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Deep Green

Minesto Completes Initial Commissioning Trials Deep Green

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..

Street View

Google Street View Takes First Offshore Oil & Gas Trip

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..

DCS

Yet Another Addition to the DCS’ Fleet

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…

Egina

Aqualis Offshore to Position Egina FPSO

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…

Aelous

After Major Upgrade, Aeolus Starts Work on Belgium’s Largest Offshore Windfarm

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..

15 Years of FellowSHIP Research Concluded

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..

suction bucket

GeoSea Successfully Completes Installation of 20 Suction Bucket Jackets

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 Takes Over Total Wind Benelux

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..

Oil discoveries

Eni Announces Approval Development Plan Area 1 Oil Discoveries Offshore Mexico

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

RanaWorks Secures First Assignment

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…

TechX Ventures

TechX Ventures to Create New Deep Science Technology for Oil and Gas

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 signed New Contract in Offshore Wind

Ulstein signed New Contract in Offshore Wind

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..

FLNG project

Wison Awarded Contract for FLNG Project Western LNG

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..

conductor supported platform

2H Offshore Installs Fast-track Retrofit Conductor Supported Platform

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..

Free O & G Training Course to Cut Human Error

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..

seismic survey

ADNOC Awards Contracts for World’s Largest 3D Seismic Survey

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..

suction bucket

Van Oord to Install Suction Bucket Foundations at Deutsche Bucht

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..

heavy lift

Liebherr Heavy Lift Crane for New Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

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..

subsea testing

C-Kore Subsea Testing Units Successfully Deployed by PTTEP

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

Van Oord Will Acquire MPI Offshore

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..

MPI

Jan De Nul Acquires Part of MPI’s Offshore Business Unit

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

Ørsted Selects Tekmar Energy for Borssele 1 & 2

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..

Njord Offshore

New Njord Offshore CTV Order for BMT

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..

Northwester 2

Jan De Nul Partners Parkwind for Northwester 2

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

Alpha Offshore Service Awarded OWEZ Blade Repair

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..

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