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World's First Floating Wind Turbine Gets New Life

Jan 09, 2019

The world's first industrial-scale floating wind prototype, Hywind 1, installed in 2009 off the west coast of Norway, will be reborn as an infrastructure for research and technology projects in Metcentre at Karmøy.Unitech Offshore, which manufactures and distributes subsea connector assemblies…

Shutdown Risks Delays to US Energy Initiatives

Jan 04, 2019

The partial government shutdown is increasing the chances of delays in U.S. energy initiatives from the release of President Donald Trump's proposed offshore drilling plan to allowing higher levels of ethanol in gasoline during summer months…

SeaRoc Supports Merkur Commissioning

Jan 03, 2019

Marine Coordination Services BV will utilize SeaPlanner software during all operational marine coordination activities for commissioning of the 396MW Merkur Offshore Wind Farm.The marine management system has been selected as part a strategic partnership between U…

Ørsted Shelves Taiwan Projects

Jan 02, 2019

Danish energy group Orsted will put new major projects in Taiwan on hold after it failed to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) for two offshore wind farm projects, the company said on Wednesday.Taiwan, which has made a big push to attract investments into renewable technology…

Ørsted Bids to Build NJ's First Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 02, 2019

Danish energy company Ørsted submitted a bid to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to build an offshore wind farm in response to the first offshore wind request for proposal under Gov. Phil Murphy’s clean energy agenda.Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind energy…

JERA Joins Taiwan, UK Offshore Wind Projects

Jan 02, 2019

Japanese energy group JERA joined  in the Formosa 1 offshore wind power project in Taiwan and Gunfleet Sands offshore wind power project in the U.K.JERA has entered into an agreement with Macquarie Capital and Swancor to acquire a combined 32…

Ørsted Tapped for Connecticut Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 31, 2018

Denmark based Ørsted has been selected by Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to move forward to negotiate a fixed-price power purchase agreement (PPA) with the state’s power distribution companies for 0.42TWh (terawatt…

Offshore Wind Coming of Age

Dec 28, 2018

Eight competitive lease sales for offshore wind acreage have generated almost half a billion in revenue for the U.S. federal treasury. A dozen official leases have been awarded, with three more to be awarded following anti-competitive review…

Lamprell Wins Offshore Wind Project

Dec 23, 2018

Lamprell announced that it has been selected by GeoSea Procurement & Shipping Luxembourg SA, a wholly owned subsidiairy of GeoSea NV, the lead engineering, procurement, construction and installation contractor on the Moray East offshore wind farm…

Boskalis Buys BoDo's Cable Lay Business

Dec 21, 2018

Dutch dredging and offshore contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. announced Friday it has reached a deal with Geramny-based SPIE to acquire the offshore cable installation activities and assets of Bohlen Doyen GmbH (BoDo).BoDo's operations…

Equinor Expands In Polish Offshore Wind

Dec 20, 2018

Norway's Equinor has expanded it presence in the Polish offshore wind market after exercising an option to acquire a 50 percent interest in the Bałtyk I offshore wind development project in the Baltic Sea from domestic firm Polenergia.The transaction…

Eni Deploys OPT's PowerBuoy

Dec 19, 2018

Ocean Power Technologies' PowerBuoy has been deployed in the Adriatic Sea to advance Eni’s R&D MaREnergy project that aims to develop, deploy and demonstrate wave energy renewable technologies in oil and gas operations, the U.S.-based ocean energy solutions provider announced Wednesday…

Europeans Sweep Record US Offshore Wind Auction

Dec 14, 2018

A U.S. government auction for three wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts ended on Friday with record-setting bids totaling more than $400 million from European energy giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Equinor ASA.The Bureau of…

Seacat Services Digitizes Its Fleet

Dec 13, 2018

U.K.-based offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services has installed advanced remote monitoring systems across its fleet in an effort to glean a new level of insight into the operational performance of its vessels.‘Digitalization’ of operational practices…

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Bags $1.77B Refinancing

Dec 13, 2018

One of the world’s largest offshore wind projects, the 402-megawatt (MW) Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the U.K., announced the signing and pricing of privately placed notes for the refinancing of the project’s existing non-recourse project debt…

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