• World Maritime Week launches in Bilbao

    World Maritime Week launches in Bilbao

    • 12th February 2019

    Bilbao Exhibition Centre has opened its doors today for the launch of World Maritime Week 2019. The show runs from February 12 to 14 hosting four separate maritime events under one banner – Sinaval, Eurofishing, FuturePort and Marine Energy Week. More than 35 shipowners and shipyards are due to attend the three-day celebration, which welcomes

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  • Repsol signs 20-year deal with Louisiana LNG export facility

    Repsol signs 20-year deal with Louisiana LNG export facility

    • 11th September 2018

    US outfit Venture Global LNG has entered into a 20-year agreement with Spanish energy company Repsol SA. The deal will involve the supply of one million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility in Louisiana each year. Repsol will purchase LNG on a free on board (FOB) basis from the

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  • BBC World News presenter to join Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon

    BBC World News presenter to join Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon

    • 4th September 2018

    BBC World News presenter and anchor, Lucy Hockings, will be joining the Seatrade Cruise Med Conference, which takes place this September in Lisbon, Portugal. The anchorwoman, who has interviewed global opinion leaders and influencers and covered some of the major news events of the past decade, will put her skills into action as moderator for

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  • Portugal’s Naval Rocha shipyard reports surge in activity

    Portugal’s Naval Rocha shipyard reports surge in activity

    • 27th August 2018

    Portugal’s Naval Rocha shipyard is reporting a surge in activity in the opening half of 2018 after delivering a series of drydock, wet basin and pier-side projects.  Naval Rocha commercial director Sergio Rodrigues said the yard located in the heart of Lisbon Harbour on the north bank of the River Tagus has completed a wide

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  • Navantia begins construction work on Portuguese WindFloat Atlantic project

    Navantia begins construction work on Portuguese WindFloat Atlantic project

    • 17th August 2018

    Spanish shipyard group Navantia has started the construction of the floating foundation for the first full scale floating wind turbine that will be installed at the Portuguese WindFloat Atlantic project. The construction work is taking place at Navantia’s shipyard at Fene which is located at the port of Ferrol near La Corunna and it comes

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  • Portugal Navy joins multinational exercise in Bight of Benin

    Portugal Navy joins multinational exercise in Bight of Benin

    • 29th June 2018

    Six foreign warships including a Portuguese Navy vessel exhibited their prowess in international maritime policing during a joint multinational navies manoeuvre in the Bight of Benin. The Exercise which also involved 12 Nigerian Navy combat vessels was concluded with a debrief staged to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the Nigerian Navy. The manoeuvre was also designed to promote regional cooperation, beyond

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  • Portugal plots ocean territory expansion

    Portugal plots ocean territory expansion

    • 29th June 2018

    Portugal is set to extend its continental platform multiplying ocean territory by several times to grow national resources. The project was initially presented in August 2017 to the United Nations which has power to approve the extension. The project continues to develop following a second round of presentations in February this year and is set to be approved early next decade, according to Portugal’s minister of foreign affairs,

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  • Portugal heading to renewable energy self-sufficiency by 2040

    Portugal heading to renewable energy self-sufficiency by 2040

    • 8th June 2018

    Portugal could see all power generation needs supported exclusively by renewable energy sources by 2040, according to a national non-for-profit organisation. Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN) estimates the target could be met with continued investments into renewable energy production capacity. The news comes after APREN announced that the country produced more power from renewable energy sources than its mainland’s

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  • Haizea Wind unveils €60m fabrication plant in Port of Bilbao

    Haizea Wind unveils €60m fabrication plant in Port of Bilbao

    • 31st May 2018

    Spanish firm Haizea Wind has unveiled a €60m fabrication plant in the Port of Bilbao. The specialist facility, covering around 77,000 square metres on the AZ-2 quay extension, will be used to construct wind turbine towers and foundation blocks. It benefits from direct access to a berthing facility with depths of 21 metres, with three bays 500 metres long and 35

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