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ONE and SE to Support SMEs in Decommissioning

A new partnership between private sector economic development company Opportunity North East and Scottish Enterprise will support Scottish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access new decommissioning business and explore diversification into new market sectors. The first decommissioning opportunity, on..

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Commission­ing Rampion Offshore Windfarm

The construction of the Rampion offshore windfarm in the British Channel has made significant progress. All 116 turbines are online and feed renewable energy into the grid. The Rampion thus reaches its maximum generation capacity of 400MW, which can supply..

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MPI Enterprise Fitted with Spudcans

MPIs wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) MPI Enterprise has recently been upgraded with spudcans. The spudcans, which were installed during a drydocking in Rotterdam, increase the load-bearing area when the vessel is jacked up. This, in turn, minimises penetration of..

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Joint Venture Decommissioning Company

A 50:50 joint venture (JV) between Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service will leverage the companies’ heritage of over 50 years of safe and efficient operations to provide decommissioning services to oil and gas operators. After decades of production, an..

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150th Anniversary Van Oord

With a two-day event on the quay of the Biesboschhaven Zuid harbour in Werkendam, Van Oord launches its first LNG-powered vessel: the Werkendam. Because of Van Oord’s 150th anniversary, this event takes place in Werkendam, the cradle of the company. On Friday 13 April,..

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MeyGen Phase 1A enters Operations Phase

Atlantis, a global leader in the marine power generation sector, is proud to announce that Phase 1A of the MeyGen project has now completed the construction phase and has formally entered the 25 year operations phase. At 6MW rated capacity,..

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Subsea Cable Replacement Orkney Isles

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has awarded a contract to marine cable specialist, Global Marine Group, to install and commission a 10.8km electricity subsea cable between Rousay and Westray in the Orkney Isles. The new cable is being installed as part..

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Maiden Voyage Ampelmann’s A400 Gangway

Ampelmann’s A400 gangway system has set sail from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Vroon’s Subsea Support and Walk to Work VOS Stone, to undertake its first deployment to transfer crew and cargo in the Arkona offshore windfarm. The Walk to Work..

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Successful Sea Trials for Njord Zenith

Njord Zenith, BMT’s latest 27m crew transfer vessel (CTV) designed for Njord Offshore, has successfully completed sea trials, reaching a top speed of 27knots.  Njord Zenith is the first of two 27m vessels built to a BMT design by Cheoy..

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Huisman Appoints Theo Bruijninckx as CEO

Huisman announced today that Mr Theo Bruijninckx is appointed as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective as per today. This appointment follows the decision of Mr Joop Roodenburg to step down as the company’s CEO to fulfil the role..

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Who Wants to Join our Editorial Team?

Yellow & Finch Publishers is a full-service publishing house geared to the maritime world. It is based in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. We turn out a trendsetting portfolio of independent international business magazines focused on the maritime industries. With Y&F Communication..

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DSM and Vryhof Secure Contract with Cooper Energy

Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) and Vryhof Anchors, both Vryhof businesses, have secured a contract to provide full-scale mooring and anchoring services to Australian energy company Cooper Energy. The announcement also sees Vryhof businesses secure contracts in Cooper’s main target drilling..

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RCEA Selects Consortium for Offshore Windfarm

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) has selected a consortium of companies comprised of Principle Power, EDPR Offshore North America, Aker Solutions, H. T. Harvey & Associates, and Herrera Environmental Consultants to enter into a public-private partnership to pursue the..

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Autonomous Offshore Robot

A robot could soon be working autonomously alongside humans on a North Sea platform as part of a world-first project from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), Total E&P (Total) and taurob, in partnership with Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU..

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Early Delivery of Acta Auriga

Acta Marine’s newbuild Walk to Work vessel Acta Auriga, was delivered from Ulstein Verft on 28 March 2018, three days before schedule. High quality and delivery precision were crucial when Acta Marine placed the order at Ulstein Verft. Already during the..

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Mega Turbines Unloaded on Wheels

On 23 March the largest and heaviest wind turbine of Siemens was unloaded in the Port of Ostend by roll-on-roll-off on a specially designed pontoon. After the first parts of the Rentel Windfarm arrived at the Rebo terminal in the Port..

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Icemann Awarded OTC Award

Ampelmann has been commended for its innovative N-type Icemann gangway with an OTC Spotlight on New Technology award. The N-type, nicknamed Icemann, is designed to safely and efficiently transfer crew in extreme icing and temperatures as low as -28C. The fully..

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Vattenfall Wins Hollandse Kust Zuid

Vattenfall is awarded the permit for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore windfarm. In December, Vattenfall submitted a bid for this first non-subsidised windfarm in the Netherlands. Vattenfall plans to continue developing the wind farm of 700MW which could produce renewable..

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Lamprell and GustoMSC Develop LJ43

Lamprell is pleased to announce its exclusive collaboration with GustoMSC to develop the Lamprell Jackup-43 (LJ43) jack-up rig design, creating an advanced drilling rig with the highest level of safe, efficient and reliable drilling capabilities.  The rig utilises GustoMSC’s leg..

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Mammoet Installs Near Shore Turbines

Mammoet has successfully completed the installation of four 7MW wind turbines at the Nissum Bredning near shore windfarm in Denmark. Conventional offshore wind power projects are generally installed using specialist installation vessels in waters up to 30m deep. Located in..

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Jumbo Appoints Huisman for Offshore Mast Cranes

Jumbo recently made a formal investment decision to appoint Huisman Equipment for the provision of the design and construction of two offshore mast cranes for their new DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV) to be delivered in the first quarter..

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Joint Skills SeaZip and Deep

From mid-April 2018, SeaZip Offshore Service and Deep Hydrography & Geophysics will jointly operate a DP1 Ice Class Survey and ROV vessel. This means that hydrographic and maritime expert knowledge will be combined in a robust vessel, which can be..

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Statoil to Change Name to Equinor

The board of directors of Statoil proposes to change the name of the company to Equinor. The name change supports the company’s strategy and development as a broad energy company. The name Equinor is formed by combining ‘equi’, the starting point..

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Transfluid Lands in Japan

At the Japan International Boat Show 2018, recently held in Yokohama from 8 March to 11 March, Yanmar Marine displayed their new diesel engine assembled with Transfluid’s hybrid system. This is the final act after two years of tests and..

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