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A Minesto Kite - Credit: Minesto

No Impact of COVID-19 on Tidal Project Yet, Minesto Says

coronavirus pandemic on the inflow of components for its tidal project in the Faroe Islands, but the company said it was watching the situation closely. “Minesto is closely following developments related to the coronavirus disease COVID-19 to assess how governmental actions and restrictions around Europe might affect operations and project activities. To date, the company has had no negative impact on incoming components and subsystem deliveries,” the company said. The major kite system components for Minesto's Faroe Islands project are assembled and are currently being factory

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ABB Bags DolWin5 Gig

delivery experience, ABB is uniquely positioned to assure the safety,security and reliability of renewable assets worldwide. We look forward to supporting the delivery ofclean, efficient power for Germany’s energy transition,” Holsten added.The offshore wind industry may be integral to Europe’s energy system by as soon as 2030, with Germany planning to generate 65 percent of electric power from renewable sources by 2030, including 20GW from offshore wind farms.The high risks associated with power disruptions, require effective energy management for offshore wind plants. ABB received

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Malin Wins $1.3m WAve Energy Contract

forward grid scale and micro grid scale variants.This developmental step is supported by a continued working relationship between AWS and the wider Malin Group, which is set to continue in the future through the development of the Scottish Marine Technology Park (SMTP).The SMTP, the first of its kind in Europe, will be developed on the upper Clyde at Old Kilpatrick and will be a center of excellence for the marine industry, creating 1000 jobs.It will feature a large fabrication facility and a deep-water jetty with a 1,100 tonne ship hoist – the largest of its kind in Scotland – which will be

L3 Harris UK’s C-Worker 7 working with an ROV off the UK’s south coast. Photos from L3 Harris UK.

Marine Autonomy Above & Below the Water

of offshore loading/offloading buoys, including single mooring line surveys. Again, it’s still being used since going into work two years’ ago.  “We’ve been working nearly 10 years in this field,” says Mouries. “We’ve produced more than 10 platforms into Europe, the Middle East and Asia, which is why we’re able to develop these kinds of platforms.” For more companies to adopt these technologies mindsets need to change, she says. “Industry has to be ready to change their process of work and it takes time to do that. The market is developing

L3 Harris UK’s C-Worker 7 working with an ROV off the UK’s south coast. Photos from L3 Harris UK.

Hybrid Autonomous Systems Evolve

of offshore loading/offloading buoys, including single mooring line surveys. Again, it’s still being used since going into work two years’ ago.  “We’ve been working nearly 10 years in this field,” says Mouries. “We’ve produced more than 10 platforms into Europe, the Middle East and Asia, which is why we’re able to develop these kinds of platforms.” For more companies to adopt these technologies mindsets need to change, she says. “Industry has to be ready to change their process of work and it takes time to do that. The market is developing

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Next Gen LARS for Fugro's New L3-ASV

RC Dock Europe, part of RC Dock USA Inc., delivered two fully automated launch and recovery systems (LARS) for Fugro’s new Autonomous Surface Vessels. (ASV)Designed to be used in rough offshore conditions and operated from a moving support vessel, both LAR systems are fully automated and of a “open” design making it suitable to receive ASV’s with different types of  keel mounted payloads up to a weight of 6 Tons.A patented lock and release system consists of a series of special designed magnets which are activated by sensors and controlled by RC Dock’s inhouse

PSW Spoolbase, the image has been cropped. Source: PSW Group

PSW Takes Over EMAS Spoolbase In Norway

, PSW Group said the agreement to take over the spoolbase covered all activities related to the production and spooling of pipelines for offshore use. The spoolbase will be named "PSW Spoolbase".The spoolbase capable of handling a wide range of subsea and offshore piping projects in Northern Europe has a 3700m2 fabrication facility including an integrated indoor tie-in area. It was constructed in 2014 to optimize logistics and pipe handling.Oddbjørn Haukøy CEO of PSW Group believes the operating agreement will place the company on the map as a supplier in the SURF-market: &ldquo

The KETmaritime consortium delivering a major pan-European project showcasing ‘next-generation’ technology (Photo: KETmaritime)

Maritime Blue-Light Laser Discovered

shipbuilding. It will also play a particularly important role in the development of detection and recognition systems applicable to areas including navigation, tracking of objects and masses at sea and maritime rescue.”The KETmaritime project is funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area Program, via the European Regional Development Fund and is delivered by a consortium of seven partners across Europe.The consortium includes French multidisciplinary research laboratory CIMAP (CEA group), Portuguese maritime economic cluster Fórum Oceano and Spanish industrial design center IDONIAL. Ireland&rsquo

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WindFloat Atlantic Platform Heads Offshore

project site, it will be installed next to the first floating platform, which has the exact same dimensions: 30 meters in height and with a 50-meter distance between each column. The third and final platform, once it arrives to the site, will complete the first floating offshore wind farm in Continental Europe.Transportation of the three WindFloat Atlantic floating structures is a milestone in itself, as it sidesteps the need for towing craft designed specifically for this process and makes it possible for the project to be replicated in other geographies.The structure, which has set off from the outer

Equinor’s Hywind Tampen project will use floating wind turbines to provide power to the Snorre and Gullfaks oil and gas production facilities.  (Image: Equinor)

Offshore Energy Outlook for 2020

toward new revenue streams that come with building a greener future. Offshore players such as Saipem, McDermott, Subsea7 and the soon-to-be demerged TechnipFMC, among others, while still heavily involved in oil and gas, have been winning renewables work for years. And their prospects are growing larger.Europe, the offshore wind leader from the industry’s inception, continues to build capacity with a raft of new projects in various stages of development, while Asia and the U.S. are now developing huge markets of their own. The International Energy Agency (IEA) said in an October report that the offshore

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