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Total, Shell join UK’s floating wind centre of excellence

Posted On: 23-06-2020

Total, Shell and eight offshore wind developers have joined Offshore Renewable Energy(ORE) Catapult’s national Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOWCoE) in the UK.The eight offshore wind developers include EDF Renewables, EDP Renewables, Equinor, ESB,Mainstream Renewable Power, ScottishPower Renewables, SSE Renewables, and Offshore Wind Power Lt..readmore

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Swansea tidal project seeks PM backing

Posted On: 23-06-2020

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon developers have called on the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to step in and overrule Whitehall officials who are preventing work starting on site. The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), has so far refused to sign off a decommissioning plan. Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon CEO, Mark Shorrock, said: “We’re re..readmore

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Seagreen offshore wind project gets OK for onshore cable route

Posted On: 20-06-2020

The Angus Council has approved two applications relating to the underground cable route of the Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland. The decisions, made at the council’s Development Standards Committee meeting, will allow for works to begin along the consented cable route from landfall at Carnoustie to Tealing. ..readmore

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Carnival Corp. posts $4.4 billion loss, starts selling ships to cut costs

Posted On: 20-06-2020

Carnival Corporation & plc., the world’s largest cruise company, suffered a multibillion-dollar loss in the quarter ended May 31, 2020, due to the suspension of cruise operations related to COVID-19. U.S. GAAP net loss stood at $4.4 billion for the second quarter of 2020,representing a significant drop compared t..readmore

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Aker BP picks PG Flow pump systems for new Hod platform

Posted On: 17-06-2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has awarded PG Flow Solutions a contract to supply several pump systems for the normally unmanned wellhead platform to be used at the planned Hod field development in the North Sea. PG Flow Solutions said on Wednesday that Aker BP awarded the contract on behalf of the Wellhead Platform Allia..readmore

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Grieg Star, G2 Ocean take part in Norwegian autonomous ship project

Posted On: 17-06-2020

Norway-based shipowner Grieg Star and its JV with Gearbulk, G2 Ocean, are joining forces with other maritime industry partners to research the feasibility of safe autonomous deep- sea ships. On June 12, 2020, The Research Council of Norway announced that is awarding more than USD 20 million to Norwegian research project Safe Autonomous Ships (..readmore

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BP assets to take up to $17.5 billion hit as it lowers oil price forecast

Posted On: 15-06-2020

Oil giant BP is expecting massive reductions to asset values during the second quarter of 2020 as a result of the combined hit of the oil price plunge and the COVID-19 pandemic. The oil major said that, as part of its strategy development, it was reviewing its portfolio and its capital development plans. BP stated that the COVID-1..readmore

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EDS HV wraps up export cable work at SeaMade offshore wind farm

Posted On: 15-06-2020

EDS HV Group has completed the termination and testing of the export cables at the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium. The first phase of the work was completed at the Mermaid concession 54 kilometers off the coast on behalf of Hellenic Cables. EDS HV said it had secured the contract prior to the coronavirus outbreak and work was scheduled..readmore

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Damen preps Apollo for SeaMade work

Posted On: 13-06-2020

DEME Offshore’s jack-up Apollo has undergone spudcan shoes extension installation at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion’s yard in Dunkerque, France. With the new spudcan extensions, Apollo will be able to get more stability on a wider variety of seabed soils, Damen said. Following her stay at the Dunkerque yard, the vessel is now ready to sail to Oostende in Belgium to start working on the 487 MW S..readmore

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Offshore cabling works to start at Taiwan Power’s Changhua Phase 1 OWF

Posted On: 13-06-2020

Installation of export and inter-array subsea cables at Taiwan Power Company’s Changhua Phase 1 offshore wind farm are set to start on 15 June. The work will be carried out by Jan De Nul’s cable-laying vessels (CLVs) Isaac Newton and Willem de Vlamingh, with the support of Volstad Maritime’s OSV Grand Canyon II. JDR Cable Systems delivered the subsea cables and accessories to Jan De Nul earl..readmore

