• 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 positions Port of Sines as major transatlantic LNG hub

    Portugal positions Port of Sines as major transatlantic LNG hub

    • 29th June 2018

    Portugal is seeking to expand its deep-water port of Sines to handle greater liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments from the United States and elsewhere to offset Europe’s shrinking domestic output. Prime Minister Antonio Costa, who spoke at a conference on Portugal-US ties, said the port of Sines, which already has an LNG terminal, could be expanded into

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  • Dutch outfit Bolidt secures work with Iberian shipyards

    Dutch outfit Bolidt secures work with Iberian shipyards

    • 29th June 2018

    Dutch company Bolidt has secured work on a series of luxury Ritz Carlton Cruises vessels with Spanish shipbuilder  HJ Barrera. The three vessels each have capacity for 298 passengers and are to be delivered in 2020. The firm which delivers synthetic products and systems decking and flooring to mainstream cruise ship and superyacht markets is also the preferred supplier for Mystic Cruise’s World Explorer, which

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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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