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Equinor, Naturgy Partner Up for Floating Wind Projects in Spain

Apr 06, 2022

Norwegian energy company Equinor has partnered up with Naturgy, with the two firms entering a development agreement prior to Spain’s first upcoming offshore wind auction off the coast of the Canary Islands.The Spanish government plans to develop up to 3 GW of offshore wind by 2030. The first Spanish offshore wind auction is expected to be in the Canary region in 2023 and here Equinor and Naturgy are jointly assessing the opportunity to develop and construct a floating offshore wind project…

Snam, Enagas to Study Spain-Italy Offshore Gas Pipeline

May 13, 2022

Italian gas group Snam has agreed with Spain's Enagas to explore the construction of an offshore pipeline between the two countries, as Europe scrambles to diversify its energy supply mix and wean itself off Russian gas.Spain has the largest…

Eco Wave Power to Install Wave Energy Power Plant in Spanish Port

May 05, 2022

Wave energy technology firm Eco Wave Power has entered an official agreement with Port Adriano, Spain, for the potential construction of a wave energy power plant of up to 2MW. According to the terms of the agreement, Port Adriano will assign…

Morocco Considers Onshore, Offshore Options for LNG Import Facility

Apr 18, 2022

Morocco is studying options at several ports to build a floating or land-based facility to import liquefied natural gas (LNG), Energy Minister Leila Benali said on Friday.Morocco relied for much of its gas needs - about 1 billion cubic meters…

Ørsted, Repsol Eye Floating Wind Turbine Deployment Offshore Spain

Apr 05, 2022

Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted and Spanish oil company Repsol have partnered up to explore joint deployment of floating wind turbines offshore Spain.'After several years of concept development and small-scale testing, floating offshore wind is now on the brink of commercialization…

Edda Wind's New CSOV Launched in Spain

Mar 22, 2022

Norwegian offshore wind vessel operator Edda Wind last Saturday launched Commissioning Service Operation vessel (CSOV) C490 at Astilleros Gondan Shipyard in Spain. The vessel will serve the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm in the UK.The newbuild…

Spain Detains Yacht Thought to Be Owned by Rosneft CEO

Mar 16, 2022

Spanish authorities on Wednesday detained a mega-yacht called 'Crescent' that is believed to belong to Igor Sechin, the sanctioned chief executive of Russian oil giant Rosneft, a police source told Reuters.The 135-metre-long yacht, described…

Edda Wind's SOV Edda Breeze Named at Astilleros Gondan

Mar 14, 2022

Edda Wind's new commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) was named Edda Breeze during a ceremony at Astilleros Gondan Shipyard in Spain, on Saturday.The purpose-built CSOV is designed for emissions-free operations with a hydrogen-based propulsion system…

Siemens Gamesa CEO: Wind Power Supply Chain Disruption Not a Short-term Affair

Jan 31, 2022

Siemens Gamesa, the world's largest maker of offshore wind turbines, expects current supply chain problems that have hit the global wind power sector to persist for a while, its chief executive said on Friday.'We are battling with raw material price increases…

VIDEO: DemoSATH Floater Manufacturing Accelerating in Spain

Dec 17, 2021

Manufacturing works on DemoSATH, Saitec Offshore’s & RWE Renewables concrete floating wind platform project, are accelerating in the Spanish Port of Bilbao, with the latest milestone being the handling operation of the prototype, Saitec Offshore said Friday…

Greenalia Gets AESA Nod for Floating Wind Project in Canary Islands

Dec 02, 2021

Greenalia, a Spanish firm working to build a 50MW floating wind farm off the Canary Islands, has received authorization in terms of aeronautical easements by AESA (State Aviation Safety Agency) for the assembly of the four wind turbines of the Gofio wind farm…

Iberdrola's Net Profit Falls 10% on High Energy Costs, Taxes

Oct 27, 2021

Global wind power leader Iberdrola reported a 10% fall in net profit on Wednesday but beat market expectations for a turbulent nine months on energy markets which saw its home government in Spain swoop on utilities' earnings.Power and gas prices…

Two-year Charter: ExxonMobil Hires Valaris Drillship for Angola Drilling

Oct 27, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has awarded a two-year contract for Valaris' drillship Valaris DS-9 for operations in Angola.The drillship, formerly known as Ensco DS-9, will work for ExxonMobil's Angolan subsidiary Esso Exploration Angola.Delivered in 2015 by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea…

Shell's Upstream Boss Moves to Gas and Renewables Division

Oct 15, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Wael Sawan as head of its integrated gas and renewables division, replacing Maarten Wetselaar who will leave the energy company after 25 years.Sawan currently heads Shell's oil and gas production, or upstream…

Avangrid Names Co-CEOs of Renewables Business

Oct 13, 2021

Avangrid, a U.S. subsidiary of the Spanish renewables giant Iberdrola, has appointed Bill White and Jose Antonio Miranda as Co-Presidents & CEOs of Avangrid Renewables. White will serve as Offshore President & CEO and Miranda will serve as Onshore President & CEO effective immediately…

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