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Marco Polo Marine Eyes Offshore Wind Work in Japan

Dec 06, 2022

Marco Polo Marine, a Singapore-listed offshore vessel company, is looking to enter the Japanese offshore wind market and has signed a memorandum of understanding with 'K' Line Wind Service in that regard.Both parties, according to Marco Polo Marine, want to own and run suitable offshore support vessels that will serve customers in the Japanese offshore wind sector.The agreement marks Marco Polo Marine’s entry into another offshore wind market in Asia…

DEME, Penta-Ocean Unveil Upgraded Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Model

Dec 07, 2022

Belgium's Princess Astrid of Belgium and Japanese State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Hiroo Ishii took part in the unveiling ceremony of the upgraded ‘Sea Challenger’ offshore wind turbine installation vessel in Tokyo on Tuesday…

Keel Laying Ceremony Held for Two Shanghai Electric SOVs

Nov 30, 2022

A keel-laying ceremony was held for two Ulstein-designed offshore wind service operation vessels (SOV) on Wednesday at the ZPMC yard.Shanghai Electric, a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer, ordered the two vessels of the Ulstein SX195 and SX197 designs…

Japan to Resume Offshore Wind Lease Sales in December with Revised Rules

Nov 15, 2022

Japan plans to resume public auctions for offshore wind power projects in December under revised rules aimed at encouraging a wider range of operators and accelerating the development of infrastructure, the industry ministry said on Tuesday…

U.S. Firm to Build 34MW Offshore Wind Farm to Power Oil Platform in China

Nov 11, 2022

U.S. oil company ConocoPhillips and China's CNOOC have recently announced the start of the Penglai offshore wind farm pilot project, aimed at harnessing wind power to supply power to the Penglai oil field. This is China’s largest offshore oil…

Australia Poised for Offshore Wind Boom, But Marine Life Risks Remain Poorly Regulated

Nov 09, 2022

The strong winds blowing over Australia’s rugged coastlines will soon power many of [Australia's] homes, as offshore wind farms are poised to begin construction. But a new research highlights the need to ensure any potential risks to marine life is properly mitigated…

DEME Wins Large Offshore Wind Installation Contract in Taiwan

Nov 09, 2022

Belgium-based offshore installation company DEME said Wednesday it had secured contracts representing 1 GW for the Hai Long wind farms in Taiwan. DEME said that the deal between its Taiwan JV CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) and Hai Long Offshore…

Rovco, HOM Partner Up for Offshore Wind Work in Japan

Nov 09, 2022

UK-based subsea robotic services firm Rovco, has signed an agreement with Japan's Horizon Ocean Management (HOM) for through-life subsea asset integrity and balance of plant survey solutions for the Japanese offshore wind market.HOM is a subsidiary…

BlueFloat Energy Selects K2M as Owner's Engineer for Taiwan Floating Wind Project

Nov 07, 2022

Floating wind developer BlueFloat Energy has selected K2 Management as owner's engineer for the development of its first offshore floating wind project in Taiwan ahead of the upcoming round three market auction.With a planned capacity of 1 GW…

Consortium Wants to Build 900MW Offshore Wind Farm in South Taranaki, New Zealand

Nov 04, 2022

A consortium created in 2021 wants to build an offshore wind farm 22 kilometers off the coast of South Taranaki, New Zealand.The consortium, comprising BlueFloat Energy, Energy Estate and Elemental Group, says this is the first of its four offshore…

Japan's TEPCO to Buy Scottish Floating Wind Firm Flotation Energy

Nov 02, 2022

Japan’s electricity utility Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is set to acquire the Scottish floating wind specialist Flotation Energy. This is TEPCO's first investment in overseas wind power.Floation Energy founders Allan MacAskill and Lord Nicol Stephen developed Kincardine…

Ørsted Names Country Manager for Japan

Oct 27, 2022

Ørsted, one of the world's largest offshore wind developers, has appointed Henriette Holm as its new Country Manager for Japan.'Henriette Holm brings more than 25 years of experience with Ørsted, and its predecessor organisation, working across transactions…

Elenergy Selects DNV as Owner's Engineer for S. Korea's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Oct 26, 2022

Elenergy Co Ltd, a Korean renewable energy development firm, has hired DNV as the owner's engineer for its 1.5 GW fixed-bottom Chujin offshore wind project.The Chujin offshore wind farm will be the largest commercial-scale offshore wind farm in South Korea…

Mooring & Anchors: InterMoor Wins Floating Wind Gig in Asia

Oct 20, 2022

InterMoor said Thursday it had secured the engineering design scope and the transportation and installation study for two upcoming offshore floating wind farms offshore Asia. The company, a brand in Acteon’s Engineering, Moorings and Foundations Division…

Siemens Gamesa Signs Its Largest Offshore Wind Deal in Taiwan

Oct 19, 2022

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa said Wednesday it had signed two agreements with the Hai Long Offshore Wind project owners at an energy industry event in Taiwan.The Hai Long consortium is a partnership between Canadian independent power producer Northland Power Inc…

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