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BP has made it to offshore wind officially

Posted On: 02-02-2021

BP and Equinor have closed the transaction for BP’s acquisition of a 50 per cent interest in the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects off the U.S. east coast. The closing of the transaction marks BP’s official entry into offshore wind. Equinor and BP announced in September 2020 that BP was buying 50 per cent non-operated interests in Empire Wind and Beacon Wind and that they were establishing ..readmore

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French liquefied natural gas (LNG) containment specialist GTT is progressing the construction of land storage tanks in China.

Posted On: 01-02-2021

TT informed through a brief social media update that it has reached the sixth layer of outer concrete wall on two 220,000-cbm land storage tanks being built for Beijing Gas in cooperation with Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering (HQC). The membrane full containment tanks feature the GST technology developed by the French company. City gas distributor Beijing Gas, a unit of BEG, is building a 5 milli..readmore

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Wan Hai Lines splashes $565 million on 12 boxships

Posted On: 27-01-2021

Taiwanese container shipping company Wan Hai Lines has ordered twelve 3,013 TEU container vessels worth a total of $565 million. The containerships will be built by Japanese shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation’s Nihon Shipyard, Wan Hai Lines said. The contract announcement coincides with the company’s investment in new containers amounting to 50,000 TEUs worth $141 million. The intra-A..readmore

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Dana to withdraw from North Sea gas project

Posted On: 27-01-2021

Oil and gas company Dana Petroleum is abandoning a gas project located in the UK sector of the North Sea. A spokesperson for Dana Petroleum confirmed to Offshore Energy on Tuesday that, after careful consideration, the company has decided to withdraw from the Platypus project development and the P1242 licence. The spokesperson said that the decision is a result of a recent review of the Platypus p..readmore

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Equinor to test floating solar pilot in rough waters of Norway

Posted On: 19-01-2021

Norwegian energy major Equinor, in collaboration with Saipem company Moss Maritime, plans to build and test a pilot floating solar plant off Frøya in Norway in the late summer of 2021. The project is set to become the world’s first pilot plant for floating solar power in rough waters, according to Equinor. The company has filed an application with the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Direct..readmore

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Plymouth Uni gets over £1 million for floating wind test facility

Posted On: 19-01-2021

The University of Plymouth has secured more than £1 million to create a facility for testing new innovations in floating offshore wind technology. This first-of-its-kind facility in the UK will enable physical modeling experiments with wind, wave and currents simultaneously. Data generated in the experiments will enable researchers to improve their understanding of how future technology advances ..readmore

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Greener O&G production with floating wind and wave power

Posted On: 18-01-2021

Floating Power Plant (FPP) and partners Lundin Energy Norway, NOV-APL, Semco Maritime, Cefront Technologies and Aalborg University have completed a project aimed at using floating wind and wave power to support an offshore oil and gas facility. According to FPP, the project shows that using renewable energy can help the oil and gas industry reduce emissions while getting a stable, high quality pow..readmore

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Two dead after incident on BW Offshore FPSO

Posted On: 18-01-2021

FPSO operator BW Offshore has informed that two workers have died following an incident onboard its FPSO Espoir Ivoirien located offshore Ivory Coast. At 13:30 local time on Thursday, an incident occurred whilst work was being performed in a cargo tank onboard the FPSO Espoir Ivoirien operating on the Espoir field offshore the Ivory Coast, BW Offshore informed. According to BW Offshore, two fatali..readmore

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Driftwood LNG construction to start this summer

Posted On: 17-01-2021

Tellurian’s Driftwood LNG project in Louisiana is expected to start in the summer of 2020. Speaking to Reuters, the co-founder of US LNG developer Tellurian Charif Souki said that the company aims to begin construction of its LNG project in Louisiana this summer. Driftwood LNG export project in Louisiana is worth $16.8 billion. It is to answer the growing need for additional liquefaction capacit..readmore

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Norway eyeing deep-sea metal mining future instead of oil

Posted On: 17-01-2021

Norway, one of the wealthiest countries in the world due to its oil and gas reserves, is looking to transition to deep-sea mining for copper, zinc, and other metals in high demand in green technologies. According to Reuters, Norway could license companies for deep-sea mining as early as 2023 potentially placing it among the first countries to harvest seabed metals for electric vehicle batteries, w..readmore

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Frank Coles, CEO of Wallem Group, resigns

