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Hornsea 2 Contract for Boskalis

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has been awarded the offshore export cable installation contract for the Hornsea 2 offshore windfarm. The contract with a value greater than EUR 100 million was awarded by Ørsted Wind Power and consists of three export..


MacGregor Introduces First Offshore Fibre-Rope Crane

MacGregor has completed the construction of FibreTrac, the first fibre-rope offshore crane to enter the market. The crane’s full potential is being validated and its capabilities have recently been demonstrated at an event in Kristiansand, Norway. “The project to build,..


Trelleborg to Showcase High Integrity Sealing Solutions

Visitors to the OTC show will be able to view groundbreaking oil & gas technologies developed by Trelleborg’s highly-skilled specialist engineers for the oil & gas industry. Eric Bucci, Global Technical Manager, Oil & Gas for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says:..


Next Generation Offshore Iron Roughneck

Recognising the demand for improved efficiency, reduced downtime, and lowered maintenance costs, Atlantica Tender Drilling has partnered with Drillform Technical Services to replace their current make-up and break-out system. Drillform’s Bulldog 130 Automated Floor Wrench (BD130) will be installed on..


TDHI Displays Advanced Oil in Water Technology

At this year’s OTC, Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments (TDHI) will exhibit its industry leading, flexible product line of oil in water monitors, analysers and accessories. TDHI will display the newly updated TD-550 and TD-560 Oil in Water Analysers, the TD-107..


UKCS Contract Renewals Sparrows Group

Sparrows Group has reinforced its leading position in the North Sea following contract renewals worth an estimated EUR35 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2019. The renewed agreements with two long standing major operators in the UK Continental Shelf..

DEME Offshore

DEME Offshore signs contract to study floating offshore wind substructures

DEME Offshore has signed an agreement with Equinor to undertake a study examining potential floating concrete substructures for the planned Hywind Tampen windfarm project in the North Sea off Norway’s coast. With DEME Offshore’s market expertise and vast track record..


OTC’s Golden Anniversary

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. This year, the conference is celebrating its Golden Anniversary, attracting more attendees and exhibiting companies from around the globe than ever before. These energy professionals..

Den Helder Airport

German Offshore Wind Contracts Den Helder Airport

Den Helder Airport (DHA) will facilitate helicopter flights for the maintenance of the Deutsche Bucht offshore windfarm for MHI Vestas in the coming years. At the same time, offshore windfarm constructor Van Oord has finalised a call-off contract for the..

turbine blade

World’s First Wind Turbine Blade Beyond 100m!

LM Windpower recently produced the world’s largest wind turbine blade. It is the first blade to surpass 100m in length. The 107m blade has completed the molding process at our factory in Cherbourg, France. The LM 107.0 P will now proceed..

New Petrobras 5 Year Contract for OOS Tiradentes

  OOS International and CIMC Raffles are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a 5-year contract for the flotel OOS Tiradentes by Petrobras. The new contract will start Q3/Q4 of 2019. OOS Tiradentes, named after a national Brazilian..

innovation challenge

Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge Kicks Off with Call for Technical Challenges

In May the second edition of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge (OWIC) will kick off. The goal of this challenge is to accelerate applied innovations in the offshore wind industry. Offshore Wind Innovators is searching looking for companies that are..


Huisman Leg Encircling Crane for Jan De Nul’s Voltaire

Huisman has been awarded a contract for the design, engineering, construction and delivery of the main crane on Jan De Nul’s newest offshore wind turbine installation vessel ‘Voltaire’. The crane will be unique in its size, capacity and novel features..


Oceaneering Launches Global Engineering Consultancy Business

Oceaneering International has launched a new global Engineering Consultancy, aimed at delivering specialist technical engineering solutions that complement its existing Asset Integrity business. The new consultancy will increase global demand for specialist technical services across the energy industry, and its focus..

offshore access

Autonomous Docking of Offshore Access Systems

Laser systems, cameras and motion reference units: Bosch Rexroth is developing and testing new features that will make future offshore access systems and other applications safer and more efficient. Cameras and sensors mounted on various places at an offshore gangway..


Innovo and Petroconst Complete Successful Crane Project

Innovo has successfully completed an EPCC contract for Romanian oil & gas operator OMV Petrom. Innovo partnered up with Romanian firm Petroconst to install a new platform crane, and decommission a further two cranes in the Black Sea’s Istria block…

Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul Orders Revolutionary Vessel Voltaire

Jan De Nul Group orders the Voltaire, its third Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel, at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in China. With an unrivalled crane capacity of over 3,000t, this jack-up vessel will be able to support the renewable energy industry..


Substation Milestone Deutsche Bucht

Van Oord has completed the installation of the offshore substation at the 269MW Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht offshore windfarm in Germany`s Exclusive Economic Zone. The supersize substation with a 2,700t topside is the centrepiece of the windfarm. It houses all..


New North Sea Safety Contracts Dräger

Dräger Marine & Offshore will supply equipment which detects and protects workers from hazardous gases to 23 platforms across the North Sea, under three new contracts worth more than EUR 1,100,000. The deals involve provision of portable gas detection equipment..

Visser & Smit Hanab

Visser & Smit Hanab Awarded East Anglia One Contract

High Voltage offshore wind specialists Visser & Smit Hanab (V&SH) have been awarded the contract to perform all array cable terminations and testing work at East Anglia One Wind Farm. The scope of the work entails the 66kV array cable..

cable installation

Jan De Nul Successfully Completes Cable Installation

Jan De Nul Group has successfully completed the cable installation scope for the Phase II Full Field Development of the NASR offshore oil field. Jan De Nul Group was subcontracted by Hyundai Heavy Industries for the cable loading, transport, laying..

VOS Start

New Contract VOS Start with Total E&P Nederland

Vroon’s subsea-support walk-to-work unit, VOS Start, has been chosen by Total E&P Nederland (TEPNL) to deliver offshore logistics support to a planned maintenance campaign on Total’s offshore assets in the Dutch sector of the Southern North Sea. Fitted with a..


Vattenfall Chooses Port of IJmuiden as Maintenance Hub

Vattenfall has chosen the Port of IJmuiden as its home base for operational and maintenance activities related to the Hollandse Kust 1&2 windfarm. Once the windfarm is completed and commissioned (by 2023), all maintenance and management tasks required to keep..


The Rebirth of the Compact Ocean Going AHT

In the history of ocean towage, several vessels stand out. Among them the anchor-handling towage vessels Tempest and Typhoon, which were delivered by Van der Giessen-de Noord to Wijsmuller Offshore & Towage in 1976. Built to an in-house design by..

WindEurope Bilbao

See You in Bilbao!

The annual on and offshore WindEurope Conference & Exhibition will be taking place in Bilbao, Spain, this year. Prospects for wind in Spain are looking bright again, with national plans to build more than 4 GW of onshore wind by..