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Blauwwind Wind Farm Successful in Creating Reef with Oysters at Base of Four Turbines

Netherlands

𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝘂𝘄𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗺 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗮 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀! In 2020 oyster tables were placed at the base of four wind turbines to investigate whether oysters can survive and form reefs in these circumstances. A team of researchers went to the Borssele III & IV wind farms to monitor the flat… Read More

In Their Own Words: Coastal Leaders Push Back Against Location of Wind Energy Plants

OR, United States

There is little doubt that floating offshore wind farms are coming to the southern Oregon coast. The region’s small, ocean-reliant communities are worried about potential damage to sea habitat and the loss of fishing grounds. In February, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) designated 2,100 square miles of federal water for potential development… Read More

Interior drags heels on offshore oil and gas leasing

United States

During testimony before the U.S Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said that, “despite delays in implementation from the previous administration,” the Interior Department will release the next step in the five-year offshore energy planning process, the proposed program, by June 30, 2022, which is the expiration… Read More

Tidewater issues its second sustainability report

TX, United States

Houston headquartered offshore service vessel giant Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) has released its second formal sustainability report, disclosing its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance in 2021. In his introduction to the report, Tidewater CEO Quintin Kneen says that “climate change is Important to us.” “When it comes to addressing climate and our related impacts and opportunities, the… Read More

Vattenfall Gets Funds For First-Ever Hydrogen Producing Wind Turbine

United Kingdom

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has been awarded $11.6 million in innovation funding from the Net-Zero Innovation Portfolio Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 fund by the UK Government. Vattenfall said that the funding would be used to develop the world’s first hydrogen-producing offshore wind turbine, with the electrolyzer sited directly onto an existing operational turbine. The… Read More

WoodMac: Offshore Wind is a $1 Trillion Business Opportunity

World ,

Wood Mackenzie expects that offshore wind is going to be a trillion-dollar business opportunity for the offshore sector by 2030. As installation costs fall and political commitment rises in nations around the world, the sector is taking flight, and it is drawing attention from oil majors and new market entrants alike. “By 2030, as much… Read More

Octopus Energy invests in Morocco-UK power link via Xlinks

United Kingdom

UK-based renewable energy group Octopus Energy Group has announced a financial and strategic partnership with Xlinks, the company building an interconnector between solar farms in Morocco and the UK. For the Morocco-UK power project, Xlinks is laying four 3,800km-long subsea cables that will link a renewable energy facility in the Moroccan desert with Devon, UK. The site will… Read More

Maersk’s Offshore Decommissioning Joint Venture Folds

Denmark

Maersk Decom, the offshore decommissioning joint venture between Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service, is shutting its doors and offloading its only active project. “Maersk Decom has transferred its responsibility for the Banda Tiof project in Mauritania to Petrofac, effective from April 2022. With this Maersk Decom has no further commitments and the company will… Read More

Massachusetts Plans $100M Investment in Wind Ports

MA, United States

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker committed the state to invest $100 million into the development of three ports to support the rapid growth of the offshore wind sector. He highlighted the success with the start of the Vineyard Wind project saying that the state would move to accelerate the development of ports and projects in New… Read More

First-Ever 8th Generation Drillship Named In Singapore

Singapore

Offshore driller Transocean has named the world’s first 8th generation drillship – the Deepwater Atlas – at a shipyard in Singapore. Transocean said via social media that the naming of its latest drillship, now named the Deepwater Atlas, was held on April 30 in Singapore. The Deepwater Atlas is one of two Transocean’s newbuild drillships… Read More

Four European Countries Sign Agreement to Build 150 MW Offshore Wind by 2050 at North Sea Summit

BELGIUM, DENMARK, GERMANY , Netherlands

A historic day for the energy transition in Europe. Belgium, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands signed a declaration at today’s North Sea Summit in Esbjerg to build at least 150 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2050, a near tenfold increase on the EU’s capacity today. Our CEO Luc Vandenbulcke participated in a panel discussion… Read More

Christen Sveaas buys into Solstad

Norway

Norwegian investor Christen Sveaas has expanded his offshore portfolio by having purchased a stake in yet another Norwegian offshore vessel owner and operator. Following a move on the offshore shipping company Siem Offshore earlier this year, Sveaas’s Kistefos Group has bought 4m shares in the Oslo-listed Solstad Offshore, corresponding to a stake of 5.17%. Solstad… Read More

DOF seals AHTS deal with Petrobras

Norway

Oslo-listed OSV operator DOF has announced new long-term charter and service contracts with Brazil’s Petrobras for its Norskan Offshore and DOF Subsea Serviços Brasil business units. Four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels, Skandi Angra, Skandi Paraty, Skandi Urca and Skandi Fluminense, currently operating for Petrobras and equipped with DOF Subsea’s work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), have been… Read More

Vineyard Wind Partners with Local Businesses on Crew Transfer Vessels

MA, United States

Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), today announced the signing of a charter for a Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) with Patriot Offshore Maritime Services, a Massachusetts company. Patriot will construct the CTV at Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding in Somerset, Massachusetts.  Gladding-Hearn is an established shipyard with more than… Read More

Finalizing Design for Two-Blade Semi-Submersible Floating Wind Turbine

Singapore

The efforts to develop the next generations of offshore wind turbines are continuing. In the latest development, Singapore-based vessel design and engineering firm SeaTech Solutions will collaborate with Dutch firm Seawind Ocean Technology which is developing an innovative design for floating wind turbines. Using technology in part drawn from work at NASA, Seawind is promoting… Read More

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