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DNV GL approves SGS permanent underwater wet welding repairs

Sep 03, 2014

DNV GL and Subsea Global Solutions LLC. (SGS) announced the completion of an extensive joint research and development program that allows permanent repairs to be carried out by underwater wet welding on certain areas of vessels. With DNV GL’s approval…

MacGregor wins well-intervention vessel work

Sep 03, 2014

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract from German shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft (FSG) for the complete delivery of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) access doors and hatches for two well-intervention vessels (WIVs)…

MPI Adventure hired for Sandbank offshore wind farm

Aug 14, 2014

MPI Offshore, based in Stokesley, UK, and part of the Netherlands-based Vroon Group, announced that its vessel MPI Adventure and its services will be employed on the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm project. The company will perform the…

Boskalis JV wins wind work

Aug 13, 2014

VSMC, a cable-laying joint venture between Royal Boskalis Westminster and VolkerWessels, has been awarded a contract by Sandbank Offshore Windfarm (a joint venture between Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München). The scope of work includes cable supply…

Dassault Systèmes to acquire Quintiq

Aug 06, 2014

France's Dassault Systèmes announced the signing of a definitive share purchase agreement for Dassault Systèmes to acquire Quintiq, a Dutch supply chain planning software firm, for approximately US$335 million (€250 million) on 23 July. Completion…

Positive outlook

Aug 04, 2014

The HelWin Beta platform, on its way out to sea. Photos from HFG. The North Sea is set to continue to provide work for fabricators for 10-20 more years, says Heerema Fabrication Group’s CEO…

Wind power gains

Aug 01, 2014

The HelWin2 converter platform being transported. More than 3.8GW of offshore wind transmission capacity is being installed by TenneT offshore northern Europe. Meg Chesshyre found out more…

Raytheon Anschütz delivers 15,000th Standard 22 Gyro Compass

Jun 24, 2014

Raytheon Anschütz, a German-based navigation system supplier, announced it delivered its 15,000th Standard 22 Gyro Compass in June 2014. The jubilee compass will replace a 30 year old Anschütz Standard 4 Gyro Compass onboard the superyacht Esmeralda…

Archer's modular Topaz makes its North Sea debut

Jun 23, 2014

The Archer Topaz modular rig, as it will look installed on the Helmdal platform. Photo from Archer.  Archer’s new vertical drilling rig is due to debut in the Norwegian North Sea later this year…

DDW completes converter platform

Jun 10, 2014

Dubai-based Drydocks World has completed the HVDC converter platform DolWin beta (pictured), described as the world’s largest in terms of capacity.  The platform is one of the main components of TenneT's 900 MW DC offshore grid connection DolWin2…

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…

BorWin beta topsides installed, German North Sea

May 03, 2014

OVERDICK announced that the BorWin beta topsides has been successfully installed in the German sector of the North Sea, about 53nm NNW of the island of Borkum. The step marks the completion of the most critical phase in the offshore campaign…

Siem wins offshore cable lay contract

Apr 22, 2014

Siem Offshore Contractors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siem Offshore, has been awarded the contract for the turnkey supply and installation package of the inner array grid cable system for the Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm (OWF), a project developed by RWE Innogy…

Sierra Hamilton acquires GeoPro

Apr 01, 2014

Sierra Hamilton LLC acquired all the assets of GeoPro GmbH of Hamburg, Germany to create a new operating subsidiary, GeoPro Geophysics LLC. GeoPro Geophysics will operate as a global seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation…

The Laptev Sea: Beginning of the Transpolar Drift

Mar 27, 2014

Schematic of the Arctic surface circulation including the Transpolar Driftal. The Siberian shelves are vast and shallow, seasonally ice-covered, and receive more than 80% of the Arctic freshwater input…

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