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Borssele III & IV

Final Borssele III & IV foundation in place

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has successfully completed the installation of 77 foundations for the Borssele III & IV windfarm. For the last six months, the Aeolus has been deployed for the transport and installation of the foundations. Van Oord’s cable-laying vessel Nexus has also installed four out of twelve cable strings. The...

Platform well conductor removal opportunity

Opportunity North East (ONE) and Scottish Enterprise (SE) have jointly developed a Decommissioning Programme to assist the oil and gas supply chain maximise emerging opportunities in offshore decommissioning. The Programme has identified several decommissioning opportunities with oil and gas operators. Supply chain companies across Scotland are invited to propose innovative and creative solutions based...

New energy port for sustainable future

The dredge sludge depot at the former Averijhaven near IJmuiden will soon be developed into an Energy Port. A partnership covenant for the new facility was signed today by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Province of North Holland, the Municipality of Velsen, Tata Steel, IJmuiden Seaport and Port of Amsterdam. The...
Northwester 2

Northwester 2 completes turbine installation

In a joint operation with MHI Vestas and Jan De Nul Group, Parkwind completed the final installation of turbines at the Northwester 2 offshore windfarm. The 219MW project is located in the Belgian North Sea, approximately 50km off the shore of Ostend, Belgium, and is the first project to use the world’s highest rated...
Westwood

Westwood launches new business intelligence solution for the Northwest Europe offshore industry

Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood) has launched its enhanced Atlas market intelligence solution for Northwest (NW) Europe. The solution provides E&P and midstream companies with deeper subsurface and commercial insights to optimise and extend asset life and understand the untapped potential of nearby fields and prospects. In addition to technical analysis, Atlas now offers...
Subsea 7

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore US Gulf of Mexico

Subsea 7 announced the award of contracts by Chevron U.S.A for subsea installation services related to the Anchor field, located in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico. The Anchor field is approximately 225km off the coast of Louisiana.   Subsea 7’s scope of work includes project management, engineering, procurement, construction and installation...
Oceaneering

Oceaneering secures seabed clearing contract for Scottish windfarm

Oceaneering International Services (OISL), a subsidiary of Oceaneering International (Oceaneering), has been awarded a contract from Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) (MOWEL) to complete seabed route and debris clearance for the Moray East Wind Farm project in the Moray Firth, Scotland. OISL will provide a full suite of services for the project, including vessel, route...
Total

Suriname: Total Announces a Second Discovery in Block 58

Total and Apache Corporation have made a second significant discovery with the Sapakara West-1 well on Block 58 offshore Suriname. It follows the previous discovery at Maka Central-1. The well was drilled by a water depth of about 1,000m and encountered 79m net pay of high-quality light oil and gas condensate, in multiple stacked...
Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul nears completion of fabrication of foundations for Taiwan’s Changhua offshore windfarm

Jan De Nul Group reaches a next important milestone in the construction of the Taiwan Power Company Offshore Windfarm Phase 1 Project – Demonstration. The fabrication of the foundations for the 21 offshore wind turbines nears its completion. The first four jackets will be transported to Taiwan in the first half of May 2020....
Huisman

Huisman signs contract to deliver 1,600mt leg encircling crane

Huisman has signed a contract with PaxOcean Engineering for the delivery of a 1,600mt Leg Encircling Crane. The crane will be installed on the new self-elevated platform (SEP) of Penta-Ocean Construction. With this Huisman crane the new SEP will be capable to install 12MW wind turbines and various foundations including monopiles. The SEP will...

New LARS solution will reduce risk of damage to AUVs

Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new Launch and Recovery System (LARS) solution for its Hugin range of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which is set to bring about a series of far-reaching operational improvements. The new LARS solution benefits from the uniquely integrated combination of advanced in-house technologies which the Kongsberg group offers, reinforced with...
Coretrax

Trio of oil & gas players unite to launch new‘Coretrax

Three oil & gas technology firms have joined forces to offer the global oil & gas industry an integrated and boundary pushing approach to well lifecycle integrity and production optimisation. Churchill Drilling Tools and US based expandable tubular well specialist Mohawk Energy have joined with Coretrax under its new brand, with a unified innovation...
Borssele

3,650t power socket ready for sea voyage to the Borssele wind energy area

The superstructure (topside) of TenneT’s offshore transformer platform for the Borssele 3 and 4 wind area is ready for its sea voyage. Right on schedule, the offshore power socket, Borssele Beta, will provide access to the wind energy generated by the offshore wind farms Borssele 3 and 4 that are still under construction, and...
N-Sea

