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EPCI Project Successfully Completed

Heerema Vlissingen, one of the three production locations of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), successfully completed the construction and installation of the state-of-the-art F3-FA mobile production platform of Centrica Energy in the F3-FA Field on the Dutch Continental shelf on 4..

Open Day at Huisman

On Saturday 9 October 2010, from 12:00 to 17:00 p.m., heavy equipment manufacturer Huisman organise their traditional, 2-yearly, Open Day at the Huisman premises, Admiraal Trompstraat 2 in Schiedam. Huisman is specialised in designing and manufacturing heavylifting, pipelay and drilling..

Allseas’ Solitaire Starts In the Baltic

Allseas’ Solitaire, the world’s largest pipelay vessel, has started to lay the Gulf of Finland section of the 1,224 kilometre Nord Stream natural gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea. Nord Stream’s Deputy Director Construction Ruurd Hoekstra and Leo D. Varkevisser,..

Masterplan TO Revive ‘Sleeping Giant’ Fabrication Yard

A multi-million pound masterplan has been put together to regenerate a ‘sleeping giant’ fabrication yard and potentially create hundreds of skilled jobs in Scotland’s west Highlands. The massive Kishorn yard and dry dock has been earmarked for a key potential..

New Managing Director for Maersk Oil in the UK

Aberdeen-based Maersk Oil North Sea UK (Maersk Oil) announced today (Wednesday 1 September 2010) the appointment of Martin Rune Pedersen as its new Managing Director, following the retirement of current MD Tom van Leenen. ‘I am really looking forward to developing Maersk..

Twelve New Awards For Dockwise

Dockwise  announces 12 awards for Heavy Marine Transport (HMT) and engineering projects that have recently been secured by its subsidiary Dockwise Shipping with a total contract value of almost USD 37 million. Dockwise was awarded an engineering contract to provide a..

Offshore Solutions Appoints New Managing Director

Offshore Solutions (OSBV), has appointed Lindsay Young as managing director. Mr Young joins the business from RBG where he was operations director for its UK business.With more than 25 years experience within contractor companies in the global energy industry, Mr Young..

Senergy new Contracts

Senergy, a global specialist in diversified energy services, is set to commence work on a second exploration well in Norway for Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco). The company has also been contracted to support Noreco’s exploration activities in Denmark.The work..

New Subsea Contracts for Aker

 Aker Solutions, through its subsidiary in Malaysia – Aker Process Systems Asia Pacific (APSAP), has been awarded two subsea contracts from Petronas Carigali.  The first is a work order to supply subsea production system and services for the Kanowit field,..

Focus on Offshore

Flying Focus‘ maritime aerial photographer Herman IJsseling regularly crosses the skies above the seas to depict the fascinating world of offshore oil, gas and wind energy. The photographer recently launched the photobook ‘The Dutch Offshore’ simultaneously with his first edition..

19 Milion Barrels found by Statoil

Oil and gas estimated at between three and 19 million barrels of oil equivalent have been found by Statoil roughly three kilometres east of the Gundrun field in the North Sea.The find was made in the Brynhild prospect where one exploration..

New Dredging Contract in Angola

Royal Boskalis Westminster  has been awarded a contract for the capital and maintenance dredging of the Soyo LNG port in Angola. The total contract value is approximately € 155 million in which Boskalis has a 50% share. The contract was awarded by..

Seadrill secures new contracts for jack-ups

Seadrill’s majority owned subsidiary Scorpion Offshore Ltd. has received a binding Letter of Agreement for a two well firm plus two optional wells contract for Offshore Vigilant in Venezuela with Cardon IV S.A. Firm contract duration is estimated to 240..

Pipelines Pulled Ashore in Germany and Russia

The construction of the Nord Stream Pipeline continued on schedule over the summer months. In July and August, the two pipe strings constructed near the German and Russian landfall were pulled ashore.Since June 28, the Castoro Dieci has been anchored..

Caspian Sea Opportunities

The Kazakhstan offshore oil and gas market is an emerging market that can become one of the world’s most attractive regions. Although vast in size, the market revolves around a few projects – one of these being the Kashagan field..

Two new build AHTS vessels

STX Norway Offshore has through its subsidiary STX Brazil Offshore entered into two new contracts for Norskan Offshore for the building of two Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2012 and 2013. These..

Breagh A Platform

Heerema Vlissingen, one of the three production locations of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), has been awarded the EPC contract of a minimum facilities platform for the Breagh A Development. This is the second contract this year to be awarded by..

Report Demand for Divers

According to a report commissioned by subsea training provider The Underwater Centre in Fort William, more than 2,200 commercial divers will be needed to help build and develop Europe’s offshore wind sector as it rapidly expands over the next six..

Autoload Onboard Stability On Gjøa

Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) has announced the installation of its Autoload onboard stability software on Gjøa, one of the largest projects in the North Sea today. Gjøa’s recoverable reserves are approximately 82 million barrels of oil and condensate and roughly..

Heerema Marine Contractors To Build New Vessel

Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) announced the signing of a letter of intent with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., Korea (DSME), for the building of a new Deep Water Construction Vessel. Jan Pieter Klaver, Chief Executive Officer of HMC:..

2nd Geothermal Project for Huisman drilling rig

Huisman’s land drilling rig, the LOC 400, operated by the Northern Dutch Drilling Company (NDDC) has recently started its second geothermal drilling project. This time in the city of The Hague, The Netherlands. The compact and containerised unit will be..

Dockwise Completes First Vyborg Float-Over

After nearly two years of engineering, procurement, and project preparations, Dockwise has completed the first of two float-overs for the Vyborg Project in Korea. These pieces were constructed in locations more than 27,000 km apart and the Dockwise vessel the..

Giant Dyneema Slings Safer and Cheaper

Use of Dyneema® ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber is helping to ensure that a major construction project to bring clean energy to millions of people in the U.K. moves ahead as efficiently and safely as possible. The world’s largest..

EUR 19.5 Million for FLOW Innovation Project

Economic Affairs Minister Van der Hoeven has granted funding of €19.5 million for the Far and Large Offshore Wind (FLOW) innovation project. The subsidy matches the same level of funding previously announced by the companies in the FLOW consortium. The..

Orbit Increases Oil & Gas Market Share

Orbit Technologies Ltd. has announced a follow up order for its marine VSAT antenna systems from the Swiss company NewSat Communications S.A. Total orders for the year are in excess of USD 2 million dollars. The current order – Orbit’s AL-7108..