Offshore Industry News
Marine energy developer Minesto has completed the initial commissioning sea trials of its subsea kite technology called Deep Green off the coast of Holyhead, North West Wales. Through the initial trials, a range of functionalities such as the kite control..
Life on the North Sea can now be explored from your sofa as the world’s first Google Street View tour of an offshore platform is launched today. This fun and informative feature on Cygnus, the largest single producing gas field in..
The blue and orange of maritime service provider Delta Coastal are slowly but surely becoming trusted colours on the North Sea. The young company recently expanded its fleet once again with two new vessels, bringing the fleet total to six…
Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has been handed the position keeping role for installation of the Egina FPSO offshore Nigeria. EPCIC contractor for the FPSO, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), has awarded the position keeping work to Aqualis Offshore…
Starting in 2019, some 400,000 households will be running on green energy supplied by Norther, set to be Belgium’s largest offshore windfarm. Offshore installation vessel Aeolus underwent a major transformation before installing the very first foundation in the seabed this..
Project partners Eidesvik Offshore, Wärtsilä Norway and DNV GL have announced the closure of the FellowSHIP research project. The cooperation has explored the use of battery, hybrid and fuel cell technology in the maritime industry for over 15 years. “FellowSHIP..
On 30 July, the last suction bucket jacket foundation landed on the seabed at the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore windfarm in Germany. With this milestone, GeoSea completes the installation of 20 suction bucket jackets. Borkum Riffgrund 2, owned by Ørsted..
Gould Services recently reached an agreement to take over the activities of Total Wind Benelux. The agreement applies retroactively from 1t May 2018. Total Wind Benelux has an ongoing contract with General Electrics Renewable Energy for the pre-assembly of 66..
Eni announces that Mexico’s National Hydrocarbon Commission (Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos, CNH) has approved the Development Plan (PoD) for the oil discoveries of Amoca, Miztón and Tecoalli, located in Area 1 (Eni 100%), in the shallow waters of the Campeche..
RanaWorks has reached another milestone with contracting the allround installation support above water line during the installation of an offshore windfarm in German territorial waters. Structural repairs, installation of safety equipment and paint repairs are all combined in this assignment…
The Oil & Gas Technology Centre launches TechX Ventures, a partnership with Deep Science Ventures (DSV) that combines deep science with engineering to create start-up companies with technologies that position the oil and gas industry for a sustainable future in..
Ulstein Verft has signed a ship building contract with the Germany-based Bernhard Schulte for a service operation vessel (SOVs) of the Ulster SX195 design type developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions. The vessel will support the maintenance work of GE..
Wison Offshore & Marine and Western LNG announced today that they have entered into a Technical Service Agreement (TSA) in relation to a new floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project that Western is developing in British Columbia, Canada. Pursuant to..
2H Offshore, riser and conductor specialists in subsea services group, Acteon, has completed the installation of a Retrofit Conductor Supported Platform (CSP). This enabled a successful appraisal well to be transitioned to production in 26m water depth, offshore Bahrain, within..
A new training initiative to help prevent oil and gas incidents by focusing on human behaviours has been launched free to industry by the International Well Control Forum (IWCF). Experts in human factors and strategic leadership developed the online training..
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded contracts worth EUR 1.4 billion for the world’s largest continuous 3D onshore and offshore seismic survey, covering an area up to 53,000km2, as the company continues to identify and unlock new..
Financial close has been reached for two pilot wind turbines at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Windfarm. The project will test Mono Buckets, a new type of suction bucket foundation structure, equipped with a 8.4MW turbine. In addition to its Balance..
Liebherr-MCCtec has been awarded the contract by the Oslo-based company Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) and China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) to deliver a heavy lift crane for a new generation semi-submersible offshore windfarm foundation installation vessel. On 6 July, CMHI..
C-Kore Systems recently completed another successful deployment for PTTEP Australasia. The supplied subsea testing units optimised the offshore operation, quickly bringing the field back on-line. C-Kore’s Subsea Testing tools are used to monitor the health of electrical systems by measuring..
Van Oord has signed an agreement with Vroon Group to acquire MPI Offshore, a specialist offshore wind installation contractor. Van Oord will take over the MPI organisation in Stokesley, UK, and the vessels and crew of the MPI Adventure and..
Jan De Nul Group and Vroon Group signed agreements to transfer part of the offshore business of MPI to Jan De Nul Group. Jan De Nul Group herewith invests considerable resources in the offshore wind industry to offer the market..
Tekmar Energy (Tekmar) are pleased to announce Ørsted (the former DONG Energy) have selected their patented Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for their Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Windfarm Project. Alongside this recent win, Tekmar are also pleased to..
BMT has secured a new contract to provide Njord Offshore with two 23m crew transfer vessels (CTVs). This follows on from the recent successful launch of Njord Zenith and Njord Zephyr, 27m CTVs designed by BMT and built by Cheoy..
Jan De Nul Group signs contract for constructing Northwester 2, the seventh windfarm off the Belgian coast, entering for the third time into a partnership with windfarm developer Parkwind, a branch establishment of Colruyt. Jan De Nul will be responsible for..
Alpha Offshore Service has been awarded a contract with NoordzeeWind, a Joint Venture between utility company Nuon and Shell, for blade repair on the Offshore Windfarm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ). The first large windfarm built in the Dutch sector of the..