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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 Saipem 7000 would return to work at the Seagreen wind farm site offshore Scotland on or around May 31.Two weeks later, the confirmation came from Saipem. The company said Monday: “Following the incident [that] occurred on April 14…

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…

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…

Otto Candies Orders FibreTrac Offshore Crane from MacGregor for Wyatt Candies Vessel

May 03, 2022

Cargotec's subsidiary MacGregor has won a contract with the U.S. offshore support vessel owner Otto Candies to deliver an active heave compensated FibreTrac offshore crane.The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2022 first quarter order intake, with…

Cranes: Mammoet Unlawfully Accused Huisman of Patent Infringement, Court Says

Apr 29, 2022

Dutch heavy lifting and transportation company Mammoet in February said it was investigating a possible violation of its intellectual property rights by Dutch crane maker Huisman and Danish crane specialist BMS.'The investigation concerns the recently announced series of land cranes…

VIDEO: Heerema's New Installation Method Promises to Reduce Floating Wind Costs

Apr 21, 2022

Dutch offshore installation giant Heerema Marine Contractors has said it has developed a new method for the installation of offshore floating wind structures that doesn't require wet-tow and removes the need for marshaling yards.The company said that…

Saipem Shares Possible Cause of Crane Vessel Tilting Incident in Norway

Apr 14, 2022

Italian energy services company Saipem, whose Saipem 7000 crane vessel with 275 people aboard tilted in a fjord in Norway on Thursday morning, released a statement on Thursday evening, confirming the incident had occurred, and sharing preliminary info on the likely cause…

'Lifting Incident' - Saipem's Giant Crane Vessel Tilts in Norway with 275 People Aboard

Apr 14, 2022

Saipem 7000 - File Photo - Credit:Saipem Saipem 7000, Saipem's giant semi-submersible crane vessel, tilted in a fjord in Norway with 275 people aboard, the Norwegian news website has reported.According to the website, which cited eyewitness accounts…

Sparrows Wins Offshore Maintenance Deal in Angola

Mar 31, 2022

UK-based company Sparrows Group, a provider of engineering and maintenance services for the energy industry, said Wednesday it had secured a three-year crane operations and maintenance services contract offshore Luanda, Angola.The agreement…

'Largest Ever': Huge Leg Encircling Crane Installed on Jan De Nul's New Jack-Up

Mar 16, 2022

Offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul has informed that its newbuild offshore jack-up installation vessel Voltaire has been fitted with what it says is the world's largest leg encircling crane.The vessel, being built for offshore wind and decommissioning work…

Olympic Orders Ampelmann Gangway for Olympic Orion CSOV

Mar 16, 2022

Dutch offshore gangway specialist Ampelmann has sold its first W-type gangway system to the Norway-based offshore shipping company Olympic Offshore Wind AS. The new system will be permanently fixed on the Olympic Orion in 2023 when the vessel…

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