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  • Borssele III & IV produces first power

    Blauwwind has reached first power at the Borssele III & IV wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.   Located 22 km (14 miles) off the coast of the province of Zeeland, the first turbine now generates electricity and supplies energy to the Dutch grid….

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  • Voltaire to debut at Dogger Bank offshore the UK

    SSE Renewables and Equinor have contracted Jan De Nul Group to transport and install the GE Haliade-X wind turbines at Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B in the UK North Sea.   This will be the first assignment for Jan De Nul’s jack-up installation…

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  • Bentley Motors Looks to the Future of Electric Drive

    Bentley Motors has announced a three-year research study which promises to transform electric vehicle powertrains, utilising a fully integrated, free from rare-earth magnet e-axle which supports electric vehicle architectures.   This reinforces Bentley’s ambition to lead sustainable luxury mobility and introduce the first fully electric…

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  • Bluewater Awards FPSO Contract

    Remazel Engineering has reported  that it has won a contract from Bluewater to supply the complete mooring and riser pull-in system for the Jotun floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) upgrade.   As Rigzone reported in June, the Jotun FPSO is undergoing upgrades for the…

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  • Pioneering Spirit removes Tyra East and West platforms

    Allseas’ heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit has removed the Tyra East and Tyra West integrated processing and accommodation platforms.   In early August, Allseas’ vessel Pioneering Spirit removed the 14,000-tonne and 7,780-tonne topsides at Tyra East and Tyra West as the final part of the…

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  • Chevron announces first 100 percent renewable base oil production

    Chevron Products Company and Novvi LLC have announced the first production of 100% renewable base oil from Novvi’s Deer Park, Houston Facility.   ‘As part of our aim to find more reliable, affordable and ever-cleaner solutions that scale, Chevron remains committed to our investment in…

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  • Fourth Noble drillship heading to Guyana

    ExxonMobil has awarded the drillship Noble Sam Croft a new six-month contract offshore Guyana, Noble Corporation revealed in its latest trading statement.   Operations are expected to start in 4Q 2020 after the rig finishes its current programme offshore Suriname.  This contract was awarded under…

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  • Libya’s oil blockade expected to persist

    Libya’s oil blockade is entering its seventh month and the war-torn country’s oil output is hovering at just 100,000 b/d instead of the pre-crisis 1.2 million b/d. Without a peaceful solution on the horizon, its expected restart is delayed to fourth-quarter 2020, according to a…

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