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Njord A

Aker Solutions delivers Njord A platform

Following several years of extensive upgrades, the drilling and production platform Njord A is ready for handover to Equinor. Towing it back to the field has started 22 March. The project has provided more than 6,000 man-years in Norway and the Norwegian share of value creation from the project has been around 95%. Njord...
Maritime crash barrier

Maritime crash barriers to avert collisions with wind turbines

Dutch maritime research institute MARIN has tested three innovative barriers aimed at averting collisions between ships and wind turbines. The research was prompted by the incident involving the Julietta D on 31 January this year. This drifting bulk carrier initially collided with a tanker before hitting a transformer platform and a turbine foundation for...
Dogger Bank

Heerema announces offshore substation contract for Dogger Bank C offshore substation

Dogger Bank Wind Farm owners SSE Renewables, Equinor, and Eni have awarded Heerema Marine Contractors a contract for the transport and installation of the Dogger Bank C offshore substation. The work will include transporting and installing the 3,500t ton jacket foundation, four main piles, and the 9,500t offshore substation topside. Heerema will perform offshore...
ZEBRA

ZEBRA project produces first recyclable wind turbine blade prototype

The ZEBRA (Zero wastE Blade ReseArch) consortium is marking a new step forward on the industry’s transition to a circular economy with the production of the first prototype of its 100% recyclable wind turbine blade. The 62m blade was made using Arkema’s Elium resin, which is a thermoplastic resin well known for its recyclable...
DeepOcean

DeepOcean Subsea Services awarded EPRD recycling contract by Spirit Energy

The UK operation of ocean services provider DeepOcean, has been awarded a significant contract by Spirit Energy Production UK for removal and disposal services of the operator’s North Sea decommissioning portfolio. DeepOcean will cooperate with Heerema Marine Contractors to deliver the work. The EPRD (engineering, preparations, removal and disposal) contract includes both firm work...

Akastor and IKM Group launch O&M renewables business

Oslo-listed Akastor and Norwegian industrial group IKM have combined forces to create a leading international operations & maintenance (O&M) company for the offshore wind industry. Rahman Khanani has been appointed to head up the new venture. The company, to be named Føn Energy Services, will offer integrated O&M solutions to developers, operators, sub-suppliers and...
LiMain

LiMain: changing the way you think about maintenance

Accelerated by the global pandemic, there is a growing desire among platform operators for new approaches to regular maintenance. Previously, maintenance processes for offshore platform equipment were time-consuming, costly and required many resources. Additionally, platform owners face many obstacles that are difficult to manage, such as availability of personnel, weather conditions and need for...

Kajima Corporation and Van Oord kick-off with three offshore wind projects in Japan

Kajima Corporation and Van Oord have been selected as the preferred Balance of Plant contractors for three offshore wind projects in Japan. Kajima Corporation, founded in 1840 is one of the largest and leading construction companies in Japan. Kajima Corporation has an extensive track record in marine construction work, as well as over 30...

Market leader ready to fill the gap in offshore wind

There is a shortage of specialised heavy lift vessels needed to install the increasing number of larger, next generation wind turbines. This jeopardises the offshore wind farm realisations. The proven, off-the-shelf heavy lift vessel designs from Ulstein can help to close the foundation installation gap. The timely realisation of offshore wind farms that are...
Aqua Helix

Ampelmann mobilises S-type system on the Aqua Helix

Ampelmann and Damen Shipyards Group are ready to enter the final testing phase of their joint project that fully integrates the S-type motion compensated gangway with the newly constructed fast crew change vessel, the Aqua Helix (FCS 7011). Final testing will commence at the end of February and customer trials are expected to begin...
offshore wind partnership

New offshore wind partnership

TÜV SÜD and Tractebel DOC have signed an agreement announcing their intention to collaborate in the field of offshore wind energy. The partnership will focus on joint project implementation and the development of new markets and services towards a carbon-neutral future. With around 25,000 staff in over 50 countries, TÜV SÜD is among the...
wind turbine recycling

Eemshaven the world’s first in wind turbine recycling

What should be done with all those wind turbine blades that will be written off over the coming years? Recycling has hardly seemed an option – until now. At Eemshaven, a seaport in the province of Groningen, the Netherlands, parties concluded a covenant that marks the start of a closed chain for the supply,...
Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul orders unmanned survey vessel for marine and offshore construction

