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Ørsted Wins Taiwanese Offshore Wind Auction

By MarEx 2018-06-24 19:20:33

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has announced the outcome of its first offshore wind auction. Ørsted was awarded 920MW capacity for its offshore wind sites in the Changhua region. Subject to Ørsted obtaining relevant permits and taking final investment decision,...

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Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm Opens

By MarEx 2018-06-13 21:26:42

Race Bank, a new offshore wind farm capable of powering over half a million U.K. homes, officiallyl commenced operation on Wednesday. The wind farm covers a total area of 75 square kilometers and is located about 17 miles off the...

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The Troll C platform in the North Sea. (Photo: Øyvind Hagen)

Equinor Moves to Power More Platforms from Shore

By MarEx 2018-06-11 20:18:00

Norwegian energy company Equinor is looking to supply power from land to three offshore platforms that are currently powered by gas turbines. This could cut CO2 emissions from the Norwegian Continental Shelf by more than 600,000 tons per year. NOx...

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New Offshore Wind Project Planned for California

By MarEx 2018-06-11 19:31:47

Following its recent entry into Taiwan, German energy company EnBW has now expanded its activities to the U.S. with the formation of a joint venture with Trident Winds to develop an offshore wind project off the coast of central California. ...

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New System Optimizes Transmission from Offshore Wind Farms

By MarEx 2018-06-11 18:32:06

Scientists from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in Spain have developed a new system for converting offshore wind turbines' alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC) for high voltage transmission to shore.  The researchers have developed a distributed control...

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Prelude FLNG Receives Cool-Down Cargo

By MarEx 2018-06-11 12:58:00

Shell's giant floating liquefied natural gas plant (FLNG), the Prelude, moved closer to production last week when she received a cool-down cargo from the LNG carrier Gallina.  The 70,000 dwt Gallina transferred a load of LNG to the Prelude on...

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IMO Sulfur Cap Could Hit Heavy-Oil Producers

By MarEx 2018-06-08 20:49:00

Canada's oilsands fields and other producers of extra heavy, high-sulfur crude may face headwinds after the 2020 IMO fuel sulfur cap takes effect. The residual fuel from high-sulfur grades requires more treatment to meet the impending new regulatory standard, making...

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Microsoft Installs Prototype Underwater Datacenter

By MarEx 2018-06-06 18:58:24

Microsoft has deployed a prototype underwater datacenter off the Orkney Archipelago, Scotland.  Project Natick aims to accommodate the expected exponential growth in demand for cloud computing infrastructure near population centers leveraging technology from submarines. More than half of the world’s...

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Allseas Breaks Speed Record for Platform Installation

By MarEx 2018-06-04 13:50:00

Just one month after she finished laying the first half of the Turkstream pipeline, the heavy lift / pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit successfully installed the 22,000 tonne Johan Sverdrup platform on its jacket in a single pick.  Pioneering Spirit's hydraulic...

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Van Oord Enters Taiwan's Offshore Wind Market

By MarEx 2018-05-30 20:35:18

Van Oord has been designated as preferred contractor for a 640MW offshore wind project in Taiwan, marking the company's first step into the Asian offshore wind market.  The Yunlin project, located eight kilometers (five miles) from shore, has a contract...

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