solar and other renewable energy plants to the well-known Swiss cryptocurrency company Envion AG. The discussions are part of a broader effort by Enel to evaluate the market for selling electricity to miners of bitcoin, etherium, ripple and other digital currencies, who are in great need of large amounts of energy to perform calculations needed to verify transactions.

According to a report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, power demand for mining bitcoin went up to about 20.5 TWh/year by the end of 2017. The global industry’s power use already equals that of 3 million U.S. homes. As more bitcoins are created, the need for electricity increases.

That’s the reason what companies like Enel, are taking the lead to seek cryptocurrency miners that could become key customers to buy excess capacity from wind, solar and hydro-electric generating plants.

Enel is especially interested in understanding how the energy business can benefit from the blockchain technology, in an attempt to encourage cryptocurrency miners to move their facilities to places where electricity is cheap, building up new clusters that could result in mutual benefit.

Envion has raised $100 million though a month-long crowdfunding campaign to build a network of portable digital currency mining units designed to plug directly into wind farms, solar farms and other clean-energy installations. Envion says the technology will allow it to move operations to wherever energy is cheapest.

Envion is evaluating locations to start installing its systems and is in talks with power generators around the world, Laurent Martin, the company’s director of investor relations, said in an interview.

Envion’s business is not only attractive to our many investors, but also to utilities around the world.


Spanish tower manufacturer enters offshore

Having moved into production of offshore towers, Tower manufacturer GRI Renewable Industries has recently set up a new €40 million manufacturing plant located at Sevilla Harbour, which took seven months to build and uses machinery provided by Finnish global welding and production automation provider Pemamek.

Among its assets are seven extra heavy duty column and booms, a double head-welding platform, 32 roller beds ten metres in diameter and capable of supporting 350 tonnes, four assembly lines, a plate-joining station and milling machines for longitudinal and circular joints.

Wanting to create a network of highly qualified suppliers, GRI is also seeking a business partner to provide "production machinery" for its factory in the southwestern Spanish city

According to GRI, Up to 400 members of staff will be employed at the factory.

Juan Jose Porras Borrego, CEO of GRI’s Seville plant, said: "Production is going well with low welding rejection rates and with a spectacular learning curve in terms of processing hours, which is great for a start-up factory."

To date, GRI has only built towers for onshore turbines at its factories in Spain, Turkey, India, the US, China and South Africa.

Source. https://www.windpoweroffshore.com/article/1457430/spanish-tower-manufacturer-enters-offshore


Massive Potential For The Open Ocean Wind Farms In The North Atlantic

Scientific research says that North Atlantic wind farms could provide enough energy in wintertime to meet all of civilization's current needs.

Given that wind speeds are higher on average over ocean than over land, scientifics assume that wind turbines in the open ocean could theoreticaly intercept more than five times as much energy as onshore turbines. This presents an appealing opportunity not only for generating renewable energy through wind turbines, but also for the final consolidation of the offshore energy as a renewable source once and for all.

However, the downside of wind farms in the open ocean in the North Atlantic is that tremendous wind power is very seasonal, what means sufficient energy to meet all civilisation's current needs in the winter, and  merely enough power to cover the electricity demand of Europe, or possibly the United States alone in the summer.

Returning now to the real world, we could conclude that wind power production in the deep waters of the open ocean is in its infancy of commercialization. The huge wind power resources provide strong incentives to develop lower-cost technologies that can operate in the open-ocean environment and transmit this electricity to land where it can be used.

Source. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171009154949.htm