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Van Oord Deploys Giant Trencher to Bury Offshore Wind Cables in North Sea

 successfully and is on its way to the recently installed offshore Alpha jacket in the Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind farm area," Tennet said.Overall, the Van Oord/Hellenic Cable Consortium will be installing 4 subsea 220 kV AC cables that will connect 2 offshore platforms to the onshore electricity grid. The first 2 cables to the Alpha platform will be  installed this year. The other 2 cables, meant for the Beta platform, will follow in 2021.The trencherVan Oord's Deep Dig-It, dubbed one of the largest and most powerful of its kind, drives unmanned over the seabed and creates a

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Rovco to Survey Proposed 96MW Floating Wind Farm Site

a top-end service, and be a key asset of the local supply chain for future site investigation survey projects across the UK from our Bristol and Edinburgh locations"Rovco has cited a recent report by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, according to which there could be as much as 50GW of electricity capacity available in the Celtic Sea, It has been estimated that the first GW of floating wind could potentially deliver over 3,000 jobs and £682m in supply chain opportunities for Wales and Cornwall by 2030

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Fugro ROV Supports North Sea Link Cable Installation

Fugro has completed a contract for Nexans to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) survey and monitoring support services to lay the North Sea Link cable through a mountain and along a lakebed in Norway.National Grid NSN Link Ltd and Statnett SF are building an electricity interconnector between Kvilldal in Norway and Blyth in the UK which, on completion, will be the longest subsea interconnector in the world.Fugro, based in the Netherlands, provided survey and monitoring solutions to support the installation of two cables through the mountain between Hylsfjorden and Lake Suldalsvatnet, and along

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New Report Outlines Big Potential for Offshore Wind

Energy, published in June.A free webinar will present the report’s key findings on June 17. Sign up here. Growing, with huge potentialGlobally, the total installed energy capacity for both onshore and offshore wind farms at the end of 2019 totaled 651 gigawatts (GW), or about 10% of global electricity generating capacity, according to the WER report. While just 25.5 GW, or less than 0.5%, of that installed capacity is currently located at sea, the rate of new installations offshore has been growing at a much faster rate since 2010: 26% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) compared to 14% for

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

requirements, up to 1.7m in a large portion of the site.The first of 72 foundations was last month installed at the Kriegers Flak, an area that will become Denmark's largest offshore wind farm.On the foundations, 72 turbines will be mounted to a wind farm with a capacity to cover the annual electricity consumption of approximately 600,000 Danish households.Flying colors for PLP240Commenting on the pre-lay plough, Mike Daniel, Managing Director of Global Offshore said, “We invested heavily in the very best upfront engineering for our PLP240 and had every confidence that the trials would

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A New Role for Service Providers Amidst Energy Upheaval

helps make the overall shared response to the current market conditions more robust.A faster pace of innovationA knee-jerk reaction to the pandemic may be the assumption that a lack of resources will trigger the death of innovation within the sector. However, as we have seen, the demand for renewable electricity continues to grow, and the world has precious little time left to meet societal and regulatory pressures to decarbonize.Some argue that COVID-19 may accelerate some of the innovations the energy market has already been adopting. Again, service providers find themselves at the cutting edge, driving

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The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

to take off in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced one more significant layer of uncertainty upon an already very complicated playing field. There are currently 15 active offshore wind projects in the planning stages which, if completed, could add approximately 25 gigawatts of electricity to the power grid.The State of PlayThings were hard enough already. Cape Wind, the United States’ first – and very ambitious – 130 turbine offshore wind project, died under its own weight after years-long delays caused its energy providers to end power supply contracts for the

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Hybrid AUV Completes Depth of Burial Survey for Offshore Wind Farm

flexibility to change tasks, for example the HAUV can combine depth of burial survey with structure inspection activities to offer further synergy savings in these challenging environments.  This work was critical for the maintenance and operation of the wind farm. Given the crucial importance of electricity to people’s day-to-day life, energy providers have continued working throughout COVID 19 lockdown to keep the lights on. Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm generates enough renewable electricity to meet the equivalent needs of approximately 400,000 average UK homes. It was imperative that

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Deme Offshore Joins Neptune's Hydrogen Project

helps us all to scale up after PosHYdon from 1 MW to 100 MW – a crucial step for further developing offshore wind energy and enabling conversion to hydrogen in the North Sea.“This will be important for wind farms far away from the coast which will be built after 2030, particularly given electricity prices are so low, which could slow down the further development of offshore wind farms. This development is essential to support achieving future climate targets.”Deme expertise in the field of producing green hydrogen was recently underlined with new partnerships signed via subsidiary

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