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SeaMade

Turbine installation at SeaMade crosses the finish line

Construction works at SeaMade, Belgium’s largest offshore windfarm, have crossed the finish line with the last of 58 turbines successfully installed on 30 November. The SeaMade windfarm will provide green energy for 485,000 households and will lead to a significant reduction of annual CO2 emissions of at least 500,000t. Offshore construction of the SeaMade...
First Subsea

First Subsea and James Fisher Offshore – Subsea Tubulars Decom Tool testing milestone

First Subsea and James Fisher Offshore (JFO) have completed a significant testing milestone in their joint development of a combined Internal Cut and Lift tool, as part of an Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) co-investment initiative seeking to reduce the costs of decommissioning offshore. A series of underwater cutting and lifting tests on...
FORCE

FORCE celebrates 25 years

The FORCE cooperating forum is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Most companies in the oil & gas industry in Norway are members. As the regulatory authority, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate plays an active role as head of the Secretariate. The forum’s main goal is to learn from and share with all members. FORCE is...
Mammoet

Mammoet launches SK6,000 crane to enhance FPSO modularisation strategies

Constructing FPSO and FLNG modules onshore has allowed EPCs and owners to expedite project schedules and increase cost-effectiveness. By constructing the hull and topsides simultaneously and at greater scale, the time to first production has been reduced. As these components grow, their efficiency rises – but so does the challenge of their integration. The...
Dyneema

Gleistein switches its entire portfolio of products to bio-based Dyneema fibres

With immediate effect, Gleistein is switching its entire portfolio of products made with Dyneema to be manufactured exclusively from bio-based Dyneema fibres. These fibres possess exactly the same trusted strength and reliability of their conventionally sourced counterparts, yet contribute substantially to climate protection due to their renewable, bio-based raw material. This results in a...
AqualisBraemar

AqualisBraemar to acquire LOC Group

AqualisBraemar has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in LOC Group, thereby creating a leading global independent offshore energy and marine consultancy. LOC Group, founded in 1979, is an international marine and engineering consulting firm that operates under four brand names: LOC, Innosea, Longitude and JLA (John LeBourhis).  “Our strategy...
Maritime Studios

3D visualisation studio enters maritime industry

Maritime Studios, the 3D visualisation company for the maritime industry, has officially opened its doors. The Rotterdam based studio has made a flying start in the industry with the successful delivery of high end renders for their launching customers. The team – lead by Creative Director, Kevin van Deursen – consists of maritime professionals...
Total Offshore

Damen delivers FCS 1204 to Total Offshore

On 18 November, Damen Shipyards Group delivered a Fast Crew Supplier 1204 to Total Offshore. The crew transfer vessel is the first in the company’s fleet. They will use the FCS 1204, named Swift, to transport offshore personnel to wind farms in the North Sea. Damen and Total Offshore signed the contract on 7 October. Thanks...
WindEnergy Hamburg

WindEnergy Hamburg 2020 goes digital

Unusual times require unusual measure – and new ideas. Sometimes a proven concept has to be reinvented entirely: From 1 to 4 December 2020, WindEnergy Hamburg will be held as the first purely digital event in the history of Hamburg Messe und Congress. After the trade fair had at first been postponed from September...
bridge plug

P&A field trials for the first additive manufactured, ultra-high expansion bridge plug

Aberdeen-based, oil and gas production technology business, Pragma, has combined innovative design and additive manufacturing (AM) techniques to bring the industry’s first 3D metal printed, ultra-high expansion, bridge plug to market. Pragma’s patented M-Bubble bridge plug has successfully completed final lab testing and is due to begin field trials by the end of 2020....
KENC

Van Oord selects KENC Engineering for design lifting tool

On 12 of November, marine contractor Van Oord, awarded Breman Machinery and KENC Engineering with the assignment to design and build a casing lifting adapter (CLA). The lifting tool supports the installation of 190 pin piles at Saint-Brieuc offshore windfarm. The CLA can handle 275t and is designed to connect with the temporary casing...
Liebherr

Key milestone for Liebherr HLC 150000-3000 for Alfa Lift

The Heavy-Lift Crane series (HLC) by Liebherr is specially designed for the installation of offshore wind foundations and sub-stations as well as the installation and decommissioning of offshore platforms. In June 2018, Liebherr- MCCtec Rostock and the Oslo-based company OHT agreed the contract for the Heavy Lift Crane 150000-3000 for Alfa Lift, the worlds’...
Forum

Forum’s XT500 trenching system to support major cable maintenance project in Asia

