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An event we won’t easily fore-get!

On 3 September, the nice and sunny weather conditions were a true reflection of this year’s Yellow & Finch Maritime Charity Golf Event. After all the restrictions for meeting each other in the past eighteen months, all the participants enjoyed the fun and successful event all the more. The eleventh edition of our charity event took place at the Golfclub Grevelingenhout golf course on 3 September. Beautifully located at...
turbine blade inspection

Sulzer Schmid and Enertrag Betrieb improve wind turbine blade inspection

Sulzer Schmid, and Enertrag Betrieb have teamed up to provide a new wind turbine blade inspection solution that integrates Enertrag Betrieb’s innovative lightning protection systems (LPS) testing solution with Sulzer Schmid’s UAV technology and digital inspection platform. This key innovation will enable LPS testing to be carried out at the same time as rotor...
Ampelmann

Ampelmann first to deploy motion compensated gangway in Chinese renewables market

Ampelmann has signed its first contract offshore China. The company will provide the A-type gangway, one of its flagship systems, to Guangdong Safety New Energy for the offshore wind works off Guangdong province. It was able to secure this project with the support of its local partner in the region Leading Marine (HK) CO....
Tetraspar Demonstrator

Bourbon Subsea Services successfully installs the TetraSpar Demonstrator floating wind turbine

After mooring lines installation in June, towing and hook up in July, Bourbon Subsea Services completed the offshore installation of the 3,6MW TetraSpar Demonstrator Floating Wind Turbine at Metcentre Test site in Norway, by laying and connecting the power cable earlier this week. The wind turbine will be commissioned in the coming weeks. This...
Smulders

Smulders and Marmen Welcon to produce offshore wind TPs

Smulders has concluded a strategic alliance with Marmen Welcon, the joint venture between two of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind towers, for the manufacturing of transition pieces for offshore wind turbines for the US market at the Port of Albany. This agreement accelerates the growth of the US offshore wind...
VIKING

VIKING launches the next generation of offshore crew PPE

Continuing consultations between VIKING Life-Saving Equipment and its growing offshore client base has brought a new lifejacket to the oil & gas and wind energy markets whose form is as innovative as the range of new details to overcome longstanding safety challenges facing offshore crews and maintenance personnel. The VIKING YouSafe Vanguard inflatable lifejacket...
C-Kore

C-Kore Systems welcomes Ian Griffiths

C-Kore Systems is pleased to announce Ian Griffiths has joined the company to represent C-Kore as their Sales Manager in the USA. Mr Griffiths has an engineering career spanning more than 30 years in design, manufacturing, operations, service and commercial. Most of the last 22 years have been in the subsea sector with Trelleborg...
ASCO

ASCO enters Senegal

Global integrated logistics and materials management company, ASCO, will play a major role in the development of Senegal’s offshore energy industry following a contract award by Senegal Supply Base (SSB). SSB, which is owned by a consortium of national businesses known as COSENI, has contracted ASCO as sole provider of quayside management for all offshore...
MingYang

MingYang Smart Energy launches MySE 16.0-242, the world’s largest offshore hybrid drive wind turbine

Offshore wind is undergoing transformational improvement as a key solution to the energy transition. The continuous iteration and evolution of wind turbine technology have enabled developers to venture into deeper waters and to tap further wind resources. MingYang Smart Energy is always motivated to drive this trend through innovation, and has reached a new...
Project Greensand

Offshore CCS planned by 2025 at Project Greensand

The Project Greensand CCS Consortium in Denmark is moving decisively ahead. In the upcoming pilot phase the consortium will demonstrate that CO2 can be injected into the offshore Nini West reservoir in a cost-effective and environmentally safe manner. The consortium believes the project may in future be able to safely store up to 8t...
substation

DEME installs first offshore substation in France

DEME installed the first offshore substation (OSS) in France. Weighing 2,100t, the OSS was successfully installed at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm on 18 August. The electrical substation was constructed by a consortium including Atlantique Offshore Energy, the business unit of Chantiers de l’Atlantique dedicated to Renewable Marine Energies, GE Grid Solutions and DEME...
TCP

Strohm plans new TCP centre of excellence and office base in Brazil

Composite pipe technology company Strohm has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro and is establishing a centre of excellence for engineering its Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) technology as part of its growth strategy in South America.  Strohm is extending its footprint in Brazil and gearing up for the execution of a significant contract,...
Tekmar

