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Heerema

Heerema wins decommissioning contract for multiple Petrogas platforms

Petrogas E&P Netherlands has awarded Heerema an integrated engineering, preparation, removal, and disposal (EPRD) decommissioning contract for multiple North Sea oil platforms. The work involves removing the Haven, Hoorn, Helm, and Helder platforms from Block Q1 of the Dutch sector in the southern North Sea. The execution of the offshore removals will take place...
cable route survey

Fugro secures cable route survey contract for energy island

Fugro has secured a new contract with Energinet to undertake cable route surveys for the North Sea Energy Island project. The Energy Island will serve as an offshore power plant distributing up to 10GW of offshore wind to Denmark and other neighbouring markets. Fugro will perform a combination of geophysical, geotechnical services and laboratory...
Stillstrom

Maersk Supply Service launches Stillstrom

Maersk Supply Service, a part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, is launching its offshore vessel-charging venture, Stillstrom, to support the decarbonisation of the maritime industry by eliminating idle emissions. Together with Ørsted, Stillstrom will demonstrate the world’s first full-scale offshore charging station for vessels at an offshore wind farm, scheduled for installation later this year. Maersk...
HISEP

Petrobras begins contracting suppliers to develop the patented HISEP technology

Petrobras, the operator of the Libra consortium, started contracting suppliers to execute the design, construction, installation and testing of HISEP, a technology patented by the company that aims to separate and reinject, still on the seabed, gas with high CO2 content produced alongside with the oil. The contracting started after conceptual evaluations and pilot...
offshore wind

Scotland awards seabed rights for massive amounts of offshore wind, most of it floating

The Crown Estate Scotland has announced the results of the ScotWind seabed tender. They auctioned 8,600km² of sea space which could host almost 25GW of offshore wind. Seventeen projects won. With 15GW most of the capacity that will now be developed will be floating offshore wind. The system the Scots have used for awarding...
floating wind power

Shell and ScottishPower win UK bids to develop 5GW of floating wind power

Shell and ScottishPower have secured joint offers for seabed rights to develop large-scale floating wind farms as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind leasing. The partners have won two sites representing a total of 5GW off the east and north-east coast of Scotland. The new wind farms will be delivered through two joint ventures...
oil & gas investments

Global oil & gas investments to hit USD628 billion in 2022

Global oil & gas investments will expand by USD26 billion this year as the industry continues its protracted recovery from the worst of the pandemic and the hurdles imposed by the Omicron variant. An analysis by Rystad Energy projects overall oil & gas investments will rise 4% to USD628 billion this year from USD602...
Viking Neptun

DEME acquires offshore installation vessel Viking Neptun

DEME has entered into an agreement with Norwegian shipping company Eidesvik to acquire the DP3 offshore installation vessel Viking Neptun. Representing a substantial investment, this move highlights DEME’s commitment to its customers, and supports the continued growth of the offshore wind industry. This latest addition to its vessel fleet also confirms DEME’s mission to...
EC-OG

EC-OG supplies Halo intelligent battery system for world-first autonomous offshore power trials in Hawaii

EC-OG has achieved a significant company milestone with the first commercial delivery of its Halo subsea battery storage system. The lithium-ion based device will be part of a world-first autonomous offshore power sea trial in Q1 2022 at the US Navy Wave Energy Test Site, off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu....
Umm Shaif field

USD1 billion investment in the long term development of Umm Shaif Field

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded a USD946 million Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract for the strategic long-term development of its Umm Shaif field. The investment supports ADNOC’s oil production capacity plans of five million barrels per day (mmbpd) by 2030 while ensuring energy security for the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
Les Alizés

Next generation offshore wind installation vessel Les Alizés launched

An important milestone is reached in the construction of Les Alizés, a Next-Gen floating offshore installation vessel for offshore renewables and decommissioning. Jan De Nul launched Les Alizés at the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China. This vessel will be the largest heavy lift vessel in Jan De Nul’s fleet, able to install XXL offshore...
oil discovery

New oil discovery close to North Sea Fram field

Equinor has, together with its partner Wellesley, discovered oil in the Troll- and Fram area in exploration wells 35/10-7 S and 35/10-7 A in the Toppand prospect. Preliminary calculations of the expected size indicate between 3.3m3 and 5.2m3 million of recoverable oil equivalent, or around 21–33 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent. “Our exploration...
Floating wind power

