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Shell in Norway: Focus on Gas and Offshore Wind

Feb 09, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell will narrow its exploration scope in Norway to focus on natural gas production and possibly offshore wind in future, it told the Norwegian oil and energy ministry.Shell said in October it planned to reduce its oil and gas operations…

HitecVision, Agder Energi Partner Up to Build Companies for 'Green Future'

Feb 09, 2021

HitecVision, a Norwegian private equity investor specializing in the oil and gas sector, has teamed up with the Norwegian power company Agder Energi to develop new companies for the coming energy transition.'There are strong forces in Europe…

Vattenfall Picks Siemens-Aker JV for 3.6 GW Norfolk Wind Farm HVDC Converter Platforms

Feb 09, 2021

Aker Solutions and Siemens Energy have, as a consortium, been selected by Vattenfall as preferred bidders to deliver HVDC converter platforms for the Norfolk offshore wind project located in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk.'If Vattenfall proceeds with this development…

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…

Total, GIG JV Secures 1.5 GW Offshore Wind Lease in UK

Feb 08, 2021

French oil major Total, in partnership with Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), has secured rights to a seabed lease for offshore wind development in the UK.The lease is located in the Eastern Regions zone in the Crown Estate’s Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4…

BP, EnBW Picked as Preferred Bidders for 3GW Offshore Wind Leases in Irish Sea

Feb 08, 2021

British oil major BP and its partner EnBW, an energy company from Germany, have been selected as preferred bidders for two 60-year advantaged leases in UK’s first offshore wind leasing round in a decade.The partners have been selected as preferred…

A New Company Enters the Deep Offshore Wind Market

Feb 05, 2021

Norwegian maritime and offshore energy forces teamed up in January to create Deep Wind Offshore, a new name in offshore wind.Deep Wind Offshore, founded by the Norwegian shipping company Knutsen OAS and one of Norway’s larger utilities Haugaland Kraft/SKL (Sunnhordland Kraftlag)…

GE Gets U.S. DOE Grant to Build 3D Printed Wind Turbine Blades

Feb 05, 2021

GE Research, GE Renewable Energy, and LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business were recently selected by the Department of Energy to research the design and manufacture of 3-D printed wind turbine blades.GE said Friday that its business…

S. Korea Plans to Build World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 05, 2021

South Korea unveiled a 48.5 trillion won ($43.2 billion) plan to build the world's largest wind power plant by 2030 as part of efforts to foster an environmentally-friendly recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.The project is a major component of President Moon Jae-in's Green New Deal…

C-bed Wins Offshore Accommodation Deal with Ørsted in UK

Feb 05, 2021

Offshore accommodation provider C-bed has said it has won two contracts for its Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Wind Innovation to support Ørsted's offshore wind projects in the UK.'With a double contract to support offshore wind developments in the UK…

Iberdrola Buys Offshore Wind Farm Project Portfolio in Ireland

Feb 05, 2021

Spain's largest power company Iberdrola said on Friday it agreed to buy a majority stake in a portfolio of offshore wind farm projects currently developed by Irish renewable energy company DP Energy.Iberdrola did not disclose how much it paid…

Danish Offshore Wind Farm Hits 10,000,000,000 kWh Milestone

Feb 05, 2021

Production from the Horns Rev 2 offshore wind farm in Denmark topped the enormous figure of 10 billion kWh, on Thursday, February 4, offshore wind firm Ørsted has informed.'Since HRH The Crown Prince inaugurated Ørsted's offshore wind farm Horns Rev 2 in 2009…

Denmark to Build Giant Wind Energy Hub In the North Sea

Feb 04, 2021

Denmark has reached a deal on the construction of the first of its kind wind energy hub in the North Sea that promises to produce yet unseen amounts of green electricity, in what has been described as the largest construction project in Danish history…

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…

BOEM to Restart Permitting for Major US Offshore Wind Project

Feb 03, 2021

The Biden administration said on Wednesday it would restart permitting for the first major U.S. offshore wind farm, reversing a Trump administration decision that canceled the process late last year.The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management…

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