Scottish partnership explores ‘groutless’ anchoring for fish farming

Tidal energy specialist Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd, the Scottish University of Dundee, the marine equipment supplier Gael Force Group; and the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) are exploring the development of a ‘groutless’ anchoring technology for the aquaculture industry, which could enhance the sector’s environmental impact and support its ambitions for long-term sustainable growth. The partnership aims to support the aquaculture industry in finding ways to anchor farms in new...

More offshore wind jobs are needed, NOIA says

Ahead of House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources hearing, NOIA President Randall Luthi submitted a letter saying that the offshore wind energy boom in the US will need a skilled workforce trained and capable of operating in the unique offshore environment.

Mr. Luthi stated that:

We agree with the sponsors of this legislation that the coming offshore wind energy boom in the U.S. will need a skilled workforce trained and capable of operating in the unique offshore...

Ally Cedeno, Founder Women Offshore

Ally Cedeno, Founder Women Offshore

Meet the brightest shining star in the maritime industry right now, Ally Cedeno, Founder of Women Offshore. She is the passionate young woman who went to sea and unfortunately ended up on a ship where she didn’t feel comfortable but had to endure for another 6 months.

Ally felt alone in the world and especially on the water, which she loves so much, and had experiences to be the best workplace ever, so she decided to start Women Offshore – a safe place online where you can share your...

Bill introduced to expand offshore wind training

The Lilligrund wind farm off Sweden. Siemens photo

On Tuesday, Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and three other senators introduced legislation to create a grant program for offshore wind educational and career training.

The legislation would direct the Department of Energy to work with stakeholders to identify the offshore wind industry’s educational and career training needs before setting up a grant program to address those needs. The grants could be used for a variety of activities, including current worker training, training in conjunction with...

Sleipner A employees work long hours with increased workload, audit finds

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority revealed irregularities on Equinor’s Sleipner A platform in the North Sea. The issues concern the working environment on the platform, as the audit resulted to long working hours, increased workloads, noise and chemicals protection.

The audit was carried out in the period 30 January to 7 February 2019.

The aim of the audit was to verify that Equinor’s management of work environment risk for its own employees and contractors was such that the personnel are...

France aims to 1GW annual offshore wind tendering

As French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, reported France is to increase its offshore wind tendering target from 600MW annually, to 1GW until 2028, as the Dunkirk tender has shown that the costs are decreasing.

The recently released Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)) has called for the tendering of around 6GW of fixed and floating offshore wind by 2028, including the ongoing Dunkirk tender.

The goal that France has now is an expected bidding rhythm of...

Sleipner partnership to disclose CO2 storage data

As part of their efforts to advance innovation and development on the field of CO2 storage, Norwegian oil company Equinor and its partners will disclose datasets from the Sleipner field; the world’s first offshore Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) plant.

Since 1996, Equinor, along with a group of partnering companies, has used Sleipner field as a facility for carbon capture and storage, making it the longest ongoing project on CO2 storage in the world.

Each year about 1 million tonnes CO2 from...

Fire erupts at Iranian South Pars gas platform

Fire took place at the SPD9 platform, in the South Pars gas field, on June 12. About 14 people were working at the platform the moment of the fire, but not casualties were reported. The fire has now been contained.

The Platform belongs to the phases 6, 7, and 8 of South Pars and local media reported that the fire occurred because of gas leakage.

What is more, due to the fire, production at this platform has been stopped.

The fire took place at about 3 p.m. local time, but there were no injuries.