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Floating Production – A Growing Segment in Transition

Feb 22, 2024

The specialized deepwater oil & gas and floating offshore wind segments will share many of the same stakeholders and supply chains, competing for increasingly scarce resources.To receive a full version of Inteletus analysis, click hereThe established…

Implenia and NorSea to Build Floating Offshore Wind Plant In Norway

Aug 18, 2023

Swiss-based firm Implenia and NorSea's WindWorks Jelsa have signed an agreement to develop a production and assembly facility for large concrete or steel structures for the floating offshore wind industry at Norway’s west coast.Implenia and NorSea will become equal minority shareholders (approx…

Markets: The Challenges of Developing Floating Wind at Scale

Apr 13, 2023

Tens of gigawatts of floating wind projects are slated for development in this and the next decade, but many obstacles remain.There has been much focus on the emerging floating wind market of late.The U.K. is forging ahead with commercial scale…

Floating Wind to Drive U.S West Coast Port Developments

Jan 30, 2023

In recent State of the Port address, the first held since 2020, the Port of Long Beach’s Executive Director Mario Cordero discussed the port’s plan to support California’s emerging floating wind industry.The Port of Long Beach has not yet been identified as a marshalling port for any one project…

AiP for Ammonia Floating Storage and Regasification Barge (A-FSRB)

Jan 05, 2023

ClassNK issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an ammonia floating storage and regasification barge (A-FSRB) jointly developed by NYK Line, Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. (NSY), and IHI Corporation (IHI), reportedly the world's first AiP for A-FSRBs handling ammonia as cargo…

FSRU Exemplar Set to Arrive at Finland's Inkoo Port on Dec. 26

Dec 20, 2022

The floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal chartered by Finland to replace Russian gas is scheduled to arrive at Inkoo port west of Helsinki on Dec. 26, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Tuesday. Finland has agreed a 10-year charter for…

New JIP to Find Floating Wind Storage for Celtic Sea

Sep 09, 2022

A new industry partnership is set to support the UK’s floating wind industry by identifying offshore storage areas for wind turbines awaiting installation in the Celtic Sea. The TS-Flow JIP, led by Offshore Solutions Group and delivered in partnership with HR Wallingford…

Fincantieri Floats Out EXPLORA I Luxury Cruise Ship

May 31, 2022

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri on Monday announce the float out of EXPLORA I, the first of four luxury cruise ships ordered by the Cruises Division of MSC Group for its new luxury brand Explora Journeys. The float out took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone…

Samsung Heavy Industries, Seaborg Partner to Develop Floating Nuclear Power Plant

Apr 08, 2022

As the world increasingly searches for a means to reduced carbon footprint, compact floating nuclear power plants are emerging as a serios contender. To this end, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Seaborg signed a partnership agreement to develop…

Port Capacity in Question as UK Offshore Wind Expands

Apr 01, 2022

U.K. port bosses are scratching their heads as to how to meet demand as offshore wind, including new floating projects, ramps up around the country’s coastline.The U.K. government is pushing this source of energy and has a 40-gigawatt (GW) by…

Shipbuilding; Carnival Celebration floated out at Meyer Turku in Finland

Feb 11, 2022

The 185,000-gt cruis ships Carnival Celebration was floated out to the outfitting keel at Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, with the LNG-powered ship marking the culmination of Carnival Cruise Lines 50th birthday. The float-out started on Friday…

Intelatus: The long-tenured, New Name in Market Intel & Planning

Jan 27, 2022

Intelatus Global Partners is a new name in energy, marine and industrial market analysis and strategic planning, a ‘new name’ with nearly 50 years of experience and proven results.Founded by the merger of International Maritime Associates (IMA) and World Energy Reports (WER)…

Offshore Renewable Energy: A Port Puzzle for Floating Offshore Wind

Dec 08, 2021

After being very much on the margins of the offshore wind industry, floating offshore wind now appears to be ready to hit the mainstream. With gigawatt scale developments already on the horizon, what will the infrastructure needed to build and support them look like…

Iconic 27-ton 'Floating Head' finds itself Back in the Water

Sep 19, 2021

AMS Global helped out in a most unusual project for the marine consulting and safety firm, helping to return The Floating Head back to the water,  33 years after it was first created.The Floating Head, a sculpture created by artist Richard Groom…

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