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Subsea UK: New Board for 2020

momentum in 2020. The good news for subsea is that we are right at the heart of this transition with underwater engineering and technology playing a role in oil and gas, decommissioning, offshore wind, floating wind and offshore power generation, carbon capture and storage, wave and tidal. All the energy sources we require to exploit to deliver the energy transition.  “Equally, we have a foothold in defense and oceanology and are starting to see opportunities emerging in aquaculture.“Although the subsea industry grew up and is renowned for its expertise in the oil and gas sector, it

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Orsted to Invest in 'Green Hydrogen' Pilots

Danish wind farm developer Orsted aims to invest in pilot projects that will use wind power and other renewable energy sources to make hydrogen fuel, its chief executive said.Henrik Poulsen told Danish business daily Boersen that "green hydrogen", which is made from renewable resources rather than fossil fuel, could be used to store energy and create a renewable power source to transform transport and industry."We are ready to invest in pilot projects and are working on finding good pilot projects," he said, adding "green hydrogen" was a "strategic extension of both

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Anemoi Appoints Kim Diederichsen as CEO

;s my job to support and lead the team that will transition Anemoi from a technical innovator to a fully-fledged commercial supplier of wind propulsion systems. I am hugely excited to be on board.”Welcoming Diederichsen, Anemoi chairman Dimitri Goulandris said: “Identifying alternative energy sources for ships is fast becoming top of the corporate agenda for all responsible shipping companies. With Kim leading our team, I am confident we will see Anemoi rapidly become the go-to supplier of wind assisted propulsion systems world-wide. He has the background and experience to take Anemoi on

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Deutsche Bahn Signs Offshore Wind PPA in Germany

German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) will be purchasing about 8% of the total production of the 295-MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm  from 2024.Deutsche Bahn will continue to steadily increase its purchase of electricity from renewable energy sources in the coming years. The relevant agreements for the supply of green power from the offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost between DB Energie GmbH, innogy SE and RWE Supply & Trading have been signed.The contract will run for five years, beginning in 2024. The supplied volume comprises 25 megawatts, which is the equivalent of four wind turbines.

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Offshore Wind Cable Market to Reach $3B

are rapidly growing, with a higher capacity production more than onshore wind generation. In addition, offshore wind wires play a major part in the transport of fresh produced electricity from offshore wind farms to the coast. In addition, offshore wind cables provide stronger inclusion of renewable energy sources," said the report.Growing energy consumption across emerging economies and important public attempts to decrease damaging greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) will have a positive impact on the offshore wind cable industry's share. Low storage, restricted soil use and restricted human intervention

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Offshore Wind – A Brief History

records: “The price of oil skyrockets and so does interest and research in wind turbines and the power they generate.”Then, events quicken:-- 1978 – President Carter signed the Public Utility Regulatory Act, requiring companies to buy a certain amount of electricity from renewable energy sources, including wind.-- 1980 – The first utility-scale wind farms are installed in California.-- 1981 – NASA scientists Larry Viterna and Bob Corrigan develop “The Viterna Method,” which becomes the most common method used for predicting wind turbine performance, increasing

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Efficient Wave-Generated Power … Really!

Wave-generated power could be considered the Rodney Dangerfield of offshore renewable energy sources; it gets no respect. There have been a number of high-profile, expensive failures that have conspired to give the sector a poor reputation despite a number of engineering advances. A new entrant is SurfWEC offering a patented “surf-making” Wave Energy Converter which has been in development since 2007. Its developers promise it will stand out from the field and perform where others have failed. How? The SurfWEC design improves upon a generation of 'lessons learned,' and more important

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Northland Signs Taiwan Offshore Power Deal

. Offshore wind has the potential to transform Taiwan’s economy and environment, creating jobs while helping to foster energy security. This project also aligns with Northland’s commitment to deliver long-term value to shareholders, while supporting the global transition to clean and green energy sources."Northland and Yushan Energy are also engaged in developing the Hai Long 2B and Hai Long 3 offshore wind projects in Taiwan. In June 2018, these projects were allocated grid capacity for connection in 2025 under Taiwan’s auction program and are expected to execute their respective

“We are moving autonomous technologies into vehicles that have always been "remotely operated" or even manned to realize more efficiency and capability.  We are really blurring the lines between "ROV" and "AUV" and minimizing the technical difference between manned and unmanned. ”
Ben Kinnaman, CEO, Greensea Systems, Inc."

Subsea: The Future of Unmanned Vehicles

with the U.S. Navy EOD team developing the Swordfish version of the REMUS-100.Energy density and availability is the number one market driver in today’s AUV market according to Graham Lester, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Hydroid. “Customers are looking for improved energy sources to allow for greater endurance and larger payload sensors. Additionally, they are looking for improved underwater positioning and through-water communications. The desire is to move toward providing a sustained presence where we can, not only, sense the environment but can affect it and react

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Ørsted Tapped for Connecticut Offshore Wind Farm

Ørsted US Offshore Wind and President of Ørsted North America, said, “Offshore wind will bring long-term economic and environmental benefits to Connecticut, attract related industry and supply chain investments to the state, and support Connecticut’s transition to renewable energy sources.”Revolution Wind is part of the Deepwater Wind portfolio which Ørsted acquired in October 2018. Deepwater Wind proposed the 100MW Revolution Wind project prior to the company’s acquisition.The selection follows the approval in December by Connecticut regulators of a 20-year

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