Global Maritime Designs Mooring for Wavepiston WEC

first_imgGlobal Maritime has recently secured the design and engineering of mooring and riser components for Wavepiston wave energy converter (WEC) that is planned to be tested at the PLOCAN test site in the Canary Islands.The Wavepiston project, Competitive Wave Energy to Islands, has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation – SME Instrument programme.“Currently, we are one of the partners to the Horizon 2020 project OPERA which has been running since 2016 and will come to a conclusion in July 2019. Our role in OPERA has been to provide marine advisory and numerical validation of the mooring system,” Global Maritime said through social media.Between 2010 and 2018 the company worked with Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) to provide mooring design, marine operations and mooring procurement for three separate WECs.The PB150 was installed in the Moray firth test site, PB40 at the New Jersey test site, and the PB3 unit is designed for deployment at the Amelia B platform in the Adriatic Sea.last_img read more

OGA Makes New Team Appointments

first_imgThe UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has expanded its leadership team with three recent appointments.Scott Robertson has been promoted to director of operations, and replaces Gunther Newcombe who will be retiring in March 2020.Robertson will be responsible for the OGA’s Exploration, Production, Decommissioning and Technology agenda. He joined the OGA in June 2015. In his previous role at the OGA, he developed and implemented the OGA’s Asset Stewardship Strategy and was responsible for stewarding the portfolio of oil and gas activity in the Central North Sea.Pauline Innes has been appointed as head of decommissioning. Innes has a background in the public sector, working for Scottish Government in social and economic policy before joining the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in 2015 to work in offshore oil and gas decommissioning.Alistair Macfarlane has been promoted to area manager – SNS and EIS. Alistair Macfarlane has been with the OGA since May 2016 as business development manager for the Central North Sea Team and was primarily involved in shaping and delivering the OGA’s work on Area Plans and providing commercial guidance to industry.last_img read more