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TechnipFMC

TechnipFMC and Talos Energy enter strategic CCS alliance

TechnipFMC and Talos Energy have entered into a long-term strategic alliance to develop and deliver technical and commercial solutions to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects along the United States Gulf Coast. The alliance combines Talos’s offshore operational strength and sub-surface expertise with TechnipFMC’s extended history in subsea engineering, system integration and automation and...
Mayflower Wind

Mayflower Wind signs agreement for hybrid electric CTV

Mayflower Wind, the developer of a deep water offshore wind project signed an agreement with Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding/Duclos Corporation of Somerset (MA, US),  for the specification, design, and manufacture of a Jones Act-compliant, hybrid battery diesel electric crew transfer vessel. The design of this CTV utilises technologies that will provide significant fuel savings and emissions...
TenneT

Tender 2GW high voltage stations big step towards 2050 climate neutral Europe

TenneT recently announced to start the tender of the stations (Platform & HVDC system) of the Dutch IJmuiden Ver offshore wind projects. With this tender, TenneT enters the next phase for the innovative 2GW projects in the IJmuiden Ver wind area. It is expected that this contract will be awarded by the end of...
Vestas

Vestas selected as preferred supplier for the US 2.1GW Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 offshore wind farms

Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, has named Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for the 2.1GW Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 offshore wind projects in New York, USA. This is one of the largest preferred supplier agreements to be announced in the USA. Vestas will provide 138...
Manifesto

Global Wind Energy Manifesto

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and more than 90 global wind power leaders released the Global Wind Energy Manifesto for COP26 at the BNEF London summit, calling on governments to ‘get serious’ ahead of COP26.  COP stands for Conference of the Parties, and will be attended by countries that signed the United Nations...
Vroon

VOS Passion supporting TotalEnergies operations

Vroon Offshore Services is pleased to announce the charter of platform-supply vessel (PSV) VOS Passion to TotalEnergies E&P UK for a period of one year. The vessel will be supporting operations at Total’s North Sea assets, with this new contract follows on from a recently completed three-year charter with the same client. The short...

A blessing in disguise

Sometimes things are just meant to be. When Hillebrand several years ago announced their plans for a new quay at their Vlissingen location, no one was thinking of a long delay. Nothing less was true though, as the Dutch nitrogen emissions crisis threw a spanner in the works. However, in the end all things positively...
Offshore Energy

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference in a changing world

The world is changing. The industry is changing. The need to innovate and transform are key in remaining relevant and future-proof. This is true during the COVID-19 period, and it will be so after the pandemic. The world did not stop spinning the last year and the energy transition is shifting into higher gear....
Sentinel

Sentinel Subsea secures funding from Alba Equity

Sentinel Subsea, specialists in passive well integrity monitoring, has secured a six-figure investment from Alba Equity and Scottish Enterprise as it continues to develop its proven game-changing technology for the monitoring of subsea wells. Founded in 2018, Sentinel Subsea has developed WellSentinel; a method of monitoring and managing the integrity of subsea wells, wellheads...
Windstaller Alliance

Aker Solutions, DeepOcean, and Solstad Offshore create Windstaller Alliance

International offshore energy suppliers Aker Solutions, DeepOcean Norway, and Solstad Offshore have joined forces to create Windstaller Alliance. The new partnership aims to provide the world’s most cost-efficient and complete product supply, fabrication and marine services offering within offshore wind. The alliance will also pursue other offshore renewables segments. Windstaller Alliance will combine the...
Maersk

Maersk Drilling drills world record well in Angola

TotalEnergies E&P Angola has exercised an option for the seventh generation drillship Maersk Voyager to drill the ultra-deepwater Ondjaba-1 exploration well in Angola’s Block 48. The contract extension has an estimated duration of 54 days, which means that Maersk Voyager is now contracted until February 2022. The work on Ondjaba-1 commenced in October 2021,...
Vestas

Vestas to install 15.0MW prototype at Østerild in Denmark

Vestas has decided to install the V236-15 MW offshore prototype wind turbine at the Østerild National test centre for large wind turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark. The installation of the prototype turbine will take place in the second half of 2022 and its first kWh is planned for the fourth quarter of that year....
Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul signs T&I contract for Gode Wind 3 & Borkum Riffgrund 3

