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Norwegian Company Wins US Offshore Wind Contract

Equinor has been declared the provisional winner of one of the three leases offered in the U.S. government’s wind lease sale for an area offshore Massachusetts. Equinor will now have the opportunity to explore the potential development of offshore wind farms to provide the region with a significant, long-term source of renewable electricity. The new lease, located south of Massachusetts

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Kreuz Subsea Hires its First Non-Executive Director

Global integrated subsea services business Kreuz Subsea has announced the appointment of Knut Eriksen as the board’s first independent non-executive director. Eriksen took up the advisory position on Dec. 1, 2018 and will support the business on a strategic level and help to identify future growth opportunities. Eriksen is an experienced leader in the field, having worked for more than

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Sylvia Earle Targets Norwegian Jæren Coast for Conservation

Marine biologist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence Sylvia Earle has declared the Jæren Coast of southern Norway a “Hope Spot” which means it will become the target of conservation efforts. Earle made the announcement last year when she was in Norway to accept the 2017 Rachel Carson prize. Read more about the Jæren Coast effort at Earle’s alliance: Mission Blue.  

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All-Female Crew Sails 3,000 Nautical Miles to Study Ocean Plastic

An all-female crew of 24 women are on a 3,000 nmi journey from Hawaii to Vancouver to study microplastics and bring attention to the problem of ocean plastic pollution. The eXXpedition crew is made up of scientists, students, artists, filmmakers, business women, psychologists, actors, ocean activists and sustainability professionals, and novice as well as experienced sailors. The 10th such journey

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Platforms Offshore Norway Go Electric, Replace Gas Power

The Norwegian company Equinor, formerly Statoil, has identified three offshore oil and gas platforms as candidates for replacing their gas turbines with electric power from land-based sources. According to Equinor, the transition may cut CO2 emissions by more than 600,000 tons per year. The platforms include Troll C and the Sleipner field center, which includes the Gudrun tie-in platform in

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