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West Hercules

West Hercules to Drill More Exploration Wells

Seadrill Norway Operations Limited has been awarded a contract for drilling two exploration wells for Equinor in the Barents Sea by use of the West Hercules rig. Drilling is scheduled to start in the spring of 2019. The contract includes..


Safelift Offshore Set to Expand

Safelift Offshore, an Inverurie-based manufacturer of manual handling equipment, is moving to new premises to meet customer demand, thanks to a six figure funding deal from Royal Bank of Scotland. In total, an investment of more than EUR 1.1 million..

Bakker Sliedrecht again involved in building offshore support vessel Bibby WaveMaster Horizon by Damen

Bakker Sliedrecht Again Involved in Building Offshore Support Vessel Bibby WaveMaster Horizon by Damen

After the successful commissioning of Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Bibby WaveMaster 1, Damen Shipyards started building its successor Bibby WaveMaster Horizon, purpose-built for the transfer and accommodation of support and maintenance engineers at offshore wind farms. Electrical system integrator Bakker..

Maritime Charity Golf Event 2018

Maritime Charity Golf Event Raises EUR 6,700 for CliniClowns

In September, around a hundred international maritime professionals took part in the annual Maritime Charity Golf Event, organised by Yellow & Finch Publishers in favour of the CliniClowns.

offshore access

New Way of Offshore Access

Lift2Work offers a new way of offshore access by lifting to work. Lifting passenger or lifting load till 24m above deck or – 6m under the deck line, all with one piece of equipment called the Offshore Passenger Transfer System..


Gemini Reaches ISO 55001 Certification

In December 2016, Gemini Offshore Wind Park started the process to develop and implement an asset management system for the operational phase of the 600MW project. Target was achieving ISO 55001-asset management certification. The scope included developing a tailor-made Quality..


Briggs Marine Acquires Canadian Companies

The Briggs Group is delighted to announce it has recently acquired a consortium of three marine companies in Canada. The companies, Foreshore Technologies, Balanced Environmental and Ocean Tech are based in North Vancouver, British Columbia and have been trading for..

floating offshore wind

DEA Considers Power from Floating Offshore Wind on NCS

DEA and the partnerships in the Snorre and Gullfaks licences have decided to explore the possibilities of supplying the Snorre and Gullfaks fields with power from floating offshore wind. The Equinor operated oil and gas platforms may, as a global..

Aasta Hansteen

Start-Up of Aasta Hansteen

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted consent for start-up of the Aasta Hansteen facility in the Norwegian Sea. Operator Equinor plans to start production during the course of autumn 2018. Consent for start-up of Aasta Hansteen is granted to the..


Integrated Solutions

Since its establishment in 2009, Draftec has offered its clients integrated solutions using combined know-how in the areas of hydraulics, electronics, automation and mechanics. In the early days, our focus was on engineering, but throughout the years, Draftec has extended its activities into production and installation as well…

Deutsche Bucht

Successful Construction Start Deutsche Bucht Offshore Windfarm

Monday, 3 September, the 269MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project successfully installed the first of 31 steel foundations (monopile and transition piece). This marks the successful start of construction for the project, located in the German Exclusive Economic Zone, more..

trolley system

Enerpac Trolley System Speeds Up TP Load Out

Heavy lift equipment specialist Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology, has supplied GeoSea Geotechnical & Offshore Solutions with an integrated trolley system for loading transition pieces onto a jack-up vessel for the foundation installation of the Hohe See and Albatros windfarms, offshore..

oyster recovery

Van Oord in Pilot Project Oyster Recovery

Together with the North Sea Foundation and the Natuur & Milieu organisation, Van Oord and Eneco are starting a unique oyster recovery project to restore natural underwater features around windfarms: ‘the Rich North Sea’. A pilot project at Eneco’s Luchterduinen..

Triton Knoll

Seaway Heavy Lifting Awarded Triton Knoll

With reference to the initial stock announcement on 19 July 2018 by Subsea 7,  Seaway Heavy Lifting, part of Subsea 7 Renewables & Heavy Lifting Business Unit, is pleased to confirm the award of the Triton Knoll contract. The sizeable contract scope..

e-type gangway

Ampelmann E-type Gangway for Olympic Orion

Ampelmann has made another step forward in the field of decommissioning with a recently secured contract in the Southern North Sea. An E-type gangway system has been installed on the Olympic Orion vessel to carry out a two-month campaign for end..

MHI Vestas

MHI Vestas Signs Firm Order for Largest MW Project

MHI Vestas celebrates financial close with innogy at the 860MW Triton Knoll Offshore Windfarm, confirming the largest MW project in the history of the turbine company. Affirming the company’s strengthening position in the UK offshore wind market, the Danish-Japanese joint..

Visit WindTech 2018

Global Industrial Events is a leading event organiser for regional and global energy and maritime conferences, summits, exhibitions and face-to-face meetings. In the near future EU 2020 (European Strategy for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth) will have a big impact..


OOS Energy Secures Contract for Drillship

OOS Energy, an offshore service provider from the Netherlands, and part of the OOS Group, is extremely proud to announce that it has secured its first contract for drillship OOS Tiger 1 in Mexico. Cor Selen (CEO & co-founder of..

Polaris acquires Falck Safety Services and Falck Fire Academy from Falck

Polaris acquires Falck Safety Services and Falck Fire Academy

Polaris and Falck have signed an agreement whereby Polaris will acquire 100% of the shares in Falck Safety Services Holding A/S and take over all Safety Services activities in Falck. This transaction also includes the Falck Fire Academy in the..

Uptime International announces new contract for walk to work gangway

Uptime International announces new contract for walk to work gangway

Uptime International has entered into a contract with Ulstein Verft for delivery of an Uptime 30m access solution. Ulstein Verft will integrate the delivery in the new wind farm Service Operation Vessel (SOV) developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions that..

New Liebherr offshore crane counters requirements for operations with limited space on deck

Launch of the new Liebherr offshore crane, type RL-K 2600

Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH proudly presents the latest innovation for the offshore crane market. The ram luffing knuckle boom crane series has been extended by this model which is especially characterised by a very compact design. At ONS 2018 trade fair visitors..


RanaWorks Secures First Assignment

RanaWorks has reached another milestone. RanaWorks’ contracted the all-round installation support above water line during the installation of an offshore wind farm in German territorial waters. Structural repairs, installation of safety equipment and paint repairs are all combined in this..

offshore test

Successful Offshore Test of New Installation Technology

The Carbon Trust and Fistuca, in conjunction with industry partners (E.ON, EDPR, EnBW, Equinor, Ørsted, Shell, Sif, SSE, Van Oord, and Vattenfall) are pleased to announce the successful completion of the offshore test of the Fistuca BLUE 25M hammer as..


Käufer Releases New Rotor Blade Access System

The global leading supplier for rotor blade access systems, Gebr. Käufer GmbH Befahrtechnik are ambitious to introduce their new K-BP-4 BAS particularly aiming for the large and powerful wind turbine classes at the WindEnergy Hamburg for the first time. With..

rotor-blade coatings

Bergolin Presents Rotor-Blade Coatings

Bergolin will present its latest developments in the field of rotor-blade coatings at WindEnergy Hamburg from 25 to 28 September 2018. The focus is on innovative products such as inmould gelcoat, putty, water-thinnable topcoats, balancing compounds for balancing rotor blades..

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