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  • 20 July 2017

    The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has adopted a bill amendment that obstructs installing offshore wind turbines within 24 nautical miles (approx. 44 kilometres) from the coast of the State of Maryland, endangering the US Wind and Skipjack projects which were recently awarded Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits from the Public Service Commission.

  • 18 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Floating energy solutions provider Höegh LNG and shipping company Nakilat have agreed to explore collaboration for Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) business. The parties said that they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the cooperation on July 18. “This agreement paves the way for greater business opportunities to create substantial platforms for local players to get […]

  • 15 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    New allocations of flood management funding will allow homes, businesses and communities around the country to benefit from increased flood protection, Floods Minister Thérèse Coffey announced on Friday. According to the official statement, 34 community led projects have been named as winners of a £1 million government funded competition, the first of its kind, and will now be […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders, Technology

    wpd Offshore Solutions GmbH has become the latest European wind farm operator to take James Fisher Marine Services’ Mermaid as its tool for assessing the weather risk on its offshore construction and O&M activities.

  • 6 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The incident which occurred at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Geoje yard in South Korea on May 1 has caused delays to the projects under construction at the yard. According to the French oil and gas major Total, in the aftermath of the crane collapse, when six workers lost their lives and over 20 others were injured, […]

  • 5 July 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Storage, Technology

    James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is providing equipment and personnel to VBMS for several concurrent offshore wind projects.

  • 3 July 2017
    Operations & Maintenance

    With the sector now largely moving into the operations and maintenance phase – in addition to construction – even more space for employment is being created and it is a win-win-win situation, with the skilled workforce, recruiters and the industry players all benefiting from the industry’s progress.

  • 3 July 2017
    Operations & Maintenance

    Some 1,500 offshore wind turbines have come out of their warranty and, as the offshore wind farm developers/ owners are now responsible for keeping them up and running, this is a whole new era for the industry, according to Bert van Dijk, Business Advisor Offshore Wind from Van Dijk E-Projects. 

  • 29 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Chris Coons yesterday delivered remarks at the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee hearing on President Trump’s funding request and the budget justification for the Corps of Engineers and the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. Following his opening remarks, Senator Coons questioned Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, U.S. […]

  • 27 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    A proposal to bolster sea defenses at Bacton Gas Terminal, Bacton and Walcott villages will be discussed by North Norfolk District Council’s Cabinet on July 3. The proposed scheme would involve ‘sandscaping’ the shoreline, in front of the terminal and down the coast; effectively using high volumes of sand to protect the coast. The volume […]

  • 26 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Most West African port projects are in uncertain waters amid a change in the location and nature of transhipment hubs serving the region’s port market, according to shipping consultancy Drewry. In the long run, major new port projects “will make sense, although it is unlikely that all the proposed projects can succeed,” Drewry said, adding […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    The Department of Energy of the United States (US DOE) has selected three ocean renewable energy projects to receive up to $150,000 each in research and development grants.

  • 22 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Gregory Meeks yesterday urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction now on storm resiliency projects on the Rockaway Peninsula that have already been studied for years and have consensus support – like jetties, groins and a sea wall. Senator Schumer said that it is unacceptable […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Environment, Human Capital, Research & Development

    Swedish utility company Vattenfall has announced the first successful projects for its EUR 3 million research programme aimed at examining the environmental and socio-economic impacts of offshore wind farms.

  • 16 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Forty-three projects will share in approximately $21.3 million from the St. Johns River Water Management District for construction of water supply and water conservation, water quality improvement, flood protection and natural systems restoration projects. The district’s governing board earlier this week approved the project ranking for the fiscal year 2017-2018 Districtwide Annual Cost-share Program. More […]

  • 16 June 2017

    Pharos Offshore have paired their trenching and deburial systems with a rugged cable retrieval grab to aid the offshore industry with a solution for recovering damaged subsea products and out of service cables. Two of the company’s cable recovery spreads were sent out to work on the recovery of an array cable within an offshore wind […]

  • 15 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is providing $10.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants to improve public boating access and navigation throughout the state. Passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed by Governor Larry Hogan, this critical funding will go toward 49 projects in 18 counties from Allegany to Worcester. “Through this grant program, we are […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has launched a funding call for tidal energy research proposals.

  • 14 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has provided $13 million for flood management, water infrastructure and environmental restoration projects throughout New Mexico. The funding comes at the request of Udall and Heinrich following passage in May of the Fiscal Year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill, which funds the […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II announced yesterday that funding has been provided by the U.S. Army Corps’ Fiscal Year 2017 work plan to complete the Blue River Basin/Dodson Levee and the Turkey Creek Basin projects in the Kansas City area. “This was a long standing effort and I’m pleased to help with funding to see these […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    The offshore wind industry should abandon the practice of awarding separate leases for offshore wind farms of up to 1GW each and instead start developing large, integrated projects of up to 10GW to lower cost, create value across the supply chain, and stimulate economic growth, Mark Gainsborough Executive Vice President, New Energies, Shell Gas and Power Development B.V., said.

  • 8 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, yesterday announced $17.78 million in federal funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects benefiting the Eastern Shore as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Funding bill. “A clean and thriving Chesapeake Bay is essential to Maryland’s economy and the watermen, the tourism […]

  • 6 June 2017

    Canadian energy company Fortis Inc could beat its annual 5 percent growth target with new LNG and power transmission projects in the United States and Canada, the company’s chief executive said in an interview on Monday.

  • 5 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Representatives of ACT Engineering, together with the mayor and other city officials, gathered on Saturday, June 3, at the Ocean City Tabernacle to discuss the latest plans for the city’s dredging program. During the town hall meeting, ACT Engineering and city officials announced that the Carnival Bayou, South Harbor and Sunny Harbor are the next areas to receive much […]

  • 5 June 2017

    India’s Engineering and construction contractor Essar Projects India Ltd. has completed the commissioning of four offshore well platforms for India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). An Essar-led consortium, with Saipem as the engineering partner, was awarded a contract for engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning (EPCIC) of four new well platforms by ONGC. Of these, […]