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Rovco to Survey Proposed 96MW Floating Wind Farm Site

the seabed and sub-surface conditions at both the wind farm and along the potential cable routes to shore.Hugh Kelly, Project Managing Director, said “We are delighted to have awarded this contract to a very capable UK company local to our project in the Celtic Sea. We want to ensure the local supply chain is involved as much as possible. It is also positive to see low carbon value creation is continuing during the difficulties of COVID19.”Brian Allen, our CEO, added, “We are very excited to be working on the Consenting Survey and to help Blue Gem Wind inform the design of this Floating

AOT is working to develop a new port, specifically configured to serve Atlantic Ocean wind projects, on 30 acres along the Arthur Kill tidal strait between Staten Island and New Jersey. 
Boone Davis, President & CEO, Atlantic Offshore Terminals

Offshore Wind: Decisions Needed Sooner, not Later

the UK, the world leader in offshore wind.•Most of the offshore wind workforce is white collar rather than blue collar.•The Scottish Trades Union Congress found that predictions of fast job growth in offshore wind were exaggerated.•Governments failed to adopt policies to create a local supply chain of turbine manufacturing.•The Union report described a “failure to build a domestic industrial base and an over-reliance on imported goods and services.”•Production shifted overseas, to state-protected industries with an uncompetitive advantage.In remarks at the CA conference

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Aquaterra Energy Opens Australia Office

to grow our business and develop and deliver the early drilling services our clients need for success.”The company already has strong local links through its in-region partner, R&D Solutions. By establishing its own presence, Aquaterra Energy will improve client service and solidify local supply chain partnerships. By utilizing warehouse space, it enables them to offer their Aquaterra Express rental equipment service in time zone and reduce delivery time for future orders.The office will open at end of May 2019 and provide the full Aquaterra Energy product and service offering, which includes

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Mainstay to Build Wave Energy Device

;s managing director, said, “We are very pleased to be able to award our largest single contract to a company with solid roots in Pembrokeshire helping boost the local economy. The majority of our work to date has been awarded to local companies and there are many more opportunities for the local supply chain to benefit from this innovative project as we continue to roll out our contracting strategy.”The mWave device will be installed at the Marine Energy Testing Area off the coast of Pembrokeshire for a 6- to 12-month test period commencing in the summer of 2020.This latest contract comes

Jean Morrison (Photo: AREG)

AREG Membership on the Rise

key information about the supply chain.“We have such a wide number of members across tidal, wave, onshore and offshore wind, geothermal, biomass, solar and hydrogen and fuel cells which places us in a strong position to continue promoting the extensive capabilities and competencies of the local supply chain to U.K. and international markets.”One of the latest members to sign up, EC-OG, developed its Subsea Power Hub technology to store and produce energy for subsea infrastructure.Business Development Manager, Paul Slorach, commented, “Since being established as an oil and gas research

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Floating Wind Turbine Installed at Kincardine

site, Scotland, off the coast of Aberdeen this summer.For Bourbon Subsea Services the delivery of the operational scope included towing the floater to Dundee, prelaying the four-leg mooring system and installing the fully assembled wind turbine on site, was optimized by taking advantage of the local supply chain.Bourbon project management team worked in close collaboration with the main contractor, Cobra Wind, the designer of the semi-submersible floating foundations, Principle Power, as well as the mooring system provider, Vryhof

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US' First Planned Floating Wind Farm Taking Shape

address needed infrastructure improvements will be led by the project partners.   “We are excited to be part of this first commercial scale project for floating offshore wind in the United States. Combining our capabilities with Principle Power’s technology can help mature the local supply chain, potentially generating industry growth in Humboldt County and the state of California,” said Jonah Margulis, Vice President and U.S. Country Manager at Aker Solutions.  

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Briggs Marine Awarded Framework with SSEN

also pleased to see a framework of this significance awarded to a homegrown company. Briggs strives to create local employment opportunities and support the Scottish economy, whilst providing a service offering recognized at an international level. This work represents a significant boost to the local supply chain.&rdquo

SIT 250 tidal platform located in front of Sentosa Boardwalk, Singapore (Photo: SCHOTTEL HYDRO)

ENVIROTEK Makes Tidal Instream Energy a Reality in Southeast Asia

and handling, the supply is regularly limited to only 4-6 hours a day. Tidal currents regularly flow past many of these islands, providing a readily accessible energy resource. Envirotek is working with its global partners to develop commercially viable tidal projects, which will benefit the local supply chain and attract inward investments. OceanPixel Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based innovation company, is presently providing Ocean Renewable Energy suitability analytics and project management to Envirotek. OceanPixel Managing Director Dr. Michael Lochinvar S. Abundo commented that, “To date

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