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MacArtney's GreenLink Tech Picked for First Grid-Linked Wave Energy Test Site in US

16 hours ago

MacArtney's GreenLink terminations have been selected to connect innovative wave energy technologies to the grid at the PacWave South wave energy test site, being built offshore Oregon.The PacWave South, run by Oregon State University (OSU) in partnership with the U…

BSEE Conducts First Offshore Wind Turbine Inspection

Jun 13, 2024

The United States' Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said it has conducted an inspection at the South Fork Wind project, marking the agency’s first inspection of an operational offshore wind turbine in U.S. waters. Located offshore New York and Rhode Island…

Aramco and NextDecade Shake Hands LNG Offtake from Rio Grande LNG Facility

Jun 13, 2024

Aramco, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, and NextDecade Corporation have executed a non-binding Heads of Agreement (HoA) for a 20-year liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreement (LNG SPA) for offtake…

RWE Picks Argeo for Site Survey Work for 1.6GW Floating Wind Farm Off California

Jun 13, 2024

RWE has selected Argeo, a subsea service provider, to perform the site investigation work for Canopy offshore wind farm, a 1.6 GW floating wind project located off the coast of Northern California.The site investigation survey is a key milestone…

Construction Begins at South Brooklyn Marine Terminal

Jun 10, 2024

A groundbreaking ceremony on Monday signaled the start of construction on what will be the nation’s largest dedicated offshore wind port at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) in New York City.The 73-acre site that will serve as the operations and maintenance hub for Equinor's Empire Wind 1…

Baker Hughes Gets Multi-Year P&A Contract from Petrobras for Fields Off Brazil

Jun 10, 2024

U.S. oilfield services giant Baker Hughes has secured a contract from Brazil state-owned oil and gas major Petrobras for workover and plug and abandonment (P&A) services in pre-salt and post-salt fields offshore Brazil.The multi-year project…

BOEM to Lend Helping Hand to Maryland’s Offshore Wind

Jun 10, 2024

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the State of Maryland have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support the coordinated development of offshore wind energy in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic state.Under the MoU, BOEM and the State…

BP and Worley Form Strategic Operational Alliance

Jun 10, 2024

BP and Worley have formed a new strategic alliance across BP’s global site projects, spanning the Gulf of Mexico, Middle East and Africa.The alliance will improve capital efficiency in site projects saving an initial estimated $ 40 million over…

Noble Corporation and Diamond Offshore Enter Merger Creating 41 Rig Units Fleet

Jun 10, 2024

Noble Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Diamond Offshore, creating a fleet of 41 rigs - including 28 floaters and 13 jack-ups, and a combined backlog of approximately $6.5 billion.Noble will acquire Diamond in a stock plus cash transaction…

Six Innovators Selected to Advance New York’s Offshore Wind Potential

Jun 07, 2024

The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub, led by Equinor, has selected six companies that will receive support to further develop their ideas and advance offshore wind’s potential in New York.Six companies were selected from a pool of 78 applicants…

BOEM Clears Way for Central Atlantic Offshore Wind Leases

Jun 06, 2024

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued on Thursday its final environmental analysis that found 'no significant impacts' from leasing Central Atlantic coastal areas for potential offshore wind development off the Delaware, Maryland…

Murphy Oil Extends Noble Drillship in the Gulf of Mexico

Jun 06, 2024

Murphy Oil Corporation has exercised its option for the drillship Noble Stanley Lafosse to drill five additional wells in the Gulf of Mexico.The extension is expected to span one year and has an estimated contract value of $177 million, according to Noble Corporation…

Ampelmann Inks 'Major Contract' with Seaway7 for US Offshore Wind Project

Jun 06, 2024

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has signed a major contract with Seaway7 to supply an E5000 gangway to support the construction of a U.S. offshore wind project.With Ampelmann’s recent engagements in South Fork and Vineyard Wind nearing completion…

DNV Certifies COWI’s Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations for Empire Wind 1

Jun 05, 2024

COWI North America, a subsidiary of engineering company COWI, has achieved approval certification body DNV for its offshore wind turbine foundations design for Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 offshore New York.COWI developed optimized foundation designs for 54 15MW turbines…

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