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Huisman develops new jacking system

Huisman has reached an important milestone in the development of a new jacking system, tailored for the growing offshore renewables energy market. The company successfully completed a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for the first Huisman Jacking Gearbox, which will be part of the jacking system. The jacking system, available in a range of models,...
Renewables

European renewables targets at risk

Wind turbine orders in Q3 2022 fell by 36% compared with Q3 2021. Europe urgently needs to solve permitting and strengthen its wind energy supply chain. Inflationary cost pressures, slow permitting and uncertainty around the EU’s emergency electricity market interventions are stalling orders for new wind turbines. WindEurope tracked orders for new wind turbines...
Ocergy

Ocergy selected for Salamander pre-FEED

The Salamander floating offshore wind project, a joint venture between Simply Blue Group, Ørsted and Subsea7, has awarded the pre-FEED foundation design to Ocergy for its OCG-Wind foundation technology. Last year, Salamander signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ocergy to evaluate its foundation design for the development in northeast Scotland. The project will...
Seaqualize

DEME Offshore contracts Seaqualize for first US offshore wind feeder barge operations

Dutch heave compensation specialist Seaqualize has signed its first contract for their newly developed offshore lifting device, the Heave Chief 1100. DEME Offshore US will deploy the HC1100 on the first commercial scale wind farm installation project in the USA, Vineyard Wind, to transfer delicate wind turbine components to and from heaving supply vessels....
TMC

TMC and Allseas achieve historic milestone

TMC the metals company, an explorer of the world’s largest estimated undeveloped source of critical battery metals, today announced that it has successfully collected an initial batch of seafloor polymetallic nodules and transported them up a 4km long riser system to the surface, in what represents the first integrated system test conducted in the...

The Future of Offshore Energy

The world is facing a global energy crisis and increased prices for energy. Governments and companies are investing more and more in renewables, energy efficiency and clean technologies. The urge to switch to renewable energy is greater than ever, and concrete actions must be made now in order to accelerate the energy transition. Everything...
US offshore wind

60% growth in US offshore wind long-term targets in Q3

Landmark federal policy, record investments, and new state-level actions drove the US offshore wind industry forward in the third quarter of 2022, with coastal states increasing their long-term targets by 58%, a new record for quarterly growth. The Business Network for Offshore Wind, recently released its inaugural US Offshore Wind Quarterly Market Report, which...
GROW

GROW enters next phase

GROW, a consortium of leading offshore wind industry and research partners, started as a six-years innovation programme. Yesterday, 12 October, GROW partners signed a renewed programme agreement and will continue their innovation activities to 2030. They keep working together to reduce offshore wind costs and increase the value of wind energy in the energy...
TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies EP Nederland and AF Offshore Decom sign major contract

TotalEnergies and AF Offshore Decom have signed a contract for the engineering, preparation, removal, transportation, dismantling and recycling (EPRD) of ten production platforms from the L7 field in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The total weight of these installations is around 17.000t, and the objective is to recycle up to 98% of...
ABL Group

ABL Group appointed on Belbazem Project in UAE

ABL Group has been appointed as marine warranty surveyor to review and approve critical marine and offshore operations on the Belbazem Project, offshore UAE. “The Belbazem Block development is a prestigious project and we consider it a privilege to be appointed as the marine warranty surveyors”, says Paul Miles, ABL Group’s Head of Energy...
Heerema

Heerema breaks lifting record with Tyra TEG module

Recently, Heerema Marine Contractors safely installed TotalEnergies’ biggest Tyra II topside on the last remaining bare jacket at the Tyra field. The lift of the 17,000t heavy process module broke a world record as the heaviest crane lift ever undertaken at sea. Nothing was left to chance when the two crane drivers, with the...
Barge Master

Barge Master receives USD 7.4 million for a more efficient installation of offshore wind farms

Barge Master successfully develops motion-compensating solutions for the offshore industry. By means of machines developed in Rotterdam, it is still possible to work accurately and safely on the open sea with significant wave motions. Due to their recent innovation on their existing technology, the solution now also offers great added value for the construction...
Brady

Less risk, more efficiency with reliable platform identification

Ship and platform maintenance interventions can be made safer and more efficient with reliable safety identification solutions. Brady Corporation offers IMO-compliant solutions that survive marine conditions. Discover offshore identification solutions and download the free guidebook! Protect crews Moving parts, residual energies, premature machine energisation, slips and falls: maintenance interventions can be extremely risky if...

