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VOS Start Leaves Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf

Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf has bid farewell to VOS Start, Vroon’s first DP2 subsea-support, walk-to-work (W2W) vessel. The vessel arrived at Oranjewerf on 1 June from her build yard in China for the installation of a motion-compensated gangway system – the first..

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ALE Strengthen Share With Conbit

ALE has increased their services and skills in the offshore sector by purchasing Conbit. Conbit, a structural engineering and lifting contractor, specialise in the offshore engineering and maintenance and onshore tower markets. Now Conbit are part of the ALE group,..

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VDS Acquires NAMI Constructions

VDS, metal construction company for the on- and offshore industry, acquires NAMI Constructions located in Ridderkerk. From now on carrying the name NAMI-VDS Rotterdam. With the acquisition VDS is giving shape to its growth ambition in the area of Rotterdam…

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KWINT Offshore Moves to Rotterdam

On 31 July, KWINT Offshore will move to the Waalhaven in Rotterdam. The new location, at the former RDM yard, with close to 15,000m² of space and a 240m quay with the heaviest quay pressure (4t/m²) in Rotterdam, is ideally..

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Canyon Offshore to Trench North Sea Link

Prysmian has awarded Canyon Offshore with a contract for the provision of offshore cable trenching services on the North Sea Link interconnector, the 1.4GW subsea HVDC system with cables linking the UK and Norway. Once complete, North Sea Link will..

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Acta Orion Working on Race Bank

Acta Marine’s walk to work construction support vessel Acta Orion is carrying out accommodation and walk to work duties for Siemens on DONG’s offshore windfarm Race Bank. Siemens is currently installing and commissioning 91 6MW turbines, planned to be completed..

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Boskalis and Van Oord to Construct New Port Site for Offshore Centre

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Projectorganisatie Uitbreiding Maasvlakte (PUMA, Project organisation expansion Maasvlakte) signed the contract for the construction of the site of the Offshore Center. PUMA is a joint venture of the two Dutch hydraulic engineering firms Royal..

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Blyth Offshore Windfarm Hits New Milestone

A pioneering windfarm development off the coast of Blyth has reached a notable milestone, with the  first turbine foundation making the journey up the River Tyne on route to its final destination. EDF Energy Renewables is currently building the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator..

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LiDARs Replace Met Masts in Offshore Wind Measurements

At the Offshore Wind conference 2017 in London, Leosphere brought its community together in a seminar, offering users to challenge their views and learn about the potential offered by light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology. According to the wind measurement..

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Maersk Oil Contract for Nature Group

Nature Group has secured a five-year contract with Maersk Oil in the Central North Sea. The contract will see the company mobilise offshore slop processing environmental units and operational staff to drilling rigs on contract to Maersk Oil. The work..

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Fugro to Install Subsea Cable in South-Australia

Fugro has been awarded a contract to install a subsea power cable for South Australia’s distribution network management company, SA Power Networks. The new 20,000 kVA/33,000 Volt cable will replace the existing 10,000 kVA/33,000 Volt cable, which is reaching the..

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ExxonMobil Acquires Interest Offshore Suriname

ExxonMobil has announced that its subsidiary ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Suriname, along with co-venturers Hess and Statoil, signed a production sharing contract for Block 59 with Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname, the national oil company of Suriname. The block adds significant acreage..

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Expansion Wijnne Barends Logistics

Wijnne Barends Logistics has recently more than doubled its storage and handling capacity in the port of Eemshaven. The extension encompasses the purchase of two areas, with a total of 4.7ha. The first area measures around 2.7ha located at the..

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Uptime Announces New Contract for W2W Gangway

Uptime International has entered into a contract with Cemre Marin Endüstri for delivery of a full Uptime access solution. Cemre Shipyard in Turkey will integrate the delivery in the new windfarm Service Operation Vessel (SOV) they are building for the..

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Six-Figure Investment Briggs Marine Contractors

As part of its ongoing growth plans, Briggs Marine Contractors has made a six-figure investment into its diving division’s capabilities with the purchase of a dual basket diver Launch and Recovery System (LARS). The system, which was manufactured by Submarine..