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TSC Subsea

TSC Subsea targets new global markets in 2023

TSC Subsea, a global specialist in remotely deployed subsea NDT inspections for the energy industry, is entering 2023 in a strong position, with plans to target new markets in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. The strategic growth plans follow on from one of the company’s most successful years to date which...
SMST

Next milestone: SMST gangway and crane on board first ever Asian CSOV

After being on board the first ever Chinese SOV with its walk-to-work equipment, SMST has reached another milestone in the Asian market. Recently, Marco Polo Marine, a Singapore-based marine logistics company, has awarded SMST the contract for the delivery of their mission equipment to the first ever Asian Commissioning Service Operations Vessel (CSOV). This...
Les Alizés

Heavy lift vessel Les Alizés has left the shipyard

Jan De Nul NextGen heavy lift vessel Les Alizés has left the CMHI Haimen Shipyard in China and is currently heading for Europe. The vessel has been delivered by the shipyard on 16 January and has departed on 18 January. Les Alizés is specifically designed for loading, transporting, lifting and installing offshore wind turbine...
wind ports

Six of Europe’s leading wind ports join forces

Even though they are usually competitors, representatives of the six largest wind ports in Europe shook hands and signed a declaration Port Esbjerg in Denmark on 18 January. They have agreed to join forces to speed up the green transition in order to meet Europe’s ambitious offshore wind deployment targets. The ports lack capacity. The...
Acta Marine

Steel cutting ceremony for Acta Marine’s CSOV

The steel cutting ceremony of the first of two next-generation Methanol MDO/HVO powered DP2 Construction Service Operating Vessels (CSOVs) for Acta Marine was arranged on 18 January 2023 at Tersan Shipyard. The SX216 design of the vessel has been developed exclusively and in close collaboration with Ulstein Design & Solutions. The steel cutting is the...
gas field

Fugro awarded contract for Brunei’s gas field development

Fugro has received a sizeable contract for the Kelidang Cluster gas field development project from Petronas Carigali (PC) Brunei. The company will perform various site characterisation surveys to support the front-end engineering design for offshore production facilities and the pipelines to prospective buyers onshore. Geotechnical and geophysical data will be acquired using amongst others...
Houlder

Houlder collaborates with Blue Sea Power on gas-to-power projects

Houlder is collaborating with Blue Sea Power, an integrated energy solution provider as a gas-to-power company based in Athens, to develop three innovative floating LNG-to-power barges (FSRPs). The FSRP barges, which are set to be operational by 2025, will efficiently provide greener, lower emission baseload and peak power to the non-interconnected islands of Kos,...
offshore wind farm

Boskalis takes on its hundredth offshore wind farm project

Boskalis has acquired the contract to construct a large offshore windfarm off the US coastline. The Boskalis project scope includes the transportation and installation of the wind turbine foundations and power cables for which two crane vessels, several transport and cable-laying vessels will be deployed. The contract marks a special milestone for Boskalis as...
DEME

Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, has awarded a contract to DEME Offshore US for the transportation and installation of inter-array cables for the Empire Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms. Empire Wind 1 and 2, located on the East Coast of the US, will be a major contributor...
RWE

RWE selects Siemens Gamesa as preferred supplier for 1,000MW Thor

RWE is further progressing with the deployment of Denmark’s largest offshore wind power plant to date by signing a Preferred Supplier Agreement with Siemens Gamesa. 72 units of Siemens Gamesa’s flagship SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbines are planned to be installed at RWE’s 1,000MW Thor project. In addition, a service contract for the...
the Shelf

Investments for the future on the Shelf

Norway has definitely fortified its role as a predictable, long-term supplier of energy to Europe. Only rarely have we seen so much oil and gas produced on the Norwegian shelf as was the case last year – and only rarely have we seen such significant investment decisions. 2022 was a year marked by the...
wind installation

EU wind installations up by a third

The EU installed 15GW of new wind farms in 2022. That’s one third more than 2021. This increase in new installations is an encouraging result given the overlapping challenges the industry faced in 2022. And the 15GW installed are an important contribution to strengthening Europe’s energy security ahead of next winter. But Europe must...
Starlink

