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US Offshore Wind Pipeline Reach 25.8GW

Aug 27, 2019

The U.S. offshore wind project development pipeline grew to a potential generating capacity of 25,824 MW across 13 states, including the Block Island Wind Farm commissioned in 2016.Projects totaling 21,225 MW have exclusive site control, meaning…

Green Marine Secures Windfarm Deal

Aug 26, 2019

Orkney-based Green Marine won a three-year contract to deliver operations and maintenance work for Equinor’s Dudgeon offshore windfarm.Green Marine will supply its Damen-built 2610 Twin Axe vessel, Green Storm, to assist in the operations and…

DNV GL Launches Renewables Certification Ops in U.S.

Aug 23, 2019

With the U.S. offshore wind industry poised for rapid growth, DNV GL has established a Renewables Certification office in Medford, Mass., to meet the growing demands for certification services. While the U.S. is still a generation behind Europe in the exploitation of offshore wind energy resources…

Scandinavia's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

Aug 23, 2019

European energy giant Vattenfall opened Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3.The 49 wind turbines on the Horns Rev 3 also represent Vattenfall’s and Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm, which is located 25-40 kilometers off Denmark’s west coast in the North Sea…

GoM Lease Fetches $159mln in High Bids

Aug 23, 2019

Gulf of Mexico (GoM) Lease Sale 253 in New Orleans generated over $159 million in high bids for 151 tracts covering 835,000 acres in federal waters.Twenty-seven companies participated in the lease sale, submitting approximately $175 million in bids…

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…

Gulf Marine CEO Quits in wake of Profit Warning

Aug 21, 2019

Gulf Marine Services said on Wednesday Chief Executive Officer Duncan Anderson has resigned as the oilfield industry contractor warned a reassessment of its ships and contracts showed profit would fall this year, kicking its shares 12% down…

Formosa 1 Phase 2 Foundations Installed

Aug 20, 2019

Jan De Nul Group said it has installed all 20 foundations for the 120-megawatt (MW) Formosa 1 Phase 2 wind farm offshore Taiwan.As part of the Dutch company mobilized the Seaway Yudin to install the foundations as part of its EPCI contract for building of the overall balance of plant…

Offshore Wind: Regulatory “Takes” – Take a Close Look

Aug 17, 2019

On April 30 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a notice, requesting public comments, on a proposed “incidental harassment authorization” (IHA).  An IHA is a legal and enforceable document presenting the terms…

US Patent Approval for Wave Energy

Aug 15, 2019

AW-Energy Oy, a Finnish wave energy technology developer, received an “approval” for AW-Energy’s patent application from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).The patent [PCT/050485] provides AW-Energy with broad IP protection…

Chinese Ship Returns to Vietnam's EEZ

Aug 13, 2019

A Chinese survey ship returned to Vietnam's exclusive economic zone off its coast on Tuesday, ship tracking data showed, less than a week after it left the area where vessels from the two countries were locked in a month-long standoff.The Haiyang…

Flowserve Inks Deal for Prelude FLNG

Aug 12, 2019

Flowserve Corporation (FLS), a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has entered into a five-year contract with Shell Australia to provide general maintenance services for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquified Natural Gas (FLNG) facility…

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…

NOIA Weighs in on The COASTAL Act

Aug 02, 2019

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Vice President for Government and Political Affairs Tim Charters issued the following statement after the introduction of the Conservation of America’s Shoreline Terrain and Aquatic Life (COASTAL)…

MDL Wins Equatorial Guinea Pipelay Work

Jul 31, 2019

Maritime Developments (MDL), a provider of back-deck equipment for the subsea sector of oil and gas industry, has been awarded a contract to supply a complete pipelay spread and personnel for a flexible installation offshore Equatorial Guinea…

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