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Offshore Rig Values Take $30 Billion Hit in Just 12 months

Dec 15, 2020

The challenges of 2020 have made their mark on offshore rig values but have they reached the trough? Bassoe's Hans Hagelberg takes a deeper look.It may be the understatement of the decade, but the offshore rig market has had a pretty bad year…

Ørsted Plans to Build 1.6GW Offshore Wind Projects Near Incheon, South Korea

Nov 24, 2020

Danish offshore wind farm developer Ørsted on Tuesday said it would develop South Korean offshore wind projects with a potential capacity of up to 1.6GW off the coast of Incheon City. Ørsted said its projects in Incheon could provide clean energy to 1…

Marine and Offshore Specialist Joins LOC's Longitude Engineering

Nov 03, 2020

Longitude, the engineering and design branch of LOC Group, has appointed James Sugden as head of the Marine Systems Engineering team.Longitude said the appointment expands the company’s expertise in the design and engineering of marine systems on ships…

Aker Offshore Wind Gets Funding for Study on Floating Wind Farms

Nov 03, 2020

Norwegian company Aker Offshore Wind has received funding from Enova for a pre-project that aims to reduce costs and increase maturity in important technical segments of offshore floating wind. Enova is Norway’s innovation fund for environmentally friendly technologies…

Solstad Scores Charters in Subsea, Offshore Wind Sectors

Nov 03, 2020

Norwegian firm Solstad Offshore has won contracts for two of its vessels the Normand Jarstein and Normand Tonjer in the offshore wind and subsea sectors.The Normand Jarstein construction support vessel has been awarded a 4 months firm contract…

New CEO Named for Ørsted Offshore North America

Oct 22, 2020

Denmark-based offshore wind giant Ørsted has appointed David Hardy as new CEO of its U.S. subsidiary Ørsted Offshore North America. Hardy, who becomes CEO after previously serving as COO, will replace Thomas Brostrøm who has led Ørsted Offshore North America since the summer of 2015As CEO…

Construction of World's Largest Floating Wind Farm Kicks Off

Oct 01, 2020

The construction has started in Norway of what will be the world's largest floating wind farm - the Hywind Tampen.Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Kværner apprentice Arne Linga officially kickstarted the construction work by starting…

Van Oord Deploys Giant Trencher to Bury Offshore Wind Cables in North Sea

Sep 23, 2020

Dutch offshore installation contractor Van Oord has deployed a large remotely operated trencher called Deep Dig-It off the Dutch coast to bury offshore wind farm cables 5,5 meters deep into the seabed.The trencher has been deployed as part of…

Final Moray East Wind Farm Jackets Loaded in Dubai. Third Substation Installed

Sep 18, 2020

The final batch of jackets that will support offshore wind turbines at the 950 MW Moray East offshore wind farm in the UK was loaded this week at a fabrication yard in Dubai ahead of the sailaway.The news was shared Thursday afternoon (CET) by DEME Offshore…

Ocean Installer, Vard Working on 'Most Advanced' Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Aug 31, 2020

Ocean Installer, a Norwegian company mostly known for its offshore oil and gas services provider, is increasingly turning towards the offshore wind industry.Following a recent establishment of an offshore wind branch, and the naming of a director to lead it…

Norwegian Offshore Drilling Firm Enters Floating Wind Game

Aug 27, 2020

Norwegian offshore oil and gas drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling is stepping out of the comfort zone and into the offshore renewables space.The company, which provides drilling rigs for oil and gas companies, on Thursday announced its investment in Oceanwind AS…

Second Moray East Offshore Wind Farm Substation Installed

Aug 18, 2020

Offshore installation contactor DEME Offshore has installed the second offshore substation platform (OSP) for the Moray East wind farm in the Moray Firth in Scotland. The 950MW wind farm is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm East Ltd (MOWEL)…

PHOTO: First Jacket Foundations Installed Off Taiwan for TPC Wind Farm

Aug 17, 2020

Offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul has shared that the very first jacket foundations have been installed in Taiwanese waters for the TPC offshore wind farm.Jan De Nul last week said that a total of nine jacket foundations, weighing approximately 1…

Solstad Nabs More Work for Offshore Vessel Trio in Australia

Aug 11, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured more work for three of its offshore vessels in Australia, following a recently announced deal with BP.As previously reported, Solstad offshore earlier in August said BP would use two…

Iv Offshore to Design Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Substation

Jul 28, 2020

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms has awarded the early works contract to Iv-Offshore & Energy for the engineering of the offshore wind farm Sofia high voltage direct current (HVDC) platform.Once operational, the RWE-operated Sofia…

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