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Harbour Energy Delays North Sea Field Start-Up as Platform Issues Found

Jul 21, 2021

London-listed oil and gas Harbour Energy has hit a snag with the start-up of its Tolmount offshore gas field in the UK North Sea, as electrical systems issues were found during the testing of the recently delivered offshore platform. The start-up…

South Korean Shipbuilder Eyes Floating Wind Opportunities

Jul 20, 2021

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries is joining the offshore wind industry through the development of an independent offshore wind floater model able to operate in extreme marine environments.The company said Monday it had received Approval in Principle (AiP) for its 9…

Aker Solutions to Build HVDC Converter Platform for Large Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 19, 2021

Offshore engineering and construction firm Aker Solutions, said Monday it had signed a major contract with an undisclosed client to provide the HVDC (high-voltage, direct current) transmission system for a large offshore wind project.Aker Solutions defines a major contract as being NOK 3…

South Korea's DSME to Build Offshore Platform for Al-Shaheen Field in Qatar

Jul 15, 2021

South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has won an order to build a fixed offshore platform for the Al-Shaheen oil field in Qatar.The order, worth around KRW 725.3 billion ($635,3 million) was made by the North Oil Company (NOC)…

GIG Picks ODE as Owner's Engineer for Offshore Wind Projects in South Korea

Jul 15, 2021

Green Investment Group (GIG), part of Macquarie Group, has selected the UK-based engineering firm Offshore Design Engineering (ODE) as the Owner’s Engineer and Package Manager for its offshore wind farms in South Korea.Under the contract, ODE will manage a range of packages including foundations…

In a Historic First, ABS Classes Floating Wind Farm Off Portugal

Jul 14, 2021

Maritime and offshore classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has classed the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore wind farm in Portugal, making it the world’s first classed offshore wind farm of the type.The floating wind…

Petrofac Nets Three-year Deal with ONEgas

Jul 14, 2021

Oilfield service firm Petrofac has secured a new three-year contract with ONEgas, an integrated cross-border asset between Shell UK and the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM).  The contract, secured by Petrofac’s Engineering and Production…

Digital Twin Tech Can Cut Offshore Wind Jacket Construction Costs by 30%, Study Shows

Jul 12, 2021

Predictive digital twin technology can reduce the steel weight and associated costs of offshore wind jacket foundations by up to 30 percent, a study has shown.Offshore energy industry consultants and digital twin tech provider Akselos and offshore…

Transborders' FLNG Solution Re-Awarded Major Project Status by Australian Gov't

Jul 09, 2021

Australia's Transborders Energy, a company working to develop an FLNG solution for marginal field developments, said Thursday that its FLNG Solution development had secured the Major Project Status (MPS) renewal from the Australian Commonwealth Government…

Ramboll Eyes Business Growth in Asian Offshore Wind Market. Opens Tokyo Office

Jul 08, 2021

Danish engineering company Ramboll has said it has secured five contracts in the past ten months for offshore wind farms located in Japan, China, Taiwan, and South Korea, and that it expects fivefold offshore wind business growth in the region in the next five years…

Santos Taps McDermott for Bayu Undan EPCI

Jul 07, 2021

Oilfield services company McDermott has won a contract to deliver subsea systems for Santos' Bayu Undan field in the Timor Sea.The contract is for a Subsea, Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of equipment at the Bayu-Undan Infill Well Phase 3C Project…

Petrofac Stays on Neptune's Cygnus Platform as $14M Extension Agreed

Jul 06, 2021

UK-based oilfield services company Petrofac has secured a three-year contract extension from Neptune Energy for the provision of operations and maintenance services for Neptune Energy’s Cygnus Alpha platform in the Southern North Sea. The contract extension…

Siemens Gamesa's Offshore Wind Turbine Gets 'Typhoon-resistant' Certificate

Jul 06, 2021

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa's offshore wind turbine SG 11.0-200 DD has received a typhoon-resistant type certificate from TÜV NORD, a trait especially important for the growing offshore wind ambitions in Asia.The wind turbine type is able…

Aker Solutions Delivers 5000t Module for Johan Sverdrup Field

Jul 06, 2021

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction firm is set to deliver a 5000-ton module for the riser platform at the giant Johan Sverdrup oil field off Norway.'The module is a part of the field’s second development phase and is the latest…

Crown LNG Awards FEED Deal to Aker Solutions for Offshore LNG Terminal in India

Jul 05, 2021

Norwegian group Crown LNG has signed a deal with Aker Solutions as the main contractor to deliver a concrete gravity-based structure (GBS) for Crown’s offshore LNG terminal at Kakinada, India.Under the agreement, Aker Solutions and key subcontractors…

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