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Spain's Iberdrola to Spend $182B by 2030 to Triple Renewable Capacity

Feb 25, 2021

Europe's biggest wind power generator Iberdrola on Wednesday pledged to spend 150 billion euros ($182.39 billion) by 2030 to triple its renewable capacity and double its network assets.Years of investment in low-emission generation and power grids has set the Spanish group up to benefit as global economies accelerate a pivot away from fossil fuels toward renewably-sourced electricity.It plans to operate 95 gigawatts (GW) of clean power capacity by 2030…

Floating Offshore Wind: The Next Big Thing for Asia Pacific?

Feb 23, 2021

Floating offshore wind, despite the currently low installed capacity, could be the next frontier in wind power development in the Asia Pacific with almost limitless potential, says Wood Mackenzie, adding the total investment in the sector could be worth US$58 billion…

Hiring Spree Ahead: Offshore Wind Staff Count to Triple by Decade End

Feb 19, 2021

Credit: phi771/AdobeStockEmployment in the oil and gas sector, despite some expected uptick, will never return to its heydays of a few years ago, but offshore wind, however, will be 'the new hiring haven for energy jobs,' especially in the turbine making segment…

Myanmar Coup Won't Affect Offshore Exploration Plans, Woodside CEO Says

Feb 19, 2021

Australia's Woodside Petroleum sees the military coup in Myanmar as 'a transitionary issue' that would not affect its drilling in waters off the Southeast Asian nation, its chief executive said.His comments came as Australia, India, Japan, and…

FPSO Firm BW Offshore Buys Into Floating Wind Tech Company Ideol

Feb 17, 2021

BW Offshore, a company mainly known as the operator of FPSO vessels in the oil and gas industry, is creating what it calls 'a floating offshore wind champion targeting large-scale projects,' following an agreement signed Wednesday to buy into the floating offshore wind tech developer Ideol…

Vertical Axis Floating Wind Turbine Developer Granted Japanese patent

Feb 16, 2021

SeaTwirl, a Swedish company developing vertical-axis floating wind turbines, has said that it has been granted a patent by the Japanese Patent Office for its divisible wind turbine. According to the company, the patent protects a solution where…

Energy Charter Treaty Talks: EU to Seek Fossil Fuel Phase-out

Feb 16, 2021

The European Union's executive will push for a 10-year phase-out of the protection for fossil fuels under an international energy treaty, following calls from some countries to quit the accord unless it can be aligned with Europe's climate goals…

Vestas Appoints Asia Pacific Regional President

Feb 16, 2021

Wind turbine maker Vestas - which last week announced it would build the world's largest offshore wind turbine - said Monday it had appointed Purvin Patel as Regional President of Asia Pacific, to strengthen its presence and market position in strategic and fast-growing markets in the region…

VIDEO: Scottish-made Tidal Turbine Installed in Japan

Feb 15, 2021

Simec Atlantis Energy (SAE) has informed that its Scottish built tidal turbine and generation equipment have been successfully installed in the Goto Island chain in Japan. 'The tidal turbine clocked its first 10MWh of generation within the first…

FPSO Firm BW Offshore Eyes Entry into Floating Offshore Wind

Feb 12, 2021

BW Offshore, a company known for its FPSO leasing business in the oil and gas sector, is looking to diversify by entering the floating offshore wind space and has started talks with floating wind firm Ideol over a potential investment.The move…

Inpex Slumps to First Annual Loss in 12 years

Feb 10, 2021

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp posted a net loss of 111.7 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic hammered oil prices, cutting its sales and forcing it to book hefty impairment losses.The result marks Inpex's…

Cummins QSK95s: Big Electric Power for Conversion of Ariake to FPSO

Feb 10, 2021

Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels are essential tools in the search for oil  in deeper waters, further from shore-based facilities. Typically, the large FPSO is stationary with a number of wells feeding oil into its holds…

Japan's Cosmo Awarded Offshore Exploration Concession in Abu Dhabi

Feb 10, 2021

Japanese oil company Cosmo has been awarded exploration concession for Offshore Block 4 in Abu Dhabi, ADNOC, the Abu Dhabi national oil firm said.Under the agreement, Cosmo will own a 100 percent stake in the exploration phase, investing up to $145 million towards exploration and appraisal drilling…

Report: Shell, Eneco Offshore Wind Farm to Power Amazon's Facilities in Europe

Feb 08, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell and renewables firm Eneco, owned by Japan's Mitsubishi Corp, will provide Amazon.com Inc's European facilities with electricity from an offshore wind farm, they said on Monday.Retail giant Amazon, which faces pressure from environmental activists over its carbon footprint…

Woodmac: Three Key Themes for Offshore Wind in 2021

Feb 04, 2021

For the offshore wind industry, 2020 was all about ambitions. Policymakers raised the bar for growth, focusing on job creation amid the offshore wind cost-out and the coronavirus pandemic. Renewables targets were raised and decarbonization plans…

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