Wind2 breezes in for South Kilbraur

2019-11-11T14:47:20+00:00November 11th, 2019|Bureau News|

Welsh developer files plans for 28MW subsidy-free project in the Scottish Highlands. UK developer Wind2 has filed plans with Highland Council to build the 28MW South Kilbraur wind farm in northern Scotland. The subsidy-free project, located near Golspie in East Sutherland, consists of seven turbines with a maximum tip height [...]

Elecnor issues BRL-325m bond for new wind projects in Brazil

2019-11-05T21:53:27+00:00November 5th, 2019|Bureau News|

Spain’s Elecnor SA (BME:ENO) said Monday it placed a BRL-325-million bond (USD 81.1m/EUR 73.2m) on the Brazilian market through its wind power arm Enerfin to “boost” its wind farms in the South American country. The issuance is tied to the wind farm holding company, Ventos do Sul Energia, which runs [...]

Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline finally gets construction permit from Denmark

2019-10-30T20:15:07+00:00October 30th, 2019|Bureau News|

Following a number of delays, Danish authorities have granted a construction permit for the Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea.  Nord Stream 2 AG, a subsidiary of Russia’s Gazprom and operator of the Nord Stream pipeline, said on Wednesday it had obtained the permit to construct [...]

New £200m platform deal for Norwegian firm at Dogger Bank

2019-10-30T12:37:47+00:00October 30th, 2019|Bureau News|

Norwegian energy services firm Aibel has announced a contract for more than £200 million for the supply of converter platforms at Equinor and SSE’s Dogger Banks wind project. Aibel will deliver two platforms for the Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B projects, with a further option for a third [...]

SMC lands berth at Triton Knoll

2019-10-29T16:23:01+00:00October 29th, 2019|Bureau News|

Innogy has awarded Specialist Marine Consultants a contract to support the construction phase of its 857MW Triton Knoll wind farm off Lincolnshire in England. SMC will provide marine coordination services for the campaign and send 30 technicians to the project to inspect, test and maintain of the project's 90 monopile [...]

Norway’s oil fund now worth NOK 10 trillion

2019-10-25T13:42:35+00:00October 25th, 2019|Bureau News|

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, popularly known as the oil fund, has grown to a record 10 trillion Norwegian crowns (NOK) or 1,091,750,000,000 U.S. dollars. To remind, the fund had hit a one trillion-dollar value mark in 2017. The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund formally known as The Government Pension Fund Global [...]

Expansion at Bureau brings Talent Management ‘Talent’

2019-10-22T15:32:36+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Bureau News|

Bureau, the leading provider of resourcing to the global energy sector is experiencing continued success and expansion with its global client base and has appointed an experienced Delivery Manager to bolster its team. Bureau has appointed Siobhan Sell, an experienced Talent Acquisition Manager with a demonstrated history in the Oil [...]

DNO gains permit for Norwegian Sea well

2019-10-09T14:50:25+00:00October 9th, 2019|Bureau News|

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted DNO a drilling permit for a well located in the Norwegian Sea. The well 6507/7-16 S will be drilled from the Island Innovator drilling rig some three kilometres west of the Heidrun field and 250 kilometres north of Kristiansund. The drilling program for [...]

Funding boost for UK offshore supply chain

2019-10-07T16:55:50+00:00October 7th, 2019|Bureau News|

Offshore Wind Growth Partnership releases first money for projects that aim to improve the competitiveness of the sector.  The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has released £400,000 in funding for projects that aim to improve the competitiveness of the existing UK supply chain and encourage the development of new products [...]

Equinor awards ‘first ever service contract for subsea drones in oil and gas’

2019-10-02T14:04:24+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Bureau News|

Norway’s Equinor has awarded Italy’s Saipem a subsea service contract which entails using a wireless underwater intervention drone and an ROV on the Njord field located offshore Norway. The contract will make Equinor the first user of technology expected to be completed in 2020, Equinor said on Wednesday. “This is [...]

Nigeria to lead refinery capacity growth in Africa by 2023

2019-09-29T21:12:29+00:00September 29th, 2019|Bureau News|

Africa accounts for 3.4 per cent of the total global active refining capacity in 2018, according to a recent report by GlobalData. Refining capacity in Africa increased from 3,423 mbd in 2013 to 3,544 mbd in 2018 at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 0.7 per cent. It is [...]