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Tekmar Delivers CPS for SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm

to DEME Offshore for the SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm in Belgium.SeaMade is a 487MW offshore wind farm currently under construction off the coast of Belgium and integrates two wind farm sites known as Mermaid and Seastar. Once complete SeaMade will be the single largest wind farm in Belgium, supplying renewable energy to 485,000 homes and offsetting 600,00 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year.Tekmar Energy was awarded a contract from long-term customer DEME Offshore to supply 136 patented TekLink Mechanical Latch cable protection systems and bellmouths for application on both J-Tube and J-Tubeless inter-array cable

Credit: Saipem

Saipem, Equinor Working on Floating Solar Panels

large water reservoirs and also for very windy areas," Saipem said.As part of the cooperation agreement, Equinor and Moss Maritime will combine their experiences and know-how to further develop the concept with a competitive and cost-effective approach that shall meet the increasing demand for renewable energy solutions. The ambition is to be one of the leading providers of near coastal and offshore solutions for floating solar panel parks.Ida Husem, CEO of Moss Maritime, commented: “The agreement with Equinor goes in the direction taken by Saipem and Moss Maritime towards the development of

Credit: AS Mosley

AS Mosley, Fugro Get Funding for FOWT Tech

new technology for monitoring Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT).  As one of eight projects to benefit from a share of £1m from The Carbon Trust, the project will see the development of a highly efficient method for measuring fatigue and detecting anomalies in real-time for the renewable energy sector, AS Mosley said Monday.The system has the potential to vastly reduce operating costs by lowering – or potentially replacing – the need for subsea visual inspection of mooring lines for FOWT, the company said.The funding was won as part of a competition run by The Carbon Trust

Bjørn Joensen and Erik J. Aalbæk   (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney Strengthens Offshore Renewable Energy Sector

MacArtney A/S has appointed new personnel to strengthen the Offshore Renewable Energy department at headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark.Bjørn Joensen and Erik J. Aalbæk join MacArtney to begin work on strengthening and developing MacArtney’s Offshore Renewable Energy sector, in line with the corporate strategy.Esbjerg local, Bjørn Joensen joins the MacArtney Group as Sales Director for Offshore Wind from the SH Group A/S where he worked as the General Manager to develop the overall business and increase sales. With a maritime-based background, Joensen was initially educated as a

(Left to Right) Mike Wilson, Chairman / Chief Technical Officer and Stuart Moir - Project Engineer 
 (Photo: Ecosse IP)

Ecosse IP Launches New Renewable Energy Tech

will have a power output of several megawatts.There are many applications for MOWT including powering subsea assets, as an alternative to tidal barrages and supplying energy to communities by harnessing kinetic energy from slow-moving water.  The MOWT technology can be applied to offshore energy, renewables, utilities, aquaculture, marine and defense sectors

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Drillship to Be Converted for Subsea Mining

a deep-sea mineral collection system to recover polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor and transfer them to the surface for transportation to shore. The nodules contain high grades of nickel, manganese, copper and cobalt—key metals required for building electric vehicle batteries and renewable energy technologies.The former Vitoria 10000 will be converted to accommodate the pilot nodule collection system currently being engineered by Allseas. As a former drillship (228 meters long, 42 meters wide, with accommodations for 200 people), her configuration is well-suited for modifications that

Ocean Energy Systems chairman Henry Jeffrey.

Ocean Energy: A Surge Coming in 2020

issues and advocates policies that will enhance energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.Author Biography - Henry JeffreyHenry Jeffrey is a specialist in ocean energy roadmaps, action plans and strategies. He is a co-director for SuperGen ORE (Offshore Renewable Energy) UKCMER and leads the Policy and Innovation Group in the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Energy Systems. He also chairs the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Ocean Energy Joint Program (JP) and collaborates on numerous European ocean energy projects. He is the current Chair

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Formosa 1 OWP Deploys RSL O&M

spare part assets."We are excited and humbled by the opportunity to support Formosa 1 on their journey of establishing the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in Taiwan," says Natalie Dencker, Co-Founder at Renewable Strategy."Our system will support the crucial work of getting renewable energy assets to reach their full potential," Natalie added.The Formosa 1 project, Taiwan's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, is located approximately 2-6 km from shore of Miaoli in the Taiwan Strait. Phase 1 has operated commercially since 2017, with a capacity of 8 MW.The phase

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

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