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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...
Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul and LS Cable & System complete first 90 km of submarine power cables for Hollandse Kust projects

LS Cable & System and Jan De Nul Group announce the completion of the first lot of submarine power cables for TenneT’s offshore projects Hollandse Kust (noord) and (west Alpha) in the Netherlands. Jan De Nul’s cable laying vessel Isaac Newton will load the 220kV AC cables from LS Cable’s factory in Donghae, South...

ASCO Revitalises Energy Recruitment for a Sustainable Future

Global integrated logistics and materials management company, ASCO, has relaunched its Energy industry recruitment arm, with the announcement of a relocation and several new appointments. With a track record reaching back over 40 years, OBM’s headquarters have relocated from its original Inverness base to ASCO’s Aberdeen headquarters. The move comes as Craig Revie, General...
AYOP

Three ladies and a gentleman

If one topic is constantly in the media it’s climate change, and with the recent floods it’s a topic that’s coming worryingly close to home. Achieving the climate goals for 2030 may well require a sprint to the finish line, including for the offshore sector. Or would a relay run be more efficient? Sylvia...
SMST

SMST gangway fleet for every offshore wind farm

SMST continues to expand its gangway rental fleet. Not only the number of Telescopic Access Bridges (TAB) is being enlarged, but also the possibilities of the modular gangway system have again been expanded. Latest development is the addition of a height adjustment system that enables safe and efficient transfer of people and cargo in...
offshore wind

Stepping up Korean offshore wind plans

Equinor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korean East-West Power (EWP) to cooperate on 3GW of offshore wind projects in South Korea. Together the partners will contribute significantly to the country’s ongoing energy transition and development of an offshore wind industry in Korea. The Korean Government has set out an ambition to...
Survitec

Survitec completes acquisition of Blue Anchor Fire & Safety

Survitec has completed the acquisition of Blue Anchor Fire & Safety, one of Scotland’s leading providers of survival solutions providers to the fisheries, maritime and offshore energy industries. The investment, part of Survitec’s expansion strategy, follows the acquisition in May of Norway’s Hansen Protection, a leading provider of personal protective equipment. Baba Devani, Chief...
HVDC

Sunrise Wind first US offshore wind project to use HVDC technology

Ørsted and Eversource will be the first offshore wind companies to utilise high-voltage direct current (HVDC) technology as part of a US offshore wind farm, deploying the efficient transmission system for New York’s Sunrise Wind. HVDC technology offers advantages over AC technology in electricity transmission over long distances. HVDC reduces the number of cables,...
TechnipFMC

TechnipFMC and Saipem announce SURF commercial agreement

TechnipFMC and Saipem have entered into a global commercial agreement that will allow them to identify projects worldwide that could be jointly executed for the benefit of clients. The commercial agreement will pursue specific Subsea Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines (SURF) projects where the combination of the companies’ complementary world-class assets, technologies, products and competencies...
OEEC

Buzzing days at OEEC 2021

After two days of doing business, networking, celebrating innovation, and making new connections and collaborations, the fourteenth edition of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2021 (OEEC) can look back at a fruitful and inspiring event. The event brought together over 350 exhibitors and 5.000 visitors at the Home of Energy Transition in the RAI...
Siem Offshore

Vard Electro dual-battery pack to reduce emissions for Siem Offshore subsea vessel

Vard Electro has secured an order with Siem Offshore to deliver its largest battery package to date for a vessel retrofit as the Norwegian shipowner proactively upgrades its fleet with hybrid power in pursuit of greener and safer operations with lower fuel costs. The newly signed contract covers Vard Electro’s SeaQ Energy Storage System...
Hornsea Two

DEME Offshore installs final foundation at Hornsea Two offshore wind farm

DEME Offshore has successfully installed the final and 165th monopile foundation at Ørsted’s Hornsea Two wind farm, which is currently the largest offshore wind farm in the world. The timely completion of this installation project is all the more remarkable given that it has largely taken place during the pandemic. Bart De Poorter, General...