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Sophie Stainthorpe

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Update on OGA approach to licence amendments

Update on OGA approach to licence amendments

The Oil & Gas Authority (OAG) has release the below update on its approach to licence amendments during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
SEACOR Marine and CMB announce transaction for Windcat support business

SEACOR Marine and CMB announce transaction for Windcat support business

SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc, a leading provider of marine and support transportation services to offshore oil and natural gas and wind farm facilities worldwide, and Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB), a diversified shipping and logistics group, have announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company entered into a binding definitive sale and purchase agreement to sell Windcat Workboats Holdings Limited and its crew transfer vessel business to CMB.
ORE Catapult’s Simon Cheeseman awarded prestigious marine renewables prize

ORE Catapult’s Simon Cheeseman awarded prestigious marine renewables prize

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s wave and tidal sector specialist, Simon Cheeseman, has been awarded the prestigious Society for Underwater Technology’s (SUT) Lennard-Senior prize for 2020 in recognition of his outstanding individual achievement in the field of marine renewable energy.
National Grid ESO publishes final Phase 1 report on Offshore Coordination project

National Grid ESO publishes final Phase 1 report on Offshore Coordination project

National Grid ESO’s Final Phase 1 report on a more coordinated approach to connecting offshore electricity infrastructure has been published.
The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership’s flagship WEST business transformation support programme gets underway

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership’s flagship WEST business transformation support programme gets underway

Thirty-two UK companies from industries including oil and gas, aerospace and defence have joined companies already working in the renewables sector to begin the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership’s (OWGP) Wind Expert Support Toolkit (WEST) Pilot Programme.
ORE Catapult and the Workboat Association to consider key areas for technology innovation

ORE Catapult and the Workboat Association to consider key areas for technology innovation

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Workboat Association (WA) have been selected by UK Government to develop a Technology Roadmap, outlining a route to the decarbonisation of North Sea offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) vessels.
Climate report reinforces need for homegrown transition

Climate report reinforces need for homegrown transition

A major independent report which sets out detailed routes for meeting the country’s climate targets has recognised the positive contribution the UK’s changing oil and gas industry can make in the energy transition.
Skills for Energy inspire future industry workforce with unique online event

Skills for Energy inspire future industry workforce with unique online event

EEEGR’s annual Skills for Energy event was a firm success, being delivered this year as a virtual event with sponsorship from OPITO and Gee-Force Hydraulics.
Up to 17GW of renewables eligible for CfD AR4

Up to 17GW of renewables eligible for CfD AR4

Cornwall Insight’s Renewable Pipeline Tracker service has examined the potential capacity that could enter the Contract for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round (AR) 4, with the analysis showing there is currently 17GW* of technologies likely to be eligible to bid.
Prior Power Solutions’ latest design significantly brings down cost for new nitrogen pump

Prior Power Solutions’ latest design significantly brings down cost for new nitrogen pump

A new split skid design for a nitrogen unit, utilising a single cleaner engine solution, therefore offering lower capital and operational costs, has been designed and built by Prior Power Solutions.