Forum Energy Technologies has secured an order to supply specialist subsea equipment for a major cable maintenance project in South East Asia. The contract, which was awarded through Forum’s local representatives, will see the company deploy a Perry XT500 trenching system and Dynacon Launch and Recovery System as well as associated surface power and...
Maersk Training

Maersk Training invests seven figures into Aberdeen

Maersk Training has recently announced a significant investment of EUR 850,000 into its UK business, headquartered in Aberdeen. The funding will support the investment in its people, growing the headcount and upgrading facilities, courses and innovation in Aberdeen, which is the organisation’s hub for all training activity in UKCS for oil and gas and...
Ferrovial

Ferrovial to construct SATH floating platform

Ferrovial has been selected for the manufacturing and assembly of the SATH floating platform in the DemoSATH project lead by Saitec Offshore Technologies in collaboration with RWE Renewables. The construction package will last fourteens months and covers site preparation, concrete precasting, procurement of steel bulkheads and assembly of the floater along with management of...
Hybrid offshore windfarms

The first hybrid offshore windfarm

On 20 October Energinet, the Danish TSO, and 50Hertz, the German TSO, inaugurated the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution offshore interconnector in the Baltic Sea. This marks the first time an offshore windfarm gets connected to two different countries’ electricity grids. When completed, the electricity generated at the Kriegers Flak windfarm will be able...
SSCV

World’s largest SSCV installs one of world’s smallest platforms

The world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir has safely installed Dana Petroleum’s new P11-Unity platform, which at 395 metric tons is one of the world’s smallest platforms. Heerema was contracted for the transportation and installation of P11-Unity by HSM Offshore, who fabricated the platform at their yard in Schiedam, The Netherlands. On 22 October,...
Wikborg Rein

Wikborg Rein appoints new Managing Director of Singapore office

International law firm Wikborg Rein has appointed Ina Lutchmiah (Partner) as the new Managing Director of its Singapore office. The appointment further cements Wikborg Rein’s leading presence in the shipping and offshore sectors. Ms Lutchmiah already heads up Wikborg Rein’s transactional practice in the Asia Pacific region which encompasses both shipping and offshore energy...
Tetrahedron

Innovative crane for offshore wind turbine installation

Tetrahedron recently launched a novel crane for the installation of the next-generation of offshore wind turbines, designed to fit on both existing and new jackup wind turbine installation vessels. The increasing size of wind turbine generators sets a challenge for the offshore wind installation industry. Existing jackup vessels are rapidly becoming uncompetitive because they...

Each new wind turbine installed in Europe generates €10m of economic activity

Wind energy is 300,000 jobs in Europe and contributes EUR 37 billion to EU GDP every year according to WindEurope’s new report ‘Wind Energy and economic recovery in Europe – How wind energy will put communities at the heart of the European recovery’. European leadership in wind energy will continue to boost jobs and...
Lidar

The future of turbine performance tests

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) recently approved ZX Lidars’ Lidar ZX TM for the purpose of Power Performance Testing on Siemens Gamesa wind turbines. This is a significant milestone, as it replaces the need for expensive met masts and anemometers, both onshore and offshore.  In connection with a power curve campaign, Siemens Gamesa has...
Cadeler

Cadeler signs contract for installation campaign on Hornsea 2

Cadeler will be sending Pacific Orca to the United Kingdom in early 2021 for performance of a foundation installation campaign after being subcontracted to deliver an installation vessel by DEME. Pacific Orca will support DEME’s Innovation with the installation of 165 monopile foundations at Ørsted’s Hornsea 2 offshore windfarm. Once foundations are in the...
SMST

SMST’s offshore access and lifting in one for DEME

SMST is well underway to finalise its next generation gangway with increased lifting capacity and functionality, of which the first system is currently being commissioned at SMST. Later this year, the gangway for safe transfer of crew and cargo is going to be installed at Cemre Shipyard on board of DEME’s first Service Operation...

Videotec adds video analysis and GeoMove functions to NVX camera

With the goal of constantly improving the performance of its products, Videotec has now added the new video analysis and GeoMove functions to its NVX cameras. This versatile compact stainless-steel camera is already well known on the market for its exceptional corrosion resistance and for providing high image quality with Full HD, super low-light, 1080p...

PARAT Halvorsen launches multi-fuel Combined Steam Boiler

PARAT Halvorsen AS, Norway’s leading supplier of combined steam boilers for commercial marine, offshore and fishing applications, has launched a new multi-fuel boiler that delivers unprecedented flexibility for seagoing assets.  The company’s MCS Combined Exhaust Gas / Fuel-Fired / Electrical Boiler is a compact and highly efficient unit enabling ship operators to switch between...