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Prysmian's Cables for Hollandse Kust Zuid III and IV Offshore Wind Farm

May 20, 2020

Prysmian Group, Italian marine cable installation company Prysmian, has finalized a contract for a project awarded by offshore wind farm developer Vattenfall.The contract is for the provision of the subsea inter-array cable systems for the Hollandse…

GMS Rejects Seafox Proposal Again

May 07, 2020

Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a UAE-based owner of a fleet of jack-up service units for the offshore energy industry, has again rejected Seafox's takeover proposal and has urged its shareholders to do the same.Seafox, the Dutch owner of a fleet of offshore jack-up service vessels…

Dutch Government Gives Shipbuilder IHC $435 Mln Lifeline

Apr 30, 2020

The Dutch government said on Thursday it is providing ailing shipbuilder Royal IHC with a lifeline of up to almost 400 million euros ($435 million), enabling the company's takeover by a consortium of marine companies and investors from Benelux countries…

Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm Generates First Power

Apr 29, 2020

Offshore wind farm developer Ørsted has said that its offshore wind farm Borssele 1 & 2 in the Dutch North Sea has delivered first power to the Dutch grid. The first wind turbine is now supplying electricity.Borssele 1 & 2 is located 22 kilometers…

Belgian Offshore Helicopter Player Opens Dutch Base

Apr 28, 2020

Offshore helicopter company NHV has opened a new base in Arnemuiden, Midden-Zeeland, The Netherlands, to support its offshore windfarm activities in the region.NHV will support this project utilizing the H145 aircraft, an Airbus Helicopter 4-tonne-class twin-engine rotorcraft…

Van Oord Installs Slip Joint Foundation at Borssele Wind Farm Site

Apr 28, 2020

Dutch offshore installation and construction company has installed what it calls the 'Slip Joint' foundation at the Borssele Wind Farm Site V in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.The Slip Joint is an alternative connection between foundation elements…

Heerema Fabrication Group's Piling Template for Taiwan Offshore Wind Project

Apr 21, 2020

Dutch company Heerema Fabrication Group has won a contract to build pre-piling templates for the Greater Changhua offshore wind developments in Taiwan.A pre-piling template will be delivered to the company's compatriot Heerema Marine Contractors…

Gasunie Joins Offshore Green Hydrogen Project

Apr 20, 2020

Energy infrastructure firm Gasunie has joined as a partner at the PosHYdon project - the first offshore green hydrogen pilot being worked on in the Dutch section of the North Sea.PosHYdon integrates three energy systems in the Dutch North Sea: offshore wind…

DEME Hits Halfway Mark with Borssele Wind Farm Installation

Apr 10, 2020

Offshore installation company DEME Offshore has said made strong progress with the installation of the foundations for offshore wind turbines at Ørsted’sBorssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm in the Dutch North Sea, reaching the halfway mark. Having…

Boskalis Buys Salvage Firm Ardent Americas

Apr 09, 2020

Dutch dredging and marine services giant Boskalis has acquired the U.S.-based maritime emergency response specialist Ardent Americas.Ardent, created by the 2015 merger of salvage divisions of Svitzer and Crowley, specializes in emergency preparedness and response…

Covid-19: Boskalis Stops Crew Changes, Cuts Spending

Apr 02, 2020

Dutch offshore transportation and dredging giant Boskalis has halted crew changes and will slash spending this year due to the COVID-19 virus crisis, it said on Thursday.The company said that, while its workers work from home where possible…

Borssele Beta Topside Sails Away

Mar 31, 2020

Dutch state-owned grid operator Tennet has informed that the Borssele Beta offshore substation has sailed away to the Borssele Area in the Dutch North Sea, where it will be placed on a subsea jacket by a crane vessel later this week.The topside is 25 meters high…

TenneT: Borselle Beta Topside Ready to Sail Away

Mar 20, 2020

Dutch state-owned grid operator Tennet has said that the topside of the offshore transformer platform for the Borssele III and IV wind area in the Dutch North Sea is ready for the sailaway.Dubbed the offshore power socket, Borssele Beta, will…

TenneT Secures EIB Loan for Offshore Wind Power Line

Mar 09, 2020

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend 250 million euros to the electricity transmission company TenneT for the western section of TenneT’s “Zuidwest 380 kV” project. According to the bank's statement, the project will enable…

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