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Successful Heavy Lift for Dvalin

After a major construction phase, the 3,500t Dvalin module has been lifted safely aboard the Heidrun platform in the Norwegian Sea. The three-hour operation on 3 August ranks among the heaviest lifts onto an existing platform in the history of the..

Deutsche Bucht

Deutsche Bucht Supplies First Power

Northland Deutsche Bucht confirms that the first turbine at its 269MW Deutsche Bucht offshore windfarm, has been successfully commissioned and is delivering power to the German grid. “This is a great achievement for our Deutsche Bucht project”, says Jens Poulsen, Project..

Northwester 2

Northwester 2 Construction Works at Sea Kicked Off

Construction works for the seventh offshore windfarm off the Belgian coast have started. Developer Parkwind and marine contractor Jan De Nul Group announce that offshore seabed preparation works have commenced for the 219MW offshore wind farm Northwester 2. The Northwester..

offshore solar

High-wave offshore solar panels soon a reality

A consortium of Tractebel, Jan De Nul Group, DEME, Soltech and Ghent University is proud to announce the launch of an innovative project in the field of marine floating solar technology. The partners strongly believe that solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in..


Decommissioning in Shetland expands

The Dales Voe decommissioning facility in Shetland is one step closer to becoming a centre of excellence for recycling offshore structures from the North Sea with the arrival of two new installations for decommissioning by strategic partners Veolia and Peterson…


Allseas Targets Renewables with Acquisition of Bluerise

Allseas has acquired Bluerise, a specialist developer of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology that delivers renewable energy solutions. Based in Delft, the Netherlands, Bluerise has been researching and developing OTEC technology for nine years, designing systems that utilise the natural temperature..

Neptune Energy

Neptune Energy Selected for Offshore Hydrogen Pilot

Neptune Energy has been formally selected to participate in a pioneering pilot project to create the first offshore hydrogen plant in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The pilot was commissioned by NexStep, the Dutch Association for Decommissioning and..


Sif Monopiles for First Large US Offshore Windfarm

Sif Holding will manufacture 84 monopiles (103,000t steel) for the 800MW Vineyard project in Massachusetts USA. Sif’s scope comprises manufacturing of the monopiles, storage at the company’s Maasvlakte 2 facility and delivery by RoRo load-out via its deep sea quay..


ALE Strenghtens Offshore Services with Murphy Partnership

ALE and J Murphy & Sons (Murphy) have announced a new collective partnership to offer comprehensive linear winch hire, pipe pulling and installation engineering services worldwide. Land & Marine is a subsidiary of the engineering infrastructure contractor Murphy, based in..


SAGROOS, New Joint-venture of OOS International and Sagro

OOS International and Sagro, both in Zeeland, the Netherlands, have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement named SAGROOS. In this unique partnership both companies will excel in their distinctive specialisms. OOS International will generate a continues supply of steel to the..


Van Oord and Mammoet Enter into Promising Cooperation with Verton

Van Oord and Mammoet are joining forces in a partnership with the promising scale-up Verton to develop a new lifting method for installing wind turbine blades.  By sharing knowledge and expertise, international marine contractor Van Oord, heavy lifting and transport..

Wight Shipyard

Wight Shipyard Breaks into the Windfarm Market

Wight Shipyard (WSC) is breaking into the Windfarm Support Vessel (WFSV) market with the launch of its new Vortisea brand. The Vortisea brand, designed in collaboration with Australia’s Incat Crowther, is specifically geared towards European and UK windfarms, particularly those..

Van Oord

Van Oord Awarded Large Contract for Mozambique

Van Oord in consortium with TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by Anadarko Moçambique Área 1, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, for its Area 1 Mozambique Golfinho/Atum development. The contract will cover the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of..


SOFEC Selects BMT and Sonardyne for Deepwater Turret Mooring Monitoring

SOFEC has selected BMT and Sonardyne, under their teaming agreement, to supply an innovative mooring monitoring system (MMS) for a major new deepwater development. The new system will involve monitoring of the turret mooring system on a new-build floating liquefied natural..

Jan De Nul

Hattrick in Taiwan for Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul Group scores a hattrick in Taiwan being successfully awarded the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of both foundations and subsea cables for the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm (OWF). Developed by Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable..


Total Launches Phase 2 of Mero Field Development

Total and its partners have taken the investment decision for the second phase of the Mero project (Libra block), located deep offshore, 180km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, in the prolific pre-salt area of the Santos Basin in..

Culzean field

Total Starts Up Production of the Culzean Field

Total has started up production from the Culzean gas condensate field located on Block 22/25a, 230km off the coast of Aberdeen, in the UK. With a plateau production of 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), Culzean will account..

Well-Safe Solutions

Well-Safe Solutions Secures North Sea Decommissioning Contract

Well-Safe Solutions announces the award of a major contract to decommission up to twenty-one wells on the Schooner and Ketch fields in the UKCS, operated by DNO North Sea (ROGB).  The Schooner and Ketch fields, located in the UK Southern..

Floating Offshore Substation

World’s First Floating Offshore Substation

In cooperation with ABB and after nearly two years of extensive and thorough collaborative efforts, Ideol and AOE have unveiled their universal floating offshore substation for both bottom-fixed and floating offshore windfarms starting at depths of 40m. Based on Ideol’s..

Van Oord

Van Oord Presents White Paper on Accelerating Climate Initiatives

Van Oord presents a white paper on Accelerating Climate Initiatives to underline its sustainable ambition and to inspire everyone involved. Prior to the launch, Van Oord introduced its sustainability programme S.E.A. A platform of Sustainable Earth Actions, to advocate successful..


InterMoor Wins Mooring Installation Contract from COOEC

InterMoor has signed a contract with COOEC, a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), to install deepwater mooring systems for the Liuhua 16-2 and Lingshui 17-2 floating production facilities in the South China Sea. The Liuhua 16-2 turret-moored..


New Decommissioning Platform

Three leaders in the Oil & Gas industry’s decommissioning sector have launched a new company: Fairfield Decom. Headquartered in Aberdeen, this new platform combines the knowledge of a highly experienced operator with the expertise and capabilities of the world’s leading..

Maritime Charity Golf Event

Maritime Charity Golf Event Raises EUR 6,350

Thursday 16 May, around 90 international maritime professionals took part in the annual Maritime Charity Golf Event, organised by Yellow & Finch Publishers in favour of the Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp (national childcare fund). This was the ninth edition of the..


Lankhorst Ropes Partners with SurfWEC in Development of New Wave Energy Converters

Lankhorst Ropes is working with SurfWEC, a partnership led by marine engineering firm Martin & Ottaway, to determine the most efficient mooring system for SurfWEC’s Wave Energy Converters (WECs). SurfWEC was formed to develop Wave Energy Converters using patented technology..


Office Move Reflects Viewport3’s Ambitious Growth Plans

Subsea 3d scanning specialists, Viewport3, have announced their move to new, larger premises in Dyce, following on from an exceptional year of growth which saw their turnover jump 34-fold in 2018. Viewport3 will now be based at the Kirkhill Industrial..