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GustoMSC Introduces Ocean-HE Series

Driven by the increasing requirements for harsh environment GustoMSC launches a new drilling semi-submersible series: the Ocean-HE. The Ocean850-HE and Ocean1600-HE form the basis for respectively the mid water and deep water harsh environment regions of operations. The semi-submersible hull..

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Auxilium Offshore Puts Focus on Offshore Equipment and Subsea Tools

With her new shareholder structure Auxilium Offshore has taken a next step in the development of the organisation, bringing an extra scope on the projects and work the organisation does. “As we decided that we wanted to bring more focus..

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Safer to Walk to Work

ABS announces the publication of The ABS Guide for Certification of Offshore Access Gangways. The new guide addresses certification for safety systems used for walk to work (W2W) crew transfers. “As advanced crew transfer options become the norm in the..

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Njord A Towed to Kværner Stord for Renovation

The Statoil Njord A platform is towed to Kværner Stord on Thursday 25 August in order to be reinforced and renovated for production beyond 2030. Oil and gas production on Njord should in fact have ceased a long time ago…

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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..