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Wartsila Steps Up Green Fuel Push with Methanol-powered Ship

Jul 14, 2022

Marine and energy equipment maker Wartsila will roll out its first methanol-powered engine in a new ship next year as the group accelerates green fuel technology options for shipping, a company executive said.With about 90% of world trade transported by sea…

CIP, Tokyu Land Corporation Partner Up to Build Offshore Wind Farm in Japan

Jul 14, 2022

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Tokyu Land Corporation (TLC) said Thursday they were teaming up to develop the Aomori South offshore wind project, located in northern Japan.The two companies have formed a new joint venture firm Aomori South Offshore Wind GK…

Aibel to Build, Heerema to Install Offshore Converter Stations for Ørsted's 2.85 GW Wind Farm

Jul 14, 2022

Norway's Aibel has won a contract to build two HVDC converter platforms for Ørsted's Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm in the UK. Dutch offshore installation firm Heerema Marine Contractors will transport and install the two units in the UK North Sea…

Maersk Wins Second U.S. Contract for Its Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Jul 14, 2022

Danish offshore services company Maersk Supply Service has won its second offshore wind installation contract in the U.S. The company, best known for its offshore support vessels, in March ordered a wind turbine installation vessel, and won…

Olympic Orders Up to Four CSOVs from Ulstein Verft

Jul 13, 2022

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft AS said it has secured a contract from Norway-based Olympic to build two Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs), with options for two additional vessels.The vessels, which are based on the ULSTEIN…

Equinor's Hywind Tampen to Become World's Largest Floating Wind Farm in 2022, Despite Issues with 4 Turbines

Jul 13, 2022

Equinor's Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in Norway will become operational this year, becoming the world's largest floating wind farm, however, it will not be as big as planned, at least not in 2022, due to steel quality issues found in four of 11 turbines…

Two-thirds of New Renewable Power Cheaper than Coal in 2021 - IRENA

Jul 13, 2022

Almost two-thirds or 163 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable power capacity added last year had lower costs than the cheapest coal-fired power plants in G20 countries, a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) showed.Last year…

Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm Project Suffers Delay as Monopile Lost During Installation

Jul 13, 2022

Yunneng Wind Power's Yunlin wind farm project off the west coast of Taiwan has suffered a setback after a monopile was reportedly lost during the recently restarted installation works.Citing sources close to the matter, a local offshore wind industry news website Unredacted…

CRP Subsea to Deliver Cable Protection Systems for CFXD Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 13, 2022

Offshore wind installation services firm Seaway 7 has awarded CRP Subsea a contract to provide 140 NjordGuard cable protection systems and bellmouths for Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) offshore wind farms located off the west coast of Taiwan. The…

ScottishPower Renewables Taps Cadeler for East Anglia Offshore Wind Work

Jul 13, 2022

Danish offshore wind installation contractor Cadeler has signed a vessel reservation deal with ScottishPower Renewables, a UK subsidiary of the Spanish renewable energy giant Iberdrola.The vessel reservation agreement is for the transport and installation of 95 wind turbine generators (WTGs)…

UK' Ofgem Proposes Reforms to Cut Reliance on Gas Imports

Jul 08, 2022

British energy regulator Ofgem is proposing reforms to wholesale electricity markets to reduce Britain's reliance on gas imports and accelerate the transition to low-carbon energy supply, it said on Friday.Last year, the government set out plans…

Vestas Installs First Turbine At Japan's First Commercial-scale Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 08, 2022

Offshore wind turbine maker Vestas has installed the first offshore wind turbine at the Akita Noshiro offshore wind project in Japan.This will be Japan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project.Thirty-three V117-4.2MW turbines, totaling 140MW…

Polish Oil Firm, Lithuanian LNG Terminal Operator In Baltic Offshore Wind Pact

Jul 08, 2022

Klaipėdos Nafta AB, Lithuanian operator of oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, and the companies of the largest Polish oil group ORLEN, ORLEN Neptun I, and Energa Wytwarzanie, signed a letter of intent on the possibility of cooperation…

Tekmar Nets Offshore Wind Gig in Japan

Jul 08, 2022

Tekmar Group has secured a contract to provide an integrated engineering solution, including Cable Protection Systems ('CPS') and Cable Hang-Off Clamps, for an offshore wind farm project in Japan. The contract is expected to be delivered in 2023…

Saipem Hits 'Important' Offshore Wind Milestones in France, Taiwan

Jul 08, 2022

Italian energy services firm Saipem on Friday said it had reached important milestones in offshore wind, in relation to the Saint Brieuc project in France, and the Formosa 2 project in Taiwan.In France, Saipem said it has successfully completed…

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