Offshore Industry Vol. 6 No. 4
The September / October 2013 issue of OSI is devoted to this year’s SPE Offshore Europe in Aberdeen. Exhibitor and Orca field licensee GDF Suez E&P UK talks about the co-operation in developing the gas field, which straddles the border between the UK and Dutch sectors of the North Sea. Fabrication of the platform features the expertise of NAMI, Hertel and HSM Offshore, among others. Jumbo executed the FPSO mooring spread installation in Scotland’s oldest field, Alma/Galia, where EnQuest has six wells all tied back to the FPSO EnQuest Producer. According to Jim McCaul, Head of International Marine Associates the floating production sector has been very active over the last months. OSI’s John Gauldie outlines the recent developments and noteworthy technology solutions. For this issue we toured the DolWin alpha HVDC platform with TenneT’s CEO Mel Kroon at Heerema Fabrication Group when the platform was delivered. At the time of writing, Heerema Marine Contractors was preparing to install the platform. Home port of the Royal Netherlands Navy, the Port of Den Helder is now one of Northern Europe’s key offshore logistics centers. Managing Director Piet-Hein Kolff talks about a new business park at the port. This issue’s Editor’s Picks is all about Motion and Heave Compensation, where OSI examines nine recent developments from Barge Master, Abuco/Ampelmann, IHC Motion Control, Cranemaster, AXTech, Huisman, SMST, MacGregor and Intermoor. International Account Manager Martin den Hartog of the ALE team spoke to OSI’s John Gauldie about the company’s Mega-Jack system. And last but not least STC-KNRM opened a large new floating wave pool in Rotterdam, joining a select group of international facilities offering the highest standard survival training for the offshore industry.
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