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  • Johan Sverdrup P2 platform module sets sail for Norway

    Two years after the first steel was cut, the giant main support frame (MSF) module for the Johan Sverdrup P2 platform left Aibel’s yard in Thailand.   Aibel said on the 11th April that the Johan Sverdrup MSF module left Thailand on the 7th April…

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  • PipeChina building Tianjin-Hebei gas pipeline

    China Oil & Gas Piping Network Corporation (PipeChina) has begun building a 6.6 billion cu m/year natural gas pipeline from Tianjin to Xiong’an New Area, Hebei Province.   The 413.5-km, 43.5-inch OD line will cost US$1.31 billion.   The pipeline will move gas from the…

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  • Vestas to Expand Wind Power Capacity in the Faroe Islands

    Vestas has secured an order for turbine supply at the 25 MW Torshavn onshore wind project, located just outside the capital of the Faroe Islands, from Vindrøkt Sp/f, a special purpose vehicle owned by Røkt and Effo.   Six V117-4.2 MW Vestas turbines will power…

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  • FERC Kicks Off Broad Pipeline Approval Re-Examination

    Clouds are gathering over future pipeline construction as the Biden administration’s environmental focus begins to seep into Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) initiatives.   The commission, with Democratic Chairman Richard Glick doing the steering, took two significant steps in February, which would end up complicating…

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  • H-Energy takes delivery of Höegh Giant FSRU

    H-Energy has taken delivery of India’s first floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), berthed at its Jaigarh LNG terminal in Maharashtra on India’s west coast.   The company says testing and commissioning of the six-million tonne/year (~750 MMcfd) unit will start “soon.”   Natural gas…

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  • Heerema to install Sofia converter platform offshore the UK

    Sembcorp Marine has contracted Heerema Marine Contractors to transport and install the HVDC converter platform at the Sofia offshore wind farm.   The company’s semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir is expected to install the platform in 2024.   RWE Renewables is developing the 1.4-GW Sofia offshore…

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  • Future of Brent Platform’s Giant Legs Uncertain

    The UK government is still undecided on whether it will allow Royal Dutch Shell Plc to leave in the sea the giant concrete legs which once supported the iconic Brent oil platforms.   Shell has asked for permission to leave the columns — each almost…

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  • Tullow Oil outlines path to net-zero by 2030

    UK-based oil and gas company Tullow Oil has committed to becoming a net-zero company by 2030 on its Scope 1 and 2 emissions through a combination of asset decarbonisation and carbon offsetting programme.   Announcing its commitment to become a net-zero company, Tullow has recently…

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  • Sunrun Solar to Help Small Businesses Benefit From Solar Rebate

    According to Sunrun Solar, installers of commercial solar panels in Melbourne, the biggest hurdle for most businesses looking to switch to solar is the out-of-pocket costs.   Fortunately, a new rebate has been announced to reduce the up-front costs associated with solar power systems.  …

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  • Touchstone to accelerate work to bring Cascadura wells onto production

    Touchstone Exploration Inc will accelerate operations to bring two Cascadura wells in the Ortoire exploration block onshore Trinidad and Tobago onto production after the company confirmed liquid rich natural gas during flowback testing of Cascadura Deep-1.   Touchstone perforated the top 199 ft of 449…

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