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wind turbines

36 wind turbines installed, 36 more to go

For the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark, Jan De Nul Group is installing a total of 72 wind turbines of 8.4MW each on behalf of Vattenfall Denmark. All together, these turbines will produce enough green electricity for the annual needs of approximately 600,000 Danish households. Today, 8 April, Jan De Nul is halfway:...
Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling awarded four-well drillship contract with Shell in Malaysia

Maersk Drilling has secured a contract with Shell Malaysia for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking to drill four development wells at the Gumusut-Kakap project offshore Malaysia. The contract is expected to commence in December 2021, with an estimated duration of 150 days. The firm contract value is approximately USD 34m, including a mobilisation...
Global Wind

Global Offshore completes Kriegers Flak cable installation campaign

Global Offshore has completed their cable installation campaign at Vattenfall’s Danish Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm. The initial phase of work, completed last year, saw Global Offshore utilise their multi-purpose PLP240 pre-lay plough, mobilised on the Havila Jupiter, to carry out route clearance totalling approximately 158km. The second phase, which commenced in September 2020, included the...
Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Van Oord wins contract for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Following the announcement that RWE has reached a financial investment decision for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, Van Oord is pleased to confirm that it has been contracted for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables for this project. The 1.4GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm is one of...
US offshore wind

Biden Administration jumpstarts US offshore wind energy projects

The Biden Administration recently held an Offshore Wind Roundtable, making several key announcements that will be a catalyst for US offshore wind energy development, strengthen the supply chain, and create well-paying jobs. The Roundtable included key Biden Administration agency leaders, offshore wind developers, labour leaders, and state government partners. This unprecedented meeting emphasises the...
Thyrrenian Link

Fugro wins survey contract for Tyrrhenian Link

Fugro has been selected by Terna, owner of the Italian national transmission grid (NTG) for high and extra-high voltage power, to perform a large multidisciplinary survey for part of the Tyrrhenian Link, a nationally strategic project to install two undersea HVDC electrical power cables connecting the Italian peninsula with the islands of Sicily and...
Voltaire

Keel laid of Jan De Nul’s Voltaire

On 25 March, at the Cosco Shipping Shipyard in Nantong, China, the keel for Jan De Nul’s Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel Voltaire was laid. The ceremony took place in the presence of Jan De Nul’s, Cosco’s and Bureau Veritas’ representatives. Voltaire will be the first Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel on the market, able to...
return2live

Europort 2021: Return2Live

The maritime world is eagerly looking forward to meet again live. After the kick off of the global vaccination campaign it is good to see that now also concrete steps have been set to return2live. In February this year the first so called ‘Fieldlab events’ have been held in the Netherlands; a series of...
decommissioning

Three contracts for Heimdal and Veslefrikk decommissioning

Equinor has chosen Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland for removal, dismantling and recycling of the topsides and jackets of the Heimdal riser platform, Heimdal main platform and Veslefrikk A platform in the North Sea. The three decommissioning contracts have been awarded on behalf of Gassco as operator of the Heimdal riser platform and on behalf...
crane components

Giant crane components ready for installation

On 7 March, the deck cargo ship BigLift Barentsz left the Liebherr site at the port of Rostock with two remarkable, giant crane components ready for installation. The white painted slewing platform, as well as the characteristic A-frame of the upcoming Heavy Lift Crane HLC 150000, are now on their way to being assembled...
Seep survey

Seep survey and geochemical campaign

Fugro is conducting a seep survey and geochemical campaign in Block 48, offshore Suriname, for PETRONAS Suriname E&P (PSEPBV). The work for PSEBV is being conducted from the survey vessel MV Fugro Brasilis and involves geophysical data collection, heat flow measurements, core sampling and onboard geochemical analyses, which aim to optimise future exploration activities in...
Vuyk Engineering

Royal Doeksen takes over Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam from Royal IHC

On 3 March, 2021, Royal IHC and Royal Doeksen reached an agreement on the acquisition of all shares in Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam. Mid 2020, IHC presented their new strategy going back to its core business. As a result of this new strategy it was decided that Vuyk, among other companies, would be divested. The...
Ocean Inifinity

Ocean Infinity acquires MMT

Ocean Infinity and MMT are excited to announce an acquisition that brings together MMT’s deep expertise and established track record as a distinguished marine survey and data analytics provider and Ocean Infinity’s best-in-class robotic technology and operational expertise. The combined force will maximise the potential of Ocean Infinity’s fleet of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs),...
SAL

Jumbo and SAL intend to form joint venture

SAL, the German-based breakbulk and project cargo specialist, and Jumbo, the Dutch maritime heavy lift transport and installation contractor, have announced their intention to form a joint venture. Combining a large part of their fleets, engineering and commercial activities serves the goal of sustainable transport capacity and growth. The Jumbo-SAL-Alliance would be focused on...
Tekmar

Tekmar Energy secures new contracts in China

Tekmar Energy is pleased to announce new Cable Protection System (CPS) supply contracts for two offshore windfarm projects located in the coastal province of Guangdong in southeast China. Under the contracts, Tekmar Energy will supply its patented TekLink mechanical latch CPS technology to protect subsea cables as they transition from the seabed through the...
Vestas

Vestas launches the V236-15.0 MW

To continue to lead the expansion of wind energy into becoming the dominant energy source, it is crucial for Vestas to become a leader in offshore wind. This journey was launched with the full acquisition of their former offshore joint venture, and now the company is taking another step forward along their offshore innovation...
Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä and Siem Offshore sign a 5-year Optimised Maintenance agreement

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a Wärtsilä Optimised Maintenance Agreement covering two offshore Well Intervention Vessels owned by Norway based Siem Offshore. The 5-year agreement will ensure the optimal maintenance required to reduce the vessels’ fuel consumption and emissions by utilising the latest digital technology to provide real-time monitoring and support. The agreement...
low-emission rig

Two-wells contract for low-emission rig

Maersk Drilling has secured an additional two-well contract for the low-emission rig Maersk Integrator with Aker BP. The plan is that in direct continuation of the rig’s previously announced work scope with a different operator, Maersk Integrator will return to Aker BP’s Ivar Aasen field for a two-well campaign expected to commence in Q3...
NHV

NHV awarded offshore contract by Neptune Energy Aberdeen

NHV Group today announced a new long-term contract with Neptune Energy in support of its offshore Seagull Field development. Under the initial eighteen months agreement, the H175 flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to transport passengers to the drilling rig. The state-of-the-art H175 aircraft, an Airbus Helicopter’s Super Medium type is specifically...
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...