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Haliade-X 12 MW Prototype to be Installed at Maasvlakte, Rotterdam

GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind (a Joint Venture between Pondera Development and Sif Holding Netherlands) have announced that they have signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12MW wind turbine prototype at Maasvlakte, Rotterdam during summer 2019. The..

Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa Launches 10MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+MW offshore wind turbine. The 10MW rating is made possible through a larger generator diameter, building on the proven SGRE Direct Drive generator technology. By increasing..

Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas

TNO, KNMI and Whiffle Release New Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas

The ECN part of TNO, KNMI and Whiffle consortium will today release the new and improved Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (www.dutchoffshorewindatlas.nl). It includes an unprecedented level of detail where the wind is mapped up-to 600m in height and the daily..

Aker BP

Aker BP Operates Ivar Aasen Onshore

Aker BP has become the first company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to operate a staffed platform from an onshore control room. Ivar Aasen in the North Sea is now operated from Aker BP’s offices at Trondheim. The control room..

Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas Awarded Contract for New Oil Field Development

Bureau Veritas, a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services, has been awarded a four-year contract with Neptune Energy to provide second and third-party inspection services for the new Fenja oil and gas field development, offshore Norway. The..


Peterson Offshore Passenger Terminal Celebrates 100th Flight

3 January 2019 saw the 100th flight take off from Peterson Offshore Passenger Terminal at Zeeland Airport. This exciting new activity for the region began earlier in 2018 when helicopter operator NHV was awarded the contract for supporting Van Oord’s East..

CO2 storage

Award of Exploitation Permit for CO2 Storage

The authorities have granted Equinor a permit to exploit an area for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Shelf. In the Northern Lights project, Equinor and partners Shell and Total will carry out a feasibility study for a CO2 storage facility. This..

National Decommissioning Centre

Scottish Global Hub Aims to Tansform Decommissioning

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC), a global technology R&D hub, is today opened by Lord Duncan, UK Government Minister for Scotland and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Energy Minister, in Newburgh, in North-East Scotland’s Energetica Corridor. The government ministers joined industry..

Subsea Innovation

Subsea Innovation Achieve World first DNV GL Type Approval

Subsea Innovation (SI), part of Tekmar Group, has announced that it has been awarded DNV GL type approval for its SIClamp structural pipeline repair clamp technology. In doing so SI is the first manufacturer in the world to achieve this..

offshore living quarters

Steel-Cutting Ceremony for the First Quatar Offshore Living Quarters

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) successfully held a steel cutting ceremony for the first offshore living quarters to be fabricated in Qatar, at the Erhama bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard. The project scope was awarded to N-KOM by Rosetti Marino, a..

Deutsche Bucht

All 31 Monopiles Installed at Deutsche Bucht

Northland Power has completed the installation of all 31 foundations of the Deutsche Bucht offshore windfarm. This successfully concludes the first phase of construction within the planned timeframe. Jens Poulsen, Project Director of Northland Deutsche Bucht, says: “Installation work on..


Esvagt Turns to Vestdavit for High Seas Windfarm Boat-Handling

Vestdavit has reinforced its claim to be the davit supplier of choice for higher sea states after securing orders to equip three state-of-the-art Esvagt Service Operations Vessels (SOVs) destined to support windfarm maintenance in challenging North Sea conditions.  Developed by..

Inch Cape

Boskalis Appointed Preferred Contractor for Inch Cape Offshore Windfarm

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has signed an exclusive Pre-Construction Agreement (PCA) for the Inch Cape offshore windfarm project. The award was made by Inch Cape Offshore (ICOL), a subsidiary of Red Rock Power. The project scope includes the transportation and..


Crosby Acquires Straightpoint

Texas-based The Crosby Group, one of the largest lifting, rigging, and material handling hardware company in the world, has completed the acquisition of Straightpoint UK (SP), a leading manufacturer of load cells and force measurement equipment. The value of the..

Egina Field

Total Starts Up Production of the Giant Egina Field

Total has started up production on 29 December, 2018 from the Egina field, located in around 1,600m of water depths, 150km off the coast of Nigeria. At plateau, the Egina field will produce 200,000 barrels of oil per day, which..

Oranje-Nassau Energie

Merger Oranje-Nassau Energie and Dyas

Oranje-Nassau Energie (ONE) and SHV Holdings announce that agreement has been reached on the merger of their upstream energy businesses, in a combined entity called ONE-Dyas. The ONE-Dyas Executive Board will consist of CEO Robert Baurdoux (current Dyas CEO), Executive Director Alexander Berger (current..

BigLift Barentsz

BigLift Barentsz Transports 11,700mt Jackup Platform

Recently, BigLift Barentsz loaded the 11,700mt jackup platform Exomna in Vlissingen, The Netherlands, to bring it to the West of Africa. Within three weeks the platform was safely delivered to its destination. The jackup platform has an overall breadth of..

Subsea 7

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore US Gulf of Mexico

Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) contract by BP for the Manuel project in the US Gulf of Mexico. Project execution will be delivered by Subsea Integration Alliance (SIA), which is..


Van Oord’s Svanen Takes on Another Baltic Project

Van Oord has signed a contract with the Swedish energy company Vattenfall for the transport and installation of the foundations for Kriegers Flak windfarm. Van Oord will install the project’s 72 monopiles and transition pieces, using heavy lift installation vessel..

Steady Top Feeder

Approval in Principle for Steady Top Feeder Solution

London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has provided Barge Master and GustoMSC with an approval in principle for the work method of their Steady Top Feeder solution. This independent and impartial acceptance is an important next step in implementing this solution in..


World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) Officially Launched

  World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) is a newly-founded non-profit association and the world’s first organisation exclusively dedicated to fostering the global growth of offshore wind. It was founded by the following nine international companies representing the entire offshore wind value chain,..

Processing Topside Ready for Johan Sverdrup

The Johan Sverdrup processing platform is now sailing to Norway on board Boskalis Vanguard, the world’s largest heavy-transport vessel. Fully assembled and tested, the topside for the Johan Sverdrup processing platform is leaving the Samsung Heavy Industries yard on time, below..

OOS Serooskerke

Engine Start Up OOS Serooskerke

On 27 November 2018, the engines of OOS Serooskerke were started. The OOS Serooskerke is being built in China Merchants Heavy Industries (Jiangsu). The vessel building contract is effective since 5 August 2016. After ten months of engineering, the steel..

offshore wind auction

Record-Smashing US Offshore Wind Auction

A highly-competitive offshore wind auction for three areas off the coast of Massachusetts concluded last week with winning bids totaling a record-breaking EUR 358 million dollars from Equinor (block 0520), Mayflower Wind Energy (a Royal Dutch Shell and EDP Renewables joint..

QOS Energy

Smarter Tidal Energy Plant with QOS Energy’s Data Intelligence Platform

Sabella, a pioneering tidal and ocean stream turbine developer, has partnered with QOS Energy to improve the performance monitoring of its ground-breaking Ushant tidal energy project. The first 1MW tidal turbine of the plant, immersed 55m under water off the west..

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