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DemoSATH Floats into Action: Spain's First Floating Offshore Wind Project Powers Up

Sep 18, 2023

The floating offshore wind project DemoSATH has started generating electricity, off the coast of Spain.DemoSATH, led by the Spanish engineering firm Saitec Offshore Technologies, in collaboration with the German energy company RWE Offshore Wind and the Japanese company KEPCO, was installed offshore at the BiMEP testing area at Armintza in the Basque Country. Subsequently, the connection of the existing static seabed cable to the motion-absorbing dynamic cable…

Noble Corporation Hooks $40M Contract for Noble Resolve Jack-Up

May 10, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has secured a new contract for the jack-up Noble Resolve with an undisclosed operator, offshore Spain.The campaign will consist of plug and abandon work on 13 wells and is expected to start in the second quarter 2025 and last approximately 170 days…

Bekaert Joins Tailwind Floating Wind Moorings Innovation Project

Apr 04, 2024

Belgium-based offshore mooring systems specialist Bekaert has joined the Tailwind project, which aims to develop advanced mooring solutions for floating wind industry.The Tailwind project, launched in January 2024, will aim to deliver advanced station-keeping technologies…

RWE Joins Forces with Spanish Port to Create Floating Wind Hub

Mar 19, 2024

Germany's top utility RWE has signed a Letter of Support with the Port Authority of A Coruña to facilitate the scaling-up of the port capacity in support of the Spanish government’s floating wind targets.Working together under a Letter of Support…

Carnegie Clean Energy Gets $2.3M More for CETO Wave Energy Device Trials

Mar 11, 2024

Carnegie Clean Energy has secured a $2.3 million grant from the Basque Government’s Energy Agency EVE for the deployment of its CETO wave energy device at the Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) offshore northern Spain.Carnegie secured the…

Singapore's Temasek Shortlists Saudi Aramco, Shell in Sale of Pavilion Energy Assets

Mar 05, 2024

Singapore's Temasek Holdings has shortlisted energy giants Shell and Saudi Aramco among a handful of companies to purchase most of the assets of liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading firm Pavilion Energy, sources with knowledge of the matter said…

Spain Starts Consultation on New Offshore Wind Rules

Feb 26, 2024

Spain has opened a public consultation on a new set of rules for offshore wind energy production, laying the groundwork for auctions of sea-based concessions, the Energy Ministry said on Monday.The sector had been urging the government to publish…

Global Maritime Acquires Iberian Offshore

Jan 30, 2024

Global Maritime announced it has acquired engineering specialist Iberian Offshore, strengthening Global Maritime's footprint in the emerging Spanish offshore wind sector and serving as a gateway for future expansion into the Mediterranean region…

Eni Joins Partnership to Develop Offshore Wind Projects in Spain

Jan 22, 2024

Eni-controlled company Plenitude has reached an agreement with BlueFloat Energy and Sener Renewable Investments to join their strategic partnership to advance the development of offshore wind projects in Spain.The agreement with Plenitude bolsters…

BOOST Consortium Deploys Offshore Solar Demonstrator in Spain

Jan 03, 2024

The BOOST project consortium, coordinated by Norwegian company Ocean Sun, has deployed a 270 kWp-rated offshore floating solar demonstrator close to the port of Tazacorte at La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands.Partially funded by the European Union…

What are the Issues with Siemens Gamesa's Wind Turbines?

Aug 08, 2023

Shares in Siemens Energy fell on Monday after the company quantified deeper than expected problems at its struggling wind turbine division that were first unveiled in June, saying the issues triggered a 2.2 billion euro ($2.42 billion) charge…

Lhyfe and Capital Energy Team Up to Develop Offshore Green Hydrogen Projects in Spain and Portugal

Jun 12, 2023

Green hydrogen specialist Lhyfe and Spanish company Capital Energy have signed a collaboration agreement for the joint development of offshore renewable hydrogen projects in Spain and Portugal.The two companies will work to create hydrogen production…

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…

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…

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