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New York to get largest wind turbines for offshore projects

New York Wind Farms Will be Built With Giant 15 MW Turbines

Published Oct 18, 2021 7:19 PM by The Maritime Executive

Days after saying that it was preparing its 15MW wind turbine to begin certification testing in 2022, Veritas announced the turbines which are currently on track to be the industry’s largest have been designated for two of the US’s largest planned offshore wind farms. Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, has named Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for the proposed 2.1 GW Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 offshore wind projects planned for offshore...

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Russia Claims to Have Chased U.S. Navy Out of Pacific Exercise Area

Published Oct 18, 2021 6:55 PM by The Maritime Executive

The U.S. Navy is pushing back on Russian claims that the destroyer USS Chafee was ejected from the area of a recent Russian-Chinese joint naval exercise. On Friday, Russia's Ministry of Defense claimed that a Russian destroyer forced the Chafee to alter course after Chafee attempted to "violate the state border of the Russian Federation in the Peter the Great Bay." When the Russian Navy challenged Chafee's movements "in an area closed to navigation due to exercises with the use...

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Norway seeks zero emission with hydrogen and zerocoaster

Modular Design for Coaster as Norway Builds Hydrogen Infrastructure

Published Oct 18, 2021 5:32 PM by The Maritime Executive

If Norway is to achieve its target to reduce emissions by 50 percent by 2030, the country like much of the global shipping industry needs to develop not only new ships but the hydrogen infrastructure to support the transition. To that end, the Norwegian government is funding projects seeking to research and propose a cost-competitive hydrogen value chain that can support and accelerate the transition to zero-emission shipping solutions. The Norwegian Parliament in June 2021 confirmed the country’s position as...

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"Unplanned" Crane Movement Could Delay New Wind Installation Vessel

Published Oct 18, 2021 5:20 PM by The Maritime Executive

Crane builder Liebherr and offshore wind vessel operator Seaway 7 have experienced a setback in the construction of the monopile-installation vessel Alfa Lift. An "unplanned movement" of a key crane component aboard the new ship has prompted a technical investigation.  The Alfa Lift was ordered by offshore wind specialists OHT in 2018, long before OHT's merger with Subsea 7's renewables unit this July. Alfa Lift is a semisubmersible heavy lift crane ship, purpose-built for installing offshore wind tower foundations and...

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New York to get largest wind turbines for offshore projects

New York Wind Farms Will be Built With Giant 15 MW Turbines

Days after saying that it was preparing its 15MW wind turbine to begin certification testing in 2022, Veritas announced the turbines which are currently on track to be the industry’s largest have been designated for two of the US’s largest planned offshore wind farms. Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, has named Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for the proposed 2.1 GW Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 offshore wind projects planned for offshore...

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Shipbuilding

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"Unplanned" Crane Movement Could Delay New Wind Installation Vessel

Crane builder Liebherr and offshore wind vessel operator Seaway 7 have experienced a setback in the construction of the monopile-installation vessel Alfa Lift. An "unplanned movement" of a key crane component aboard the new ship has prompted a technical investigation.  The Alfa Lift was ordered by offshore wind specialists OHT in 2018, long before OHT's merger with Subsea 7's renewables unit this July. Alfa Lift is a semisubmersible heavy lift crane ship, purpose-built for installing offshore wind tower foundations and...

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Environment

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Video: First Underwater Footage of La Palma's New Lava Delta

A group of researchers from Spanish university ULPGC has obtained the first underwater ROV footage of the lava delta that the Cumbre Vieja eruption is creating along the coast of La Palma.  The ULPGC's QUIMA oceanographic research group was on scene last week to explore the lava delta with an underwater video camera and a small ROV. The footage may help to understand the impacts and the evolution of the flow where it reaches the sea. QUIMA researchers have also...

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Business

Maersk makes investments in start-ups developing new fuel technologies

Maersk Makes Third Start-up Investment in Potential Future Fuel

For the third time in just two months, A.P. Moller – Maersk, the parent company of the shipping giant, has invested in a developmental company working on alternative fuels as part of the company’s efforts to become a leader in the decarbonize the shipping industry. These investments, made through Maersk Growth, the corporate venture segment of the company, highlight the addition of the green fuels category as an additional sub-investment theme under the company’s overall umbrella of supply chain investments....

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