Establishment of “K” Line Wind Service, Ltd. for Offshore Support Vessel Operation

Establishment of “K” Line Wind Service, Ltd. for Offshore Support Vessel Operation


Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd, and Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha Ltd. are pleased to announce the agreement to establish a joint venture company (“K” Line Wind Service, Ltd) for the purpose of providing marine related services for offshore wind power business

1.       Target and Purpose of “K” Line Wind Service, Ltd.

Japanese Government has announced its Green Growth Strategy for carbon neutrality by 2050. Offshore...

NOAA forms first partnership with offshore wind developer

The Sea-Jay comes into dock at Llandudno, U.K., with the Ørsted Burbo Bank windfarm in the background.

When it comes to finding energy solutions, some people believe the answer is blowing in the wind.

This is certainly the case at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The agency, which falls under the U.S. Department of Commerce, has signed an agreement that it hopes will solve some of the country’s energy problems.

After a year of discussions and ironing out details, NOAA officials announced March 29 a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC,...

Multibillion-dollar offshore wind plan targets US ports

The U.S. maritime sector stands to reap major benefits from an offshore wind initiative announced Monday by the White House that would jump-start billions of dollars of investment into ports and U.S.-made cargo ships.

The proposal, which involves oversight from several cabinet-level departments including the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), aims to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind in the United States by 2030. Meeting the target will spur more than $12 billion per year in...

Crowley readies dive into offshore wind farm work


Crowley has spent the past 53 years providing U.S.-flag vessel assets and logistics support to the offshore oil and gas industry and now is gearing up to provide that same transportation skill set to the burgeoning offshore wind farm industry in America.

Bruce Harland, vice president of business development for Crowley offshore services (Photo: Courtesy)

It is forecast that as many as 2,000 gigantic, multi-megawatt wind turbines will be generating 29 gigawatts of electricity off the U.S. coast...

Equinor to support New York Bight whales monitoring

A humpback whale breaching. NOAA photo

Offshore wind power developer Equinor Wind US is entering a joint project with conservationists and scientists to deploy two new acoustic buoys to expand detection and monitoring of whales in the New York Bight.

To be operated with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts, the buoys will provide near real-time monitoring of species including sei, fin and humpback whales, and the extremely endangered North Atlantic...

Survey finds broad New Jersey support for offshore wind power

Offshore wind turbines. Clean energy. Dong Energy photo by MEDVIND/Bent Sørensen.

A new Monmouth University Poll found broad support among New Jersey residents for developing offshore wind power, with 76% of respondents in favor.

That’s down from a peak of 84% in polls taken between 2008 and 2011, when the Obama administration began setting the stage for Mid-Atlantic wind energy leasing. The support drops sharply to 45% if residential electricity rates were to go up because of wind investment.

“This could be tricky for clean energy advocates.  Support for wind energy could...

DOE announces $28 million in wind energy research funding

Deepwater Wind's Block Island Wind Farm is the first commercial wind energy project inU.S. waters. Department of Energy photo.

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $28.1 million in funding aimed at advancing wind energy nationwide across the land-based, offshore, and distributed wind sectors. This includes up to $22 million for offshore wind energy research.

While utility-scale wind energy in the U.S. has grown to 90 gigawatts, significant opportunities for cost reductions remain, especially in the areas of offshore wind, distributed wind, and tall wind.

“Wind power is an important part of America’s...

Federal regulators, fishermen agree to consult on offshore wind

The Rhode Island-based fishing vessel Virginia Marise near the Block Island Wind Farm. Deepwater Wind photo.

Federal energy and ocean officials signed a formal agreement with commercial fishing advocates to work together on planning for offshore wind energy development.

It is a milestone for the East Coast fishing industry, which is pressing hard to have more influence over how the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is overseeing private wind power developers.

The 10-year memorandum of understanding between BOEM, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Responsible Offshore...

Ørsted, East Coast fishing industry seek to collaborate on offshore wind

The Rhode Island-based fishing vessel Virginia Marise near the Block Island Wind Farm. Deepwater Wind photo.

A coalition of East Coast commercial fishing groups announced Thursday it has a new partnership agreement with Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind to improve communications between the seafood industry and offshore wind energy developers.

“This first-of-its-kind partnership will create an unprecedented opportunity for commercial fishermen to provide direct input to the wind energy industry on matters of significant interest to their businesses,” according to the statement issued in Boston by the...

Ørsted, EDF and Shell position for New Jersey offshore wind energy

Ørsted's Godewind trubine array in the North Sea. Ørsted photo.

Denmark-based offshore wind operator Ørsted is proposing to supply the first 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind energy for New Jersey, with project backers saying it will bring new maritime jobs and manufacturing to the state.

Ørsted submitted its response Dec. 28 a bid to the New Jersey state Board of Public Utilities’ request for proposals with the plan for the Ocean Wind project, which would be built 15 miles off Atlantic City, N.J., on a lease that Ørsted (then known as DONG Energy) acquired...

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