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MeyGen construction work starts

Jan 21, 2015

The first construction work on what will become the UK's first offshore tidal power array started in Scotland today (21 January). Contractors started work on a 340m access road for the MeyGen tidal stream project, says Atlantis Resources…

Van Oord receives Damen vessel

Jan 09, 2015

Van Oord took delivery of Damen’s offshore carrier (DOC) 8500 cable laying vessel, the Nexus. The Nexus. From Damen.   The Nexus is a 126-m vessel that will be used for the installation…

Nova Scotia tidal projects win funding

Dec 23, 2014

Nova Scotia's government has granted four awards that will help tidal energy developers deploy the first turbine arrays in the Bay of Fundy. In October, developers at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) applied to the Department…

DONG building UK offshore wind farm

Dec 19, 2014

DONG Energy is constructing the offshore wind farm Burbo Bank Extension located 8km off the United Kingdom coast in Liverpool Bay. Image of DONG's Barrow Offshore Wind Farm. From DONG.    Burbo…

Gentle Giant headed for Sandbank wind farm

Dec 19, 2014

MENCK’s “Gentle Giant” will be used to assist Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems with the installation of subsea foundations for Project Sandbank, a new 72 turbine strong wind farm in the North Sea. The Gentle Giant…

Boskalis in US$91 million offshore wind farm gig

Dec 19, 2014

Iberdrola Renewables Offshore Deutschland GmbH awarded Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) in partnership with Volker Stevin International (VolkerWessels) a US$91.8 million contract for the partial construction of the Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm in the German section of the Baltic Sea…

Hopper named new BOEM director

Dec 18, 2014

Abigail Ross Hopper has been appointed Director of the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), effective 5 January, the US Department of the Interior announced on 18 December 2014. Hopper, who will be the second director in the agency’s history…

Seaway to install Sandbank substation

Dec 08, 2014

Bladt Industries, Aalborg, Denmark has awarded Seaway Heavy Lifting the contract for the transportation and installation of the Sandbank substation. The substation platform consists of a jacket, skirt piles and deck and requires to be installed in the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm…

Wave and tidal projects under strain

Nov 26, 2014

Staff from a Scottish wave energy development firm which went into administration last week could now be given jobs at a new body set up to help develop renewable power from the ocean.  The formation of Wave Energy Scotland (WES) by the…

Gulf Island Fabrication gets offshore wind farm contract

Nov 12, 2014

Deepwater Wind awarded Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. a contract for the fabrication of five jacket/piles for the Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island. The Block Island Wind Farm is a shallow water wind turbine project…

The Netherlands turns tide

Oct 30, 2014

A consortium of nine organizations including Bluewater Energy Services, Damen Shipyards Group, Van Oord and the Dutch Tidal Testing Centre have partnered to deploy a trial floating tidal energy platform in the Wadden Sea. It will mark…

Semcorp secures renewables and FPSO contract wins

Oct 20, 2014

Sembcorp Marine's subsidiaries Sembmarine SLP and Jurong Shipyard have secured offshore energy related contracts worth at a combined S$222 million (US$177 million). The firm's 70% owned UK-based firm Sembmarine SLP is to build a new offshore…

A2SEA to install Dudgeon

Oct 17, 2014

A2SEA's purpose-built offshore installation vessel the Sea Installer is to be used to installed the 67, 6MW Siemens wind turbines on the 402MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in the UK for Statoil, Masdar and Statkraft. Work will start on the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm…

Wartsila to co-develop Indonesian bio-LNG plant

Oct 09, 2014

Wärtsilä signed a joint development agreement with Indonesian national energy company Pertamina and waste utilization company Godang Tua Jaya on 8 October with the intent to create the first bio-LNG plant in Indonesia. Wärtsilä Oil &…

Subsea Expo 2015 call for papers

Oct 08, 2014

Subsea Expo 2015 has issued its call for speakers. The conference, organizer Subsea UK’s flagship event, will be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre during 11-13 February 2015. Speakers subjects have been announced,…

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