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Jan van der Temple

Engineering safety on the high seas: Jan van der Tempel named European Inventor Award 2021 finalist

The European Patent Office (EPO) announces that Dutch engineer, entrepreneur and inventor Jan van der Tempel has been named as a finalist in the Industry category of the European Inventor Award 2021. He has developed a motion-compensated system for transferring people and cargo between floating vessels and stationary offshore facilities, boosting safety on the...
Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes awarded subsea contract for Petrobras’ Marlim and Voador fields in Brazil

Baker Hughes has been awarded a subsea oilfield equipment contract from Petrobras as part of the Marlim and Voador field revitalisation plan in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil. The contract includes several key technologies from Baker Hughes’ Subsea Connect portfolio and will provide Petrobras with a connected suite of solutions to help drive efficiencies,...
Utsira Nord

Equinor and Vårgrønn team up for floating wind at Utsira Nord

Equinor and Vårgrønn have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly apply for offshore wind acreage in Norway for the Utsira Nord area. Through a collaboration agreement Equinor and Vårgrønn, a Norwegian renewable energy company established by HitecVision and Eni, aim to jointly prepare and submit an application to the Norwegian authorities to develop floating...
Fugro

Fugro finishes first phase on transpacific BiFrost Cable System

Fugro has completed the first phase of its marine site characterisation project for Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to support the BiFrost Cable System, a new undersea fibre-optic cable system that will connect the west coast of North America, Guam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore. The transpacific route segments off the west coast of North...
enelift

Enelift sets course for growth in the offshore lifting market with seven-figure investment

Enelift, formerly Global Offshore, recently announced ambitious global growth plans for its lifting solutions in the oil & gas and renewables industry. The company will invest a seven-figure sum into its operations and establish new support hubs in Houston, Dubai, Singapore, Perth and the Caspian over the next six months. Operating from its bases...
Nexans Aurora

A sunny ride on the Nexans Aurora sea trial

Snow-covered mountain tops, green hillsides and a bright sun on a blue sky make a perfect frame for the lady in red, the CLV vessel Nexans Aurora, on her sea trial. A sunny mood also characterises the atmosphere on board the vessel. The sea trial commenced with the yard’s sea trial on Monday, 3...
Orbital Marine Power

Orbital Marine Power launches the world’s most powerful tidal turbine

Orbital Marine Power, Scottish-based developers of the world’s leading floating tidal turbine technology, successfully launched its 2MW tidal turbine, the Orbital O2, from the Port of Dundee on Thursday 22 April. The operation was managed by Osprey Shipping and saw the 680t tidal turbine transferred from the Forth Ports quayside facility in Dundee into...
Hywind Tampen

Aker Solutions completes first phase of the Hywind Tampen construction

The first part of the construction of the Hywind Tampen concrete foundations was finalised this week at Aker Solutions’ yard in Stord, Norway. The eleven substructures are currently being towed to Vindafjord where the rest of the slip-forming and mechanical outfitting will be completed. “Hywind Tampen is an important project for the transformation of...
offshore wind feeder vessel

Offshore wind feeder vessel design by Ampelmann and C-Job

Ampelmann and C-Job Naval Architects have joined forces to develop a one-of-a-kind offshore wind feeder vessel concept with motion compensation technology, specifically suited for the rigorous demands of operating off the east coast of the US. The concept design combines the knowledge of both companies. Together they have created a viable solution in response...
ayop

Three men and a lady

The perfect storm. A Porsche for the price of a Polo. Autistic sustainability. No, these aren’t the names of a new game show. They’re just a few of the strong opinions expressed during a discussion on the future of oil & gas organised by AYOP. With the end of the fossil fuel era drawing...
Saltwater

2021 and beyond -The best is yet to come

Saltwater Engineering was founded in 2007 by four naval engineers. With a small team and a hands-on approach the company was able to deliver engineering solutions, fast. Their flexibility, speed and out-of-the-box thinking made Saltwater Engineering stand out. These traits gave them an edge over incumbents and allowed them to gain a foothold in...
Noble

Noble Corporation completes combination with Pacific Drilling

Noble Corporation has completed its acquisition of Pacific Drilling Company, effective on 15 April, 2021. Pacific Drilling’s high specification ultra-deepwater drillship fleet further enhances Noble’s global position as an owner and operator of one of the most modern and technically advanced fleets in the offshore drilling industry. Robert Eifler, President and Chief Executive Officer,...
Jumbo-SAL-Alliance

