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Autonomous Offshore Robot

A robot could soon be working autonomously alongside humans on a North Sea platform as part of a world-first project from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), Total E&P (Total) and taurob, in partnership with Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU..

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Early Delivery of Acta Auriga

Acta Marine’s newbuild Walk to Work vessel Acta Auriga, was delivered from Ulstein Verft on 28 March 2018, three days before schedule. High quality and delivery precision were crucial when Acta Marine placed the order at Ulstein Verft. Already during the..

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Mega Turbines Unloaded on Wheels

On 23 March the largest and heaviest wind turbine of Siemens was unloaded in the Port of Ostend by roll-on-roll-off on a specially designed pontoon. After the first parts of the Rentel Windfarm arrived at the Rebo terminal in the Port..

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Icemann Awarded OTC Award

Ampelmann has been commended for its innovative N-type Icemann gangway with an OTC Spotlight on New Technology award. The N-type, nicknamed Icemann, is designed to safely and efficiently transfer crew in extreme icing and temperatures as low as -28C. The fully..

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Vattenfall Wins Hollandse Kust Zuid

Vattenfall is awarded the permit for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore windfarm. In December, Vattenfall submitted a bid for this first non-subsidised windfarm in the Netherlands. Vattenfall plans to continue developing the wind farm of 700MW which could produce renewable..

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Lamprell and GustoMSC Develop LJ43

Lamprell is pleased to announce its exclusive collaboration with GustoMSC to develop the Lamprell Jackup-43 (LJ43) jack-up rig design, creating an advanced drilling rig with the highest level of safe, efficient and reliable drilling capabilities.  The rig utilises GustoMSC’s leg..

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Mammoet Installs Near Shore Turbines

Mammoet has successfully completed the installation of four 7MW wind turbines at the Nissum Bredning near shore windfarm in Denmark. Conventional offshore wind power projects are generally installed using specialist installation vessels in waters up to 30m deep. Located in..

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Jumbo Appoints Huisman for Offshore Mast Cranes

Jumbo recently made a formal investment decision to appoint Huisman Equipment for the provision of the design and construction of two offshore mast cranes for their new DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV) to be delivered in the first quarter..

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Joint Skills SeaZip and Deep

From mid-April 2018, SeaZip Offshore Service and Deep Hydrography & Geophysics will jointly operate a DP1 Ice Class Survey and ROV vessel. This means that hydrographic and maritime expert knowledge will be combined in a robust vessel, which can be..

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Statoil to Change Name to Equinor

The board of directors of Statoil proposes to change the name of the company to Equinor. The name change supports the company’s strategy and development as a broad energy company. The name Equinor is formed by combining ‘equi’, the starting point..

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Transfluid Lands in Japan

At the Japan International Boat Show 2018, recently held in Yokohama from 8 March to 11 March, Yanmar Marine displayed their new diesel engine assembled with Transfluid’s hybrid system. This is the final act after two years of tests and..

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AgileTek Expands Range of Services

Subsea engineering analysis consultancy, AgileTek, has announced the launch of AgileDat, a new business division focused on using data to make decisions in the energy sector. Revealed  at Oceanology International in London, AgileDat has been developed to service the renewables..

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SMST Knuckle Boom Crane for Connor Bordelon

With the installation of the SMST 60t knuckle boom crane with active heave compensation on board the Connor Bordelon, Bordelon Marine has completed its third Ultra-light Intervention Vessel (ULIV). With the addition of this former Platform Supply Vessel to the..

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Wave Energy Project Awarded EUR 2.8 million

An innovative project in Scotland to develop a system that converts wave movement into electricity has been awarded EUR 2.8 million by Wave Energy Scotland (WES). The magnetic gear project is led by Banchory-based Ecosse Subsea Systems in collaboration with Bathwick..

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Arkona Offshore Transformer Completed

All bags for the move from the French Atlantic coast to the German Baltic Sea are packed: the STX France shipyard has now completed the transformer station of the offshore windfarm Arkona in time. The project partners E.ON, Statoil and..

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Oceaneering Awarded Largest Offshore Wind ROV Contract

Oceaneering announced today that it secured a three-year frame agreement with Van Oord Offshore Wind, an international dredging, marine engineering and offshore contractor. The new agreement relates to Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and trenching support services. As part of this agreement, Oceaneering has..

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Monopile Sea-Fastening Solution

Conbit has designed a new piece of equipment for optimising monopile installation. To avoid the huge amount of sea-fastening scrap remaining after each monopile installation project, the Conbit engineers came up with a solution: ‘Vickas’. To reach the EU’s energy production objectives..

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DSM Commences Offshore Trinidad Project

Deep Sea Mooring (DSM), a Vryhof Anchors company, has commenced operations in providing mooring equipment, design and marine supervisory services to Maersk Drilling in Trinidad. The news follows the recent awarding of a contract to Maersk Drilling by Shell for..

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Subsea Cables On-Bottom Stability JIP

Wood has led a joint industry project (JIP) to improve knowledge and understanding of submarine cables behaviour on the marine environment and rocky seabed. The Cable On-bottom Stability JIP (Cability), which gathered key industry players including EDF Energies Nouvelles, RTE,..

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Emerson Completes Glen Lyon Project

Emerson has completed its multi-year, EUR 73 million automation project for BP’s Glen Lyon floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel west of Shetland and is now providing ongoing operational support services to help BP achieve its goal of producing 200,000..

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Interspill – Platform for Oil Spill Industry

Interspill 2018 will take place at ExCeL London, on 13-15 March 2018, providing a unique platform for oil spill industry professionals, academia and government to meet, discuss and network. Co-located with Oceanology International for the 2018 edition, the Interspill conference..

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Joint 25-year Strategy for Wärtsilä and Maersk Drilling

The technology group Wärtsilä and the global drilling contractor Maersk Drilling have joined forces in a co-operation to create a 25-year thruster maintenance strategy for Maersk’s three semi-submersible rigs and four drillships. The parties have already completed the strategy work..

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First Foundation for Kriegers Flak Installed

This weekend, the first gravity based foundation (GBF) for the offshore windfarm Kriegers Flak was installed in Denmark, marking another milestone in this project. It concerns a 8,000t GBF which was floated off a semisubmersible barge and towed to the..

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Successful First Edition Offshore Seminar

On 15 February, the very first edition of Offshore Seminar took place at the Mainport Hotel in Rotterdam. The topic of the event was ‘Evolving Energy Through Innovation’. Offshore professionals, from the Netherlands, Germany and the UK, gathered to discuss..

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