Dominion Proposes Largest Offshore Wind Farm in U.S.

Virginia-based electric utility provider Dominion Energy is proposing the United States’ largest offshore wind development off Virginia’s coast. The proposal is for a 2,600-megawatt commercial offshore wind development that will ramp up to include 220 wind turbines providing renewable energy for up to 650,000 homes by the year 2026. If approved, the project would be […]

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Imelda Disrupts U.S. Gulf Coast Energy Operations from Refineries to Terminals

By Erwin Seba HOUSTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Energy infrastructure on the U.S. Gulf Coast was hit hard by Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday, as flooding forced a major refinery, a key oil pipeline, terminals and a ship channel in Texas to shut, according to sources familiar with operations. Torrential rain has inundated the Gulf […]

Costa’s New Flagship Postponed at Meyer Turku

Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku is postponing delivery of Costa Cruise’s new flagship vessel, the LNG-powered Costa Smeralda, by one month, the shipbuilder said in a statement.  Meyer Turku attributes the delay to difficulties with the ship’s LNG propulsion and other sophisticated technologies onboard, combined with its large size. Under the new timeline, Meyer Turku will […]

UK Set to Open $25 Billion Lease Auction for Offshore Wind Farms

By William Mathis (Bloomberg) –The U.K. is set to open the first contest in a decade intended to draw as much as 20 billion pounds ($25 billion) of investment in offshore wind farms. The move in a competitive auction for leases where developers can plant large-scale turbines at sea will bring at least 7 gigawatts […]

Golden Ray Incident: Unified Command Working on Long-Term Salvage Plan

The Unified Command responsible the Golden Ray incident in Georgia’s St. Simon Sound is developing plans to remove fuel from the vessel as crews come up with a long-term salvage plan. The response resumed in full on Monday after heavy weather suspended operations for a day on Sunday. “The Unified Command continues to assess all […]

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbines Coming to U.S. Waters

By Christopher Martin (Bloomberg) –The tallest, most powerful wind turbines ever made are coming to U.S. waters care of General Electric Co. Denmark-based Orsted A/S plans to use 12-megawatt turbines made by GE for projects off the coast of Maryland and New Jersey, according to a statement from the companies Thursday. The 853-foot (260-meter) turbines […]

UK Launches Largest Offshore Wind Lease in a Decade

By Susanna Twidale LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Britain has launched its first major auction of offshore wind farm leases in a decade, offering sites with the combined potential to power more than six million homes. Britain is already the world’s largest offshore wind market, and plans to generate a third of its electricity from […]