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OHT Sees Uptick in Demand to Transport Offshore Wind Equipment to China

Mar 29, 2021

Oslo-listed Offshore Heavy Transport has said it has recently experienced an uptick in demand for the transportation of offshore wind equipment to China.'OHT’s fleet of semi-submersible heavy transportation vessels have been busy transporting offshore wind equipment to China, supporting the huge surge in development of offshore wind farms in the fast-growing market. This followed OHT’s largest transportation project to date…

Japan: JERA Opens Office for Akita Offshore Wind Projects

Apr 01, 2021

Japan's JERA has opened an office in the city of Akita as a base for offshore wind projects off the coast of Akita Prefecture, Japan.Favorable wind conditions along the Japan Sea from Hokkaido to Tohoku make it a promising area with many locations suitable for offshore wind power generation…

Australia's MMA Offshore Scores Offshore Wind Hat-trick in Taiwan

Mar 29, 2021

Australian offshore vessel operator MMA Offshore has secured three new contracts in the offshore wind market in Taiwan.The contracts are for the vessels MMA Pride, MMA Crystal, and MMA Responder.'These three contracts, with firm periods totaling 270 days…

DNV to Support Construction of Taipower's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Mar 23, 2021

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has signed a USD 17.7 million (NOK 150 million) contract to be the 'Owner’s Engineer' for Taipower Offshore Wind Project Phase II (Changhua Phase II) in Taiwan. It is the largest offshore…

Ørsted Starts Offshore Construction at 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms in Taiwan

Mar 19, 2021

Denmark-based offshore wind installation company Ørsted, said Friday it was kicking off full-scale offshore construction activities of the 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan.Ørsted said it would start laying export…

Iberdrola Enters 600MW Seihoku-oki Offshore Wind Project in Japan

Mar 17, 2021

Spanish renewable energy giant Iberdrola has added another offshore wind project to its Japanese portfolio as it has agreed with Cosmo Eco Power and Hitz to jointly develop the 600MW Seihoku-oki wind project in Aomori prefecture, in the northwest of the country…

Climate Change: $131 Trillion Clean Energy Investments Needed to Avert Catastrophe, Report Says

Mar 16, 2021

Planned investment in clean energy must increase by 30% to a total of $131 trillion by 2050 to avert catastrophic climate change, with the need to massively scale up hydrogen production particularly acute, according to a study published on Tuesday…

Report: Japanese Renewables Company JRE Up for Sale

Mar 09, 2021

Japanese renewables group JRE has been put up for sale by its owners, including Goldman Sachs, three people familiar with the matter said, a deal expected to draw interest from European firms eager to enter Japan's green power market.Japan Renewable…

Floating Offshore Wind: The Next Big Thing for Asia Pacific?

Feb 23, 2021

Floating offshore wind, despite the currently low installed capacity, could be the next frontier in wind power development in the Asia Pacific with almost limitless potential, says Wood Mackenzie, adding the total investment in the sector could be worth US$58 billion…

Hiring Spree Ahead: Offshore Wind Staff Count to Triple by Decade End

Feb 19, 2021

Credit: phi771/AdobeStockEmployment in the oil and gas sector, despite some expected uptick, will never return to its heydays of a few years ago, but offshore wind, however, will be 'the new hiring haven for energy jobs,' especially in the turbine making segment…

Backed by UKEF, UK Firms Win Taiwan Offshore Wind Deals

Feb 18, 2021

UK's export credit agency UKEF said Thursday it was providing a £200 million buyer credit guarantee to help finance the Greater Changhua 1 Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan, 'unlocking the export potential of the UK’s offshore wind sector.''To help the UK build back greener from the pandemic…

Tekmar Energy to Protect Cables at Two Offshore Wind Farms in China

Feb 17, 2021

Tekmar Energy has said it has won contracts to provide cable protection systems for two offshore wind farm projects located in the coastal province of Guangdong in southeast China.Under the contracts with unnamed clients, Tekmar Energy will…

VIDEO: Scottish-made Tidal Turbine Installed in Japan

Feb 15, 2021

Simec Atlantis Energy (SAE) has informed that its Scottish built tidal turbine and generation equipment have been successfully installed in the Goto Island chain in Japan. 'The tidal turbine clocked its first 10MWh of generation within the first…

France's Total to Change Name in Pivot Away from Oil

Feb 09, 2021

France's Total posted better than expected earnings in the fourth quarter as oil prices stabilized, and said it would change its name as part of a push to diversify and grow renewable power and electricity production.The French oil and gas major…

Risky Bet: NOCs Risk Wasting $400B as Energy Transition Accelerates

Feb 09, 2021

State-owned oil companies could squander about $400 billion on investments in the next decade on new oil projects that will struggle to turn a profit as the world shifts away from fossil fuels, a non-governmental organization said on Tuesday…

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