The Netherlands chooses site for world’s largest offshore wind-to-hydrogen project

(OEM) The Dutch government has designated an area for what will become the world’s largest offshore hydrogen production project. That area is Ten noorden van de Waddeneilanden (the North of the Wadden Islands), identified earlier for offshore wind development and deemed most suitable for providing 500 MW of electrolysis capacity and for the transport of hydrogen to land.... Continue Reading →

BW Offshore Wraps Sale of BW Opportunity FPSO

BW Offshore said Wednesday it had closed the transaction for the sale of the FPSO BW Opportunity for $125 million to an undisclosed third party. The Oslo-listed FPSO provider last Friday said it had agreed to sell the laid-up FPSO to an unnamed buyer. The company said last Friday it was also exploring the commercial principles... Continue Reading →

Wales Grants Consent for First Floating Wind Farm

Welsh Ministers have granted a Section 36 consent with deemed planning permission to Blue Gem Wind consortium to build and operate the Erebus floating wind project.  The news follows the recent decision by Natural Resources Wales to provide the joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group with a marine licence. Erebus is Wales’ first planned... Continue Reading →

NH3 FPSO Concept: Floating ‘Green’ Ammonia Poduction gets DNV AIP

An industrial-scale concept for a floating production unit to produce green ammonia has secured Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV, and the project is now ready to start the Basic Design phase. The NH3 FPSO concept is being developed by Netherlands-based SwitchH2 BV and Norway-based BW Offshore and will be built through conversion of an existing Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) or a dedicated newbuild vessel. Receiving power... Continue Reading →

Yinson Partners with AVEVA to Develop Fully Autonomous FPSOs

Malaysian FPSO provider Yinson has partnered up with industrial software firm AVEVA to enable Yinson to develop "fully autonomous and sustainable" Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) solutions. "AVEVA’s software, in combination with [Yinson's] FPSO expertise and extensive data sets, will enable [Yinson] to operate its FPSO with minimal human involvement, and with a vision for... Continue Reading →

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