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SMST to Deliver Equipment for First Asia-designed CSOV

Jan 20, 2023

Marco Polo Marine, the Singapore-based marine logistics company, has awarded SMST the contract for the delivery of a gangway and a crane for its offshore wind Commissioning Service Operations Vessel (CSOV). The vessel will be used in commissioning…

Crane on Tyra II Process Module Now in Permanent Use

Dec 27, 2022

Norwegian Energy Company (Noreco) said Friday it had reached a milestone on the hook-up and commissioning campaign of Tyra II with the crane on the process module (the 'TEG') now in permanent use. 'The milestone was planned for early Q1 2023…

Huisman's 3,000mt+ Crane for Havfram's Offshore Wind Vessel

Dec 16, 2022

Dutch offshore crane maker Huisman has won a contract to supply a 3,000mt+ Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) to be installed on Havfram's first Wind Turbine Installation Vessel. This is Huisman's thirteenth LEC order since the start of 2021, and and second this week…

Huisman to Deliver Leg Encircling Crane for Cadeler's Latest Offshore Wind Vessel

Dec 13, 2022

China's COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Co., Ltd. has awarded Huisman another contract for the design and construction of a 3,000+mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC).The crane, of an undisclosed value, will be installed on Danish offshore wind installation…

Offshore Wind: Heerema Marine Contractors Tests C1 Wedge Connection Offshore

Nov 08, 2022

Dutch offshore installation company Heerema Marine Contractors has recently tested C1 Connections' C1 Wedge Connection offshore.The C1 Wedge Connection is said to be a high-capacity connection that can be installed faster and safer than conventional bolted flange connections…

Sparrows Wins FPSO Crane Maintenance Deal in Ghana

Nov 08, 2022

Energy industry engineering and maintenance services company Sparrows Group has secured a two-year contract to provide crane maintenance services onboard Tullow Oil’s FPSO Kwame Nkrumah at the Jubilee offshore oil field in Ghana.Sparrows will be responsible for the maintenance…

Inadequate Planning, Execution Led to 35.2-ton Slip Joint Dropping from Offshore Rig in Norway

Oct 31, 2022

Inadequate planning and execution led to a 35.2-ton slip joint unintentionally dropping from Odfjell Drilling's offshore drilling rig to an offshore supply ship before ending up on the seabed offshore Norway in March this year, an investigation by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has shown…

DEME Offshore to Use Seaqualize's Offshore Lifting Tool for Vineyard Wind Work

Oct 17, 2022

Offshore installation firm DEME Offshore has signed a contract with Sequalize to deploy its HC1100 active heave compensator on the first commercial scale wind farm installation project in the USA, Vineyard Wind, to transfer wind turbine components to and from heaving supply vessels…

Heerema Installs Tyra TEG Module in 'Heaviest Offshore Crane Lift Ever'

Oct 04, 2022

Dutch offshore installation firm Heerema Marine Contractors said Tuesday it had broken a world lifting record with the installation of a 17,000 metric ton TotalEnergies' Tyra TEG module in the Danish sector of the North Sea.The TEG module, described as the biggest Tyra II project topside…

NOV Launches Solution that Promises to Cut Offshore Wind Blade Installation Cost

Sep 27, 2022

GustoMSC and NOV Lifting & Handling said Tuesday they had developed a solution to improve offshore wind turbine blade installation efficiency.'Blades are highly susceptible to wind loads, so they currently take the most time to install,' the companies said…

Petronas Carigali Taps Handal for Offshore Crane Work

Aug 29, 2022

Malaysia's Handal Energy said that its Handal Cranes subsidiary had received two letters of award from Petronas Carigali (“PCSB”).The LOAs are in relation to the companies' master service agreement for lifting equipment operation and maintenance services…

Sparrows Nets $60M North Sea Crane O&M Deal

Jul 19, 2022

Sparrows Group said Tuesday it had secured a contract worth approximately £50 million (around $60 million) with a major UKCS operator to provide crane management services across its operating assets in the North Sea. It did not say who the client was…

CMIC, KenzFigee Target Chinese Offshore Wind Market

Jun 22, 2022

CMIC Ocean En-Tech Holdings Co Ltd and Dutch supplier of on- & offshore lifting solutions KenzFigee have signed a strategic cooperation agreement targeting the offshore wind market in China with the offering of gangways and installation cranes…

Saipem 7000 Returns to Work at Scottish Wind Farm after April Tilting Incident. Full Lifting Capacity to be Restored in 2023

Jun 14, 2022

Italian offshore energy services company Saipem has confirmed the return to action of its giant crane vessel Saipem 7000, following a tilting incident in Norway in mid-April.Offshore Engineer reported back in May that the 197.95 meters long…

Huisman's Leg Encircling Crane for Another Cadeler Offshore WInd Vessel

Jun 09, 2022

Dutch crane specialist Huisman won a contract with China's COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Co., Ltd. for the design and construction of a Leg Encircling Crane (LEC).The crane, with a fully electrically driven system, will be installed on the…

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