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TWD

TWD proved higher MP friction

Over the course of the last years, TWD developed an advanced friction measurement method and probabilistic verification of monopile stability during transit. Both have now received certification from DNVGL. This sets a new standard in monopile seafastening. The optimised methodology results in the ability to increase workability by 20-50% whilst maintaining the highest safety...
Saltwater

One of a kind: Saltwater Engineering

For engineering companies, successful projects act as valuable references for attracting new business. Keeping this in mind, the design and engineering of the block baskets for one of the world’s most well-known heavy lift vessels was an excellent opportunity for Saltwater Engineering to demonstrate its capabilities. Saltwater Engineering was founded in 2007 to offer...

New address Yellow & Finch Publishers

Yellow & Finch Publishers are happy to announce the move to a new office space on the Boulevard in Vlissingen.  Our new address is: Yellow & Finch Publishers Boulevard Bankert 290 4382 AC  Vlissingen The...
Strohm

Airborne Oil & Gas reinforces its energy transition journey as Strohm

Airborne Oil & Gas, has changed its name to Strohm from 8 October 2020. The launch of the new brand comes as the organisation confirms its commitment to the oil & gas sector’s energy transition and accelerates its strategic growth into the renewables market. The company was the first in the world to develop...
ROVOP

ROVOP delivers its first remote platform-based inspection, repair and maintenance workscope

ROVOP successfully carried out remote visual and NDT inspections of hull sections, flowlines, umbilicals and risers, along with chain inspection, measurement and cleaning, on the Balmoral floating production vessel for Premier Oil. Using the latest communications and modelling technology, ROVOP worked closely with Premier Oil to develop a robust live video streaming service back...
Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes’ new Terminator system achieves industry’s first vessel-deployed subsea mechanical wellhead cut

Baker Hughes has announced the successful launch of Terminator, its vessel-deployed subsea wellhead cutting system. Using a first-of-its-kind mechanical wellhead removal method, the Terminator system has already proven its capabilities by successfully cutting a subsea wellhead from an abandoned exploration well owned by Wintershall DEA in Norway. “In the current environment, every aspect of...
clean hydrogen

DEME joins European clean hydrogen alliance

DEME has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, supporting the EU’s ambitious hydrogen and decarbonisation strategy. With this membership DEME underlines its commitment to use its expertise for the production, transport and storage of green hydrogen from renewable energy sources. In July 2020, the European Commission announced the EU Hydrogen Strategy and the launch...
Wintershall Dea

Mittelplate: Switch to 100% green power from shore will significantly reduce CO2 emissions

Wintershall Dea has switched the power supply to the Mittelplate Drilling and Production island in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park to 100% certified electricity from renewable sources. This makes Mittelplate the first oilfield in Germany to be produced solely with green electricity. “Through an innovative technological approach, we were able to stop generating...
Novosound

Scottish start-up Novosound transforming NDT market

Scottish technology start-up Novosound has recently launched its range of revolutionary non-destructive testing (NDT) products, providing a technological breakthrough that will dramatically evolve how industry inspections take place. Novosound’s products, which have all been developed and produced in Scotland, can solve the issues facing the NDT market, with current technology hindered by poor signal...
Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling sets ambitious climate target

As part of an overall sustainability strategy, Maersk Drilling has set an ambitious target of lowering the intensity of CO2 emissions from its drilling operations by 50% by 2030. The target is supported by Maersk Drilling’s strategic focus on efficiency gains, which also leads to reduced CO2 emissions. “Climate change is one of the...
turbine installation

Zero-emission turbine installation

Zero-emission operations can be a reality already today and do not have to be a future option, says Ulstein. Their second hydrogen hybrid design for the offshore wind industry, the ULSTEIN J102 zero emission wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), can operate 75% of the time in zero emission mode. Using readily available technology, the...
Hywind Tampen

Construction starts on the world’s largest floating offshore windfarm

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Kværner apprentice Arne Linga started construction of Hywind Tampen, a floating offshore windfarm, at Kværner Stord. The technology project opens up new opportunities for Norwegian industry. Prime Minister Ms Solberg and Mr Linga started the cutting robot on the project’s first sheet of steel on Thursday, 1 October. Kværner’s...

