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Keppel Offshore & Marine

Keppel delivers world’s fastest brownfield FPSO modification project

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard, has delivered the world’s fastest brownfield Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) modification and upgrading project safely and on time. Named FPSO Abigail-Joseph, the vessel was delivered..

Tubes and piping most failure-prone in oil and gas and maritime industries

New DNV GL research based on more than 1,000 failure cases has revealed that tubes and piping are the most failure-prone components in the oil and gas and maritime industries. Fatigue and corrosion are the most common failure types. The..


ASCO starts new decade with significant contract extension in the North Sea

ASCO has been awarded a five-year extension, with options for a further six years by CNOOC Petroleum Europe, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC, to support all the operator’s North Sea assets. The contract, worth in excess of EUR 119 million,..


Fugro completes TenneT UXO risk mitigation project for Hollandse Kust Zuid

Fugro has successfully completed a second marine unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk mitigation project for TenneT, this time on a cable route survey as part of the construction of the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore windfarm. The 13-month project involved surveying the..

Cross-border gas production

Wintershall Noordzee (a 50:50 Joint Venture of Wintershall Dea and Gazprom EP International) has successfully started gas production from its operated cross-border development Sillimanite. Discovered in June 2015, the unitised gas field stretches across the UK and the Dutch Continental..


KENC successfully wraps up engineering assignments for Jumbo

Last December 2019, Jumbo – the heavy lift shipping and offshore T&I contractor – awarded KENC with multiple engineering assignments. The scope entailed engineering and FEM calculations to prepare Jumbo’s Fairplayer, a DP2 heavy lift crane vessel (HLCV), for an..

Airborne Oil & Gas

Airborne Oil & Gas Awarded 10km TCP Flowline Contract

Airborne Oil & Gas has been awarded its most significant flowlines contract to date which will see the world’s leading manufacturer of thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) deliver a record 10km length of its technology to a supermajor in West Africa…


Damen OSV 9020 Answers Calls for Versatility in Offshore Support

Following calls for great vessel versatility offshore Damen has developed a new concept vessel – the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) 9020. The vessel features a stable platform with lots of accommodation, good station-keeping capability, low carbon emissions and lots of..


Six Months Operating Without Planned Offshore Maintenance

The technology group Wärtsilä has introduced an agreement-based Power Solution for new normally unattended offshore installations (NUIs). The solution provides the asset with up to six months of operating time without planned maintenance activity onboard, thus enabling significant cost savings…

renewable energy

Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition to Accelerate Renewable Energy

An international Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has been formed to advance sustainable deployment of ocean-based renewable energy and mitigate the harmful impacts of climate change. Ocean-based renewable energy, such as offshore wind, floating solar, tidal and wave power, could..


Mammoet Completes Acquisition of ALE

Mammoet confirms that as of 8 January 8, 2020, the acquisition of ALE has been completed, and the businesses will now operate as one company under the Mammoet brand. Over the coming months a fully developed integration plan will be..


Total and Apache Make Significant Discovery near Surinam

Total and Apache have made a material oil discovery with the Maka Central-1 well on Block 58 offshore Surinam, on trend with the prolific discoveries in the adjacent Stabroek block in Guyana. The Maka Central-1 well was drilled by a..

Roll Group Continues to Grow with Fleet Expansion

After the extension of their land activities into Asia in 2019, Roll Group starts 2020 with the addition of another Module Carrier to their fleet. Roll Group officially took ownership of an additional vessel. With a length of 146m, a..

H2M Opens New Office in Denmark

H2M officially opens its new office in Denmark! In the past years H2M has been growing in Denmark. Customer demands were plenty, so to provide better services, expand offices and create new projects, the company decided to have their own..

Shipyard De Hoop Celebrates its 130-Year Anniversary

Shipyard De Hoop is celebrating its 130th anniversary as a designer, engineer and builder of custom-built vessels. For the occasion, the company hosted a big celebration in November 2019. The event was held in the yard’s own welding shed, which..

Van Aalst

Van Aalst Group Prepared for the Future

The Dutch Van Aalst Group launched its first bond offering on the NPEX platform on 21 October 2019. The € 5 million fixed rate 5-year bond offer was fully subscribed as the offering attracted strong demand from the investors. “The..


New Multi Million Agreements for Safety and Automation Systems

A new compensation format will help improve efficiency as Equinor awards new framework agreements for safety and automation systems with five suppliers. The framework agreements cover operation of all the company’s installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) and onshore..


DEME’s First SOV for Offshore Windfarm Maintenance

To be able to offer the total package of services to the offshore wind industry DEME is investing in its first Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for windfarm maintenance. Concepted by DEME and further designed in close cooperation with Vuyk Engineering..

Royal Roos

Naval Architect of Royal Roos Awarded

Tuesday 10 December, Zakaria Sachhi, Naval Architect at Royal Roos has won both the KNVTS Maritime Student Award and the Verolme ‘Best of the Best’ Graduate Award, with his thesis on an offshore barge connected lifting tool to efficiently decommission..


AYOP Names New Director

Sylvia Boer (37) has been appointed as the new Director of Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP) and will take up her role on 1 February 2020. She will serve as the linchpin between members of the association for offshore companies,..

Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge

Marine Performance Systems Wins Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2019

Marine Performance Systems (MPS) is the winner of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2019. This company has found a solution for noise reduction during piling. For an interested audience their presentation convinced the jury the most. The three other finalists were..


Equinor Strengthens its Position in Polish Offshore Wind Market

On 10 December Equinor completed the acquisition of a 50% interest in the offshore wind development project Bałtyk I in Poland from Polenergia. The company now has an interest in all three Bałtyk offshore wind development projects. “The acquisition of..


RUD ROV Hooks for Subsea Installations

Oceaneering International used four 10t capacity remotely operated vehicle (ROV) hooks from RUD to fulfill two major subsea contracts recently. Both in the Gulf of Mexico. The products were sourced from RUD distributor LiftPull. First, Oceaneering used the hooks to..

N-Sea-BODAC JV Announces ‘Next Level’ Development

The N-Sea-BODAC joint venture has announced significant investment in the further development of its specialist UXO provision. Formed in 2016, the joint venture (JV) has demonstrated year-on-year commercial growth. In that time, it has built a formidable track record in UXO..

First Subsea

Van Oord / Cablel Awards First Subsea Cable Protection System

Van Oord / Cablel has selected First Subsea to supply cable protection systems (CPS) for the Export Cables and Cross Over Protection for TenneT’s Net op zee Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore windfarm located 20km off the coast of The Hague..