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Seatrium Starts Fabrication of Shell's Sparta FPU

Jan 25, 2024

Seatrium has started the steel fabrication for Sparta semi-submersible floating production unit (FPU), which is the Singapore-based company’s third FPU to be built for its long-standing customer Shell.The steel cutting ceremony marks the beginning…

Jan De Nul Reels In Ørsted’s Hornsea 3 Export Cable Job

Jan 25, 2024

Belgium-based offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul has signed the export cable contract with Ørsted for its 2.9 GW Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm in the U.K.Jan De Nul will be responsible for the seabed preparation, transport, installation…

Equinor Hires Lufttransport Helicopters for North Sea Ops

Jan 25, 2024

Equinor has awarded a contract to operate two new search and rescue helicopters (SAR) for the Troll and Oseberg area in the North Sea to Lufttransport.The new helicopters will be part of the SAR emergency response system and carry out assignments…

New Jersey Approves Two Giant Offshore Wind Power Projects

Jan 24, 2024

New Jersey's utility regulator on Wednesday approved two offshore wind power projects with a combined capacity of 3,742-megawatts (MW) whose backers include Invenergy and TotalEnergies.The offshore wind industry is expected to play a major role in helping several states and U…

Aibel-Built Modules for Bacalhau FPSO Set Sail for Singapore

Jan 24, 2024

The topside modules for the giant Bacalhau floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit have started the journey to Singapore where they will be integrated with the hull before heading for an assignment to Equinor-operated oil project offshore Brazil…

Rovco Grows Offshore Wind Survey Fleet

Jan 24, 2024

Rovco, a UK-based subsea robotics and survey firm, has added a second hull mounted survey vessel to its fleet with the long-term charter of the DP2 vessel Glomar Worker. The four-year charter with Glomar comes in response to client demand for innovative geophysical and geotechnical survey solutions…

Ulstein Verft Cuts First Steel for New and Improved Nexans Aurora Vessel

Jan 24, 2024

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft and Nexans Marine Operations have marked the start of construction of a new DP3 cable-laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora in a steel cutting ceremony held on January 19, 2024.Four months after signing the shipbuilding contract…

GATE Energy to Take Part in Shenandoah FPS Commissioning

Jan 24, 2024

Houston-based company GATE Energy has been awarded the commissioning execution contract for the U.S. portion of Beacon Offshore Energy’s Shenandoah FPS project.GATE Energy's scope of work includes final pre-commissioning and commissioning planning and execution following sail away from South Korea…

Equinor Picks Kongsberg for Sleipner Gas Field Lyfe Cycle Simulation

Jan 24, 2024

Kongsberg Digital has secured a $2.4 million contract with Norwegian energy company Equinor for the rebuilding of life cycle simulators for the Sleipner gas field in the North Sea.The agreement entails rebuilding the Sleipner life cycle simulators…

COSL Drilling Rig Heads to Norway for Repairs

Jan 24, 2024

COSLProspector semi-submersible drilling rig has departed from the shipyard in Canary Islands, and it’s now on its way to Norway, where it will undergo repairs ahead of assignment with Vår Energi in the Barents Sea.COSL's 4,921-ft semisubmersible…

BP Launches Its ‘Largest-Ever’ Seismic Program at Azerbaijan Oil Field

Jan 24, 2024

BP has started a new four-dimensional (4D) high-definition ocean bottom node seismic program on its Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) oil field in the Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan.This is the largest-ever seismic acquisition commitment made by BP globally by all its aspects – area size…

Offshore Wind Vessels Charging Study Gets Underway in Irish Sea

Jan 23, 2024

Maersk’s offshore vessel-charging venture Stillstrom has launched a collaborative study with EnBW and BP, the developers of the Morgan and Mona offshore wind farms, to assess the viability of integrating offshore charging solutions for service and crew transfer vessels for the two projects…

Acteon Bags O&M Contract for 228MW German Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 23, 2024

UTEC, a geo-services brand in Acteon’s Data and Robotics Division, has secured a three-year contract by Siemens Gamesa for operations and maintenance (O&M) services to the Butendiek offshore wind farmUTEC will provide subsea balance of plant O&M services for the 228 MW offshore wind farm…

INEOS FPS Picks Liebherr’s RL 650 Offshore Crane for Unity Platform

Jan 23, 2024

INEOS Forties Pipeline System (FPS) has selected Liebherr for the supply of a new Ram Luffing (RL) series offshore crane for its Unity Platform in the UK North Sea.After more than 30 years of service, the currently installed RL crane on the Unity Platform has run its course…

Red Rock to Supply Cranes for New Nexans Aurora Cable Layer

Jan 23, 2024

Norwegian offshore crane supplier Red Rock has been hired once again by Ulstein Verft to deliver upgraded crane package for a new and updated version of the DP3 cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora.The cable-laying vessel will feature a split turntable on deck capable of holding up to 10…

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