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Yara and Kongsberg Plans for Autonomous, Zero Emissions Ship for 2020

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Category: Energy

Norwegian fertilizer company Yara has teamed up with Kongsberg to build the world’s first autonomous and zero emissions ship. Named Yara Birkeland, the vessel will be the world’s first fully electric container feeder. Initial manned operation is planned to start in the latter half of 2018, shipping products from Yara’s Porsgrunn production plant to Brevik […]

Source: Maritime Executive

Published: May 22, 2017


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Norway announces licensing round for mature areas on NCS

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Category: Energy

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has announced this year’s licensing round for mature areas on the Norwegian continental shelf – Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2017. “Awarding prospective exploration acreage is a central pillar in the Norwegian Government’s petroleum policy. APA 2017 is the second largest expansion so far, and the largest expansion […]

Source: World Oil

Published: May 22, 2017


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Wilhelmsen to buy Drew Marine Technical Solutions

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Category: Financial / Investment

Wilhelmsen has signed an agreement to acquire the technical solutions business from Drew Marine, a leading manufacturer and provider of advanced performance chemicals and technical solutions to the maritime industry. This acquisition offers a unique opportunity to enhance the scale and geographic reach of our marine products division,” says Thomas Wilhelmsen, group CEO about Wilhelmsen’s […]

Source: Wilhelmsen

Published: May 22, 2017


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Norway’s Statoil plays down risks ahead of Arctic drilling

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Category: Energy

Norway’s Statoil on Monday played down concerns that drilling in the Arctic is risky, days before it kickstarts its drilling campaign in the Barents Sea, where the country believes around half of its remaining resources could be located. Despite opposition from environmentalists, the company plans to drill five wells in the Norwegian sector of the […]

Source: Reuters

Published: May 22, 2017


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Statoil awarded 13 leases in US Gulf of Mexico

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Category: Energy

Statoil resets its exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and was today deemed high bidder on 13 leases in the 2017 Central Lease Sale. Statoil successfully bid on 13 leases in the US Department of the Interior’s central region Gulf of Mexico lease sale 247, which took place on 22 March. The company was the […]

Source: Statoil

Published: May 22, 2017


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