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16,000 Extra Workers Needed in UK’s Offshore Wind Sector by 2030

Dec 04, 2023

A new labor forecasting tool (LFT) is predicting around 16,000 additional workers could be needed in the UK’s offshore wind industry by 2030, and 12,000 extra workers will be needed specifically for carbon capture and hydrogen projects by 2027…

Offshore Wind: Great Lakes Awarded Another Rock Install Job

Dec 04, 2023

U.S.-based dredging and marine services company Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation on Monday announced it has been awarded a third rock installation contract to perform subsea rock cable protection on an offshore wind project off the East Coast of the United States…

Alicia Barton Named CEO of Vineyard Offshore

Dec 04, 2023

U.S.-based offshore wind developer Vineyard Offshore on Monday announced it has named Alicia Barton as the company’s new CEO, starting in January.Barton will take over for Lars T. Pedersen, who has led the company since it was founded in 2022 and before that led the team developing Vineyard Wind…

ExxonMobil CEO Rebuffs IEA Criticism of Carbon Capture Strategy

Dec 03, 2023

ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods on Saturday rejected the International Energy Agency's recent claim that using wide-scale carbon capture to fight climate change was an implausible 'illusion', saying the same could be said about electric vehicles and solar energy…

COP28: US Cracking Down on Methane from Oil and Gas

Dec 03, 2023

The Biden administration on Saturday unveiled final rules aimed at cracking down on US oil and gas industry releases of methane, part of a global plan to rein in emissions that contribute to climate change.The rules, two years in the making…

Japan Urged to Scale up Offshore Wind Auctions

Nov 30, 2023

International energy companies, from Germany's RWE to Spain's Iberdrola, are urging Japan to beef up offshore wind power auctions and make investments more attractive, amid soaring installation costs as competition for suppliers grows worldwide…

Vestas Secures 203MW Order in the US

Nov 30, 2023

Vestas has received a 203MW order to power an undisclosed wind project in the US. The order consists of 45 V163-4.5MW wind turbines.The orders include supply, delivery, and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement…

ABS Supports Edison Chouest with Sustainability Reporting

Nov 30, 2023

ABS is working with offshore support vessel operator Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) on its decarbonization journey with greenhouse gas inventory and sustainability reporting services. ECO has nearly 300 vessels.ABS specialists have been working…

Strohm Receives Qualification for Deepwater TCP Flowline

Nov 30, 2023

Thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) technology company, Strohm, has had a Statement of Qualified Technology issued by DNV for its six-inch EGF-PE pipe, as per the DNV-ST-F119 standard, for its use as a flowline or jumper in deep waters.It is…

Ashtead Technology Acquires ACE Winches

Nov 30, 2023

International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has further expanded its mechanical solutions service offering with the acquisition of ACE Winches.Established in 1992, ACE Winches’ core offering supports the installation…

bp's Search for New CEO to Extend into Next Year

Nov 30, 2023

bp's search for a new chief executive is set to extend into the first quarter of 2024, three sources told Reuters, while the board's probe into whether previous CEO Bernard Looney breached the code of conduct in his undisclosed personal relationships with staff drags on…

New York Launches Offshore Wind Solicitation

Nov 30, 2023

New York released a new offshore wind solicitation on Thursday to keep the state on track to meet its renewable energy goals and support a nascent industry that has faced financial trouble in recent months.Offshore wind is expected to play a…

Ørsted Secures Korean Offshore Wind License

Nov 30, 2023

Ørsted has secured approval for a 1.6 GW Electricity Business License from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea.The license grants Ørsted exclusive development rights for a gigawatt-scale offshore wind project 70 kilometers off the coast of Incheon City…

Equinor Names California Floating Wind Project

Nov 29, 2023

Equinor has announced the name of its floating offshore wind project off the coast of California, Atlas Wind. The lease area, which lies 60 miles from Morro Bay, has the capacity to provide over 2GW of reliable, renewable power, enough to power 1…

Equinor Sells Nigerian Business to Chappal Energies

Nov 29, 2023

Equinor and Chappal Energies have entered into an agreement for the sale of Equinor Nigeria Energy Company (ENEC), which holds a 53.85% ownership in oil and gas lease OML 128, including the unitised 20.21% stake in the Agbami oil field, operated by Chevron…

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