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North Sea offshore wind to help repower the EU

Today, 18 May, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will participate in an Offshore Wind Summit with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the Belgian Prime Ministers Alexander De Croo, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. In a joint declaration they are set to highlight the role of home-grown...
OTC Houston

OTC Houston showcases the energy evolution

Offshore energy professionals from around the world convened at the 2022 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at NRG Park to discuss the latest advancements in the offshore oil and gas industry, while touting the role the offshore energy industry plays within the energy transition. Experts representing diverse offshore technologies provided key insights on how their...
Van Oord

Van Oord awarded contract for large-scale US offshore wind project

The consortium between Van Oord and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) has been selected by Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, as main contractors for subsea rock installation works related to the development of Empire Wind I & II. This offshore wind development, located on the East Coast of...
MacGregor

MacGregor to deliver a FibreTrac fibre-rope offshore crane

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract with Otto Candies, LLC to deliver an active heave compensated FibreTrac offshore crane. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2022 first quarter order intake, with delivery expected to be completed by the end of the year. Scope of supply encompasses full delivery of the 150t AHC...
Petrobras

Petrobras will invest USD 5,5 billion in extracting activity in the next five years

The recent pre-salt oil discoveries, in the Central Alto de Cabo Frio and Aram areas, open up a scenario of new extraction opportunities for Brazil. The discoveries are the result of the intensification of the extraction efforts by Petrobras, which plans to invest USD 5,5 billion in this segment in the next five year....
iXblue

iXblue completes remotely operated survey of Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm

iXblue recently completed the bathymetric survey of the Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm using its DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV). Relying on 4G and satellite communication, the operation – located 20km off the West coast of France – was remotely conducted by the iXblue teams of surveyors from their Remote Control Center in La...
Digital ship design

On-demand webinar: Digital ship design for a more sustainable future

Faced with increasingly stringent environmental regulations and societal expectations, the marine industry – from designers to shipyards and ship owners  – needs to find new ways to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. By moving away from traditional design tools and adopting state-of-the art digital methods, such as generative design, intelligent design exploration and...
OTC Houston

OTC Houston: the offshore energy industry’s premier event!

OTC 2022 will safely and responsibly unite energy game-changers in person from 2 to 5 May in Houston, Texas, USA. For four days, there will be many opportunities to collaborate with industry colleagues on ground-breaking technologies behind a net-zero strategy and the critical roles oil & gas play as a necessary part of a...
DEME

DEME’s offshore installation vessel Orion joins the fleet

On 29 April, offshore installation vessel Orion officially joined DEME’s fleet. This next-generation vessel brings a game-changing installation concept to the offshore energy market. DEME is honoured that Mrs Amélie Michel, spouse of Mr Charles Michel, President of the European Council, has agreed to be the godmother of this unique new vessel. In a...
Castor Marine

Fourth Wagenborg W2W vessel connected by Castor Marine

Castor Marine has outfitted Wagenborg Offshore’s fourth Walk-to-Work (W2W) vessel Koenigsborg with a seamless connectivity installation. The VSAT internet and Tampnet 4G connectivity solution provide the crew with continuous communications channels when working on offshore assets, real-time reporting options to onshore teams and, of course, leisure use in downtime. Castor Marine was also contracted...
Oceandock LX

Oceandock LX: redefining offshore wind turbine installation

Windthrust has developed a new safe and secure technology that will redefine offshore wind turbine installations around the world: the Oceandock LX. The Oceandock is a 60,000 self-propelled floating port and installation vessel for Substations, Monopile Foundations and Wind Turbine Generators. The Oceandock LX has a 60,000m² clear deck area, 700,000m3 of underdeck area...
ASCO

New ASCO appointment

ASCO has appointed Deborah Benjamin as Managing Director for Trinidad & Tobago. She will manage local operations across the Caribbean and South America. ASCO has been established in the region since 2000 and provides logistics, warehousing, marine gas oil, bulk storage and marine services to support the energy industry. With over fifteen years of...
Roncador

Petrobras and Equinor start production at Roncador

Petrobras, the operator, and Equinor successfully started production from the first two wells of the increased oil recovery (IOR) project at Roncador. This represents an important milestone in the development of the field, increasing recovery rates, adding valuable production and demonstrating the potential to leverage new technology. The two wells are the first of...
XLCC