Posted On: 17-01-2021

Frank Coles, Chief Executive Officer of the Wallem Group, has resigned and will be leaving the Wallem Group shortly, the company’s board confirmed. “As many will be aware Frank has been very active in highlighting the plight of seafarers during the Covid-19 pandemic and now wishes to become more involved in promoting their welfare, as well as pursuing other opportunities. During his two and ha..readmore

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Costa Cruises’ 2nd LNG-powered cruise ship floated out in Finland

Posted On: 16-01-2021

Costa Toscana, an LNG powered, 185,000 GT cruise ship being built for Carnival’s Italian brand Costa Cruises, was floated out to the outfitting pier at Finland’s Meyer Turku shipyard on 15 January 2021. During the float-out ceremony, Costa Toscana officially touched the sea for the first time, with the flooding of the basin where she has been built in recent months. Due to hard weather conditi..readmore

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Zvezda cuts steel for 3rd LNG-powered MR product carrier

Posted On: 16-01-2021

Russian Shipbuilding Complex Zvezda has cut steel for the third MR-type product carrier operating on LNG as marine fuel ordered by the compatriot shipping major Sovcomflot in 2019. The 1B-ice class tanker will have a deadweight of about 50,000 tonnes, length of over 180 meters, width of over 32 meters and a draft of 13 meters. The ships will be capable of conducting year-round navigation, includin..readmore

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ScotWind offshore wind leasing round opens for applications

Posted On: 15-01-2021

Crown Estate Scotland has opened the application window for the ScotWind seabed leasing round for offshore wind projects. From today, 15 January, registered developers are able to apply for seabed rights to build Scotland’s next generation of offshore wind farms. The closing date for submitting applications is 31 March. Opening the application window follows Marine Scotland’s publication o..readmore

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Acergy Viking continues working for Siemens Gamesa

Posted On: 15-01-2021

Siemens Gamesa has extended the charter of Eidesvik Offshore’s service operation vessel (SOV) Acergy Viking. The long-term contract will commence in direct continuation of the current contract extending the firm period until the end of January 2027. Eidesvik entered into an agreement with Siemens Gamesa for the deployment of Acergy Viking in February 2016, when it was chartered for a period of n..readmore

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Cloudberry and Downing sign sale deal for Swedish lake wind farm

Posted On: 14-01-2021

Cloudberry Clean Energy and Downing LLP have signed the share purchase agreement (SPA) for the construction and ownership of a 100 MW nearshore, shallow-water wind farm in Lake Vänern in southern Sweden. In September 2020, Cloudberry acquired Scanvind2 AS, the holding company of the Rewind Vänern offshore wind project. A few months later, the Norwegian company entered into an exclusivity agreeme..readmore

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GKinetic bolsters team

Posted On: 14-01-2021

Irish hydrokinetic turbine developer GKinetic Energy has expanded its team further with a new hire of a mechanical design engineer, Gary Brennan. Brennan previously operated his own Architectural Technology service for 8 years specialising in draughting, surveying & certification and developing extensive experience in design, client liaison and time management. During that time, he developed an in..readmore

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Trianel Windpark Borkum opens tender for CPS work

Posted On: 13-01-2021

Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum has issued a tender for subsea works on the cable protection systems (CPS) and bolt exchanges at diffusor plates at the Trianel Windpark Borkum project in Germany. The selected company will be in charge of installing 20 preventive CPS retrofits, four corrective CPS retrofits, as well as bolt exchange at six steel plates. The installation phase is limited to 30 days w..readmore

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Petronas takes Pacific drillship for Mexico well

Posted On: 13-01-2021

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling has secured a contract for its drillship with Malaysian giant Petronas for operations offshore Mexico. In a fleet status report published earlier this week, Pacific Drilling said that the assignment of Pacific Khamsin drillship to Total for Equinor’s second firm well was completed in November 2020. To remind, Pacific Khamsin drilled the Monument expl..readmore

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SCF’s Shell-chartered LNG newbuild delivered

Posted On: 12-01-2021

Russia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot has taken delivery of the Shell-chartered LNG carrier, SCF Timmerman. The vessel, capable of transporting up to 174,000 cubic meters of the chilled fuel has already left the Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries yard in South Korea on its maiden voyage. Commenting on the delivery, Sovcomflot’s president and CEO, Igor Tonkovidov said, “By adding another v..readmore


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