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Maersk Heads Drive to Decarbonize Shipping Sector

The world's largest container shipper, A.P. Moller-Maersk, will team up with industry majors to set up a research center in Denmark with the aim of reducing carbon emissions in the shipping industry.Denmark's Maersk, which aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050, said on Thursday the research center would combine knowledge from industry, academia and regulators towards "decarbonizing" the industry by developing carbon-neutral fuel and technologies.The shipping industry, which carries around 80% of global trade and accounts for around 3% of global carbon emissions, pledged last year to have

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Global Offshore's Pre-Lay Plough Passes Kriegers Flak Test with Flying Colors

Offshore services provider Global Offshore, has completed its first phase of work at Vattenfall’s Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm site offshore Denmark, using its new pre-lay plough. The company's plough PLP240 was used for boulder clearance and pre-cut trenching.Mobilized on the Havila Jupiter offshore vessel, the PLP240 began boulder clearance on the site in April following testing on a directly comparable set of seabed conditions nearby.According to Global Offshore, the multi-function pre-lay plough was trialed in all modes: boulder clearance, pre-cut, simultaneous clearance and

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Freight Planning… What About Offshore Wind…?

and port areas, streets are designed to facilitate the passage of turbine blades and other large parts with street poles that fold flat and with traffic circles that have wide, straight shortcuts through the middle.”That’s a description of wind-freight logistics and infrastructure in Denmark, captured in a report by Robert Collier for the University of California at Berkeley Labor Center. Is there a MARAD discretionary grant program to pay for folding utility poles at urban intersections?These exact moves may not be required in towns in Staten Island or Humboldt Bay, Calif. or Cleveland

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New Depth Data Management System for Danish Hydrographic Office

and management of depth data while supporting the current and future requirements, both internally and externally."DGA is a dynamic, data-centered, industry-leading agency that provides high resolution, quality data products. Their focus on automation for data storage and processing situates Denmark as a forward-leaning country," said Tami Francksen, Product Manager, Teledyne CARIS. "The challenge of migrating archives to a depth-management system has facilitated great discussion and idea sharing with our team. Teledyne CARIS looks forward to growing with DGA to further support their

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Schottel to Power 'Wind of Hope'

means of a daughter craft in good weather. A dynamic motion compensated gangway will allow for a fast and secure transfer of the personnel in heavy seas.Upon delivery in 2021, the 83.0-meter long and 19.4-meter wide vessel will become part of a contract with Ørsted, the largest energy company in Denmark. It will support the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm off the coast of England

Dry ice formed by cooling exhaust gasses to -120°C is formed into Carbon Descent Vehicles that sink to depths of about 500 meters, where they penetrate the seabed, storing CO2 safely as liquid CO2 and CO2 hydrate. Image: MDC

The Path to Zero: Creating a Pathway to Carbon-Negative Shipping

IMO’s 2050 CO2 target. Tom Mulligan reports.Shipping emits close to 1 billion tons of CO2 each year and the shipping industry needs carbon-free solutions to achieve the IMO’s 2050 target of a 50 percent reduction, compared to the 2008 level, in these massive emissions. However, according to Denmark’s Maritime Development Center, while better technical and operational solutions must continue to be pursued, they will only bring the industry part of the way: “Low- or zero-carbon fuel solutions must be introduced and scaled by 2050 to reach the target,” the organization has stated

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Helping to Keep Waterways Navigable in the Netherlands

does not come without side effects.The construction of the Afsluitdijk, a 32 km dike through the IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea, has resulted in a major morphological shift in the Dutch section of the Wadden Sea, one of the world’s largest tidal flats systems, which stretches from the Netherlands to Denmark.Off the northern Dutch coast, the sea bottom is rising and the maritime navigation channels for ferries are rapidly clogging up with sediments. The navigation channel for the ferry crossing between Holwerd and the island of Ameland has to be dredged around the clock to keep it accessible. Near the

The survey of Ikka Fjord was conducted between the 20th and 21st June 2019, with the first day spent partly on training and familiarizng the cox with the survey requirements and reconnaissance to identify navigation hazards in the fjord caused by the columns and rock skerries as well as some acquisition. The second day was spent entirely on acquisition followed by demobilization of the spread from ‘Siku’. Image: Courtesy Norbit

Mapping the Ikaite Columns of the Ikka Fjord, SW Greenland

;6H2O, SW Greenland. Chemical Geology 510, 18-30.Acknowledgements:Mapping the Ikaite columns of the Ikka Fjord, SW GreenlandWe would like to acknowledge and thank the Bolin Centre for Climate Research in Sweden, ‘Aase og Jørgen Munters Fond’ and ‘Aage V. Jensens Fond’ in Denmark, Eggertsjóður and the University of Iceland’s Research Fund for their financial support to the Ikka project in 2019. Furthermore, we would like to thank the Joint Arctic Command for their excellent logistical and diving support as well as Blue Ice Explorer of Narsarsuaq in Greenland who

Bjørn Joensen and Erik J. Aalbæk   (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney Strengthens Offshore Renewable Energy Sector

MacArtney A/S has appointed new personnel to strengthen the Offshore Renewable Energy department at headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark.Bjørn Joensen and Erik J. Aalbæk join MacArtney to begin work on strengthening and developing MacArtney’s Offshore Renewable Energy sector, in line with the corporate strategy.Esbjerg local, Bjørn Joensen joins the MacArtney Group as Sales Director for Offshore Wind from the SH Group A/S where he worked as the General Manager to develop the overall business and increase sales. With a maritime-based background, Joensen was initially educated as a

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