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GustoMSC

A seahorse to improve offshore wind turbine blade installation

GustoMSC and NOV Lifting & Handling have developed the Sjøhest, Norwegian for seahorse, to improve offshore wind turbine blade installation efficiency. Blades are highly susceptible to wind loads, so they currently take the most time to install. Like the seahorse’s unique and strong grasping tail enables it to resist ocean currents, the Sjøhest  Wind...
Strategic Marine

Strategic Marine delivers first of two Fast Crew Boats to Blue Petra

Strategic Marine has delivered a new 40m Fast Crew Boat (FCB) to Malaysia-based Blue Petra, a fully-owned subsidiary of Great Ocean. The vessel was delivered on 19 September 2022. Great Ocean is a licensed Petronas contractor and a preferred supplier to the Malaysian oil and gas industry. Blue Petra focuses on providing FCBs to...
Aeolus

Major crane upgrade for offshore installation vessel Aeolus

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus will get a major crane upgrade. By installing a new, longer boom on Aeolus’ existing crane, the vessel will be ready to handle the newest generation up to 15MW turbines for offshore wind projects. Van Oord decided to upgrade the Aeolus to ensure that the vessel remains competitive...

Loadout of TenneT´s Hollandse Kust transformer platform

The topsides for TenneT’s Hollandse Kust (North) transformer platform in the Dutch North Sea has been loaded out from Equans’ fabrication hall in Antwerp and transferred to a floating barge. The 3,500-metric ton steel structure was due to be secured and prepared for transport to the offshore location. During the load-out operation, the structure...

RE-Source 2022

WindEurope’s event RE-Source is the largest annual gathering in Europe of renewable energy buyers and suppliers. With more markets opening up to the corporate renewable sourcing opportunity, RE-Source 2022 is the perfect platform to network, learn and do business with key players from the renewable energy world. With its REPowerEU action plan from May...

Van Oord and Deme awarded contract from Allseas

Last week, Van Oord and Deme have been awarded a contract from Allseas in support of the Darwin Pipeline Duplication Project, located offshore Northern Australia. The joint venture will be responsible for providing support for the shallow water pipeline installation scope in Northern Territory waters including trenching, pipe pull operations and rock placement works....
TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies joins several large-scale research and development platforms for offshore wind

Aligned with TotalEnergies’ commitment to better energy, innovation is central to the company’s global ambitions. Through a large R&D program, TotalEnergies focusses on promoting offshore wind installation and operation technologies that protect and strengthen marine life, as well as advancing biodiversity monitoring. The company also targets an integrated and sustainable energy system with power...
decarbonisation

A major decarbonisation milestone

Yara and Northern Lights have signed the world’s first commercial agreement on cross border CO2 transport and storage. This is groundbreaking for the decarbonisation of European heavy industry, opening the market for cross border CO2 transport and storage as a service. It is also a major milestone towards achieving Yara’s own net zero targets....
Havfram

DEME Offshore and Havfram sign MoU

DEME Offshore and Havfram have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly offer construction services to the offshore wind farm sector in Norway.  Both DEME Offshore and Havfram plan to play an important role in the upcoming Norwegian offshore wind market by delivering transport and installation services for foundations, cables, WTGs and substations,...
injection wells

Drilling CO2 injection wells

Recently, Northern Lights started a drilling campaign within its CO2 storage license EL001 in the southern North Sea. The drilling rig Transocean Enabler will first drill a CO2 injector well as a sidetrack to the exploration well drilled in 2020. It will subsequently drill a new contingent injection well to be used for injection...
James Fisher

VP appointment James Fisher

Today, two James Fisher and Sons’ companies, James Fisher Renewables (JF Renewables) and ScanTech Offshore (ScanTech), announce the appointment of Barry Craig to Vice President Renewables North America. The move will enable both businesses to support US offshore wind growth ambitions, by driving the identification of key strategic opportunities and local partnerships, in a...

