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Chevron, Microsoft, Schlumberger to Build Carbon Capture Plant in California

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Chevron Corp is partnering with Microsoft Corp, oilfield services firm Schlumberger and privately held Clean Energy Systems to build a carbon capture plant in California, as the U.S. oil major expands investments in renewable technology.Fossil fuel companies…

VIDEO: Wärtsilä’s Compact Reliq Aims to Optimize BOG Reliquification

Wärtsilä’s Compact Reliq. Photo: Wärtsilä

As the maritime industry steams toward decarbonization, the path to zero emissions will include many stepping stones. Wärtsilä’s Compact Reliq is a step change in efficiently reliquefying boil off gas (BOG) on LNG carriers, as Lasse Wichstrøm and Sylvain Fabreguettes discuss with Maritime Reporter TV.LNG carriers have…

Reversing the Flow – Repurposing Wells for Carbon Capture & Storage?

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2020 is a year that’ll be remembered for many reasons. COVID-19 aside, it’s been a turning point for the offshore industry, one where net-zero solutions have been top of the agenda, including within well abandonment.Industry and regulators have been looking…

Geothermal Energy: A New Life for Old Offshore Oil Wells?

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Old offshore oil wells could be turned into geothermal energy producers under a plan by a new consortium. The group, The Aquarius North Sea Geothermal Consortium, is “actively” working with North Sea operators to see if old wells could be used to generate geothermal energy for existing platforms.

Denmark Might Not Reach Its 2030 Emissions Reduction Goal as It 'Relies on Unproven Tech'

The Nordic country in 2020 set one of the most ambitious and legally binding climate targets in the world - cutting CO2 emissions by 70% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, but its government has yet to come up with a detailed plan for how to achieve that target. Image by; freddytb Foto/AdobeStock

Denmark risks not reaching its goal to cut carbon emissions by 70% by 2030 because it is too reliant on unproven technology, an independent council monitoring the effort said on Friday.The Nordic country in 2020 set one of the most ambitious and legally binding…

Vysus Group Acquires Promaps Technology

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Engineering and technology consultancy Vysus Group has acquired Norwegian based software firm, Promaps Technology.This is the first acquisition for Vysus Group, which was itself created recently following a strategic carve-out from Lloyd’s Register.As for Promaps Technology…

CorPower Extends Equity Funding for Commercial Scale Demo

CorPower's C3 in scapa flow, Orkney. Photo Credit CorPower

After securing a private placement of 9 million Euros, CorPower has extended its equity funding to 20.3 million Euros, for the commercial scale demonstration of its wave energy technology. The investment round was led by Midroc New Technology and included SEB Greentech VC, family offices and private investors.

Ecological Cable Protection in Long Island Sound

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December 2020 marked the deployment of fifty 150-sq. ft. nature-inclusive ECOncrete Marine Mattresses, providing large-scale armoring and protection for the Northport to Norwalk Submarine Cable,  a 24 mile underwater electrical transmission cable under contract…

WinGD Rolls Out Four New Versions of its X72DF Maritime Powerplant

WinGD has updated its popular X72DF dual-fuel engine platform with an offer of four versions; X72DF-1.1, X72DF-1.2, X72DF-2.1 & X72DF-2.2. Photo: WinGD

WinGD  updated its X72DF dual-fuel engine platform with four new versions, new versions aimed to provide ship design flexibility while helping to reduce installed power and emissions.Popular on LNG carriers, the X72DF is also applicable on Suezmax tankers,…

Energy Charter Treaty Talks: EU to Seek Fossil Fuel Phase-out

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The European Union's executive will push for a 10-year phase-out of the protection for fossil fuels under an international energy treaty, following calls from some countries to quit the accord unless it can be aligned with Europe's climate goals.The more than…

MHI Invests in C-Zero to Accelerate Production of Clean Hydrogen

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$11.5M Series A Funding Round Also Includes Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ENI Next and AP Ventures Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has invested in C-Zero, a hard tech startup located in Santa Barbara, Calif., to accelerate the first commercial-scale deployment of C-Zero's drop-in decarbonization technology…

Renewable Energy: Wave Power Projects Takes a Big Step

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Eco Wave Power has secured the engineering coordination permit from the Municipality of Tel-Aviv Jaffa (permit number 2020-3249) needed for the cement works and installation of 10floaters for the EWP-EDF One wave energy project in the Port of Jaffa, Israel.This…

Sail Power: Liebherr Delivers World's Largest Slewing Drive Units

Liebherr advances into new dimensions with the world’s largest slewing drive units. Photo: Liebherr

As the maritime industry grapples with the technology and technique to meet increasingly strict emission mandates, eConowind is working to deliver an innovative wind sail system.In step with the development, Liebherr delivered what is currently the largest…

New Water Dissolvable Frac Ball Tooling Launched

Victory Elements says its newly launched water dissolvable ceramic materials for hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells are designed to provide performance and cost advantages compared to conventional practices including faster completion times, reduced completion costs and less environmental impact.

Eco Wave Power Commences Grid Connection Works in Israel

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While wave power is still in its infancy relative to offshore wind in the renewable power space, several companies are making step changes that are geared to lead this power source to utlity scale. One Swedish company making the move is Eco Wave Power, which…

Great Ships of 2020: Seri Everest, World’s Largest Ethane Carrier

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Seri Everest, the first in a series of three 98,000 cbm Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs) built at Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SHI) and delivered to MISC Berhad on October 30, 2020. Seri Everest is the first from a series of six VLECs that MISC purchased in July 2020.

US Oil Industry Group Pledges to Fight Possible Biden Fracking Limits

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If U.S. President-elect Joe Biden tries to restrict development of oil and gas drilling on federal lands, the American Petroleum Institute (API) will use "every tool at its disposal" including legal action, chief executive Mike Sommers said in an interview…

Charging Ahead: Brent Perry & his Sterling PBES Team Drive Maritime Battery Tech

Brent Perry, CEO of Sterling PBES is a 40+ year veteran of the marine business, and one of the pioneers in delivering battery solutions to boats and ships at sea.  Photo Courtesy Sterling PBES

Brent Perry, CEO of Sterling PBES is a 40+ year veteran of the marine business, and one of the pioneers in delivering battery solutions to boats and ships at sea. Please give us a by the numbers look at Sterling PBES today?Right now we are sitting in a position…

OTC 2021 Postponed

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One of the world's largest conferences and exhibitions dedicated to the offshore energy industry will be postponed next year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.The Offshore Technology Conference, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Houston annually…

Virtual Conference to Focus on Transatlantic Marine Renewables

WindFloat Atlantic  the world's first first semi-submersible floating wind farm, located 20km off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Image courtesy EDP Renovables

Marine industry experts from Portugal and Canada are staging a special Blue Economy conference to spark transatlantic business growth. WavEC Offshore Renewables is teaming up with the Embassy of Canada to Portugal to host ‘Advancing the Blue Economy through Intercontinental Collaboration’.