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Naming of THSD Gateway

Saturday 26 September 2009 witnessed the naming and launch of the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (THSD) Gateway at the IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine yard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands on. The ceremony was conducted by Mrs M.J.A. Smits-Schiebroek, the spouse..

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Dredging Contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the contract from Secretaría de Comunicaciones Y Transportes (Ministry of Communications and Transport) for the dredging of an access channel and turning basin at the LNG import terminal of Cuyutlán on the west..

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Best Renewable Energy Company

Subocean Group has won a top renewables accolade at a prestigious business awards ceremony. The Group, which is one of the UK’s largest market leaders in specialist high performance subsea cable installation and burial solutions, was named the best Renewable..

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Huge Success for European Offshore Wind 2009

European Offshore Wind 2009 conference and exhibition – the world’s largest gathering of offshore wind energy professionals took place in Stockholm from 14 – 16 September. The event, organized by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), was hailed a huge..

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Mighty Servant 1 was Safely Escorted

Between the 13 and 14 September, the Dockwise semi-submersible, heavy-marine transport vessel, Mighty Servant 1, was safely escorted by EUNAVFOR warships through the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden. The Mighty Servant 1 is currently transporting..

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“Key Lessons can be Learnt”

Offshore wind must not limit the lessons it can learn from offshore oil and gas if it is to become a viable and mature industry, says Nial McCollam of the diversified energy services group, Senergy. His message of collaboration on..

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OE 2009: Record Number of Visitors

Record numbers of visitors have been pouring through the doors at SPE Offshore Europe as the upstream industry’s flagship international event continues to reflect the sector’s vibrancy and resilience. The second and third days of the show saw key issues..

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Expro Secures Contract Extension with Shell

Oilfield service company Expro today announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding covering the extension of two major contracts with Shell in Europe. The contracts, which Expro values at approximately USD 100 million, provide wireline and well test services..

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Perpendicular at Open Sea

Wind turbine manufacturer Bard Engineering GmbH has developed a unique concept for the foundations of wind turbines. The mast is placed on a supporting cross piece that rests above the water surface on three main pilings. Enerpac’s Synchronous Lifting System..

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Major Contract for HB Rentals

Offshore accommodation provider HB Rentals has won a deal worth more than USD 3.25 million to supply a dozen custom-build, high-specification units for global energy production and supply specialist E.ON Ruhrgas. E.ON has bought the complex of HB Rentals’ standard-setting Safe..

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Successful Opening Day OE 2009

Major issues including climate and energy, breakthrough technologies and the operating model being used by the upstream industry were in the spotlight during the opening day of SPE Offshore Europe 2009, with thousands of delegates coming through the doors to..

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2010 Mandatory USA Efficiency Class For AC Motors

As from 19 December 2010, It will no longer be possible to export numerous types of alternating current (AC) motors to the USA. Aproco BV, the Baldor – Reliance motor distributor in the Netherlands, has a digital White Book available,..

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VetcoGray SVXT S-Series Subsea Tree Launched

Offshore Industry witnessed the launch of the new GE Oil & Gas VetcoGray S-Series SVXT subsea tree at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen. The new VetcoGray S-Series SVXT subsea tree merges horizontal and vertical tree technology, reducing weight by 20%, decreasing height, and..

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First Minister to Chair Scottish Energy Advisory Board

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond announced today that the new Scottish Energy Advisory Board that he is to chair will play a vital role in shaping the future of Scotland’s energy sector. Speaking at the Offshore Europe Conference in Aberdeen,..

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Oleg Strashnov Launched

On Saturday 22 August 2009 the heavy lift vessel Oleg Strashnov for Seaway Heavy Lifting was launched at the IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine facility in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands. With its 5,000t crane capacity the vessel is the..