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Australia - a Land of Promise and Hurdles for Offshore Wind Developers

Sep 26, 2022

Under a new government, Australia is shaping up to be the next big market for offshore wind developers, attracting interest from the likes of Shell, Denmark's Orsted and Norway's Equinor. But the industry, starting from scratch Down Under, faces a slew of challenges.After more than a decade of weak climate action under conservative leaders, Anthony Albanese's new Labor government has committed to net zero emissions by 2050 - a goal that aligns with states' renewable energy goals…

NOV Launches Solution that Promises to Cut Offshore Wind Blade Installation Cost

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GustoMSC and NOV Lifting & Handling said Tuesday they had developed a solution to improve offshore wind turbine blade installation efficiency.'Blades are highly susceptible to wind loads, so they currently take the most time to install,' the companies said…

Taiya Renewable Energy, BW Ideol in Floating Wind Pact

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Taiya Renewable Energy on Tuesday announced a joint development of a floating offshore wind pipeline including a 50 MW floating wind pilot-project and commercial-scale projects offshore Taiwan with floating wind specialist BW Ideol.'This cooperation…

Shell Pulls Out of Two Irish Offshore Wind Projects

Sep 26, 2022

Shell has pulled out of two offshore wind projects in the west of Ireland operated by Simply Blue Group a year after the British company acquired stakes in the developments. Shell and Simply Blue said in a joint statement on Saturday that Shell's…

Incoming Shell Boss Aims Fire up Renewables Drive

Sep 22, 2022

Shell's incoming Chief Executive Wael Sawan is set to accelerate the group's drive to build its renewable energy business, including through a possible 'transformative' clean power acquisition, company and industry sources said.Sawan will from…

First UMACK Anchor for CorPower WEC Installed off Portugal

Sep 22, 2022

CorPower Ocean, Maersk Supply Service and Dieseko have installed the first commercial-scale UMACK anchor to support the HiWave-5 demonstration project. The anchor has been installed 4km off the coast of Aguçadoura, in northern Portugal, where…

Nova Scotia Sets 5GW Offshore Wind Target

Sep 21, 2022

Canadian province Nova Scotia has set a target to offer leases for five gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030.“Setting this target sends a clear signal to the world that Nova Scotia is open for business and becoming an international leader in offshore wind and green hydrogen development…

Tennet to Launch Tender for Offshore Cables in North Sea

Sep 20, 2022

Dutch grid operator Tennet said on Tuesday it would launch a tender to build high voltage cable lines running between land in Germany and the Netherlands and connectors near wind turbine parks being built in the North Sea.    In a statement…

Marco Polo Marine to Build, Operate CSOV as Offshore Wind Industry 'Grapples with Shortage'

Sep 20, 2022

Singapore-listed firm Marco Polo Marine said Tuesday it planned to build, own and operate a new Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV) to meet the rising demand for support vessels required to service the booming offshore wind farm industry in Asia…

Cellula Robotics Sells Seafloor Drill Division to Focus on AUVs

Sep 20, 2022

Cellula Robotics has sold its Seafloor Drill Division to an unnamed company, to focus on its autonomous underwater vehicle business.Cellula said that the sale would facilitate its focus on the development of proven, trusted autonomy as it brings its fuel cell powered…

Norway's METCentre Licensed to Test Four New Offshore Wind Turbines

Sep 20, 2022

The Marine Energy Test Center (METCentre) in Norway has been licensed to test four new offshore wind turbines on the Norwegian west coast. Arvid Nesse, head of METCentre and Norwegian Offshore Wind, said: 'This expansion strengthens Norway's…

H₂ Hype or Practical Reality?

Sep 19, 2022

In the last few years, there’s been a proliferation of projects targeting the production of hydrogen. Its seen as one of the levers towards net zero and, more recently, a way to help underpin energy security, especially in Europe. Many think producing the stuff offshore is a big opportunity…

Jan De Nul's Newbuild Jack-up Voltaire Suffers 'Limited Damage' in China Typhoon

Sep 16, 2022

Offshore installation specialist Jan De Nul Group said Thursday that the shipyard in China where its flagship jack-up installation vessel Voltaire is being built, was hit by typhoon Muifa in China during the night of 14 to 15 September 2022…

UK: 10-year Anniversary for Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 16, 2022

Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm earlier this month celebrated its 10-year anniversary of generating electricity.All 140 turbines of the joint venture between SSE Renewables (50%) and RWE Renewables (50%) have been operational since September 2012 and in the last 10 years…

OW East Unveils Name for Planned New York Bight Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 15, 2022

Offshore wind developer Ocean Winds East (OW East) on Thursday announced the official name of its planned offshore wind power project in the New York Bight. The wind farm will be called Bluepoint Wind.The project, in the early stages of development…

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