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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…

Wintershall shifts upstream

Mar 14, 2014

Germany-based crude oil and natural gas producer is planning to divest its shareholding in the Eastern German company Verbundnetz Gas AG (VNG) as part of its strategy to concentrate on the upstream sector. A 24 March agreement will see EWE Aktiengesellschaft take over Wintershall’s 15…

Hungary's MOL enters North Sea

Dec 13, 2013

Hungarian integrated oil and gas firm MOL Group has entered the North Sea through a $US375 million deal with Wintershall, a subsidiary of Germany's BASF Group. MOL will acquire 14 licenses in the North Sea, including non-operated equity stakes in the Broom field (29%)…

Wood Group to form a joint venture with Siemens

Nov 01, 2013

UK-based engineering firm Wood Group will form a joint venture (JV) with Germany’s Siemens to provide integrated rotating equipment services. The JV will comprise the maintenance and power solutions businesses of Wood Group GTS (excluding its Rolls Wood Group…

Availon wins wind farm contract

Oct 03, 2013

Availon, a leading wind farm service provider, announced that it was awarded a complete maintenance contract for Vattenfall’s 12MW Jänschwalde wind farm, located near Cottbus in the German federal state of Brandenburg. Availon was already…

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