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Demand Grows for OSVs in the Offshore Floating Production and Storage Energy Sector

Jun 13, 2022

Over the last year we have seen an upswing in floating production and storage systems ordering after many years of low activity. According to our colleagues at World Energy Reports, “The global oil and natural gas markets are contending with rebounding energy demand on top of supply disruptions from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As a result, activity and business sentiment in the floating production sector has seldom been stronger…

Electrification is Key to Decarbonizing the North Sea

Jun 13, 2022

The UK government has set ambitious climate change targets within the oil and gas industry, with The North Sea Transition deal aiming to reduce emissions by 50% before 2030. In the most recent emissions report published by the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA)…

CTO in Focus: Henrik Stiesdal, Wind Power Pioneer

Jun 13, 2022

Wind power pioneer Henrik Stiesdal built his first wind turbine in 1978. It was one of Denmark’s first step towards becoming a wind energy powerhouse, with Stiesdal regularly at the helm. He’s now got wider climate initiatives in his sights…

India to Hold Bid Rounds for 12 GW of Offshore Wind Over Three Years

Jun 10, 2022

India is looking to hold bid rounds for 12 GW of offshore wind in the next three years, the Government's Press Information Bureau said Thursday.This year, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy will issue the first bid in the next three-four…

BW Ideol, Tohoku Electric In Floating Wind Partnership in Japan

May 12, 2022

Floating wind foundation maker BW Ideol has partnered up with Japanese electric utility Tohoku Electric Power to conduct feasibility studies necessary to jointly develop a commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Kuji city…

Marco Polo Marine Wraps Buy of Taiwan-based PKR Offshore

May 06, 2022

Singapore-listed offshore services provider Marco Polo Marine has completed the acquisition of the offshore renewables service firm PKR Offshore.Marco Polo bought the Taiwan-based company through its 49% owned joint venture company, Oceanic Crown Offshore Marine Services Ltd…

Odfjell Oceanwind aims to Help Decarbonize Offshore Drilling with Floating Wind

Apr 27, 2022

A look inside Odfjell Oceanwind, a Norwegian start-up that plans to decarbonize the offshore drilling industry by using giant floating wind turbines, mobile offshore wind units. Per Lund, CEO explains.Per, to start, please give a ‘by the numbers’ look at Odfjell Oceanwind…

Japan: Construction of 16.8MW Goto Floating Wind Farm to Start in September

Apr 27, 2022

Construction of the 16.8 megawatt Goto floating wind farm in Japan is expected to start in September 2022, with the commercial operations scheduler to begin in January 2024.A a sole bidder, the Japanese Goto Floating Wind Farm consortium, in June 2021…

CoensHexicon Changes Name

Apr 15, 2022

Swedish floating wind technology developer Hexicon has informed that its joint venture CoensHexicon Co., Ltd. has changed its name. The new name is Hexicon Korea Co., Ltd. with the change taking effect from Friday, April 15, 2022. 'The change…

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, Korean Register in Floating Wind Collab

Apr 04, 2022

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore (BV M&O) and Korean Register (KR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at cooperation and relations to enhance competencies and capacity by sharing technologies, information, and experiences…

Technip Energies Lands FEED Contract with Equinor for Floating Wind Project in S. Korea

Apr 04, 2022

Norwegian energy company Equinor has hired Technip Energies to carry out a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) for the offshore floating wind Firefly project, located 70 kilometers offshore the East Coast of South Korea.The FEED contract covers the engineering…

Equinor Taps Havfram for Floating Wind Installation Study in S. Korea

Mar 31, 2022

Norwegian energy firm Equinor has awarded offshore installation company Havfram a contract to carry out a transport and installation study on the Firefly floating offshore wind project in South Korea.The Firefly project is an 800MW project and…

Aker Offshore Wind and Mainstream Buy Into 800MW Floating Wind Project in Japan

Mar 14, 2022

Aker Offshore Wind and Mainstream Renewable Power have closed the transaction which will see them take an initial 50 percent ownership stake in Progression Energy's 800 MW floating offshore wind project in Japan.The news comes after the two…

Offshore Wind Industry Coming to Australian Waters

Mar 11, 2022

Offshore wind is playing an important role in Europe’s shift to renewables. Australia’s excellent offshore resources now look like they are going to contribute to our own energy transition. Last week, the Victorian government announced ambitious…

Floating Wind: Ocean Winds, Aker Offshore Wind JV Secures Another EBL in South Korea

Mar 03, 2022

Korea Floating Wind ('KF Wind'), a joint venture between Ocean Winds and Aker Offshore Wind, has received its second Electric Business License (EBL) from South Korea's government for a capacity of 450 MW, 'Obtaining the second EBL represents…

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