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MENCK's MHU4400S Hammer to Support CCCC 3rd Harbour's Offshore Wind Activities in China

May 24, 2023

Acteon’s offshore pile driving technology and equipment brand MENCK has signed a contract with the Chinese offshore wind firm CCCC 3rd Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd.,  for the sale of the MHU4400S hammer to support its activities for offshore wind farms in China…

UK's SSE to Spend Up to $50.5B This Decade on Clean Energy Projects

May 24, 2023

British power generator and network operator SSE Plc on Wednesday set out plans to invest up to 40 billion pounds ($50.48 billion) this decade on clean energy projects and called on the government to ensure the country remains competitive. Britain…

TGS and Kongsberg Team Up to Deliver High-quality Data and Digital Solutions for Offshore Wind

May 24, 2023

Norwegian companies TGS and Kongsberg on Wednesday announced a strategic collaboration to jointly develop integrated data and digital solutions for the offshore wind industry. TGS, known for its seismic services in the oil and gas sector, and Kongsberg…

How to Stop Skyscraper-sized Floating Wind Turbines from Drifting Away

May 23, 2023

Growing demand for cleaner energy sources means offshore wind farms are being built all over the world. More than 5,000 turbines must be installed each year until 2050 to limit global warming to 1.5℃.But in certain regions, like California,…

Provence Grand Large Floating Wind Farm Foundations Floated Out

May 23, 2023

SBM Offshore-designed foundations of the Provence Grand Large floating wind farm were floated out this week at the fabrication yard in Fos-sur-Mer, France.Eiffage Metal, the Fos-sur-Mer fabrication yard owner, said Monday:”The three [floating…

Siemens Gamesa Executive Says Wind Turbine Makers Need Cash Support

May 23, 2023

Big Western wind turbine makers need direct financial support to make the investments needed to aid decarbonisation, Siemens Gamesa's operating chief said on Tuesday.The challenge for a turbine maker like Siemens Gamesa, a unit of Germany's Siemens Energy ENR1n…

INTOG: Salamander Signs Exclusivity Agreement for 100 MW Floating Offshore Wind Project

May 23, 2023

Salamander, a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group, and Subsea7, has signed an exclusivity agreement as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing round.The 100 MW Salamander floating offshore wind project…

BOEM Completes Environmental Analysis of New Jersey Offshore Wind Project

May 22, 2023

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said Monday it had completed its environmental analysis of the proposed Ocean Wind 1 wind project offshore New Jersey, which could power up to a half million households.As part of the Ocean Wind 1 project…

Equinor Shelves Trollvind Offshore Wind Farm Project

May 22, 2023

Norwegian energy firm Equinor said Monday it would postpone further development of the Trollvind offshore wind initiative indefinitely. Back in June 2022, Equinor and four other oil and gas companies in Norway, partners in the Troll and Oseberg fields in the North Sea…

Fugro and Fraunhofer IWES Collaborate on Surveys for German Wind Farm Sites

May 22, 2023

Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency has awarded Fugro a geophysical survey contract for two offshore wind farm sites in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Sea. Working in collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES)…

CNOOC's Floating Wind Turbine Starts Powering Offshore Oil Fields

May 22, 2023

China's CNOOC Limited said Monday that the Wenchang deep-sea floating wind demonstration project has been connected to the grid for power generation. The demonstration project is located near the Wenchang oilfields in the western part of the South China Sea…

Sinclair and Scaraben Floating Wind Farms in UK to Test Innovative Foundation, Mooring Systems

May 19, 2023

The BlueFloat Energy and Renantis Partnership said Friday it had signed exclusivity agreements with Crown Estate Scotland to develop its Sinclair and Scaraben innovation projects following successful bidding in the recent INTOG (Innovation and Targeted Oil & Gas) leasing round…

UK Minister Opens £3m DARE Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy Testing

May 18, 2023

Graham Stuart, the UK Minister for Energy Security and Net Zero, on Thursday opened the Digital, Autonomous, and Robotics Engineering (DARE) Centre at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facility in Blyth.According to ORE Capatult…

Alliance Says No Link Between Offshore Wind Surveys and Mammal Deaths

May 18, 2023

The EnerGeo Alliance has sent a letter to New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy and Assemblyman Christopher Tully, Chairman of the state’s Committee on Science, Innovation and Technology in advance of the Assembly’s hearing on marine mammal deaths scheduled for Thursday May 18…

EMEC, Partners Win Funding to Advance Hydrogen Production and Storage

May 17, 2023

The European Marine Energy Center (EMEC) in Scotland, said Wednesday ti was part of four project consortia that have won funding totaling over £500,000 to conduct feasibility studies supporting the development of novel hydrogen production, storage…

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