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 are almost as tall as … [Read more...]

Orsted Divests Business Units for $2.3 Billion to Focus on Green Energy

Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted has agreed to divest its power distribution and two other businesses to focus on renewable energy. Ørsted said the deal with SEAS-NVE is valued at $3.15 billion deal and includes its power distribution business, Radius, as well as its residential customer and City Light businesses. The deal follows an unsolicited, non-binding offer … [Read more...]

Metal Shark Delivers New Foil-Assisted Catamaran Excursion Vessel to Pure Florida

Press Release - Shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered a new excursion vessel to Southwest Florida tour and charter boat operator Pure Florida. “Sea Flight” is a custom 40’ x 14’ welded aluminum foil-assisted catamaran designed and built to USCG Subchapter “T” standards and configured to carry up to 33 passengers.  Designed by Jutson Marine Design, the vessel features … [Read more...]

Study Identifies Key Role of Startups in Maritime’s Digitalization

Maritime startups and connectivity will play a key role in bringing the benefits of digitalization to the shipping and offshore sectors, according to a new study, the conclusions of which were revealed in a report released this week at the London International Shipping Week. The report, titled ‘Trade 2.0: How Startups are driving the next generation of maritime trade’, was … [Read more...]

Port of Southampton Enters Into UK’s First ‘Port Economic Partnership’

The UK government and the Port of Southampton have teamed up to launched the UK's first Port Economic Partnership (PEP), a way of creating stronger links between ports and government in order to long-term trade and economic growth. For the partnership, the UK Department for Transport (DfT) will work with ABP's Port of Southampton to focus on leveraging public and private … [Read more...]