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One Dead, a Dozen Missing, Six Rescued After Lift Boat Capsizes off Louisiana

Apr 14, 2021

One person has died, a dozen are missing and six others have been rescued after a commercial lift boat used to service oil rigs capsized in hurricane force winds south of Louisiana’s Port Fourchon, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday.Rescuers in Coast Guard cutters…

NJ's PSEG Wraps Buy of 25% in 1,1GW U.S. Offshore Wind Project from Ørsted

Apr 13, 2021

Offshore wind developer Ørsted has completed the sale of a 25% stake in its 1,1 GW Ocean Wind offshore wind project off the coast of Atlantic City to New Jersey’s Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG).Ocean Wind is a 1,100 MW offshore wind farm located 15 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey…

Gas Leak Prompts Shutdown of Two Alaska Platforms

Apr 06, 2021

Hilcorp Energy Co. has shut down two oil platforms in Alaska’s Cook Inlet in response to a natural gas leak discovered last week.The affected platforms account for roughly an eighth of the total Cook Inlet basin oil production of a little more than 11…

2021: A Year of Offshore Energy Potential

Apr 05, 2021

After what has seemed like the longest year ever, the offshore energy sector is emerging from a position of strength, from the standpoint of both economics and sustainability. Between the lockdowns implemented to reduce COVID-19, which reduced energy demand…

The U.S. Sets Ambitious Offshore Wind Targets – What Will It Take to Meet Them?

Apr 05, 2021

The United States’ offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind turbines operating off Rhode Island and Virginia. The few attempts to build large-scale wind farms like Europe’s have run into long delays, but that may be about to change…

Ready Your Salad Fork for Biden’s Offshore Energy Plans

Apr 01, 2021

In Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare coined the phrase “salad days” to mean a youthful time filled with unbridled enthusiasm and idealism. Indeed, youth, much like salad, is often raw, flavorful and most of all… green. Therefore, it is fitting…

Vineyard Wind Taps DEME to Install Wind Turbines off US East Coast

Apr 01, 2021

U.S. offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has contracted Belgium-based DEME for the offshore transport and installation of the wind turbine generators for the first largescale offshore wind installation in the United States.DEME's U.S. arm…

Biden Administration Aims for US Leadership in Offshore Wind -Official

Mar 31, 2021

The Biden administration aims to transform the United States into the world’s leading producer of energy from offshore wind after years of lagging behind Europe, a senior official said on Wednesday.President Joe Biden’s cabinet earlier this…

US Jobs from US Offshore Energy: A Goal 44 Years in the Making

Mar 31, 2021

I have a good friend named John Guste. He and his wife grew up in the same neighborhood as my wife, they all went to college together, and now our kids are friends. As a doctor, I’m sure he has little concern with the messy, yet mundane, intricacies of offshore energy and maritime policy…

US Targets 30GW of Offshore Wind by 2030, 110GW by 2050

Mar 30, 2021

On Monday, March 29, the White House announced a government-wide effort to advance offshore wind, including 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, 110GW of U.S. offshore wind by 2050 and the development of a sustainable local offshore wind supply chain…

Ørsted Welcomes U.S. Gov'ts Offshore Wind Push

Mar 30, 2021

The U.S. administration on Monday announced a set of actions to accelerate offshore wind energy development and set a target to install 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030. The news was welcomed by Orsted, one of the world's largest offshore wind developers…

Ørsted and NOAA Ink Data Sharing Agreement

Mar 29, 2021

NOAA and offshore wind development company Ørsted have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to share physical and biological data in Ørsted-leased waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction. NOAA, said the MOA is the first of its kind with an offshore…

U.S. Sets 30 GW Offshore Wind Target

Mar 29, 2021

The Biden administration on Monday unveiled a goal to expand the nation’s fledgling offshore wind energy industry in the coming decade by opening new areas to development, accelerating permits, and boosting public financing for projects.The…

Fourteen US States Sue Biden Administration Over Oil and Gas Leasing Pause

Mar 24, 2021

Fourteen U.S. states including Louisiana and Wyoming filed suits on Wednesday against President Joe Biden's administration to challenge his pause on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters.The legal actions, which seek to restore regular federal drilling auctions…

Aqueos Buys MPSV Sea Scout. Eyes Renewables Work

Mar 23, 2021

Offshore energy industry services provider Aqueos has acquired the Sea Scout, a U.S.-built multi-purpose service vessel, targeting renewable industry prospects in the U.S.'The vessel is a specialty built, high speed, shallow draft catamaran…

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