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WindFloat Atlantic

The human adventure behind the installation of WindFloat Atlantic

Today, the first episode of a new series on the installation of the WindFloat Atlantic project is available online, entitled Installing WindFloat Atlantic | Episode 1: Mooring Supply, covering Vryhof as supplier for the windfarm. “It is a challenging project, because there’s no other project to compare it to. But the team behind this...
CTVs

Environmentally friendly hybrid CTVs

Incat Crowther has announced the contract for a pair of hybrid catamaran CTVs, designed in conjunction with Danish shipping company MHO-Co. The Incat Crowther 35s will use modern electric motors to save on weight, space and emissions for the benefit of the environment as well as fuel economy in the offshore wind industry. The...
Decom North Sea

Decom North Sea Brunei Agreement aims to export UK Decom expertise

Decom North Sea (DNS), the only membership organisation dedicated to the oil and gas decommissioning sector, has announced the creation of a landmark agreement which is designed to deliver a mutually beneficial relationship between its members and Brunei’s growing late life & decommissioning sector. Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) was created to support the growth of...
BOGE

Plug & Play nitrogen installation for the Petrogas offshore platform Helder

In the first quarter of 2020, BOGE Compressors Netherlands were allowed to develop an easily transportable Plug & Play nitrogen installation for one of the offshore platforms of Petrogas. This installation ensures that the Petrogas platform Helder is always supplied with sufficient nitrogen and that a potential explosion hazard is prevented. Petrogas E&P is...
Motive Offshore

Motive Offshore Announces MOU with Orca Offshore Azerbaijan

Marine equipment fabrication and rental specialist, Motive Offshore, continues to strengthen its global positioning as it signs an MOU with Orca Offshore. The two-year agreement with the offshore design, fabrication and installation specialist will be focussed in Azerbaijan, and is an exclusive agreement between the two organisations. Launched in 2010, the last eighteen months...
Fulkrum

Fulkrum picks up Oceaneering’s Third Party Inspection Division

Fulkrum Technical Resources (FTR), a global provider of technical personnel specialising in QA/QC, inspection and vendor surveillance services to the energy industry, has taken in Oceaneering’s third party inspection division – including two key members of staff. Joining Fulkrum’s team in Aberdeen are industry veterans, Kelly McKimmie and Mike Christie. Ms McKimmie joins FTR...

CWind continues fleet expansion to enable maintenance of power networks

Offshore support services provider CWind has continued with its fleet development and expansion plans by signing a long-term agreement with Dalby Offshore. The agreement will see CWind immediately add four new vessels to its fleet with the option of an additional two vessels later in the year. It is evidence of the company’s commitment...
MacGregor

Edda Wind selects MacGregor for offshore wind service vessels

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received equipment orders for a total of four offshore wind service vessels which will expand the Edda Wind fleet, the offshore wind segment of the Østensjø Group. The order was booked into Cargotec’s first quarter of 2020 order intake and the first vessel will enter into service in Q1...
HydrauRent

HydrauRent adds HydrauPack 1500E all-electric power pack to its fleet

HydrauRent, Hydrauvision’s rental division, has added a new, all-electric power pack to its fleet. The HydrauPack 1500E is a compact electric driven hydraulic power pack that only has a small footprint in relation to the installed power output, and is available for rental and for sale. The new 1500kW power pack contains six pump-motor...
DeepGreen Metals

DeepGreen acquires third seabed contract area

DeepGreen Metals has acquired Tonga Offshore Mining (TOML), giving the company exploration rights to a 74,713 km2 block of CCZ seabed that contains an inferred resource of 756t million of polymetallic nodules. TOML holds an exploration contract granted by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and sponsored by the Kingdom of Tonga. DeepGreen acquired TOML...
Bureau Veritas

COVID 19 sparks 900% rise in demand for remote inspection of offshore rigs

Bureau Veritas is reporting a 900% rise in demand for the remote inspection of offshore assets and equipment since the outbreak ofthe COVID 19 pandemic. The company says requests for its remote inspection, certification, examination and verification services has escalated from a ‘want’ to a ‘need’ this year as businesses seek to keep employees...
WindEnergy trend:index

Mood in offshore wind industry somewhat improved, despite COVID-19

The impact of the corona pandemic is felt across all aspects of life and all parts of the economy. However, according to the fifth WindEnergy trend:index, contrary to most sectors, the mood in the German wind industry has improved slightly in spring of 2020 despite an unchanged political environment. Germany is seeing an end...

