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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…

NHV Helicopters for Shell, NAM North Sea Crews

Jul 01, 2020

Offshore helicopter transportation services provider NHV Group will fly Shell and NAM workers to North Sea facilities under a long-term contract starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020.Belgium-based helicopter company has won the three-year contract with Shell UK & NAM…

Kooiman Marine Completes Vessel Conversion for Van Stee Offshore

Jun 24, 2020

Dutch shipbuilding group Kooiman Marine has completed the conversion of Van Stee Offshore's new Multi-Purpose DP-2 Support Vessel Zwerver I.Kooiman Marine said Wednesday that the final work on the vessel has been completed and the “Zwerver I” is ready to be deployed…

VIDEO: Boskalis Removes Neptune's Dutch North Sea Platforms

Jun 24, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has completed the removal of three platforms from the Dutch sector of the North Sea with the help of the Dutch offshore contractor Boskalis.The platforms, L10-C, L10-D, and L10-G, had been in production for four decades before ceasing production in 2016…

World's Largest Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel to Install One of World's Smallest Offshore Platforms

Jun 22, 2020

Dutch offshore installation specialist Heerema Marine Contractors will transport and install Dana Petroleum's P11-Unity platform, under a contract awarded by HSM Offshore.Heerema will use the Sleipnir, the world's largest semi-submersible crane vessel…

Geo Ranger Survey Vessel Passes Sea Trials

Jun 18, 2020

The hydrographic survey vessel Geo Ranger has this week successfully passed sea trials on the river Ems, the Dutch Shipbuilder Royal Niestern Sander said Thursday.'In presence of the client Geo Plus, surveyors of Bureau Veritas and various commissioning engineers of Kongsberg and Alewijnse…

Ampelmann's Gangway for New Ice-Breaking W2W Vessel

Jun 11, 2020

Dutch offshore crew transfer specialist Ampelmann will deliver an ice-strengthened gangway for the recently ordered, Russia-bound, shallow draft ice-breaking walk to work vessel.As previously reported, Dutch shipbuilder Niestern Sander, with compatriot vessel-owner Wagenborg Offshore…

Ørsted Installs Its 1500th Offshore Wind Turbine

Jun 11, 2020

Danish offshore wind farm developer Ørsted has said it has reached a milestone in its expanding offshore wind business with the installation of its 1500th offshore wind turbine.The turbine was installed at the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea…

Subsea 7's HKZ Wind Farm Installation Deal Confirmed as FID Made

Jun 05, 2020

Offshore installation contractor Subsea 7 has confirmed the award of 'a substantial' contract by Vattenfall for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1-4 offshore wind farm project in the Dutch North Sea.The two companies had in April signed a conditional…

All Borssele 1&2 Offshore Wind Farm Foundations in Place

Jun 04, 2020

Danish wind farm developer Ørsted and Belgium installation contractor DEME Offshore have completed the installation of the 94 foundations at the Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm location in the Dutch North Sea.The foundations were installed by DEME’s installation vessel ‘Innovation’…

Drydocks World Cuts First Steel For Dutch Wind Farm Substation

May 28, 2020

Dubai's Drydocks World shipyard has cut first steel for the HVAC Transformer Station Topside, named Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Beta.This is the third such unit that Drydocks World will be constructing for Petrofac and end-client TenneT, and the second project for the HKZ offshore wind farm…

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