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Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling sets ambitious climate target

As part of an overall sustainability strategy, Maersk Drilling has set an ambitious target of lowering the intensity of CO2 emissions from its drilling operations by 50% by 2030. The target is supported by Maersk Drilling’s strategic focus on efficiency gains, which also leads to reduced CO2 emissions. “Climate change is one of the...
turbine installation

Zero-emission turbine installation

Zero-emission operations can be a reality already today and do not have to be a future option, says Ulstein. Their second hydrogen hybrid design for the offshore wind industry, the ULSTEIN J102 zero emission wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), can operate 75% of the time in zero emission mode. Using readily available technology, the...
Hywind Tampen

Construction starts on the world’s largest floating offshore windfarm

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Kværner apprentice Arne Linga started construction of Hywind Tampen, a floating offshore windfarm, at Kværner Stord. The technology project opens up new opportunities for Norwegian industry. Prime Minister Ms Solberg and Mr Linga started the cutting robot on the project’s first sheet of steel on Thursday, 1 October. Kværner’s...

PSVs Converted to Multi-Purpose Vessels

Ship design and engineering company GLO Marine, based in Galati, Romania, has completed two projects enabling the conversion of two redundant platform supply vessels (PSVs) to multi-purpose vessels optimised to support offshore renewables operators. Using the experience gained from these projects, GLO Marine has codified the development of standardised, highly efficient work flows into...

NXPTZ SERIES2, the new PTZ in stainless steel for corrosive environments

Videotec, a company with more than thirty years of experience in stainless steel product development for video surveillance in marine offshore/onshore and corrosive industrial environments, announces NXPTZ SERIES2, the new generation of PTZ FullHD video cameras with innovative and high performance features for outdoor preventive security applications in the most difficult environmental conditions. The...

Maritime Charity Golf Event Raises EUR 4,150

On Friday 28 August 2020, the 10th annual Maritime Golf Event took place at Golfclub Grevelingenhout in Bruinisse, the Netherlands. The event was organised by Yellow & Finch Publishers in favour of the Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp charity organisation.  More than 70 professionals from the maritime, offshore and port industries got together to enjoy an...
DeepTech

DeepTech Oil Services Delivers Game Changing Project

DeepTech Oil Services, has recently announced the successful completion of a break through intervention project. The scope was delivered in the Zohr gas field in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea for Eni and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC). It involved securing a back-up power recovery system to ensure efficient production from...
Babbage platform

ODE Asset Management celebrates milestone for Babbage platform

ODE Asset Management, part of the DORIS Group, is celebrating ten years of safe operations for the Babbage platform in the Southern North Sea. ODE AM has been at the forefront of operations for Babbage since the front end engineering design (FEED) stage and through its entire operational life, providing onshore and offshore support...
autonomous landing systems

The next generation of autonomous landing systems

Autonomous landing systems use sophisticated technology improve safety and efficiency for motion compensated gangways. As automation technology becomes more sophisticated and vessel owners around the world prioritise the optimisation of operational hours, Bosch Rexroth has developed a new autonomous landing solution which significantly improves both safety and performance. Landing systems are essential when it...
Floating offshore wind

Floating offshore wind study

Xodus Group has launched a three-year collaborative research project on the costs around floating offshore wind. The study, led by Xodus through the IDCORE programme, is a collaborative partnership between the Universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Exeter as well as the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). To enable the best industry outcomes, Xodus...
Baltic Pipe Project

Framework agreement announced for Baltic Pipe Project

Nova People, together with its subcontractors Fulkrum Technical Resources (UK) and EKO-INWEST (Poland), has secured a major contract for a significant role in the ongoing Baltic Pipe Project operated by Gaz-System. Norway-based Nova People, together with Fulkrum and EKO-INWEST will provide specialised personnel to support survey, construction and inspection activities across both offshore pipelay...
SMST

SMST equipment for first SOV in Taiwan

A milestone for SMST. The Dutch company that designs and builds offshore equipment is going to deliver its modular mission equipment to the first ever Service Operation Vessel (SOV) to operate in Taiwanese waters. SMST’s system package will be at the heart of the vessel’s operations, ensuring safe and efficient transfer of the vessel’s...
Ocean Energy

