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Floating Wind: Norway Seeks to Expand

power, both onshore and offshore. The first offshore area, which the ministry will propose before July, is called Utsira North and is situated in the North Sea.  The ministry will also seek views about opening a second area, called Southern North Sea II, which is close to the offshore border with Denmark.He said that the year by when the offshore wind farms would be in place was still uncertain and the contact the ministry was currently having with interested parties was at a discussion level at this stage, without any applications submitted.Utsira North could hold a power producing capacity between

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Offshore Wind – A Brief History

;s a brief review of offshore wind and how its development has tracked concurrent to Maritime Reporter’s 80 years of success.  Comparably, offshore wind is a newbie (okay, not counting wind power for ships and boats).  The first commercial offshore windfarm was built in 1991, in Denmark.  The first US project at Block Island, RI, in 2016!To set a timeline within a modern context this review draws on a fascinating wind energy history developed by the US Department of Energy.  On the landside, DOE’s history starts in 1850 when the US Wind Engine Company was established

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Design Studies for Replacement of R/V DANA

KNUD E. HANSEN and DTU Aqua (Technical University of Denmark) has completed the comprehensive design study for a new 65-m multidisciplinary marine research vessel. Looking ahead DTU Aqua urgently needs to replace the aging R/V DANA IV as it is facing a 40-year Class survey in ultimo 2022.The purpose of the project has been to develop a concept design and budgetary cost estimate for the replacement of the R/V DANA with scientific capacity and equipment for a highly advanced multidisciplinary research vessel that will place DTU Aqua in position being an attractive partner for international scientific

EIVA has joined the Sonardyne group of companies and will remain an independent Danish business and brand. (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Acquires EIVA

solutions to offshore and shallow water engineering and survey organisations and is increasingly supporting customers with their requirements for higher levels of automation and remote and unmanned operations through its NaviSuite software. The company employs more than 75 people with headquarters in Denmark.Sonardyne and EIVA share a common goal of improving marine operation efficiency, enabling further automation, using embedded intelligence and remote operability.“EIVA and Sonardyne share many of the same corporate values including long-term commitment and focus towards customers, partners

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Maersk Supply Service Wins Total Contract

and 120 modern single cabins. The vessel has been outfitted with an Ampelmann E-type active motion-compensated gangway system and pedestal, as well as a boat landing to perform personnel transfer via crew transfer vessels.Maersk Supply Service said its first long-term walk-to-work contract with Total Denmark was awarded to Maersk Supply Service in July 2018, for anchor handling tug supply vessel Maersk Tracker to provide multi-purpose field support for three years firm in the North Sea.“The work performed by Maersk Tracker has demonstrated that we can respond to specific client requirements and

Kenneth Dastol, CEO & President, Zenitel Group. Photo: Greg Trauthwein

Zenitel: Expanding in Maritime, Offshore

. We are located in 18 countries around the world with more than 300 employees after the acquisition of Phontech. Approximately half of the staff is working out of Norway, the rest is spread out with about 30 employees in U.S., 25 in Singapore, 25 in France 25 in Croatia and the remaining employees in Denmark, Sweden, India, China, Middle East, Brazil, Columbia etc.We realize Zenitel is diverse in the markets it serves. Can you put in perspective the size, shape and direction of the maritime and offshore businesses to your overall?Zenitel is organized around five segments being, maritime, oil & gas

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Total Picks Oceaneering for Tyra Project

;In addition to the Tyra Redevelopment, Oceaneering provides a range of other services to Total, from topsides inspection management services in the UK North Sea to ROV, tooling, and survey support globally.Tyra, in production for over three decades, is a unique field. It processes 90 percent of the Denmark’s gas production. Redevelopment not only secures production at the field for the next 25 years, but the infrastructure will enable operators to pursue new gas projects in the northern part of the Danish North Sea.At peak production it is expected to produce the equivalent of supplying 1.5

Gunnar Bovim (NTNU), Alexandra Bech Gjørv (SINTEF) and Anders Bjarklev (DTU) signed an agreement to work together on offshore wind. Photo: John Ivar F. Eidsmo, SINTEF

Scandinavian Cooperation on Offshore Wind Expanded

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the research institute SINTEF  have signed an agreement to work together on renewable energy, including a new joint research center on offshore wind.Anders Overgaard Bjarklev, president of DTU,  Rector Gunnar Bovim (NTNU) and CEO Alexandra Bech Gjørv (SINTEF) signed the agreement on 16 January.The new center is called the Nordic Offshore Wind R&I Center – NOWRIC. Its goal is to work with the industry to develop better, cheaper solutions for offshore wind farms.DTU, NTNU

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Offshore Wind Market Expected to Reach $50 bln by 2023

been a substantial investment towards the growth of non-conventional electricity generation. These factors will drive the market for offshore wind market in North American region during the forecast period.The key players of global offshore wind market are Siemens AG (Germany), Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Denmark), General Electric Company (U.S), Senvion SA (Germany), Areva (France), Clipper Windpower, LLC (U.S), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Sinovel Wind (Group) Co., Ltd. (China), Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (South Korea), Suzlon (India), A2SEA (Denmark) and EEW-Group (Germany)

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EIVA Named Distributor for Sea-Bird Scientific Solutions

EIVA a/s and a leading sensor manufacturer Sea-Bird Scientific have announced the signing of an agreement that outlines a promising future for both companies, in which EIVA will serve as official distributor of all salt water Sea-Bird Scientific products in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.Sea-Bird Scientific, which is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, United States, developer and manufacturer of solutions for the measurement of salinity, temperature, pressure and related oceanographic parameters in marine environments.With customers involved in every sector of maritime industries, Sea-Bird

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Ørsted Tapped for Connecticut Offshore Wind Farm

Denmark based Ørsted has been selected by Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to move forward to negotiate a fixed-price power purchase agreement (PPA) with the state’s power distribution companies for 0.42TWh (terawatt hours) per year equivalent to 100MW offshore wind capacity.  Subject to contract signing and Ørsted’s final investment decision (FID), construction on the Revolution Wind project is expected to start in 2022, and the wind farm is expected to be commissioned in 2023.With the 100MW added capacity, Revolution Wind has now

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