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Vertical Offshore Wind Turbines More Efficient than Conventional Ones, Study Shows

May 13, 2021

According to new research from Oxford Brookes University, vertical offshore wind turbines are much more efficient in large-scale wind farms than conventional turbines, and when used in pairs, vertical turbines can boost each other's output by up to 15%.A research team from the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (ECM) at Oxford Brookes led by Professor Iakovos Tzanakis conducted an in-depth study using more than 11…

CorPower Says 'World’s Largest' Wave Energy Test Rig Nearly Complete

May 13, 2021

Wave energy technology developer or CorPower said this week it was approaching completion of' the world’s largest wave energy test-rig' following a two-year project. The 45-tonne moving mass system located in Stockholm is capable of simulating ocean wave conditions anywhere in the world…

LDD to Deliver Grouting Services at Saint-Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm

May 13, 2021

Large Diameter Drilling (LDD), an Acteon company specializing in marine drilling and grouting services, has signed a contract to deliver grouting services for DEME Offshore’s installation of foundations at the Saint-Nazaire wind farm off the coast of the Guérande Peninsula…

Norwegian Seismic Firm Buys Offshore Wind Intelligence Group 4C Offshore

May 12, 2021

Marine seismic data firms that supply data to offshore oil explorers are typically the first among oil industry contractors to bear the brunt of price drops, as their customers, the oil companies, slash expenses and wind down exploration activities while waiting for oil prices to rise again…

Eneti Orders $330M Wind Turbine Installation Vessel. Eyes U.S. Offshore Wind Market, Too

May 12, 2021

Offshore wind installation company Eneti Inc, until recently known as Scorpio Bulkers, has entered into a binding agreement for the construction of one Wind Turbine Installation Vessel. The vessel will be built by South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering…

Iberdrola: Renewables and Grids Support Earnings and Outlook

May 12, 2021

Europe's biggest wind power group Iberdrola reaffirmed its growth outlook for the full year on Wednesday after reporting rising quarterly earnings supported by rapid building of renewable energy plants and investments in networks.Buoyed by a…

SBM Offshore Upbeat on New FPSO Projects after Q1 Revenue Drop

May 12, 2021

A string of new projects will help boost revenues at SBM Offshore, the oil and gas services company said on Wednesday, after reporting an expected 15% drop in the first quarter due to weakness at its turnkey business.The Dutch-based company's…

US Greenlights Its First Major Offshore Wind Farm

May 11, 2021

The Biden administration on Tuesday said it has approved the nation's first major offshore wind farm, billing it as the launch of a new domestic energy industry that will help eliminate emissions from the power sector.The move, however, was…

Petronas Dismisses Reports on 'Exploratory Talks' with Ocean Wind as False

May 10, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas has dismissed reports of the company's involvement in talks with Hong Kong-based offshore wind company Ocean Wind International Industrial Limited as false.'Petronas refers to news reports that have emerged…

Gallery: Nexans Aurora Cable Layer Goes on Sea Trials

May 07, 2021

Ulstein-built Nexans Aurora cable layer has this week started sea trials, the Norwegian shipbuilder has informed.The 149.9 m long and 31 m wide vessel, to be delivered to offshore cable maker Nexans, will be working in the offshore wind sector market…

Ørsted, PGE Complete Offshore Wind Farm JV Deal in Poland

May 07, 2021

Poland's biggest power group PGE and Denmark's Orsted have finalized a deal to jointly develop two offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea, PGE said on Thursday.Under the terms of the deal, Orsted bought 50% in each of two PGE units developing two offshore projects totalling 2…

Northern Offshore Services Takes NYK's CTV on Ten-year Charter

May 06, 2021

Northern Offshore Services has taken NYK's crew transfer vessel Energizer on a ten-year charter. The vessel will be used to transfer crews to offshore wind farms, mainly in Europe.Japan's NYK, which shared the charter news on Thursday, also…

Renewables to Grow Much Faster Than Oil Industry Expects, Rystad Says

May 06, 2021

Renewable energy will account for a far larger share of global supply in 2050 than major oil companies or the International Energy Agency (IEA) expect, Oslo-based consultancy Rystad Energy said on Thursday.Its updated models show renewables meeting 74% of total energy demand by 2050…

Equinor, Vaargroenn in Floating Wind Farm Partnership

May 06, 2021

Norwegian oil company Equinor and Italian rival Eni plan to collaborate on development of floating wind farms in the North Sea as part of their expansion within renewable energy production, the companies said on Thursday.The Norwegian government has earmarked two areas in the North Sea for up to 4…

Eco Wave Power Set to Install Wave Energy Tech in Port of Jaffa as Sea Wall Works Near Completion

May 05, 2021

Swedish wave energy development company Eco Wave Power said Wednesday it was nearly done with the wall reinforcement works, meant to enable the installation of floaters on the sea wall of the Port of Jaffa, Israel.The works so far have included…

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