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Portable Equipment Reeling in SURF Change

Jun 13, 2019

In April, Maritime Developments (MDL) concluded a flexible installation project offshore West Africa. The work scope, commissioned by DeepOcean, saw the MDL third-generation reel drive system (RDS) used on board the Polar Onyx for installation of a 2.5-kilometer flowline for the the Tullow Oil EN-09 TEN project offshore Ghana.The flowline, installed in 1,750 meters water depth, marked the longest and deepest flowline installation performed in DeepOcean’s 20-year history…

NOV Bags Order for Industry's First Electric Subsea Crane

Feb 15, 2024

NOV reports its Lifting & Handling group has sold what is said to be the industry’s first-ever electric subsea crane. The order was booked at the end of 2023 with an undisclosed client in Europe, NOV said.The first-of-its-kind crane offers enhanced efficiency compared to electro-hydraulic cranes…

Failure to Maintain Crane Barge Led to $6 Million Loss

Sep 08, 2023

A barge owner’s lack of inspection and maintenance led to the capsizing and sinking of a crane barge last year in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.The crane barge Ambition was being towed when it capsized and sank on June 15…

Offshore Wind: Huisman Nets Its First Monopile Gripper Contract in Japan

Nov 15, 2022

Dutch engineering firm Huisman has won a contract by TOA Corporation and Obayashi in Japan for the delivery of an offshore wind monopile gripper. 'The gripper allows TOA and Obayashi to upend and install monopiles without using a separate upending bucket…

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Upgrades Brave Tern with 1600t Crane

Jan 04, 2022

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) said it is upgrading another one of its vessels with a new larger crane to install foundations and all known next generation offshore wind turbines.The company announced on Tuesday it has executed a firm contract with Huisman for a second 1…

Ampelmann Launches Electric Version of its A-type Gangway

Jul 08, 2021

Dutch offshore access solutions provider Ampelmann has launched an electric version of its A-type walk-to-work gangway system.  According to Ampelmann, the latest version of the A-type has seen its traditional hydraulic power train replaced by electric regenerative actuation…

Jan De Nul Orders Hi-Tech Pile Gripper for its Les Alizés Installation Vessel

Jul 06, 2021

Offshore installation firm Jan De Nul Group has ordered an advanced electrical Motion-Compensated Pile Gripper for its new floating installation vessel Les Alizés. The custom-made gripper, to be delivered by Imeca, with an integrated X-Laboratory guidance and survey system…

Uptime Gangways for North Star Renewables SOV Trio

Jul 06, 2021

Norway-based offshore access solutions provider Uptime International won contracts from VARD to deliver three walk-to-work systems to be included on offshore wind Service Operation Vessels VARD will build for North Star Renewables.Uptime will…

MacGregor to Equip Two More Edda Wind Vessels

Jul 06, 2021

Deck machinery and equipment firm MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received equipment orders for two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV) that will expand Østensjø Rederi Edda Wind fleet.Both vessels will be built at the Astilleros Gondán shipyard in Asturias…

Mammoet Buys Winches and Pipe Pulling Equipment from Land & Marine

May 24, 2021

Heavy lift and transportation firm Mammoet has acquired the linear winch fleet and associated pipe pulling equipment from J Murphy & Sons' Land & Marine unit.The acquisition includes two 800t capacity linear winches, which Mammoet says are unique…

Francis Brown Delivers Specialist Deck Equipment

Sep 26, 2018

Fabrication and engineering specialists Francis Brown Limited delivered deck equipment fabrications for a global supplier specializing in subsea remotely operated equipment which is working on offshore wind farms in the North Sea.In less than 16 weeks…

Hydra Preparing for Offshore Upturn

Sep 19, 2018

Offshore and subsea construction company Hydra said it has entered into the saturation diving market in anticipation of an offshore oil and gas sector rebound.Trevor Davis, president and CEO of the Texas-based company, said Hydra has converted…

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