Ocean energy industry calls for European target of 100MW by 2025

The new EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy must include a target of 100MW of ocean energy installed in Europe by 2025. This would be enough to power 100,000 European homes a year, and would pave the way for installing 3GW by 2030 and 100GW by 2050. This target would provide the political impetus...
Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Jan De Nul signs contract with Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Dogger Bank Wind Farm and Jan De Nul Group announce the signing of the final contract for the transport and installation of the GE Haliade-X offshore wind turbines at Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B, 130 km off the Yorkshire coast, starting in 2023. Turbine delivery and installation at the first two phases...
deepsea mining

Fincantieri and Saipem sign deepsea mining agreement

Fincantieri and Saipem have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the sustainable exploitation of deep-sea floors over 3,000m in depth. This agreement sets the ground for a strategic partnership aimed at developing and pursuing business opportunities in the field of designing, engineering, building and managing deepsea mining (DSM) systems. Deepsea floors are...
Board Offshore Crane

Four Liebherr Board Offshore Cranes for Azerbaijan

Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock and the Umid Babek Operating Company have signed a contract to deliver four new offshore cranes of the Board Offshore Crane (BOS) Series. The order includes two BOS 2600 with a maximum lifting capacity of 45t at 30m onboard as well as two BOS 4200, lifting 50t at 40m onboard. The BOS-series...
OOS Tiradentes

OOS Tiradentes resumes operation in Campos offshore oilfield

OOS Tiradentes, the Semi-Submersible Accommodation Vessel managed by CIMC Raffles, received the notice to resume operation by Petrobras to return to the Campos offshore oilfield in early August 2020 for its annual DP test, and then after to provide offshore accommodation service for Petrobras P-40 campaign at early September 2020, making it the first...
Energy Transition

New UK alliance to fast-track energy transition

Two leading energy technology and innovation organisations have announced a five-year collaboration to deliver next generation energy technologies and accelerate the United Kingdom’s transition to a net zero future. The Energy Transition Alliance (ETA), formed by The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, will collaborate with the...
Hollandse Kust (noord)

Combined offshore wind/hydrogen project wins Dutch Hollandse Kust (Noord) tender

The Dutch Enterprise Agency RVO has announced the results of the 759MW Hollandse Kust (Noord) tender. Hollandse Kust (Noord) is one of three offshore wind areas chosen by the Dutch government to be developed by 2023, as part of the country’s Energy Agreement for sustainable growth. The total surface area of the windfarm site...
floating windfarm

First floating windfarm in continental Europe fully operational

WindFloat Atlantic is now fully operational and supplying clean energy to Portugal’s electrical grid. Following the connection of the last of the three platforms to the 20km export cable connecting the windfarm to the substation at Viana do Castelo, Portugal, the construction of the windfarm is now complete. WindFloat Atlantic, which has total installed...
Iv-Offshore & Energy

Iv-Offshore & Energy signs engineering contract Sofia HVDC-platform

Iv-Offshore & Energy b.v. is proud to announce that it has signed the early works contract with Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms (SMOP) for the engineering of the 10,000t Sofia high voltage direct current (HVDC) platform. Sofia Offshore Wind Farm will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world and when operational...
Ørsted

Ørsted launches Offshore Wind Industrial Development Fund

Global offshore wind leader Ørsted today (23 July) announced the launch of the Offshore Wind Industrial Development Fund, making a concrete step to support Taiwan suppliers to ramp up their technological capabilities and nurture local talents. The program, fully funded by Ørsted with a total amount of EUR 1.7 million, will be managed and...
Aker Solutions

Contemplated merger between Kværner and Aker Solutions

Kvaerner and Aker Solutions have entered into a merger plan, whereby the two entities will join forces to create a new supplier company with a stronger position as a solid execution partner, enabling sustainable, low-carbon oil and gas production, and accelerating growth in renewable energy industries. Aker Solutions and Kvaerner have agreed to merge...
Sofia

Sofia Offshore Windfarm launches Supplier Portal

As Sofia Offshore Wind Farm heads towards construction, the team behind it has launched an online open search directory to boost UK supply chain opportunities, particularly in the North East. The directory is part of a wider portal that will also highlight upcoming contract opportunities with Sofia and its key contractors, and will publish...
Vroon

Three ERRVs to support North Sea operations

Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) Aberdeen has secured contracts with Total E&P UK Ltd. for three emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV). The vessels VOS Enterprise, VOS Prospector and VOS Vigilant will support Total’s North Sea operations in the Dunbar, Culzean and Elgin/Franklin Fields, respectively. The contracts, which will commence in June and July, are...