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US Outlook: Offshore Wind on the Agenda

Apr 24, 2019

While the only commercially operating wind farm offshore the US is off the country’s tiniest state – Rhode Island – many of the larger and more populous states, particularly in the Northeast, are committed to power generated by offshore wind farms…

Vattenfall Taps Seaway 7 for HKZ Installs

Apr 18, 2019

Swedish power company Vattenfall has tapped Seaway 7 for installation work at the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1 & 2 offshore wind farm development offshore the Netherlands.Seaway 7, a subsidiary of Subsea 7, will perform a work scope including…

CMHI Gets AIP for Two Offshore Designs

Apr 17, 2019

China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) has received Approval in Principle (AiP) certificates from classification society DNV GL for two new offshore units: an arctic single column drilling unit and a wind turbine shuttle.The certificates, which…

Seacat Services Orders OESV Newbuild

Apr 09, 2019

Offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services has signed a multimillion-dollar contract to build a new next-generation catamaran for deployment in the offshore wind sector.Seacat Weatherly, designed by Southampton-based naval architect Chartwell Marine…

Jan De Nul Orders Jack-up Installation Vessel

Apr 05, 2019

Luxembourg based Jan De Nul Group (JDN) announced Friday it has ordered its third offshore jack-up installation vessel, due for delivery from Chinese shipyard COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in 2022.The new vessel, Voltaire, is designed to transport…

EDS Scores 15-year O&M Contract

Apr 05, 2019

High voltage engineering specialist EDS HV Group, part of the UK marine services company James Fisher and Sons, announced Friday it has secured a 15-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract for OFTO assets at the Greater Gabbard wind farm off the coast of England…

Dunkirk Offshore Wind Tender Results Due in May

Apr 04, 2019

France's CRE energy market regulator will publish its recommendations for the 600 megawatt (MW) Dunkirk offshore wind farm tender in early May, and it expects the price to be reasonable, the head of the regulatory body said on Thursday.'We will get reasonable prices for the Dunkirk offshore tender…

DNV GL To Perform Hywind Tampen Study

Apr 01, 2019

DNV GL said on Monday it is working with Equinor to undertake a third-party verification study of the Norwegian Hywind Tampen floating wind farm, expected to be the world’s first offshore wind farm powering oil platforms.Situated in the North Sea approximately 200 kilometers west of Florø…

Vroon Wins Work from Total

Apr 01, 2019

Vroon Offshore Services has secured a contract with Total E&P to deliver offshore logistical support to a planned maintenance campaign in the Dutch sector of the Southern North Sea.OPerations are already underway, and so far Vroon’s subsea support…

Bibby WaveMaster Horizon Launched

Mar 29, 2019

A second service operations vessel for Bibby Marine Services has been launched and christened during a ceremony at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, the shipbuilder announced Friday.The new vessel, Bibby WaveMaster Horizon, will begin maintenance…

Albatros Topside Installed

Mar 27, 2019

The topside of the offshore substation at the Albatros wind farm offshore Germany was installed Tuesday evening, developer EnBW said.The heavy-lift jack-up vessel (HLJV) Pacific Ospray had loaded the topside in Rotterda, and once in the construction area…

EOM Offshore Acquires Ocean Tech Services

Mar 26, 2019

Oceanographic technology and marine services provider EOM Offshore announced Tuesday it has acquired the assets and operations of the New Jersey-based marine services provider Ocean Tech Services.Ocean Tech Services has a decade of experience…

Cortland Rope Slings for Norther Offshore

Mar 26, 2019

Cortland has provided synthetic rope slings for the Norther offshore wind project in Belgium to support the lifting of monopiles, transition pieces and turbines.According to a press note from the Actuant Corporation group company which designs…

Jan De Nul Wins TenneT Contract

Mar 25, 2019

Jan De Nul Group said it has been awarded a framework agreement for repairs of TenneT’s offshore high-voltage cables in the German Bight.The Dutch firm has been appointed by TenneT to mobilize in the event of high-voltage cable system faults or failures within the contractual period…

OGA Grows Collaboration with Renewables

Mar 22, 2019

The UK Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) has made significant headway on projects aiming to support the energy transition alongside the core role of maximizing economic recovery of UK oil and gas, and it has now taken these efforts a step further.The OGA announced this week it has secured a £900…

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