Ørsted Wind Power and Jan De Nul Group announce the signing of the final contract for the transport and installation of 107 monopile foundations and one offshore substation topside at Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farm. The transport and installation will start in 2023 and will be the first assignment...
Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas and Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports join forces to tackle decommissioning challenge

Bureau Veritas has joined the advocacy and networking group Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP). The association has over 100 members including companies, regional government bodies and research & education institutes active in offshore oil & gas and the wind energy sector in the North Sea Canal region. Innovation, knowledge sharing and cross-sectoral cooperation are...
Fugro

Fugro achieves UK CAA accreditation as approved helideck monitoring systems provider

Fugro has become one of the first companies to secure accreditation from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Helideck Certification Agency (HCA) as an approved supplier of helideck monitoring systems (HMS) conforming to the new 2021 UK CAA standards. The new standards were issued in November 2020 and apply to all offshore floating...

Damen’s FCS 7011 completes sea trials

After five years of market consultation, research, design, engineering and construction, the first of Damen’s ground-breaking Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 7011 class has completed its sea trials off the Turkish coast and is set to begin the passage to the Netherlands. The offshore energy market and prospective customers will soon be able to experience...
Deme Offshore

Vineyard Wind selects Deme Offshore for foundation installation

Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), announced that Deme Offshore US will serve as its contractor  for the installation of offshore wind turbine foundations for the Vineyard Wind 1 project.  “We’re pleased to work with Deme on another facet of our Vineyard Wind 1 project because they...
Audax

Audax successfully completes historic voyage of Northern Sea route

RED BOX Energy Services  (RBES) announces the completion of a 14,630km transit of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) from Grenaa Havn, Denmark to Qingdao, China and the safe delivery of the 11,000t jack-up accommodation rig Atlantic Amsterdam by the RED BOX ARC-7 module carrier Audax. Speaking on behalf of RBES, Managing Partner and CEO...
Van Oord

Van Oord orders mega installation vessel

Van Oord has ordered a new offshore installation vessel to further strengthen its market position in offshore wind. The jack-up vessel can operate on methanol and install up to 20MW wind turbines at sea with a very low CO2 footprint. The investment is in line with the increasing global demand for offshore wind farms....
Liftal

LIFTAL takes over Damen Hoisting

Liftal Hijstechniek will take over Damen Hoisting as of 1 October. For Liftal, this acquisition represents a strategic expansion towards the Rotterdam region, and for Damen a choice to keep focusing on its core business. Liftal Hijstechniek, which has been established in Vlissingen in 1998, is an expert in the field of testing and...

An event we won’t easily fore-get!

On 3 September, the nice and sunny weather conditions were a true reflection of this year’s Yellow & Finch Maritime Charity Golf Event. After all the restrictions for meeting each other in the past eighteen months, all the participants enjoyed the fun and successful event all the more. The eleventh edition of our charity event took place at the Golfclub Grevelingenhout golf course on 3 September. Beautifully located at...
turbine blade inspection

Sulzer Schmid and Enertrag Betrieb improve wind turbine blade inspection

Sulzer Schmid, and Enertrag Betrieb have teamed up to provide a new wind turbine blade inspection solution that integrates Enertrag Betrieb’s innovative lightning protection systems (LPS) testing solution with Sulzer Schmid’s UAV technology and digital inspection platform. This key innovation will enable LPS testing to be carried out at the same time as rotor...
Ampelmann

Ampelmann first to deploy motion compensated gangway in Chinese renewables market

Ampelmann has signed its first contract offshore China. The company will provide the A-type gangway, one of its flagship systems, to Guangdong Safety New Energy for the offshore wind works off Guangdong province. It was able to secure this project with the support of its local partner in the region Leading Marine (HK) CO....
Tetraspar Demonstrator

Bourbon Subsea Services successfully installs the TetraSpar Demonstrator floating wind turbine

After mooring lines installation in June, towing and hook up in July, Bourbon Subsea Services completed the offshore installation of the 3,6MW TetraSpar Demonstrator Floating Wind Turbine at Metcentre Test site in Norway, by laying and connecting the power cable earlier this week. The wind turbine will be commissioned in the coming weeks. This...
Smulders

Smulders and Marmen Welcon to produce offshore wind TPs

Smulders has concluded a strategic alliance with Marmen Welcon, the joint venture between two of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind towers, for the manufacturing of transition pieces for offshore wind turbines for the US market at the Port of Albany. This agreement accelerates the growth of the US offshore wind...