Offshore Industry News
International energy logistics service provider Peterson has opened its new helicopter passenger terminal in the south west of the Netherlands, with the first helicopter flights taking off yesterday. The new terminal, which represents a significant commitment by Peterson, is expected to..
Ampelmann has opened its first office in Germany, in response to the growing business in the offshore wind sector. The new base, located in Hamburg, will be led by Mr Tim Börner, who has been appointed as Business Development Manager Offshore..
Construction of large steel structures can be difficult when the project involves lifting the structure during assembly. Enerpac’s JS-250 jack-up system was recently used for the assembly of a large maritime platform at ground level, before raising the platform 7m..
Globus Group, the specialist Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturer, will be showcasing its latest protective safety solutions at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, USA from 30 April to 3 May. Located on stand number 1061-09 in the..
InterDam, supplier of fire and blast resistant architectural products for refineries, oil & gas platforms, and offshore wind platforms, recently opened a new office in Houston, Texas to strengthen its position in the North American market and leverage the area’s..
Fugro is commencing its first project supporting deep-sea polymetallic nodule mining under a contract awarded by seafloor mineral exploration company Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI), a subsidiary of DeepGreen Metals. In the deep waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean, its..
Yesterday, the last module of the Johan Sverdrup riser platform was lifted into place. With this, the first of four topsides of the next North Sea giant has been installed. “It is a special feeling to see the first Johan..
Today, research and exploration activities in northern regions are increasing, resulting in a growing demand for Ice Class vessels, capable of withstanding the harsh arctic circumstances. Dutch company Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) now meets this demand with new series of Ice..
CAPE Holland has recently achieved another milestone with its Vibro Lifting Tool (VLT) on the Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam. A large, 6.5m diameter monopile was successfully upended and driven to target penetration. Free hanging from the Matador 3 of Bonn..
Liebherr officially celebrates the production start of the HLC, Liebherr’s biggest offshore crane. In the presence of representatives from Deme Cosco, the festivities took place on 5 April at the company’s production site. The manufacture of Liebherr’s first HLC is..
Air Control Entech (ACE) and the Oil & Gas Technology Centre have reached a major milestone with the launch of three state-of-the-art drones, which aim to reduce offshore oil & gas inspection costs by up to 50%. While UAVs are..
Hansa Heavy Lift has moved subsea equipment to assist with the development of the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) Integrated Oil & Gas Development Project off the coast of Ghana. The voyages took place onboard heavy lift vessels HHL Rhine and..
Global drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag today announces that its Norwegian operation, KCA Deutag Drilling Norge, has been granted an extension to its current drilling contract on the Ringhorne platform by operator Point Resources. The contract extension is for..
Bibby Offshore has become the first to deploy a pioneering diving safety system in the North Sea. The company provided its divers with the innovative Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA) following a recent contract with BP North Sea. Working at..
A new partnership between private sector economic development company Opportunity North East and Scottish Enterprise will support Scottish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access new decommissioning business and explore diversification into new market sectors. The first decommissioning opportunity, on..
The construction of the Rampion offshore windfarm in the British Channel has made significant progress. All 116 turbines are online and feed renewable energy into the grid. The Rampion thus reaches its maximum generation capacity of 400MW, which can supply..
MPIs wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) MPI Enterprise has recently been upgraded with spudcans. The spudcans, which were installed during a drydocking in Rotterdam, increase the load-bearing area when the vessel is jacked up. This, in turn, minimises penetration of..
A 50:50 joint venture (JV) between Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service will leverage the companies’ heritage of over 50 years of safe and efficient operations to provide decommissioning services to oil and gas operators. After decades of production, an..
With a two-day event on the quay of the Biesboschhaven Zuid harbour in Werkendam, Van Oord launches its first LNG-powered vessel: the Werkendam. Because of Van Oord’s 150th anniversary, this event takes place in Werkendam, the cradle of the company. On Friday 13 April,..
Atlantis, a global leader in the marine power generation sector, is proud to announce that Phase 1A of the MeyGen project has now completed the construction phase and has formally entered the 25 year operations phase. At 6MW rated capacity,..
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has awarded a contract to marine cable specialist, Global Marine Group, to install and commission a 10.8km electricity subsea cable between Rousay and Westray in the Orkney Isles. The new cable is being installed as part..
Ampelmann’s A400 gangway system has set sail from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Vroon’s Subsea Support and Walk to Work VOS Stone, to undertake its first deployment to transfer crew and cargo in the Arkona offshore windfarm. The Walk to Work..
Njord Zenith, BMT’s latest 27m crew transfer vessel (CTV) designed for Njord Offshore, has successfully completed sea trials, reaching a top speed of 27knots. Njord Zenith is the first of two 27m vessels built to a BMT design by Cheoy..
Huisman announced today that Mr Theo Bruijninckx is appointed as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective as per today. This appointment follows the decision of Mr Joop Roodenburg to step down as the company’s CEO to fulfil the role..