• 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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  • Stage set for Portugal Shipping Week

    Stage set for Portugal Shipping Week

    • 11th September 2018

    Iberia’s vibrant maritime sector is set to be showcased in the first instalment of new international shipping event Portugal Shipping Week. The event will take place in Lisbon from September 17 to 21 and will feature a number of high-profile events allowing Portugal to celebrate its maritime prowess, premier seafaring facilities and highlight its passion for the shipping sector and Blue Economy. Anticipating a

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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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  • Deepwater coral found off Madeira

    Deepwater coral found off Madeira

    • 17th August 2018

    The Madeira Ocean Observatory (OOM) has announced the discovery of a deep coral plain off the coast of Ribeira Brava, at a depth of 2,000 metres, using an underwater robot. “For Madeira it is certainly unheard of,” said Rui Caldeira, director of the OOM, noting that it is “very common to see such a large

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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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  • Organisers unveil Portugal Shipping Week schedule

    Organisers unveil Portugal Shipping Week schedule

    • 8th June 2018

    Organisers of Portugal Shipping Week have released an official schedule for the Autumn event celebrating Portugal’s role as a global shipping and logistics maritime centre, cruise ship destination and bunkering hub. The week-long event involves a series of government and industry events running from September 17 to 21. It includes conferences and seminars to port and ship visits, round tables and

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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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  • French power producer acquires Portuguese solar parks

    French power producer acquires Portuguese solar parks

    • 31st May 2018

    Independent power producer Reden Solar is supporting Portugal’s ambitious renewable energy targets after announcing major investment in new solar park projects. The French operator has acquired 50 MW of solar parks in Portugal and plans to develop new projects in the coming years. It has entered the Portuguese market due to favourable economic prospects and the country’s strong commitment to renewable energies. Reden Solar President

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