CorPower Ocean’s C4 Wave Energy Converter (WEC) has completed the first cycle of the ocean commissioning program at the Aguçadoura site in northern Portugal.
Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. has secured a deepwater well intervention contract award by Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Deepwater) Ltd.(“Esso”). The project, located offshore Nigeria in the Erha and Usan fields, is expected to commence in September 2024 with the vessel expected to be in Nigeria into 2025. The fields are located approximately 97 km offshore of Nigeria in water depths ranging from 700 m to 1,500 m.
The platform ship Marechal Duque de Caxias left on February 24, 2024, from Yantai, China, heading to the Mero field, operated by Petrobras, in the pre-salt of the Santos Basin. The platform will come into operation from September this year and has the capacity to produce up to 180 thousand barrels of oil and compress up to 12 million cubic meters of gas, daily.
In support of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced its approval of Empire Wind’s Construction and Operations Plan (COP), which authorizes construction and operation of the wind energy project offshore. This is the project’s final approval from BOEM, following the agency’s Record of Decision approving the project in November 2023.
The offshore wind industry knows it can do better. While its potential is undeniable, challenges remain and acknowledging its shortcomings is crucial for progress. Oceanology International 2024 aims to confront these challenges with a unique series of interactive sessions, “Offshore Wind: We Know it's not Working as Well as it Could be... So Why aren't we Changing?”
SBM Offshore’s fourth unit destined for Guyana—the FPSO ONE GUYANA—recently successfully left drydock and has now moved along quayside at the Seatrium yard in Singapore. Joining her soon will be three topsides modules, completed at SBM’s JV partner yard QMW in China, which are currently in transit. As construction continues, the project team is preparing for installation and integration of the topsides’ modules at quayside.
As part of the Bureau’s role in overseeing the growing US offshore wind industry, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Kevin Sligh traveled to New England on Wednesday for a tour of the nation’s first offshore control and marine coordination centers. The centers will support Vineyard Wind 1 and South Fork Wind, the nation’s first two commercial-scale offshore wind projects in federal waters. BSEE Deputy Director Paul Huang, Renewable Energy and Regulatory Compliance Program Director Michaela Noble, and Renewable Energy Operations Director Cheri Hunter accompanied Director Sligh.
thyssenkrupp Electrical Steel has received the largest ever order from Siemens Energy for bluemint® powercore® to equip around 700 transformers in offshore wind turbines from its wind business Siemens Gamesa—a record order for thyssenkrupp Electrical Steel. The two frontrunners in decarbonization intend to lead the decarbonization of the electricity industry and as well to secure capacity of CO2-reduced steel, enabling a resilient and sustainable supply chain for the energy transition.
CGG has announced the release of a Southeast Asia Carbon Storage Study to support and accelerate the screening process for all players in the region’s fast-growing CCUS market. This study ranks and prioritizes opportunities at large scale across 58 basins in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, covering a total surface area of over six million km2, to help streamline the process for identifying the best basins and plays for potential carbon storage. The study and its associated data are available to license now.
RWE Offshore wind (RWE), a global leading player in offshore wind, and Smart Wires, global grid enhancing technologies and services provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on investigating the use of advanced power flow control technology, SmartValve™, on long High Voltage Alternating Current and Direct Current (HVAC or HVDC) cable circuits to support offshore generation connections. The investigation will focus on acceleration and minimization of the need for additional onshore and offshore grid infrastructure.