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Port of Los Angeles employs zero-emission top handlers

Posted On: 10-08-2020

The Port of Los Angeles has started using first zero-emissions top handlers in daily operations at the Everport Container Terminal as part of a pre-commercial demonstration project. “We are pleased with performance results that we are receiving from drivers, mechanics and Everport management as the equipment is tested daily in real-world conditions,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Direct..readmore

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Borssele III & IV produces first power

Posted On: 10-08-2020

The Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm produced first power early in the morning on 7 August, the Blauwwind consortium informs. “This marks a key milestone in the construction of the project as the first turbine is now generating power and delivering renewable electricity into the Dutch grid”, the developer said. The first of 77 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW wind turbines was installed at the project si..readmore

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Hollandse Kust Noord to add floating solar panels in 2025

Posted On: 04-08-2020

A floating solar demonstration project to be installed within the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm site will be constructed in 2025, according to TNO, the Dutch organization for applied scientific research. TNO will work on research and demonstration of offshore solar energy in the new offshore wind farm together with CrossWind, a Shell-Eneco consortium that won the tender to build the Holl..readmore

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McMenon appoints regional general manager for Middle East and Asia-Pacific

Posted On: 04-08-2020

McMenon Engineering Services has appointed Bipin Nair, who has over 20 years’ industry experience, as regional general manager for the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. He was previously with Wika Group in the Middle East for ten years, rising to the position of regional marketing manager. Bipin has been tasked with communicating McMenon’s product quality, service and commitment to excelle..readmore

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Greek-owned bulker banned from Australia for underpaying crew

Posted On: 28-07-2020

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has today banned the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier Agia Sofia from Australian ports for six months. The 82,000 dwt Agia Sofia, previously known as Trade Spirit, is owned and operated by Greek company Marmaras Navigation, according to data provided by VesselsValue. As informed, AMSA inspected the ship at Hay Point in Mackay on 25 July 2020 after recei..readmore

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Ørsted to use BareFLEET system to track CTV ops

Posted On: 28-07-2020

Ørsted will use Reygar’s BareFLEET remote monitoring and reporting platform to track and analyse the performance of its chartered fleet of offshore wind crew transfer vessels (CTVs) in Europe. The system will log vessel motion, fuel consumption, and PAX movements, providing an accurate record of events, including transit, push on, transfer, and crane lifts, according to Reygar. This will allow ..readmore

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TAQA files decommissioning plans for two North Sea platform topsides

Posted On: 25-07-2020

TAQA Bratani has filed its decommissioning programs for the Tern and North Cormorant platform topsides, located in the UK North Sea, to the UK authorities. Under these plans, topsides of both these platforms will be removed onshore for reuse, recycling or disposal. The North Cormorant platform is located in Block 211/21a in the UK Northern North Sea. The field was discovered in May 1974 by Shell /..readmore

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Uniper, GE pair up on natural gas assets decarbonization

Posted On: 25-07-2020

Germany’s Uniper has teamed up with General Electric to decarbonize its gas-fired power plants and natural gas storage facilities. GE’s Gas Power business and Uniper will explore, assess, and develop technology options for decarbonization, Uniper said. The company added this is GE’s first fleet-wide decarbonization program signed with a major power producer. This agreement, signed in June 20..readmore

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New York issues 2,500 MW offshore wind solicitation

Posted On: 23-07-2020

The State of New York has announced its second offshore wind solicitation, seeking up to 2,500 MW of projects. The solicitation includes a multi-port strategy and requirement for offshore wind generators to partner with any of the eleven prequalified New York ports to stage, construct, manufacture key components, or coordinate operations and maintenance activities. Funding for port investments wil..readmore

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Site investigation at 3.1 GW East Anglia Hub set to start

Posted On: 23-07-2020

Site investigation work at East Anglia Hub is expected to start in July, according to Iberdrola, the parent company of ScottishPower Renewables, which will build the 3.1 GW project in the UK. The site investigation operations will mark the first deployment of personnel and contractors on the project, the developer states. ScottishPower Renewables combined the East Anglia One North, East Anglia Two..readmore

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Cortez pioneers pipelay technique off Malaysia

