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Bekaert Joins Tailwind Floating Wind Moorings Innovation Project

Belgium-based offshore mooring systems specialist Bekaert has joined the Tailwind project, which aims to develop advanced mooring solutions for floating wind industry.The Tailwind project, launched in January 2024, will aim to deliver advanced station-keeping technologies, designed to maintain the position of floating offshore wind energy farms through innovative mooring lines and anchoring systems.The development of these technologies is critical to open new paths towards the global effectiveness and sustainability of floating offshore wind farms, driving tangible cost savings while reducing dependency

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Jan De Nul Reels In Ørsted’s Hornsea 3 Export Cable Job

Belgium-based offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul has signed the export cable contract with Ørsted for its 2.9 GW Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm in the U.K.Jan De Nul will be responsible for the seabed preparation, transport, installation and protection of 350 km of DC export cables connecting the wind farm to the U.K. electricity grid.For the installation and protection of the DC export cables, the company is going to deploy several vessels.Cable-laying vessels Isaac Newton and Connector will transport and install the cables, and to protect the cables a variety of burial solutions will

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VideoRay and Neotek Ink Deal for EU Distribution

, have entered into a letter of intent (LOI) agreement for the distribution and service of current and future Mission Specialist ROV systems and accessories in the EU.The agreement, which the companies will finalize by the end of 2023, renews Neotek as an Authorized VideoRay Dealer in France and Belgium, with other EU countries to be added in the future. Neotek, headquartered in Lorient, France, will also operate VideoRay Authorized Service Centers in the EU. Neotek will be the exclusive EU operator of the new VideoRay EU Distribution and Assembly Center. All VideoRay products ordered by customers

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Sand Dredging is 'Sterilizing' Ocean Floor, UN Warns

rates, UNEP said.The South China Sea, the North Sea and the east coast of the United States are among the areas where the most dredging has occurred, said Arnaud Vander Velpen, a sand industry and data analytics officer with the University of Geneva.China, the Netherlands, the United States and Belgium are among the countries most active in the sector, he said.(Reuters - Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Christina Fincher

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Marine Telemetry: Shedding Light Below the Waves

a fuller picture of the oceans. Given the state of the planet, and the rate at which it’s changing, doing so is imperative.”The “four corners” for tracking identified as part of STRAITS. © STRAITS ProjectAn acoustic tag implanted in a European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax), Belgium. © Jérôme Bourje

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Barge Completes Autonomous Navigation Test in Busy Belgian Waterways

Kongsberg Maritime said Friday it had completed a live trial of autonomous shipping technology in Bornem, Belgium, demonstrating the company's progress in fully autonomous systems.The test vessel, Zulu 4, an inland waterway barge owned by Blue Line Logistics NV, is equipped for remote-operated and autonomous transport demonstrations for the AUTOSHIP project, which is part of Horizon 2020, an EU research program.As part of the test, Zulu 4 maneuvered and navigated on unrestricted waterways, and it demonstrated berthing and unberthing capability. To achieve this, the vessel was upgraded with onboard

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Innovative Seismic Monitoring Tech Developed for Danish North Sea CO2 Storage Project

North Sea, while achieving significantly less impact on the environment and climate," the partners said in a press release Tuesday.To remind, first CO2 was stored in the depleted oil field in the Danish North Sea as part of Project Greensand in March.The CO2 was captured at an INEOS Oxide site in Belgium, transported to the Danish North Sea, and then stored in the INEOS-operated Nini field in the Danish North Sea.Monitoring technologyA wide range of consortium members are behind the newly developed CO2 monitoring technology, including the French company SpotLight: "After the first CO2 storage


LionLink: UK, Netherlands Plan Cross-border Power Link to Boost Energy Security

to boost energy security. The "LionLink" interconnector will be able to transfer 1.8 gigawatts (GW) of power to Britain from a Dutch wind farm, or the same volume of electricity produced in Britain to the Netherlands, they said in a statement ahead of a leaders summit on energy in Ostend, Belgium.The link, being developed by Britain's National Grid and Dutch electricity network operator TenneT, will move enough surplus power between the countries to power the Dutch province of Zuid-Holland, or the British cities of Birmingham and Manchester combined, the ministers said, without specifying

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GEOxyz Opens US Office

Belgium-based offshore survey services provider GEOxyz announced it has opened its first office in the United States, located in New Brunswick, N.J., as it expands to serve the offshore wind energy industry on the U.S. East Coast"The renewable energy industry in the U.S. is an important market in full expansion and we are thrilled to establish a presence here," said Patrick Reyntjens, CEO of GEOxyz. "We have extensive experience in offshore surveying and we are eager to provide our services to support the development of new offshore wind farms on the East Coast."The new office will

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