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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...
Sleipnir

Sleipnir breaks records on the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 development project

Sleipnir successfully installed the 12,050t Johan Sverdrup processing platform (P2) jacket, setting a new record for the heaviest lift jacket installation. This lift comes after the inshore integration of the three P2 topside modules on behalf of client Aibel at the GMC yard in Gismarvik in May. This mating process included the heaviest crane...
Lundin Energy

Lundin Energy’s Johan Sverdrup barrels certified as carbon neutrally produced

All future barrels of oil Lundin Energy sells from the Johan Sverdrup field will be certified as carbon neutrally produced under Intertek Group’s CarbonZero standard. The field has been independently certified at 0.45kg CO2 per barrel of oil equivalent (boe), approximately 40 times lower than the world average. Lundin Energy has then taken the...
Breman Machinery

Problem-solving capabilities

The construction of offshore wind farms requires a broad range of tools and equipment. As no wind farm project is the same due to, for example, soil, wind, and water conditions, each project often demands new tailor-made tools. The French Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm will be constructed off the Brittany coast. Van Oord is...
HBK

Condition monitoring of critical components in wind turbines

Wind turbines are subject to extreme mechanical stress. Condition Monitoring Systems help to ensure the stability, the service life and optimal design of wind turbine components such as rotor blades, drivetrains, inverters and monopiles. Condition monitoring prevents expensive failures and thus allows significant cost savings. Gearbox-failure represents a big part of the downtime of...
SPE Offshore Europe

Energy transition to take centre stage at SPE Offshore Europe

The announcement that SPE Offshore Europe’s face-to-face event has moved to 1-4 February 2022 at P&J Live, Aberdeen and that the conference will run virtually from 7-10 September 2021 hasn’t changed the theme of the biennial show – ‘Oil & Gas: Working Together for a Net Zero Future’. It’s been nearly two years since...

Two ladies and two gentlemen

Offshore wind is fascinating, diverse and challenging; the perfect working environment for people with a heart for a cleaner world, an interest in adventure and technology, and an ability to work independently. But how do you engage them in the first place? And how can we ensure there are good links between education and...
SMST

Second Taiwanese contract for SMST gangways

SMST is gaining a firm foothold in Taiwan with its modular gangways and mission equipment. In March, SMST’s motion compensated gangway started operations for Jumbo Offshore in the Taiwanese waters on board the Jumbo Javelin. Soon, the delivery of the mission equipment for Ta San Shang Marine (including an access tower with elevator and...

Amphibious Energy and CORROSION launch the ICCP-POD

CORROSION and Amphibious Energy recently launched the new ICCP-POD, an environmentally friendly alternative to using diesel generators to supply energy during the construction phase of wind turbines, and sacrificial anodes to protect turbine foundations against corrosion. The ICCP-POD combines two advanced technologies. The EnergyPod, developed by Amphibious Energy, is an easy-to-transport autonomous energy plant...
TWMA

TWMA awarded three-year extension for Valhall Flank

TWMA has been awarded a three-year contract extension to supply integrated waste management services for Aker BP’s Valhall Flank North and Hod B field development projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). TWMA was awarded a three-year contract in 2019 for drill cuttings handling, bulk transfer and cuttings processing solutions onboard the Maersk Invincible...
wind & water works

Dutch celebrate Global Wind Day with wind & water works launch

To celebrate Global Wind Day, the Dutch wind industry and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) have joined forces to launch the wind & water works website (www.windandwaterworks.nl). Managed by the Netherlands Wind Energy Association on behalf of the Government and a coalition of Dutch wind energy and trade associations, wind & water works is...
real-time monitoring

New floating offshore wind real-time monitoring solution

A Fugro-led consortium that includes AS Mosley and the University of Strathclyde has designed a mooring line fatigue tracker that safely and cost-effectively monitors offshore floating wind turbines, thanks to innovation funding from the Scottish Government. The consortium won the funding to develop the tracker, which fuses the motion and position measurements of floating...
Hollandse Kust

Smulders and ENGIE Solutions kick off topside fabrication of Hollandse Kust

At the Smulders’ facility in Hoboken, Belgium, the joint venture ENGIE Solutions – Iemants (subsidiary of Smulders) and TenneT started the cutting of the first steel for the topside of the offshore transformer station for the Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) wind farm zone. Last week, the joint venture partners and TenneT officially kicked off...
Gulf of Mexico

US to Explore Offshore Wind Potential in the Gulf of Mexico

The US Department of the Interior recently announced its intent to assess potential opportunities to advance clean energy development on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). This significant milestone is part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to create thousands of jobs through the deployment of 30GW of offshore wind by 2030. “The...
JDR

JDR wins Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind project

JDR has been awarded a contract by Parkwind to supply, test and terminate 33kV subsea cables for the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in Germany. The company will supply the 45km of 33kV array cable that will connect the 27 wind turbines. It will also provide technicians, tooling and test equipment for the...
Lankhorst

Lankhorst heavy lift slings uses for Yunlin offshore wind project

Heavy lift shipping and offshore transport & installation contractor, Jumbo, is using heavy lift slings from Lankhorst Ropes to install offshore wind turbine transition pieces onto monopiles situated in the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm, Taiwan. In total, the slings will be used to lift and position 80 transition pieces from the Jumbo Javelin. Located...
Vroon

Crew competence management system further developed

About four years ago Vroon Offshore Services Genoa implemented the Crew Competence Management system, a tool designed to enhance the continuous professional development of our Crewing colleagues. The Genoa team is now working on updating the system with additional fleet-specific requirements. To this end, we are pleased to announce that we are cooperating with...