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Boskalis Wins Export Cable Installation Contract for Ostwind 2

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has been awarded a sizable export cable installation contract for the Ostwind 2 offshore grid connection. The contract was awarded by 50Hertz and carries a value for Boskalis in excess of EUR 250 million making this..


Xodus Strengthens Decom Division

International energy consultancy Xodus Group has strengthened its decommissioning team with the appointment of Gareth Jones as Decom Lead. The appointment follows a successful year for Xodus’ decommissioning division which has secured several new clients and won EUR 2.3 million of..

Jack Up Barge

Jack Up Barge Supports German Offshore Wind Grid Connections

Jack Up Barge’s self-elevating unit JB-117 has completed a crane- and accommodation support contract for General Electric at the DolWin3 offshore power grid connection. The 75.9m long vessel was then immediately deployed for continuing operations at the nearby BorWin3 offshore..

DEME’s giant, next generation installation vessel ‘Orion’ launched in China

DEME’s Next Generation Installation Vessel Launched in China

In a spectacular ceremony DEME’s next generation new offshore installation vessel Orion was successfully launched at the COSCO Qidong shipyard in China on 21 November. Orion will feature an unrivalled combination of exceptionally high transport and load capacity, impressive lifting..


FaunaGuard Available for the Rest of the World

Van Oord and Ace Aquatec have formed a strategic partnership whereby the FaunaGuard will be made available to all marine contractors and other interested parties. The FaunaGuard is an innovative acoustic device to protect marine fauna near marine construction activities…


Fugro Delivers Actionable Intelligence to Construction Projects

Fugro’s global launch of Gaia Insight, introduces a fundamental new route to de-risking major construction works and shortening project cycles. The first of a suite of Gaia products, the innovative online platform delivers geotechnical, geological and structural insights. It integrates..


BiSN Continues to Drive Innovation

BiSN, a global leader in innovative metal-to-metal downhole sealing solutions, is celebrating multiple ground-breaking firsts for the business. Working with various new clients, BiSN has expanded its marketplace, deploying tools in three new regional locations, including the Denver-Julesburg basin in..


JFD Successfully Completes Hyperbaric Mating Trials

JFD has successfully completed mating trails with their Lloyd’s classed portable Hyperbaric Rescue Facility (HRF) with Boskalis DSV BOKA Atlantis. The mating trials with the HRF and two Self-propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboats (SPHLs) were completed, as planned, in a period of eleven..


N-Sea Expands Service Capability in the Middle East

N-Sea has expanded service capabilities in the Middle East, reinforcing its commitment to the region. With a proven track record in the North Sea, the TUP Diving System has recently arrived in the Middle East for refurbishment and work in the..

Baltic Seabed Survey Contract Marking First for iSurvey

iSurvey has successfully completed a 30-day geophysical seabed survey for Allseas. As part of the forthcoming Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, the contract marked a first for the company. Taking on a vessel charter, the team had full contract responsibility for..


Danos Awarded Shell Contract

Shell Exploration and Production Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, has awarded a contract to Danos for the coatings maintenance campaign for the Ursa tension leg platform (TLP). The project will employ 45 personnel and is expected to last..

Jack Up Barge

Jack Up Barge Supports World’s First Combined Grid Solution

Jack Up Barge (JUB) has successfully completed a support and supply contract for the hook-up and commissioning of two offshore platforms at the Danish Kriegers Flak offshore windfarm. For this project JUB mobilised its 55.5m long self-elevating jack-up vessel JB-115,..


Reggiana Riduttori Launches New W-Series

Reggiana Riduttori (RR), an established Italian manufacturer of planetary reduction gears, has launched its new W-Series. The W-Series planetary winch drives are an innovative solution for the maritime and offshore industry. Thanks to their compactness and flexibility, they are a..


Embrace Proven Technology & Stay Ahead of the Game

IFS enables its customers on their digital journey. An example is the development of the IFS IoT Business Connector. It connects your business – your operation assets – to your maintenance system and it enables you to act on what..


InterMoor Acquires BEL Grapnel & Chaser Designs

InterMoor, a leading provider of mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations in subsea services group Acteon, announces the acquisition of all intellectual property of the BEL Grapnel & Chaser (BEL) company, including drawings, designs, and cast patterns for its..

Ocean Energy

New FORESEA Publication Confirms Ocean Energy’s Potential

The publication ‘Ocean Energy and the Regions: a partnership for growth’ was released today, 30 October at Ocean Energy Europe 2018 by the FORESEA project. It confirms the establishment of clusters of ocean energy and supply chain companies around a..

Atlas Professionals

Atlas Professionals Wins Recruitment Contract with Siemens Gamesa

International recruitment company Atlas Professionals has been named provider of permanent technical personnel for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) in the Netherlands, supplier of wind power solutions. Atlas Professionals has won a two-year contract to provide a range of skilled..

Deutsche Bucht

New Milestone for Deutsche Bucht Substation

Smulders, acting for and on behalf of the JV Iemants-Eiffage, has reached the next step in the realisation of the substation for the Deutsche Bucht offshore windfarm. Ten months after starting the final assembly in January 2018 at the yard..

Johan Castberg

Oil Discovery North of the Johan Castberg Field

Equinor, operator of production licence 532, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7220/5-3. The well proved oil. The well was drilled about 8km north of the 7220/8-1 discovery well on the Johan Castberg oil field, and 225km northwest of Hammerfest…


Completed in Record Time: Offshore Windfarm Arkona

The Arkona offshore windfarm is fully built. The joint project between E.ON and the Norwegian energy company Equinor completed the installation of the wind turbines in record time and is largely finished. According to E.ON, the 60th and last turbine..


SceneScan, the First Targetless Laser Sensor for Offshore Windfarms

SceneScan Monopole is the first laser sensor developed for offshore windfarms which eliminates the need for fixed reflective targets to be installed. This ground-breaking technology is designed to increase safety on board service operation vessels (SOVs), where vessel positioning sensors..

Borssele 1 & 2

Sif, EEW, and Bladt Industries Suppliers Ørsted’s Borssele 1 & 2

Ørsted has chosen to contract Sif, EEW, and Bladt Industries as the suppliers for the monopiles and transition pieces for offshore windfarm Borssele 1 & 2.  Sif and EEW SPC will both deliver half of the 94 monopile foundations for..


Walk to Work vessel Kasteelborg Christened

On the Nieuwediepkade in the port of Den Helder, the second Walk to Work (W2W) vessel in the fleet of Wagenborg Offshore was unveiled on Thursday 25 October 2018. The Walk to Work Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel Kasteelborg was..


Jan De Nul Names Offshore Installation Vessel Taillevent

In the Belgian port of Ostend, Jan De Nul Group named today its newest offshore installation vessel Taillevent. Miss Pauline Stassijns, granddaughter of Director Dirk De Nul, baptised the vessel and wished her success and a safe journey. The De Nul..

BOW Terminal Definitively Takes Position in Eemshaven

BOW Terminal Definitively Takes Position in Eemshaven

By signing the purchase agreement for a total of 22ha of land in Eemshaven the Flushing based company BOW Terminal has definitively decided to expand their future offshore wind activities with a new logistics hub in the Eemshaven, based in..

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