Offshore Industry News
More than 680GW of new wind power capacity will come online globally over the 10-year outlook, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Wood Mackenzie Mackenzie recently upgraded its Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update: Q4 2018 by..
Through utilisation of the PWC (Perforate, Wash & Cement) plug and abandonment method (P&A) on the Valhall field, HydraWell has contributed towards Aker BP executing its plugging programme significantly quicker than planned. Since May 2017, HydraWell has contributed towards plugging 10..
ALE is optimising offshore wind project costs by designing a new modular transport frame for carrying transition pieces (TPs) within marshalling ports. Designed in-house, the new Transition Piece Carrier has been developed as a more cost-effective alternative of transporting the..
Following an extensive R&D trajectory, subsea technology company Seatools introduces the revolutionary Carrera E 3D motion-controlled precision flow excavation spread. The 630+ kW, all-electric deep-water excavator features Seatools’ advanced ROV DP technology and sets the stage for unprecedented levels of..
Decom North Sea announced the publication of its Managing Offshore Decommissioning Waste Guidelines, produced in conjunction with D3 Consulting, during last week’s annual Offshore Decommissioning Conference. Developed in close consultation with regulators, operators and supply chain, the Guidelines focus upon..
Equinor is stepping up its use of wired drill pipe to acquire subsurface real-time data during drilling operations, in line with the corporate digitalisation strategy and to prepare for automated drilling. NOV and Schlumberger have been awarded corporate frame agreements for..
The Van Oord Innovation Challenge has come to a close. Out of more than one hundred submissions, Portuguese start-up Abyssal has claimed the prize. Abyssal specialises in the visualisation and remote control of subsea operations using sensor data to deliver..
Global integrated subsea services business, Kreuz Subsea, has announced the appointment of Knut Eriksen as the board’s first independent non-executive director. Mr Eriksen, who took up the advisory position on 1 December 2018, will support the business on a strategic level..
GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have today announced a EUR 10 million four-year research partnership aimed at minimising the time people have to spend offshore, which will enhance both safety and operating costs for..
Leading Mexican offshore contractor Naviera Integral has signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of a new Fast Crew Supplier FCS 5009 for delivery in 2019. This will be the fifteenth FCS 5009 to join the Naviera..
Atlas Professionals has secured a contract to supply personnel for Borssele 1 & 2, a pioneering Dutch windfarm project run by leading renewable energy company, Ørsted. Denmark-based Ørsted — which has built more offshore windfarms than any other developer in..
Hardide Coatings has provided a coating solution for a new tool that will save oil and gas operators millions of euros per year by extending weather windows for drilling operations. Well construction specialist DeltaTek Global selected the Hardide CVD (chemical..
Three60 Energy, a fast-growing energy services provider, has appointed Walter Thain as Group Chief Executive Officer. Mr Thain will be responsible for leading strategic growth across the group, broadening its technical and geographic capability and extending its footprint in key energy..
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Singapore-based, Franklin Offshore International and leading fibre ropes manufacturer, Lankhorst Ropes, have announced an exclusive cooperation agreement aimed at developing the market for fibre rope slings for heavy lift offshore projects in South East Asia. As offshore contractors look for..
Contracted by the Spanish construction group Cobra, Bourbon completed the installation of the first wind turbine at Cobra Wind’s Kincardine site, Scotland, off the coast of Aberdeen this summer. Bourbon Subsea Services’ experience in floating wind turbine installation enabled them..
BP, on behalf of co-venturers Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhillips, announces first oil production from the giant Clair Ridge project in the West of Shetland region offshore UK. Clair Ridge is the second phase of development of the Clair field, 75km West..
International marine contractor Van Oord has selected the patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for the Borssele 2 (site III and IV) offshore windfarm. Borssele 2 consisting of 77 turbines and a total of 731.5MW, will go..
His Majesty King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands has conferred the right to use the designation Koninklijk (‘Royal’) on Van Oord. Jaap Smit, King’s Commissioner in the Province of Zuid-Holland, presented the certificate to CEO Pieter van Oord during an..
Hutchison Ports Harwich International has hosted a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the official start of construction of the EUR 11 million state-of-the-art operations & maintenance (O&M) base for Galloper Offshore Windfarm. Works on the new base, which will be home..
Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has been awarded a sizable export cable installation contract for the Ostwind 2 offshore grid connection. The contract was awarded by 50Hertz and carries a value for Boskalis in excess of EUR 250 million making this..
International energy consultancy Xodus Group has strengthened its decommissioning team with the appointment of Gareth Jones as Decom Lead. The appointment follows a successful year for Xodus’ decommissioning division which has secured several new clients and won EUR 2.3 million of..
Jack Up Barge’s self-elevating unit JB-117 has completed a crane- and accommodation support contract for General Electric at the DolWin3 offshore power grid connection. The 75.9m long vessel was then immediately deployed for continuing operations at the nearby BorWin3 offshore..
In a spectacular ceremony DEME’s next generation new offshore installation vessel Orion was successfully launched at the COSCO Qidong shipyard in China on 21 November. Orion will feature an unrivalled combination of exceptionally high transport and load capacity, impressive lifting..
Van Oord and Ace Aquatec have formed a strategic partnership whereby the FaunaGuard will be made available to all marine contractors and other interested parties. The FaunaGuard is an innovative acoustic device to protect marine fauna near marine construction activities…