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Zero-Emission Offshore Operations

Ulstein’s vision is to create tomorrow’s solutions for sustainable marine operations. Recently, DNV GL identified the five most promising alternative fuels for shipping, with hydrogen as the ultimate zero-emission solution. Ulstein’s first hydrogen powered ship design is now market-ready, offering..

Europort Attracts International Visitors in Record Numbers

Special ship markets in recovery and real progress on maritime digitalisation brought a feelgood finale to Europort 2019. The biennial conference and exhibition attracted 26,076 visitors for an energetic week of events at Rotterdam Ahoy in the first week of November…

Jan De Nul Is Aiming for 100% Renewable Fuel

Jan De Nul Group carries out dredging work in the Benelux with 100% renewable fuel. With this, the company is further committing itself to immediately and considerably reducing its CO₂ emissions. Trailing suction hopper dredger Alexander von Humboldt will from..

First Subsea

First Subsea secures Floating Offshore Wind Dynamic Bend Stiffener Connectors for Kincardine Project

First Subsea has secured a second contract with Spanish developer and construction company, Cobra Group, to provide Dynamic Bend Stiffener Connectors for the Kincardine Floating Offshore Windfarm. Following the initial supply to the pilot turbine last year, a further eleven..

Sparrows

API Q2 Certification to Support Drilling Work in APAC for Sparrows

Sparrows Group’s Singapore operation has achieved the world’s most advanced quality assurance certification for drilling service providers – the American Petroleum Institute (API) Specification Q2. The firm successfully demonstrated its quality management system met the strict criteria set out by..

Heerema

Heerema’s Crane Vessels to Switch to Wind Energy

Heerema Marine Contractors will provide its crane vessels with clean energy. By switching off the diesel generators, total emissions will be reduced by the equivalent of the annual emissions of approximately 5,000 diesel cars. Eneco will supply power from the..

Hywind Tampen

Equinor Awarding Hywind Tampen Contracts

On behalf of the Gullfaks and Snorre partners, Equinor today signed contracts totalling around EUR 322 million for the Hywind Tampen wind farm development. The contracts have been awarded to Kværner, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, JDR Cable System and Subsea..

Damen

Damen Delivers Third Fast Crew Supplier 2710 to High Speed Transfers

The delivery of the third Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 bought by Swansea, UK-based High Speed Transfers has taken place at Damen Shipyards Antalya. Named HST Harri, she joins the HST Hudson, delivered in May 2018, and the HST Sofia,..

Van Oord

First Borssele III & IV Monopile in Place

After two years of preparation, the first monopile has been installed for the Borssele III & IV offshore windfarm by Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus. In the coming months, Van Oord will place a total of 77 monopiles for..

Boskalis

Boskalis Awarded Taiwan Offshore Windfarm Project and Announces New Crane Vesselft 2

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) together with Taiwanese partner Hwa Chi Construction have been awarded the foundation scope for the Taiwanese Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm (CFXD OWF) project owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The project includes the transportation..

TerraSond Completes First Geophysical Survey for Mayflower Wind

TerraSond, an Acteon company, has completed a high-resolution geophysical survey for Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies US and EDPR Offshore North America. The two-month campaign, which began in July 2019, surveyed an area, 20 miles south of..

Latest Damen Patrol Vessels Have Arrived in Nigeria

The latest additions to the modern and diverse fleet operated by Homeland Integrated Offshore Services (Homeland IOS) have arrived safely in Nigeria and are now being prepared for their first assignments. The addition of these vessels brings improved capability to..

Dogger Bank Wind Farms Welcomes Voltaire To Project

The world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank Wind Farms, is delighted to welcome Jan De Nul’s Voltaire to the project. The Jan De Nul-owned Voltaire, a new offshore jack-up installation vessel, with a lifting capacity of over 3,000 tonnes..

GTMaritime Protects Onboard Cyber Security in Record Numbers

GTMaritime has seen exceptional growth in the use of its secure, maritime optimised email software and other cyber-security solutions as vessel owners and operators step up a gear to harden onboard networks and protect their ships from digital threats. Many..

Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm and CSBC DEME Wind Engineering Join Forces

The Hai Long Offshore Wind (OFW) Project has signed Taiwan’s first large-scale Balance of Plant (BOP) Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) with local company CSBC DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE), marking another significant milestone in realising the localisation of Taiwan’s offshore wind..

Grand Block Ceremony for Nexans Aurora

Nexans has hosted the grand block ceremony for their new cable installation vessel, Nexans Aurora. The vessel will be completed at Ulstein Verft in Norway. The grand blocks for the hull are currently being assembled at CRIST, Poland, and representatives..

Seagreen Announces MHI Vestas as Preferred Supplier for Turbines

MHI Vestas has entered into a preferred supplier agreement with Seagreen Wind Energy Limited to supply and service up to 114 wind turbines for Scotland’s newest and largest offshore wind farm. SSE Renewables is building Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, off..

Spliethoff Orders TWO DP2 B-Types

Spliethoff has recently signed a contract with Mawei Shipyard for the newbuild of two DP2- B-type vessels. The versatile characteristics of Spliethoff’s new B-Type make this vessel unique in the market. This state-of-the-art ship combines the intake of a multi-purpose vessel..

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2019 Was a Success

Offshore Energy 2019 lived up to its central theme: Home of Energy Transition. The three-day event allowed exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to discuss collaboration, to showcase the necessary innovations, and to learn from each other. Offshore Energy Exhibition &..

Tata Steel Wins Line Pipe Contract for North Sea Field

Tata Steel has secured a multi-million-euro contract to provide high frequency induction (HFI) line pipe for a gas condensate field in the Central North Sea. Under the scope of work, Tata Steel has been commissioned to provide more than 55km..

Allseas Awarded Gyda Platform Removal Job

Repsol Norge AS has awarded Allseas an EPRD contract for the removal, transfer, load-in to shore and disposal of its Gyda platform in the Norwegian North Sea. The contract covers both the 18,000t topsides and 11,200t jackets, and includes an..

Ashtead Technology Completes Subsea Installation Monitoring

Global subsea equipment solutions specialist, Ashtead Technology, has successfully completed a subsea installation monitoring project for Ocean Installer AS in Equinor’s Askeladd and Johan Castberg fields. The contract saw Ashtead Technology provide its integrated Deflection Monitoring System (DMS) services and equipment to support the..

Two Atlantic Offshore Supply Vessels Given Hybrid Battery Upgrades

The technology group Wärtsilä will engineer, supply, and install complete battery hybrid packages to two offshore supply vessels owned by the Norway-based operator Atlantic Offshore. The upgrading project will be carried out at the Fitjar shipyard in Norway. By converting..

Neptune Energy Acquires North Sea Assets from Energean

Neptune Energy has entered into a conditional Sale and Purchase Agreement with Energean Oil and Gas to acquire Edison E&P’s UK and Norwegian producing, development and exploration assets for an initial cash consideration of $250 million. The purchase is contingent..

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Onshore and Offshore Efficiency

Leading global enterprises that own and operate large mobile assets such as floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) operators, drilling contractors and other vessel owners in the oil and gas industry can increase profitability by improving efficiency, taking control of..