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Kongsberg

Kongsberg technology will secure green footprint of new next-generation wind turbine installation unit

Kongsberg Maritime has signed a Letter of Intent with Chinese shipbuilder Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore to deliver a large technology package for the BT-220IU Wind Turbine Installation Unit. BT-220IU is to be built for the Norway-based company OIM Wind, with an option for another vessel of identical design. The vessel will be suitable for...
Inmarsat

New milestone for Inmarsat

Inmarsat has completed its 10,000th Fleet Xpress ship installation. Simultaneously the company has launched a new ‘Fleet Data Academy’ with existing partners, shipowners and operators to support the full understanding and adoption of the rapidly growing range of digital applications that are making the maritime industry safer, greener and more efficient. Fleet Xpress clients...
SMM Digital

SMM Digital – free of charge

The time has come: SMM DIGITAL is opening from 2 to 5 February 2021. Due to the current situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the 29th edition of SMM will be held as a purely digital conference. And it’s free of charge – this is how the leading international maritime trade fair demonstrates its...
Equinor

Equinor selected for largest-ever US offshore wind award

Equinor has been selected to provide New York State with offshore wind power in one of the largest renewable energy procurements in the US to date. Under the award, Equinor and incoming strategic partner bp will provide generation capacity of 1,260MW renewable offshore wind power from Empire Wind 2, and another 1,230MW of power...
Jumbo Offshore

Jumbo Offshore breaks deep-water record

On behalf of  TechnipFMC, Jumbo Offshore successfully completed the first phase of work on Energean’s Karish gas field offshore Israel in October. Jumbo’s scope of work included transport and installation of fourteen suction piles (part of a fourteen-point FPSO mooring system), a tie-in manifold and a 24 inch deepwater gas sales spool. Jumbo installed...
Huisman

Huisman to deliver 2,200mt leg encircling crane for first Jones Act compliant installation vessel

Huisman is going to deliver a Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) for Dominion Energy’s Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV), Charybdis. With a 2,200mt lifting capacity, its lightweight design, 130m long boom but yet compact house, this crane is unique and ideal for the installation of next generation offshore wind turbines and foundations. The Huisman crane...
ShipFC

ShipFC green ammonia energy system

Interest in ammonia-powered fuel cells for the maritime sector is growing, but stakeholders have been hesitant to commit to investments in large-scale systems. Now the ShipFC project, granted funding from EU’s Research and Innovation program Horizon 2020 under its Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), is aiming to secure a place for ammonia in the...
engageSubsea

engageSubsea for remote inspections & offshore operational & technical support

Baker Hughes announced the successful launch of the engageSubsea remote – an extension of the engageSubsea platform. engageSubsea remote serves as an equipment inspection tool, technical support and operational management platform, and is designed to drive operational excellence and increase capital productivity for offshore oil and gas operators. Operators are under increasing pressure to cut...
ABB Marine & Ports

ABB Marine & Ports opens new lab to stress-test cyber threats to shipping

ABB Marine & Ports’ cyber security laboratory opens at key moment in shipping’s digital development as stricter maritime cyber security rules enter force on 1 January 2021 In line with the guidelines set out by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the new laboratory features hardware and software systems developed to help shipowners and operators...
Ulstein

Ulstein awarded design contract for first Jones Act compliant rock installation vessel

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) contracted Ulstein Design & Solutions to design the first U.S.-flagged Jones Act compliant, inclined fallpipe vessel for subsea rock installation. The vessel is considered to be critical in building the future of the US offshore wind industry, including establishing a US-based rock supply chain network. “We are extremely proud...
Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul acquires Connector

Jan De Nul Group has signed on 4 December 2020 an agreement for the purchase of the offshore construction and cable-lay vessel Connector from Ocean Yield. This marks a further investment in the offshore installation capacities of the Luxembourg based maritime contractor. The vessel will be officially transferred during the fourth quarter of 2020....
Neptune Energy

Neptune announces CCS feasibility study

Neptune Energy today announced a feasibility study into plans for a large-scale offshore Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in the Dutch North Sea, with the potential to safely store 120t-150t million of CO2. Neptune will conduct the study in cooperation with its licence partners and CO2 emitters. The study will assess the feasibility...
NorthH2

Equinor joins NortH2 green hydrogen project

The NorthH2 project aims to produce green hydrogen using renewable electricity from offshore wind off the coast of Netherlands of about 4GW by 2030, and +10GW by 2040, kickstarting the hydrogen economy in Northwest Europe. “This is a groundbreaking project that Equinor is looking forward to contribute to. The project can be an important...
Les Alizés

