Offshore Energy News


World's Longest Wind Turbine Blade Reached UK

Aug 16, 2019

The world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade has arrived in Northumberland, UK to be tested at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult site.The 107-metre blade will be used on the most powerful wind turbine in commercial development – the 12MW Haliade-X from GE Renewable Energy…

Jan De Nul Bags Kriegers Flak Gig

Aug 15, 2019

The Luxembourg-headquartered Jan De Nul Group has signed a contract with Vattenfall Vindkraft Kriegers Flak P/S for the transport and installation of 72 8.4MW Siemens wind turbine generators for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm (OWF) in Denmark…

MDL Back in North Sea with i-Tech 7

Aug 15, 2019

Maritime Developments (MDL), a provider of back-deck equipment for the subsea sector, has completed a flexible installation project in the North Sea with i-Tech 7, Subsea 7's Life of Field business unit – marking a return to the field two years after the original award…

14 Template Installations in One Month

Aug 12, 2019

In one month – from June 11 to July 13 – 14 templates delivered by Aker Solutions and TechnipFMC were installed by vessels Edda Freya and Normand Vision on behalf of Equinor at four fields on the Norwegian continental shelf. The templates are all built according to the same…

Sojitz Joins Taiwan’s Largest OWF Project

Aug 12, 2019

Japanese business house Sojitz Corporation has signed a share purchase agreement with German wind farm developer wpd regarding Yunlin Holding GmbH, which will see Sojitz participate in the construction and operation of an offshore wind farm in Taiwan…

Talos Joins in 5 Drilling Projects in GoM

Aug 12, 2019

Talos Energy, the oil and gas company focused on offshore exploration and production, participated in five drilling projects in the second quarter with a capital program front-loaded in the first half of 2019.Talos Energy also said that  it…

Denmark's Biggest OWF Set for Launch

Aug 09, 2019

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, will inaugurate Vattenfall’s next and largest offshore wind farm (OWF), Horns Rev 3, in the North Sea on 22 August.The European energy company said in a press note that Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm is ready…

Offshore Wind Boosts Ørsted's Profit

Aug 08, 2019

Danish renewable energy company Ørsted’s operating profit in the first half of 2019 (H1) is $1.3 billion (DKK8.8bn), mostly from offshore wind.'Earnings from our offshore wind farms in operation increased by 18%, driven by ramp-up of generation from new wind farms in operation…

NYSERDA Selects 5 Offshore Wind Projects

Aug 08, 2019

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has selected five multiyear projects that will further study environmental and commercial fishing topics in support of responsibly developing offshore wind.The projects totaling more than $2 million advance Governor Andrew M…

James Fisher Acquires SM Continental

Aug 08, 2019

UK's marine engineering services provider James Fisher and Sons has acquired 60% of the share capital of Continental Participação E Administração, the holding company of Brazilian subsea specialist Serviços Marítimos Continental.Continental…

EOG Bags Offshore Ireland Licence

Aug 08, 2019

United Kingdom-based exploration and production company Europa Oil & Gas  (EOG) has been awarded a 15-year frontier exploration licence for an area in the Slyne Basin, offshore Ireland.The area includes Europa’s flagship Inishkea prospect, which…

MMU Studies Floating Wind Stabilization

Aug 08, 2019

Academics from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) have won a grant to develop computer models to test the best methods to stabilize and control the motions of the turbine and its semi-submerged support structure.Wave simulation specialists…

DOF Wins Charter for PSV in Australia

Aug 07, 2019

DOF Rederi AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of DOF ASA, has signed a 5-year contract for the platform supply vessel (PSV) Skandi Feistein with Esso Australia Pty Ltd.The contract will start in the second half 2019, the vessel owner said on Tuesday…

Deep Down Wins Shell Order

Aug 07, 2019

Houston-based oilfield services company Deep Down said it has received an order for umbilical support services from Shell Trinidad and Tobago.The company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system…

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