Offshore Energy News


Ocean Power Technologies Buys Offshore Engineering firm 3Dent

Feb 02, 2021

U.S. based ocean energy technology developer Ocean Power Technologies has acquired 3Dent Technology, an offshore energy engineering and design services company based in Houston, Texas. 'OPT’s first acquisition brings additional revenue from 3Dent’s established project and customer base…

CorPower Ocean Attracts Investment for Wave Energy Tech Project in Portugal

Feb 02, 2021

CorPower Ocean, a Sweden-based developer of wave energy converters, which has recently secured a 10-year license marine license in Portugal, said Tuesday it had attracted an investment of 7.3 million euros for its Portuguese wave energy technology project…

Shell Joins Floating Wind Project Offshore Ireland

Jan 29, 2021

Oil major Shell has this week signed an agreement to join a floating wind project in the Celtic Sea, offshore Ireland.The agreement, signed with Irish developer Simply Blue Energy, will see Shell acquire a 51% share of their Simply Blue Energy Kinsale venture…

Mocean to Test Blue X Wave Energy Converter at EMEC

Jan 29, 2021

Scotland-based wave energy technology company developer Mocean Energy is gearing up to deploy its scale prototype, Blue X wave energy converter at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland.Mocean Energy has signed a berth agreement to test at EMEC’s Scapa Flow test site…

$2.6 Million Awarded to Advance US Offshore Wind Innovation

Jan 28, 2021

The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC)has made available $2.6 million for a group of projects aiming to advance technological innovation that will drive down costs of offshore wind development in the U.S.The Consortium…

Seismic Surveyor Polarcus Sees Shares Nosedive as it Defaults on Debt Payment

Jan 26, 2021

Oslo-listed seismic surveyor Polarcus has defaulted on its bank loans and bonds, it said on Tuesday, sending the company's shares plunging more than 30%.Polarcus and other seismic surveyors have been hit by weak demand as oil companies slash…

DeepOcean Winds Down Its UK Cable Lay & Trenching Business

Jan 26, 2021

Subsea services company DeepOcean has completed the wind-down of its UK Cable Lay & Trenching business.DeepOcean had in November 2020 said it had started a restructuring process in relation to three UK subsidiaries in its Cable Laying and Trenching business (the “CL&T Group”)…

Acteon's MENCK to Provide Piling Hammers for Boskalis' Offshore Wind Assignment in Taiwan

Jan 25, 2021

Acteon's pile-driving operating company, MENCK, has won a contract to support the Dutch offshore contractor Boskalis with the foundation piling activities on the Taiwanese Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm (CFXD OWF) project. The project…

Subsea Battery Developer EC-OG Names Chairman to Help it Grow

Jan 25, 2021

Aberdeen-based subsea battery developer EC-OG has appointed Bob MacDonald, a former Wood Group man - now Wood - as Chairman.MacDonald previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Specialist Technology Solutions (STS) business for energy services specialist Wood…

Kongsberg Tech for China-built Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Unit

Jan 25, 2021

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has signed a Letter of Intent with Chinese shipbuilder Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore to deliver a large technology package for the BT-220IU Wind Turbine Installation Unit.The offshore installation vessel BT-220IU is to be constructed for the Norway-based company OIM Wind…

DNV GL Gives Nod for Heerema's Silent Offshore Installation Concepts

Jan 21, 2021

Heerema Marine Contractors' concepts for the silent installation of offshore facilities' foundations have received a Statement of Feasibility from the global quality assurance firm DNV GL.Heerema has been working on developing 'silent foundations'…

Trelleborg's Cable Protection for Chinese Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 21, 2021

Swedish firm Trelleborg will provide cable protection for Jiangsu Qidong offshore wind project in China, under a contract awarded by Torgy LNG.As part of the deal, Trelleborg will provide 190 integrated cable protection systems for the offshore wind farm project…

Survey: UK Subsea Industry Shows Signs of Optimism

Jan 20, 2021

Subsea industry supply chain companies in the UK are looking a bit more optimistic, with an improved outlook, less redundancies, and more work in offshore wind expected in the near future, a survey by industry body Subsea UK has shown.Subsea…

Petronas Extends ROV Services Contract with Tanjung Offshore

Jan 19, 2021

Malaysian oil firm Petronas Carigali has extended a subsea inspection services contract with Tanjung Offshore, a subsidiary of T7 Global.T7 Global said Tuesday that the contract extension, signed in December, was for the provision of underwater inspection services using mini-ROV…

Reach Subsea Working on Unmanned Surface Vehicles for ROV Ops Support

Jan 18, 2021

Norway-based offshore services company Reach Subsea is working to develop Unmanned Surface Vehicles dedicated to survey, inspection, and light repair projects.'For the past 18 months, Reach Subsea ASA (Reach) has been developing new and future-proof…

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