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Umm Shaif field

USD1 billion investment in the long term development of Umm Shaif Field

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded a USD946 million Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract for the strategic long-term development of its Umm Shaif field. The investment supports ADNOC’s oil production capacity plans of five million barrels per day (mmbpd) by 2030 while ensuring energy security for the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
Les Alizés

Next generation offshore wind installation vessel Les Alizés launched

An important milestone is reached in the construction of Les Alizés, a Next-Gen floating offshore installation vessel for offshore renewables and decommissioning. Jan De Nul launched Les Alizés at the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China. This vessel will be the largest heavy lift vessel in Jan De Nul’s fleet, able to install XXL offshore...
oil discovery

New oil discovery close to North Sea Fram field

Equinor has, together with its partner Wellesley, discovered oil in the Troll- and Fram area in exploration wells 35/10-7 S and 35/10-7 A in the Toppand prospect. Preliminary calculations of the expected size indicate between 3.3m3 and 5.2m3 million of recoverable oil equivalent, or around 21–33 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent. “Our exploration...
Floating wind power

Joint Venture for floating wind power in Italy

Hexicon has created a 50-50 Joint Venture – AvenHexicon – with Avapa Energy with the purpose of developing floating wind power projects in Italian waters. In addition, Hexicon will license its patented technology to AvenHexicon for use in its projects and by third parties. Italy is one of the main recipients of the EU...
Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul wins landmark electrification project in Abu Dhabi

A joint venture of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Electricité de France (EDF) and Kyushu Electric Power Japan has awarded a HVDC cable installation and convertors package for the ADNOC-TAQA Lightning Project to a consortium composed of Jan De Nul Group and Samsung C&T. Jan De Nul will be in charge of the design,...
Seagull gangway

Rental contract extension Seagull gangway for Taiwan campaign

Safeway has secured the extension of an existing rental contract to supply the Safeway Seagull type motion-compensated gangway system on board the subsea construction vessel Topaz Tangaroa. Safeway is presently market leader in Motion Compensated Gangways in the challenging waters of Taiwan. Safeway customers recognise that in new offshore wind areas the conditions become...

Damen Shoalbuster 3815 SD delivered to Caspian Offshore Construction

Damen Shipyards has delivered a new Shoalbuster 3815 SD to Caspian Offshore Construction LLP (COC). The Shoalbuster 3815 SD is one of the newest and largest vessels in the Shoalbuster range and stands out for its ability to operate in waters of no more than 120cm in depth. Named the Caspian Amwaj, this new...
umbilical monitoring

Successful umbilical monitoring campaign

C-Kore Systems successfully completed an umbilical monitoring campaign for Vår Energi on their Balder Future project in Norway. The C-Kore Cable Monitor units were used to test the insulation resistance and continuity of the umbilical electrical lines during installation. With their automated test routine, the C-Kore units quickly and repeatedly tested and data-logged meas-urements...
Siemens Gamesa

First Siemens Gamesa G 11.0-200 DD machines in German waters

Siemens Gamesa is pleased to announce the firm order for the supply of wind turbines for Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 offshore development. The 242MW offshore wind power plant will feature the first installation in German waters of the company’s SG 11.0-200 DD turbines. 23 units of the powerful machine will be installed at the...
Maersk Training

Maersk Training appoints new CEO

Maersk Training has appointed David Skov as its new CEO as the company targets further growth in the global offshore energy and maritime markets. Mr Skov was previously Regional Head of Terminals, Africa & Middle East at APM Terminals, part of A.P. Moller – Maersk. He replaces Johan Uggla, who served as Maersk Training’s...
DemoSATH

DemoSATH manufacturing moves forward

DemoSATH manufacturing works speeds up in the Spanish port of Bilbao. The latest milestone has been the handling operation of the prototype. This consists on lifting, pivoting, and positioning the six precast elements that have initially been prefabricated. These elements compose the floaters of the platform and include four conical elements (two per floater)...
hydrogen storage

World’s first offshore hydrogen storage concept

Tractebel and partner companies have developed the world’s first offshore infrastructure and processing facilities concept for the storage of hydrogen in offshore caverns. The design study, unveiled by Tractebel Overdick’s offshore experts, outlines an innovative solution for large-scale hydrogen storage on the high seas: a scalable offshore platform for the compression and storage of...
upstream

Upstream sector on the rebound

The oil and gas sector will continue to rebound in 2022, says Wood Mackenzie. But the positive outlook will be tempered by concerns about its future. In its Global Upstream Outlook 2022, Wood Mackenzie points out the upstream industry must respond to the implications of the pledges made at COP26 and governments must set a...
training standards