NHV opens helicopter base at Zeeland Airport

NHV has started its helicopter services in support of Ørsted’s Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Windfarm. The flights depart from NHV’s recently installed base at Zeeland Airport (Arnemuiden, the Netherlands) to the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore windfarm, located 23km from Westkapelle in front of the Dutch coast. For the Zeeland Airport operations, NHV...
Royal IHC

Royal IHC strenghtens position with heads of agreement for acquisition and refinancing

A broad consortium of investors and industry partners from the dredging and offshore sectors and the existing international syndicate of banks of Royal IHC, including the three major Dutch banks, have reached a Heads of Agreement for the acquisition and refinancing. This gives Royal IHC, as an important Dutch maritime player with a strong...
Slip Joint

Van Oord installs world’s first submerged Slip Joint

On 25 April, the Slip Joint foundation was successfully installed at the Borssele V windfarm. It is the first time anywhere that a submerged Slip Joint was used on a full-sized offshore wind turbine on a fully commercial basis. After years of developing the system in cooperation with its technology partners, Van Oord deployed...
Heerema

Fabrication of Greater Changua Pre-Piling Template awarded to Heerema Fabrication Group

Heerema Fabrication Group is happy to announce the award of the fabrication of the Greater Changhua Pre-Piling Template for Heerema Marine Contractors. The pre-piling template is a tool that enables Heerema Marine Contractors to install the piles accurately. It consists of three pile sleeves connected by framing including hydraulically adjustable pile guides and mudmats....
digital twins

DNV GL leads global pilot to secure greater trust in, and value from, oil & gas industry digital twins

DNV GL has issued an international call to oil & gas operators and the supply chain to pilot a methodology that will prove whether the data generated by digital twins can be trusted, and if the technology is delivering value. Companies manufacturing hardware across the oil and gas value chain must prove the safety,...

Gould Services gets a foothold

Many parties are involved with the construction of the Borssele III & IV offshore windfarm, and contractor Van Oord recently signed an agreement with Gould Services in Vlissingen for providing offshore wind services. Gould was selected by the Dutch contractor to act as its key logistics hub for the windfarm. For this task, Van...
seabed-to-shore

Seabed-to-shore data delivery operation completed

Sonardyne International and XOCEAN have successfully completed a live seabed-to-shore data harvesting mission using an unmanned surface vessel (USV) for Norske Shell, as part of a seabed monitoring campaign at the giant Ormen Lange field offshore Norway. The project, completed early Monday (20 April) morning, without a single person having to travel offshore or...
Borssele III & IV

Final Borssele III & IV foundation in place

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has successfully completed the installation of 77 foundations for the Borssele III & IV windfarm. For the last six months, the Aeolus has been deployed for the transport and installation of the foundations. Van Oord’s cable-laying vessel Nexus has also installed four out of twelve cable strings. The...

Platform well conductor removal opportunity

Opportunity North East (ONE) and Scottish Enterprise (SE) have jointly developed a Decommissioning Programme to assist the oil and gas supply chain maximise emerging opportunities in offshore decommissioning. The Programme has identified several decommissioning opportunities with oil and gas operators. Supply chain companies across Scotland are invited to propose innovative and creative solutions based...

New energy port for sustainable future

The dredge sludge depot at the former Averijhaven near IJmuiden will soon be developed into an Energy Port. A partnership covenant for the new facility was signed today by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Province of North Holland, the Municipality of Velsen, Tata Steel, IJmuiden Seaport and Port of Amsterdam. The...
Northwester 2

Northwester 2 completes turbine installation

In a joint operation with MHI Vestas and Jan De Nul Group, Parkwind completed the final installation of turbines at the Northwester 2 offshore windfarm. The 219MW project is located in the Belgian North Sea, approximately 50km off the shore of Ostend, Belgium, and is the first project to use the world’s highest rated...
Westwood

Westwood launches new business intelligence solution for the Northwest Europe offshore industry

Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood) has launched its enhanced Atlas market intelligence solution for Northwest (NW) Europe. The solution provides E&P and midstream companies with deeper subsurface and commercial insights to optimise and extend asset life and understand the untapped potential of nearby fields and prospects. In addition to technical analysis, Atlas now offers...
Subsea 7

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore US Gulf of Mexico

Subsea 7 announced the award of contracts by Chevron U.S.A for subsea installation services related to the Anchor field, located in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico. The Anchor field is approximately 225km off the coast of Louisiana.   Subsea 7’s scope of work includes project management, engineering, procurement, construction and installation...