Offshore Energy

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Aker Solutions to Deliver Subsea Production System for Halten East

Norwegian offshore energy engineering and construction company Aker Solutions said Wednesday it had secured a sizeable contract from Equinor to deliver the subsea production system for the Halten East development, offshore Norway.Aker Solutions defines a sizeable contract as being between NOK 0.5 billion (around $52 million) and NOK 1.

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Decarbonization: Geothermal Study Launched to Repurpose Old North Sea Wells

Petrofac, an international service provider to the energy industry, will be supporting deep geothermal specialist CeraPhi Energy in what has been described as a first-of-a-kind geothermal study looking at the repurposing of oil and gas wells using CeraPhi’s technology.The study, supported by the Net Zero Technology Centre in Aberdeen,

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Claxton, Seabed Solutions Team Up to Help Operators Return Seabed to Natural State

Acteon's Claxton has signed a collaboration agreement with Norwegian-based supplier Seabed Solutions to "add value" to decommissioning projects, and assist operators in meeting their obligation to return subsea sites to their natural state."The partnership simplifies procurement, increases project execution

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AUVs Deployed for Debris Clearance and Object Detection off Western Australia

Blue Ocean Marine Services (BOMS), a joint venture between Australian companies Blue Ocean Monitoring and Vertech Group, said it has successfully executed a debris clearance and object detection survey using its L3 Harris OceanServer Iver-3 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology.The survey was

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Proserv to Monitor Cables at Equinor's Hywind Scotland Floating Wind Farm Using 'Disruptive' Tech

UK-based Proserv said Wednesday it had secured a deal to supply its "holistic" cable monitoring system (CMS), ECG, at Equinor’s Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm.The 30 MW Hywind Scotland pilot park, consisting of five 6 MW turbines, is located off the coast of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire in northeast Scotland.

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Bourbon to Install Eolmed Floating Wind Farm in Mediterranean Sea

French offshore vessel operator Bourbon has won a contract to support the construction of the Eolmed project, a recently sanctioned pilot floating wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore France.The wind farm, owned by Qair, TotalEnergies, and BW Ideol, will consist of three floaters, each fitted with 10 MW turbines.

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Rapid Testing Facility for Tidal Turbine Blades Opened in Scotland

FastBlade, dubbed the world’s first rapid testing facility for tidal turbine blades, was officially opened in Fife, Scotland, on Friday as part of a partnership between the University of Edinburgh and Babcock.The facility will stress test blades made from composite materials – which must

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Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to Start Seabed Surveys for Offshore Wind

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has tasked the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) with conducting surveys in connection with awarding acreage for offshore wind.The NPD has been given the assignment to plan and implement a tendering process for preliminary surveys in the areas of Sørlige Nordsjø II and Utsira Nord,

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Energy @ Sea: Powering Up in the Blue Desert

Last year marked the beginning of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, lasting from 2021 until 2030. With 10 years comes 10 challenges—goals for regional, national and global participants to work towards for positive, collective impact on our oceans. Included

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Renewable Energy: First Floating Tidal Power Delivered to Nova Scotia Grid

Sustainable Marine said it has successfully harnessed the tidal currents in Canada’s Bay of Fundy, delivering the first floating in-stream tidal power to Nova Scotia’s grid.Nova Scotia has allocated circa 30MW of capacity via demonstration permits and berths at FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Center for

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Floating Solar Potential is Huge, But Not Without Challenges, DNV Says

The potential global capacity for deploying floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) power is currently around 4 terawatts (TW) and installed capacity will reach 10 gigawatts (GW) worldwide by 2025, energy expert and assurance provider DNV said Wednesday, but has warned that standards for FPV are lacking and that this could lead to project delays.