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South Korea sets out offshore wind plan

The South Korean Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy unveiled its offshore wind power project, which will account for 12GW of the total capacity of 48.7GW proposed in the “Renewable Energy 3020 Implementation Plan.” To achieve the “Renewable Energy 3020 Implementation Plan” goal, the industrialization of this alternative power is important. 

Denmark taking the lead in offshore wind

With the announcement of three new offshore wind farms by 2030, Denmark has set an ambitious direction for domestic renewable energy sector. Specifically offshore wind has moved in a positive direction over the last five years, and the energy from offshore wind has been significantly cheaper, Danish Shipping noted.

Norway orders Aker BP to get consent for using W2W ship on Tambar

PSA Norway issued an order to Aker BP which requires the company to obtain consent before using a walk-to-work vessel on Tambar. Aker wants to use the W2W to accommodate personnel due to carry out work on the normally unmanned Tambar facility. Aker BP must have the consent before the activity begins.

New technology aims to cut offshore wind costs

The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, through the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme has allocated 3.8m EUR to a consortium, to present suction bucket technology with focus on industrialising suction bucket technology. The overall target is to limit the cost of foundation construction and installation by 40%.

Norway finds non-conformities at Equinor Martin Linge unit

PSA Norway conducted an audit of Equinor in materials handling, emergency preparedness, and the working environment in preparations for the operation of the Martin Linge production unit. The audit took place on 4-5 June 2018 and found eight irregularities, as well as five improvement points.

BP starts-up Shah Deniz 2 development in Azerbaijan

Oil major BP and its partners announced the start-up of the landmark Shah Deniz 2 gas development in Azerbaijan, including its first commercial gas delivery to Turkey. The $28 billion project is the first subsea development in the Caspian Sea and the largest subsea infrastructure operated by the company worldwide.

World’s most powerful wind turbine starts operations

The Aberdeen Bay wind farm, or EOWDC, is Scotland’s largest wind farm that will produce electricity to about 80,000 British households every year. The eleven wind turbines, two 8.8 MW and nine 8.4 MW, have the largest turbine capacity in commercial operation in the world. One single rotor lap can provide a British household with electricity for a full day.

UK energy production slightly drops in Q1 2018

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy issued its ‘Energy Trends’ report for the first quarter of 2018, revealing that the country’s total energy production was 1.0% lower than in the first quarter of 2017, despite increased oil output and record high output from wind, solar and hydro. 

10.2% of UK’s energy consumption came from renewables in 2017

In its ‘Energy Trends’ report for Q1 2018, the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said the country has made 15% progress in the target set under the 2009 EU Renewable Directive. Provisional calculations show that 10.2% of final energy consumption in 2017 came from renewable sources; up from 9.2% in 2016.

Norway grants Equinor consent for drilling in North Sea

PSA Norway has given oil major Equinor consent to drill exploration well 35/10-4 S, which aims to investigate a prospect named “Stålull”. The well is in the North Sea, west of the Fram field and around 67 kilometres from the nearest land, at Utvær in Solund municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane.

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