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Van Oord / Cablel Awards First Subsea Cable Protection System

Van Oord / Cablel has selected First Subsea to supply cable protection systems (CPS) for the Export Cables and Cross Over Protection for TenneT’s Net op zee Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore windfarm located 20km off the coast of The Hague in the Netherlands. First Subsea will engineer, test and supply a CPS for the...

Saitec Launches Offshore Wind Project BlueSATH

Saitec Engineering, one of the leading engineering firms in Spain, is launching its first offshore wind medium-scale prototype: BlueSATH. This project is scheduled to go online during the first quarter of 2020 in the open sea waters of Santander (Spain) for a twelve months period after which the prototype will be completely decommissioned. Testing...

DEME Offshore Awarded Major EPCI Cable Contract in Scotland

DEME Offshore has been awarded a major EPCI contract for the inter-array and interconnector cables at the Neart na Gaoithe offshore windfarm in Scotland. The scope includes the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the subsea cables for the 450MW capacity wind farm, with execution in 2021. The 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore windfarm,...

Boosting R&D for Wind Energy is Key

Targeted Research & Innovation is needed to accelerate the large-scale deployment of cost-competitive wind energy and support the existing European supply chains. This is according to a new report from the European Technology & Innovation Platform on Wind Energy (ETIPWind), released at WindEurope’s Offshore 2019 event in Copenhagen. Europe needs a rapid scale up...

Van Oord Shares Energy Transition Vision

 Van Oord presented the first copy of the white paper ‘Enhancing the energy transition’ to Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. This took place during the WindEurope Offshore in Copenhagen, the international event where the latest developments in the offshore wind sector are presented. The white paper sets out Van Oord’s contribution to the global energy...

Agreement Signed for Arcadis Ost 1

In a signing ceremony in Copenhagen, MHI Vestas and Parkwind have signed a conditional agreement for turbine supply for Arcadis Ost 1 in the German Baltic Sea. The signing is the first conditional contract for MHI Vestas to feature the V174-9.5MW turbine. As a result of the challenging soil conditions at the Arcadis Ost...

Jan De Nul Orders Offshore Installation Vessel Les Alizés

At WindEurope Offshore 2019, Jan De Nul Group announced the order of Les Alizés, a floating installation crane vessel from the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China. This news comes just six months after the investment announcement for the offshore installation vessel Voltaire. Together with the Voltaire, this new vessel will be in a super-size...

DEME’s Orion at Liebherr Factory in Rostock

Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock announces the arrival of DEME’s offshore vessel Orion. The large-scale project is thus entering the next exciting phase – the erection of the biggest offshore crane Liebherr Maritime Cranes has ever constructed, the HLC 295000. The Orion reached Liebherr Rostock on the 22 November 2019. Following the arrival in Rostock, the assembly...
subsidy scheme

New Danish Subsidy Scheme for Offshore Wind

The Danish government has agreed on a new subsidy scheme for the Thor offshore wind project. With the new scheme, the government said a stable settlement price is guaranteed for the power generated by the offshore wind farm and support is provided based on the difference between the agreed price and market price. This means...
subsea gas separation

Joint Investment Project to Qualify Subsea Gas Separation

Aker Solutions and a group of the world’s leading oil and gas operators have come together in a joint industry project with the aim of making subsea gas separation a reality. Using CO2 injection to increase recovery rates in offshore oil and gas fields can improve the economics of a field significantly, but so far,...
Iara

First Oil from Iara

Total announce first oil from the Iara license (Block BM-S-11A), located in the deepwater Santos Basin pre-salt. This marks the start-up of the FPSO P-68, the first of the two floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO) already launched and to be installed on the license. The second, the P-70, is expected to come...
WindEurope

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark to Address WindEurope Offshore

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will deliver the opening address at the WindEurope Offshore 2019 event on 26 November. WindEurope Offshore 2019, the world’s largest event dedicated to offshore wind, will take place in Copenhagen from 26 to 28 November. The event will gather 9,000 participants and more than 400 exhibitors as the...
zero-emission

Zero-Emission Offshore Operations

Ulstein’s vision is to create tomorrow’s solutions for sustainable marine operations. Recently, DNV GL identified the five most promising alternative fuels for shipping, with hydrogen as the ultimate zero-emission solution. Ulstein’s first hydrogen powered ship design is now market-ready, offering zero-emission marine operations. And it can be taken in use today. This first complete...