Posted On: 22-07-2020

Cortez Subsea in partnership with Alam Maritim has completed the first ever subsea pipeline using the Zap-Lok mechanical connector offshore Malaysia. The project championed technology for faster and more cost-effective completion of subsea pipelay. It also marked a lay rate of 4.7 kilometres in 24 hours with the rigid pipelay section completed within 20 days. This lay rate is considerably faster t..readmore

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FPSO off Gabon to stay with Vaalco for another year

Posted On: 22-07-2020

BW Offshore has received a one-year contract extension for the lease of one of its floating, production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels. BW Offshore said on Tuesday that it won an extension for the lease and operation of the FPSO Petróleo Nautipa. The FPSO vessel is currently operating on the Etame field offshore Gabon for Vaalco Energy. According to the company, the firm period was extende..readmore

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Heerema’s Sleipnir vessel sets jacket lifting record

Posted On: 21-07-2020

Heerema’s Sleipnir, the LNG-powered world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel, has set a record for the largest single lift jacket removal. Heerema said on Monday that Sleipnir successfully removed the 8,100-tonne Jotun-B jacket in the Norwegian North Sea for client Vår Energi. The platform was installed in 1998 by Heerema’s Thialf, who returned to the Jotun Field last year to remove th..readmore

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Claxton pens master service deal with Aker BP

Posted On: 21-07-2020

Claxton, an engineering and services company in subsea services group Acteon, has signed a master service agreement (MSA) with Aker BP. Claxton said on Tuesday that the MSA covered Aker BP’s Norwegian operations and included Claxton’s range of drilling support services and asset life extension and decommissioning equipment and services. According to the company, the agreement is initially fo..readmore

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Trelleborg adds new chief financial officer

Posted On: 20-07-2020

Trelleborg Group has appointed Fredrik Nilsson as new chief financial officer. He will assume the position during the first quarter of 2021. Nilsson will succeed Ulf Berghult, who has decided to leave his position to take up work outside the group. Ulf will complete the 2020 year-end report before leaving Trelleborg for his new assignment. Fredrik Nilsson most recently served as the CFO of AAK. He..readmore

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Titan’s bio-LNG project gets EU backing

Posted On: 20-07-2020

Titan LNG, a Dutch supplier of LNG to the marine and industrial markets in Europe, has secured funding for its bio-LNG project. The company said on Friday it has received €11 million ($12.57 million) from the European Union through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Titan LNG noted that through its Bio2Bunker project aims to develop and expand a (Bio)-LNG (BLNG) bunkering supply chain. The pr..readmore

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Poland increases capacity in updated draft offshore wind bill

Posted On: 09-07-2020

The Polish government has published a revised draft offshore wind bill which would allow for 5.9 GW instead of 4.6 GW of capacity to be offered via Contracts for Difference (CfDs) by the end of June 2021. According to the Polish Wind Energy Association (PSEW), this 5.9 GW in the first phase of development correspond to the real potential of advanced projects, i.e. those that already have or will b..readmore

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d’Amico Tankers disposes of its oldest two MR vessels

Posted On: 09-07-2020

d’Amico Tankers D.A.C. (Ireland), part of Italian marine transportation company d’Amico International Shipping (DIS), has signed a memorandum of agreement for the sale of the company’s oldest two MR vessels. The 51,303 dwt product tankers in question are MT High Progress and MT High Performance, built by STX in South Korea in 2005. The ships will be sold for $12.95 million per unit. As expla..readmore

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Gasum starts up LNG station in Port of Nynäshamn

Posted On: 07-07-2020

The Nordic energy company Gasum started operations at its new bunkering station for liquefied gas at Port of Nynäshamn, Sweden mid-June. The new station includes new bunkering solutions enabling ships to bunker the chilled fuel. After a year of construction, the new bunkering station is ready to serve existing and new customers, Gasum said in its statement. It enables bunkering at high speed from..readmore

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Battery-powered, autonomous offshore wind guard vessel introduced

Posted On: 07-07-2020

A consortium comprising C-Job Naval Architects, LISA, SeaZip Offshore Service, Sea Machines, MARIN, and eL-Tec elektrotechnologie has unveiled a concept design for an Autonomous Guard Vessel (AGV), to be used for surveillance of offshore wind infrastructure, from wind farms to substation platforms and cable routes. The vessel, whose design was introduced on 7 July, is said to have low operating co..readmore


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