Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Aker Solutions and Cognite get $2 million offshore wind technology grant

Norway

Aker Solutions and Cognite have secured a $2 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for an offshore wind energy technology project.The NextWind Real Time Condition Monitoring...

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COVID-19: ICS issues guidance on managing ship and seafarer certificates

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued guidance for shipowners and operators on managing ship and seafarer certificates during the COVID-19 pandemic.Certificates are important for...

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Living Stone starts wiring SeaMade array

United Kingdom

The cable installation vessel Living Stone has commenced the inter-array cabling work at the SeaMade offshore wind farm. The cable load-out took place in Hartlepool, UK, where the cable supplier JDR...

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Blenheim Palace's Queen Pool lake dredge postponed

United Kingdom

MULTI-MILLION plans to save the lake at Blenheim Palace have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak Experts believe there is a three-to-five-year window within which action needs to be...

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Delivery of Crystal’s new polar-class expedition ship delayed due to shipyard closure

Germany

American cruise line Crystal Expedition Cruises, part of Genting Hong Kong, has postponed the launch of its polar-class expedition ship, Crystal Endeavor. The 20,000-GRT PC-6 expedition ship is...

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Dongfang Electric piecing together first 7 MW typhoon-resistant offshore wind turbine

China

China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) has reported that its first 7 MW offshore typhoon-resistant wind turbine has completed the assembly and commissioning of various sub-systems.The...

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Australia allows crew changes for non-cruise seafarers

Australia

The Australian Government has allowed non-cruise maritime crews to carry out crew changes, helping alleviate the crisis seafarers have been faced with amid COVID-19 restrictive measures.Announcing the...

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Kwara dredges Asa River

Nigeria

Kwara State Government has begun the dredging of Asa River in Ilorin.This is to prevent the yearly flood disasters during rainy season caused by Asa River overflow. The Nation yesterday noticed...

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The Ocean Cleanup updates on the development of System 002

With the 1st deployment mission of a system to capture and collect plastic debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch officially over, The Ocean Cleanup is now working to develop System 002. System...

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Red Sea Project marine planning wins praise

United Arab Emirates

A paper detailing the marine spatial planning models that informed master planning of the Red Sea Project has been published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Marine Science.The paper was...

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PGE to ditch projects outside core business, offshore wind safe

Poland

PGE will close projects with unsatisfactory rate of return and especially those not directly related to its core business. Offshore wind projects do not meet these parameters and will thus remain on...

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Klaveness to optimize fuel consumption on more vessels with Veracity

Norway

Klaveness Ship Management, part of Norway’s shipping company Torvald Klaveness, is expanding its pilot project with Veracity, a DNV GL brand, to collect data from more vessels and ultimately...

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Halfway Mark On Foundation Installation At Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm With Record Installation Cycles

Belgium

DEME Offshore is making strong progress with the foundation installation at Ørsted’sBorssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm in the Dutch North Sea, reaching the halfway mark. Having started...

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RMC Starts Building Tallink’s New LNG-Powered Shuttle Ferry despite COVID-19

Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Construction started the production of Tallink’s new shuttle ferry MyStar on April 6. The 50,000 GT car and passenger ferry...

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UAE to Ease Restrictions on Crew Changes

United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to gradually lift the restrictions on crew changes enabling seafarers stuck in UAE to return to their homes.The move is being announced in the wake of...