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Ocean Installer Grabs Major Contract for TotalEnergies' Girassol Life Extension

Jan 03, 2024

Ocean Installer, in consortium with Oceaneering, has secured a significant contract from TotalEnergies EP Angola and its Partners of Block 17 on Girassol FPSO life extension project offshore Angola.Ocean Installer will manage, engineer, and execute the project…

UK-Denmark 1.4GW Subsea Interconnector Starts Operating

Jan 03, 2024

The Viking Link, said to be the world’s longest land and subsea electricity interconnector, became operational and started transporting power between the UK and Denmark.The $2.15 billion (£1.7 billion) link stretches for 475 miles between UK and Denmark…

Ecowende Orders 52 Vestas Turbines for Offshore Wind Farm in Netherlands

Dec 22, 2023

The Dutch wind farm developer Ecowende, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco, has placed an order for 52 offshore wind turbines from Vestas, each rated at 15MW, for its Hollandse Kust (west) site VI.Once installed, Vestas will service the…

European Wave Energy Project Gets $4.4M Funding Boost

Dec 21, 2023

European Union’s Horizon program has approved a $4.4 million grant for SHY project, which will develop a new power take-off (PTO) system with advanced control strategy, aimed at reducing the cost of wave energy.SHY project, short for Seawater…

Orsted to Proceed with Mega Hornsea 3 Project

Dec 20, 2023

Orsted said on Wednesday it had made a final investment decision on the Hornsea 3 project off Britain's coast, indicating it will proceed with what will become the world's largest offshore wind farm.The project, which will have capacity to power more than 3…

EU Grants $2.7M for Research Into Novel Concrete Materials for Offshore Renewables

Dec 20, 2023

The WECHULL+ project, co-ordinated by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, has received a $2.7 million grant from the European Union to develop novel floating structures based on high-performance concrete for offshore renewable energy sector…

Petrofac and Hitachi Secure Second Contract with Tennet for Offshore Converter Stations

Dec 20, 2023

Hitachi Energy and Petrofac have secured a second project under a $14 billion, multi-year framework agreement with the Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT to expand offshore wind capacity in the North Sea.This second contract is for Nederwiek 1…

Evaluating Ice Loads on Windmill Monopiles

Dec 18, 2023

As part of Aker Arctic’s own research and development work, a series of ice model tests were conducted in November 2023 to investigate the ice loads affecting  windmill monopiles. Offshore windmills require robust foundations to withstand the harsh marine environment…

Petrofac Agrees Brownfield EPC Framework with TotalEnergies

Dec 18, 2023

Oilfield services company Petrofac has signed an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) framework agreement with TotalEnergies for its assets in the North Sea.Under the three-year framework, Petrofac will have the opportunity…

Aker Solutions Awarded North Sea Decom Work

Dec 15, 2023

Aker Solutions on Friday announced it has been awarded a contract for the dismantling and recycling of a platform topside and jacket in the North Sea area.The Norway-based company did not specify the name of the platform, but said the project consists of a topside with a weight of 19…

First Steel Cut for RWE THOR Platform

Dec 12, 2023

HSM Offshore Energy announced it hosted a steel cutting ceremony in Schiedam, the Netherlands, to mark the start of construction on the offshore substation and the jacket for RWE's THOR Offshore High Voltage Station (OHVS) project. HSM, together…

Yinson Aims to Curb FPSO Emissions with Carbon Capture

Dec 11, 2023

Yinson is aiming to leverage advanced carbon capture technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its FPSO operations.The company announced its Yinson Production Offshore Pte Ltd arm has made a strategic investment in Ionada, developer of innovative carbon capture technology…

GATE Energy Awarded Woodside Trion FPU Commissioning

Dec 08, 2023

GATE Energy announced it has been awarded the commissioning contract for the Woodside Trion Floating Production Unit (FPU) project by HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI). GATE's scope includes pre-commissioning and commissioning planning and execution at HHI's fabrication yard in Ulsan…

Green Light for New Offshore Wind Test Turbines in Norway

Dec 07, 2023

The Marine Energy Test Centre (METCentre) in Norway has been granted final approval for new test concessions for floating wind.'This is a big day for the global floating wind industry and a big day for Norway. With this important expansion of our test activities…

Seatrium to Build FPSO Topside Modules for MODEC

Dec 06, 2023

BrasFELS Shipyard, a member of the Seatrium Group, announced it has secured a contract from Offshore Frontier Solutions Pte. Ltd, a MODEC Group company, to undertake parts of the topside modules fabrication of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) for the Raia project in Brazil…

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