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Bad weather postpones rig arrival in Gulf of Mexico

In fact, Byron Energy recently stated that the EOD 264 rig has completed its prior engagements work on Wednesday, January 15, but the rig could not be safely towed from its current location to the SM71 F platform, due to weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico.

France increases 2028 offshore wind tendering target

Namely, the latest version of the Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)) indicates that France has increased its offshore wind tendering target from 6GW to up to 8.75GW by 2028.

McDermott may file for bankruptcy

Bloomberg recently reported that McDermott International Inc. is preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as next week in order to address its more than $4 billion debt load. It is said that the Baupost Group and HPS Investment Partners may provide a bankruptcy loan of about $2 billion.

Ørsted constructs its first wind farm in Netherlands

Ørsted has begun construction work on its first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, installing the first foundations at the 752MW Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm. Specifically, Borssele 1 & 2 is located 22 kilometers off the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland. At water depths ranging from 14 to 39.7 meters, a total of 94 monopile foundations will be installed at the wind farm.

Keppel O&M uses 3D printing for offshore grade materials

Keppel Offshore and Marine (Keppel O&M) is using a 3D printing technology to produce high-value components for the offshore industry, with the technology accelerating production times, resulting to projects being quicker completed.

Construction starts for world’s largest offshore wind farm

Work to install the onshore cable infrastructure for the Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B sites for the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank Wind Farms, has started. The wind farm is located near the coastal village of Ulrome, East Riding of Yorkshire.

Europe gets its first robot testing center for offshore wind

INESC TEC Insitute along with the energy company EDP, launched a project for the construction of the first real-time maritime robot testing center, used for offshore wind in Europe. Through this offshore project, development of monitoring and maintenance technologies for offshore infrastructures will get a boost.

Watch: Highlights of Peregrino C installations

Equinor, the company operating the Peregrino field, published a video with highlights during the installation of the platform’s two largest modules – the main support frame and the living quarters.

NYK, NOG partner on crew transfer vessel project

NYK and Northern Offshore Group AB (NOG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a crew transfer vessel (CSV) project linked to offshore wind power generation in Japan. The two companies will begin the joint project aiming to contribute to the success of offshore wind projects in Japan.

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