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A strange vehicle will be driving on the bottom of the harbor in the western port area of the Port of Rotterdam, on a trial basis. It is the Deep Dig-it, an unmanned trencher of 17 meters long and 138,000 kilos clean on the hook.
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.
The first offshore green hydrogen plant created by the Neptune Energy , located in the Dutch field of the North Sea, includes three energy systems in one platform; offshore wind, offshore gas, and hydrogen. The following video explains how the project will be progressed, keeping in mind that it is the first project of its kind in the sector.
DOB-Academy published a video presenting the removal of the Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) as part of the Slip Joint Offshore Research project. The removal of the turbine was conducted on August 16.
Makani conducted the first flights of its energy kite from a floating platform in the North Sea. The energy kites use a wing tethered to a ground station to efficiently harness energy from the wind, generating electricity at utility-scale. The kite flies autonomously in loops, and rotors on the wing spin as the wind moves through them, thus generating electricity that is sent down the tether to the grid.
The world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade has touched down at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facilities in Blyth, Northumberland. The 107-meter LM Wind Power blade is a milestone for the wind industry.
The Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor started production from the Trestakk subsea field on Haltenbanken in the Norwegian Sea on Tuesday, July 16. In the meantime, the company published a video presenting the procedure from A to Z, for an offshore field to come online.
Ingeteam, who’s responsible for the electrical engineering, completed the commissioning of the first multi-turbine wind floating platform at its final location in the Atlantic Ocean. The WIP10 + prototype is 1.3 nautical miles off the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, specifically on the PLOCAN test bench, in front of the Punta de la Garita.
On June 18, ‘Pioneering Spirit’ visited the Brent field in the UK North Sea, to remove the Brent Bravo platform. Brent Bravo, located 115 miles north-east of Lerwick in Shetland, had produced its first oil back in 1976. Brent Bravo will now be taken to Hartlepool, in order to be recycled. However, its concrete legs have been left in position for now.
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