First steel plates cut for Les Alizés

Jan De Nul kicks off the construction of its 5,000t crane vessel Les Alizés. The steel cutting ceremony took place recently at the shipyard China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) in China, in the presence of Jan De Nul representatives, the Vice General Manager of the shipyard and the Country Chief Executive of M&O China...
SeaMade

Turbine installation at SeaMade crosses the finish line

Construction works at SeaMade, Belgium’s largest offshore windfarm, have crossed the finish line with the last of 58 turbines successfully installed on 30 November. The SeaMade windfarm will provide green energy for 485,000 households and will lead to a significant reduction of annual CO2 emissions of at least 500,000t. Offshore construction of the SeaMade...
First Subsea

First Subsea and James Fisher Offshore – Subsea Tubulars Decom Tool testing milestone

First Subsea and James Fisher Offshore (JFO) have completed a significant testing milestone in their joint development of a combined Internal Cut and Lift tool, as part of an Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) co-investment initiative seeking to reduce the costs of decommissioning offshore. A series of underwater cutting and lifting tests on...
FORCE

FORCE celebrates 25 years

The FORCE cooperating forum is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Most companies in the oil & gas industry in Norway are members. As the regulatory authority, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate plays an active role as head of the Secretariate. The forum’s main goal is to learn from and share with all members. FORCE is...
Mammoet

Mammoet launches SK6,000 crane to enhance FPSO modularisation strategies

Constructing FPSO and FLNG modules onshore has allowed EPCs and owners to expedite project schedules and increase cost-effectiveness. By constructing the hull and topsides simultaneously and at greater scale, the time to first production has been reduced. As these components grow, their efficiency rises – but so does the challenge of their integration. The...
Dyneema

Gleistein switches its entire portfolio of products to bio-based Dyneema fibres

With immediate effect, Gleistein is switching its entire portfolio of products made with Dyneema to be manufactured exclusively from bio-based Dyneema fibres. These fibres possess exactly the same trusted strength and reliability of their conventionally sourced counterparts, yet contribute substantially to climate protection due to their renewable, bio-based raw material. This results in a...
AqualisBraemar

AqualisBraemar to acquire LOC Group

AqualisBraemar has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in LOC Group, thereby creating a leading global independent offshore energy and marine consultancy. LOC Group, founded in 1979, is an international marine and engineering consulting firm that operates under four brand names: LOC, Innosea, Longitude and JLA (John LeBourhis).  “Our strategy...
Maritime Studios

3D visualisation studio enters maritime industry

Maritime Studios, the 3D visualisation company for the maritime industry, has officially opened its doors. The Rotterdam based studio has made a flying start in the industry with the successful delivery of high end renders for their launching customers. The team – lead by Creative Director, Kevin van Deursen – consists of maritime professionals...
Total Offshore

Damen delivers FCS 1204 to Total Offshore

On 18 November, Damen Shipyards Group delivered a Fast Crew Supplier 1204 to Total Offshore. The crew transfer vessel is the first in the company’s fleet. They will use the FCS 1204, named Swift, to transport offshore personnel to wind farms in the North Sea. Damen and Total Offshore signed the contract on 7 October. Thanks...
WindEnergy Hamburg

WindEnergy Hamburg 2020 goes digital

Unusual times require unusual measure – and new ideas. Sometimes a proven concept has to be reinvented entirely: From 1 to 4 December 2020, WindEnergy Hamburg will be held as the first purely digital event in the history of Hamburg Messe und Congress. After the trade fair had at first been postponed from September...
bridge plug

P&A field trials for the first additive manufactured, ultra-high expansion bridge plug

Aberdeen-based, oil and gas production technology business, Pragma, has combined innovative design and additive manufacturing (AM) techniques to bring the industry’s first 3D metal printed, ultra-high expansion, bridge plug to market. Pragma’s patented M-Bubble bridge plug has successfully completed final lab testing and is due to begin field trials by the end of 2020....
KENC

Van Oord selects KENC Engineering for design lifting tool

On 12 of November, marine contractor Van Oord, awarded Breman Machinery and KENC Engineering with the assignment to design and build a casing lifting adapter (CLA). The lifting tool supports the installation of 190 pin piles at Saint-Brieuc offshore windfarm. The CLA can handle 275t and is designed to connect with the temporary casing...