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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, counting the projects in the early planning stages.'A significant market for floating offshore [wind] technology is emerging in Asia…

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…

Guyana Terminates Taiwan Office Deal amid China Pressure

Feb 05, 2021

Guyana on Thursday abruptly terminated an agreement with Taiwan to open an office in the South American country, hours after China urged Georgetown to 'correct their mistake.'Taiwan's foreign ministry earlier on Thursday said it had signed an agreement with Guyana on Jan…

UK, Japan Concerned Over East, South China Seas Situation

Feb 03, 2021

Four ministers from Japan and Britain voiced serious concern on Wednesday about the situation in the East and South China seas and opposed any unilateral attempts to change the status quo, in a apparent reference to China’s maritime expansion…

Mammoet Opens New Taiwan Office to Target Offshore Wind Opportunities

Feb 01, 2021

Dutch heavy lift and transportation company Mammoet is opening a new office in Taichung, Taiwan, to allow its team to be located closer to project sites and to offer onshore services for offshore wind farms locally.'Due to the rapid expansion…

Airswift, EPI JV Targets Renewables Projects in APAC

Jan 27, 2021

Airswift, a workforce provider for the energy, process, and infrastructure sectors, has formed a joint venture (JV) with energy consultancy, EPI Group, to target renewable energy services projects within the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.Under the agreement…

Offshore Wind Consultancy OWC Names APAC Director

Jan 12, 2021

International offshore wind consultancy firm OWC has appointed Tom Whittle to its newly created role of Asia Pacific regional director.In 2018, OWC, an independent consultant offering project development services, owner’s engineering and technical due diligence to the offshore renewables sector…

Seajacks Wins Offshore Wind Gig in Japan

Jan 11, 2021

Jack-up vessel services provider Seajacks has won a contract with Kajima Corporation to transport and install offshore wind turbines for a project in Japan.The contract, awarded to Seajack's Japanese subsidiary Seajacks Japan, is for the transport and installation of 33 MHI Vestas V117 – 4…

Russia: Sakhalin Energy Sets LNG Output Record

Jan 06, 2021

Sakhalin Energy, an international consortium operating an offshore gas-fed LNG plant in eastern Russia, set a record for LNG production in 2020.Sakhalin Energy said Wednesday that it had in 2020 produced and shipped a record amount of liquefied natural gas (LNG): 178…

Ørsted Sells 50% in Taiwan Offshore Wind Farm in $3.63B Deal

Dec 29, 2020

Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted has agreed to sell a 50 percent stake in its 605 MW Greater Changhua 1 offshore wind farm in Taiwan to a consortium comprising Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Taiwanese private equity fund Cathay PE…

Offshore Wind: Asia to Catch Up with Europe by 2025

Dec 11, 2020

Led by China, Asia's installed offshore wind capacity is expected to reach 52GW by 2025, and almost catch up with Europe, energy intelligence group Rystad Energy said Friday.'From almost no offshore wind farms in 2015, Asia’s operational capacity has grown to more than 6 gigawatts (GW) today…

Solstad Taps IKM Subsea for ROV Services in Taiwan

Dec 07, 2020

ROV manufacturer and operator IKM Subsea Singapore has won a contract with the Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad for ROV services at the construction support vessel, the Normand Baltic.The contract will see  IKM Subsea provide the Merlin…

Boskalis Charters Offshore Construction Vessel for Offshore Wind Work in Taiwan

Dec 04, 2020

Dutch marine services provider Boskalis will expand its offshore fleet with the multipurpose DP2 offshore construction vessel Boka Tiamat.The company said Thursday that the vessel would arrive in its fleet in January 2021 and that it would be deployed on offshore wind projects in Taiwan…

MHI Vestas, CIP Lease 5000 sqm Site in Taiwan for Offshore Wind Turbine Works

Dec 02, 2020

Offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and developer Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have secured a 5000 square meter site in Taiwan, to support the construction of CIP’s Changfang & Xidao Offshore Wind Project.The site…

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