PSVs Converted to Multi-Purpose Vessels

Ship design and engineering company GLO Marine, based in Galati, Romania, has completed two projects enabling the conversion of two redundant platform supply vessels (PSVs) to multi-purpose vessels optimised to support offshore renewables operators. Using the experience gained from these projects, GLO Marine has codified the development of standardised, highly efficient work flows into...

NXPTZ SERIES2, the new PTZ in stainless steel for corrosive environments

Videotec, a company with more than thirty years of experience in stainless steel product development for video surveillance in marine offshore/onshore and corrosive industrial environments, announces NXPTZ SERIES2, the new generation of PTZ FullHD video cameras with innovative and high performance features for outdoor preventive security applications in the most difficult environmental conditions. The...

Maritime Charity Golf Event Raises EUR 4,150

On Friday 28 August 2020, the 10th annual Maritime Golf Event took place at Golfclub Grevelingenhout in Bruinisse, the Netherlands. The event was organised by Yellow & Finch Publishers in favour of the Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp charity organisation.  More than 70 professionals from the maritime, offshore and port industries got together to enjoy an...
DeepTech

DeepTech Oil Services Delivers Game Changing Project

DeepTech Oil Services, has recently announced the successful completion of a break through intervention project. The scope was delivered in the Zohr gas field in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea for Eni and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC). It involved securing a back-up power recovery system to ensure efficient production from...
Babbage platform

ODE Asset Management celebrates milestone for Babbage platform

ODE Asset Management, part of the DORIS Group, is celebrating ten years of safe operations for the Babbage platform in the Southern North Sea. ODE AM has been at the forefront of operations for Babbage since the front end engineering design (FEED) stage and through its entire operational life, providing onshore and offshore support...
autonomous landing systems

The next generation of autonomous landing systems

Autonomous landing systems use sophisticated technology improve safety and efficiency for motion compensated gangways. As automation technology becomes more sophisticated and vessel owners around the world prioritise the optimisation of operational hours, Bosch Rexroth has developed a new autonomous landing solution which significantly improves both safety and performance. Landing systems are essential when it...
Floating offshore wind

Floating offshore wind study

Xodus Group has launched a three-year collaborative research project on the costs around floating offshore wind. The study, led by Xodus through the IDCORE programme, is a collaborative partnership between the Universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Exeter as well as the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). To enable the best industry outcomes, Xodus...
Baltic Pipe Project

Framework agreement announced for Baltic Pipe Project

Nova People, together with its subcontractors Fulkrum Technical Resources (UK) and EKO-INWEST (Poland), has secured a major contract for a significant role in the ongoing Baltic Pipe Project operated by Gaz-System. Norway-based Nova People, together with Fulkrum and EKO-INWEST will provide specialised personnel to support survey, construction and inspection activities across both offshore pipelay...
SMST

SMST equipment for first SOV in Taiwan

A milestone for SMST. The Dutch company that designs and builds offshore equipment is going to deliver its modular mission equipment to the first ever Service Operation Vessel (SOV) to operate in Taiwanese waters. SMST’s system package will be at the heart of the vessel’s operations, ensuring safe and efficient transfer of the vessel’s...
Ocean Energy

Ocean energy industry calls for European target of 100MW by 2025

The new EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy must include a target of 100MW of ocean energy installed in Europe by 2025. This would be enough to power 100,000 European homes a year, and would pave the way for installing 3GW by 2030 and 100GW by 2050. This target would provide the political impetus...
Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Jan De Nul signs contract with Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Dogger Bank Wind Farm and Jan De Nul Group announce the signing of the final contract for the transport and installation of the GE Haliade-X offshore wind turbines at Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B, 130 km off the Yorkshire coast, starting in 2023. Turbine delivery and installation at the first two phases...
deepsea mining

Fincantieri and Saipem sign deepsea mining agreement

Fincantieri and Saipem have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the sustainable exploitation of deep-sea floors over 3,000m in depth. This agreement sets the ground for a strategic partnership aimed at developing and pursuing business opportunities in the field of designing, engineering, building and managing deepsea mining (DSM) systems. Deepsea floors are...
Board Offshore Crane

Four Liebherr Board Offshore Cranes for Azerbaijan

Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock and the Umid Babek Operating Company have signed a contract to deliver four new offshore cranes of the Board Offshore Crane (BOS) Series. The order includes two BOS 2600 with a maximum lifting capacity of 45t at 30m onboard as well as two BOS 4200, lifting 50t at 40m onboard. The BOS-series...