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OWC Opens Aussie Office

Nov 03, 2019

International engineering consultancy Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is setting up an office in Australia, as offshore wind plans in the country are moving forward.The International Energy Agency’s recently launched “Offshore Wind Outlook 2019” has identified more than 7…

SEACOR Marine Sells North Sea Standby Biz

Nov 03, 2019

US-based  offshore support vessel  (OSV) provider Seacor Marine has decided to sell its North Sea emergency response and rescue vessel business to North Star in a move to cut costs and generate cash to support its core business.Under the terms agreed…

Germany's RWE Eyes Japan OWP

Nov 01, 2019

German utility RWE Renewables has opened its first Asian office in Tokyo, Japan and planning to invest in Japan’s offshore wind power (OWP) projectsLed by the Japanese Country Manager, the new Tokyo office will support RWE’s aim to expand its renewables business to Japan…

Tidewater Elects Larry Rigdon as Chairman

Nov 01, 2019

Tidewater, which owns and operates the largest fleet of offshore support vessels in the industry, announced that Larry T. Rigdon has been elected Chairman of the Board effective October 28th.Rigdon replaces Dr. Thomas R. Bates, Jr., who has recently resigned from the board…

E&P Companies Struggle on RoI

Oct 31, 2019

International  exploration & production (E&P) are struggling to make money from offshore investments made during the latest investment upturn, according to a new study by Rystad Energy.Rystad Energy has evaluated all offshore oil fields sanctioned…

Ørsted to Divest Stake in NJ OWP to PSEG

Oct 30, 2019

Danish wind developer Ørsted A/S will enter into exclusive negotiations for Public Service Enterprise Group  (PSEG) to potentially acquire a 25% interest in the proposed 1,100-MW Ocean Wind project.Subject to negotiations toward a joint venture agreement…

Norway Rejects Prosafe-Floatel Merger

Oct 29, 2019

The Norwegian Competition Authority has rejected the proposed merger between Scandinavian offshore accommodation/construction support providers Prosafe and Floatel.Oslo-listed accommodation services player Prosafe in a press release said that it will study the decision in detail…

Macquarie Doubles Gwynt y Môr Stake

Oct 29, 2019

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) has agreed to lift its shareholding in the 576-MW Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm in the UK by purchasing an additional 10% stake for an undisclosed sum.MIRA has managed a 10 per cent stake in Gwynt…

Minesto Boosts Taiwanese Presence

Oct 28, 2019

Swedish marine energy developer Minesto AB has renewed the collaboration agreement with National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) to explore the potential for Minesto’s Deep Green technology in Taiwan.The renewed collaboration agreement with NTOU's…

Emas Goes Under Judicial Management

Oct 28, 2019

EMAS Offshore, a global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas industry, said that its July application to be placed under judicial management approved by High Court of Singapore.According to a press note…

OWC Aims Scottish Offshore Wind

Oct 24, 2019

Engineering consultancy Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is setting up a Scottish office in Edinburgh to support the country's offshore wind market.“Scotland is home to many offshore wind development companies and is spearheading floating wind in the UK…

Poland's PGE in Talks with Orsted on Baltic OWF

Oct 24, 2019

Poland's largest utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA (PGE) will begin talks with Denmark's Orsted about the sale of a 50% stake in two offshore wind farm (OWF) projects with combined capacity of 2.5 GW the company is developing in the Baltic Sea…

New Offshore Wind Launch Academy in UK

Oct 22, 2019

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK's flagship technology innovation and research center for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, has launched a new industry-backed national technology accelerator program.The program is designed…

Fugro Appoints Erik-Jan Bijvank as Group Director

Oct 08, 2019

Dutch multinational geo-data specialist Fugro has appointed Erik-Jan Bijvank as Group Director for Europe and Africa.With this latest appointment, Fugro said it completes its new executive leadership team, which was established as of 1 May, consisting of the Board of Management…

Energy Recruiters Name Scotland Regional Manager

Oct 08, 2019

Norway-headquartered MDE Group, a global provider of energy recruitment services, continues to implement its UK sector growth strategy, by announcing the appointment of its first regional manager in Scotland.The company is a familiar name in the North Sea…

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