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BMW to test marine biofuel with UECC, GoodShipping

Posted On: 12-06-2020

After announcing their three-month biofuel trial earlier this year, short sea shipowner United European Car Carriers (UECC) and sustainable shipping initiative The GoodShipping Program have now partnered with car manufacturer BMW Group to continue to test marine biofuel (BFO) on UECC’s roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessels. BMW Group joins the duo in the trial, where BFO is being tested on UECC’s 14..readmore

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Gulf of Mexico operations returning to normal following storm Cristobal

Posted On: 12-06-2020

Offshore oil and gas operators are resuming operations on platforms and rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico following Tropical Storm Cristobal. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Tuesday that the Hurricane Response Team was still monitoring the Gulf along with other state and federal agencies until operations return to normal and the storm was no longer a threat to oil a..readmore

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UK firms break into Chinese renewable energy market

Posted On: 11-06-2020

Eight UK organisations have signed new agreements to develop and provide renewable energy technologies, services and research in China. Aleron Group, Miros Scotland, ZOEX Wave Power, along with Logan Energy, REOptimize Systems, Anakata Wind Power and Blueprint Subsea signed memorandums of understanding during a virtual ceremony hosted in Yantai City, Shandong province. These innovators are support..readmore

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Equinor hands in plans for partial electrification of Sleipner field

Posted On: 11-06-2020

Equinor and its partners have made an investment decision to partly electrify the Sleipner field, located offshore Norway, in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Today, the partners are submitting a revised plan for development and operation to the authorities, Equinor said in a statement. “Today, we are pleased to submit development plans for Sleipne..readmore

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Rotech Subsea completes North Sea offshore wind job

Posted On: 10-06-2020

Rotech Subsea has completed a three-phase work scope at the Borssele and Triton Knoll offshore wind farms for a dredging specialist. Rotech provided its TRS1 and TRS1LD Jet Trenching tools to carry out pit clearing and cable lowering at the Borssele project in the Dutch North Sea, as well as grout bag and cable de-burial at the Triton Knoll wind farm in the UK. The project began in the first quart..readmore

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Ireland consulting on offshore wind grid development policy

Posted On: 10-06-2020

Ireland’s Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) has launched consultation on the country’s grid development policy for offshore wind. The consultation period was opened on 10 June and will close on 1 July. In its Climate Action Plan published in June 2019, the Irish government committed to having at least 3.5 GW of offshore wind in the next ten years, which will ..readmore

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DNV GL unites energy players on floating solar

Posted On: 09-06-2020

DNV GL has launched a joint industry project with 14 participants to develop the first recommended practice for floating solar power projects. The planned recommended practice will provide a commonly recognised standard based on a list of technical requirements for developing safe, reliable and sustainable floating solar projects. Floating solar power is a promising renewable energy technology in ..readmore

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Wpd awards bird survey contract for Yunlin offshore wind project

Posted On: 09-06-2020

Wpd Taiwan and WeatherRisk Explore Inc. have signed a turnkey bird survey contract for the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. This March, wpd appointed WeatherRisk Explore to be responsible for the long-term and continuous bird surveys to understand the relationship between the wind farm’s operations and the surrounding bird ecology. According to the companies, a lot of advanced technology is ..readmore

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Connector Subsea Solutions acquires Isotek Oil and Gas

Posted On: 08-06-2020

Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) has completed the acquisition of Isotek Oil and Gas. The acquisition adds Isotek’s remote welding technology to CSS’s existing range of subsea pipeline repair capabilities which are primarily focused on mechanical clamp and connector pipe joining solutions. The Isotek workforce which numbers 15 people is transferring over to CS..readmore

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Shell farm-in moving forward after Egdon gains extension for UK licences

Posted On: 08-06-2020

The UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has granted extensions to Egdon Resources for P1929 and P2304 licences offshore the UK. Oil major Shell farmed into the two licences in late January. Namely, it agreed to acquire 70 per cent stakes in both licences. Egdon’s UK subsidiary would retain the remaining 30 per cent interests. Shell will also be appointed as the licence o..readmore


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