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Turbine Installation Completed at Gemini Offshore Wind Park

On Tuesday, 23 August, the last of Gemini’s 150 turbines was installed. With this milestone, the offshore wind park is one step closer to delivering sustainable energy to 1.5 million people in the Netherlands. Starting in February, installation ships Aeolus..

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Claxton Successfully Completes Well Abandonment

Claxton has completed its involvement in the abandonment of two wells on the Horne and Wren Platform in the southern North Sea. Completed within 18 days in July 2016, Claxton was responsible for the 5.1/2” tubing cut verification, tubing recovery,..

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Sparrows Group and SapuraKencana Petroleum to Form Partnership

Sparrows Group is set to further grow its presence in the Asian Pacific market following the formation of a partnership between Sparrows Offshore Services Pte Ltd and SapuraKencana Technology Sdn Bhd, the latter being a wholly-owned subsidiary of SapuraKencana Petroleum..

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New Crane Orders for Huisman

Huisman has secured new crane contracts with a total value of around EUR 300 million from various major offshore, shipping and wind farm installation contractors. The cranes will be built at the Huisman production facilities in The Netherlands, Czech Republic and..

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Transocean Winner Towed off the Rocks

The 17,000t oil rig Transocean Winner that ran aground in the Outer Hebrides has been safely towed off the rocks by two tug boats. The 1983-built Transocean Winner was under tow when it ran into trouble on 7 August after..

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Pioneering Spirit Completes Maiden Heavy Lift Project

Allseas’ dynamically positioned single-lift installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit successfully executed her maiden heavy lift project, removal of the 13,500t Yme mobile offshore production unit (MOPU) in the North Sea, 100km off the coast of Norway, on 22 August..

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SgurrEnergy Secures Twelve Year Monitoring Role for Merkur Wind Farm

SgurrEnergy secured the construction and operational monitoring contract for the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, for which the new financing structure was put in place this month. The scope of the contract includes monitoring of..

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EV Appoints New CEO

Well diagnosis company EV has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer. Bringing over 28 years of industry experience to the role, Fraser Louden has held a number of positions within a range of oil and gas service..

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Go Ahead for Hornsea 2

The Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm project has gained planning consent from the UK government. New Business & Energy Secretary, Greg Clark, has approved the project, located 89km off the coast of Yorkshire. Hornsea 2 is being developed by SMartWind,..

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Renewed Logistics Cooperation Between Sif and BOW Terminal

Sif Group, based in Roermond, and BOW Terminal Vlissingen have recently signed an agreement for renewed cooperation. This relates to the coordination and implementation of both horizontal and vertical transport for all Sif Group projects at the new construction, storage..

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One Lift Decommissioning Drydock

Seaways Engineering International are introducing Nessie, the Novel Extended Semi-Submersible for Installation and Decommissioning (NESSI/D). Designed to remove the Brent Alpha, she will, however, adapt to any rig. A vessel like this can lift even the largest rigs in the..

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D3 Consulting Awarded Six Figure Contract

D3 Consulting, has been awarded a six figure contract with a major operator following the successful completion of a decommissioning project with another operator. The new eight-month contract involves the preparation of materials inventories for 21 platforms in the southern..

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Schottel Shows Innovations at SMM

Schottel will be present at SMM Hamburg displaying a variety of innovations. With the Slogan “Proven Schottel quality has a new name”, the company is introducing a new nomenclature effective as of 1 September 2016. Schottel invented the Rudderpropeller (SRP)..

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SEA Installs New Technology For Biscay Marine Energy Park

Cohort subsidiary SEA has utilised its advanced power connection technology to successfully install a 13.2kV cable connection in support of the Oceantec wave energy device located at the Biscay Marine Energy Park (Bimep) test site in northern Spain. Bimep tests..

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PTS Machinery Introduces Offshore Cargo Transfer System

PTS Machinery in Hulst (the Netherlands) is introducing the innovative Offshore Cargo Transfer System. The Cargo Transfer System is designed for the transfer of cargo by means of containers between supply vessels and structures at sea such as jack-ups and..