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Is Asia’s Offshore Wind Sector Ready For Take-off?

Jul 01, 2020

With virtually unlimited technical potential, offshore wind could play a critical role in helping to decarbonize the region, Wood Mackenzie's  Asia Pacific Vice-Chair Gavin Thompson writes.Asia’s pathway to a low carbon future is challenging. Coal dominates in the key markets of China and India, gas is central to the power sectors of Japan and South Korea. Meanwhile, much of the technology needed to really push the region’s energy transition out of the starting blocks is nascent and expensive…

OHT Enters Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Business

Jul 30, 2020

Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT), a company specializing in, well, offshore heavy transport, has decided to diversify its offering and dive into the offshore wind turbine generator installation business.OHT said Thursday it had entered into a…

Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Pin Piles Arrive in Taiwan

Jul 22, 2020

BBC Onyx multipurpose heavy-lifter has arrived in Taiwan carrying the first batch of foundation components for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm.'Formosa 2 offshore wind farm loaded-in the first set of foundation components, including pin piles…

First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel to Sport Wärtsilä Gear

Jul 14, 2020

Finland-based marine engine and technology provider Wärtsilä has been tasked to equip the first Taiwan-built offshore wind installation vessel - the Green Jade - with 'a broad scope' of its solutions.The 216 meters long vessel will be built…

Taiwan: MHI Vestas to Source Fasteners and Cables Locally

Jul 13, 2020

Offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is further boosting Taiwan's local offshore wind supply chain with the decision to source fasteners and cables locally.The company has previously announced contracts in Taiwan for local supply of blades…

Huisman to Deliver Cranes for First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel

Jul 02, 2020

Dutch industrial equipment provider Huisman will deliver cranes for the first Taiwan-built offshore installation vessel.The vessel - to be named Green Jade - will be owned by CDWE, a joint venture company between Taiwanese company CSBC and Belgian offshore contractor DEME…

MHI Vestas to Source More Offshore Wind Turbine Parts in Taiwan

Jun 30, 2020

Offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas has signed a purchase agreement with local Taiwanese company, YGG, to source additional components for the upcoming production of V174 turbines to be installed offshore in Taiwan. The agreement covers rotor hubs…

Gazprom Starts Construction of Arctic Offshore Platform

Jun 26, 2020

Construction of Gazprom's ice-resistant offshore production platform for the development of the Kamennomysskoye-Sea field began Thursday at the shipyard of Southern Shipbuilding and Repair Center (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) in the Astrakhan Region…

CSBC-DEME JV Makes FID for First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel

Jun 25, 2020

CDWE, a joint venture company between Taiwanese company CSBC and Belgian offshore contractor DEME has taken the Final Investment Decision (FID) for the construction of ‘Green Jade’, which is the first DP3 heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan…

China's Jutal Nets Offshore Wind, FPSO Orders Worth $283M

Jun 23, 2020

China's Jutal Offshore Oil Services Limited has said it has won orders to build components for an offshore wind farm and an FPSO, for unnamed clients.Jutal said in a statement that the contracts were awarded to Zhuhai Jutal Offshore Oil Services Limited…

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to Source Switchgear in Taiwan

Jun 23, 2020

Offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will source high voltage switchgear from within Taiwan, in support of offshore wind projects the company will be supplying wind turbines for.MHI Vestas Offshore Wind said Tuesday it had finalized…

Construction Starts for Asia's Largest Offshore Wind Blade Manufacturing Facility

Jun 19, 2020

Taiwanese company Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology has started construction on 210,000 square meter facility in Taichung Harbour to supply offshore wind blades to Taiwan's growing offshore wind industry.Tien Li is one of key local supply chain partners of wind turbine builder MHI Vestas…

SapuraOMV Applies for Survey at Kanga Well Site (Australia)

Jun 10, 2020

Oil and gas company SapuraOMV has filed an application to Australian regulators for permission to carry out a geotechnical and geophysical survey within Permit WA-412-P offshore W. Australia, where it plans to drill the Kanga-1 well.Sapura Upstream farmed into the block in 2018…

Bosch Rexroth Launches Subsea Clamping Cylinder for BSC

May 29, 2020

Bosch Rexroth has launched a new Subsea Clamping Cylinder for fully automatic Bend Stiffener Connectors (BSCs).The system is designed for use for up to 25 years, and, according to the company, is 'impressive' with its high clamping forces, powerless holding operation…

UAE: Jack-Up Providers Team Up to Cut Costs

May 29, 2020

UAE-based jack-up services provider Gulf Marine Services has entered into a framework agreement with Zakher Marine International ('ZMI'), a privately-owned offshore services provider also based in UAE. Both companies own fleets of self-propelled…

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