Europort Attracts International Visitors in Record Numbers

Special ship markets in recovery and real progress on maritime digitalisation brought a feelgood finale to Europort 2019. The biennial conference and exhibition attracted 26,076 visitors for an energetic week of events at Rotterdam Ahoy in the first week of November. With over 1,000 exhibitors and a record number of international visitors, Europort’s focus on...

Jan De Nul Is Aiming for 100% Renewable Fuel

Jan De Nul Group carries out dredging work in the Benelux with 100% renewable fuel. With this, the company is further committing itself to immediately and considerably reducing its CO₂ emissions. Trailing suction hopper dredger Alexander von Humboldt will from now on sail on renewable biofuel from certified and sustainable waste streams. The choice...
First Subsea

First Subsea secures Floating Offshore Wind Dynamic Bend Stiffener Connectors for Kincardine Project

First Subsea has secured a second contract with Spanish developer and construction company, Cobra Group, to provide Dynamic Bend Stiffener Connectors for the Kincardine Floating Offshore Windfarm. Following the initial supply to the pilot turbine last year, a further eleven connectors will be supplied to the 50 MW Kindcardine floating offshore windfarm project, 15km...
Sparrows

API Q2 Certification to Support Drilling Work in APAC for Sparrows

Sparrows Group’s Singapore operation has achieved the world’s most advanced quality assurance certification for drilling service providers – the American Petroleum Institute (API) Specification Q2. The firm successfully demonstrated its quality management system met the strict criteria set out by API in order to achieve the coveted global standard after being audited in October. The...
Heerema

Heerema’s Crane Vessels to Switch to Wind Energy

Heerema Marine Contractors will provide its crane vessels with clean energy. By switching off the diesel generators, total emissions will be reduced by the equivalent of the annual emissions of approximately 5,000 diesel cars. Eneco will supply power from the onshore windfarm on Landtong Rozenburg. Heerema’s crane vessels are often moored in the Calandkanaal...
Hywind Tampen

Equinor Awarding Hywind Tampen Contracts

On behalf of the Gullfaks and Snorre partners, Equinor today signed contracts totalling around EUR 322 million for the Hywind Tampen wind farm development. The contracts have been awarded to Kværner, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, JDR Cable System and Subsea 7. “The signing of five major contracts is a key milestone in realising the...
Damen

Damen Delivers Third Fast Crew Supplier 2710 to High Speed Transfers

The delivery of the third Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 bought by Swansea, UK-based High Speed Transfers has taken place at Damen Shipyards Antalya. Named HST Harri, she joins the HST Hudson, delivered in May 2018, and the HST Sofia, which was handed over in March this year. A fourth FCS 2710 for High...
Van Oord

First Borssele III & IV Monopile in Place

After two years of preparation, the first monopile has been installed for the Borssele III & IV offshore windfarm by Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus. In the coming months, Van Oord will place a total of 77 monopiles for the Borssele III & IV and two for the innovation site Borssele V. The...
Boskalis

Boskalis Awarded Taiwan Offshore Windfarm Project and Announces New Crane Vesselft 2

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) together with Taiwanese partner Hwa Chi Construction have been awarded the foundation scope for the Taiwanese Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm (CFXD OWF) project owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The project includes the transportation and installation of 60 two three-legged jacket foundations and the accompanying 186 pin piles....

TerraSond Completes First Geophysical Survey for Mayflower Wind

TerraSond, an Acteon company, has completed a high-resolution geophysical survey for Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies US and EDPR Offshore North America. The two-month campaign, which began in July 2019, surveyed an area, 20 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA, that can support up to 1,600 MW of offshore wind....

Latest Damen Patrol Vessels Have Arrived in Nigeria

The latest additions to the modern and diverse fleet operated by Homeland Integrated Offshore Services (Homeland IOS) have arrived safely in Nigeria and are now being prepared for their first assignments. The addition of these vessels brings improved capability to Homeland’s squadron of Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels. These are deployed in the Gulf...

Dogger Bank Wind Farms Welcomes Voltaire To Project

The world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank Wind Farms, is delighted to welcome Jan De Nul’s Voltaire to the project. The Jan De Nul-owned Voltaire, a new offshore jack-up installation vessel, with a lifting capacity of over 3,000 tonnes and standing taller than the Eiffel tower, is the largest of its kind in...