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Europort 2021: Return2Live

The maritime world is eagerly looking forward to meet again live. After the kick off of the global vaccination campaign it is good to see that now also concrete steps have been set to return2live. In February this year the first so called ‘Fieldlab events’ have been held in the Netherlands; a series of...
decommissioning

Three contracts for Heimdal and Veslefrikk decommissioning

Equinor has chosen Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland for removal, dismantling and recycling of the topsides and jackets of the Heimdal riser platform, Heimdal main platform and Veslefrikk A platform in the North Sea. The three decommissioning contracts have been awarded on behalf of Gassco as operator of the Heimdal riser platform and on behalf...
crane components

Giant crane components ready for installation

On 7 March, the deck cargo ship BigLift Barentsz left the Liebherr site at the port of Rostock with two remarkable, giant crane components ready for installation. The white painted slewing platform, as well as the characteristic A-frame of the upcoming Heavy Lift Crane HLC 150000, are now on their way to being assembled...
Seep survey

Seep survey and geochemical campaign

Fugro is conducting a seep survey and geochemical campaign in Block 48, offshore Suriname, for PETRONAS Suriname E&P (PSEPBV). The work for PSEBV is being conducted from the survey vessel MV Fugro Brasilis and involves geophysical data collection, heat flow measurements, core sampling and onboard geochemical analyses, which aim to optimise future exploration activities in...
Vuyk Engineering

Royal Doeksen takes over Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam from Royal IHC

On 3 March, 2021, Royal IHC and Royal Doeksen reached an agreement on the acquisition of all shares in Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam. Mid 2020, IHC presented their new strategy going back to its core business. As a result of this new strategy it was decided that Vuyk, among other companies, would be divested. The...
Ocean Inifinity

Ocean Infinity acquires MMT

Ocean Infinity and MMT are excited to announce an acquisition that brings together MMT’s deep expertise and established track record as a distinguished marine survey and data analytics provider and Ocean Infinity’s best-in-class robotic technology and operational expertise. The combined force will maximise the potential of Ocean Infinity’s fleet of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs),...
SAL

Jumbo and SAL intend to form joint venture

SAL, the German-based breakbulk and project cargo specialist, and Jumbo, the Dutch maritime heavy lift transport and installation contractor, have announced their intention to form a joint venture. Combining a large part of their fleets, engineering and commercial activities serves the goal of sustainable transport capacity and growth. The Jumbo-SAL-Alliance would be focused on...
Tekmar

Tekmar Energy secures new contracts in China

Tekmar Energy is pleased to announce new Cable Protection System (CPS) supply contracts for two offshore windfarm projects located in the coastal province of Guangdong in southeast China. Under the contracts, Tekmar Energy will supply its patented TekLink mechanical latch CPS technology to protect subsea cables as they transition from the seabed through the...
Vestas

Vestas launches the V236-15.0 MW

To continue to lead the expansion of wind energy into becoming the dominant energy source, it is crucial for Vestas to become a leader in offshore wind. This journey was launched with the full acquisition of their former offshore joint venture, and now the company is taking another step forward along their offshore innovation...
Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä and Siem Offshore sign a 5-year Optimised Maintenance agreement

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a Wärtsilä Optimised Maintenance Agreement covering two offshore Well Intervention Vessels owned by Norway based Siem Offshore. The 5-year agreement will ensure the optimal maintenance required to reduce the vessels’ fuel consumption and emissions by utilising the latest digital technology to provide real-time monitoring and support. The agreement...
low-emission rig

Two-wells contract for low-emission rig

Maersk Drilling has secured an additional two-well contract for the low-emission rig Maersk Integrator with Aker BP. The plan is that in direct continuation of the rig’s previously announced work scope with a different operator, Maersk Integrator will return to Aker BP’s Ivar Aasen field for a two-well campaign expected to commence in Q3...
NHV

NHV awarded offshore contract by Neptune Energy Aberdeen

NHV Group today announced a new long-term contract with Neptune Energy in support of its offshore Seagull Field development. Under the initial eighteen months agreement, the H175 flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to transport passengers to the drilling rig. The state-of-the-art H175 aircraft, an Airbus Helicopter’s Super Medium type is specifically...
Kongsberg

Kongsberg technology will secure green footprint of new next-generation wind turbine installation unit