New wind turbine maintenance and inspection training standards

New training to improve safety for workers who inspect and maintain wind turbines has been launched by the ECITB following a successful pilot by Hexis. Designed in response to the statutory equipment inspection and maintenance requirements placed on developers, the new training standards deliver the skills needed to safely and competently perform maintenance and...
NHV Group

Mike Gislam appointed as the new Chief Operations Officer at NHV Group

NHV Group is pleased to announce that Mike Gislam, the current Managing Director of NHV Helicopters is to take up the position of Chief Operations Officer of the NHV Group with immediate effect. This change has been made possible after the promotion of Thomas Hütsch to the position of CEO. “I am honoured to...
North Star

North Star wins contract to complete vessel package for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

North Star Group has clinched the service operations vessel (SOV) contract to support the third phase of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, off the coast of Yorkshire. The UK firm has secured a long-term charter worth approximately USD 119 million to deliver an additional ship boasting its new hybrid-powered renewables fleet design for Dogger...
platform electification

Orsted and partners secure funding for platform electrification study

Ørsted, together with Neptune Energy and Goal7, have been awarded  USD 315,000 from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to fund a study into the potential use of renewable energy to provide power to a gas-producing offshore platform. The research will use a generic offshore wind farm and oil and gas facility in the...
Tri-Floater

DNV completes successful verification and assessments of GustoMSC’s Tri-Floater

DNV has completed a Concept Verification and Technical & Commercial Assessment of GustoMSC’s Tri-Floater, a floating offshore wind turbine foundation. The Tri-Floater wind turbine foundation is a modular, robust and cost-effective solution for the +15MW range wind turbines, optimised for efficient worldwide fabrication and operation. DNV’s Concept Verification confirms the technical feasibility and compliance...
Carbon Research

Wood Mackenzie appoints Head of Carbon Research

Wood Mackenzie has appointed Elena Belletti as Head of Carbon Research within the company’s Energy Transition Practice. Based in Madrid, Ms Belletti joins from the United Nations (UN) Headquarters, where she had worked since 2015, most recently as an economist in the office for financing sustainable development. At the UN, she was the focal...
Maersk Training

Maersk Training to deliver safety training for Boskalis Subsea Services

Maersk Training has been awarded a six-figure contract to provide its complete Training Management Services (TMS) for Boskalis Subsea Services’ global workforce. The contract is for three years with a two-year extension option. As part of the agreement, Maersk Training will deliver some of its training and competency solutions including offshore survival, health, safety...
hydrogen production

MoU to launch the first floating wind turbine for integration with a hydrogen production system

Following a 12-month-long joint R&D programme focused on developing economically viable offshore green hydrogen production solutions, Lhyfe, a world pioneer and pure player in renewable green hydrogen production, and DORIS, an integrated engineering and project management group and a leader in offshore technology, have decided to become official partners to step up their work...
energy island

CIP secures world-class global contractor group for the world’s first energy island project

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), a global fund manager focused on renewable energy investments, has signed a partnership agreement with four internationally renowned companies within marine and offshore construction services, to develop the energy island in the Danish North Sea. CIP acts as project developer on behalf of an investor consortium composed of PensionDanmark and...
green hydrogen

Seanovent and Strohm join forces to deliver green hydrogen transfer solution

Seanovent Engineering and Strohm have entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on offshore wind-to-hydrogen developments to support a reliable, faster and cheaper green energy transition around the world. The partnership will focus on developing safe and dependable hydrogen transfer solutions which enable and improve the distributed green hydrogen concept, whereby green hydrogen...
DeltaTek

DeltaTek completes inaugural deepwater deployment in the Gulf of Mexico

Well construction expert, DeltaTek Global, has recently supported Petronas Mexico in the successful delivery of a deepwater exploration well (BC-1) off the coast of Tampico in over 1,500m of water. This project marks the first Gulf of Mexico deployment of DeltaTek’s field-proven cementing technology, SeaCure, and the world’s first deepwater application of QuikCure, DeltaTek’s...
inline active heave compensation

World’s first inline active heave compensator successfully tested

In no less than 62 hours of rigorous offshore testing, tech scale-up Seaqualize successfully completed offshore trials for its inline active heave compensator (iAHC), the Delta600. Together with testing partners Van Oord and nautical research institute MARIN, the offshore lifting tool was tested for fixed-to-floating, floating-to-fixed and floating-to-floating transfers of 300mT loads. The Delta600...