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Film-Ocean Orders 10th Saab Seaeye Falcon

Sep 13, 2019

Independent subsea contractor, Film-Ocean, has ordered its 10th Saab Seaeye Falcon.Film-Ocean have developed and patented a chain measuring system for FPSO and Offshore Wind Farm mooring systems which is easily deployed with the Falcon providing results in real time and is accurate to 0.1mm.Saab Seaeye says that the versatility shown by Film-Ocean’s engagement of the Falcon, demonstrates the success…

Kim Heng in Taiwan Offshore Wind JV

Mar 27, 2020

Singaporean offshore services provider Kim Heng Marine & Oilfield Pte has entered into a joint venture with a Taiwanese company to create Bridgewater Marine (Taiwan) Limited.Kim Heng Offshore & Marine, a parent company of Kim Heng Marine & Oilfield…

Fair Winds and Following Offshore Work in Asia

Mar 16, 2020

Climate change has been a hot topic over the last few years, with tighter environmental regulations being introduced.Large multinational companies are under increasing pressure to reduce their carbon footprint and transition to cleaner energy solutions…

ABB Power & Control for Japan's Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Mar 10, 2020

ABB will equip Japan-built self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel with its power and control technologies.The company said Tuesday that the 28,000-GT jack-up unit on order from builder Japan Marine United Corp, and due for delivery to Shimizu Corp…

PaxOcean to Build Jack-up for Japanese Firm

Mar 03, 2020

PaxOcean, Singapore-based builder focused on offshore rigs, semi-submersibles and specialized offshore vessels, has signed a contract with Japanese general contractor Penta-Ocean Construction to construct a self-elevating platform (SEP) for use in the offshore wind sector in Japan…

Offshore Wind Conference Set for SUNY Maritime

Sep 16, 2019

The Center of Excellence for Offshore Renewable Energy at the State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, are hosting the Ocean Wind Energy Conference on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Maritime Academic Center…

Giant Offshore Turbine to be Blown Up

Sep 16, 2019

Ireland-based SSE Renewables, a renewable energy subsidiary of Airtricity, is set to conclude decommissioning of the Hunterston National Offshore Wind Turbine Testing Facility (NOWTTF) by blowing up in a controlled explosion.The 177m-high (580ft)…

German Trains to Run on Offshore Wind

Sep 16, 2019

German Rail (Deutsche Bahn – DB) has closed Germany’s first power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy electricity from an offshore wind farm.German Rail has signed a five-year deal starting in 2024 to buy the output of 25MW, or 8%, of the 295MW…

Ireland Calls for More Offshore Wind

Sep 13, 2019

Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) chief executive Dr David Connolly has called for greater urgency from the government in the country and across the political system to support the development of offshore wind energy.Ireland currently only…

Deutsche Bahn Signs Offshore Wind PPA in Germany

Sep 10, 2019

German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) will be purchasing about 8% of the total production of the 295-MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm  from 2024.Deutsche Bahn will continue to steadily increase its purchase of electricity from renewable energy sources in the coming years…

TenneT, EnBW, Ørsted Pact on Transmission Concept

Sep 09, 2019

The European transmission system operator TenneT, German utilities company EnBW and offshore wind specialist Ørsted have formed an alliance with the aim of implementing new connection concept for offshore wind farms and converter platforms in the German North Sea…

Shared CTV Monitoring Drives Efficiencies for Wind Farm Ops

Sep 06, 2019

Shared monitoring systems that provide comprehensive insight into CTV capabilities and limitations will support safety, planning & cost reduction for offshore wind owners. Offshore wind project owners are missing out on significant cost savings…

Dutch Offshore Wind Grid Borssele Alpha Ready

Sep 06, 2019

The Dutch government announced that construction has been completed of the first large offshore “socket”, or substation, that will connect 700 MW of energy from wind turbines in the North Sea to the mainland.Borssele Alpha, TenneT’s first and…

DNV GL to Certify TenneT Platform in German Sea

Sep 04, 2019

DNV GL has signed a four-year framework agreement with TenneT to provide project certification for new High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)  substations linked to offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.Agreement includes certification of…

SUNY Maritime College Hosts Ocean Wind Energy Conference

Sep 04, 2019

NYC Economic Development Corp. Signs on as Event Sponsor.The Center of Excellence for Offshore Renewable Energy at the State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, proudly announce their partnership…

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