Offshore Energy News


Motive Offshore Buys Flowline Specialists

Dec 08, 2020

Motive Offshore, a UK-based marine equipment provider has acquired subsea equipment experts, Flowline Specialists, for an undisclosed sum.Motive, based in Boyndie, Banff, Scotland, said that the deal is the latest development in Motive’s growth trajectory…

Bombora, TechnipFMC Developing Foundations for Floating Offshore Wind Farms

Dec 03, 2020

Wave energy converter developer Bombora and energy services giant TechnipFMC have teamed up to work on a floating offshore wind project, which pairs ocean wave energy with offshore wind.Bombora said Wednesday that under the cooperation in the…

iFROG: Robot for Cleaning and Inspection of Offshore Wind Monopiles Completes Trials

Dec 02, 2020

An amphibious robot called iFROG capable of working in teams to clean and inspect monopiles above water level and up to 60 meters below (~6 bar), has successfully completed trials at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth…

Enhanced Drilling Tech for Vår Energi's Ops Offshore Norway

Dec 02, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has signed a framework agreement with drilling equipment firm Enhanced Drilling.Under the agreement, Enhanced Drilling will provide Vår Energi with its Cutting Transportation System (CTS) and Riserless…

Minesto Delivers First Tidal Energy to Faroese Grid

Dec 01, 2020

Tidal energy developer Minesto said Tuesday it has delivered the first tidal energy produced electricity to the Faroese grid.'As a part of the ongoing commissioning work of its DG100 tidal kite system Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands, [...] Minesto…

HP to Help Carnegie Develop AI-Tech for Wave Energy Project

Dec 01, 2020

Australian wave energy technology developer Carnegie Clean Energy has signed an agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) to cooperate on a project to develop a reinforcement learning-based controller for the CETO wave energy technology…

Offshore Charging Station for Electrified Offshore Vessels Being Developed in UK

Nov 27, 2020

A project has been launched in the UK to explore the viability of developing an offshore charging facility for vessels as part of the industry’s efforts to decarbonize its vessel operations.  Funded by the first phase of the UK Government’s Sustainable Innovation Fund…

Ocean Infinity to Expand Armada Fleet with 'World's Largest' Robotic Vessels

Nov 23, 2020

Marine and offshore survey company Ocean Infinity, which recently announced plans to build the world's largest fleet of unmanned surface vessels - the Armada, is now adding what it says are 'world's largest marine robotic vessels' to the Armada fleet…

Mocean's Wave Energy Device to Power Subsea Oil & Gas Ops

Nov 18, 2020

Edinburgh-based wave energy technology firm Mocean Energy has raised £850,000 (USD 1,1 million) to speed up the commercialization of its wave energy converter and deploy it to power subsea oil and gas equipment.The Scottish start-up has raised £612…

OPT PowerBuoy Tested at DeepStar's 'Zero Carbon Power for Electric Subsea Operations' Project

Nov 17, 2020

Ocean energy technology developer Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has received a DeepStar project award to study the use of its PB3 PowerBuoy to provide remotely controllable zero-carbon power for deepwater subsea oil production applications…

CorPower Secures 10-year Marine License in Portugal for Wave Energy Project

Nov 13, 2020

CorPower Ocean, a Sweden-based developer of wave energy converters, has secured a 10-year marine license in Portugal.The company said the license provides a ‘Permit for the Private Use of the Maritime Space’ up to 12 miles off the coast of Aguçadoura in northern Portugal…

Carnegie, Oceantera to Collaborate on Wave Energy Projects

Nov 13, 2020

Wave energy technology developer Carnegie Clean Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Oceantera, to share knowledge and expertise on wave energy development.Carnegie and Oceantera - which is a joint venture between UK's Aquatera…

Autonomous Offshore Power Trials Get Underway off Hawaii

Nov 11, 2020

With the advent of autonomy on and under the water, part of the value proposition is the ability to stay at sea, on station, to exponentially increase efficiencies. Have the ability to repower at sea is central to this effort, as an increasing…

Norway: USV LARS System Passes Test

Nov 06, 2020

Norwegian davit systems specialist Vestdavit has informed that its engineers, together with engineers from H. Henriksen have recently provided proof of concept for SOLUSV – a new launch and recovery system that simplifies and enhances Unmanned Surface Vehicle handling…

In a World's First, Spider-like Robot Deployed on Offshore Wind Turbine

Nov 05, 2020

In what has been described as a 'world's first' a spider-like robot recently achieved its first blade walk an offshore wind turbine in the UK, opening door to significant offshore inspection cost cuts.Developed by BladeBUG, with support of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult…

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