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Jumbo Javelin Installs First Transition Piece

Click here to watch the installation video! Jumbo Offshore’s engineers and the crew of DP2-vessel Jumbo Javelin have successfully installed their first Transition Piece (TP), off the UK’s south-east coast. This is the first time that a TP has been..

First Ship with High Temperature Fuel Cell

September 2009 saw the initial operation of the first high temperature fuel cell to be run on board of a ship, within the FellowSHIP research project (Fuel Cells for Low Emission Ships). The HotModule supplied by the Tognum subsidiary MTU..

New Regional Headquarters in Mumbai

IHC Merwede has opened a new regional headquarters in Mumbai in a bid to boost its presence and service offering on the Indian Subcontinent. The Dutch shipbuilding group, well-known worldwide for its dredging and offshore work, has actually had an..

Naming of THSD Gateway

Saturday 26 September 2009 witnessed the naming and launch of the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (THSD) Gateway at the IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine yard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands on. The ceremony was conducted by Mrs M.J.A. Smits-Schiebroek, the spouse..

Dredging Contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the contract from Secretaría de Comunicaciones Y Transportes (Ministry of Communications and Transport) for the dredging of an access channel and turning basin at the LNG import terminal of Cuyutlán on the west..

Best Renewable Energy Company

Subocean Group has won a top renewables accolade at a prestigious business awards ceremony. The Group, which is one of the UK’s largest market leaders in specialist high performance subsea cable installation and burial solutions, was named the best Renewable..

Huge Success for European Offshore Wind 2009

European Offshore Wind 2009 conference and exhibition – the world’s largest gathering of offshore wind energy professionals took place in Stockholm from 14 – 16 September. The event, organized by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), was hailed a huge..

Mighty Servant 1 was Safely Escorted

Between the 13 and 14 September, the Dockwise semi-submersible, heavy-marine transport vessel, Mighty Servant 1, was safely escorted by EUNAVFOR warships through the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden. The Mighty Servant 1 is currently transporting..

“Key Lessons can be Learnt”

Offshore wind must not limit the lessons it can learn from offshore oil and gas if it is to become a viable and mature industry, says Nial McCollam of the diversified energy services group, Senergy. His message of collaboration on..

OE 2009: Record Number of Visitors

Record numbers of visitors have been pouring through the doors at SPE Offshore Europe as the upstream industry’s flagship international event continues to reflect the sector’s vibrancy and resilience. The second and third days of the show saw key issues..

Expro Secures Contract Extension with Shell

Oilfield service company Expro today announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding covering the extension of two major contracts with Shell in Europe. The contracts, which Expro values at approximately USD 100 million, provide wireline and well test services..

Perpendicular at Open Sea

Wind turbine manufacturer Bard Engineering GmbH has developed a unique concept for the foundations of wind turbines. The mast is placed on a supporting cross piece that rests above the water surface on three main pilings. Enerpac’s Synchronous Lifting System..

Major Contract for HB Rentals

Offshore accommodation provider HB Rentals has won a deal worth more than USD 3.25 million to supply a dozen custom-build, high-specification units for global energy production and supply specialist E.ON Ruhrgas. E.ON has bought the complex of HB Rentals’ standard-setting Safe..

Successful Opening Day OE 2009

Major issues including climate and energy, breakthrough technologies and the operating model being used by the upstream industry were in the spotlight during the opening day of SPE Offshore Europe 2009, with thousands of delegates coming through the doors to..

2010 Mandatory USA Efficiency Class For AC Motors

As from 19 December 2010, It will no longer be possible to export numerous types of alternating current (AC) motors to the USA. Aproco BV, the Baldor – Reliance motor distributor in the Netherlands, has a digital White Book available,..

VetcoGray SVXT S-Series Subsea Tree Launched

Offshore Industry witnessed the launch of the new GE Oil & Gas VetcoGray S-Series SVXT subsea tree at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen. The new VetcoGray S-Series SVXT subsea tree merges horizontal and vertical tree technology, reducing weight by 20%, decreasing height, and..

First Minister to Chair Scottish Energy Advisory Board

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond announced today that the new Scottish Energy Advisory Board that he is to chair will play a vital role in shaping the future of Scotland’s energy sector. Speaking at the Offshore Europe Conference in Aberdeen,..

Oleg Strashnov Launched

On Saturday 22 August 2009 the heavy lift vessel Oleg Strashnov for Seaway Heavy Lifting was launched at the IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine facility in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands. With its 5,000t crane capacity the vessel is the..

Preparations for Offshore Energy 2009

On Thursday the 8 October the second edition of the trade fair and seminar Offshore Energy will take place in Den Helder, the Netherlands. The Old Navy Yard Willemsoord in Den Helder was chosen again as the location for the..

Jumbo Jubilee Sets Heavy Lift Record

On Saturday 22 August 2009, a new tandem heavy lift record was set by Jumbo Jubilee. During the crane tests of Jumbo’s latest J-class vessel at the Huisman yard in Schiedam, a ballasted pontoon was lifted out of the water..

Subsea Contract for Technip

Technip has been awarded a lump sum contract by Marathon Oil Company for the Ozona field development in the Gulf of Mexico. The project consists of the tie-in of a well in Garden Banks 515 (1,000m water depth) to the..

Cranes for Severe Arctic Conditions

Cargotec has secured an order for six of its MacGregor knuckle-jib crane units from STX Europe. The cranes are specifically designed to operate in severe climatic conditions and extreme air temperatures and will be installed on three icebreaker tugs, designed..

Multiple Industry Firsts

FMC Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a contract by Petrobras to supply a subsea separation system for the Marlim field, located in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil. The contract is valued at approximately USD 90 million in revenue to FMC..

New Training and Marine Simulation Centre in Aberdeen

Kongsberg Maritime has opened a new training and marine simulation centre in Westhill, Aberdeen. The specialist centre is the largest of its type in the UK, and provides training across maritime sectors including oil and gas, subsea, marine and offshore..

New Range of Wind Turbine Installation Cranes

Huisman has expanded its heavy lifting product range with a customized range of Wind Turbine Installation Cranes. Building on the successful operation of the existing Huisman heavy lifting equipment for the installation of wind turbines and the increasing demand for customized..

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