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3,650t power socket ready for sea voyage to the Borssele wind energy area

The superstructure (topside) of TenneT’s offshore transformer platform for the Borssele 3 and 4 wind area is ready for its sea voyage. Right on schedule, the offshore power socket, Borssele Beta, will provide access to the wind energy generated by..


N-Sea awarded defence contract

Subsea solutions integrator N-Sea has announced the commencement of a five-year contract with the Royal Netherlands Navy. The contract, which includes two year-long extension options, will see N-Sea operate the multipurpose support vessel, Geosea, which arrived at the naval base..


Tekmar Energy awarded milestone CPS contract in France

Tekmar Energy is delighted to announce a contract award from French cable installation specialist Louis Dreyfus TravOcean to supply TekLink cable protection systems (CPS) for Parc du Banc de Guérande Offshore Wind Farm (Saint-Nazaire). Saint-Nazaire is a 480MW offshore windfarm..


Eemshaven base port for world’s largest offshore windfarm

From May on Buss Terminal in Eemshaven (Groningen Seaports, the Netherlands) will serve as the base port for the installation of foundation structures for the Hornsea Two offshore windfarm. Approximately 140,000m² of the 250,000m² heavy lift terminal will be used..

ABB wins contract for Japan’s first super-size wind turbine installation vessel

ABB’s advanced power systems has been chosen for the first self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel built in Japan. The 28,000-GT jack-up ship – a purpose-built, self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) delivered from a Japanese yard – will feature ABB’s..


EDS HV Group wins 3-year O&M contract

High voltage engineering specialist EDS HV Group (EDS), part of the marine services company, James Fisher and Sons, has been awarded a 3-year O&M contract for Vattenfall’s Blackdog Substation at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as..


First of SeaMade’s two offshore substations sets sail to the Belgian North Sea

The first of two offshore substations for the SeaMade offshore windfarm left the construction yard in Hoboken for its final destination in the Belgian North Sea. The 1,200t substation has four decks, is 14m high and has an output capacity..

Jumbo Shipping

Jumbo Shipping secures contract with DEME Offshore on Hornsea Two project

Jumbo has been awarded a contract to support DEME Offshore in its scope of work on Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore windfarm. Jumbo’s scope of work in the project is the provision of transportation for 165 monopiles from Rostock to Eemshaven and..

Oceanteam Solutions

Oceanteam Solutions wins long-term rental agreement

Oceanteam Solutions has entered into a three-year agreement for rental of its 4,000t carousel for the ultimate client Global Marine Group. The client has the option to extend this agreement with a total of five years. Start of project will..

Keppel Offshore & Marine

Keppel delivers world’s fastest brownfield FPSO modification project

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard, has delivered the world’s fastest brownfield Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) modification and upgrading project safely and on time. Named FPSO Abigail-Joseph, the vessel was delivered..

Tubes and piping most failure-prone in oil and gas and maritime industries

New DNV GL research based on more than 1,000 failure cases has revealed that tubes and piping are the most failure-prone components in the oil and gas and maritime industries. Fatigue and corrosion are the most common failure types. The..


ASCO starts new decade with significant contract extension in the North Sea

ASCO has been awarded a five-year extension, with options for a further six years by CNOOC Petroleum Europe, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC, to support all the operator’s North Sea assets. The contract, worth in excess of EUR 119 million,..


Fugro completes TenneT UXO risk mitigation project for Hollandse Kust Zuid

Fugro has successfully completed a second marine unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk mitigation project for TenneT, this time on a cable route survey as part of the construction of the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore windfarm. The 13-month project involved surveying the..

Cross-border gas production

Wintershall Noordzee (a 50:50 Joint Venture of Wintershall Dea and Gazprom EP International) has successfully started gas production from its operated cross-border development Sillimanite. Discovered in June 2015, the unitised gas field stretches across the UK and the Dutch Continental..


KENC successfully wraps up engineering assignments for Jumbo

Last December 2019, Jumbo – the heavy lift shipping and offshore T&I contractor – awarded KENC with multiple engineering assignments. The scope entailed engineering and FEM calculations to prepare Jumbo’s Fairplayer, a DP2 heavy lift crane vessel (HLCV), for an..

Airborne Oil & Gas

Airborne Oil & Gas Awarded 10km TCP Flowline Contract

Airborne Oil & Gas has been awarded its most significant flowlines contract to date which will see the world’s leading manufacturer of thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) deliver a record 10km length of its technology to a supermajor in West Africa…


Damen OSV 9020 Answers Calls for Versatility in Offshore Support

Following calls for great vessel versatility offshore Damen has developed a new concept vessel – the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) 9020. The vessel features a stable platform with lots of accommodation, good station-keeping capability, low carbon emissions and lots of..


Six Months Operating Without Planned Offshore Maintenance

The technology group Wärtsilä has introduced an agreement-based Power Solution for new normally unattended offshore installations (NUIs). The solution provides the asset with up to six months of operating time without planned maintenance activity onboard, thus enabling significant cost savings…

renewable energy

Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition to Accelerate Renewable Energy

An international Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has been formed to advance sustainable deployment of ocean-based renewable energy and mitigate the harmful impacts of climate change. Ocean-based renewable energy, such as offshore wind, floating solar, tidal and wave power, could..


Mammoet Completes Acquisition of ALE

Mammoet confirms that as of 8 January 8, 2020, the acquisition of ALE has been completed, and the businesses will now operate as one company under the Mammoet brand. Over the coming months a fully developed integration plan will be..


Total and Apache Make Significant Discovery near Surinam

Total and Apache have made a material oil discovery with the Maka Central-1 well on Block 58 offshore Surinam, on trend with the prolific discoveries in the adjacent Stabroek block in Guyana. The Maka Central-1 well was drilled by a..

Roll Group Continues to Grow with Fleet Expansion

After the extension of their land activities into Asia in 2019, Roll Group starts 2020 with the addition of another Module Carrier to their fleet. Roll Group officially took ownership of an additional vessel. With a length of 146m, a..

H2M Opens New Office in Denmark

H2M officially opens its new office in Denmark! In the past years H2M has been growing in Denmark. Customer demands were plenty, so to provide better services, expand offices and create new projects, the company decided to have their own..

Shipyard De Hoop Celebrates its 130-Year Anniversary

Shipyard De Hoop is celebrating its 130th anniversary as a designer, engineer and builder of custom-built vessels. For the occasion, the company hosted a big celebration in November 2019. The event was held in the yard’s own welding shed, which..

Van Aalst

Van Aalst Group Prepared for the Future

The Dutch Van Aalst Group launched its first bond offering on the NPEX platform on 21 October 2019. The € 5 million fixed rate 5-year bond offer was fully subscribed as the offering attracted strong demand from the investors. “The..