Offshore News


Japan's Marubeni Starts Commercial Ops at Akita Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 31, 2023

Japanese trading firm Marubeni Corp started commercial operation based on the feed-in tariff program for renewable energy at Akita Port offshore wind farm on Tuesday, it said in a statement.Japan's offshore wind power market, part of the country's goal to be carbon neutral by 2050…

Delta-shaped Foundation for Giant Floating Wind Turbines Gets ABS Approval

Jan 31, 2023

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has approved in principle the Bassoe D-Floater, a floating offshore wind turbine foundation.It is said that the Bassoe D-Floater foundations will be able to handle 15 megawatt offshore turbines, which will be among the world's largest…

German Cabinet OKs Emergency Measures to Fast-track Renewables Expansion

Jan 30, 2023

Germany's cabinet on Monday approved measures to accelerate the expansion of wind and solar power by simplifying licensing and setting deadlines for permitting procedures, the economy ministry said.Berlin aims to generate 80% of electricity from renewables by 2030…

KENC Engineering Snags Key U.S. Offshore Wind Contract

Jan 30, 2023

KENC Engineering B.V. received a contract from an undisclosed party to design and build a Hammer Quick Lifting Frame. For hammering operations during the construction of two US offshore wind farms, KENC has the assignment to design and build a Hammer Quick Lifting Frame (HQLF)…

HST Marine Orders Hybrid CTVS from Strategic Marine

Jan 30, 2023

Purus Wind’s HST Marine has ordered a series of four hybrid crew transfer vessels from shipbuilder Strategic Marine, with options for two additional vessels.The BMT-designed parallel hybrid StratCat 27 (SC27) CTVs will be delivered in the first and second quarters of 2023…

OSVs Help to Power North American Maritime Fuel Transition

Jan 30, 2023

The fuel switch in maritime is on, its real, and it will be driving vessel design, construction and operation decisions for decades to come. While many still debate the merits of each alternative fuel, OSV industry leaders are at the forefront driving change…

Germany's North Sea Offshore Wind Capacity Up 5.3% in '22

Jan 30, 2023

Germany boosted its offshore wind power capacity by 357 megawatts (MW) to 7,036 MW last year, inching towards a planned 30,000 MW by 2030, power grid operator TenneT said.The German arm of the Dutch transmission group will play a key role in achieving the target…

Russian Antarctic Vessel Docks in South Africa as Green Groups Protest

Jan 29, 2023

A Russian research vessel which has been prospecting for oil and natural gas in the Antarctic docked in South Africa on Saturday following protests by green campaigners who say its operations in the region violate a treaty banning mineral exploration…

NES' Energy Design, Smart Control Systems for GC Rieber's Windkeeper Vessels

Jan 27, 2023

Turkish Cemre Shipyard has awarded HAV Group ASA’s subsidiary Norwegian Electric Systems AS (NES) a contract to deliver energy design, and smart control systems for two “Windkeeper” service operations vessels (SOV).The Turkish shipyard is building…

Fatigue Led to OSV Striking GoM Production Platform -NTSB

Jan 27, 2023

Crew fatigue led to an offshore supply vessel striking an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 2021, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Thursday.The offshore supply vessel (OSV) Elliot Cheramie was on its normal route between Port Fourchon…

Maersk Supply Service Pens Major Contract for FPSO Work in Brazil

Jan 26, 2023

Danish offshore vessel owner Maersk Supply Service said Thursday it had signed an assignment agreement with TechnipFMC for work in Brazil.The scope covers the pre-installation of the mooring system and hook-up of the FPSO P-78. The FPSO P-78 will be the seventh FPSO in the Búzios field…

Offshore Wind: IWS Fleet Orders Two More CSOVs from Chinese Shipbuilder

Jan 25, 2023

IWS Fleet AS has ordered two more Walk-to-Work commissioning service operations vessels (“CSOV”) from China Merchants Industry Holdings Co., Ltd.The company said Tuesday that the two newbuilds would be delivered in the second quarter of 2025…

Onshore Funding for US Offshore Wind

Jan 25, 2023

Most of the media coverage of offshore wind development in the United States focuses on the leases of the offshore areas where the wind turbines will be located. However, equally important is the landside dimension of these projects, including the manufacture…

Norwegian Marine Seismic Player Enters Offshore Wind Market

Jan 25, 2023

Norwegian company PGS, best known for its seismic survey services in the offshore oil and gas sector, said Wednesday it had scored its first offshore wind contract. The company said it had secured its first ultra-high resolution offshore wind farm site characterization project…

Subsea Mining Plans Pit Renewable Energy Demand Against Ocean Life

Jan 24, 2023

As companies race to expand renewable energy and the batteries to store it, finding sufficient amounts of rare earth metals to build the technology is no easy feat. That’s leading mining companies to take a closer look at a largely unexplored frontier – the deep ocean seabed…

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