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Picking up wind

Jun 01, 2015

About US$336 billion (€300 billion) could be spent in offshore wind capex over the next 10 years, with cumulative capacity surpassing 57GW. Douglas Westwood’s Rachel Stonehouse explains. Cumulative offshore wind capacity is forecast to reach 57GW by 2024…

Wintershall outlines North Sea plans

Apr 16, 2015

Germany's Wintershall is stepping up its activities in the southern North Sea, the company has announced. In addition to an extensive drilling campaign in the Netherlands, the UK and Denmark, the company intends to take its natural gas and crude oil discoveries into the production phase swiftly…

Siemens/Statoil launch subsea hydraulic power unit

Apr 10, 2015

German multinational Siemens and Norwegian operator Statoil have jointly developed and qualified a subsea hydraulic power unit (SHPU) for use in offshore oil and gas fields in order to provide hydraulic power right at the well site. The…

Wintershall takes over Vega

Mar 04, 2015

Germany's Wintershall has taken over the operatorship of the subsea oil and gas field Vega from Statoil as it gears up to develop the Maria field. Vega is the BASF subsidiary’s first operated subsea tie-in field in Norway. With this transfer…

Wintershall gets eight licenses in APA 2014

Jan 26, 2015

Germany’s Wintershall picked up eight new exploration licenses from the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in the current licensing round APA 2014. Image from Wintershall.   Wintershall…

Gentle Giant headed for Sandbank wind farm

Dec 19, 2014

MENCK’s “Gentle Giant” will be used to assist Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems with the installation of subsea foundations for Project Sandbank, a new 72 turbine strong wind farm in the North Sea. The Gentle Giant…

Boskalis in US$91 million offshore wind farm gig

Dec 19, 2014

Iberdrola Renewables Offshore Deutschland GmbH awarded Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) in partnership with Volker Stevin International (VolkerWessels) a US$91.8 million contract for the partial construction of the Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm in the German section of the Baltic Sea…

Seaway to install Sandbank substation

Dec 08, 2014

Bladt Industries, Aalborg, Denmark has awarded Seaway Heavy Lifting the contract for the transportation and installation of the Sandbank substation. The substation platform consists of a jacket, skirt piles and deck and requires to be installed in the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm…

Ceona christens flagship Ceona Amazon vessel

Dec 04, 2014

Ceona christened its flagship vessel, the Ceona Amazon, in Bremerhaven, Germany. Image from Ceona.   The Ceona Amazon is 199.4m long and 32.2m wide, drawing 8m with a gross tonnage of 33…

RWE Dea moves on Atlas

Nov 05, 2014

RWE Dea Norge has started drilling the Atlas exploration well in production license 420 after approval from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).   Atlas, also known as well 35/9-12 S, is located in the North Sea approximately 45km off Norway…

RWE deal with Russian outfit in doubt

Oct 16, 2014

RWE’s sale of its exploration and production subsidiary RWE Dea AG to a Russian investor is still going ahead, the firm says, despite a question mark over the UK assets involved.  The US$7 billion deal, with Russian-backed LetterOne Group…

FMC inks $280m Wintershall deal

Oct 07, 2014

FMC Technologies' Norwegian subsidiary FMC Kongsberg Subsea has agreed a frame agreement deal with Germany's Wintershall to supply subsea equipment on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, starting with a US$280 million project on the Maria development…

Telecommunications of the future

Oct 03, 2014

The rapid expansion of oil and gas telecommunications systems in order to facilitate the development digital oilfields in increasingly remote locations, enhance safety, and maximize data use, was the theme of a conference on oil and gas telecommunications organized by SMi Group in London…

ABB's German lab gets accreditation

Oct 01, 2014

ABB’s Measurement Products’ laboratory in Germany received accreditation for independent testing and calibration of gas analyzers. The German Accreditation Service (DAkkS) awarded the accreditation. ABB’s laboratory in Frankfurt Praunheim…

Kongsberg Maritime Embient recognized by Marine Technology Society

Sep 24, 2014

Kongsberg Maritime Embient last week received the 2014 Compass International Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of marine science and technology from the Marine Technology Society (MTS). The German subsea technology specialist and systems integrator…

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