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Cosco Calls on C-Job for Basic Design of DEME’s Orion

C-Job Naval Architects will provide COSCO OFFSHORE with the Basic Design package for DEME Group’s offshore installation vessel Orion. This contract follows C-Job’s recent conclusion of Orion’s Concept Design. The technical specs of the vessel, to be operated by DEME..

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Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Completes Series of Works on Vole au Vent

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has recently completed works in Vlissingen on a major vessel in the fleet of dredging and marine construction specialist Jan De Nul Group: the Vole au vent, a 140m jack-up vessel built specifically for the installation..

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MacGregor Offers Opens Virtual Reality Training Facility

MacGregor has recently opened a new facility in Arendal, Norway, which houses a training academy for customers. It specialises in advanced simulation training and has a purpose-built virtual reality (VR) showroom. The academy provides a risk-free environment where the users..

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Bibby WaveMaster 1 Launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

The Bibby WaveMaster 1, the first of Damen’s purpose-built Service Operations Vessels (SOV) with Walk-to-Work (W2W) capability, was officially launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on 24 March. When completed, Bibby Marine Services will deploy the vessel to support forthcoming..

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Three TSOs Sign Agreement on North Sea Wind Power Hub

TenneT TSO BV (Netherlands), Energinet.dk (Denmark) and TenneT TSO GmbH (Germany) today signed a trilateral agreement for the development of a large renewable European electricity system in the North Sea. This so-called ‘North Sea Wind Power Hub’ has the potential..

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EUR 1.1 million Funding to Encourage Oil and Gas Innovation

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) have joined forces to fund and support the development of innovations which could reduce costs, raise production efficiency, and improve safety and environmental performance. OGIC has made..

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Maarten Post Appointed as COO at Radio Holland Group

Maarten Post has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the General Management Team of the Radio Holland Group. With his extensive and versatile international management experience Mr Post will be responsible for the management of the global..

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MME Group Protects Norther Offshore Windfarm Against Corrosion

MME Group and Van Oord recently signed a contract for cathodic protection of the Norther Offshore Windfarm. Under the contract, MME Group engineers, supplies and commissions internal and external Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) systems for the 44 monopile WTG..

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Technip Oceania PPU Win For EnerMech In Australia

EnerMech has been awarded a pre-commissioning subcontract by Technip Oceania on the Shell Australia operated Prelude FLNG project. The work scope includes the pre-installation filling of the risers, riser leak testing, pressure monitoring of the umbilical and electrical steel flying..

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Proceeding with Phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup Development

The Johan Sverdrup partnership has now decided to proceed with Phase 2 (DG2) of the Johan Sverdrup development, awarding FEED contracts to Aker Solutions, Kværner and Siemens. Phase 1 of Johan Sverdrup is under development, with first oil scheduled for..

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GustoMSC Introduces Self-Propelled Cantilever Jack-Up

The NG-5500X-LD is the latest design in GustoMSC’s successful series of self-propelled jack-up designs, the NG series. Based on the proven and seasoned NG-2500X and NG-1800X designs, the NG-5500X-LD is a solution for light drilling and well intervention in a..

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Wärtsilä to Optimise Performance and Uptime of Songa Offshore Rigs

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year technical management and services agreement with Songa Offshore for four Cat-D type semi-submersible drilling rigs operating in the North Sea. Through the partnership with Wärtsilä, Songa Offshore ensures optimal performance and maximum availability of the..

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First Turbine Installed for Rampion Offshore WIndfarm

The construction of Rampion Offshore Windfarm enters into its final phase. At the weekend the first of 116 wind turbines was installed for the project based in the English Channel off the coast of Sussex. For the installation each tower..

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Keeping dry when the outlook is wet

The introduction of advanced underwater repair techniques and equipment now means that entire thruster units can be removed, overhauled or propeller blades and seals replaced or repaired while the vessel remains afloat, minimising the impact on operational schedules and budgets…