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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..

Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul Signs Contract for HV Cable Repairs

TenneT’s mission is to ensure a reliable and uninterrupted supply of electricity in its high-voltage grid and therefore, Jan De Nul Group has been appointed by the leading European electricity transmission system operator to mobilise in the event of high-voltage..

Bonga FPSO

10,000 Safe Personnel Transfers at Shell Bonga FPSO

As from 6 March 6, 2019, the unique Safeway motion compensated offshore access system of the Dutch Van Aalst Group completed over 10,000 safe personnel transfers for Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company (SNEPCo) during a maintenance campaign on board..


World’s First Live Underwater Video Broadcast

Pioneering subsea communications technology from Sonardyne International has been used to stream the first live broadcast to global audiences from an underwater submersible. International news agency Associated Press (AP) used Sonardyne’s BlueComm wireless through-water optical modem technology for the live broadcast..


Petrofac Extends Contract with Survitec

Survitec has secured a three-year contract extension with Petrofac to supply aviation immersion suits and lifejackets for personnel making helicopter transits to offshore oil platforms from Norwich Airport in the UK. Jill Florence, Contract Service Delivery Manager of Survitec, says,..


Another Decom Contract for Sagro

Sagro has signed a contract for the onshore recycling of the Tyra Redevelopment phase 2 structures with Heerema Marine Contractors. The scope of work consists of the cleaning, demolition, recycling and disposal of multiple topsides, bridges, flare towers, and a..

Blue Offshore Group

MeeMaken Takes an Interest in Blue Offshore

MeeMaken is pleased to announce that it has acquired a majority in the Blue Offshore Group. The minority of the company’s shares remain in hands of Blue Offshore’s management. Blue Offshore stated that it is very pleased with this acquisition…


Prior Group and ALL NRG Join Forces

Prior Group and ALL NRG have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to cooperate in offshore wind projects together from March 2019. Prior Group with its core businesses in Consultancy, Technic and Human Capital will start collaborating with ALL NRG,..

Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther Delivers MH-O & Co CTVs

Incat Crowther recently delivered the 39m Multipurpose Crew Transfer Vessels MHO Gurli and MHO Esbjerg. The vessels were built by PT Bintang Timur Samudera in Indonesia and delivered to MH-O & Co to be operated for Ørsted in their Hornsea..

Green Blue Offshore Terminal

Green Blue Offshore Terminal to open their facility at Vlissingen

Green Blue Offshore Terminal an initiative of the Prior Group opens a new terminal in the port of Vlissingen (North Sea Port). The aim is to offer services to organisations active in the realisation of offshore windfarms and to assist..


Motrac Industries Includes Electric Drive Technology in ISO 9001:2015 Recertification

The independent certification body TÜV Nederland has recently awarded Motrac Industries, a subsidiary of Royal Reesink, the ISO 9001:2015 and VCA certificate. The certificate is issued for the quality of the design, assembly and maintenance of hydraulic and electrical installations,..

Moray East

DEME Offshore Announces Moray East Tier One Suppliers

DEME Offshore, formerly GeoSea, has announced the selection of Tier One suppliers for its Moray East offshore windfarm foundation contract, many of which are based in the UK. The 950MW windfarm is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm East (MOWEL) which..

Seabed concrete mattress recovery decommissioning opportunity opens

Seabed Concrete Mattress Recovery Decommissioning Opportunity

Scottish supply chain companies are being asked to propose solutions for the recovery of concrete mattresses from the seabed as part of the offshore oil and gas decommissioning programme jointly developed by private sector economic development company Opportunity North East..


Drone Inspection Partnership SABCA and DEME Offshore

SABCA and DEME Offshore have entered into a partnership for the development and deployment of Unmanned Vehicles to perform surveillance and inspection works in the offshore industry. Complementing each other’s core experience and know-how, both companies are convinced that these..

Subsea 7

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore UK

Subsea today announced the award of a substantial contract by BP Exploration for the provision of subsea construction, inspection, repair and maintenance services covering BP’s North Sea region portfolio of assets West of Shetland and Northern North Sea. Under the..

Schelde Exotech

Schelde Exotech and Verolme Special Equipment Join Forces

With the acquisition of all shares in Exotech Beheer, Schelde Exotech (Vlissingen, the Netherlands) becomes a 100% subsidiary of Pressure Thermal Dynamics (PTD), the holding of Verolme Special Equipment (Moerdijk, the Netherlands) and Logan Industries (Hempstead, Texas, USA). Both Exotech..

DEME Offshore

DEME Offshore, a Comprehensive Offering

Over the past decade the activities of GeoSea, Tideway, A2Sea and EverSea have experienced strong growth in a fast-evolving offshore energy market. Today, 20 February, the companies will be taking a new step in their ambition to provide the most..


Large-Scale Conversion Project on Molikpaq

Liebherr’s maritime customer service is carrying out an extraordinary modernisation project on Sakhalin Energy’s Molikpaq offshore platform off the Russian island of Sakhalin. Two ram luffing offshore cranes, type RL 1500 are going to be completely renewed. An existing crane, type BOS 1900 will..

2H Offshore

2H Offshore Launches Joint Industry Project

2H Offshore, a riser and conductor specialist in subsea services group Acteon, is pleased to announce the launch of the TRACS (tensioned riser assessment for continued service) joint industry project (JIP). In the project, 2H Offshore will work with operators..

Maersk Supply Service

Maersk Supply Service Completes Fleet Renewal

Maersk Maker, the final vessel of Maersk Supply Service’s Starfish AHTS newbuilding series, was delivered yesterday from Kleven Yard. The vessel’s arrival completes Maersk Supply Service’s Fleet Renewal Programme, with ten new-build vessels delivered and 23 vessels divested over the..


Ampelmann Expands its Reach in the Russian Market

Dutch offshore service provider Ampelmann has opened a new office in Sakhalin, Russia, in a move to expand its presence in the local market. The office will be manned by a full-time team of two Operations Engineers, Cyril Kooijmans and..


WindEurope: 18% Growth European Offshore Wind

Europe installed 2.6GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018, according to statistics released today by WindEurope. That’s an 18% increase in Europe’s offshore wind capacity. Fifteen new offshore windfarms came on line. The UK and Germany accounted for..


Petrobras Starts Production of P-67 Platform in Lula Field

Petrobras reports it started today, with its partners of the BM-S-11 Consortium, the production of oil and natural gas through P-67 platform, in the Lula Norte area, in the pre-salt of Santos Basin. With capacity to process up to 150..