Joint Venture for floating wind power in Italy

Hexicon has created a 50-50 Joint Venture – AvenHexicon – with Avapa Energy with the purpose of developing floating wind power projects in Italian waters. In addition, Hexicon will license its patented technology to AvenHexicon for use in its projects and by third parties. Italy is one of the main recipients of the EU...
Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul wins landmark electrification project in Abu Dhabi

A joint venture of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Electricité de France (EDF) and Kyushu Electric Power Japan has awarded a HVDC cable installation and convertors package for the ADNOC-TAQA Lightning Project to a consortium composed of Jan De Nul Group and Samsung C&T. Jan De Nul will be in charge of the design,...
Seagull gangway

Rental contract extension Seagull gangway for Taiwan campaign

Safeway has secured the extension of an existing rental contract to supply the Safeway Seagull type motion-compensated gangway system on board the subsea construction vessel Topaz Tangaroa. Safeway is presently market leader in Motion Compensated Gangways in the challenging waters of Taiwan. Safeway customers recognise that in new offshore wind areas the conditions become...

Damen Shoalbuster 3815 SD delivered to Caspian Offshore Construction

Damen Shipyards has delivered a new Shoalbuster 3815 SD to Caspian Offshore Construction LLP (COC). The Shoalbuster 3815 SD is one of the newest and largest vessels in the Shoalbuster range and stands out for its ability to operate in waters of no more than 120cm in depth. Named the Caspian Amwaj, this new...
umbilical monitoring

Successful umbilical monitoring campaign

C-Kore Systems successfully completed an umbilical monitoring campaign for Vår Energi on their Balder Future project in Norway. The C-Kore Cable Monitor units were used to test the insulation resistance and continuity of the umbilical electrical lines during installation. With their automated test routine, the C-Kore units quickly and repeatedly tested and data-logged meas-urements...
Siemens Gamesa

First Siemens Gamesa G 11.0-200 DD machines in German waters

Siemens Gamesa is pleased to announce the firm order for the supply of wind turbines for Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 offshore development. The 242MW offshore wind power plant will feature the first installation in German waters of the company’s SG 11.0-200 DD turbines. 23 units of the powerful machine will be installed at the...
Maersk Training

Maersk Training appoints new CEO

Maersk Training has appointed David Skov as its new CEO as the company targets further growth in the global offshore energy and maritime markets. Mr Skov was previously Regional Head of Terminals, Africa & Middle East at APM Terminals, part of A.P. Moller – Maersk. He replaces Johan Uggla, who served as Maersk Training’s...
DemoSATH

DemoSATH manufacturing moves forward

DemoSATH manufacturing works speeds up in the Spanish port of Bilbao. The latest milestone has been the handling operation of the prototype. This consists on lifting, pivoting, and positioning the six precast elements that have initially been prefabricated. These elements compose the floaters of the platform and include four conical elements (two per floater)...
hydrogen storage

World’s first offshore hydrogen storage concept

Tractebel and partner companies have developed the world’s first offshore infrastructure and processing facilities concept for the storage of hydrogen in offshore caverns. The design study, unveiled by Tractebel Overdick’s offshore experts, outlines an innovative solution for large-scale hydrogen storage on the high seas: a scalable offshore platform for the compression and storage of...
upstream

Upstream sector on the rebound

The oil and gas sector will continue to rebound in 2022, says Wood Mackenzie. But the positive outlook will be tempered by concerns about its future. In its Global Upstream Outlook 2022, Wood Mackenzie points out the upstream industry must respond to the implications of the pledges made at COP26 and governments must set a...
training standards

New wind turbine maintenance and inspection training standards

New training to improve safety for workers who inspect and maintain wind turbines has been launched by the ECITB following a successful pilot by Hexis. Designed in response to the statutory equipment inspection and maintenance requirements placed on developers, the new training standards deliver the skills needed to safely and competently perform maintenance and...
NHV Group

Mike Gislam appointed as the new Chief Operations Officer at NHV Group

NHV Group is pleased to announce that Mike Gislam, the current Managing Director of NHV Helicopters is to take up the position of Chief Operations Officer of the NHV Group with immediate effect. This change has been made possible after the promotion of Thomas Hütsch to the position of CEO. “I am honoured to...
North Star

North Star wins contract to complete vessel package for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

North Star Group has clinched the service operations vessel (SOV) contract to support the third phase of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, off the coast of Yorkshire. The UK firm has secured a long-term charter worth approximately USD 119 million to deliver an additional ship boasting its new hybrid-powered renewables fleet design for Dogger...