• 2020 June 1 13:10

    Neptune Energy welcomes DEME as a partner in the PosHYdon offshore green hydrogen pilot

    Neptune Energy and DEME announce that DEME Offshore is joining the PosHYdon offshore hydrogen pilot as partner. DEME is the world leader in offshore wind energy and recently entered into partnerships through its subsidiary DEME Concessions for green hydrogen production in the ports of Ostend (Belgium) and Duqm (Oman), the company said in its release.

    PosHYdon integrates three energy systems in the North Sea: offshore wind, offshore gas and offshore hydrogen and takes place on Neptune Energy’s Q13a platform. This production platform is the first fully electrified platform on the Dutch North Sea and is approximately 13 kilometres off the coast of Scheveningen.

    Lex de Groot, Managing Director of Neptune Energy in the Netherlands, welcomes DEME. “It’s great to see so many leading companies join PosHYdon. Integrating energy systems at sea is a new expertise. DEME's knowledge for connecting wind farms is crucial. Not only for this pilot, but also to gain experience in the follow-up processes after PosHYdon. The expertise DEME has built up worldwide helps us all to scale up from 1 MW to 100 MW or more after this pilot,” he says. “This is a crucial step that paves the way for the further development of offshore wind energy and the conversion to hydrogen in the North Sea. This will be particularly interesting for wind farms far away from the coast that will be built after 2030. Especially now that electricity prices are so low, which can slow down the development of offshore wind farms needed to meet climate targets. In addition, the fluctuations of wind at sea can be mitigated by converting this energy at sea into hydrogen.”

    Bart De Poorter, General Manager DEME Offshore: “DEME has an ongoing focus on new markets and developing opportunities. Together with DEME Concessions, we consider the system integration, green hydrogen production and electrification of existing platforms at sea a very interesting market. PosHYdon is a starting point. DEME is involved in the conceptual design of a 100 MW offshore hydrogen gas production plant. We are also the Task Leader when evaluating the business case in line with this 100 MW concept. We will also be involved in the transport to and installation of the onshore H2- unit on the Q13a platform. We are very pleased to be able to join the strong partners within the consortium and the collaboration with Neptune Energy, one of the pioneers in this market.”

    The pilot is an initiative of Nexstep, a national platform for reuse and decommissioning, and knowledge institute TNO in close cooperation with the industry. Previously, Gasunie, Noordgastransport BV, NOGAT BV and Eneco joined the PosHYdon consortium.

    Partners in the Q13a-A platform are: EBN B.V. (40%) and TAQA Offshore B.V. (10%).




2020 July 14

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17:57 More States need to act on crew changes, says IMO Secretary-General
17:33 Throughput of Russian seaports in 6M’2020 climbed by 0.1% (detalization)
17:11 Alewijnse completes electrical installation TSHD Anchorage
16:46 Vladimir Putin signs the package of federal laws on the system of privileges in the Arctic
16:21 Mark Sickles named Interim CEO & Executive Director of DCA
15:55 Reconstruction of hydraulic facility No 9 of Tushinsky District’s HES obtains state expert approval
15:32 Green Yard Group takes over Kleven Verft business
15:04 Engineering and geological survey began for construction of Port Dalny terminal in Khabarovsk Territory
14:39 LISCR hires former USCG LNG expert to boost its global team
14:20 Young Russian sturgeon released to Volga as compensatory measure for dredging on Volga Caspian Canal
13:57 Rosmorport releases young keta salmon as compensatory measure for dredging in Shakhtersk
13:36 Straatman BV built solar-powered mooring systems for Port of Hamburg
13:12 ABB to power the world’s largest diamond recovery vessel for De Beers
12:48 Bunker prices are stable at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:23 COMSAT bolsters Inmarsat network with increased C-band and L-band capabilities
11:55 IMO's informal discussions focus on cutting shipping’s carbon intensity
11:31 G3 Terminal Vancouver opens on Canada’s West Coast and transforms Canada’s grain supply chain
11:13 Further progress towards greener and safer ship recycling in Bangladesh reported at SENSREC meeting
10:50 Polish Ministry of Climate signs letter of intent on cooperation in the development of offshore wind energy
10:32 USCG investigates uninspected passenger vessel allision
10:07 Gdynia to be the installation port of Polish wind farms on the Baltic Sea
09:42 More information needed on the impacts of emissions trading in maritime transport
09:26 Oil prices decrease amid demand concerns
09:21 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 14
09:08 Baltic Dry Index as of July 13

2020 July 13

18:24 Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance
18:00 Interim report and independent audit of KS1437 Multipass Port project approved by related authority
16:59 Port of Ventspils (Latvia) handled 6.8 million tonnes of cargo in 6M’2020
15:32 Oboronlogistics ensures Northern delivery
15:04 Ørsted and Van Oord have successfully installed all array cables of the Borssele I & II offshore wind farm
14:21 Dublin Port throughput declines by 10.9% in the six months to June
13:53 FSUE Rosmorport’s revenue in HI’2020 grew by 6% YoY
13:30 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO grew to RUB 10,425 in RF spot market
13:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
12:41 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
12:19 Tallinks’s vessel Romantika to offer two direct sailings from Riga to Helsinki this July and August
12:18 ISO releases environmental report assurance standard
11:55 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the second quarter and first half 2020
11:32 KN increases the volume of biofuel handling
11:02 XELLZ acquires additional 100.000sqm to develop a Free Zone at Rosslare Europort
10:14 Gibdock completes an extensive two-vessel drydocking and maintenance project for returning customer Shearwater GeoServices
10:13 Port of Helsinki throughput in 6M’2019 fell by 9.2% to 6.6 million tonnes
09:58 The Fjords takes delivery of second all-electric passenger ship
09:49 Oil prices continue going down
09:32 RF Government to allocate RUB 320 million as support of shipping companies
09:10 Baltic Dry Index as of July 10
09:05 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 13

2020 July 12

16:21 Carnival Corp announces change in leadership team
15:38 UMS Skeldar gets contract to supply mine countermeasures drones system
15:23 Samson introduces the latest in mooring line innovation
14:19 Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charters near Star Island
13:41 Carnival Corporation's AIDA Cruises to restart sailing vacations in August
13:18 New OCIMF Committee structure
12:51 American P&I Club and ABS Consulting join forces to drive cyber awareness for maritime insurance
11:49 Royal Caribbean Group acquires remaining interest in Silversea

2020 July 11

15:28 Cox Powertrain celebrates as first 300hp diesel outboards roll off the production line ready for delivery
14:51 WCI names Tracy R. Zea as President & CEO
13:45 NOS expands its fleet with two additional M-Class vessels
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