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Continuing Tradition

Offshore energy industry experts and leaders from across the world came together at NRG Park in Houston 30 April – 8 May for the 2018 OTC. Continuing the tradition which started in 1969, this was convened for professionals from more..

Johan Sverdrup

Mobilising for Johan Sverdrup

Approximately 2,400 men and women started to mobilise for the hook-up and completion of the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea last week. Around 150 people, plus crew from the floatel operator ProSafe, set sail aboard the floating accommodation..

Decom North Sea

Decom North Sea Reveals Finalists for Inaugural Decommissioning Awards

Decom North Sea recently announced its finalists for the first industry awards dedicated to decommissioning. “As the only membership organisation dedicated to decommissioning, it is a pleasure to highlight the pioneering work performed in the sector through the first Decom..


CMHI and DNV GL Ink LoI for Two Jack-Ups

At the OTC in Houston, China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) (Jiangsu), and DNV GL signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for the classification of two multi-activity jack-up units ordered by OOS Energy, which is affiliated with Netherlands-based OOS International. These..


N-Sea Set to Clear WWII UXOs as Part of Viking Link Project

UK and Netherlands-based subsea provider N-Sea has secured a contract, which is estimated to be in excess of EUR 6 million, with National Grid and Energinet to deliver an unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance campaign for the Viking Link Project. Due..

OOS International

Another Game-Changing Design

OOS International Group has revealed its new game changing Semi-Submersible Fast Floatel (SSFF). After two years of engineering together with Leenaars BV and close discussions with oil majors, engineering contractors, and evaluating several logistical challenges, the company announces the finalisation..


Liebherr Relaunches Its Most Compact Crane Series

Last week, Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock relaunched its well-known Compact Board Offshore (CBO) series at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The series will extend Liebherr’s portfolio for maritime solutions. With more than 1,000 offshore cranes in the field, Liebherr has a..


Award for GustoMSC Callirrhoe Moonpool Design

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) presented the RINA-QinetiQ Maritime Innovation Award to GustoMSC for recognition of the company’s work in reducing environmental emissions through moonpool design. The Award was announced at the Institution’s Annual Dinner in London on..


Xodus and Atlantis Resources to Target Japanese Tidal Opportunities

Xodus Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Atlantis Resources to pursue the development of a tidal energy project in Japan. The ambition for this agreement is to secure funding and establish a commercially viable tidal energy demonstration project..

Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul and Hitachi Win Taiwan Offshore WindFarm Project

Jan De Nul Group and Hitachi this week announced that they have signed the contract with overall work for the manufacturing and installation of 21 5.2MW wind turbines (109.2MW) for the Changhua Offshore Wind Farm Project, which Taiwan Power Company..

Sea Installer

Sea Installer Arrives in Port Oostende

The A2Sea wind turbine installation vessel Sea Installer arrived at Port Oostende yesterday. Once it was moored at the head of the REBO offshore wind terminal, Siemens immediately started the loading procedure of 7MW wind turbines for the Rentel Offshore..

Boskalis Creates New Horizon in Heavy Marine Transport

Boskalis is about to set a new record and create another new horizon. Boskalis’ BOKA Vanguard, the world’s largest semi-submersible heavy lift vessel, is currently getting ready to load a 90,000 ton Floating Production, Storage and Offloading platform. This is..

First Helicopter Flights from Zeeland Airport terminal

International energy logistics service provider Peterson has opened its new helicopter passenger terminal in the south west of the Netherlands, with the first helicopter flights taking off yesterday. The new terminal, which represents a significant commitment by Peterson, is expected to..


Ampelmann Opens Office in Hamburg

Ampelmann has opened its first office in Germany, in response to the growing business in the offshore wind sector. The new base, located in Hamburg, will be led by Mr Tim Börner, who has been appointed as Business Development Manager Offshore..


Enerpac Technology for Safe Platform Construction

Construction of large steel structures can be difficult when the project involves lifting the structure during assembly. Enerpac’s JS-250 jack-up system was recently used for the assembly of a large maritime platform at ground level, before raising the platform 7m..

safety solutions

Innovative Oil & Gas Worker Safety Solutions

Globus Group, the specialist Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturer, will be showcasing its latest protective safety solutions at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, USA from 30 April to 3 May. Located on stand number 1061-09 in the..


New Office InterDam in Houston

InterDam, supplier of fire and blast resistant architectural products for refineries, oil & gas platforms, and offshore wind platforms, recently opened a new office in Houston, Texas to strengthen its position in the North American market and leverage the area’s..


Fugro’s Ultra Deep-Water Surveys Support Seabed Mining

Fugro is commencing its first project supporting deep-sea polymetallic nodule mining under a contract awarded by seafloor mineral exploration company Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI), a subsidiary of DeepGreen Metals. In the deep waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean, its..

Johan Sverdrup

First Johan Sverdrup Topside Installed

Yesterday, the last module of the Johan Sverdrup riser platform was lifted into place. With this, the first of four topsides of the next North Sea giant has been installed. “It is a special feeling to see the first Johan..

ice class vessel

New Series of Ice Class Vessel Design

Today, research and exploration activities in northern regions are increasing, resulting in a growing demand for Ice Class vessels, capable of withstanding the harsh arctic circumstances. Dutch company Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) now meets this demand with new series of Ice..


Vibro Lifting Tool Drives 6.5m Monopile

CAPE Holland has recently achieved another milestone with its Vibro Lifting Tool (VLT) on the Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam. A large, 6.5m diameter monopile was successfully upended and driven to target penetration. Free hanging from the Matador 3 of Bonn..

offshore crane

Flange Laying Ceremony for Offshore Crane

Liebherr officially celebrates the production start of the HLC, Liebherr’s biggest offshore crane. In the presence of representatives from Deme Cosco, the festivities took place on 5 April at the company’s production site. The manufacture of Liebherr’s first HLC is..


Next-Generation Drones Can Transform Future

Air Control Entech (ACE) and the Oil & Gas Technology Centre have reached a major milestone with the launch of three state-of-the-art drones, which aim to reduce offshore oil & gas inspection costs by up to 50%. While UAVs are..

Hansa Heavy Lift

Hansa Heavy Lift Moves Subsea Equipment off Coast of Ghana

Hansa Heavy Lift has moved subsea equipment to assist with the development of the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) Integrated Oil & Gas Development Project off the coast of Ghana. The voyages took place onboard heavy lift vessels HHL Rhine and..

KCA Deutag

KCA Deutag Awarded Ringhorne Contract

Global drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag today announces that its Norwegian operation, KCA Deutag Drilling Norge, has been granted an extension to its current drilling contract on the Ringhorne platform by operator Point Resources. The contract extension is for..

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