Engineering News

Wood Gets BP’s Topside Modification Job in North Sea

Jan 10, 2024

Engineering company Wood has been awarded a major contract to deliver topside modifications in support of BP’s latest subsea tieback in the UK North Sea.Wood’s operations business will deliver engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning…

Wood Secures Trion FPU Topsides Job

Jan 08, 2024

UK engineering company Wood has secured a contract from HD Hyundai Heavy Industries for detailed engineering of the topsides facilities on Woodside Energy's Trion floating production unit (FPU) in the Gulf of Mexico.When complete, Trion will have a production capacity of 100…

Libra Consortium Reaches FID for Mero Field’s Innovative Subsea Tech

Jan 08, 2024

Libra Consortium has taken the final investment decision (FID) to develop an innovative natural gas and CO2 separation and reinjection facility for the Mero 3 project in the Brazilian deep offshore pre-salt.The pilot unit, using a pioneer high pressure subsea separation technology (HISEP)…

Giant HVDC Offshore Wind Converter Platform Checks In to Aibel's Yard

Jan 04, 2024

The DolWin epsilon HVDC offshore wind converter platform has arrived to Aibel’s yard in Norway for final electrical outfitting and commissioning.After more than two months on a journey from Seatrium’s shipyard in Singapore, the DolWin epsilon…

Dyna-Mac Expands Fabrication Capacity with New Acquisition

Jan 04, 2024

Singapore-based oil and gas module construction company Dyna-Mac has acquired Exterran Offshore, expanding its fabrication capacity for current and future projects.Dyna-Mac signed a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) to acquire 100% of the total…

TechnipFMC Bags $1B Contract with Petrobras

Jan 04, 2024

TechnipFMC has been awarded 'major' integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (iEPCI) contract by Petrobras to deliver the Mero 3 HISEP project, which uses subsea processing to capture carbon dioxide-rich dense gases and then inject them into the reservoir…

Expro Marks Four Decades of Subsea Work

Jan 03, 2024

Expro (NYSE: XPRO) is celebrating 40 years of subsea sector leadership since launching its first subsea test tree system in the North Sea in 1983.From the creation of its first 10ksi subsea test tree assembly (SSTTA) for an exploration and appraisal…

Ocean Installer Grabs Major Contract for TotalEnergies' Girassol Life Extension

Jan 03, 2024

Ocean Installer, in consortium with Oceaneering, has secured a significant contract from TotalEnergies EP Angola and its Partners of Block 17 on Girassol FPSO life extension project offshore Angola.Ocean Installer will manage, engineer, and execute the project…

UK-Denmark 1.4GW Subsea Interconnector Starts Operating

Jan 03, 2024

The Viking Link, said to be the world’s longest land and subsea electricity interconnector, became operational and started transporting power between the UK and Denmark.The $2.15 billion (£1.7 billion) link stretches for 475 miles between UK and Denmark…

Ecowende Orders 52 Vestas Turbines for Offshore Wind Farm in Netherlands

Dec 22, 2023

The Dutch wind farm developer Ecowende, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco, has placed an order for 52 offshore wind turbines from Vestas, each rated at 15MW, for its Hollandse Kust (west) site VI.Once installed, Vestas will service the…

European Wave Energy Project Gets $4.4M Funding Boost

Dec 21, 2023

European Union’s Horizon program has approved a $4.4 million grant for SHY project, which will develop a new power take-off (PTO) system with advanced control strategy, aimed at reducing the cost of wave energy.SHY project, short for Seawater…

Orsted to Proceed with Mega Hornsea 3 Project

Dec 20, 2023

Orsted said on Wednesday it had made a final investment decision on the Hornsea 3 project off Britain's coast, indicating it will proceed with what will become the world's largest offshore wind farm.The project, which will have capacity to power more than 3…

EU Grants $2.7M for Research Into Novel Concrete Materials for Offshore Renewables

Dec 20, 2023

The WECHULL+ project, co-ordinated by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, has received a $2.7 million grant from the European Union to develop novel floating structures based on high-performance concrete for offshore renewable energy sector…

Petrofac and Hitachi Secure Second Contract with Tennet for Offshore Converter Stations

Dec 20, 2023

Hitachi Energy and Petrofac have secured a second project under a $14 billion, multi-year framework agreement with the Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT to expand offshore wind capacity in the North Sea.This second contract is for Nederwiek 1…

Evaluating Ice Loads on Windmill Monopiles

Dec 18, 2023

As part of Aker Arctic’s own research and development work, a series of ice model tests were conducted in November 2023 to investigate the ice loads affecting  windmill monopiles. Offshore windmills require robust foundations to withstand the harsh marine environment…

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