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Wellpro Group

Well Intervention Specialists Wellpro Group Launched

Wellpro Group, a new well intervention start-up, expects to create seven jobs within its first year of trading after announcing its move to premises in the Granite City. The business, which is primarily focused on well intervention and thru tubing..


Offshore Ship Designers adopts OSD-IMT as name for entire group

Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has changed its company name to OSD-IMT. The goal of the name change is to leverage the strength of both OSD and IMT. IMT is the signature brand-name for vessels designed by OSD’s UK branch, which..


Reflective Anchor Lines for Asian Hercules III

Lankhorst Ropes has supplied Lankoforce with Dyneema jacket anchor lines for the 5,000t floating sheerleg crane Asian Hercules III. The Lankoforce anchor lines moor the barge during lifting operations. The rope’s low stretch provides a high level of stability while..

Barge Master

GustoMSC and Barge Master Team Up for US Offshore Wind

In order to service the emerging US offshore wind markets, GustoMSC and Barge Master join forces in the development of a motion-compensated feeder solution. This solution offers a flexible and cost-effective alternative for installing the first wave of US projects…

aluminium cables

First DNV GL Type Approval for Aluminium Cables Onboard Ships

As the competitive and economic pressure on the shipping and offshore industries continues to grow, owners, operators and yards are searching for every efficiency. To support its customers, DNV GL has developed the first type approval scheme for the use..


Liebherr Modifies Seafox 5 Offshore Crane

Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH, Liebherr Maritime Benelux B.V. together with Damen and Seafox BV have modified one of Liebherr’s biggest offshore cranes in the field. With a maximum lifting capacity of 1,200t the BOS 45000 is the biggest crane of the board..


ALE Uses Unique Skidding Techniques for Korchagin Topside

ALE has used a unique offshore skidding technique for the first time to assist with the offshore installation of the satellite platform (SP) topside, weighing 2,565t, for the Korchagin oil field development project in Russia. ALE was contracted to perform..

InterDam Welcomes Fraser Weir as New CEO

InterDam, international market leader in fire and blast resistant architectural products for the offshore and onshore oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, is proud to announce and welcome Fraser Weir as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. He joins..


TWD Delivers Jacket Lifting Tool East Anglia One

Temporary Works Design (TWD) successfully completed the turnkey delivery of a Jacket Lifting Tool to Van Oord. Last Friday, the first jacket foundation for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm was successfully installed. The heavy lift vessel Bokalift One..

crane hook

The World’s Heaviest 3D Printed Steel Crane Hook

Huisman and RAMLAB have initiated a project to produce a large offshore crane hook using the 3D printing technique ‘Wire & Arc Additive Manufacturing’ (WAAM). The hook, which is based on a Huisman 4-prong hook design, will employ 3D printing..


Pryme Group Acquires Hydratron

Pryme Group has acquired Hydratron for an undisclosed sum as part of its growth plans to achieve turnover of more than EUR 45 million by 2021. Mr Angus Gray, CEO at Pryme, says the acquisition of the long established and..

jacket foundation

Van Oord Installs First East Anglia ONE Jacket Foundation

On 9 June, Van Oord finished installing the first jacket foundation on the East Anglia ONE offshore wind project. ScottishPower Renewables commissioned Van Oord to function as lead contractor responsible for transport and installation of the offshore wind turbine foundations,..


More Electrification Potential for Equinor Offshore Norway

Together with its partners Equinor is looking at the possibility of supplying power from land to three platforms that are currently powered by gas turbines. The transition may cut CO2 emissions from Troll C and the Sleipner area by more..

ABB Ability Lands Contract for Heavy Lift Vessels

ABB has secured a series of contracts for nine heavy lift vessels transporting modules for the Tengiz oil field expansion by Tengizchevroil (TCO). Octopus marine software will map the safest and most efficient routes for a fleet of heavy lift vessels..


DeltaTek Attracts Operators During Subsea Innovation Field Trials

Well construction specialist DeltaTek Global has announced two successful onshore field trials of its innovative SeaCure system, resulting in subsequent offshore trials with two North Sea operators this summer, as part of a project backed by the Oil & Gas..

North Sea Wind Power Hub

North Sea Wind Power Hub Vision Presented at Clean Energy Ministerial

In order to achieve the Paris Agreement’s climate and energy goals efficiently and with limited costs, both international cooperation and innovation are necessary. This was the key message from the North Sea Wind Power Hub Consortium, as the consortium was..

Aqualis Offshore

Aqualis Offshore Completes Jacket Installation

Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has completed the offshore installation engineering of an 1,800t steel jacket structure offshore Bahrain as part of the Bahrain LNG Import Terminal. Aqualis Offshore delivered the project in cooperation with APMC, who were..

innovation challenge

Offshore Wind Industry Challenges Innovative Entrepreneurs

On 14 June, about four parties from the offshore wind industry will during the WindDays share the specific bottlenecks they face during the construction, operation, and maintenance of windfarms. They challenge innovative entrepreneurs to come up with solutions that can..

MPI Enterprise

Refit for Jack-Up MPI Enterprise at Damen Verolme Rotterdam

Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) has completed a refit project on the MPI Enterprise, a 120m, self-elevating, DP2, wind turbine installation vessel owned and operated by MPI Offshore, which is part of the Vroon Group. The works included the installation of..

Van Oord

Taiwan Offshore Wind Project for Van Oord

Van Oord has been designated as preferred contractor for a large 640MW offshore wind project in Taiwan. By obtaining this contract, Van Oord has taken a firm first step on the Asian offshore wind market. This Yunlin project has a..


Christening of Bravenes Marks 150th Anniversary Van Oord

The latest addition to the Van Oord fleet was unveiled on 21 May at the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam. Subsea rock installation (SRI) vessel Bravenes was christened by Ms Yvon van Oord-Barbier, wife of CEO Mr Pieter van Oord. The well-attended..

Richard Krabbendam

TWD and Richard Krabbendam join forces!

Mr Richard Krabbendam, the man behind, and usually also in front of, seminars and masterclasses on topics relevant to the transport, lifting, shipping and offshore industry in over 26 countries has decided to ease the load on his shoulders. One..

New Lilaas LE90 All-in-One Control Lever Launched

Elma Components, Lilaas’official sales and service partner, has announced the launch of the new Lilaas LE90 all-in-one thruster and propulsion lever. The Lilaas LE90 eliminates the need for dedicated thruster, propulsion, FWD or AFT levers, as it covers all these functions by means..


InterMoor Completes Delivery H-Links Connectors for Appomattox FPS

InterMoor completed the delivery of all H-Links connectors for the Appomattox Floating Production System (FPS) mooring lines. The Appomattox facility will be a four-column semi-submersible production platform moored using sixteen mooring lines arranged in 4×4 clusters, in 2,255m of water approximately..


BP Contract for Vroon Offshore Services

Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen has been awarded a long-term contract with BP. Under the multi-million Euro contract, Vroon Offshore will provide emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) to support BP’s on-going and future operations in the North Sea and West of..

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