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Inadequate Planning, Execution Led to 35.2-ton Slip Joint Dropping from Offshore Rig in Norway

Oct 31, 2022

Inadequate planning and execution led to a 35.2-ton slip joint unintentionally dropping from Odfjell Drilling's offshore drilling rig to an offshore supply ship before ending up on the seabed offshore Norway in March this year, an investigation by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has shown.The incident, that happened on March 8, 2022, occurred in connection with a lifting operation from the Stril Mar supply ship to Deepsea Atlantic…

Offshore Wind: Heerema Marine Contractors Tests C1 Wedge Connection Offshore

Nov 08, 2022

Dutch offshore installation company Heerema Marine Contractors has recently tested C1 Connections' C1 Wedge Connection offshore.The C1 Wedge Connection is said to be a high-capacity connection that can be installed faster and safer than conventional bolted flange connections…

Sparrows Wins FPSO Crane Maintenance Deal in Ghana

Nov 08, 2022

Energy industry engineering and maintenance services company Sparrows Group has secured a two-year contract to provide crane maintenance services onboard Tullow Oil’s FPSO Kwame Nkrumah at the Jubilee offshore oil field in Ghana.Sparrows will be responsible for the maintenance…

DEME Offshore to Use Seaqualize's Offshore Lifting Tool for Vineyard Wind Work

Oct 17, 2022

Offshore installation firm DEME Offshore has signed a contract with Sequalize to deploy its HC1100 active heave compensator on the first commercial scale wind farm installation project in the USA, Vineyard Wind, to transfer wind turbine components to and from heaving supply vessels…

Heerema Installs Tyra TEG Module in 'Heaviest Offshore Crane Lift Ever'

Oct 04, 2022

Dutch offshore installation firm Heerema Marine Contractors said Tuesday it had broken a world lifting record with the installation of a 17,000 metric ton TotalEnergies' Tyra TEG module in the Danish sector of the North Sea.The TEG module, described as the biggest Tyra II project topside…

NOV Launches Solution that Promises to Cut Offshore Wind Blade Installation Cost

Sep 27, 2022

GustoMSC and NOV Lifting & Handling said Tuesday they had developed a solution to improve offshore wind turbine blade installation efficiency.'Blades are highly susceptible to wind loads, so they currently take the most time to install,' the companies said…

Petronas Carigali Taps Handal for Offshore Crane Work

Aug 29, 2022

Malaysia's Handal Energy said that its Handal Cranes subsidiary had received two letters of award from Petronas Carigali (“PCSB”).The LOAs are in relation to the companies' master service agreement for lifting equipment operation and maintenance services…

Sparrows Nets $60M North Sea Crane O&M Deal

Jul 19, 2022

Sparrows Group said Tuesday it had secured a contract worth approximately £50 million (around $60 million) with a major UKCS operator to provide crane management services across its operating assets in the North Sea. It did not say who the client was…

CMIC, KenzFigee Target Chinese Offshore Wind Market

Jun 22, 2022

CMIC Ocean En-Tech Holdings Co Ltd and Dutch supplier of on- & offshore lifting solutions KenzFigee have signed a strategic cooperation agreement targeting the offshore wind market in China with the offering of gangways and installation cranes…

Saipem 7000 Returns to Work at Scottish Wind Farm after April Tilting Incident. Full Lifting Capacity to be Restored in 2023

Jun 14, 2022

Italian offshore energy services company Saipem has confirmed the return to action of its giant crane vessel Saipem 7000, following a tilting incident in Norway in mid-April.Offshore Engineer reported back in May that the 197.95 meters long…

Huisman's Leg Encircling Crane for Another Cadeler Offshore WInd Vessel

Jun 09, 2022

Dutch crane specialist Huisman won a contract with China's COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Co., Ltd. for the design and construction of a Leg Encircling Crane (LEC).The crane, with a fully electrically driven system, will be installed on the…

Jan De Nul Group Orders Crane Simulator for Next-Gen Offshore Installation Vessels

Jun 03, 2022

Offshore installation specialist Jan De Nul Group has ordered a high-end crane simulator for two of its Next Generation Offshore Installation Vessels Voltaire and Les Alizés.According to Jan De Nul, the crane simulator will be based on real physics and the actual vessel models…

Sapura Energy Sells Pipelayer to UAE-firm for $71.5M

May 31, 2022

Malaysian company Sapura Energy has agreed to sell its pipe-laying and crane vessel Sapura 3000 for $71.5 million to Safeen Feeder Company – Sole Proprietorship LLC, a company in the Abu Dhabi Ports Group of Companies.'The proposed asset disposal exercise is part of the Group’s reset plan…

Saipem 7000 Crane Vessel Returns to Work at Seagreen Wind Farm

May 31, 2022

Saipem's giant Saipem 7000 semi-submersible crane vessel is set to return to operation at the Seagreen wind farm site in the UK a month and a half after it was involved in a tilting incident in Norway.As previously reported, in mid-April, Saipem…

Probe Launched After 32-tonne Slip Joint Drops on Vessel and Into Sea from Deepsea Atlantic Rig

May 11, 2022

The Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety body PSA Norway has launched an investigation into a lifting incident that happened on the Deepsea Atlantic offshore drilling rig on Sunday, May 8. 'While hoisting a 32-tonne slip joint from a vessel to Deepsea Atlantic…

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