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Eni Officially Enters Giant Offshore Wind Project in UK

Feb 26, 2021

Italian oil and gas company Eni has completed the acquisition of a 20% stake in total in the Dogger Bank A & B offshore wind projects in the UK, which are part of the world's largest offshore wind project in development.As previously reported, Eni in December 2020 struck deals with Equinor and SSE to acquire from each a 10% percent stake in the 2.4 GW Dogger Bank A and B wind farms for GBP 405 million in total…

Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Generates First Power

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RWE's Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK has generated renewable electricity for the first time, the company said Monday.The project is located over 32 kilometres off the Lincolnshire coast, with a turbine array that covers an area of 145 square kilometres…

Geothermal Energy: A New Life for Old Offshore Oil Wells?

Feb 28, 2021

Old offshore oil wells could be turned into geothermal energy producers under a plan by a new consortium. The group, The Aquarius North Sea Geothermal Consortium, is “actively” working with North Sea operators to see if old wells could be used to generate geothermal energy for existing platforms…

Shell Accelerating Renewables Push in Germany

Feb 26, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell in Germany aims to produce aviation fuel and naphtha made from crops and renewable power and to increase to commercial scale an electrolysis plant that makes fossil-free hydrogen, as it seeks to move away from crude oil.The…

Denmark Might Not Reach Its 2030 Emissions Reduction Goal as It 'Relies on Unproven Tech'

Feb 26, 2021

Denmark risks not reaching its goal to cut carbon emissions by 70% by 2030 because it is too reliant on unproven technology, an independent council monitoring the effort said on Friday.The Nordic country in 2020 set one of the most ambitious…

Blue Gem Wind Pressing Ahead with Valorous Floating Wind Farm

Feb 24, 2021

Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between French firm Total and Irish-based Simply Blue Energy, has filed an environmental scoping report for Valorous, a proposed 300 MW floating offshore wind farm in the Celtic Sea, off Wales.Valorous is the second…

DEME Offshore to Install Giant Monopiles for Baltic Sea Wind Farm

Feb 23, 2021

Belgian offshore installation company DEME Offshore has been awarded a substantial contract to deliver foundations for Parkwind's offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, offshore Germany.DEME Offshore will be responsible for engineering, procurement…

Poland in Race Against the Clock to Approve Baltic Offshore Wind Subsidies

Feb 22, 2021

Poland is racing against the clock to authorize subsidies for Baltic offshore wind power projects totaling 5.9 gigawatts by mid-2021, the climate minister said on Monday, as the country tries to shift away from its heavy dependence on coal.The…

Vattenfall Awards Van Oord a 4-Year Offshore Wind Contract

Feb 22, 2021

Offshore wind developer Vattenfall has awarded the Dutch-based offshore installation contractor Van Oord a 4-year operations & maintenance (O&M) contract.Working through its MPI Offshore organization, Van Oord will provide jack-up and associated…

Siemens Gamesa Confirms Courseulles-sur-Mer Wind Turbine Supply Deal

Feb 22, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has confirmed it has been awarded the firm order from the EDF Renewables-Enbridge-wpd consortium for the 448 MW Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind power project in France.The confirmation…

France: EDF, Enbridge, wpd, Reach FID on $2,4B Calvados Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 22, 2021

EDF Group, Enbridge, and wpd on Monday announced the launch of construction activity on the Calvados offshore wind farm (Courseulles-sur-Mer) in France.The announcement follows the finalization of financing agreements between the consortium and its financial partners…

Hiring Spree Ahead: Offshore Wind Staff Count to Triple by Decade End

Feb 19, 2021

Credit: phi771/AdobeStockEmployment in the oil and gas sector, despite some expected uptick, will never return to its heydays of a few years ago, but offshore wind, however, will be 'the new hiring haven for energy jobs,' especially in the turbine making segment…

Siem Offshore's Siem Barracuda Nets 100-Day Offshore Wind Deal in Asia

Feb 19, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore and Seaway 7, the renewables business unit of Subsea 7, have entered into a contract for an offshore wind project in the Far East. Siem Offshore said that the project will utilize the offshore construction vessel 'Siem Barracuda'…

Saipem, Partners to Build Huge Offshore Clean Energy Hub in Italy

Feb 18, 2021

Italy's Saipem and renewable energy companies AGNES and Qint’x have applied for permits to develop one of the world's biggest offshore clean energy hubs, to generate wind and solar power and produce green hydrogen, Saipem said on Thursday.The…

Borssele III & IV: Giant Dutch Offshore Wind Farm Fully Commissioned

Feb 18, 2021

Borssele III & IV, one of the largest offshore wind farms in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, has reached full commissioning, Van Oord a partner in the Blauwwind consortium behind the 731.5 MW wind farm's development, said Thursday.Blauwwind is a consortium between Shell…

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