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Processing Topside Ready for Johan Sverdrup

The Johan Sverdrup processing platform is now sailing to Norway on board Boskalis Vanguard, the world’s largest heavy-transport vessel. Fully assembled and tested, the topside for the Johan Sverdrup processing platform is leaving the Samsung Heavy Industries yard on time, below..

OOS Serooskerke

Engine Start Up OOS Serooskerke

On 27 November 2018, the engines of OOS Serooskerke were started. The OOS Serooskerke is being built in China Merchants Heavy Industries (Jiangsu). The vessel building contract is effective since 5 August 2016. After ten months of engineering, the steel..

offshore wind auction

Record-Smashing US Offshore Wind Auction

A highly-competitive offshore wind auction for three areas off the coast of Massachusetts concluded last week with winning bids totaling a record-breaking EUR 358 million dollars from Equinor (block 0520), Mayflower Wind Energy (a Royal Dutch Shell and EDP Renewables joint..

QOS Energy

Smarter Tidal Energy Plant with QOS Energy’s Data Intelligence Platform

Sabella, a pioneering tidal and ocean stream turbine developer, has partnered with QOS Energy to improve the performance monitoring of its ground-breaking Ushant tidal energy project. The first 1MW tidal turbine of the plant, immersed 55m under water off the west..

Aasta Hansteen

Aasta Hansteen on Stream

On 16 December, Equinor and its partners started production from the Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea. Today, 17 December, gas from the Aasta Hansteen field is available to the market for the first time and together with..

Fistuca Winner Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2018

Fistuca is the winner of both the jury and the public prize of the Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2018. With an innovative maintenance-free connection technology – the Blue Wedge Connection – the company convinced the jury and the audience that..


Ampelmann Inks Two New Contracts in Asia Pacific

Dutch multinational Ampelmann has secured two new contracts in the Asia Pacific region. Two A-type systems have made their way to India and Indonesia, respectively, and will enable both short- and long-term Walk to Work (W2W) operations. The contract for..

Hornsea Project One

Tideway Completes Installation AC Export Cable at Hornsea Project One

A world first and a major construction milestone was reached at Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore windfarm in the UK when Tideway completed the export cable installation. With an offshore export cable totalling 467km, roughly the same distance as Amsterdam..


UTEC Awarded Multivessel Survey Work Offshore India

UTEC, a global surveying company in subsea services group Acteon, has been awarded a subcontract by McDermott International for a series of survey work scopes offshore eastern India. UTEC will provide surface and subsea positioning services during the installation of..

Wind power

More than 680GW of New Wind Power to Come Online over Next Decade

More than 680GW of new wind power capacity will come online globally over the 10-year outlook, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Wood Mackenzie Mackenzie recently upgraded its Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update: Q4 2018 by..

Valhall field

Quick Plugging of Shut-In Wells at Valhall

Through utilisation of the PWC (Perforate, Wash & Cement) plug and abandonment method (P&A) on the Valhall field, HydraWell has contributed towards Aker BP executing its plugging programme significantly quicker than planned. Since May 2017, HydraWell has contributed towards plugging 10..

transition piece carrier

Transition Piece Carrier for Optimising Offshore Wind Costs

ALE is optimising offshore wind project costs by designing a new modular transport frame for carrying transition pieces (TPs) within marshalling ports. Designed in-house, the new Transition Piece Carrier has been developed as a more cost-effective alternative of transporting the..

flow excavation

Game-Changing Carrera E Precision Flow Excavation Spread

Following an extensive R&D trajectory, subsea technology company Seatools introduces the revolutionary Carrera E 3D motion-controlled precision flow excavation spread. The 630+ kW, all-electric deep-water excavator features Seatools’ advanced ROV DP technology and sets the stage for unprecedented levels of..

First Edition of Managing Offshore Decommissioning Waste Guidelines

Decom North Sea announced the publication of its Managing Offshore Decommissioning Waste Guidelines, produced in conjunction with D3 Consulting, during last week’s annual Offshore Decommissioning Conference. Developed in close consultation with regulators, operators and supply chain, the Guidelines focus upon..

wirde drill pipe

Wired Drill Pipe Contracts Awarded

Equinor is stepping up its use of wired drill pipe to acquire subsurface real-time data during drilling operations, in line with the corporate digitalisation strategy and to prepare for automated drilling. NOV and Schlumberger have been awarded corporate frame agreements for..


Offshore Software Specialist Abyssal Winner of Innovation Challenge

The Van Oord Innovation Challenge has come to a close. Out of more than one hundred submissions, Portuguese start-up Abyssal has claimed the prize. Abyssal specialises in the visualisation and remote control of subsea operations using sensor data to deliver..

Kreuz Subsea

Kreuz Subsea Appoints Industry Veteran to its Board

Global integrated subsea services business, Kreuz Subsea, has announced the appointment of Knut Eriksen as the board’s first independent non-executive director. Mr Eriksen, who took up the advisory position on 1 December 2018, will support the business on a strategic level..

GE Renewable Energy

GE Renewable Energy Strenghtens Partnership with ORE Catapult

GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have today announced a EUR 10 million four-year research partnership aimed at minimising the time people have to spend offshore, which will enhance both safety and operating costs for..

Naviera Integral

15th Fast Crew Supplier FCS 5009 for Naviera Integral

Leading Mexican offshore contractor Naviera Integral has signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of a new Fast Crew Supplier FCS 5009 for delivery in 2019. This will be the fifteenth FCS 5009 to join the Naviera..

Atlas Professionals

Ørsted Contract for Atlas Professionals

Atlas Professionals has secured a contract to supply personnel for Borssele 1 & 2, a pioneering Dutch windfarm project run by leading renewable energy company, Ørsted. Denmark-based Ørsted — which has built more offshore windfarms than any other developer in..


Coating for New Tool that Extends Weather Windows for Drilling

Hardide Coatings has provided a coating solution for a new tool that will save oil and gas operators millions of euros per year by extending weather windows for drilling operations. Well construction specialist DeltaTek Global selected the Hardide CVD (chemical..


Walter Thain New Three60 Energy Group CEO

Three60 Energy, a fast-growing energy services provider, has appointed Walter Thain as Group Chief Executive Officer. Mr Thain will be responsible for leading strategic growth across the group, broadening its technical and geographic capability and extending its footprint in key energy..

fibre slings

Franklin Offshore and Lankhorst to Develop Heavy Lift Fibre Slings Market in South East Asia

Singapore-based, Franklin Offshore International and leading fibre ropes manufacturer, Lankhorst Ropes, have announced an exclusive cooperation agreement aimed at developing the market for fibre rope slings for heavy lift offshore projects in South East Asia. As offshore contractors look for..


First Floating Wind Turbine for Kincardine Offshore Windfarm

Contracted by the Spanish construction group Cobra, Bourbon completed the installation of the first wind turbine at Cobra Wind’s Kincardine site, Scotland, off the coast of Aberdeen this summer.  Bourbon Subsea Services’ experience in floating wind turbine installation enabled them..

Clair Ridge

BP Starts-Up Clair Ridge Production

BP, on behalf of co-venturers Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhillips, announces first oil production from the giant Clair Ridge project in the West of Shetland region offshore UK. Clair Ridge is the second phase of development of the Clair field, 75km West..