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Outlook Challenge: More Energy, Fewer Emissions

Feb 14, 2019

Supplying the energy needed to support the growing prosperity of the global population yet reducing emissions enough to meet the Paris reduction goals is a major challenge, BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley said.It is, Dudley said, “a vast and complex problem…

Boskalis Wins Subsea Cable Repair Work

Feb 13, 2019

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. announced Wednesday that it has signed a contract for the replacement and repair of a part of the inter-array cables at an unnamed offshore wind farm. The contract is valued at approximately $90.4 millionThe Dutch…

Offshore Wind: Good Supply, Growing Demand

Feb 13, 2019

In its 2019 “Annual Energy Outlook” the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that electric generation from renewables (wind, solar, hydro) will go from 500 billion KWh in 2018 to 1500 billion KWh in 2050, just 30 years from now…

Kvaerner to Study Floating Wind Structures

Feb 11, 2019

Norway based Kvaerner said it has signed a contract with Norwegian energy company Equinor to study how floating concrete substructures for offshore wind turbines can be designed and constructed for the planned Hywind Tampen project in the North Sea…

High-tech Buoy Launched in New York Bight

Feb 11, 2019

A high-tech, specialized buoy has been launched to collect useful information for developing wind farms offshore the U.S. East Coast.Equinor Wind US said it deployed the cutting-edge buoy as it works to develop its offshore wind lease site in the New York Bight…

CWind Digitizes with CrewSmart

Feb 04, 2019

CWind, part of the Global Marine Group (GMG), a provider of topside, splash zone and subsea engineering services to the offshore renewables and utilities market, it has implemented CrewSmart’s management support service across its fleet of 21…

Tekmar Selected for Northwester 2

Jan 31, 2019

Offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul Group has selected the Tekmar cable protection system (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm 50 km off the coast of Ostend, Belgium in the North Sea.Tekmar said it…

Orsted Full-year Profit Beats Expectations

Jan 30, 2019

Danish offshore wind developer Orsted reported full-year profit above expectations on Wednesday and said it would consider restarting its activities in Taiwan following a new proposal from the local government.Orsted earlier this month put two…

Sea Breeze Study May Aid US Wind Farm Developers

Jan 27, 2019

A team of researchers at Rutgers University has used new forecasting methods to predict offshore sea breeze patterns on the Jersey Shore — data that could be useful for companies hoping to build wind farms off Atlantic City.'The proposed, multimillion…

Innogy Likely to Sell Stake in Sofia Wind Project

Jan 23, 2019

Germany's Innogy is likely to sell a stake in its Sofia offshore wind project in Britain, once a subsidy is secured, the company's chief operating officer for renewables said.Innogy plans to enter the 1,200 megawatt Sofia project into Britain's next offshore wind subsidy auction in May…

Vryhof Reports New Contracts

Jan 15, 2019

The Netherlands based offshore services provider Vryhof  announced on Tuesday its three businesses Deep Sea Mooring, Vryhof Anchors and Moorlink have been awarded up to $75 million in new contracts to start 2019.The contracts include deals for Vryhof Anchors for the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm…

Orsted Loses Political Support for Divestment

Jan 14, 2019

Shares in Orsted fell on Monday after the energy company, which is 50.1 percent owned be the Danish state, on Sunday announced that there was no longer political support for the divestment of its power business.The world's largest offshore wind…

German North Sea Wind Capacity Up 12.7%

Jan 10, 2019

Offshore wind power operators in the German North Sea raised generation capacity by 12.7 percent to 6,232 megawatts (MW) last year, nearing a government target of 6,500 MW national offshore capacity by 2020, grid company TenneT GmbH said on Thursday…

World's First Floating Wind Turbine Gets New Life

Jan 09, 2019

The world's first industrial-scale floating wind prototype, Hywind 1, installed in 2009 off the west coast of Norway, will be reborn as an infrastructure for research and technology projects in Metcentre at Karmøy.Unitech Offshore, which manufactures and distributes subsea connector assemblies…

Shutdown Risks Delays to US Energy Initiatives

Jan 04, 2019

The partial government shutdown is increasing the chances of delays in U.S. energy initiatives from the release of President Donald Trump's proposed offshore drilling plan to allowing higher levels of ethanol in gasoline during summer months…

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