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Japanese Firms Team Up to Reduce Cost of Floating Offshore Wind

Jan 21, 2022

Japanese companies JERA, MODEC, Toyo Construction, and Furukawa Electric have received a notice of acceptance of their joint grant application, under the Green Innovation Fund program of NEDO, to conduct a project to develop cost-reducing technology…

Aker Offshore Wind 'Confident' Despite ScotWind Disappointment

Jan 20, 2022

Norway-based offshore wind developer Aker Offshore Wind said Thursday it remained committed to its strategy and to developing its international project portfolio despite the disappointing result in the ScotWind leasing round where the company did not secure any project licenses…

NYK, Knutsen Form Liquefied CO2 Transportation and Storage JV

Jan 18, 2022

Japan's NYK and Norway's Knutsen Group have formed a joint venture company for the commercial development of a liquefied CO2 marine transportation and storage business using the Knutsen developed technology PCO2 which allows transport of liquified CO2 at ambient temperatures…

Inpex to Drill for Gas Offshore Japan

Jan 18, 2022

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp will conduct exploratory offshore drilling off western Japan from March to July in the hope of finding natural gas, the company and a ministry of industry official said.The project, off the Yamaguchi and Shimane prefectures…

Ex-Vestas Taiwan Director Zahirovic Joins James Fisher Renewables

Jan 10, 2022

James Fisher Renewables, an offshore renewables industry service provider part of James Fisher and Sons, has appointed Maida Zahirovic as APAC regional vice president.With more than 11 years in the wind industry, Zahirovic joins JF Renewables…

Havfram Appoints Offshore Wind Development Head

Jan 10, 2022

Norwegian offshore installation contractor Havfram has appointed Emilie Reeve to lead Havfram’s offshore wind farm development division, Havkraft.Havfram, formerly known as Ocean Installer, in 2020 committed to a transition from being purely…

BW Ideol, Jera, ADEME Pen Investment Deal for Floating Wind Projects

Jan 05, 2022

BW Ideol, a company specializing in floating offshore wind solutions has signed an investment agreement with Japan's JERA, and France's ADEME Investissement to create an investment company for financing the co-development of offshore wind projects…

Jan De Nul, Samsung Awarded Huge Cable Project in Abu Dhabi

Dec 29, 2021

A joint venture of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Electricité de France (EDF) and Kyushu Electric Power Japan has awarded a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable installation and convertors package for the ADNOC-TAQA Lightning…

Floating Offshore Wind: Attention Turns Subsea for Power Transport

Dec 28, 2021

From being an ugly duckling, floating offshore wind is now the Cinderella of the offshore renewables world. Attention is now being paid to floating and even subsea substation concepts to help bring this power to shore. Over the past year, expectations…

ADNOC, TAQA Launch $3.6B Project to Decarbonize Offshore Production Ops

Dec 22, 2021

UAE-based oil and gas companies ADNOC and TAQA on Wednesday announced a $3.6 billion strategic project to 'significantly decarbonize' ADNOC’s offshore production operations.The companies said the project would see the development and operation of a first-of-its-kind high-voltage…

Oil Prices Rise but Omicron Worries Linger

Dec 21, 2021

Oil prices rebounded on Tuesday after a sharp fall in the previous session as investors' appetite for risk improved, although they remained cautious amid the rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant across the globe.Brent crude was up 84 cents…

Japan Launches Auction for Happo-Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 10, 2021

Japan's industry ministry said on Friday it had launched a public auction to select an operator for the 356 megawatt (MW) offshore wind power project in Happo-Noshiro, off Akita prefecture in northern Japan.The Happo-Noshiro area was selected…

Offshore Renewable Energy: A Port Puzzle for Floating Offshore Wind

Dec 08, 2021

After being very much on the margins of the offshore wind industry, floating offshore wind now appears to be ready to hit the mainstream. With gigawatt scale developments already on the horizon, what will the infrastructure needed to build and support them look like…

Woodside to invest $5B in New Energy by 2030

Dec 08, 2021

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd plans to invest $5 billion by 2030 mainly in hydrogen, in line with a global push for cleaner energy, armed with cash flow from its planned merger with BHP Group's petroleum arm.Woodside Chief Executive Meg O'Neill outlined her energy transition plan on Wednesday…

Shipping Firm MOL Teams Up with Flotation Energy to Build Floating Wind Farms in Japan

Dec 03, 2021

Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has partnered up with Scotland-based floating wind specialist Flotation Energy to jointly evaluate offshore wind development opportunities in Japan. The agreement builds on the 2GW portfolio…

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