Elcome brings Starlink to the maritime industries

Elcome International is providing SpaceX’s Starlink Internet services to its global maritime and mobility customers. From merchant vessels to oil rigs to luxury yachts, Starlink enables maritime customers to connect from the most remote waters across the world, just like they would in the office or at home. For more than fifty years, Elcome...
N'Genius Series

N’Genius solution on the horizon for oil, gas and LNG industry

A range of high strength austenitic stainless steels has been developed that will change the design and construction of onshore and offshore facilities in the oil, gas, and LNG sector. The global demand for LNG is projected to reach 700t million per year by 2040 fuelling the need for greater LNG infrastructure including import...
FET

FET delivers trio of ROVs to OceanPact in Brazil

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has delivered three of its 200HP Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to Brazil-based OceanPact. The systems, which were manufactured at FET’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, will be deployed across two of OceanPact’s vessels to support inspection, repair and maintenance services for the state-owned oil company’s oilfields...
decarbonisation

Equinor and RWE to cooperate on energy security and decarbonisation

Equinor and RWE have agreed to work together to develop large-scale value chains for low carbon hydrogen. The partners aim to replace coal fired power plants with hydrogen-ready gas fired power plants in Germany, and to build production of low carbon and renewable hydrogen in Norway that will be exported through pipeline to Germany....
Volstad

Volstad Maritime orders NES battery pack

Volstad Maritime has contracted Norwegian Electric Systems AS (NES) to deliver the battery package and associated control system for battery charging to the Deep Cygnus subsea construction vessel. NES, which specialises in sustainable energy design and smart control, will provide the equipment to the Deep Cygnus in connection with a forthcoming vessel upgrade to...
deep-sea mineral

USD 7.1 millon to realise the deep-sea mineral potential

The Green Platform project ‘Seabed minerals – Accelerating the energy transition’, has been awarded USD 7.1 million from the Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway and Siva. The digitalisation and transition to clean energy systems means a vast increase in the demand for minerals. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that the need for...
Voltaire

Largest jack-up installation vessel Voltaire delivered

Jan De Nul’s jack-up vessel Voltaire has left the COSCO Shipping Shipyard in China and is currently heading for Dubai. The vessel has been delivered by the shipyard last Thursday 15 December and has departed this morning. With her crane capacity of 3,000t, four immense legs of 130m, and capacity to lift 16,000t of...

A record-breaking project

Mammoet has broken several world records in moving a huge 20,300t FPSO into AF Offshore Decom’s decommissioning and recycling facility where it can be dismantled in a controlled, environmentally responsible manner. A record-breaking 748 axle lines of SPMT and 30 power packs have been used – making this project a double world-first for both...
Strohm

Strohm completes a USD 31million investment

Strohm has completed the largest funding round in the company’s fifteen year history by securing a USD 16 million investment, setting the firm on a rapid global growth trajectory in the low carbon energy sector. The USD 16 million investment includes a USD 10.6 million commitment by ING Corporate Investments (a 100% subsidiary of...
Hollandse Kust (west)

Shell and Eneco win tender for 756MW Hollandse Kust (west) site VI

Ecowende, a joint venture of Shell and Eneco, is the winner of the permit for the Hollandse Kust (west) Site VI offshore wind farm. Ecowende will build the wind farm with an eye for nature. This is one of two new wind farms in the Hollandse Kust (west) Wind Farm Zone and is expected...
Krafla

Krafla to be developed using ground-breaking concept

Along with Aker BP, Equinor has made an investment decision for development and operation for Krafla to the Minister of Petroleum and Energy. Aker BP will be developing Krafla along with the Fulla and North of Alvheim discoveries in the same area. Krafla was proven in 2011 and recoverable resources are estimated at 325 million...
Code of Safety

New international Code of Safety for ships carrying industrial personnel

The IMO has adopted a new mandatory International Code of Safety for Ships Carrying Industrial Personnel (IP Code), anchored in a new SOLAS Chapter XV. The code enters into force on 1 July 2024 and enables cargo ships and high-speed cargo craft to transport and accommodate industrial personnel working offshore. A growing offshore energy...
VERTicale

VERticale: future-proof installation vessel for offshore wind

The growth potential for offshore wind energy and the race towards net-zero emissions are major accelerators when it comes to the installation of renewable energy sources. Wind turbines are constantly evolving, and capacities of over 15MW are likely to be no exception within just five years. But when wind turbines and capacities are continuously...