Jumbo Shipping and SAL Heavy Lift launch Jumbo-SAL-Alliance

Today, 15 April, the heavy lift industry sees a new and powerful constellation unfold. Jumbo Shipping, the Dutch maritime heavy lift transport and engineering contractor, and SAL Heavy Lift, the German-based breakbulk and project cargo specialist, commence operations with their joint venture as the Jumbo-SAL-Alliance. Combining their fleets and all commercial activities, SAL and...
Sarens

Sarens loads-out jackets for the Tyra East Future Field project

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, local restrictions, and a country-wide lockdown, Sarens performed the load-out of two jackets in Cadiz, Spain for its client Dragados Offshore. The heavy-lift company had to load-out two jackets – TEG and TEH – for the Tyra East Future Field project. The TEH jacket weighs 5,081t and the TEG jacket...
Saint Nazaire

Assembly and Lift operations by Gould Services for Deme project Saint Nazaire OWF

Gould Heavy Lift Services and DEME have successfully performed the load-in, assembly and preparations for load out of the new Offshore Drill Equipment for the French windfarm at Saint Nazaire. Deme is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, solutions for the offshore energy market, infra marine and environmental works. With...
Smart Notation

World-first Smart notation for CMHI’s Shen Lan Tan Suo

A semi-submersible drilling platform from China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI), Shen Lan Tan Suo, has become the world’s first offshore unit to receive DNV’s Smart notation compliance certificate. The voluntary Smart vessel notation from DNV, provides a framework for assessing and visualising digital vessel features and shows that a vessel is utilising enhancements that...
Studer Cables

New owners Studer Cables

Since 30 March, Swiss cable manufacturer Studer Cables is back in Swiss hands. A consortium of buyers around the old and new CEO, Bruno Fankhauser and Helvetica Capital acquired the company from the German LEONI Group. The new owners mark a return to private ownership for this long-standing company and Swiss quality brand for...
Fugro

Fugro awarded marine site characterisation contract for Danish Energy Island

Energinet has awarded Fugro a marine site characterisation contract for the Danish Energy Island project in the North Sea. The contract is part of Energinet’s preliminary studies to build the world’s first hub and spoke energy scheme. An energy island 80km off the Danish coast will act as a transmission centre for hundreds of surrounding...
wind turbines

36 wind turbines installed, 36 more to go

For the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark, Jan De Nul Group is installing a total of 72 wind turbines of 8.4MW each on behalf of Vattenfall Denmark. All together, these turbines will produce enough green electricity for the annual needs of approximately 600,000 Danish households. Today, 8 April, Jan De Nul is halfway:...
Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling awarded four-well drillship contract with Shell in Malaysia

Maersk Drilling has secured a contract with Shell Malaysia for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking to drill four development wells at the Gumusut-Kakap project offshore Malaysia. The contract is expected to commence in December 2021, with an estimated duration of 150 days. The firm contract value is approximately USD 34m, including a mobilisation...
Global Wind

Global Offshore completes Kriegers Flak cable installation campaign

Global Offshore has completed their cable installation campaign at Vattenfall’s Danish Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm. The initial phase of work, completed last year, saw Global Offshore utilise their multi-purpose PLP240 pre-lay plough, mobilised on the Havila Jupiter, to carry out route clearance totalling approximately 158km. The second phase, which commenced in September 2020, included the...
Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Van Oord wins contract for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Following the announcement that RWE has reached a financial investment decision for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, Van Oord is pleased to confirm that it has been contracted for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables for this project. The 1.4GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm is one of...
US offshore wind

Biden Administration jumpstarts US offshore wind energy projects

The Biden Administration recently held an Offshore Wind Roundtable, making several key announcements that will be a catalyst for US offshore wind energy development, strengthen the supply chain, and create well-paying jobs. The Roundtable included key Biden Administration agency leaders, offshore wind developers, labour leaders, and state government partners. This unprecedented meeting emphasises the...
Thyrrenian Link

Fugro wins survey contract for Tyrrhenian Link

Fugro has been selected by Terna, owner of the Italian national transmission grid (NTG) for high and extra-high voltage power, to perform a large multidisciplinary survey for part of the Tyrrhenian Link, a nationally strategic project to install two undersea HVDC electrical power cables connecting the Italian peninsula with the islands of Sicily and...
Voltaire

Keel laid of Jan De Nul’s Voltaire

On 25 March, at the Cosco Shipping Shipyard in Nantong, China, the keel for Jan De Nul’s Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel Voltaire was laid. The ceremony took place in the presence of Jan De Nul’s, Cosco’s and Bureau Veritas’ representatives. Voltaire will be the first Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel on the market, able to...