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GWEC, JWPA Launch Offshore Task Force

Feb 27, 2020

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) have announced that they have formed a joint Japan Offshore Wind Task Force to drive offshore wind growth in Japan.As of December 2019, Japan has 65.6MW of offshore wind capacity…

Floating Production: The Next Chapter

Feb 19, 2020

The market for floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO) is heating up. Séverine Baudic, SBM Offshore’s Managing Director for Floating Production Solutions, weighs in on the strategic initiatives and technological innovations…

QP Charters Northern Offshore Jack-Up Rig

Jan 28, 2020

Qatar Petroleum has chartered the Energy Embracer jack-up drilling rig from Northern Offshore.The Energy Embracer was delivered from the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard in China to Northern Offshore in December 2018 and has since been warm stacked…

Offshore Helicopter Firms NHV, TAL in Nigerian Team-Up

Jan 27, 2020

Belgium-based offshore helicopter provider NHV Group has partnered up with Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd (TAL), a Nigerian subsidiary of Baywood Integrated Group, specialized in logistics and flight services.The partnership will jointly pursue…

Japanese Duo Forge Offshore Wind Pact

Jan 15, 2020

Japanese companies Jera Corporation and Shimizu Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on offshore wind projects.The MOU provides that the energy group Jera and engineering specialist Shimizu will explore ways…

Major Offshore Project in Senegal Reaches FID

Jan 15, 2020

Senegal could as well be on the way to joining the league of top African oil and gas producers in the next three years after developers of one of the most profound offshore discoveries announced reaching a final investment decision (FID).The Rufisque Offshore…

Saipem Wins Offshore Wind Contracts

Nov 29, 2019

Italian offshore services company Saipem said it has secured two new contracts for work related to offshore wind development projects in Scotland and Taiwan.The two contracts, worth approximately €750 million ($826.4 million) combined, represents…

Poland Preps Offshore Wind Bill

Nov 10, 2019

Polish Ministry of Energy has finished internal work on draft 'offshore wind act'. The draft is to be further proceeded now by Government on the legislative path through public consultations.Dedicated offshore wind act is one of the most awaited…

New Floating Wind Center Launched

Oct 31, 2019

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult launched a new multimillion dollar national Floating Offshore Wind Center of Excellence to drive forward the development of next generation offshore wind technologies.The initiative is backed by up to £500…

BW Offshore Proposes New Plan Offshore Gabon

Oct 30, 2019

Global owner and operator of floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSO) BW Offshore, through its affiliate BW Energy, has announced a re-adjusted operational plan for its offshore Gabon operations after an outcome of drilling…

Jan De Nul Bags Dogger Bank Gig

Oct 23, 2019

Marine contractor Jan De Nul said that its new offshore jack-up installation vessel Voltaire has secured a contract from the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank Wind Farms.Voltaire with a lifting capacity of over 3,000 tonnes and standing taller than the Eiffel tower…

Head Energy Expands to German Offshore Wind

Sep 30, 2019

Danish offshore wind engineering and consulting company Head Energy Group has established Head Energy Germany GmbH in Hamburg as part of the expansion of its offshore wind business.Head Energy Germany GmbH will be administrated by Head Energy’s offshore wind experts in Esbjerg…

Equinor, SSE Win Contract for Largest Offshore Wind Project

Sep 20, 2019

Equinor and Britain's SSE have won a tender to build three wind farms off Britain, which the Norwegian firm said together will form the world's largest such development.Like other European oil firms, Equinor is developing its renewables business…

Dominion to Build Largest US Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 20, 2019

The American power and energy company headquartered in Richmond, Dominion Energy wants to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast.The company filed an application with the regional transmission organization PJM…

Northern Offshore Wins Jack-up Award

Sep 05, 2019

Northern Offshore,  a global offshore drilling company which operates an offshore unit and a production vessel in the North Sea, has been awarded a contract in the Middle East for its jackup rig Energy Emerger.Northern Offshore Drilling Operations…

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