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TDI-Brooks' New Vessel Ready for Work

Jan 30, 2024

TDI-Brooks' newest vessel R/V Nautilus (formerly known as Nautical Geo) is ready to go to work following a 6-month retrofit period in Las Palmas.The DP2 vessel is currently enroute to the U.S. East Coast to provide support for offshore wind operations…

Seadrill Secures $97.5M in New Drillship Contracts

Jan 30, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill has secured multiple contract awards totaling approximately $97.5 million for its West Vela and West Cappella drillships, announcing also it would resume management services for its West Auriga drillship earlier than expected…

Westwood: $353B in Pre-FID Offshore Wind Projects Could be at Risk

Jan 29, 2024

Out of the 380 GW of pre-sanctioned offshore wind capacity that is forecast to reach FID between 2024 and 2030, nearly 40% of the pipeline is considered to be at risk, according to the new research by Westwood Global Energy Group.In its Project Certainty White Paper…

Prosafe's Safe Concordia Flotel on $12.7M Extended Stay in Gulf of Mexico

Jan 29, 2024

Offshore accommodation rig provider Prosafe has informed that its Safe Concordia semi-submersible flotel secured charter extension in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The charterer of the Safe Concordia flotel exercised early the first four months of six available months of options…

Equinor Files Application for Empire Wind 1 to New York Solicitation

Jan 29, 2024

Norway's Equinor has submitted a bid for ‘shovel-ready’ Empire Wind 1 offshore wind project to New York’s expedited fourth wind solicitation.If awarded, Empire Wind 1 is expected to provide first power in 2026, and will be able to deliver renewable power to more than half a million New York home…

Biden Pauses New LNG Export Projects

Jan 26, 2024

President Joe Biden paused pending approvals of exports from new liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects on Friday, a move cheered by climate activists that could delay decisions on new plants until after the November 5 election.The Department…

RWE and National Grid Submit New York Offshore Wind Proposal

Jan 26, 2024

Community Offshore Wind, a joint venture of RWE and National Grid Ventures, has submitted a proposal for 1.3 GW offshore wind project in response to New York’s fourth offshore wind solicitation.The proposal was submitted to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)…

Ørsted Withdraws from Maryland Offshore Wind Power Deals

Jan 26, 2024

Following consultation with the State of Maryland, Ørsted has withdrawn from the Maryland Public Service Commission Orders approving the Skipjack 1 and 2 offshore wind projects.Ørsted said it would reposition Skipjack Wind, a combined 966MW…

Equinor and BP Part Ways on US Offshore Wind Projects

Jan 25, 2024

Norway's Equinor said on Thursday it had entered an agreement with BP BP.L to independently pursue separate wind projects under its bid for New York's offshore wind auctions.As part of the agreement, BP would take over full control of the Beacon Wind project…

Californian Port Gets $427M Boost for New Offshore Wind Infrastructure

Jan 25, 2024

The U.S. government has awarded a major grant to the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District for the construction of a new marine terminal to be primarily used for floating offshore wind-related activities.The grant for the…

Vard Delivers Ammonia-Ready Armada Vessel to Ocean Infinity

Jan 25, 2024

U.S. marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has taken delivery of the eighth and final ammonia-ready robotic vessel in the Armada series from the Norwegian shipbuilder Vard.Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam delivered the last 78-meter vessel in the series…

New York Offshore Wind Power Auction Set for Big Turnout

Jan 25, 2024

Several offshore wind developers will likely bid in New York's fourth offshore wind solicitation by the Thursday deadline, including units of European energy firms Orsted, Equinor and BP.The development of the U.S. offshore wind industry took…

Seatrium Starts Fabrication of Shell's Sparta FPU

Jan 25, 2024

Seatrium has started the steel fabrication for Sparta semi-submersible floating production unit (FPU), which is the Singapore-based company’s third FPU to be built for its long-standing customer Shell.The steel cutting ceremony marks the beginning…

New Jersey Approves Two Giant Offshore Wind Power Projects

Jan 24, 2024

New Jersey's utility regulator on Wednesday approved two offshore wind power projects with a combined capacity of 3,742-megawatts (MW) whose backers include Invenergy and TotalEnergies.The offshore wind industry is expected to play a major role in helping several states and U…

SLB Recovers $560 Million from Pemex

Jan 24, 2024

The world's largest oil services company, SLB, said on Wednesday that it was recovering $560 million of the $1.015 billion it is owed by Pemex via a financial institution that had loaned the Mexican state company money.SLB, formerly known as Schlumberger…

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