“In the last few days we’ve brought forward over €3.8 billion in orders to thousands of suppliers, with purchases in progress for delivery by 2023 standing at more than €20 billion,” Galán said as he announced a procurement plan that would give visibility to the entire supply chain, while promoting economic activity and jobs. Iberdrola has 9,000 MW of new capacity currently under construction and now plans for at least half of that to be commissioned this year. Iberdrola has also said that it expected to hire 5,000 new employees this year, which will bring its total number of employees to more than 40,000. During Iberdrola’s Annual General Meeting, the company’s chairman Ignacio Galán said the speeding up of the investments and projects will contribute to economic activity and prevent loss of jobs, referring to the current global situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said that it is advancing on new offshore wind farms, along with other renewable energy projects. These include Saint Brieuc and Baltic Eagle offshore wind farms in France and Germany, respectively, and the Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm in the United States, developed through Iberdrola’s U.S. company Avangrid Renewables. Iberdrola will put its investments in 2020 on a fast track with an aim to surpass last year’s investment record and reach € 10 billion. This will lead to some 4.5 GW of new capacity currently under construction to be commissioned this year. When it comes to the COVID-19 situation, Iberdrola has put in place an integrated plan which includes 107 measures to contain the spread of the pandemic and assure the supply of electricity to citizens. The news from the company’s Annual General Meeting come a few days after Iberdrola announced its floating wind moves. Namely, the company recently joined two floating wind demonstration projects, one in Norway and one in Spain.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — Two lectures on two completely different topics are coming to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center next week.On Monday, listen to Dr. Bopaiah Biddanda and learn about his team’s research on the Middle Island sinkhole 70 feet below the surface of Lake Huron. People travel all over the world to examine this phenomenon. The site features high sulphate content and very low dissolved oxygen content which makes for a very unique ecosystem.“What they are looking at is connections to the first oxygenation of our planet and also even lead to us to what life is like on other planets as well, the beginnings of life if you will, so those are some of the questions that the scientists are asking of this ecosystem,” said Stephanie Gandulla, research coordinator of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.The second lecture is centered around women who disguised themselves as men to serve in British and American military’s in the 1800s. Dr. Catelyn Perry Dial will talk about the lengths that women went to conceal their identity.“A lot of people have questions… first of all, why would women want to engage in warfare at this time or anytime?” said Gandulla. “These are issues that we’re looking at even today.”“Sinkholes to Stars” kicks off next Monday night at 7:00 p.m. over at the sanctuary. “One of the Guise” will take place next Friday at the same time. For more information, visit www.thunderbayfriends.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: American Military, British Military, GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER, Middle Island Sinkhole, One of the Guise, Sinkholes to Stars, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, war, womenContinue ReadingPrevious Inside the Alpena Township Fire Department’s training nightNext Peters introduces legislation to crack down on Chinese fentanyl