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Energy Transition

New UK alliance to fast-track energy transition

Two leading energy technology and innovation organisations have announced a five-year collaboration to deliver next generation energy technologies and accelerate the United Kingdom’s transition to a net zero future. The Energy Transition Alliance (ETA), formed by The Oil & Gas..

Hollandse Kust (noord)

Combined offshore wind/hydrogen project wins Dutch Hollandse Kust (Noord) tender

The Dutch Enterprise Agency RVO has announced the results of the 759MW Hollandse Kust (Noord) tender. Hollandse Kust (Noord) is one of three offshore wind areas chosen by the Dutch government to be developed by 2023, as part of the..

floating windfarm

First floating windfarm in continental Europe fully operational

WindFloat Atlantic is now fully operational and supplying clean energy to Portugal’s electrical grid. Following the connection of the last of the three platforms to the 20km export cable connecting the windfarm to the substation at Viana do Castelo, Portugal,..

Iv-Offshore & Energy

Iv-Offshore & Energy signs engineering contract Sofia HVDC-platform

Iv-Offshore & Energy b.v. is proud to announce that it has signed the early works contract with Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms (SMOP) for the engineering of the 10,000t Sofia high voltage direct current (HVDC) platform. Sofia Offshore Wind Farm will..

Ørsted

Ørsted launches Offshore Wind Industrial Development Fund

Global offshore wind leader Ørsted today (23 July) announced the launch of the Offshore Wind Industrial Development Fund, making a concrete step to support Taiwan suppliers to ramp up their technological capabilities and nurture local talents. The program, fully funded..

Aker Solutions

Contemplated merger between Kværner and Aker Solutions

Kvaerner and Aker Solutions have entered into a merger plan, whereby the two entities will join forces to create a new supplier company with a stronger position as a solid execution partner, enabling sustainable, low-carbon oil and gas production, and..

Sofia

Sofia Offshore Windfarm launches Supplier Portal

As Sofia Offshore Wind Farm heads towards construction, the team behind it has launched an online open search directory to boost UK supply chain opportunities, particularly in the North East. The directory is part of a wider portal that will..

Vroon

Three ERRVs to support North Sea operations

Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) Aberdeen has secured contracts with Total E&P UK Ltd. for three emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV). The vessels VOS Enterprise, VOS Prospector and VOS Vigilant will support Total’s North Sea operations in the Dunbar, Culzean..

InterDam

InterDam and Van Dam join forces

InterDam and Van Dam, the two leading Dutch manufacturers of fire and explosion resistant products, join forces. On Tuesday 14 July 2020 the three shareholders formally closed the deal. By completing the merger Value Enhancement Partners, Berend Groeneveld and Groupe..

Jan De Nul

Offshore foundation installation starts at TPC Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan

Jan De Nul Group has started offshore installation activities for the TPC Offshore Wind farm. The first twelve pin piles have been installed and the first export cable has been connected to shore near Fangyuan in Changhua County, on the..

Autonomous Guard Vessel

New Autonomous Guard Vessel concept design set to revolutionise offshore wind

The concept design of an Autonomous Guard Vessel revealed today is set to revolutionise the offshore industry. The futuristic looking design is created by a consortium of maritime companies looking to support the offshore industry by exploiting technology available today…

Modulift

Modulift and pewag group announce strategic alliance

Modulift is proud to announce a new strategic alliance with pewag group – one of the oldest chain manufacturers in the world and today home for a multitude of worldwide leading brands for integrated safetysolutions for man and machine. This..

Green Jade

Huisman to deliver offshore mast crane for CDWE’s Green Jade

Huisman announces today that it has been contracted by CSBC Corporation for the delivery of a 4,000mt Offshore Mast Crane (OMC) to be installed on heavy lift vessel Green Jade. The crane will be built at the production facility of..

remote service app

Remote service tool

Liebherr expands its digital product portfolio for crawler cranes, deep foundation equipment and maritime cranes with the development of a Remote Service tool. As part of an extended test phase, all customers will have free access to the new app..

WindFloat Atlantic

The human adventure behind the installation of WindFloat Atlantic

Today, the first episode of a new series on the installation of the WindFloat Atlantic project is available online, entitled Installing WindFloat Atlantic | Episode 1: Mooring Supply, covering Vryhof as supplier for the windfarm. “It is a challenging project,..

CTVs

Environmentally friendly hybrid CTVs

Incat Crowther has announced the contract for a pair of hybrid catamaran CTVs, designed in conjunction with Danish shipping company MHO-Co. The Incat Crowther 35s will use modern electric motors to save on weight, space and emissions for the benefit..

Decom North Sea

Decom North Sea Brunei Agreement aims to export UK Decom expertise

Decom North Sea (DNS), the only membership organisation dedicated to the oil and gas decommissioning sector, has announced the creation of a landmark agreement which is designed to deliver a mutually beneficial relationship between its members and Brunei’s growing late..

BOGE

Plug & Play nitrogen installation for the Petrogas offshore platform Helder

In the first quarter of 2020, BOGE Compressors Netherlands were allowed to develop an easily transportable Plug & Play nitrogen installation for one of the offshore platforms of Petrogas. This installation ensures that the Petrogas platform Helder is always supplied..

Motive Offshore

Motive Offshore Announces MOU with Orca Offshore Azerbaijan

Marine equipment fabrication and rental specialist, Motive Offshore, continues to strengthen its global positioning as it signs an MOU with Orca Offshore. The two-year agreement with the offshore design, fabrication and installation specialist will be focussed in Azerbaijan, and is..

Fulkrum

Fulkrum picks up Oceaneering’s Third Party Inspection Division

Fulkrum Technical Resources (FTR), a global provider of technical personnel specialising in QA/QC, inspection and vendor surveillance services to the energy industry, has taken in Oceaneering’s third party inspection division – including two key members of staff. Joining Fulkrum’s team..

CWind continues fleet expansion to enable maintenance of power networks

Offshore support services provider CWind has continued with its fleet development and expansion plans by signing a long-term agreement with Dalby Offshore. The agreement will see CWind immediately add four new vessels to its fleet with the option of an..

MacGregor

Edda Wind selects MacGregor for offshore wind service vessels

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received equipment orders for a total of four offshore wind service vessels which will expand the Edda Wind fleet, the offshore wind segment of the Østensjø Group. The order was booked into Cargotec’s first quarter..

HydrauRent

HydrauRent adds HydrauPack 1500E all-electric power pack to its fleet

HydrauRent, Hydrauvision’s rental division, has added a new, all-electric power pack to its fleet. The HydrauPack 1500E is a compact electric driven hydraulic power pack that only has a small footprint in relation to the installed power output, and is..

DeepGreen Metals

DeepGreen acquires third seabed contract area

DeepGreen Metals has acquired Tonga Offshore Mining (TOML), giving the company exploration rights to a 74,713 km2 block of CCZ seabed that contains an inferred resource of 756t million of polymetallic nodules. TOML holds an exploration contract granted by the..

Bureau Veritas

COVID 19 sparks 900% rise in demand for remote inspection of offshore rigs

Bureau Veritas is reporting a 900% rise in demand for the remote inspection of offshore assets and equipment since the outbreak ofthe COVID 19 pandemic. The company says requests for its remote inspection, certification, examination and verification services has escalated..