Kongsberg Maritime has signed a Letter of Intent with Chinese shipbuilder Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore to deliver a large technology package for the BT-220IU Wind Turbine Installation Unit. BT-220IU is to be built for the Norway-based company OIM Wind, with an option for another vessel of identical design. The vessel will be suitable for...
Inmarsat

New milestone for Inmarsat

Inmarsat has completed its 10,000th Fleet Xpress ship installation. Simultaneously the company has launched a new ‘Fleet Data Academy’ with existing partners, shipowners and operators to support the full understanding and adoption of the rapidly growing range of digital applications that are making the maritime industry safer, greener and more efficient. Fleet Xpress clients...
SMM Digital

SMM Digital – free of charge

The time has come: SMM DIGITAL is opening from 2 to 5 February 2021. Due to the current situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the 29th edition of SMM will be held as a purely digital conference. And it’s free of charge – this is how the leading international maritime trade fair demonstrates its...
Equinor

Equinor selected for largest-ever US offshore wind award

Equinor has been selected to provide New York State with offshore wind power in one of the largest renewable energy procurements in the US to date. Under the award, Equinor and incoming strategic partner bp will provide generation capacity of 1,260MW renewable offshore wind power from Empire Wind 2, and another 1,230MW of power...
Jumbo Offshore

Jumbo Offshore breaks deep-water record

On behalf of  TechnipFMC, Jumbo Offshore successfully completed the first phase of work on Energean’s Karish gas field offshore Israel in October. Jumbo’s scope of work included transport and installation of fourteen suction piles (part of a fourteen-point FPSO mooring system), a tie-in manifold and a 24 inch deepwater gas sales spool. Jumbo installed...
Huisman

Huisman to deliver 2,200mt leg encircling crane for first Jones Act compliant installation vessel

Huisman is going to deliver a Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) for Dominion Energy’s Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV), Charybdis. With a 2,200mt lifting capacity, its lightweight design, 130m long boom but yet compact house, this crane is unique and ideal for the installation of next generation offshore wind turbines and foundations. The Huisman crane...
ShipFC

ShipFC green ammonia energy system

Interest in ammonia-powered fuel cells for the maritime sector is growing, but stakeholders have been hesitant to commit to investments in large-scale systems. Now the ShipFC project, granted funding from EU’s Research and Innovation program Horizon 2020 under its Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), is aiming to secure a place for ammonia in the...
engageSubsea

engageSubsea for remote inspections & offshore operational & technical support

Baker Hughes announced the successful launch of the engageSubsea remote – an extension of the engageSubsea platform. engageSubsea remote serves as an equipment inspection tool, technical support and operational management platform, and is designed to drive operational excellence and increase capital productivity for offshore oil and gas operators. Operators are under increasing pressure to cut...
ABB Marine & Ports

ABB Marine & Ports opens new lab to stress-test cyber threats to shipping

ABB Marine & Ports’ cyber security laboratory opens at key moment in shipping’s digital development as stricter maritime cyber security rules enter force on 1 January 2021 In line with the guidelines set out by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the new laboratory features hardware and software systems developed to help shipowners and operators...
Ulstein

Ulstein awarded design contract for first Jones Act compliant rock installation vessel

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) contracted Ulstein Design & Solutions to design the first U.S.-flagged Jones Act compliant, inclined fallpipe vessel for subsea rock installation. The vessel is considered to be critical in building the future of the US offshore wind industry, including establishing a US-based rock supply chain network. “We are extremely proud...
Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul acquires Connector

Jan De Nul Group has signed on 4 December 2020 an agreement for the purchase of the offshore construction and cable-lay vessel Connector from Ocean Yield. This marks a further investment in the offshore installation capacities of the Luxembourg based maritime contractor. The vessel will be officially transferred during the fourth quarter of 2020....
Neptune Energy

Neptune announces CCS feasibility study

Neptune Energy today announced a feasibility study into plans for a large-scale offshore Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in the Dutch North Sea, with the potential to safely store 120t-150t million of CO2. Neptune will conduct the study in cooperation with its licence partners and CO2 emitters. The study will assess the feasibility...
NorthH2

Equinor joins NortH2 green hydrogen project

The NorthH2 project aims to produce green hydrogen using renewable electricity from offshore wind off the coast of Netherlands of about 4GW by 2030, and +10GW by 2040, kickstarting the hydrogen economy in Northwest Europe. “This is a groundbreaking project that Equinor is looking forward to contribute to. The project can be an important...