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Van Oord Completes Offshore Wind Farm Install

Dec 04, 2023

Van Oord completed the installation of the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm, located 18.5 km off the west coast of the Netherlands near Egmond aan Zee.CrossWind, a joint-venture between Shell and Eneco, contracted Van Oord in 2020. As a Balance of Plant contractor…

Petrogas Charters Maersk Drilling Jack-Up for North Sea Wells

Nov 05, 2020

Oil and gas company Petrogas E&P Netherlands has hired Maersk Drilling's jack-up rig Maersk Resilient to drill three wells in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The 110-day contract for the harsh-environment drilling unit is expected to start…

Tocardo Buys 1.25MW Tidal Power Plant

Oct 13, 2020

Dutch tidal power specialist Tocardo has agreed to buy the 1.25MW Oosterschelde Tidal Power Plant, dubbed the largest tidal array in the world. . The plant is installed on the Dutch Oosterscheldekering surge barrier.The Oosterschelde Tidal Power Plant consists of five T-2 tidal turbines…

Van Oord to Remove Silt from Averijhaven to Make Room for Energy Port

Oct 13, 2020

Dutch marine and offshore services contractor Van Oord has won a contract to design and carry out the removal of silt from the Averijhaven depot in IJmuiden, The Netherlands, creating space for what will eventually become an energy port for offshore wind…

Wintershall Noordzee Wraps Sillimanite Drilling. Calls for Dutch Gov't to Boost E&P Sector

Sep 28, 2020

Wintershall Noordzee has completed the drilling of a well at the Sillimanite South field discovery in the Dutch North Sea, and converted it into a development sidetrack.It was the third well drilled in sequence after the two Sillimanite Unit…

Van Oord Deploys Giant Trencher to Bury Offshore Wind Cables in North Sea

Sep 23, 2020

Dutch offshore installation contractor Van Oord has deployed a large remotely operated trencher called Deep Dig-It off the Dutch coast to bury offshore wind farm cables 5,5 meters deep into the seabed.The trencher has been deployed as part of…

Dutch, UK Grid Firms Consider Connecting Offshore Wind Farms

Sep 22, 2020

The Dutch-German grid company TenneT and Britain's National Grid said on Tuesday they have signed an agreement to investigate connecting their offshore wind turbine farms in the North Sea via undersea cables.In a joint statement, the companies…

Boskalis 1H Earnings, 2020 Goal Beat Forecasts

Aug 20, 2020

Dutch marine services provider Boskalis said on Thursday it expected its 2020 core profit to match last year's result, offering a more optimistic outlook than market forecasts citing well-filled order books.The dredging giant, which counts energy companies among its major clients…

Orsted Looking to Farm Down Stake in Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Project

Aug 12, 2020

Danish wind farm developer Orsted is exploring opportunities to sell parts of its Borssele 1 and Borssele 2 offshore wind farms in the Netherlands, CEO Henrik Poulsen said in a call with investors on Wednesday.'We are exploring the potential…

Royal IHC's Equipment for Brazil-Bound FPSO

Aug 07, 2020

Dutch company Royal IHC will supply a tandem mooring & offloading system and a riser pull-in system for Petrobras-bound Anna Nery (Marlim 2) FPSO.The FPSO, owned by Malaysia's Yinson, is currently being built in China. Once completed it will be moored around 150 kilometers off the Brazilian coast…

Tennet: Borssele Beta Platform Ready for Operation

Jul 31, 2020

Tennet's Borssele Beta offshore transformer platform for offshore wind farms Borssele III, IV and V in the Dutch North Sea is ready for use. 'Blauwwind (Borssele III & IV) and Two Towers (Borssele V) can connect the wind turbines to the high voltage grid one month earlier than planned…

CrossWind Hires Van Oord for 759 MW Offshore Wind Farm Construction

Jul 30, 2020

Dutch offshore services giant Van Oord has won a construction contract for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm from CrossWind.The contract follows the announcement on Wednesday that CrossWind, a Shell-Eneco JV, had won a tender to…

Bluestream Nets Inspection Gig at Gemini Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 24, 2020

Dutch offshore and subsea services firm Bluestream has won more work at the Gemini offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.In a social media post on Thursday, Blueastream said it has won a contract for the inspection of above water support structures on the Gemini wind farm off the Dutch coast…

Polarcus Nadia on the Move after Long Layup

Jul 17, 2020

Polarcus' seismic vessel Polarcus Nadia is on the move, after more than five years in lay-up in the Netherlands, according to information released Friday by Dutch Marine Contractors.The Polarcus Nadia, delivered in 2010, was cold stacked by…

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