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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..


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 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..

WindEnergy trend:index

Mood in offshore wind industry somewhat improved, despite COVID-19

The impact of the corona pandemic is felt across all aspects of life and all parts of the economy. However, according to the fifth WindEnergy trend:index, contrary to most sectors, the mood in the German wind industry has improved slightly..

NHV opens helicopter base at Zeeland Airport

NHV has started its helicopter services in support of Ørsted’s Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Windfarm. The flights depart from NHV’s recently installed base at Zeeland Airport (Arnemuiden, the Netherlands) to the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore windfarm, located 23km..

Royal IHC

Royal IHC strenghtens position with heads of agreement for acquisition and refinancing

A broad consortium of investors and industry partners from the dredging and offshore sectors and the existing international syndicate of banks of Royal IHC, including the three major Dutch banks, have reached a Heads of Agreement for the acquisition and..

Slip Joint

Van Oord installs world’s first submerged Slip Joint

On 25 April, the Slip Joint foundation was successfully installed at the Borssele V windfarm. It is the first time anywhere that a submerged Slip Joint was used on a full-sized offshore wind turbine on a fully commercial basis. After..


Fabrication of Greater Changua Pre-Piling Template awarded to Heerema Fabrication Group

Heerema Fabrication Group is happy to announce the award of the fabrication of the Greater Changhua Pre-Piling Template for Heerema Marine Contractors. The pre-piling template is a tool that enables Heerema Marine Contractors to install the piles accurately. It consists..

digital twins

DNV GL leads global pilot to secure greater trust in, and value from, oil & gas industry digital twins

DNV GL has issued an international call to oil & gas operators and the supply chain to pilot a methodology that will prove whether the data generated by digital twins can be trusted, and if the technology is delivering value…

Gould Services gets a foothold

Many parties are involved with the construction of the Borssele III & IV offshore windfarm, and contractor Van Oord recently signed an agreement with Gould Services in Vlissingen for providing offshore wind services. Gould was selected by the Dutch contractor..


Seabed-to-shore data delivery operation completed

Sonardyne International and XOCEAN have successfully completed a live seabed-to-shore data harvesting mission using an unmanned surface vessel (USV) for Norske Shell, as part of a seabed monitoring campaign at the giant Ormen Lange field offshore Norway. The project, completed..

Borssele III & IV

Final Borssele III & IV foundation in place

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has successfully completed the installation of 77 foundations for the Borssele III & IV windfarm. For the last six months, the Aeolus has been deployed for the transport and installation of the foundations. Van..

Platform well conductor removal opportunity

Opportunity North East (ONE) and Scottish Enterprise (SE) have jointly developed a Decommissioning Programme to assist the oil and gas supply chain maximise emerging opportunities in offshore decommissioning. The Programme has identified several decommissioning opportunities with oil and gas operators…

New energy port for sustainable future

The dredge sludge depot at the former Averijhaven near IJmuiden will soon be developed into an Energy Port. A partnership covenant for the new facility was signed today by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Province of North..

Northwester 2

Northwester 2 completes turbine installation

In a joint operation with MHI Vestas and Jan De Nul Group, Parkwind completed the final installation of turbines at the Northwester 2 offshore windfarm. The 219MW project is located in the Belgian North Sea, approximately 50km off the shore..


Westwood launches new business intelligence solution for the Northwest Europe offshore industry

Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood) has launched its enhanced Atlas market intelligence solution for Northwest (NW) Europe. The solution provides E&P and midstream companies with deeper subsurface and commercial insights to optimise and extend asset life and understand the untapped..

Subsea 7

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore US Gulf of Mexico

Subsea 7 announced the award of contracts by Chevron U.S.A for subsea installation services related to the Anchor field, located in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico. The Anchor field is approximately 225km off the coast of..


Oceaneering secures seabed clearing contract for Scottish windfarm

Oceaneering International Services (OISL), a subsidiary of Oceaneering International (Oceaneering), has been awarded a contract from Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) (MOWEL) to complete seabed route and debris clearance for the Moray East Wind Farm project in the Moray Firth, Scotland…


Suriname: Total Announces a Second Discovery in Block 58

Total and Apache Corporation have made a second significant discovery with the Sapakara West-1 well on Block 58 offshore Suriname. It follows the previous discovery at Maka Central-1. The well was drilled by a water depth of about 1,000m and..

Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul nears completion of fabrication of foundations for Taiwan’s Changhua offshore windfarm

Jan De Nul Group reaches a next important milestone in the construction of the Taiwan Power Company Offshore Windfarm Phase 1 Project – Demonstration. The fabrication of the foundations for the 21 offshore wind turbines nears its completion. The first..


Huisman signs contract to deliver 1,600mt leg encircling crane

Huisman has signed a contract with PaxOcean Engineering for the delivery of a 1,600mt Leg Encircling Crane. The crane will be installed on the new self-elevated platform (SEP) of Penta-Ocean Construction. With this Huisman crane the new SEP will be..

New LARS solution will reduce risk of damage to AUVs

Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new Launch and Recovery System (LARS) solution for its Hugin range of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which is set to bring about a series of far-reaching operational improvements. The new LARS solution benefits from the..


Trio of oil & gas players unite to launch new‘Coretrax

Three oil & gas technology firms have joined forces to offer the global oil & gas industry an integrated and boundary pushing approach to well lifecycle integrity and production optimisation. Churchill Drilling Tools and US based expandable tubular well specialist..