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Sembcorp Marine

Sembcorp Marine delivers world’s first eighth-generation drillship

Sembcorp Marine has successfully completed the delivery of the world’s first eighth-generation drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, for Transocean’s subsidiary Triton Atlas. The completion of Deepwater Atlas marks a key milestone in Sembcorp Marine’s offshore construction track record. The vessel’s successful delivery is a testament to the group’s proven capabilities in providing innovative and pioneering...
XLCC

XLCC obtains planning approval to build UK’s first HVDC cable factory

On 29 June 2022, the North Ayrshire Council Planning Committee granted planning permission for XLCC’s HVDC subsea cable manufacturing operations in Hunterston, Scotland. Breaking ground in the coming months, the brownfield site will create a new UK industry to support global decarbonisation targets. Once fully operational, the facility will support 900 jobs in the...
DEME

DEME Group lists on Euronext Brussels

As of 30 June, DEME Group is listed on Euronext Brussels (ticker code: DEME).  DEME’s mission is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global challenges: rising sea levels, a growing population, the reduction of emissions, polluted rivers and soils, and the scarcity of mineral resources needed for the energy transition....
KEPCO

KR signs MOU with KEPCO for Offshore Wind Projects

Korean Register (KR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to technical cooperation in the development and construction of offshore wind power projects with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). KEPCO plans to build a 2.7GW offshore wind power plant by 2029, near the Korean south west coast to increase the distribution rate of...
Strohm

Strohm supports Shell with fast-track delivery of a TCP Riser

Strohm has supplied Shell with a static Thermoplastic Composite (TCP) Riser to support operations at one of its Southern North Sea assets. The availability of TCP through Strohm’s TCP on Demand model and the ability to install end-fittings offshore enabled flexible, quick and easy installation. Strohm was able to offer a fast-track delivery (January...
Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa awarded order for 882MW Scottish offshore wind power project

Siemens Gamesa has been awarded the firm order for the delivery of 60 units of its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine at the Moray West offshore wind power project. The wind turbines will have a capacity of 14.7MW each and utilise the PowerBoost feature. A service agreement is included in the order for...
KenzFigee

Strategic cooperation KenzFigee and CMIC

KenzFigee and CMIC signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement to explore how both companies can complement each other with regards to the design and supply of identified key products needed to meet the fast growing offshore wind market in China. This cooperation is a result of the rapidly emerging market and the huge and urgent...
James Fisher

James Fisher and Graig launch the innovative Ulstein Twin X-Stern SOV

James Fisher and Sons and Graig Shipping have unveiled a pioneering service operation vessel (SOV) design concept. The Ulstein Twin X-Stern named Ulstein SX221 Diamond SOV will support the UK’s ambitious target of 50GW of offshore wind energy generation by 2030 – as part of its Net Zero Strategy. The innovative concept is the...
Acta Marine

Ulstein desigs methanol-fuelled offshore wind vessels for Acta Marine

Acta Marine orders the two first Ulstein Twin X-Stern Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) with design from Ulstein Design & Solutions. The design contract also includes options for two vessels, all four of the SX216 design by Ulstein. The vessels will be delivered with dual-fuel methanol/diesel power generators. “We are pleased to build on...
ONS

ONS introduces Net Zero Markets

In an ever-changing energy market and race towards net zero, the ONS conference and exhibition in Stavanger introduce a brand-new arena, ONS Net Zero Markets. The Net Zero Markets venue is in fact five unique conferences covering policy, market opportunities and markets indicators within hydrogen, carbon capture & storage, solar power, offshore wind, and...
Lankforst

Lankhorst Ropes supplies Heerema with first heavy lift slings with ‘recycled-based’ Dyneema

For the first time in the heavy lift industry, Lankhorst Ropes is supplying Heerema Marine Contractors with LankoForce HL slings manufactured with Dyneema SK78 fibre produced using post-consumer plastic waste as a feedstock. The LankoForce HL slings will be used on a 4-point lifting frame for an offshore lifting project. Meike Kolthof, Heerema’s General...
OSV

