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  • 1 July 2020
    Equipment, Innovation, Research & Development, Technology, Vessels

    Wind-assisted ship propulsion has immense potential for achieving fuel savings and cutting emissions. Even though it is not believed to be THE solution for full decarbonization of the industry and getting to net-zero, it has emerged as an intermediary step which, when combined with other available solutions like air bubbles, anti-fouling, and different software solutions […]

  • 8 July 2020
    Human Capital

    The maritime sector is the backbone of the global supply chain, with 90 per cent of the world trade, from fish that we eat for dinner to gas for our cars, being carried by sea from one part of the world to another. Keeping global trade moving during the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of […]

  • 17 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Market outlooks, Outlook & strategy

    The massive consolidation drive in the container shipping market that dominated the narrative over the past four years seems to have brought about unexpected benefits during the coronavirus crisis. The driving force behind the phenomenon has been primarily achieving economies of scale, especially considering the amount of capital investment needed in new, ever bigger ships. […]

  • 27 May 2020
    Equipment, Rules & Regulation, Vessels

    Exhaust gas cleaning systems, better known as scrubbers, have been under the spotlight in the shipping industry for a few years now, as owners debated the pros and cons of their installation. One of the most compelling drivers behind the installation of the technology as a means of cutting sulphur emissions was a quick return […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Innovation, Research & Development, Vessels, Vision

    The path toward decarbonization of the shipping industry in line with the IMO 2050 target – a reduction of 50% by 2050 compared to 2008, which still fails to deliver fully on the Paris Agreement objectives, is filled with uncertainty, which might be the main obstacle to the very vision this journey promises to accomplish. […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Human Capital, Vessels

    The number of seafarers pending their sign-off at sea is increasing by the day as the industry awaits flag and port states to lift Covid-19 related travel restrictions and enable the unsung heroes of the sea to finally go home. The debate is heating up as unions vow to take matters into their own hands […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Storage, Transition

    This session was a pre-event to the Offshore Wind Conference and gave an update on developments in the Dutch offshore wind industry at that time. Watch the contributions from: Hans Timmers (Chairman, Netherlands Wind Energy Association), Ruud de Bruijne (Project Manager Offshore wind energy, Netherlands Enterprise Agency) and Bob Meijer, (Director Offshore Wind Energy R&D, […]

  • 7 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 featured the Global Oil Event. This event discussed strategic issues up and down the gas value chain focusing among others on market developments, changing business models and the place of oil in the future energy mix. Watch the contributions from analysts, resource holders, operators, contractors and service companies. They […]

  • 7 April 2020
    Market outlooks

    The Marine Energy Event 2018 provided a market outlook for marine renewable energy projects – focusing on the developments in wave, tidal, ocean thermal, and salinity gradient power generation at that time. Watch the contributions from: Andre Hoogeveen (Project Manager, BAM), Martin Edlund (CEO, Minesto), Berend Jan Kleute (CTO, Bluerise), Andrew Smith (Director, Dejablue), Xavier […]

  • 6 April 2020
    Authorities & Government, Rules & Regulation, Transition

    The 9th annual Offshore Wind Conference held in 2018, brought together the entire offshore wind value chain to discuss developments and innovations. In addition to key project updates, topics included future-proof business models for subsidy-free offshore wind, redesigning electricity markets for abundant offshore wind and solutions for storage. A new dawn for offshore wind The […]

  • 7 April 2020
    Transition

    Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 featured the Global Gas Event. This event discussed strategic issues up and down the gas value chain focusing among others on market developments, changing business models and the place of gas and oil in the future energy mix. Watch the contributions from: Lex de Groot (Managing Director, Neptune Energy […]

  • 13 June 2020
    Innovation

    A drop-in fuel solution for the maritime industry The transportation sector needs to reduce its emissions of CO2, SOx and NOx. This is a challenge, especially for the shipping industry. The lifetime of a vessel is 25 to 30 years, making the transition to newer, cleaner technologies a slow process. Modifications and conversions for existing […]

  • 3 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The LCOE of offshore wind have dropped dramatically in the last ten years. Early 2018, the first subsidy freetender was won. What does this mean for financing of new windfarms and for the profitability of existing and yet to be built offshore windfarms? What new business models do experts see emerging? Watch the contribution from: […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Innovation, Vision

    The company Wärtsilä means business when it comes to sustainable solutions. “We are taking a pioneering role when it comes to sustainability. But we cannot do it alone. The whole logistic chain needs to be involved. Only together we can make a real impact.” Teus van Beek is General Manager Ecosystems Innovation for Wärtsilä. In […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Business developments & projects

    The offshore wind industry is expected to grow to 120 GW total installed capacity by 2030. Much of this growth will take place in Europe but there will also be a considerable increase in capacity in North America and Asia. This session takes a closer look at growth markets and newcomers and the business opportunities […]

  • 7 June 2020
    Innovation

    By Tom Scott For many maritime companies, cooperation with an external party is a perfect way to develop innovative products and ideas. By forming symbiotic relationships, both companies can concentrate on their core businesses while drawing on the expertise of the other. The new branches of knowledge that are formed advance the progress of technology […]

  • 8 April 2020
    Business developments & projects

    DeepGreen Metals has acquired Tonga Offshore Mining Limited (TOML) from Deep Sea Mining Finance, giving the company exploration rights to a block of Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ) of the Pacific Ocean seabed. The acquisition gives company the access to a 74,713 km2 block that contains an inferred resource of 756 million wet tonnes of polymetallic […]

  • 7 April 2020
    Technology, Vision

    By Eize de Vries Rated capacity in relation to rotor diameter and drivetrain choice are three key characteristics of any wind turbine. This article focuses at mainstream commercial offshore turbines and the new roughly 7- 12MW+ superclass being launched and developed in various global markets, popular configurations, backgrounds and what the future could bring. Europe […]

  • 4 June 2020
    Regulation & policy, Rules & Regulation

    A new draft bill proposing to amend Germany’s Offshore Wind Act (WindSeeG) has caused a backlash from the industry, as it proposes to change the tendering process which would, according to the industry, raise project and electricity costs, and slow down the development of offshore wind in Germany. The bill, introduced by the Federal Ministry […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Innovation, Technology

    For centuries shipping depended on wind, but the industrial revolution changed that. No longer vessels were stuck in the doldrums. Today, with the Paris Climate Agreement in mind, shipping companies are looking at wind again for efficiency reasons. Recently C-Job Naval Architects has delivered the design for a wind-assisted general cargo vessel to Dutch shipping […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Environment, Technology, Vessels

    By Tom Scott Ambitions for carbon neutrality come in many sizes. On the international stage, numerous countries around the world have declared their intentions to attain a state of net zero carbon emissions. This list is quite exclusive; comprising less than ten countries, including ‘big names’ such as Norway and Sweden as well as small […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Market outlooks, Technology

    Leading CTV operators are driving for more transparency around vessel performance as the market seeks to ‘level the playing field’ in offshore wind support. While historically project owners have led demands for greater transparency around operational and performance data, a number of CTV vessel operators have identified a clear market opportunity in being ahead of […]