World Invests Record Amount in Decarbonization Efforts

The world has committed a record $501.3 billion to decarbonization in 2020, beating the previous year by 9% despite the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent energy transition investment analysis compiled by BloombergNEF (BNEF), Bloomberg’s primary … Read More

Singapore to vaccinate over 10,000 frontline maritime workers by end of January

Singapore has become one of the first nations to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations of frontline maritime personnel as part of its national vaccination strategy to protect frontline personnel. Under the Sea – Air Vaccination Exercise (SAVE), over 10,000 frontline maritime personnel … Read More

Murphy Unveils Plans to Build State-of-the-Art Monopile Manufacturing Facility

Gov. Phil Murphy, alongside EEW, Ørsted, legislators and members of the building trades, has unveiled a $250 million investment in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to build monopiles for offshore wind turbines that will serve the entire U.S. offshore wind industry.  … Read More

New Bipartisan Bill Grants Wind Industry Much Needed Relief

Congress has reached a bipartisan deal that contains important emergency relief measures for the renewable energy industry, including a one-year extension of the production tax credit (PTC), and a new 30% investment tax credit for offshore wind projects that start … Read More

BayWa r.e. Completes Construction, Financial Close on Amadeus Wind Project

BayWa r.e., a global developer, service supplier, distributor and energy solutions provider, has completed construction and achieved financial close of the Amadeus Wind project in Texas. Amadeus is the largest onshore wind project completed to date in BayWa r.e.’s global … Read More

Landmark ILO ruling says govts failed to protect seafarers’ rights under international law

The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Committee of Experts issued a ruling that governments have failed in their duty of care towards seafarers under international law during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first ruling of its kind, the committee of 20 … Read More

Korean firm to cool Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine storage space with LNG

Liquified natural gas (LNG) will be used to keep extremely low temperatures in storage facilities in South Korea which will house millions of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccines. According to a Reuters article, Korea Superfreeze Inc., located 65 kilometres from Seoul and … Read More

Atlantic Shores Submits Bid in New Jersey’s Second Offshore Solicitation

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (Atlantic Shores), the 50-50 joint venture between EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies U.S. LLC, submitted its proposal to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to supply the state with up to 2,300 … Read More

SHI rolls out ship design featuring infectious disease prevention solutions

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has won approval in principle for a ship design that is fitted with technology for the prevention of the spread of infectious diseases during ship operations. The design is of particular importance having in … Read More

Life after COVID-19: Will the world as we know it change for good?

With the first lockdowns in place in March 2020, the Internet and social media were buzzing with posts and images of empty cities, and in some cities, even wild animals were pictured roaming the streets as if nature was reclaiming … Read More