Global active OSV fleet boosted by significant reactivations

Higher oil prices in the first half of 2022 and its impact on oil market fundamentals is already showing a material uptick in offshore exploration and production (E&P) investment and rig count. According to the Global Offshore Navigator – this is a collaborative quarterly market report written by Braemar ACM Shipbroking and Westwood Global...
Port Oostende

Port Oostende one step closer to seaward expansion

For more than two years, Port Oostende has been working on a possible seaward expansion of its port area. The ships, the wind turbines and the components are getting bigger and in order to maintain its leading position in the blue economy, Port Oostende has argued for a seaward expansion. More specifically, this concerns...
Orion

Orion successfully installs first monopile at Arcadis Ost 1

Deploying Orion, the newest member of the DEME fleet and the most innovative vessel in the offshore wind industry, DEME Offshore has successfully installed the first XXL monopile at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in Germany. DEME’s revolutionary, floating DP3 offshore installation vessel is set to install the 28 giant monopiles, which...
Fugro

Fugro investigation recommends combining CCS with offshore wind farm developments

The Netherlands’ Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy commissioned Fugro to assess whether areas of the North Sea could simultaneously be used for offshore wind farm (OWF) developments as well as carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions. The North Sea will play an important role in the energy transition. Both carbon capture and...
ONE-Dyas

Final permit for gas production from field N05-A

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate has granted ONE-Dyas the definitive permits for the development of the N05-A gas field in the North Sea. This offshore gas production project fits in the small fields policy of the Dutch government. With the final permit, the Dutch government gives the go-ahead for the production of...
Oil and gas exploration

Oil and gas exploration remained resilient in 2021 despite the accelerating energy transition

Latest analysis from Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood) reveals that, in spite of challenges due to COVID-19 and the accelerating energy transition, high impact oil and gas exploration drilling in 2021 maintained its momentum. While high impact drilling levels in 2021 were similar to 2020, performance sank significantly, with discovered resource dropping 65% in...
offshore wind

North Sea offshore wind to help repower the EU

Today, 18 May, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will participate in an Offshore Wind Summit with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the Belgian Prime Ministers Alexander De Croo, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. In a joint declaration they are set to highlight the role of home-grown...
OTC Houston

OTC Houston showcases the energy evolution

Offshore energy professionals from around the world convened at the 2022 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at NRG Park to discuss the latest advancements in the offshore oil and gas industry, while touting the role the offshore energy industry plays within the energy transition. Experts representing diverse offshore technologies provided key insights on how their...
Van Oord

Van Oord awarded contract for large-scale US offshore wind project

The consortium between Van Oord and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) has been selected by Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, as main contractors for subsea rock installation works related to the development of Empire Wind I & II. This offshore wind development, located on the East Coast of...
MacGregor

MacGregor to deliver a FibreTrac fibre-rope offshore crane

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract with Otto Candies, LLC to deliver an active heave compensated FibreTrac offshore crane. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2022 first quarter order intake, with delivery expected to be completed by the end of the year. Scope of supply encompasses full delivery of the 150t AHC...
Petrobras

Petrobras will invest USD 5,5 billion in extracting activity in the next five years

The recent pre-salt oil discoveries, in the Central Alto de Cabo Frio and Aram areas, open up a scenario of new extraction opportunities for Brazil. The discoveries are the result of the intensification of the extraction efforts by Petrobras, which plans to invest USD 5,5 billion in this segment in the next five year....
iXblue

iXblue completes remotely operated survey of Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm

iXblue recently completed the bathymetric survey of the Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm using its DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV). Relying on 4G and satellite communication, the operation – located 20km off the West coast of France – was remotely conducted by the iXblue teams of surveyors from their Remote Control Center in La...
Digital ship design

On-demand webinar: Digital ship design for a more sustainable future

Faced with increasingly stringent environmental regulations and societal expectations, the marine industry – from designers to shipyards and ship owners  – needs to find new ways to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. By moving away from traditional design tools and adopting state-of-the art digital methods, such as generative design, intelligent design exploration and...
OTC Houston

OTC Houston: the offshore energy industry’s premier event!

OTC 2022 will safely and responsibly unite energy game-changers in person from 2 to 5 May in Houston, Texas, USA. For four days, there will be many opportunities to collaborate with industry colleagues on ground-breaking technologies behind a net-zero strategy and the critical roles oil & gas play as a necessary part of a...