Jan De Nul Group has ordered Maritime Robotic’s hybrid Mariner unmanned surface vehicle as the first step towards unmanned and autonomous offshore survey operations. Named Beluga 01, this vessel will sail under the Luxembourg flag and be deployed for worldwide hydrographical and environmental surveys on marine and offshore construction projects. Jan De Nul is...
SMST

Norside Wind opts for SMST’s gangway solution 

Norside Wind AS has awarded SMST a contract for the delivery of a motion compensated gangway combined with an Access & Cargo Tower for the conversion of former platform supply vessel Farland. The contract is a continuation of their cooperation that was sealed last year with the first contract for supplying a similar set...
Cadeler

Cadeler strengthens order backlog

Cadeler secures important contracts with Vestas and a reservation agreement with an undisclosed client. The agreements ensure optimal utilisation of the Cadeler fleet before and after the crane upgrades in 2024. Offshore wind activity continues to strengthen, and the year has started well for Cadeler thanks to a new contract with Vestas. The contract...
Martin Linge

Martin Linge officially opened today

Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Marte Mjøs Persen, will today, 27 January, officially open the Martin Linge field. With good operational performance since the field came on stream in June and high oil and gas prices, the investments in the field are expected to be recovered in full during 2022. “Martin Linge has been...
Heerema

Heerema wins decommissioning contract for multiple Petrogas platforms

Petrogas E&P Netherlands has awarded Heerema an integrated engineering, preparation, removal, and disposal (EPRD) decommissioning contract for multiple North Sea oil platforms. The work involves removing the Haven, Hoorn, Helm, and Helder platforms from Block Q1 of the Dutch sector in the southern North Sea. The execution of the offshore removals will take place...
cable route survey

Fugro secures cable route survey contract for energy island

Fugro has secured a new contract with Energinet to undertake cable route surveys for the North Sea Energy Island project. The Energy Island will serve as an offshore power plant distributing up to 10GW of offshore wind to Denmark and other neighbouring markets. Fugro will perform a combination of geophysical, geotechnical services and laboratory...
Stillstrom

Maersk Supply Service launches Stillstrom

Maersk Supply Service, a part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, is launching its offshore vessel-charging venture, Stillstrom, to support the decarbonisation of the maritime industry by eliminating idle emissions. Together with Ørsted, Stillstrom will demonstrate the world’s first full-scale offshore charging station for vessels at an offshore wind farm, scheduled for installation later this year. Maersk...
HISEP

Petrobras begins contracting suppliers to develop the patented HISEP technology

Petrobras, the operator of the Libra consortium, started contracting suppliers to execute the design, construction, installation and testing of HISEP, a technology patented by the company that aims to separate and reinject, still on the seabed, gas with high CO2 content produced alongside with the oil. The contracting started after conceptual evaluations and pilot...
offshore wind

Scotland awards seabed rights for massive amounts of offshore wind, most of it floating

The Crown Estate Scotland has announced the results of the ScotWind seabed tender. They auctioned 8,600km² of sea space which could host almost 25GW of offshore wind. Seventeen projects won. With 15GW most of the capacity that will now be developed will be floating offshore wind. The system the Scots have used for awarding...
floating wind power

Shell and ScottishPower win UK bids to develop 5GW of floating wind power

Shell and ScottishPower have secured joint offers for seabed rights to develop large-scale floating wind farms as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind leasing. The partners have won two sites representing a total of 5GW off the east and north-east coast of Scotland. The new wind farms will be delivered through two joint ventures...
oil & gas investments

Global oil & gas investments to hit USD628 billion in 2022

Global oil & gas investments will expand by USD26 billion this year as the industry continues its protracted recovery from the worst of the pandemic and the hurdles imposed by the Omicron variant. An analysis by Rystad Energy projects overall oil & gas investments will rise 4% to USD628 billion this year from USD602...
Viking Neptun

DEME acquires offshore installation vessel Viking Neptun

DEME has entered into an agreement with Norwegian shipping company Eidesvik to acquire the DP3 offshore installation vessel Viking Neptun. Representing a substantial investment, this move highlights DEME’s commitment to its customers, and supports the continued growth of the offshore wind industry. This latest addition to its vessel fleet also confirms DEME’s mission to...
EC-OG

EC-OG supplies Halo intelligent battery system for world-first autonomous offshore power trials in Hawaii

EC-OG has achieved a significant company milestone with the first commercial delivery of its Halo subsea battery storage system. The lithium-ion based device will be part of a world-first autonomous offshore power sea trial in Q1 2022 at the US Navy Wave Energy Test Site, off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu....