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Heerema Hartlepool completed Cygnus topsides & module

With the sail away of the Cygnus Alpha Compression Module (ACM) the last of four main structures left Heerema Hartlepool, part of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) after two and a half years of construction. The Cygnus Bravo Wellhead Platform (BWHP)..

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VBMS replaced defective cable at Trianel Windpark Borkum phase 2

VBMS completed the repair of an inter-array cable at Trianel Windpark Borkum phase 2. The scope of work included the removal of the defective cable, and installation, burial, terminations and testing of a replacement cable. The vast experience of the..

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BTP reaches 1 million containers and 1000 ships

During its first commercial application, the newly developed Vibro Lifting Tool (VLT) of CAPE Holland has successfully installed four piles in up to 90m water depth. This installation is part of the pre-piling project for the Culzean Wellhead Platform jacket..

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MacGregor wins orders for newly-introduced offshore lattice boom crane

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won contracts for its new lattice boom cranes (LBC) from Merkers Offshore, successfully negotiated and procured through Marine Commerce in Singapore. Four 20015-6045 LBC cranes will be installed on two offshore maintenance liftboats – equipped..

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Schottel Hydro supplies to world’s largest tidal energy project MeyGen

Schottel Hydro will manufacture and deliver the variable pitch hub for the AR1500 turbine for Phase 1a of the MeyGen tidal energy project under contract to Lockheed Martin. The MeyGen Phase 1a AR1500, a 1.5MW seabed mounted turbine, is being designed..

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Havyard to build a new subsea vessel

Havyard has signed contract for design and construction of a Havyard 858 L WE subsea vessel for an international shipping company. The vessel, a newly developed Havyard 858 L WE design, having the shipyard NB 123, is scheduled to be..

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Sif and Verbrugge to build terminal for offshore wind energy on Maasvlakte 2

Sif Group, Verbrugge International and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed an agreement in principle for the construction of a production and storage/handling terminal in Rotterdam. Sif Group and Verbrugge are planning to set up a joint venture to..

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CIS Group completes subsea piling operation for Subsea 7

Conductor Installation Services (CIS), an Acteon company that provides hammer services to install conductors and drive piles, announced that it successfully completed a subsea piling operation for Subsea 7 in the UK North Sea. CIS used its remotely-operated Subsea Piling..

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Another iconic Dubai project awarded to Van Oord

Developer Nakheel has appointed Van Oord to deliver the new waterfront of Deira Islands. Deira was constructed by Van Oord between 2005 and 2008. Deira Islands will become a new 15.3km2 waterfront city in Dubai. Part of the new scope is building..

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Van Oord signs contract for Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm

Van Oord has signed a contract with DONG Energy for the installation of foundations at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in the UK. Van Oord will install the project’s 32 monopiles and transition piece foundations, supply and install..

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RINA launches open-sea crane standards

Italy-based classification society RINA has launched new standards for cranes which will be used for transhipment of bulk cargoes at sea and has completely revised and rebased its rules for offshore cranes used in offshore construction, service and demolition. Under..

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E.ON chooses the Port of Sassnitz

E.ON reached an important milestone for Arkona Becken Südost, a wind farm it plans to build in the German Baltic Sea, by selecting the Port of Sassnitz in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as the farm’s logistics base during construction and its future operations..

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Gina Krog largest launch jacket built by HFG sets sail

With the sail away on 19 June 2015 Gina Krog, the largest launch jacket ever built by Vlissingen yard of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), is ready for installation. The over 17,000t jacket for client Statoil & Partners started its journey..