Tekmar Group and DeepWater Buoyancy form partnership

Tekmar Group is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with DeepWater Buoyancy. Under the MOU, the companies will bring together their complementary engineering capabilities, and extensive track records in their respective fields, to enhance the range of services and technologies they offer customers, whilst helping to integrate and optimise...
Renewable-powered offshore platform

Renewable-powered offshore platform

Aquaterra Energy has completed the engineering design for a renewable-powered Sea Swift offshore platform for DeNovo Energy. The offshore platform is part of the development activity for the Zandolie field, located in the Gulf of Paria, off the west coast of Trinidad and is scheduled to be installed in Q4 2021. The unmanned minimum...
Subsea 7

Subsea 7 announces floating wind acquisition

Subsea 7 today has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in the equity of Nautilus Floating Solutions, a developer of technology for the floating wind market based in Bilbao, Spain. Nautilus has developed a promising concept for a floating wind foundation based on a semi-submersible steel structure that supports a centrally-placed...
Tekmar

Tekmar to protect Baltic Eagle

Tekmar Energy is pleased to announce a contract award from Van Oord to supply its Generation 10 Cable Protection System (CPS) for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, Germany. Baltic Eagle (476MW) is Iberdrola’s second offshore wind project in Germany, following the commissioning of OWF Wikinger in 2017 (also protected...
Huisman

Huisman 2,600mt leg encircling crane for Eneti’s new WTIV

Huisman has signed a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the delivery of a 2,600mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC), to be installed on Eneti’s new build Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV). The new Leg Encircling Crane has a 147m long boom, capable of reaching 170m above deck. With its 2,600mt lifting...
Subsea 7

Subsea 7 combines its renewables business unit with OHT

Subsea 7 recently announced an agreement to combine its renewables business unit with OHT, subject to the customary approvals, conditions and relevant employee consultations. The combined company will be renamed Seaway 7 ASA and will initially retain OHT’s listing on Oslo’s Euronext Growth market, with a view to a future listing on Oslo Børs....
WindFlix

WindEurope launches WindFlix

After the success of last year’s WindTV*, WindEurope is launching WindFlix, a new on-demand wind energy video platform. It’ll offer informative and entertaining content on all aspects of wind energy. WindFlix content will be available for free – and with no registration required. WindFlix will bring you the latest industry news and a whole...
Danos

Danos wins Gulf of Mexico construction work

A Gulf of Mexico operating company has awarded Danos a contract for construction operations on two shelf assets, located approximately 130km off the coast of Louisiana. Work for the contract, which began in May, is expected to last through the end of 2021. 26 Danos personnel are employed for the project, working on a...
Ampelmann

Ampelmann’s electric A-type is ready for operations

Electric solutions, a lower carbon footprint and a strong commitment to sustainability are sure to be the future of the Walk to Work (W2W) industry. In line with that, Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann, has announced the launch of an electric version of its signature A-type system. Based on the technology and decade-long track...

First of new Damen Shoalbuster 3514 SD DP2 class named

Recently, a ceremony was held at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, to mark the naming of the first of a new model in the Damen Shoalbuster range. The ultra-shallow, Shoalbuster 3514 SD was christened Brutus by Mrs Mandy Heere-van Eijk, on behalf of the leading tug and workboat company, Herman Sr. As part of the ceremony...
TidalKite

TidalKite test site at Ameland

The Dutch company SeaQurrent is developing an innovative sustainable tidal energy convertor, the TidalKite. After several years and various scale model tests – at MARIN and in the Wadden Sea – a start has now been made with the full-scale demonstration of the TidalKite. Last week, the Borndiep test location was set up and...
Edda Wind

Edda Wind selects MacGregor for a further two offshore wind service vessels

Following the receipt of equipment orders for four offshore wind service vessels announced in May 2020, MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an additional order for another two commissioning service operation vessels (CSOV) that will further expand the Østensjø Rederi Edda Wind fleet. Both vessels will be built at the Astilleros Gondán shipyard in...
SpaceStar

A first for Fugro as SpaceStar satellite positioning service heads into space

Loft Orbital, which flies and operates customer payloads on its YAM series of small satellites, launched their YAM-2 satellite, the first in space to be equipped with Fugro’s SpaceStar next-generation positioning technology, on 30 June into a 525km sun-synchronous orbit from Cape Canaveral in Florida onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceStar is using...