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  • 8 May 2020
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    By Tom Scott The subject of sustainability in the Dutch maritime sector can be summed in part by looking at the outcome of the IMO meeting in London in April last year. This resulted in the IMO announcing the goal to reduce greenhouse gases by at least 50 per cent by 2050 (compared to 2008 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    In light of the overcapacity issue currently causing the majority of woes in the shipping industry, this year could be the busiest year on record in ship recycling, as the total amount of scrapped tonnage in 2016 is likely to increase to some 40 million dwt, compared to 30 million dwt which were demolished in 2015, […]

  • 10 February 2014

    Despite announcing a substantial divestment programme, which included selling off several onshore wind farms, Spanish energy giant Iberdrola is still believed to be the world’s largest wind energy developer, with an operating portfolio of more than 13,830MW. In 2012, Iberdrola chairman Ignacio Galán, announced that its onshore wind assets in ‘non-core’ countries and other businesses […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Human Capital

    David Martin, Director at Offshore Marine Academy (OMA) looks at where the skills gap lies within the offshore renewables sector and what the industry must do to ensure the gap is closed by the time Round Three construction gets underway. RenewableUK has said that the offshore wind and marine energy sector could support 88,000 jobs […]

  • 13 August 2012

    This is key to a responsible realisation of the Energiewende” says Lex Hartman, Director Corporate Development of TSO TenneT. “After all, the German ambition implies building one turbine every day.” The recent Atomausstieg and the subsequent Energiewende brought about a revolution in the German offshore wind sector. Over the next ten years, 13GW of offshore […]

  • 17 October 2010

    The I.M. Skaugen group reports improved results for the third quarter of 2010 compared to 2Q10. This is mainly driven by higher utilization and better profitability in the gas carrier segment (Norgas). The China activities posted slightly reduced results and the Marine transfer activities (SPT) suffered from a most challenging crude tanker markets and were […]

  • 30 August 2013

    Vessel efficiency improvement is speeding up. Reduction of emissions is now one of the prime objectives in maritime engineering, leading to numerous innovations in ship propulsion that all help minimising fuel consumption. A quick round-up of recent Dutch initiatives and new technologies reveals green possibilities for ship owners in all sectors of shipping. Naval architects […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Equipment

    Deepwater Horizon disaster caused by drill pipe buckling, U.S. Chemical Safety Board discovers.

  • 1 October 2017

    As the nearshore locations for offshore windfarms grow scarcer, new developments are situated ever farther from the coast. Larger turbines, stronger winds and the absence of advocacy groups make this a solid business proposal, with the latest concession granted without subsidised energy cost. Damen Shipyards Group has built many crew supply vessels, which are used […]

  • 15 January 2018

    John Sitilides, Geopolitical Strategist at Trilogy Advisors speaks on geopolitical challenges that lie ahead.

  • 20 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Long term planning and oversight of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) dredging operations on the Great Lakes is the responsibility of Brig. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser, USACE Great Lakes and Ohio Rivers Division Commander. Recently Brig. Gen. Kaiser, who grew up in Racine, Wisconsin along the shores of Lake Michigan, explained the challenges, […]

  • 14 February 2013

    DCI Dredge XIX, a 5,500 cubic metre Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD), is the latest addition from IHC Merwede to the Indian dredging fleet and will help India prepare and maintain the standards they are setting themselves for their port services. The TSHD has been built for the Dredging Corporation of India Ltd (DCI), based […]

  • 8 July 2011
    Business & Finance

      Mandatory measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping will be considered for adoption by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it meets for its 62nd session from 11 to 15 July 2011 at IMO Headquarters in London. Also high on the agenda will […]

  • 30 March 2020

    Frank Coles, CEO of Wallem: Attitudes have to change, from the top of the organization to the bottom.

  • 21 June 2019

    Oil price rose Friday over tensions between the U.S. and Iran, following Tehran’s shooting down a U.S. drone on Thursday over what the U.S. said were international territory waters. Tehrans claims the drone violated Iran’s airspace.

  • 13 August 2012

    This is key to a responsible realisation of the Energiewende” says Lex Hartman, Director Corporate Development of TSO TenneT. “After all, the German ambition implies building one turbine every day.” The recent Atomausstieg and the subsequent Energiewende brought about a revolution in the German offshore wind sector. Over the next ten years, 13GW of offshore […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Research & Development

    Wind Farm Support Vessels (WFSVs) have increased in size in the last twelve months following the changes to the UK and German codes and regulations which allowed the vessels to be longer than 24-metre load line and to carry more than 12 technicians, and the trend is set to continue, according to Ed Dudson, Technical Director at […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The President’s Budget for fiscal 2014 (FY14) includes $4.826 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which is offset in part by a proposal to cancel $100 million in unobligated carryover of funding appropriated prior to fiscal year 2013. “The fiscal 2014 Civil Works […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The boards of Falkland Oil & Gas Limited (“FOGL”) and Desire Petroleum plc (“Desire”) announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended combination of FOGL with Desire (the “Combination”), pursuant to which FOGL will acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Desire in exchange for FOGL Consideration […]

  • 7 February 2011

    A decade or so ago, a question mark hung over the sustainability of the subsea capability in and around Aberdeen. However, the creation of Subsea UK, coupled with improving fortunes for the UK oil & gas supply chain, especially on the international circuit, changed all that. Aberdeen and especially Surf City (aka Westhill), are home […]

  • 16 April 2014

    The UK currently has the largest offshore wind market in the world, with an installed capacity amounting to over 3.6GW, and a currrent development pipeline of up to almost 40GW capacity in the future. There are two development rounds in progress and an ambitious third round waiting to kick off. However, this third round is […]