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Seamor Marine Debuts New ROV with 3km Capacity

generation company, Electron Investment SA (EISA), purchased Seamor Marine’s Chinook ROV to perform 7.1 km of tunnel and penstock inspection at its Old Chiriqui River hydroelectric project and identify any areas in need of repair.The Monte Lirio project opened in 2014 and generates 51.6 MW of clean energy. The Pando project opened in 2019 and generates 33.3 MW.“One of the main reasons we chose an ROV to inspect the tunnels was that it was much less costly both financially and environmentally than the alternative of draining the tunnels for inspection,” said Iván Parra, Civil

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Saipem, Equinor Working on Floating Solar Panels

is to be one of the leading providers of near coastal and offshore solutions for floating solar panel parks.Ida Husem, CEO of Moss Maritime, commented: “The agreement with Equinor goes in the direction taken by Saipem and Moss Maritime towards the development of new technologies related to clean energy. Moss Maritime is constantly looking for opportunities where to apply its expertise in engineering design and services also in the renewable energy sector”

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Offshore Wind: New York Moves on Sunrise

, the offshore wind farm is expected to be operational in 2024.Martin Neubert, Executive Vice President and CEO of Ørsted Offshore, said: “Ørsted and Eversource are pleased to announce the signing of the power purchase agreement for this landmark project which will bring large-scale clean energy to New York, and we look forward to working with NYSERDA, suppliers, local communities and other stakeholders to bring Sunrise Wind to life."Martin added: "The offshore wind industry offers great opportunities for long-term industrial development, and Sunrise Wind will bring skilled

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Offshore Wind & Politics: Elizabeth Warren

statement:“The science is clear. The world’s leading experts have long known that climate change is caused by human beings, it is here, and it is accelerating.”Warren presents a veritable library of energy and climate issues and ideas.Central focus: a 10-year plan to achieve 100% clean energy by decarbonizing electricity, vehicles and buildings.  She proposes:• A “Green Apollo” plan – investing $400 billion in 10 years in R&D.  Outcomes would be linked to her –• “Green Manufacturing” plan, a 10-year, $1.5 trillion investment

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Offshore Wind & Politics: Joe Biden

.Joe Biden Policy statement:“From coastal towns to rural farms to urban centers, climate change poses an existential threat – not just to our environment, but to our health, our communities, our national security, and our economic well-being.”Biden presents “The Biden Plan for A Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice.”  Some important goals:• Double offshore wind generation by 2030.• Ban new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters.• Use renewables to produce carbon-free hydrogen at the same cost as that from shale gas.• Develop inexpensiv

Philip Adams, Director UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Photo: UMass Dartmouth.

Pioneering Ocean Energy Innovation in New England: Wind and Water

, a business incubator where many of marine renewable energy’s leading lights started – Resolute Marine, ORPC, and Littoral Power. They gravitated to the CIE because of its prototyping capability, access to student interns and location at the heart of the marine technology and clean energy ecosystem in the South Coast of Massachusetts.The CIE’s new director, Phil Adams, a forward-thinking energy entrepreneur welcomed participants and remarked, “to me, it’s pretty clear that our voracious appetite for energy has created the greenhouse gas effect.  We reached

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Prysmian Secures Major Contract

repairs: a one-stop-shop solution approach enabling an unparalleled reduction in power cable downtime and total cost of ownership.This agreement is the latest of a series of contracts awarded by TenneT, who have recently awarded Prysmian the DolWin5 grid connection project, supporting the growth of clean energy in Northern Europe

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Atlantic Shores Launches Ocean Survey Ops

state and beyond: enough power to supply nearly one million homes.New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy requested the additional solicitation, as well as another in 2022, to help meet the state’s ambitious goal of generating 3,500 MW of offshore wind energy by 2030 and moving the state to 100 percent clean energy by 2050

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Ørsted to Deploy GE's 12MW Offshore Turbine

forward to introducing the next generation offshore wind turbine to the market. For decades, Ørsted has pioneered the introduction of new technology and new suppliers which has been fundamental to drive down the cost of electricity, and today offshore wind is a competitive source of homegrown clean energy that can help countries and states achieve their climate targets while creating long-lasting economic activity.”In the US alone, seven states on the east coast have committed to building a total of 20 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity by 2035, emphasizing the need for a broad and

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Offshore Wind Cable Market to Reach $3B

of its growing developments, such as rising urbanisation and industrialization that lead to greater supply in the electricity industry. The nations focus on renewable energy generation, and offshore wind is an essential component of renewable power generation.Technological progress and the use of clean energy would further boost the deployment of wind power and open up new options for emerging Asia-Pacific markets, especially in countries like China, Japan and South Korea, seeking alternative energy sources to diversify their energy mix to reduce CO2 emissions. Strict public rules on energy efficiency

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