On Monday, May 15, the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea was officially opened by the minister of petroleum and energy, Terje Aasland. The platform and the floating storage and offloading vessel (FSO) have undergone extensive upgrades and are now ready for doubling the field life – and more than doubling production.
A collaboration between Cambridge Vacuum Engineering (CVE), SSE Renewables, Sif Group, and TWI, has resulted in the first-ever electron beam welded section to be incorporated in an offshore wind turbine monopile foundation (transition piece).
Irish wave energy developer, OceanEnergy, has signed up to demonstrate its OE35 floating wave energy converter at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland.
The development of offshore renewable energy is going from strength to strength in France and driving forward the energy transition. The country's first offshore wind farm off Saint-Nazaire has officially opened, the winner of the Centre Manche 1 tender has been announced, the specifications of the southern Brittany floating offshore wind project have been published, the government has set the goal of 40GW with 50 farms by 2050, and the Green Industry law has been passed.
In March, KENC Engineering was awarded a contract from an international marine contractor to design and build a Flange Mounted Upending Tool (FMUT). The FMUT will be deployed on a jack-up vessel and used for various upcoming projects.