NOGAT and Noordgastransport first to receive Certificate of Fitness for transporting green hydrogen at sea

Noordgastransport (NGT) and NOGAT are the first pipeline owners who have received the Certificate of Fitness for the transport of green hydrogen through their existing pipelines in the North Sea. The certificate was issued by Bureau Veritas Inspection & Certification, that conducted the survey, in accordance with NEN3656. Ron Hagen, Director of NGT, says,...
SMST

SMST gangway fleet for every offshore wind park

SMST continues to expand its gangway rental fleet. Not only the number of Telescopic Access Bridges (TAB) is being enlarged, but also the possibilities of the modular gangway system have again been expanded. A few clients have already satisfactorily experienced our latest development; the addition of a height adjustment system that enables safe and...
NHV

NHV completes the first sustainable aviation flight

NHV is the first helicopter operator to carry out, in collaboration with TotalEnergies, a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flight in the offshore wind industry. This project marks the beginning of a long-term collaboration between the two companies to support their commitment to the energy transition. The first helicopter flight using sustainable aviation fuel took...
Wind Energy Hamburg

Wind Energy Hamburg: an international wind power hub full of innovations

WindEnergy Hamburg 2022 is over, and all participants enjoyed being able to meet face-to-face again with their business partners and colleagues from the wind energy sector. No wonder the mood at the exhibition stands during the speeches and at the supporting events was so positive and happy. Over the four days, about 30,000 visitors...
Coretrax

Coretrax partners with DVK Energy

Coretrax has further enhanced its commitment to the European market through a new distribution partnership with Germany’s DVK Energy, a downhole tool sale, rental, and maintenance specialist. DVK Energy delivers technologies and 24/7 support services from its industry-leading facilities in Celle, a vital oil and gas hub with direct access to key transport routes,...
Bourbon

BOURBON continues its development in offshore wind energy

After more than ten years of installation of the main floating wind farm prototypes in Europe, BOURBON announces the setup of a new division dedicated to offshore wind. This division will support the group’s ambition to become a major player in the entire value chain: pre-studies, transport and installation services, field maintenance, floaters repair...
Seven Arctic

New energy system prepares Seven Arctic for the future

Subsea7 is pleased to announce that their heavy construction/flex-lay vessel Seven Arctic is to be equipped with a new energy-saving system. The new energy-saving and storage system will hybridise the vessel which currently has a total installed power of 27MW and DP3 classification and is suitable for worldwide operations in water depths up to...

ZF Wind Power invests in 30MW test rig

The wind market is continuously evolving and ZF Wind Power meets this rapidly growing demand by strengthening its position as a strategic partner. With targeted investments, presented at Wind Energy Hamburg, the company reinforces the commitment to their partners while empowering a sustainable future together with them. As a leading innovator, ZF Wind Power...
Huisman

Huisman awarded contract by Heerema for Motion Compensated Pile Gripper

Huisman has been awarded a contract by Heerema Marine Contractors for the delivery of a state-of-the-art Motion Compensated Pile Gripper. This will be the third Motion Compensated Pile Gripper to be built by Huisman. This technology plays a significant part in enabling the energy transition, making possible the construction of tomorrow’s offshore wind farms....
KenzFigee

KenzFigee and LiftWerkx sign contract for three up-tower cranes

KenzFigee has signed a contract with LiftWerx for delivery of three up-tower cranes at the WindEnergy Conference & Exhibition in Hamburg. The order consists of three up-tower cranes, comprising of a TeleHook, a Heli-Hook and a GenHook crane, able to perform generator and gearbox exchanges on a wide range of wind turbines, both offshore and...
GustoMSC

A seahorse to improve offshore wind turbine blade installation

GustoMSC and NOV Lifting & Handling have developed the Sjøhest, Norwegian for seahorse, to improve offshore wind turbine blade installation efficiency. Blades are highly susceptible to wind loads, so they currently take the most time to install. Like the seahorse’s unique and strong grasping tail enables it to resist ocean currents, the Sjøhest  Wind...
Strategic Marine

Strategic Marine delivers first of two Fast Crew Boats to Blue Petra

Strategic Marine has delivered a new 40m Fast Crew Boat (FCB) to Malaysia-based Blue Petra, a fully-owned subsidiary of Great Ocean. The vessel was delivered on 19 September 2022. Great Ocean is a licensed Petronas contractor and a preferred supplier to the Malaysian oil and gas industry. Blue Petra focuses on providing FCBs to...