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

Maritime Blue-Light Laser Discovered

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’s national center for marine and renewable energy MaREI and UK marine cluster organization Marine South East are delivering further support, alongside Spanish non-profit research association AIMEN.INL Cleanroom (Photo: KETmaritime)

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

;s another new reality for oil and gas companies to come to grips with: the so-called “energy transition”. Increasingly, more environmentally conscious governments, societies and investors are piling pressure on the industry and calling for emissions reductions and a shift toward renewable energy.The industry has taken notice – and action. Oil and gas giants Shell and Equinor, for example, are taking part in developing renewables projects such as offshore wind farms. Claudio Descalzi, the CEO of Italian oil major Eni, said in October that he sees no future for firms focused solely

Peter Nilsson, President & CEO. Photo: Kitron

Kitron Wins OWF Orders

development of test systems and production of electronics modules that are part of control systems for High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology used for offshore wind power."These orders are strategically important for Kitron, as they come from a leading company within the rapidly growing renewable energy sector,” said Peter Nilsson, President, and CEO of Kitron ASA.Peter added: "This also confirms our ability to supply advanced technical services, such as test development.”  Deliveries are planned for 2020 with a startup in the second quarter. Production will take place

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Vestas Tidal Wind Solutions for Vietnam

to partner with Bac Phuong JSC and we look forward to taking part in the region’s large potential for intertidal wind projects”.“Using locally produced towers and local contractors, this project will create jobs and support the Vietnamese government’s ambition to promote renewable energy and a more sustainable energy mix, for the benefit of the population”, said William Gaillard, Sales Vice-President of Vestas Asia Pacific.“We would like to thank Vestas for their engineering and technical support. We have been working closely together to ensure the foundation design

Jim Milne, chairman and managing director of Balmoral Group (Photo: Balmoral Group)

Balmoral Invests in Blaze Manufacturing Solutions

company.This latest move comes after Balmoral significantly raised its shareholding in another Aberdeenshire company, ACE Winches, in November.Blaze, established in 2006 and based in Laurencekirk, manufactures fire safety protection, detection and loss prevention solutions for the oil and gas, renewable energy, mining, commercial and industrial sectors. The company is run by husband and wife team, Ann and Howard Johnson, and currently employs 24 personnel.Both companies are privately owned with the investment being made to help Blaze achieve its full potential nationally and internationally.Jim Milne

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

a regional center for offshore wind.  Until that’s settled, big infrastructure investments won’t happen.It’s often said that with taxes and fees government sets a market context, establishing conditions to channel private sector investments.  Power purchase mandates and renewable energy credits, for example, signal clear public policy preferences for renewable generation.  These are frequently called “market based” policies that don’t pick winners and losers since any company can seek to participate in this new fair and open market.It may not be that

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Protecting Subsea Cabling

.As demand for offshore wind energy continues to grow, solutions like DAS need to become an integral part of operations. The energy industry must take a comprehensive view of the systems necessary to successfully operate offshore wind farms, or risk costly outages that impact confidence in this renewable energy source.The authorStuart Large has combined technical, commercial and managerial expertise gained over 16 years in the oil an gas industry, working at two small engineering firms and two large multinationals. He is now product line director at Fotech Solutions and maintained the role for almost

(Photo: Orsted)

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

Image: ROVCO

SubSLAM Live: Live 3D Subsea Streaming Tech Debuts

customers instantaneous access to information as an inspection or construction activity is taking place. Rovco put the tech on trial earlier in the year with an unnamed oil and gas super major at a renewable wind farm, and more recently in 0.5m of visibility at an ex-naval dockyard owned by Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.“To our knowledge, this technology is the first of its kind, anywhere in the world, to live stream from the seabed to a desk,” said Iain Wallace, CSO at Rovco. We have been utilizing our SubSLAM technology for one year so far,” but there is continued R&D investment

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First Subsea Lifting Tools for Allseas

tools will be used to lift the top jacket structures for Tyra East D Flare Jacket and Tyra West D Flare Jacket.First Subsea Ballgrab connectors have been used in offshore deployment and recovery operations since 1994. They have established a comprehensive ILT track record in both Oil and Gas, and Renewable energy applications which include decommissioning Frigg on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2006.More recently a 600mT ILT was used on the Wikinger offshore wind farm to perform the lifting of a Piling Template from the deck of vessel to the seabed and after the piles were run, the template was picked

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