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Van Oord Installs First Monopile Foundation at RWE’s 1.4GW Offshore Wind Farm

May 21, 2024

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has installed the first monopile foundation at RWE’s Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, located on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea.With a capacity of 1.4 GW, Sofia is RWE’s largest offshore wind farm to date…

North Sea Energy Firms Look Beyond UK After Tax Squeeze

May 20, 2024

North Sea oil and gas producers are merging and shifting overseas as Britain's windfall tax slashes profits and as the opposition Labour Party threatens more tax if it wins the next general election.The change of strategy could accelerate the decline of domestic production…

Prysmian Cements Partnership with Port of Middlesbrough with New Long-Term Deal

May 20, 2024

AV Dawson, owner and operator of Port of Middlesbrough, has signed a 10-year partnership agreement with Italian offshore cable manufacturer Prysmian. Prysmian first started using Port of Middlesbrough 10 years ago. Over the years, as the offshore…

Serica Energy Gets Go-Ahead to Develop Belinda Field

May 20, 2024

UK-based oil firm Serica Energy has received final approval from the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) to develop its fully owned and operated Belinda field in the North Sea.The field will be tied back to the Triton FPSO following the drilling…

New Dutch Coalition Aims for More Offshore Gas Extraction

May 17, 2024

The incoming Dutch government said on Thursday it will aim to expand offshore natural gas extraction and nuclear energy production as part of plans to reduce the Netherlands' dependence on 'unreliable countries.'In its draft coalition pact,…

Iberdrola to Triple Offshore Wind Assets

May 17, 2024

Europe's largest utility Iberdrola will keep betting on offshore wind in the coming years, roughly tripling the value of its assets in the sector to 17 billion euros ($18 billion), Executive Chairman Ignacio Sanchez Galan told shareholders on Friday…

Norway's Wealth Fund Asks Shell for More Climate Policy Details

May 17, 2024

Norway's $1.6 trillion sovereign wealth fund urged Shell on Friday to give investors more information about its revised climate targets, but said it would not back a call by a group of 27 shareholders for the oil company to strengthen those targets…

Jan De Nul Orders Another XL Cable Layer

May 17, 2024

Offshore installation services company Jan De Nul has ordered another XL cable laying vessel (CLV), identical to the Fleeming Jenkin, which boasts ‘unrivalled cable-carrying capacity’.Like the Fleeming Jenkin, the vessel will be 215 meters long and can transport 28…

Sif and Dillinger Make ‘Green Deal’ for Fully Circular Offshore Wind Monopiles

May 17, 2024

Sif and Dillinger have strengthened their collaboration which aims to make offshore wind monopiles fully circular by signing several agreements which relate to securing low-emission steel plates for the foundations, developing decommissioning process for such infrastructure…

Wind Power LAB Releases LASSIE to Fend Off Lightning Damage at Wind Farms

May 16, 2024

Danish-based Wind Power LAB (WPL) has launched an innovative lightning surveillance tool tailored to combat strike damages to wind farms through early detection of potential risk.The new Lightning Analysis Service, known as LASSIE, is said to…

Brunvoll to Equip REM Offshore's Next-Gen Subsea Construction Vessel

May 16, 2024

Brunvoll has signed a contract with Myklebust Verft shipyard for the delivery of a thruster package to REM Offshore’s new energy subsea construction vessel (ESCV).The contract is for one vessel with an additional vessel as an option.Brunvoll…

EnBW Kicks Off Construction on Germany’s Largest North Sea Offshore Wind Farm

May 16, 2024

In the next few days, one of the world’s largest floating cranes from Heerema Marine Contractors, named Thialf, will install the first foundations at EnBW’s 960 MW offshore wind farm, being built in German North Sea.The He Dreih wind farm is…

Expro Acquires Drilling Tools and Wellbore Services Firm Coretrax

May 16, 2024

U.S.-based oilfield services provider Expro has completed the acquisition of U.K. company Coretrax, expanding its market presence and product offerings.The acquisition of Coretrax, from an investment group led by Buckthorn Partners, will enable…

Ocean Geophysics Introduces ‘Recycling’ of Free Seismic Data for Wind Farms

May 16, 2024

Renewable energy industry supplier Ocean Geophysics has introduced a solution to recycle and reprocess freely available seismic data, which can help developers reduce cost and risk when deciding which wind farms to bid for or not.In Europe and Australia…

France's First Offshore Wind Farm in Normandy Becomes Fully Operational

May 16, 2024

The 497 MW Fécamp Offshore Wind Farm, owned by Enbridge, EDF Renewables, CPP Investments and Skyborn Renewables, has officially been inaugurated in Normandy.Located between 13 and 24 km from the northern coast of France, the wind farm will help support France's energy transition objectives…

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