Project Updates & Industry Developments
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New Windfarm to Create 240 North East Green Jobs

United Kingdom

The construction and operation of the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank, has created 240 green jobs for the North-East.The announcement includes the creation of 120 new skilled jobs at...

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New report reveals skills issues in the UK maritime sector

United Kingdom

The UK’s Maritime Skills Commission (MSC) has released its Labour Market Intelligence Report to help identify the skills gaps in the maritime sector. Specifically, the report highlights several...

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Environmental Dredging In UK Growth Zone

United Kingdom

Land & Water is carrying out a contract to conduct dredging works at Thurrock on the River Thames.The UK based civil and environmental engineering company will take four weeks to remove...

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Foundations for World’s Largest Floating Wind Farm Ready for Load-Out

Spain

The first three floating foundations built by the Navantia-Windar consortium for the Kincardine offshore wind farm are ready to be loaded out from Navantia’s yard in Fene, Spain.The first of the...

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Coastal and Marine Economy: Can It Be Salvaged From the Impacts of Poor Water Quality?

South Africa

South Africa has one of the highest unemployment (currently above 31% and growing, worsened by Covid-19), poverty stricken and unequal societies in the world.Estuaries and marine ecosystems...

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Amid Growing Concern Over Arctic Petroleum, Big European Lenders Have Confidence in Russia's New Grand LNG Project

Russia, Russian Federation

Green energy transition and industrial pressure on local Arctic environments notwithstanding, major financial institutions from Europe and Asia are ready to grant $9.5 billion to the Arctic...

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Van Oord’s Deep Dig-It trencher buries cables to 5,5 metres depth for offshore grid connection

Netherlands

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 23 September 2020 – Van Oord’s Deep Dig-It trencher crossed the busy shipping route Rotterdam Maasmond successfully and is on its way to offshore Alpha jacket in the...

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RAMSSES Reaches Another Key Milestone

Netherlands

Within the Realisation and Demonstration of Advanced Material Solutions for Sustainable and Efficient Ships (RAMSSES) project, led by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) and Damen Shipyards...

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Amazonehaven's ECT Deepening Underway

Netherlands

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is to dredge alongside three berths of the southern quaywall at the ECT Delta Terminal in order to meet the draught requirements of next generation container ships.A...

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Coast Guard cutter crew battles shipboard fire

Japan

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) arrived at Yokosuka, Japan, today after combating a shipboard engineering fire on September 20, during a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet’s...

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Finland Progressing Towards Construction Of Pohjanmaa-Class Corvette

Finland

Finland's Pohjanmaa-class corvette program is making good progress. According to the Finnish Navy, the procurement contracts signed a year ago laid a solid foundation and the preparatory work is...

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Brazil tackling offshore gas bottlenecks

Brazil

Brazil’s Petrobras is enhancing its pipeline and processing capacity of offshore natural gas, while the federal government studies alternatives for tackling what is one of the country’s main...

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Dredge completes 2,000 hours operation on biofuel

Belgium

Jan De Nul Group’s trailing suction hopper dredge Alexander von Humboldt recently completed 2,000 hours operation on 100% renewable, second-generation biofuel oil (BFO).The Alexander von Humboldt is a...

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Where are we now: Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program timeline

Philippines

Before the white sand controversy, Manila Bay has undergone many changes last year as a way to rehabilitate what once was the capital’s glorious gateway. It had been stripped of its economical and...

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European Parliament votes to include shipping in Emissions Trading System

World

The European Parliament has voted to include CO2 emissions from the shipping sector in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The Parliament also wants to see an Ocean Fund set up to help ships...