N-Sea awarded defence contract

Subsea solutions integrator N-Sea has announced the commencement of a five-year contract with the Royal Netherlands Navy. The contract, which includes two year-long extension options, will see N-Sea operate the multipurpose support vessel, Geosea, which arrived at the naval base at Den Helder (Netherlands) on 4 March. N-Sea’s workscope throughout the charter will utilise...
Tekmar

Tekmar Energy awarded milestone CPS contract in France

Tekmar Energy is delighted to announce a contract award from French cable installation specialist Louis Dreyfus TravOcean to supply TekLink cable protection systems (CPS) for Parc du Banc de Guérande Offshore Wind Farm (Saint-Nazaire). Saint-Nazaire is a 480MW offshore windfarm set for construction on France’s Atlantic Coast and owned by EDF Renewables and Enbridge....
Eemshaven

Eemshaven base port for world’s largest offshore windfarm

From May on Buss Terminal in Eemshaven (Groningen Seaports, the Netherlands) will serve as the base port for the installation of foundation structures for the Hornsea Two offshore windfarm. Approximately 140,000m² of the 250,000m² heavy lift terminal will be used for this project. The windfarm will be located approximately 89km off the Yorkshire Coast...

ABB wins contract for Japan’s first super-size wind turbine installation vessel

ABB’s advanced power systems has been chosen for the first self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel built in Japan. The 28,000-GT jack-up ship – a purpose-built, self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) delivered from a Japanese yard – will feature ABB’s advanced power and control technologies. The vessel, on order from builder Japan Marine United...
EDS

EDS HV Group wins 3-year O&M contract

High voltage engineering specialist EDS HV Group (EDS), part of the marine services company, James Fisher and Sons, has been awarded a 3-year O&M contract for Vattenfall’s Blackdog Substation at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as Aberdeen Bay Offshore Wind Farm. The contract was awarded following a competitive tendering process...
SeaMade

First of SeaMade’s two offshore substations sets sail to the Belgian North Sea

The first of two offshore substations for the SeaMade offshore windfarm left the construction yard in Hoboken for its final destination in the Belgian North Sea. The 1,200t substation has four decks, is 14m high and has an output capacity of 235MW. With a 487MW capacity SeaMade is the largest offshore windfarm in Belgium....
Jumbo Shipping

Jumbo Shipping secures contract with DEME Offshore on Hornsea Two project

Jumbo has been awarded a contract to support DEME Offshore in its scope of work on Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore windfarm. Jumbo’s scope of work in the project is the provision of transportation for 165 monopiles from Rostock to Eemshaven and 135 transition pieces from Aalborg to Eemshaven with a K3000 class vessel. In addition...
Oceanteam Solutions

Oceanteam Solutions wins long-term rental agreement

Oceanteam Solutions has entered into a three-year agreement for rental of its 4,000t carousel for the ultimate client Global Marine Group. The client has the option to extend this agreement with a total of five years. Start of project will be end of February 2020. For this specific project, the 4,000t carousel will be...
Keppel Offshore & Marine

Keppel delivers world’s fastest brownfield FPSO modification project

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard, has delivered the world’s fastest brownfield Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) modification and upgrading project safely and on time. Named FPSO Abigail-Joseph, the vessel was delivered to Yinson Nepeta Production (Yinson), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yinson Holdings Berhad. Mr Chris...

Tubes and piping most failure-prone in oil and gas and maritime industries

New DNV GL research based on more than 1,000 failure cases has revealed that tubes and piping are the most failure-prone components in the oil and gas and maritime industries. Fatigue and corrosion are the most common failure types. The research is based on cases from DNV GL’s global network of five laboratories in...
ASCO

ASCO starts new decade with significant contract extension in the North Sea

ASCO has been awarded a five-year extension, with options for a further six years by CNOOC Petroleum Europe, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC, to support all the operator’s North Sea assets. The contract, worth in excess of EUR 119 million, will see ASCO continue to provide a fully managed and integrated, logistics, materials management,...
Fugro

Fugro completes TenneT UXO risk mitigation project for Hollandse Kust Zuid

Fugro has successfully completed a second marine unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk mitigation project for TenneT, this time on a cable route survey as part of the construction of the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore windfarm. The 13-month project involved surveying the route for explosive remnants of war (ERW), including munitions dumped at sea after conflict,...