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Final Turbines Installed at German Baltic Sea Wind Farm During Stormy Weather

Nov 16, 2023

Offshore wind developer Parkwind said Thursday that it had installed the final three turbines of its 27-turbine Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm, marking the first time that turbines at a commercial fixed-bottom wind farm were installed using a floating vessel and not a jack-up unit.Parkwind stressed that the turbines had been installed during the stormy autumn season in less than 8 days, to complete…

Denmark Ends Investigation of Nord Stream Pipeline Blasts

Feb 26, 2024

Denmark on Monday said it had dropped its investigation into the explosions in 2022 on the Nord Stream pipelines carrying Russian gas to Germany, becoming the second nation to do so after neighboring Sweden closed its own inquiry.The multi-billion…

Van Oord Wraps Up Cable Installation at Iberdrola's Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 20, 2023

Van Oord has completed the installation of all 50 foundations and inter-array cables for Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, located offshore Germany.Earlier in 2023, heavy-lift installation vessel Svanen installed the monopiles. The wind turbine…

Finland-Estonia Gas Pipeline System to Get Bigger Capacity after Repair

Nov 22, 2023

The Balticconnector gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia, which was damaged last month, will get a bigger northbound transmission capacity next year following repairs, Finnish operator Gasgrid said in a statement on Wednesday.The increase…

Kremlin: More Signs Appear of Ukrainian Involvement in Nord Stream Blasts

Nov 13, 2023

The Kremlin said on Monday that more signs were appearing of Ukrainian involvement in the blasts that ruptured Russia's Nord Stream gas pipelines last year, following a Washington Post report that a Ukrainian military officer coordinated the attack…

Estonia Names Chinese Ship as Suspect in Telecoms Cables Damage

Nov 10, 2023

Estonia's prosecutor general said on Friday that the Hong Kong-registered NewNew Polar Bear container vessel was the primary suspect in an investigation of damage to two subsea telecoms cables linking Estonia to Finland and Sweden. 'We prepared…

Finland Receives LNG Cargo, Books More for the Winter

Nov 06, 2023

A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) docked at Finland's Inkoo terminal on Sunday and has begun unloading, energy company Gasum said on Monday, the second cargo to arrive since the damage last month to a Finnish-Estonian pipeline.The Arctic Princess…

Second Gas Cargo Heads to Finland's LNG Terminal After Pipeline Rupture

Nov 03, 2023

A tanker carrying Norwegian liquefied natural gas (LNG) is set to arrive at Finland's Inkoo terminal overnight, vessel tracking data showed on Friday, making it the second cargo since the Oct. 8 outage of a Finnish-Estonian gas pipeline.The Arctic Princess…

China Cooperating in Balticconnector Investigation, Finland Says

Oct 31, 2023

Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo on Tuesday that China was cooperating in Finland's investigation of the Hong Kong-flagged NewNew Polar Bear vessel's role in the Oct. 8 damage to the Balticconnector pipeline.Finnish police leading the criminal…

Finland Raises Gas Supply Risk Assessment Due to Pipeline Rupture

Oct 27, 2023

Finland's National Emergency Supply Agency said on Friday it had raised its risk assessment for gas supply security in the Nordic country following the damage earlier this month to the Balticconnector gas pipeline. 'An important gas import connection…

Three Baltic Pipe and Cable Incidents "are related", Estonia Says

Oct 27, 2023

The three incidents that resulted in damage to a gas pipeline and two telecom cables between Estonia, Finland and Sweden 'are related', Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said.Finnish police leading the pipeline investigation have named the…

China Willing to Provide Necessary Information on Baltic Sea Pipeline Probe

Oct 25, 2023

China is willing to provide necessary information in accordance with international law regarding an investigation on damage to a Baltic Sea gas pipeline, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday at a regular press briefing.The damage earlier this…

Seaway 7 Bags Substantial EPCI Contract in Polish Offshore Wind Sector

Oct 24, 2023

Subsea 7 said Tuesday that its subsidiary Seaway 7, offering services in offshore renewables, had secured a 'substantial' contract with Norway's Equinor and its Polish partner Polenergia for the inter-array cables of the MFW Bałtyk II and MFW Bałtyk III bottom-fixed offshore wind projects…

Kremlin, Asked about Damaged Baltic Pipeline, Says Threats to Russia 'Unacceptable'

Oct 23, 2023

The Kremlin said on Monday that any threats made against Russia were 'unacceptable' after Latvia's president said NATO should shut the Baltic Sea to shipping if Moscow were found responsible for damage to a gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia…

China Calls for 'Fair' Gas Pipeline Damage Probe from Finland

Oct 23, 2023

China's foreign ministry on Monday called for an 'objective, fair and professional' investigation into damage to the Balticconnector gas pipeline, adding that a Chinese vessel was sailing 'normally' in the relevant waters.China and Finland have started communication over the matter…

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