BV to certify first floating wind farm in Celtic Sea

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) is to certify the Erebus wind farm, the first floating facility off the Welsh coast in the Celtic Sea. The farm, due to be commissioned in 2026, lies some 44 km off the Pembrokeshire coast in waters about…


World’s first large-scale floating wind projects planned in Scotland

Energy major Shell and ScottishPower plan the world’s first large-scale floating wind farms off the east and north-east coast of Scotland. Two joint ventures – MarramWind and CampionWind – will generate 3 GW and 2 GW of energy respectively,…


Danish heavy-lift firm places crane order with Huisman

Danish heavy-lift specialist, BMS Heavy Cranes, has placed an order for a 3,000-tonne ringer crane with Netherlands-based Huisman. Delivery is due for the second half of 2023 and the contract includes an option for a second unit. The fully-electric…


Hybrid CTV handed over by Diverse Marine

26m-long hybrid crew transfer vessel (CTV), HST Ella, designed by UK ship design firm Chartwell Marine and built at Isle of Wight-based Diverse Marine, has been delivered to HST Marine, an offshore vessel services company based on the UK’s south…


Wilhelmsen takes stake in Norwegian deep-sea miner

Norwegian marine services company, Wilhelmsen, and its majority-owned port logistics subsidiary, NorSea, have taken an 18% stake in Loke Marine Minerals, a Norwegian deep-sea mining entity established in 2019. They are co-investors with TechnipFMS, a…


Deepwater FPSO starts production in China

A large semi-submersible floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, Shen Hai Yi Hao, has been commissioned by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) on the Lingshui 17-2 gas field in the South China Sea. The FPSO, with a…


Energy majors sign up to develop offshore hydrogen park

RWE, Equinor, Gasunie and Shell have signed a declaration of intent to collaborate on the development of the AquaSector project, intended to be Germany’s first large-scale offshore hydrogen park. The partners intend to install about 300 MW of…




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