Offshore Industry Vol. 6 No. 5
The October / November 2013 issue of OSI is the special Offshore Energy Amsterdam Edition. As well as our Offshore Energy Preview, which tackles key areas for offshore professionals, we also outline several fabrication and engineering contractors. For example the specialist in processing and welding high-tensile steel, Abuco, undertook a series of tasks on board Seafox 7 during her first special survey and maintenance campaign. Another manufacturer is Metagro, their first deliveries for the Norwegian sector are the reward of years of investment. Sales Manager Andreas van Meeteren talked to OSI about their business and philosophy. The Norwegian engineers Agility Group, use Nord-Lock safety washers on bolted joints to the full satisfaction of their drilling company clients. Dutch steel specialist Rometal has rapidly build up a reputation for delivering high quality hoisting, crane and heavy lift equipment. Now their flexibility is behind a growing reference list of complex offshore structures.
Proofload’s new 100t design water bag has rapidly become the standard for large offshore crane loadtesting. In our subsea technology piece we feature Total E&P NL, who started production at the K4-Z gas field in the Dutch North Sea. And Jan De Nul ordered the 76th vessel in its fleet. For OSI they outline how the offshore industry is driving the fleet expansion (pdf). Callidus group of engineers deliver some of the industry’s most complex drilling, handling and tensioning tools.
The Dutch Zeeland region is a key logistics center in offshore fabrication and construction. OSI rounds up of some key players in the Zeeland offshore industry, including VDS Offshore Construction Terminal, Draftec, BOW Terminals, ZPPC, Zeeland Seaports, Heerema and Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen. Finally we take a look back at Yellow & FinchPublishers’ 2013 annual Golf event, where we raised EUR 13,000 for KIKA, the cancer-free children foundation.