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MH-O&C has launched the newbuild crew transfer vessel (CTV) MHO Gurli which Ørsted ordered for its Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK.
Damen Shipyards Group has designed a new Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service accommodation and transfer vessel (SATV) with features that are said to ensure its suitability for operations in the developing offshore wind market in North America.
Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has signed a contract with Ørsted for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, under which MRE will provide the full temporary power package of generators, personnel and vessels in case of need during the turbine installation and commissioning.
Ørsted has opened the second round of its East Coast Skills Fund for applications, with GBP 55,000 available for experienced organisations that can develop and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)- related training or education courses, a one-off event, or a programme of targeted events.
Gulf Marine Services (GMS) will deploy a third vessel from its Large Class Self Elevating Support Vessel (SESV) fleet on an offshore wind project, after the company signed a charter agreement with an unnamed client for a project in Europe.
Aberdeen-based Balmoral Offshore Engineering has acquired Norwegian manufacturer, Seaproof Solutions, to accelerate its expansion into the offshore renewables market and strengthen the UK’s position as a major content provider for the offshore wind sector in particular.
Boskalis commissioned its Bokalift 1 crane vessel on 24 February in Rotterdam, where the company celebrated the milestone together with its 3,500 employees and their families. The vessel is purposed, among other things, for transporting and installing offshore wind turbine foundations.
New Jersey’s Environment and Energy Transition Advisory Committee has proposed that the newly elected Governor Phil Murphy jumpstarts the offshore wind industry by committing to the largest offshore wind solicitation in the US of 1,100MW of electric power.
On 24 January, Maine Governor Paul LePage issued an executive order setting up the Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission and placing a moratorium on new permits to wind energy projects until the newly-established commission releases its report after studying the economic impact wind turbines have on tourism.
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As the Trump Administration issued the draft proposal for the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program on 4 January, the move to make more than 90% of OCS available for oil and gas exploration and production saw opposition from several U.S. coastal states, including those that want more renewable energy in their future.
International marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group, comprising LOC and Longitude, has created LOC Renewables, a focused team of consultants to bring the group’s capabilities to the offshore renewable energy sector.
After entering renewable energy development partnership with GE last year, Italian oil and gas company Eni made another move into the sector as it signed an agreement with Statoil for the development of clean energy projects on 14 March.
Iberdrola is increasing its net investments by EUR 1 billion, from EUR 24 billion planned at the beginning of 2016 to EUR 25 billion, with 42% of the amount earmarked for renewable energy projects, with most of them located in the United States.