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Orbital to Supply Floating Tidal Energy Turbine for Washington State Project

in US waters, this milestone underlines growing global appetite for the pioneering progress we are demonstrating in the floating tidal stream space,” said Andrew Scott, CEO of Orbital Marine Power.“There are no single or simple solutions for figuring out the complexities of our future energy supply in a decarbonized world. OPALCO is exploring all possible technologies to build reliable, sustainable and carbon-free resources to meet the energy needs of San Juan County.“Floating tidal stream energy, as delivered by the Orbital O2, is one of those technologies that could make sense for

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Balmoral Comtec Names Lowdon Nonexecutive Director

Balmoral Comtec, a division of Balmoral Group and a key player in the offshore energy supply chain, announced it has appointed Dr. Alan Lowdon OBE as nonexecutive director, in move aiming to strategic Balmoral's offshore wind ambition.Lowdon brings over 35 years of experience from various directorial roles in the renewable energy sector, where he has been responsible for strategic, service and product development. Notably, Lowdon was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for 'Services to UK-US Offshore Wind Collaboration' in January 2022's Queen's New Year's Honor List.

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EnergyPathways Gets Subsea Support for Low-Emission Gas Field in Irish Sea

ensuring the necessary subsea expertise and project support capabilities are in place to deliver the Marram Project utilising cost-effective and timely project delivery solutions. The Marram Project will provide affordable and reliable low emission energy to the UK market, while offering security of energy supply and commercial returns to our investors,” said Ben Clube, EnergyPathways' CEO

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Verlume Granted Fit4Offshore Renewables Status

renewable energy industry and is managed through ORE Catapult.Verlume was enrolled in the F4OR programme in late 2021 and was presented to the granting panel in November 2023. Obtaining F4OR Granted status signifies that Verlume is competent, capable and competitive within the UK offshore renewable energy supply chain.This accreditation comes at a time when Verlume is experiencing significant growth in headcount and sales across offshore renewable markets such as offshore wind and subsea monitoring, having increased its orders booked ten-fold year on year, and is on target to deliver a 400% increase

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Top 10 Things to Watch in Offshore Wind in '24

, which is already developing such projects, but also within the USA, where the Gulf of Mexico leases lend themselves to supporting hydrogen production.Despite some significant ongoing challenges within the industry, we maintain our position that offshore wind will be a growing element within the energy supply chain, complementing natural gas, nuclear and other renewable technologies. The world will continue to demand more energy, and this will come increasingly in the form of electrons … a trend that offshore wind will continue to support.About the AuthorsPhilip Lewis is Director Research at

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Tapping the Gas Bank in the Barents Sea

energy carrier in Europe’s energy realignment.Norwegian authorities are studying whether the gas infrastructure on the Norwegian shelf, with some modifications, could be used to transport both hydrogen and CO2. Storting White Paper Prop. 97 S (2022–2023) (Norwegian only) highlights energy supply security as more important than ever.Russia’s military invasion in Ukraine has had substantial consequences in global energy markets. The impact has particularly been felt in the gas market, with very high prices in import-dependent regions such as Asia and Europe.The situation was further

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Jan De Nul Inks Two Contracts with TenneT

wind farms with a transmission capacity of altogether 4 GW to be fed into the German grid.BalWin4 and LanWin1 are part of the 2GW Program. With its transnational approach and a new standard for offshore grid connection systems, the 2GW Program accelerates European offshore grid expansion and secures energy supply for Europe. Together, the total of 14 offshore grid connections in the 2GW program will supply up to 35 million households with green wind energy.XL cable-laying vessel Fleeming Jenkin will take care of transport and offshore installation.XL cable-laying vessel Fleeming Jenkin, an Ultra Low Emission

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Balmoral Launches HexDefence System for Offshore Wind Jacket Foundations

UK-based offshore energy supply chain company Balmoral has launched its HexDefence product designed for jacket foundations, designed to significantly mitigate jacket foundation scouring around fixed wind turbines."This revolutionary solution not only marks a leap forward in offshore wind technology but also promises substantial cost savings and environmental benefits," Balmoral said.Building upon the success of the HexDefence development work used for monopile structures, which integrated seabed protection and flow reduction to minimize operational costs and prevent cable failure, Balmoral'

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Major Gas Supplier Norway Closely Monitoring Baltic Sea Pipe Burst Probe

already stepped up security at its energy installations after the Nord Stream blasts last year.Sunday's incident in the Gulf of Finland, when a pipeline and a data cable were damaged due to "outside activity" according to Finnish authorities, has stoked concerns about the security of energy supply in the wider Nordic region.Norway exported more than 120 billion cubic meters of gas in 2022 to the European Union and Britain, mainly via a system of some 22 pipelines spreading over more than 8,800 km (5,470 miles)."We are now in close dialogue with the relevant security authorities and

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