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Another double delivery of SMST gangway and crane for Acta Marine

Once again Acta Marine is equipping two newbuild Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) with SMST mission equipment. The close cooperation between the two parties is reaffirmed by the contract signed with Tersan Shipyard for a modular W2W system package. The equipment will be at the operational heart of both vessels, securing optimal logistics and...

Verlume scales up manufacturing capacity with new operations facility

Verlume, a specialist in intelligent energy management and energy storage, has moved to a larger operations facility as it prepares to fulfill ambitious growth plans. Located in the former Weatherford building within the Raiths Industrial Estate in Dyce, Aberdeen, the 1,860m2 facility boasts a generous workshop floor, cranage, office space and laboratory areas. The...
Maersk

Maersk Supply Service awarded Preferred Supplier Agreement for second US wind contract

Maersk Supply Service is due to install the wind turbines at the Beacon Wind farm off the US East Coast, for a joint venture between Equinor and bp. The installation of Beacon Wind is expected to start in 2028. In March 2022, Maersk Supply Service ordered a newbuild wind installation vessel (WIV), the first...
Olympic

Olympic contracts up to four offshore wind vessels at Ulstein Verft

Olympic contracts two firm Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) and two options for the same at Ulstein Verft. The vessels have hybrid battery propulsion and are prepared for methanol fuel to enable zero emissions. They are based on the ULSTEIN SX222 design with TWIN X-STERN from Ulstein Design & Solutions. Norway-based Olympic has a...
Dräger

Dräger Marine & Offshore cements North Sea commitment by investing millions in new facility

Dräger Marine & Offshore, a subsidiary of Dräger, an international leader in medical and safety technology, has demonstrated its commitment to the North Sea energy industry with a multi-million pound investment in a new facility in Aberdeen. Measuring almost 2,000m2 the new base at ABZ Business Park in Dyce, allows Dräger Marine & Offshore...
Tertahedron

Tetrahedron to build prototype crane

Tetrahedron is set to build a 130m prototype crane together with its consortium consisting of Jack-Up Barge BV, TNO, Shell, and GE. This after the consortium got awarded with a grant from the Dutch Government, a loan, and an investment. As offshore wind turbines keep getting bigger and bigger, new innovations arise to handle...
tidal stream

UK sets strong example with revenue support for 40MW of tidal stream

Ocean Energy Europe applauds the announcement of the first-ever tidal stream auction winners under the UK’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme. The winning projects – Orbital Marine Eday 1 & 2, Morlais Magallanes and Meygen Phase 2 – will together generate over 40MW of electricity. With its USD 23.5 million commitment for the sector,...
Gennaker offshore wind farm

wpd starts implementation of the Gennaker offshore project

With the conditional order of 103 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines with up to 9MW capacity each and the start of the main soil investigation at each individual turbine location, wpd has started the realisation of the Gennaker offshore wind farm located 15km off the Baltic Sea coast near the Darß peninsula. At the...
Vestas

Vestas pioneers world’s first hydrogen-powered offshore service vessel

As part of its journey towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030, without the use of offsets, Vestas is pioneering innovative solutions to reduce carbon emissions from its own operations. In collaboration with long-term supplier Windcat Workboats, Vestas is launching a pilot program to explore how the world’s first hydrogen-powered crew transfer vessel (CTV) can...
Sembcorp Marine

Sembcorp Marine delivers world’s first eighth-generation drillship

Sembcorp Marine has successfully completed the delivery of the world’s first eighth-generation drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, for Transocean’s subsidiary Triton Atlas. The completion of Deepwater Atlas marks a key milestone in Sembcorp Marine’s offshore construction track record. The vessel’s successful delivery is a testament to the group’s proven capabilities in providing innovative and pioneering...
XLCC

XLCC obtains planning approval to build UK’s first HVDC cable factory

On 29 June 2022, the North Ayrshire Council Planning Committee granted planning permission for XLCC’s HVDC subsea cable manufacturing operations in Hunterston, Scotland. Breaking ground in the coming months, the brownfield site will create a new UK industry to support global decarbonisation targets. Once fully operational, the facility will support 900 jobs in the...
DEME

DEME Group lists on Euronext Brussels

As of 30 June, DEME Group is listed on Euronext Brussels (ticker code: DEME).  DEME’s mission is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global challenges: rising sea levels, a growing population, the reduction of emissions, polluted rivers and soils, and the scarcity of mineral resources needed for the energy transition....
KEPCO

