• Offshore wind developer Repsol announces firm commitment to renewable energy

    Offshore wind developer Repsol announces firm commitment to renewable energy

    • 31st May 2018

    Spanish oil giant Repsol is refocusing its strategy on renewable energy potentially paving the way for further offshore wind projects. Repsol president Antonio Brufau revealed in a general meeting of shareholders that the company will now commit to fighting climate change, adding it is ready to face all the challenges of Spain’s energy transition. Repsol has already developed activities in the

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  • Angola and Cape Verde strike new maritime transportation agreement

    Angola and Cape Verde strike new maritime transportation agreement

    • 30th May 2018

    Angola and Cape Verde have formed a strategic partnership to strengthen traditional bilateral relations, including a focus on maritime transportation. The news follows a three-day visit to Angola by Cape Verde Premier José Ulisses Correia e Silva. It saw the two countries signing a co-operation agreement on local governments including an extension to the domains of air and maritime transportation. During

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  • Satlink joins ocean plastic campaign in Chile

    Satlink joins ocean plastic campaign in Chile

    • 30th May 2018

    Spanish firm Satlink is redoubling efforts to combat the ocean plastic crisis by joining a campaign to remove 100 metric tons of discarded Chilean fishing gear. Fishing gear including nets, lines, pots and traps accounts for an estimated 27pc of all beach litter. Satellite communications firm Satlink has joined forces with Bureo, a Chilean-American business known for transforming abandoned

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  • Port of Cartagena completes first LNG bunkering project

    Port of Cartagena completes first LNG bunkering project

    • 26th May 2018

    The Port of Cartagena’s first ever LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) bunkering operation has been successfully completed by Nauitcor and Gas Natural Fenosa. The fuel supply project for the Fure Vinga vessel involved the transfer of 120t of environmentally friendly fuel from six LNG trucks. Fure Vinga is the first of a series of six new construction tankers designed to transport chemical products, owned and operated

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  • PwC Portugal to stage ‘Economy and Finance of the Sea’ conference

    PwC Portugal to stage ‘Economy and Finance of the Sea’ conference

    • 24th May 2018

    PwC Portugal is set to host a Spring conference dedicated to the ‘Economy and Finance of the Sea’. The Portuguese division of the multinational professional services firm – the second largest in the world – runs the PwC Global Centre of Excellence for the Sea. The MAREECOFIN conference is due to run from 2pm on

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  • Vigo based Metalships & Docks to deliver Greenland trawler

    Vigo based Metalships & Docks to deliver Greenland trawler

    • 23rd May 2018

    Vigo based Metalships & Docks is preparing to deliver an ‘arctic factory freezer’ trawler for Niisa Trawl Aps based Nuuk, Greenland. The new vessel named “Regina C” is a tailored design known as ST-118, for operation in heavy ice around the coast of Greenland. It will have a length of 80m, a beam of 17m and built according to 

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  • International shipbuilding exhibition Navalia gets underway in Vigo

    International shipbuilding exhibition Navalia gets underway in Vigo

    • 23rd May 2018

    The President of the Autonomous Community of Galicia has officially opened Navalia – the International Shipbuilding Exhibition of Vigo, in North West Spain. More than 600 exhibitors and circa 250,000 visitors from 90 countries are expected to attend the three day event running from May 22 to 24. Several international delegations are also expected from

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  • Obama set for Porto climate change conference

    Obama set for Porto climate change conference

    • 20th May 2018

    The former president of the United States Barack Obama is set to appear at a climate change conference in Porto. Obama will be speaking on July 6 at the “Climate Change Leadership Porto Summit 2018” which is being organized by the Advanced Leadership Foundation, a North American NGO that has many names associated with the Democratic party. The conference

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  • Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables secures EMEC berthing agreement

    Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables secures EMEC berthing agreement

    • 10th May 2018

    Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables has entered into a berth agreement with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, where its tidal energy prototype is due to be demonstrated in the next phase of the OCEAN_2G project. Funded by the Fast Track to Innovation pilot scheme, part of the EU’s Horizon 2020

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