Engineering News


Siemens charters new jackup for windfarm service

May 20, 2014

Siemens AG has signed a 3-year charter for a new jack-up vessel to be used for service and maintenance operations at more than 1200 offshore wind turbines across northern Europe. The Wind Server jackup (pictured at right) is currently under construction at Nordic Yards in Wismar…

Total taps Technip for Yamal LNG

May 16, 2014

JSC Yamal LNG awarded Technip a major engineering, procurement and construction for the 16 mtpa-capacity Yamal LNG project in Russia, the French company announced 15 May 2014. Technip said it has been involved in planning, engineering and…

Cygnus jacket floats out

May 12, 2014

A year of significant construction work on the Cygnus gas project by Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) came to fruition recently as major infrastructure sailed out from the yard in Methil, Fife.  Operator GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd (38.75%) and partners Centrica Energy (48…

OTC14: SSP shows off offshore logistics base

May 05, 2014

SSP Offshore Inc. will showcase its offshore logistics base, the SSP HUB, at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston on May 5-8. Earlier this year, Bristow Group, an offshore helicopter service provider, signed an agreement with SSP Offshore Inc…

Global Deepwater Review: Deepwater drives manufacturing expansion

May 01, 2014

A large-bore center tube umbilical cross section. Photo by: DUCO.  The growing deepwater market is driving pipeline and umbilical manufacturing expansion on Newcastle's Walker Riverside in the UK…

Keppel eyes P&A market

Apr 29, 2014

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has signed an engineering services agreement with Workfox, a subsidiary of Seafox Group, to do an engineering study for a purpose-built…

Jee wins EPCI work off Canada

Apr 25, 2014

Tonbridge based independent subsea engineering firm Jee Ltd. won a seven-year EPCI contract for work offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The client is unnamed. The contract’s scope encompasses the project’s offshore loading system (OLS)…

Floating wind concept planned

Apr 18, 2014

A multidisciplinary consortium of six private and public organisations from five European countries, led by the French wind power firm ASAH LM, will develop a floating wind turbine concept (SPINFLOAT) based on GustoMSC’s Tri-Floater. Other members include: SSP Technology…

Kaombo mega-contracts awarded

Apr 16, 2014

Nearly US$8 billion worth of contracts on the Kaombo mega-project offshore Angola have been announced today, following operator Total’s final investment decision on the project on Monday. An alliance between Technip and Heerema Marine Contractors has won an engineering…

Heerema completes jacket in 6 months

Apr 14, 2014

Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG)'s Vlissingen facility has completed the HelWin bèta jacket for client Siemens and the structure has set sail to its offshore location in the German sector of the North Sea. After the EPC (engineering,procurement…

Self-installing tower for UKCS

Apr 10, 2014

A normally unattended self-installing floating tower (SIFT) design has been selected as the development option for the North Sea Fyne development, the operator has revealed.  The design has been supplied by GMC Inc., which has a partnership with Enegi Oil…

Aibel bags Catcher topsides contract

Apr 08, 2014

Aibel’s Singapore office has been awarded a contract by BW Offshore Singapore to provide topside engineering services for the UK North Sea Catcher project, operated by Premier Oil. The scope includes detailed engineering services for…

Divetech Marine installs thrusters on Deepwater Millennium

Apr 03, 2014

On 2 Jan 2014, Divetech Marine announced the successful underwater and surface reinstallation of six Rolls-Royce azimuth thrusters on Transocean's Deepwater Millennium drillship in Singapore. Divers and coordinators from Divetech Marine…

Cortez Subsea nets Caribbean inspection contract

Apr 03, 2014

Rapidly-growing subsea services and technology products company Cortez Subsea has secured a six-figure contract with BHP Billiton Trinidad for inspection services in Trinidad and Tobago. A dedicated team of eight personnel from the Aberdeen-based company will begin the work in June 2014…

BSEE seeks oil spill response technology for drift ice

Apr 03, 2014

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced on 2 April 2014 that it is investing up to US$600,000 for targeted oil spill response research in drift ice conditions. In a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) released on the federal government's business opportunities website…

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