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PetroVietnam to Invest in Renewables Amid Shrinking Oil Output

10 hours ago

Vietnam's state oil firm PetroVietnam is seeking to venture into renewable energy sources like wind farms and floating solar panels, as domestic crude oil production has peaked at most of its offshore oil fields.The company, formally known as Vietnam Oil and Gas Group…

CWind Working with Reygar to Improve Crew Safety

Jul 07, 2020

Remote monitoring and reporting platforms provider Reygar says it is working with offshore renewables services company CWind to develop a new communication safety feature within its BareFLEET fleet monitoring system.In an effort to simplify…

Simply Blue Energy Set to Develop 1GW Floating Wind Farm Off Ireland

Jul 07, 2020

Ireland-based offshore renewables company Simply Blue Energy is stepping forward with the development of a floating offshore wind farm of up to 1GW capacity in the Celtic Sea, offshore Ireland.The company has this week made an application to the Irish Department of Housing…

First Jacket Installed at Moray East Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 07, 2020

Belgian offshore contractor DEME Offshore has installed the first jacket at the 950 MW Moray East offshore wind farm, offshore Scotland, the UK. In total, 100 wind turbine jackets and 3 offshore substation jackets will be installed at the project…

Thailand's Gulf Energy Buys 50% Stake in German Offshore Wind Farm for $631M

Jul 07, 2020

Gulf Energy Development Pcl said on Tuesday it acquired a 50% stake in a German offshore wind farm for about 558 million euros ($631.10 million) in the latest overseas investment by Thailand's second-largest power producer.Gulf Energy said acquiring…

CHC Helicopters for Ørsted's Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 06, 2020

Denmark-based offshore wind developer Ørsted has awarded CHC Helicopter the contract for aerial transportation during the construction and operations phases of its Hornsea Two offshore wind farm off the UK.CHC will continue to work with UniFly to deliver flight operations for Hornsea One…

RCG, Æge Energy Launch Renewables Consultancy in Scandinavia

Jul 06, 2020

The Renewables Consulting Group Ltd (“RCG”) and Æge Energy AS have signed a memorandum of understanding for a business alliance to deliver renewable energy advisory services in the Nordic region covering both offshore and onshore renewables…

North Star Names New CEO. Sets Up Offshore Wind Business

Jul 06, 2020

UK-focused offshore support vessel owner North Star has appointed Mathew Gordon as its new chief executive.Gordon will take over the CEO position this month from Callum Bruce, who is stepping down as chief executive after 34 years in the business…

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Picks Jack-Up for 1600t Huisman Crane

Jul 03, 2020

Offshore wind turbine installation company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier back in March said it had struck a deal to equip one of its jack-up installation vessels with a 1600t crane for next-gen offshore wind turbines. While the company at the time…

Japan Identifies 10 Areas for Offshore Wind Projects

Jul 03, 2020

Japan's industry ministry said on Friday it has identified 10 areas as potentially suitable for development of offshore wind farms, four of which were designated 'promising areas', as it started a second round of the process to select operators…

Magnora, Kustvind Speed Up Work on 500MW Offshore Wind Farm in Sweden

Jul 03, 2020

Oslo-listed company Magnora has teamed up with Swedish wind power company to speed up the development “Sydkustens Vind”, a 500 MW shallow-water offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea, off southern Sweden.“The decision follows several studies…

VIDEO: First Wind Turbine Goes Online at Belgium's Largest Offshore Wind Project

Jul 02, 2020

Following the recent installation of the first offshore wind turbine generator at the Seamade offshore wind project in Belgium, the turbine has now started producing electricity.SeaMade is a 487,2 MW offshore wind concession in the Belgian North Sea…

Huisman to Deliver Cranes for First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel

Jul 02, 2020

Dutch industrial equipment provider Huisman will deliver cranes for the first Taiwan-built offshore installation vessel.The vessel - to be named Green Jade - will be owned by CDWE, a joint venture company between Taiwanese company CSBC and Belgian offshore contractor DEME…

Polish Gov't and Industry Agree to Jointly Develop Baltic Wind Power

Jul 02, 2020

Poland's government signed on Wednesday a letter of intent with lobby groups and industry to collaborate on developing offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea as the country seeks to reduce its reliance on coal.Poland, which generates almost 80% of its electricity from coal…

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