KR signs MOU with KEPCO for Offshore Wind Projects

Korean Register (KR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to technical cooperation in the development and construction of offshore wind power projects with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). KEPCO plans to build a 2.7GW offshore wind power plant by 2029, near the Korean south west coast to increase the distribution rate of...
Strohm

Strohm supports Shell with fast-track delivery of a TCP Riser

Strohm has supplied Shell with a static Thermoplastic Composite (TCP) Riser to support operations at one of its Southern North Sea assets. The availability of TCP through Strohm’s TCP on Demand model and the ability to install end-fittings offshore enabled flexible, quick and easy installation. Strohm was able to offer a fast-track delivery (January...
Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa awarded order for 882MW Scottish offshore wind power project

Siemens Gamesa has been awarded the firm order for the delivery of 60 units of its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine at the Moray West offshore wind power project. The wind turbines will have a capacity of 14.7MW each and utilise the PowerBoost feature. A service agreement is included in the order for...
KenzFigee

Strategic cooperation KenzFigee and CMIC

KenzFigee and CMIC signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement to explore how both companies can complement each other with regards to the design and supply of identified key products needed to meet the fast growing offshore wind market in China. This cooperation is a result of the rapidly emerging market and the huge and urgent...
James Fisher

James Fisher and Graig launch the innovative Ulstein Twin X-Stern SOV

James Fisher and Sons and Graig Shipping have unveiled a pioneering service operation vessel (SOV) design concept. The Ulstein Twin X-Stern named Ulstein SX221 Diamond SOV will support the UK’s ambitious target of 50GW of offshore wind energy generation by 2030 – as part of its Net Zero Strategy. The innovative concept is the...
Acta Marine

Ulstein desigs methanol-fuelled offshore wind vessels for Acta Marine

Acta Marine orders the two first Ulstein Twin X-Stern Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) with design from Ulstein Design & Solutions. The design contract also includes options for two vessels, all four of the SX216 design by Ulstein. The vessels will be delivered with dual-fuel methanol/diesel power generators. “We are pleased to build on...
ONS

ONS introduces Net Zero Markets

In an ever-changing energy market and race towards net zero, the ONS conference and exhibition in Stavanger introduce a brand-new arena, ONS Net Zero Markets. The Net Zero Markets venue includes, in fact, five unique conferences covering policy, market opportunities and markets indicators within hydrogen, carbon capture & storage, solar power, offshore wind, and...
Lankforst

Lankhorst Ropes supplies Heerema with first heavy lift slings with ‘recycled-based’ Dyneema

For the first time in the heavy lift industry, Lankhorst Ropes is supplying Heerema Marine Contractors with LankoForce HL slings manufactured with Dyneema SK78 fibre produced using post-consumer plastic waste as a feedstock. The LankoForce HL slings will be used on a 4-point lifting frame for an offshore lifting project. Meike Kolthof, Heerema’s General...
OSV

Global active OSV fleet boosted by significant reactivations

Higher oil prices in the first half of 2022 and its impact on oil market fundamentals is already showing a material uptick in offshore exploration and production (E&P) investment and rig count. According to the Global Offshore Navigator – this is a collaborative quarterly market report written by Braemar ACM Shipbroking and Westwood Global...
Port Oostende

Port Oostende one step closer to seaward expansion

For more than two years, Port Oostende has been working on a possible seaward expansion of its port area. The ships, the wind turbines and the components are getting bigger and in order to maintain its leading position in the blue economy, Port Oostende has argued for a seaward expansion. More specifically, this concerns...
Orion

Orion successfully installs first monopile at Arcadis Ost 1

Deploying Orion, the newest member of the DEME fleet and the most innovative vessel in the offshore wind industry, DEME Offshore has successfully installed the first XXL monopile at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in Germany. DEME’s revolutionary, floating DP3 offshore installation vessel is set to install the 28 giant monopiles, which...
Fugro

Fugro investigation recommends combining CCS with offshore wind farm developments

The Netherlands’ Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy commissioned Fugro to assess whether areas of the North Sea could simultaneously be used for offshore wind farm (OWF) developments as well as carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions. The North Sea will play an important role in the energy transition. Both carbon capture and...
ONE-Dyas

Final permit for gas production from field N05-A

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate has granted ONE-Dyas the definitive permits for the development of the N05-A gas field in the North Sea. This offshore gas production project fits in the small fields policy of the Dutch government. With the final permit, the Dutch government gives the go-ahead for the production of...