New all-electric heavy lift ship crane

The growth of wind turbines is leading to increasingly heavy individual component weights. In addition, the handling of large components requires a longer outreach of the cranes used than is often the case in the market. The supply of heavy lift vessels with cranes offering a maximum lifting capacity of 800 tonnes is lower...
Arklow Bank Wind Park

Successful ground investigation campaign for Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2

DEME’s DP2 offshore installation vessel Neptune has successfully performed an offshore ground investigation campaign for Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2, which is located near Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland. SSE Renewables, that is developing the wind farm, chartered Neptune for the geotechnical survey. Lucien Romagnoli, Business Unit Director Renewables, comments, “Neptune performed very well...
Petrosafe

Petrosafe and ABL Group enter Egyptian oil and gas partnership

Petroleum Safety & Environmental Services Company (Petrosafe) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate with ABL Group on safety and environmental solutions for the Egyptian oil and gas sector. Under the MoU, energy and marine consultancy ABL Group, will provide marine and engineering consulting to diversify and develop Petrosafe’s offering in improving...
ExxonMobil

Exxon and ONGC sign agreement for deepwater exploration offshore India

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) with global petroleum giant ExxonMobil for deepwater exploration in East and West coasts of India. The Heads of Agreement document was signed in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas on 17 August 2022 by Shri Rajesh Kumar Srivastava, Director (Exploration),...
Steerprop

Steerprop to supply propulsion package for first-of-its-kind WIV

Steerprop has been awarded a major order to supply the complete propulsion package for a state-of-the-art Wind Installation Vessel (WIV). The order builds upon th company’s extensive support and successful track record in delivering fit-for-purpose solutions to the offshore renewables sector. The order was placed in May 2022 by Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine who has...
Miros

Miros wins sensor contracts with Subsea 7

Miros Group has secured a trio of three-year agreements with Subsea 7 to install its internet of things (IoT) dry-sensor WaveSystem. As part of project requirements for the monitoring of wave and current to a water depth of 10m, WaveSystem will be installed on three of Subsea 7’s pipelay support vessels, Seven Waves, Seven...

The first Crew Transfer Vessel designed and manufactured in France

As the installation of the wind turbines on the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm is underway, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs and Tidal Transit Limited are pleased to announce the delivery to GE Renewable Energy of Inno’vent, the first Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) dedicated to the transfer of technicians and their equipment between the coast and the...
Cerulean Winds

Cerulean Winds and Ping Petroleum UK will create one of the UK’s first offshore wind powered offshore oil and gas facilities

UK green energy infrastructure developer, Cerulean Winds, and Ping Petroleum UK today announced the signing of an agreement to create one of the UK’s first oil and gas facilities powered mainly by offshore wind. Under the agreement signed in a meeting hosted by Secretary of State, Kwasi Kwarteng, the production facility at Ping Petroleum’s...
recyclable

First ever commercial installation of fully recyclable offshore wind turbine blades

Siemens Gamesa today celebrates the delivery of green energy from the world’s first turbine equipped with Siemens Gamesa’s RecyclableBlades. The first commercial installation of recyclable wind turbine technology recently took place at RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind power project in Germany. It marks a turning point in the long-term sustainability of offshore wind power. Marc...
Siemens Gamesa

First firm offshore wind power order for Siemens Gamesa in Japan

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been awarded the firm order for the 112MW Ishikari offshore wind power project from Green Power Investment. This instrumental project is the first firm offshore order in Japan for the manufacturer of offshore wind turbines. The order includes fourteen SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines, each with a capacity...

Huisman launches 700mt travelling quayside crane

Huisman has developed a 700mt Travelling Quayside Crane for the load-out of offshore wind turbine components. The move comes as a result of rising demand for large, 2,600mt and 4,000mt Skyhook Cranes for the load-out of foundation pieces and installation of floating turbines. Huisman is committed to driving the growth of renewable energy and...
DemoSATH

DemoSATH floating unit launched into water

Saitec Offshore Technologies and RWE achieved another milestone in the DemoSATH project with the successful completion of the launching operation of the floating unit. The project moves forward at a fast pace for its installation later this summer. During the next months the submarine dynamic cable will be deployed at the installation site and...
SolarDuck

RWE and SolarDuck accelerate technology development and commercialisation of offshore floating solar

RWE and the Dutch-Norwegian company SolarDuck signed a collaboration agreement to develop the use of floating solar parks at sea. To accelerate the learnings on SolarDuck’s floating solar technology, RWE will invest in a first offshore pilot in the North Sea. The project is a first step in the collaboration and lays the foundation...
KenzFigee

CMIC and KenzFigee sign technology license agreement

TSC Renewables, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMIC, and KenzFigee have agreed on a technology license agreement of the KenzFigee developed 3D Active Motion Compensated (AMC) gangway system. This agreement is a result and part of the recently signed strategic cooperation agreement between KenzFigee and CMIC enabling CMIC to manufacture, market and sell gangway...