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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..

3D EM Survey Offshore Greenland

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has been awarded a contract worth about USD 4 million by the Cairn Energy group through its subsidiary Capricorn and its joint venture partner Nunaoil, to perform a 3D electromagnetic (EM) survey in the Disko West..

Mighty Servant 3 Rejoins Dockwise Fleet

The fully renewed and reinstated Mighty Servant 3 has rejoined the fleet of Dockwise. The vessel has been under repair at the Grand Bahama Shipyard since January, 2008. The entire vessel has been rebuilt beginning with the steel hull. New..

Early Jacket Delivery

Heerema Vlissingen, one of the fabrication facilities of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has successfully completed the EPC contract for the construction of a jacket and piles for the fourth platform on Nexen’s Buzzard oilfield in the UK North Sea. On..

Major Offshore Float-over

Dockwise has successfully performed the USD 33 million complete transport and float-over installation of 19,000t MDPP offshore production platform for CPOC located at the JDA Block B-17, C-19 and B-17-01. Dockwise is the main contractor for CPOC, the operator. Preparation for..

Record Net Profit for Fairstar

Fairstar (FAIR) released its financial results after the close of trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange on 5 August 2009.  The company has continued to increase revenue and profitability while reducing debt. The company’s second semi-submersible heavy transport vessel Fjell..

Naming Ceremony Hos Iron Horse

On Friday, 31 July 2009 the naming and delivery of the Hos Iron Horse took place at the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine built the vessel in Hardinxveld-Giessendam for Hornbeck Offshore Services. Mrs. Joan Hornbeck performed..

Ampelmann Installed on Jumbo Javelin

One of Jumbo Offshore’s heavy lift & installation vessels, the DP2-ship Jumbo Javelin, is preparing to deliver installation services for offshore wind farms. It will be able to ship and install Transition Pieces (TP’s) for wind turbines.The vessel will be..

Hong Kong Office for Belzona

Belzona, a leading company in the design and manufacture of industrial protective coatings and polymer repair composites, has opened a new corporate office in central Hong Kong. Belzona currently operates through a global distribution network of over 140 distributors in..

First Offshore Wind Turbine in German Waters

On 15 July 2009 Jack-Up Barge B.V. celebrated a major milestone in the company’s history as its newbuild  monohull Jack-Up platform JB-114 completed the installation of the first ever German offshore wind turbine on her maiden voyage. After mobilization in..

Successful Subsea Installation

On June 20, Technip, supported by Jumbo Offshore, completed the installation of four subsea structures, including two module support frames, in the White Rose oilfield, offshore Newfoundland for the North Amethyst project. The foundations were lowered to the Grand Banks..

New Challenge for Maro Service

Since 1996 Maro Service Nederland B.V. has been offering allround mechanics specialized in bolt tensioning, torque tightening, on-site machining and valve overhauling for the onshore industry. During the past thirteen years Maro Service has built up an impressive track record..

Education Progamme ‘International Contracting’

TiasNimbas has launched an education programme called ‘International Contracting’. This programme focuses on organizations operating in the offshore and construction industry. These organizations work in an environment where contracts play an essential role defining mutual rights and duties between parties..

Liebherr Delivers First MTC 78000 Offshore Crane

 At the end of June, Liebherr delivered the first heavy lift offshore crane type MTC 78000 straight from its manufacturing plant in Rostock. The MTC 78000 is one of the biggest offshore slewing cranes worldwide and achieves a maximum lifting..

Naming Ceremony of Sevan Driller

The naming ceremony of the Sevan Driller, the world’s first cylinder-shaped ultra-deepwater drilling rig, took place on 28 June 2009 at Cosco Qidong Shipyard, Jiangsu Province, China. Sevan Driller was named by the godmother Madam Feng Jiping, wife of Cosco..

Contract for Boskalis

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the contract for the protection of a 7 km stretch of coastline in Cotonou, Benin in Western Africa. The contract was awarded by the Ministry of housing, environment and coastal protection of the..

NCA Acquires Additional Shares in IOS Offshore

Norse Cutting & Abondonment AS (NCA) acquires additional 21% of mooring specialist IOS Offshore, bringing its total engagement up to 91%. “Since IOS became part of the NCA Group two years ago, the company has had a very positive development,..