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Liebherr Heavy Lift Crane for New Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Liebherr-MCCtec has been awarded the contract by the Oslo-based company Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) and China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) to deliver a heavy lift crane for a new generation semi-submersible offshore windfarm foundation installation vessel. On 6 July, CMHI..

subsea testing

C-Kore Subsea Testing Units Successfully Deployed by PTTEP

C-Kore Systems recently completed another successful deployment for PTTEP Australasia. The supplied subsea testing units optimised the offshore operation, quickly bringing the field back on-line. C-Kore’s Subsea Testing tools are used to monitor the health of electrical systems by measuring..

Van Oord

Van Oord Will Acquire MPI Offshore

Van Oord has signed an agreement with Vroon Group to acquire MPI Offshore, a specialist offshore wind installation contractor. Van Oord will take over the MPI organisation in Stokesley, UK, and the vessels and crew of the MPI Adventure and..

MPI

Jan De Nul Acquires Part of MPI’s Offshore Business Unit

Jan De Nul Group and Vroon Group signed agreements to transfer part of the offshore business of MPI to Jan De Nul Group. Jan De Nul Group herewith invests considerable resources in the offshore wind industry to offer the market..

Tekmar

Ørsted Selects Tekmar Energy for Borssele 1 & 2

Tekmar Energy (Tekmar) are pleased to announce Ørsted (the former DONG Energy) have selected their patented Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for their Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Windfarm Project. Alongside this recent win, Tekmar are also pleased to..

Njord Offshore

New Njord Offshore CTV Order for BMT

BMT has secured a new contract to provide Njord Offshore with two 23m crew transfer vessels (CTVs). This follows on from the recent successful launch of Njord Zenith and Njord Zephyr, 27m CTVs designed by BMT and built by Cheoy..

Northwester 2

Jan De Nul Partners Parkwind for Northwester 2

Jan De Nul Group signs contract for constructing Northwester 2, the seventh windfarm off the Belgian coast, entering for the third time into a partnership with windfarm developer Parkwind, a branch establishment of Colruyt. Jan De Nul will be responsible for..

Alpha Offshore Service

Alpha Offshore Service Awarded OWEZ Blade Repair

Alpha Offshore Service has been awarded a contract with NoordzeeWind, a Joint Venture between utility company Nuon and Shell, for blade repair on the Offshore Windfarm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ). The first large windfarm built in the Dutch sector of the..

BMT

BMT Supports Installation of Appomattox

BMT has completed a project for Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) providing marine simulation studies which have supported the installation of Shell’s Appomattox Floating Production System. The topside and hull of Appomattox, Shell’s largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico, were..

Ulstein Verft to Build Nexans Cable Laying Vessel

Nexans Subsea Operations has announced that it has signed a shipbuilding contract with Ulstein Verft on the construction of a large DP3 cable laying vessel. The vessel will be outfitted for power cable laying, including bundle laying, cable jointing and..

Redwise Marine

Redwise Marine Takes Over DCP

The future of deep sea pilots and offshore VTS pilots of Royal Dirkzwager has been secured following the takeover by Redwise Marine Holding NV. Compliance with IMO resolutions A.486 and A.1080(2) recommending the use of deep sea pilots in the..

Minesto

Minesto Initiates DG500 Commissioning Program

Marine energy developer Minesto has initiated the commissioning program of its first tidal energy project in commercial scale in North West Wales, with initial sea trials of the company’s DG500 tidal energy converter taking place in Holyhead harbour and the..

BlueStar

BlueStar Acquires RH Offshore Activities

BlueStar, subsidiary of STAR Group, has reached an agreement with regard to the acquisition of the activities of RH Offshore as of 1 July 2018. The acquisition consists of the assets and liabilities of RH Offshore, subsidiary of Radio Holland..

Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul Completes Export Cable Installation Projects

Jan De Nul Group successfully completed the export cable installation works in the German North Sea in order to connect the offshore windfarms Trianel Windpark Borkum II, developed by Trianel, and Borkum Riffgrund II, developed by Ørsted, to Tennet’s German..

Blauwwind

Blauwwind Announces Financial Close on Borssele III/IV

The Blauwwind Consortium today announced Financial Close on the Borssele III/IV windfarms in the Dutch North Sea. This sets in motion the construction and subsequent operation of 77 V164 9.5MW turbines produced by MHI Vestas, with a total installed capacity..

VLissingen

ALL NRG Opense New Office in Vlissingen

To further support current and potential customers, ALL NRG will open a new office in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, widening the company’s international presence. For ALL NRG, opening an office in Vlissingen is one step closer to some of the company’s main..

Batwind

Batwind Installed

With Batwind in operation, it will for the first time be possible to store energy produced from an offshore wind farm. The battery storage solution was presented in Peterhead, Scotland today by Batwind partners Equinor and Masdar. Electricity produced at..

Barge Master

Second Barge Master 3D Motion Compensated Crane for Wagenborg

Wagenborg has awarded Barge Master with a contract for a second 3D motion compensated crane to be installed on their new walk-to-work vessel the Kasteelborg. The fact that Wagenborg and Shell/Nam have selected Barge Master for an additional BM-T40 motion..

Wellpro Group

Well Intervention Specialists Wellpro Group Launched

Wellpro Group, a new well intervention start-up, expects to create seven jobs within its first year of trading after announcing its move to premises in the Granite City. The business, which is primarily focused on well intervention and thru tubing..

OSD-IMT

Offshore Ship Designers adopts OSD-IMT as name for entire group

Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has changed its company name to OSD-IMT. The goal of the name change is to leverage the strength of both OSD and IMT. IMT is the signature brand-name for vessels designed by OSD’s UK branch, which..

Lankhorst

Reflective Anchor Lines for Asian Hercules III

Lankhorst Ropes has supplied Lankoforce with Dyneema jacket anchor lines for the 5,000t floating sheerleg crane Asian Hercules III. The Lankoforce anchor lines moor the barge during lifting operations. The rope’s low stretch provides a high level of stability while..

Barge Master

GustoMSC and Barge Master Team Up for US Offshore Wind

In order to service the emerging US offshore wind markets, GustoMSC and Barge Master join forces in the development of a motion-compensated feeder solution. This solution offers a flexible and cost-effective alternative for installing the first wave of US projects…

aluminium cables

First DNV GL Type Approval for Aluminium Cables Onboard Ships

As the competitive and economic pressure on the shipping and offshore industries continues to grow, owners, operators and yards are searching for every efficiency. To support its customers, DNV GL has developed the first type approval scheme for the use..

Liebherr

Liebherr Modifies Seafox 5 Offshore Crane

Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH, Liebherr Maritime Benelux B.V. together with Damen and Seafox BV have modified one of Liebherr’s biggest offshore cranes in the field. With a maximum lifting capacity of 1,200t the BOS 45000 is the biggest crane of the board..

skidding

ALE Uses Unique Skidding Techniques for Korchagin Topside

ALE has used a unique offshore skidding technique for the first time to assist with the offshore installation of the satellite platform (SP) topside, weighing 2,565t, for the Korchagin oil field development project in Russia. ALE was contracted to perform..

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