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NYK's First Domestic CTV Named "Rera As"

Mar 20, 2023

Last week  at the Wind Expo Spring 2023 in Tokyo, NYK announced the name of a crew transfer vessel (CTV) for the Ishikari Bay New Port offshore wind farm, for which NYK has a multi-year time charter contract with Siemens Gamesa.At the naming presentation with James Tham…

DNV Supports KEPCO's Project to Bring Offshore Wind Power to South Korea

Mar 16, 2023

DNV said Thursday it was assisting Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) Research Institute in the development of a long-term offshore power grid plan to deliver renewable offshore wind power to South Korea. The project is scheduled for completion by mid-2025…

Japan's Emerging Offshore Wind Market Attracting Norwegian Supply Chain and Developers

Mar 14, 2023

Offshore wind organizations Norwegian Offshore Wind in Norway and JWPA in Japan signed an MOU in Tokyo to get business going between the two countries' offshore wind companies. 'Both the Norwegian supply chain and developers are interested in the emerging Japanese market…

Farra Marine Orders Seven New CTVs

Mar 01, 2023

Irish crew transfer vessel (CTV) owner and operator Farra Marine has expanded its fleet of CTVs after ordering another seven vessels from Singapore-based Penguin Shipyard International. The new CTVs are part of the WindFlex-27 series, and when…

Australia Steps Up Its Renewable Energy Game with Proposed Offshore Wind Zone

Feb 24, 2023

The federal government of Australia has opened a consultation on a new offshore wind zone in the Pacific Ocean off the Hunter, a region of New South Wales, Australia.The government said that the proposed offshore wind area, which sits alongside the Hunter…

EU Firms Look to Set Up Offshore Wind Turbine Plants in Vietnam

Feb 23, 2023

European manufacturers are considering investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Vietnam to build wind turbine plants, sources familiar with the situation said, as the country gears up to exploit its large untapped potential in offshore wind…

Strategic Marine, HST Marine Pen MoU for Construction of Three CTVs

Feb 21, 2023

Aluminium vessel builder Strategic Marine has signed a memorandum of understanding with Purus Wind’s UK-based crew transfer vessel owner HST Marine, to build three Brevity-class crew transfer vessels. The agreement binds the two parties to negotiations…

Seaway 7 to Install Subsea Cables at Hai Long Offshore Wind Project

Feb 21, 2023

Seaway 7, a renewables-focused subsidiary of the offshore installation firm Subsea 7, has won a contract for the transport and installation of cables for the Hai Long offshore wind project in Taiwan.This contract award completes the key procurement for the project…

Japan: MOL, MOLMEC to Launch More Offshore Wind Training Courses as ClassNK Approval Granted

Feb 17, 2023

Japanese firms Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and MOL Marine & Engineering Co (MOLMEC) have been granted basic approval from ClassNK for two new training courses related to offshore wind power generation. The courses, for power cable laying and anchor handling training…

Vietnam to Further Delay Rules for Multi-billion-dollar Offshore Wind Power

Feb 16, 2023

Vietnam may not have a legal framework to regulate offshore wind farms until next year, a European Union business representative said on Thursday, a delay that could stall billions of dollars of foreign investment in the sector. Vietnam has big offshore wind power potential…

TotalEnergies, Corio Generation in JV to Develop Formosa 3 Offshore Wind Farms in Taiwan

Feb 16, 2023

TotalEnergies and Corio Generation have signed a joint venture partnership to develop the Formosa 3 offshore wind farms in Taiwan. Corio will remain the majority shareholder and lead developer with 50% plus 10 shares overall in project.The announcement…

Siemens Gamesa Charters NYK CTV for Japanese Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 16, 2023

Siemens Gamesa and the Japanese shipping and logistics company NYK have signed a time charter contract for a crew transfer vessel (CTV) that will be used at an offshore wind farm in Japan.The CTV will be owned by NYK and managed by Hokkaido-based Hokuyo Kaiun Co…

Hexicon and IX Wind Team up for 1.3GW Floating Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan

Feb 15, 2023

Floating wind technology firm Hexicon has partnered up with IX Wind to provide services for the development and construction of a 1,300+ MW floating offshore wind project in Taiwan. The partnership will offer project management, consultancy and engineering services to the project…

BP Acquires Majority Stake in Deep Wind Offshore's S. Korean Offshore Wind Portfolio

Feb 15, 2023

Oil major BP has formed an offshore wind joint venture with Norway's Deep Wind Offshore to develop offshore wind farms in South Korea. As part of the deal agreement, BP has acquired a 55% stake in Deep Wind Offshore’s early-stage offshore wind portfolio…

Philippines' Citicore to Invest $4B in Renewable Energy. Prepares for IPO

Feb 13, 2023

Citicore Renewable Energy Corp, one of the Philippines' biggest solar power producers, is planning to go public this year to fund a $4 billion investment in new solar projects over the next five years, its CEO said on Friday.'For a country such…

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