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InterDam Welcomes Fraser Weir as New CEO

InterDam, international market leader in fire and blast resistant architectural products for the offshore and onshore oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, is proud to announce and welcome Fraser Weir as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. He joins..


TWD Delivers Jacket Lifting Tool East Anglia One

Temporary Works Design (TWD) successfully completed the turnkey delivery of a Jacket Lifting Tool to Van Oord. Last Friday, the first jacket foundation for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm was successfully installed. The heavy lift vessel Bokalift One..

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The World’s Heaviest 3D Printed Steel Crane Hook

Huisman and RAMLAB have initiated a project to produce a large offshore crane hook using the 3D printing technique ‘Wire & Arc Additive Manufacturing’ (WAAM). The hook, which is based on a Huisman 4-prong hook design, will employ 3D printing..


Pryme Group Acquires Hydratron

Pryme Group has acquired Hydratron for an undisclosed sum as part of its growth plans to achieve turnover of more than EUR 45 million by 2021. Mr Angus Gray, CEO at Pryme, says the acquisition of the long established and..

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Van Oord Installs First East Anglia ONE Jacket Foundation

On 9 June, Van Oord finished installing the first jacket foundation on the East Anglia ONE offshore wind project. ScottishPower Renewables commissioned Van Oord to function as lead contractor responsible for transport and installation of the offshore wind turbine foundations,..


More Electrification Potential for Equinor Offshore Norway

Together with its partners Equinor is looking at the possibility of supplying power from land to three platforms that are currently powered by gas turbines. The transition may cut CO2 emissions from Troll C and the Sleipner area by more..

ABB Ability Lands Contract for Heavy Lift Vessels

ABB has secured a series of contracts for nine heavy lift vessels transporting modules for the Tengiz oil field expansion by Tengizchevroil (TCO). Octopus marine software will map the safest and most efficient routes for a fleet of heavy lift vessels..


DeltaTek Attracts Operators During Subsea Innovation Field Trials

Well construction specialist DeltaTek Global has announced two successful onshore field trials of its innovative SeaCure system, resulting in subsequent offshore trials with two North Sea operators this summer, as part of a project backed by the Oil & Gas..

North Sea Wind Power Hub

North Sea Wind Power Hub Vision Presented at Clean Energy Ministerial

In order to achieve the Paris Agreement’s climate and energy goals efficiently and with limited costs, both international cooperation and innovation are necessary. This was the key message from the North Sea Wind Power Hub Consortium, as the consortium was..

Aqualis Offshore

Aqualis Offshore Completes Jacket Installation

Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has completed the offshore installation engineering of an 1,800t steel jacket structure offshore Bahrain as part of the Bahrain LNG Import Terminal. Aqualis Offshore delivered the project in cooperation with APMC, who were..

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Offshore Wind Industry Challenges Innovative Entrepreneurs

On 14 June, about four parties from the offshore wind industry will during the WindDays share the specific bottlenecks they face during the construction, operation, and maintenance of windfarms. They challenge innovative entrepreneurs to come up with solutions that can..

MPI Enterprise

Refit for Jack-Up MPI Enterprise at Damen Verolme Rotterdam

Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) has completed a refit project on the MPI Enterprise, a 120m, self-elevating, DP2, wind turbine installation vessel owned and operated by MPI Offshore, which is part of the Vroon Group. The works included the installation of..

Van Oord

Taiwan Offshore Wind Project for Van Oord

Van Oord has been designated as preferred contractor for a large 640MW offshore wind project in Taiwan. By obtaining this contract, Van Oord has taken a firm first step on the Asian offshore wind market. This Yunlin project has a..


Christening of Bravenes Marks 150th Anniversary Van Oord

The latest addition to the Van Oord fleet was unveiled on 21 May at the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam. Subsea rock installation (SRI) vessel Bravenes was christened by Ms Yvon van Oord-Barbier, wife of CEO Mr Pieter van Oord. The well-attended..

Richard Krabbendam

TWD and Richard Krabbendam join forces!

Mr Richard Krabbendam, the man behind, and usually also in front of, seminars and masterclasses on topics relevant to the transport, lifting, shipping and offshore industry in over 26 countries has decided to ease the load on his shoulders. One..

New Lilaas LE90 All-in-One Control Lever Launched

Elma Components, Lilaas’official sales and service partner, has announced the launch of the new Lilaas LE90 all-in-one thruster and propulsion lever. The Lilaas LE90 eliminates the need for dedicated thruster, propulsion, FWD or AFT levers, as it covers all these functions by means..


InterMoor Completes Delivery H-Links Connectors for Appomattox FPS

InterMoor completed the delivery of all H-Links connectors for the Appomattox Floating Production System (FPS) mooring lines. The Appomattox facility will be a four-column semi-submersible production platform moored using sixteen mooring lines arranged in 4×4 clusters, in 2,255m of water approximately..


BP Contract for Vroon Offshore Services

Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen has been awarded a long-term contract with BP. Under the multi-million Euro contract, Vroon Offshore will provide emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) to support BP’s on-going and future operations in the North Sea and West of..


Jan De Nul Group Signs Formosa 1 Phase 2 Contract

Jan De Nul Group signs another important Offshore Wind Contract in Taiwan for the design, procurement and installation of the wind turbine foundations for the Formosa 1 (Phase 2) offshore windfarm, owned by Formosa Wind Power, a partnership of Macquarie..


Tendeka’s Field Trial Proves a Success

Tendeka has demonstrated a further capability of its PulseEight wireless technology with a major North Sea operator. In partnership with the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), the team has successfully completed phase one of a project to install and test..


Maersk Launching Customer for GustoMSC’s Chela

Maersk Drilling awarded GustoMSC the first order for the uniquely designed crane Chela. Chela will be installed on Maersk Invincible (GustoMSC CJ70 design) which is currently operating on Valhall for AkerBP. It will put Maersk Drilling in an advantageous position, since..


COBRA Completes First Dive in North Sea

JFD has announced the successful completion of the first North Sea dives with COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreather Apparatus), marking a significant leap forward in diver safety. Bibby Offshore is the first North Sea contractor to adopt COBRA, thereby setting a..


WindDays 2018 – Last chance to Book a Stand!

Would you like to stand out during the WindDays 2018? Then book a stand now! There are only a few stands left, so be quick and book a stand now!  The wind energy industry is ready for the future and will..


Bibby Orders SMST Gangway and 3D Crane

Damen Shipyards has awarded SMST a contract for the delivery of an Access & Cargo Tower and 3D Motion Compensated Crane for the new build Service Operation Vessel (SOV) of Bibby Marine Services. The SMST equipment helps Bibby to safely..


First International Order for Kubiko

The Dutch company Kubiko, specialist in high-tech bird deterrent systems, acquired its first international order. The company has been active in the Dutch offshore market for several years with their animal friendly solution, based on cameras, lasers and artificial intelligence..

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