Offshore Industry News
Subsea engineering analysis consultancy, AgileTek, has announced the launch of AgileDat, a new business division focused on using data to make decisions in the energy sector. Revealed at Oceanology International in London, AgileDat has been developed to service the renewables..
With the installation of the SMST 60t knuckle boom crane with active heave compensation on board the Connor Bordelon, Bordelon Marine has completed its third Ultra-light Intervention Vessel (ULIV). With the addition of this former Platform Supply Vessel to the..
An innovative project in Scotland to develop a system that converts wave movement into electricity has been awarded EUR 2.8 million by Wave Energy Scotland (WES). The magnetic gear project is led by Banchory-based Ecosse Subsea Systems in collaboration with Bathwick..
All bags for the move from the French Atlantic coast to the German Baltic Sea are packed: the STX France shipyard has now completed the transformer station of the offshore windfarm Arkona in time. The project partners E.ON, Statoil and..
Oceaneering announced today that it secured a three-year frame agreement with Van Oord Offshore Wind, an international dredging, marine engineering and offshore contractor. The new agreement relates to Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and trenching support services. As part of this agreement, Oceaneering has..
Conbit has designed a new piece of equipment for optimising monopile installation. To avoid the huge amount of sea-fastening scrap remaining after each monopile installation project, the Conbit engineers came up with a solution: ‘Vickas’. To reach the EU’s energy production objectives..
Deep Sea Mooring (DSM), a Vryhof Anchors company, has commenced operations in providing mooring equipment, design and marine supervisory services to Maersk Drilling in Trinidad. The news follows the recent awarding of a contract to Maersk Drilling by Shell for..
Wood has led a joint industry project (JIP) to improve knowledge and understanding of submarine cables behaviour on the marine environment and rocky seabed. The Cable On-bottom Stability JIP (Cability), which gathered key industry players including EDF Energies Nouvelles, RTE,..
Emerson has completed its multi-year, EUR 73 million automation project for BP’s Glen Lyon floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel west of Shetland and is now providing ongoing operational support services to help BP achieve its goal of producing 200,000..
Interspill 2018 will take place at ExCeL London, on 13-15 March 2018, providing a unique platform for oil spill industry professionals, academia and government to meet, discuss and network. Co-located with Oceanology International for the 2018 edition, the Interspill conference..
The technology group Wärtsilä and the global drilling contractor Maersk Drilling have joined forces in a co-operation to create a 25-year thruster maintenance strategy for Maersk’s three semi-submersible rigs and four drillships. The parties have already completed the strategy work..
This weekend, the first gravity based foundation (GBF) for the offshore windfarm Kriegers Flak was installed in Denmark, marking another milestone in this project. It concerns a 8,000t GBF which was floated off a semisubmersible barge and towed to the..
On 15 February, the very first edition of Offshore Seminar took place at the Mainport Hotel in Rotterdam. The topic of the event was ‘Evolving Energy Through Innovation’. Offshore professionals, from the Netherlands, Germany and the UK, gathered to discuss..
The outfitting and completing of Acta Marine’s new walk-to-work vessel Acta Auriga at the Ulstein Verft in Norway is progressing well and on schedule. The installation of the SMST provided mission equipment has commenced early January with installing the 3D Motion..
Rometal Constructive Solutions recently delivered several TP Lifting tools with a capacity from 350t up to 600t to SAL Heavy Lift. The tools will be used for several the construction of offshore windfarm projects. The TP lifting tool will be..
DBR is proud to announce that Damen Shipyards opts for DBR as the supplier of the Mobile Power Supply gensets for the Damen Drydocks. The design and dimensions of the generator sets power range 200 – 500kVA must be identical..
Statoil has awarded Kværner the contract for the construction and installation of the topside structure for the FPSO to be located on the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea. The contract has a total value of about EUR 0.4 billion…
As of 1 April 2018 the world’s first pool for dock vessels will be established. RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift will join forces for Roll-On / Roll-Off and Float-In / Float-Out heavy lift cargoes. The pool will consist of the..
In the industrial sector, for example the chemical industry, power plants, oil & gas and renewable energy, planning ahead is important in order to avoid costly and lengthy disruptions and downtime in plants. IWT has made a name for itself..
On 7 February, the naming and delivery ceremony for SSAV OOS Tiradentes has taken place at CIMC Raffles in Yantai. This vessel, named after a national Brazilian hero who stood up for independency, will have its next base in Brazil. ..
Deep Sea Mooring (DSM), a Vryhof company, has secured a contract with Quadrant Energy to provide turnkey pre-lay mooring solutions to the Transocean GSF Development Driller 1 semisubmersible drilling rig offshore Australia. The deal – a continuation of previous work for Quadrant..
Acta Marine, which has an offshore walk to work (W2W) vessel under construction at Ulstein Verft, has now ordered another one. This SX195 design is a DP2 W2W Construction Support Vessel (CSV) for the offshore industry. “Our first CSV, Acta..
Royal IHC has successfully passed the first significant milestones in the design and build process of an integrated reel lay vessel for Subsea 7. The technologically advanced ship is intended for the installation of complex rigid flowlines, including pipe-in-pipe and..
2017 was a record year for offshore wind in Europe according to statistics released today by WindEurope. Europe installed 3.1GW of new offshore wind, taking total capacity to 15.8 GW, an increase of 25% in just one year. 13 new..