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Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul Enters French Renewables Market

Jan De Nul Group has signed its very first offshore wind contract in France. Its French subsidiary Sodraco International SAS will be responsible for the transportation and installation of 80 offshore wind turbines on the Saint-Nazaire offshore windfarm. The contract..

crew management

V.Group to Provide Crew Management Services for ADNOC L&S

V.Group has signed a contract with ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to provide crew management services to 93 offshore support vessels, the company announced today. To support the contract, and to enable further expansion..

Marine Energy

Position Paper Energy from Water leads to Roadmap for Marine Energy

To elaborate on the importance and potential of marine energy for the Netherlands and what is needed politically to support this, Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC) and Dutch Energy from Water Association (EWA) set up the position paper Energy from..

Offshore verification

DNV GL to Present Next Generation of Verification

Offshore verification needs to move with the times and improve its contribution to safety according to global risk management company, DNV GL. In a paper to be presented at SPE Offshore Europe 2019, DNV GL will reveal, for the first-time,..

Quatar Petroleum

Qatar Petroleum to Enter Exploration Blocks Namibia ​

Qatar Petroleum has entered into agreements with Total for a share of exploration and production rights in two blocks offshore the Republic of Namibia. Under the agreements, which are subject to customary regulatory approvals by the government of Namibia and..


TechnipFMC Intends to Create Two Companies

TechnipFMC today announced its Board of Directors has unanimously approved its plan to separate into two industry-leading, independent, publicly traded companies: RemainCo, a fully-integrated technology and services provider, continuing to drive energy development; and SpinCo, a leading engineering and construction..

SPE Offshore Europe

SPE Offshore Europe: Breaking Through to Excellence

The bi-annual SPE Offshore Europe is recognised by offshore exploration and production professionals as Europe’s leading E&P event. Attending the event will ensure that you are up-to-date with the most significant technologies and enable you to connect with a global..


FMS Awarded 8-Figure North Sea Contract

FMS, an independent supplier of mooring equipment to the global oil and gas industry, has secured a three-year contract with BP for the provision of mooring equipment for its North Sea operations. Aberdeen-based FMS will commence the contract in July..

controlled bolting

See Controlled Bolting Excellence at Offshore Europe

Showcasing their innovative and improved, iCalibrate, and their ever-expanding controlled bolting product range, HTL Group are once again exhibiting at Offshore Europe. The UK’s Oil and Gas industry in the North Sea has Aberdeen as the centre location for the..


C-Job Naval Architects Appoints VP Engineering and VP Sales

C-Job Naval Architects today announces that Mario Gitte has been appointed Vice President Engineering and Edward Verweij has been named Vice President Sales. Together they will be the executive management team that will run the company’s new branch office in..


Successful C-Kore Deployment on GGA Area

C-Kore Systems have completed another successful deployment in the North Sea, on the Greater Guillemot Area field, with the help of the C-Kore subsea testing tools. Faulty elements in the subsea network were diagnosed and replaced within 24 hours of..

Green Marine

Green Marine Secures Three-Year O&M Contract for Equinor’s Dudgeon Windfarm

Orkney-based Green Marine has won a three-year contract to deliver operations and maintenance work for Equinor’s Dudgeon offshore windfarm after a competitive tendering process. Green Marine will supply its Damen-built 2610 Twin Axe vessel, Green Storm, to assist in the..


Introducing EXpressure: the World’s First Lightweight Ex d Cabinet

The EXpressure from R. STAHL Electromach is the first explosion protected enclosure in the market that safely releases explosion pressure. The revolutionary enclosure technology enables cabinets to be built virtually identical to those used in non-hazardous industrial areas. The new..

VOS Patience

VOS Patience starts work for Premier Oil

VOS Patience recently started work for charterers Premier Oil. Under her new contract, VOS Patience will support Premier Oil’s drilling campaign, providing supply-vessel duties for the ENSCO 123 jack-up drilling rig. The term contract commenced at the end of July..


Liebherr Board Offshore Crane for CIMC Raffles

Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock together with CIMC Raffles signed a contract concerning the delivery of a board offshore crane, type BOS 2600. The company BP will use the crane for supply and maintenance tasks on its jack up accommodation platform next to..


ALE-Giant JV for Formosa 1 Offshore Windfarm

ALE and Giant Taiwan have undertaken a joint venture (JV) to provide the onshore handling, transportation and storage of wind turbine foundations for phase 2 of Taiwan’s Formosa 1 offshore windfarm project. This phase is seeing 20 additional turbines installed..

Equinor Expands Cooperation with YPF

Recently, Equinor’s Executive Vice President for Exploration, Tim Dodson, and YPF’s CEO Daniel González signed an agreement to jointly explore the CAN 100 offshore block, located in the North Argentinian Basin. The preliminary agreement, which was signed at Equinor’s office in..

Kriegers Flak

Jan De Nul Bags 600MW Kriegers Flak Contract

Jan De Nul Group recently signed a contract with Vattenfall Vindkraft Kriegers Flak P/S for the transport and installation of 72 8.4MW Siemens Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) for the Kriegers Flak Offshore Windfarm (OWF) in Denmark. “We are proud to..


Heerema Lands Second Wind Contract in Taiwan

Another prestigious contract is awarded to Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) for an offshore wind project in Taiwan, this time in the middle of Taiwan. The Greater Changhua offshore wind projects consist of four sites in the Taiwan Strait, from 35km..


Successful Heavy Lift for Dvalin

After a major construction phase, the 3,500t Dvalin module has been lifted safely aboard the Heidrun platform in the Norwegian Sea. The three-hour operation on 3 August ranks among the heaviest lifts onto an existing platform in the history of the..

Deutsche Bucht

Deutsche Bucht Supplies First Power

Northland Deutsche Bucht confirms that the first turbine at its 269MW Deutsche Bucht offshore windfarm, has been successfully commissioned and is delivering power to the German grid. “This is a great achievement for our Deutsche Bucht project”, says Jens Poulsen, Project..

Northwester 2

Northwester 2 Construction Works at Sea Kicked Off

Construction works for the seventh offshore windfarm off the Belgian coast have started. Developer Parkwind and marine contractor Jan De Nul Group announce that offshore seabed preparation works have commenced for the 219MW offshore wind farm Northwester 2. The Northwester..

offshore solar

High-wave offshore solar panels soon a reality

A consortium of Tractebel, Jan De Nul Group, DEME, Soltech and Ghent University is proud to announce the launch of an innovative project in the field of marine floating solar technology. The partners strongly believe that solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in..


Decommissioning in Shetland expands

The Dales Voe decommissioning facility in Shetland is one step closer to becoming a centre of excellence for recycling offshore structures from the North Sea with the arrival of two new installations for decommissioning by strategic partners Veolia and Peterson…


Allseas Targets Renewables with Acquisition of Bluerise

Allseas has acquired Bluerise, a specialist developer of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology that delivers renewable energy solutions. Based in Delft, the Netherlands, Bluerise has been researching and developing OTEC technology for nine years, designing systems that utilise the natural temperature..