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Giant Offshore Turbine to be Blown Up

Sep 16, 2019

Ireland-based SSE Renewables, a renewable energy subsidiary of Airtricity, is set to conclude decommissioning of the Hunterston National Offshore Wind Turbine Testing Facility (NOWTTF) by blowing up in a controlled explosion.The 177m-high (580ft) turbine had been used as a test site for offshore wind farms such as the massive Beatrice field in the Outer Moray Firth. The other turbine on the Hunterston site was dismantled by a crane last year…

Shore Power Market to Reach $2.7Bln by 2024

Sep 13, 2019

The global shore power market is estimated to be valued at USD 1.4 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 2.7 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 13.3% during the forecast period.Reduction of low-frequency noise and emissions at ports, a growing number of cruise liners in the shipping industry…

DNV GL's Probabilistic Digital Twin Launch

Sep 05, 2019

DNV GL proposes the “Probabilistic Digital Twin” (PDT) to close the gap between digital twins – used increasingly by operators to manage the performance of their assets – and risk analysis still largely conducted manually before assets enter service…

ADNOC Logistics Joins LNG MFI

Aug 28, 2019

The LNG Marine Fuel Institute, a non for profit organization based in Perth,  announced the membership of ADNOC Logistics & Services with the growing coalition of companies committed to Australian LNG is the primary marine fuel in transition to carbon free shipping…

Port of Johnstown to Receive 12 Shiploads of Wind Turbines

Aug 26, 2019

The Port of Johnstown will be a busy port over the next several months as vessels are delivering ENERCON turbine components for the Nation Rise Wind Farm project.The cargo represents a major business win for the Port, which completed a multi…

MPI Offshore Begins Blade Repair Work

Aug 26, 2019

Offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution has started a blade repair and upgrade campaign at the Princess Amalia offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.MPI Offshore, a subsidiary of Van Oord, has been contracted to repair and upgrade all of…

China Develops 10MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Aug 23, 2019

China’s Dongfang Electric Corp. (DEC) has unveiled  what it claims will be the country’s first 10MW offshore wind turbine after successfully developing a direct-drive permanent-magnet generator (PMG) for the super-sized machine.The company reported…

Triton Knoll Selects Seacat for OESV

Aug 22, 2019

Offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services signed a  deal to support the construction phase of Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.The contract, which includes options for further vessel charters, will initially see two Seacat…

Offshore Wind Cable Market to Reach $3B

Aug 12, 2019

The global offshore wind cable market is estimated to grow at CAGR above 16% over the forecast time frame 2019 to 2026 and reach the market value around $3 billion by 2026.The demand for offshore wind cables has seen significant development…

DNV GL Launches OMA Services

Aug 12, 2019

The world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body DNV GL launched a new service in The Operational Modal Analysis (OMA), also known as ambient modal identification, detects the modal properties of a structure…

Fire Erupts at Exxon's Baytown complex; 37 Hurt

Jul 31, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp said it was fighting a fire that erupted on Wednesday at its Baytown, Texas, refining and chemical plant complex injuring 37 people and sending nearby residents indoors.As many as 37 people were being treated for non-life threatening injuries amid efforts to put out the fire…

Ørsted Offshore Wind Hub Comes in East Coast

Jul 25, 2019

Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind announced a landmark agreement to develop Maryland’s first offshore wind energy staging center at Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,300-acre global logistics center in Baltimore County, Maryland.Establishing a facility for offshore…

Top Turbine Makers to Spend $2.6bln on R&D

Jul 25, 2019

Research and development (R&D) expenses among the world's top ten wind turbine manufacturers are expected to exceed $2.6 billion by 2023.The  R&D expenses more than doubled in the last four years, reaching $1.8m in 2018, as demand grows for ever-bigger on- and offshore models…

Offshore wind: One-stop power conversion

Jul 22, 2019

With the United States and China about to start their respective offshore wind build-ups, grid operators wondering about the efficiency of their turbines or the emissions-areas compliance of their wind-service vessels will be warmed to know there’s someone they can talk to…

Aker Energy Issues Bonds to AFC

Jul 09, 2019

Aker Energy Ghana, a subsidiary of Norwegian-based oil exploration and production firm Aker Energy AS, has entered into an agreement to issue $100 million of convertible subordinated bonds to Africa Finance Corporation (AFC).AFC also intends to take part in future capital market activities…

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