XLCC signs UK Steel Charter for new export-led cable industry

XLCC signed the UK Steel Charter at an event in Parliament on 19 April 2022, alongside representatives from politics, business and the trade union movement. XLCC will create a new export-led HVDC cable manufacturing industry for the UK, nearly doubling the world’s current production. It aims to support renewable energy projects with the first...
GE

GE completes the installation of France’s first offshore wind turbine

GE has completed the installation of the first offshore wind turbine in French seas, at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm. 79 other Haliade 150-6MW are due to be installed and commissioned by the end of 2022. This project, led by EDF Renewables and their partners Enbrige and CPP, is the first commercial offshore wind...
EnerMech

Five-year inspection and cranes maintenance contract for EnerMech

Global integrated solutions specialist EnerMech has been awarded a five-year onshore and offshore inspection services, lifting equipment and crane maintenance contract by INPEX Operations Australi to support INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG. Ichthys LNG is ranked amongst the most significant energy developments in the world. The Ichthys Field is located about 220km offshore Western Australia and...
Sif

Sif signs MOU to equip Skybox with GUS system from Pict Offshore

Sif has signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Pict Offshore to integrate their Get Up Safe (GUS) system, as standard, into Sif’s Skybox TP-less monopile foundation. The GUS system is a heave compensated personnel lifting solution that transforms the way in which maintenance technicians access offshore wind turbines from Crew Transfer Vessels. The...
recycling and repurposing

A 99% recycling and repurposing rate

A decommissioning project carried out by DOF Subsea, on behalf of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK, to project manage and provide Engineering, Preparation, Removal and Disposal (EPRD) services at the Buchan and Hannay fields in the Central North Sea, has achieved a 99% rate for the combined recycling and repurposing of recovered materials. The offshore...
NHV

NHV hits flying hour milestone with the AW169 in Blackpool

At the end of 2020, while COVID was putting most of the world into lockdown, NHV was expanding with a new base in Blackpool and bringing the AW169 into the UK oil & gas market. There is an energy-rich stretch of the Irish Sea that hosts several offshore platforms, providing the UK with oil...
turbine foundation

Turbine foundation design creates new home for marine life

Utility provider Vattenfall and nature conservation organisation De Rijke Noordzee (the rich North Sea) started a joint study to find out if turbine foundations can support marine life. While previous studies focused on nature enhancement projects in the vicinity of turbines, both organisations want to know if the structures themselves can contribute to nature...
offshore installation vessel

Major milestone for revolutionary offshore installation vessel

An official launching ceremony for the revolutionary offshore installation vessel Green Jade was held at CSBC’s shipyard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, marking a major milestone in the construction of this vessel, which is designed to handle the next generation of multi-megawatt turbines, jackets and components. Green Jade will be the second of these exceptional vessels...
Maersk Supply Service

Maersk Supply Service constructs pioneering installation vessel for US market

Since 2019, Maersk Supply Service has been developing an innovative concept for the installation of offshore wind turbines, using a new design for a wind installation vessel. This leading-edge method will be 30% more efficient than using conventional jack-up vessels due to the wind installation vessel’s unique feeder capabilities. Supporting the newbuild investment, Maersk...
Petronas

Petronas and Schlumberger explore opportunities

Petronas has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Schlumberger to jointly explore opportunities in the areas of sustainability, digital and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, as well as research and development (R&D) projects. Signing the MoU on behalf of Petronas was Vice President of Centre of Excellence, Upstream, Chen Kah Seong. Schlumberger was...
US offshore wind

SCHOTTEL and Lyon Shipyard partner to serve US offshore wind

SCHOTTEL has reached a mutual agreement with Norfolk-based Lyon Shipyard that positions both companies for the expansion of the US offshore wind industry. The agreement was established based on their shared long-term strategy to support both the existing market and the up-and-coming offshore wind farm industry. US wind farm operations will need a large...
Hollandse Kust West

Boskalis consortium awarded Hollandse Kust West

Boskalis has been awarded the Hollandse Kust West Beta export cable contract by TenneT, in consortium with Orient Cables (NBO). The contract scope comprises the installation of two 65km long export cables that will connect the planned Hollandse Kust West Beta 700MW offshore wind farm to TenneT’s onshore grid in the Netherlands. Furthermore, Boskalis...