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Statoil in renewable energy capital fund

Feb 16, 2016

Statoil launched a new venture capital fund, Statoil Energy Ventures, dedicated to investing in attractive and ambitious growth companies in renewable energy, supporting its strategy of growth in new energy solutions. Image from Statoil…

UXO guidance issued

Feb 10, 2016

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) has published essential guidelines for the management of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the marine environment. CIRIA’s report, entitled Assessment and management of…

First floating wind job for Nexans

Feb 05, 2016

Statoil awarded Nexans the contract to supply static and dynamic cabling and associated accessories for the world's first floating wind farm, following a successful demo facilitated by Nexans' cables which has been in operation since 2009…

Petrofac, GE join up on wind farm

Jan 28, 2016

Petrofac and GE have been awarded a contract worth over £110 million to engineer, construct and install a turnkey power system to efficiently connect up to 336 MW of clean energy from the Galloper offshore wind farm, off Suffolk, UK, to the British grid…

Irish Sea offshore study published

Dec 14, 2015

The UK's Crown Estate has published a study by the British Geological Survey summarizing the geological conditions of the Irish Sea. It is intended that the study will provide a valuable resource for anyone considering development of offshore infrastructure in the region…

Siemens to supply Scottish floating wind farm

Dec 04, 2015

Siemens is to supply turbines for Norwegian major Statoil's floating offshore wind turbine project off the coast of Scotland. The wind turbine manufacturer will supply the 30MW Hywind Scotland Project with five SWT-6.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines…

Wind operators co-operate on O&M

Nov 30, 2015

Wind farm owners representing 12 % of global turbine assets have founded a new peer-to-peer online platform called o2o Wind, dedicated to the exchange of knowledge and experience on operation and maintenance issues. The o2o Wind forum…

Seismic vessel to become hotel ship

Nov 25, 2015

Dutch ship owner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the Viking II, for use as a hotel vessel. When completed, the rebuilt ship will be used to accommodate and transfer service personnel working on offshore wind farms…

Isleburn selected for floating wind farm contract

Nov 25, 2015

Statoil has awarded a contract to Isleburn Limited for providing the suction anchors to its floating wind farm project, the Hywind pilot park, offshore Peterhead, Scotland. Isleburn, part of Global Energy Group and based in Northern Scotland…

Seajacks Scylla delivered

Nov 19, 2015

UK-based offshore installation and maintenance contractor Seajacks International has taken successful delivery of its fifth self-propelled jackup vessel, the Seajacks Scylla. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea, Seajacks says Scylla…

DW: Offshore wind capacity to reach 74GW by 2025

Nov 18, 2015

Cumulative offshore wind capacity is forecast to reach 74GW, driven by a large number of developments taking place in the UK, Germany and China and strengthened by the growth of new entrants to the offshore wind sector, such as France and the US…

New JV to develop Portuguese floating wind farm

Nov 16, 2015

EDP Renewables (EDPR), Mitsubishi (through its subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe), Chiyoda (through its subsidiary Chiyoda Generating Europe), Engie and Repsol entered into an agreement to implement a floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Northern Portugal…

Statoil moves on UK floating wind park

Nov 03, 2015

Statoil has made the final investment decision to build the world’s first floating wind farm: The Hywind pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The decision triggers around NOK2 billion investment, realizing a 60-70%…

Galloper wind park to start construction

Oct 30, 2015

Germany's RWE Innogy has signed up three new project partners for Galloper Wind Farm, enabling construction on the project to start offshore England next month. The 366MW Galloper project is to be funded by the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB)…

Dong picks DeepOcean for cable installation

Oct 26, 2015

Dong Energy has awarded a contract for the provision of cable installation and trenching work for its Race Bank offshore wind farm to DeepOcean. Offshore work will be carried out in 2016/2017 from DeepOcean’s in-house fleet of dedicated cable installation and trenching vessels…

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