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Japan's Marubeni and Partners to Invest $12.3B in UK clean energy

Oct 12, 2023

Japan's Marubeni Corp has pledged to invest 10 billion pounds ($12.3 billion) with partners over the next decade in clean energy in the United Kingdom, according to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on Wednesday. Marubeni and the UK government signed the MoU…

MOL and MOLMEC to Launch DP System Simulator Training Program for Offshore Wind Crews

Oct 11, 2023

Japanese companies Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and MOL Marine & Engineering Co. (MOLMEC) said Wednesday they would launch a training program using the Dynamic Positioning (DP) System simulator, targeting crewmembers of self-elevating platform (SEP) vessels and service operation vessels (SOVs)…

SK E&S and CIP Seal Deal on 99MW Offshore Wind Project in South Korea

Oct 11, 2023

SK E&S, one of the largest conglomerates in South Korea, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners have reached financial close on the Jeonnam 1 offshore wind project in South Korea.Jeonnam 1 will be a 99-MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Shinan County…

Dogger Bank Produces First Power

Oct 10, 2023

The first phase of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm has started exporting electricity to British consumers.The 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being constructed in UK waters 70 nautical miles (130 kilometers, 80 miles) off the coast of Yorkshire in the UK’s North Sea in three 1…

Inspirit Completes CWind Acquisition

Oct 10, 2023

U.K. investment firm Inspirit Capital announced it has completed the carve-out of CWind, a provider of offshore wind support services, from Global Marine Group.CWind completes approximately 60,000 crew transfers annually, utilizing its fleet of crew transfer vessels (CTV)…

Floating Offshore Wind By the Numbers: A Look at an Emerging Market

Oct 10, 2023

Philip Lewis, director of research at Intelatus Global Partners, breaks down growth potential in the emerging floating wind industry, including opportunities for vessels in T&I and EPCI.See the full video interview here.

Strict Immigration Rules Threaten UK Offshore Wind Projects, Warns Immigration Specialist

Oct 10, 2023

Strict new immigration requirements are deterring vital skilled workers and threatening major disruption for UK offshore wind projects, according to Maria Gravelle, an immigration specialist at Pinsent Masons.Gravelle said that axing the Offshore…

First Power Produced From First Turbine at World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Project

Oct 10, 2023

Offshore installation firm Jan De Nul said Tuesday that its latest jack-up installation vessel, Voltaire, had recently installed its first offshore wind turbine at the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm, the world's largest offshore wind project under construction…

The Headwinds of US Offshore Wind Development

Oct 09, 2023

On March 29, 2021, President Biden announced his ambitious plan to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind power – enough energy to power 10 million U.S. homes – by 2030. The plan would leverage authorities under the Department of Interior…

US Committed to Tackling Offshore Wind Challenges -Intelatus

Oct 09, 2023

Despite the negative headlines around the longer-term prospects for the U.S. offshore wind segment, business intelligence company Intelatus Global Partners sees continued efforts by the federal government and, in particular, the East Coast states…

Van Oord contracts Jumbo Offshore

Oct 09, 2023

Jumbo Offshore was contracted by Van Oord for the transport and install of transition pieces for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea. Operations on the project are to commence in October 2023.Under the contract, Jumbo…

Ventus Energy to Provide Support at UK's Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm

Oct 09, 2023

High voltage engineering specialist, Ventus Energy, said Monday it had secured a significant contract to supply highly skilled senior authorised persons (SAPs) for 24/7 support at a UK offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank. Awarded to the organization’s North Shields base in the north-east of England…

15MW Turbines for German 960MW Offshore Wind Farm

Oct 06, 2023

Danish offshore wind turbine maker Vestas has recently secured a 960 MW firm order for its flagship offshore wind turbine, V236-15.0 MW.The order includes 64 V236-15.0 MW wind turbines for the He Dreiht project located in the German waters of the North Sea…

Macquarie Eyes Sale of Stake in 573MW UK Offshore Wind Farm

Oct 06, 2023

Macquarie is considering selling its 25% stake in Race Bank, a 573-megawatt offshore wind farm located off Britain's Norfolk coast, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.The infrastructure group is working with advisors on the sale…

SAL Heavy Lift Charters Chinese Semi-sub Duo

Oct 06, 2023

SAL Heavy Lift said Friday it had chartered two modern semi-submersible deck carriers, the “Zhong Ren 121” and “Zhong Ren 122” on a long-term basis together with its partner Shanghai Salvage (China). 'Both ships will be delivered in Shanghai…

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