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IberBlue Wind to Invest $4.36 bln in Portugal-Spain Floating Wind Farms

Apr 12, 2023

Irish-Spanish consortium IberBlue Wind plans to invest more than 4 billion euros ($4.36 billion) in two [floating] wind farms off the Atlantic coasts of Portugal and Spain, it said on Tuesday.IberBlue said in a statement it aimed to create a combined installed capacity of 1.96 gigawatts (GW), enough to supply electricity to over one million homes, at two parks called Creoula, off Viana do Castelo in north Portugal…

BW Ideol, Elawan Energy Eye Joint Development of Floating Offshore Wind Projects in Spain and Portugal

May 25, 2023

Floating wind farm and technology developer BW Ideol has signed a Head of Terms with Elawan Energy, an ORIX company based in Spain, for the joint development of a multi-GW floating offshore wind pipeline off Spain and Portugal, subject to further…

NKT Wins EUR 600M Order for High-voltage Power Cable System for Biscay Gulf Interconnector

May 05, 2023

Power cable-making and installation firm NKT has won an order for one of the 400 kV high-voltage power cable systems for the Biscay Gulf Interconnector, strengthening the transmission security and electricity supply between France and Spain…

Dolphin Drilling's Blackford Dolphin Rig Arrives in Nigeria ahead of GHL Contract Start

Mar 10, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Dolphin Drilling said Thursday its Blackford Dolphin drilling rig had arrived in Nigeria.The rig is preparing to start operations under a 12-month contract with General Hydrocarbons Limited (GHL).Worth noting, Dolphin…

Canary Islands: X1 Wind's Floating Wind Prototype Produces First kWh

Mar 07, 2023

Barcelona-based floating wind technology firm X1 Wind said Tuesday that its X30 floating wind prototype, installed in the Canary Islands, Spain, has produced its first kWh.The company said the milestone marked the world’s only floating wind platform currently installed with a TLP mooring system…

Subsea Power Link Between Spain and France to Go Ahead Despite Cost Increase

Mar 03, 2023

France and Spain announced a breakthrough on Thursday in a long-running impasse over what would be their first undersea electricity link.Spanish competition watchdog CNMC and French energy regulator CRE gave the go-ahead to a new cost-sharing…

Cepsa Sells its Interests in UAE Oil Concessions to TotalEnergies

Mar 02, 2023

Spanish firm Cepsa has agreed to sell its exploration and production business in the United Arab Emirates to the French oil major TotalEnergies.The assets being sold include Cepsa’s 20% participating interest in the Satah Al Razboot, Umm Lulu…

Spain to Announce Offshore Wind Tenders This Year

Feb 28, 2023

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's cabinet approved a decree that allows for the development of offshore wind parks on 5,000 square km of maritime territory in 19 blocs, Energy Minister Teresa Ribera said at a press conference. With about 1 million square km of waters…

Gondan Shipyard Delivers Edda Boreas CSOV to Edda Wind

Feb 09, 2023

Norway-based offshore wind service vessel firm Edda Wind on Thursday took delivery of Edda Boreas CSOV from Gondan Shipyard. The vessel is the second of six sister vessels to be delivered from Gondan.The commissioning service operation vessel…

Naming Ceremony Held for Edda Wind's CSOV

Jan 16, 2023

Edda Wind, the Norwegian offshore wind vessel owner, held a naming ceremony for its 'Edda Boreas' commissioning service operation vessel on Saturday.The traditional ceremony where a bottle of champagne was sacrificed for good luck took place at Gondan Shipbuilders in Spain…

Trinidad to Reject BP and Shell's Offshore Exploration Bids, Sources Say

Dec 29, 2022

Trinidad and Tobago is preparing to reject four offshore exploration bids by BP Plc and Shell, according to people familiar with the matter, because they failed to meet the government’s minimum requirements. The island nation's government plans…

Barcelona-Marseille Hydrogen Subsea Pipeline to Cost Around 2B Euros

Dec 09, 2022

An underwater pipeline to carry green hydrogen between Barcelona and Marseille will cost around 2 billion euros ($2.1 billion), according to preliminary estimates of the project agreed between Spain, Portugal and France, two sources told Reuters…

Edda Wind Takes Delivery of Hydrogen-ready SOV 'Edda Brint'

Oct 25, 2022

Norwegian offshore wind service vessel firm Edda Wind has taken delivery of Edda Brint service operation vessel from Spain's Astilleros Balenciaga. The vessel is the second vessel delivered as part of a seven-vessel newbuilding program.The new…

Tullow Oil Abandons Guyana Well After Dismal Drilling Results

Aug 05, 2022

Tullow Oil said on Friday it would abandon drilling operations at Beebei-Potaro exploration well in offshore Guyana after results showed the well bore water.The group, which holds 37.5% of the Kanuku block where the well lies, said it would…

Floating Wind: DemoSATH Floater Launched in Spain (VIDEO)

Jul 20, 2022

Spanish offshore engineering firm Saitec Offshore Technologies and renewables giant RWE on Wednesday marked the completion and the launching operation of their DemoSATH floating wind unit. SATH Technology is based on a concrete platform concept with a plug-and-play Single Point Mooring…

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