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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...
Jack-Up Barge

Jack-Up Barge innovates to deliver cost-efficiency

Dutch offshore self-elevating platform and services provider Jack-Up Barge is a firm believer in, together with its clients, looking for innovative and cost-efficient solutions. Today, both attitudes are needed more than ever, across the offshore oil and gas and renewables businesses, the firm’s management believes. The current market faces challenges, from the Covid pandemic...
SMST

SMST’s next generation offshore access and lifting

Currently, the offshore wind industry is stepping up its game with its requirements for optimising safe and efficient transfer of people and cargo. Particularly, this is shown within the new class of SOVs that are going to be built for operating in the offshore windfarms in the Dogger Bank in the North Sea. SMST...
TWD

TWD proved higher MP friction

Over the course of the last years, TWD developed an advanced friction measurement method and probabilistic verification of monopile stability during transit. Both have now received certification from DNVGL. This sets a new standard in monopile seafastening. The optimised methodology results in the ability to increase workability by 20-50% whilst maintaining the highest safety...
Saltwater

One of a kind: Saltwater Engineering

For engineering companies, successful projects act as valuable references for attracting new business. Keeping this in mind, the design and engineering of the block baskets for one of the world’s most well-known heavy lift vessels was an excellent opportunity for Saltwater Engineering to demonstrate its capabilities. Saltwater Engineering was founded in 2007 to offer...

New address Yellow & Finch Publishers

Yellow & Finch Publishers are happy to announce the move to a new office space on the Boulevard in Vlissingen.  Our new address is: Yellow & Finch Publishers Boulevard Bankert 290 4382 AC  Vlissingen The...
Strohm

Airborne Oil & Gas reinforces its energy transition journey as Strohm

Airborne Oil & Gas, has changed its name to Strohm from 8 October 2020. The launch of the new brand comes as the organisation confirms its commitment to the oil & gas sector’s energy transition and accelerates its strategic growth into the renewables market. The company was the first in the world to develop...
ROVOP

ROVOP delivers its first remote platform-based inspection, repair and maintenance workscope

ROVOP successfully carried out remote visual and NDT inspections of hull sections, flowlines, umbilicals and risers, along with chain inspection, measurement and cleaning, on the Balmoral floating production vessel for Premier Oil. Using the latest communications and modelling technology, ROVOP worked closely with Premier Oil to develop a robust live video streaming service back...
Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes’ new Terminator system achieves industry’s first vessel-deployed subsea mechanical wellhead cut

Baker Hughes has announced the successful launch of Terminator, its vessel-deployed subsea wellhead cutting system. Using a first-of-its-kind mechanical wellhead removal method, the Terminator system has already proven its capabilities by successfully cutting a subsea wellhead from an abandoned exploration well owned by Wintershall DEA in Norway. “In the current environment, every aspect of...
clean hydrogen

DEME joins European clean hydrogen alliance

DEME has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, supporting the EU’s ambitious hydrogen and decarbonisation strategy. With this membership DEME underlines its commitment to use its expertise for the production, transport and storage of green hydrogen from renewable energy sources. In July 2020, the European Commission announced the EU Hydrogen Strategy and the launch...
Wintershall Dea

Mittelplate: Switch to 100% green power from shore will significantly reduce CO2 emissions

Wintershall Dea has switched the power supply to the Mittelplate Drilling and Production island in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park to 100% certified electricity from renewable sources. This makes Mittelplate the first oilfield in Germany to be produced solely with green electricity. “Through an innovative technological approach, we were able to stop generating...
Novosound

Scottish start-up Novosound transforming NDT market

Scottish technology start-up Novosound has recently launched its range of revolutionary non-destructive testing (NDT) products, providing a technological breakthrough that will dramatically evolve how industry inspections take place. Novosound’s products, which have all been developed and produced in Scotland, can solve the issues facing the NDT market, with current technology hindered by poor signal...
Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling sets ambitious climate target

As part of an overall sustainability strategy, Maersk Drilling has set an ambitious target of lowering the intensity of CO2 emissions from its drilling operations by 50% by 2030. The target is supported by Maersk Drilling’s strategic focus on efficiency gains, which also leads to reduced CO2 emissions. “Climate change is one of the...
turbine installation

Zero-emission turbine installation

Zero-emission operations can be a reality already today and do not have to be a future option, says Ulstein. Their second hydrogen hybrid design for the offshore wind industry, the ULSTEIN J102 zero emission wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), can operate 75% of the time in zero emission mode. Using readily available technology, the...
Hywind Tampen

Construction starts on the world’s largest floating offshore windfarm

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Kværner apprentice Arne Linga started construction of Hywind Tampen, a floating offshore windfarm, at Kværner Stord. The technology project opens up new opportunities for Norwegian industry. Prime Minister Ms Solberg and Mr Linga started the cutting robot on the project’s first sheet of steel on Thursday, 1 October. Kværner’s...