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MODEC Sets Out to Reduce Cost of Floating Wind Turbines

Oct 30, 2020

Japanese FPSO specialist MODEC says it is working with partners to develop a solution that will reduce the overall cost of floating offshore wind turbines.For some time, floating offshore wind has been something of a niche, but now full-scale demonstrators are in the works…

Unique Floating Offshore Wind Design Gets DNV GL Nod

Oct 29, 2020

A unique double rotor floating wind turbine concept has earned a statement of feasibility from classification and certification body DNV GL.This statement, based on DNV GL’s technology qualification services, confirms that the nezzy² floater is designed to state-of-the-art safety…

Brownfield Development: Tyra pieces falling into place

Oct 29, 2020

Tyra – Denmark’s largest gas and condensate field and main gas processing hub – was, a few years ago, on the verge of being decommissioned, which would have, according to reports back then, wiped out thousands of jobs.The field located 225km west of Esbjerg…

Aker Solutions EBITDA Boosted by One-Off Gain from CCS and Offshore Wind Spinoffs

Oct 28, 2020

Norwegian offshore engineering and equipment provider Aker Solutions reported a drop in revenue in the third quarter of 2020, but its net profit rose. Aker Solutions' result received a one-off boost from the listing of carbon capture and offshore wind spinoffs…

Oceaneering Names Head of Business Development for Renewables

Oct 27, 2020

Oceaneering, mostly known as a provider of subsea services to the international oil and gas industry, has appointed Ben Hooker as Director of Business Development – Renewables.  In a statement on Tuesday, Oceaneering described Hooker as a seasoned…

Three60 to Deliver Duty Holder Services for DNO's North Sea Assets

Oct 27, 2020

Offshore oil and gas services company Three60 Energy has won a contract to deliver duty holder services for oil firm DNO's two assets in the UK Continental Shelf.Three60 will, under what is the first Duty Holder contract for the company, provide…

Offshore Equipment Hydraulic Maintenance Tip-of-the-Day: Condition Monitoring

Oct 26, 2020

Tip #5: Condition Monitoring - If it isn’t broken, let it beContrary to popular belief, machines running smoothly should never be left alone. Regular hydraulic oil sampling will give insight to the overall systems health. Key indicators in the…

PHOTO: Heerema Installs P11-Unity Platform

Oct 26, 2020

Dutch offshore installation services firm Heerema Marine Contractors has installed one of the world's smallest offshore gas platforms using its Sleipnir semi-submersible crane vessel - which is the world's largest -  in the Dutch sector of the North Sea…

Digitizing Risk-based Integrity Management of FPSOs

Oct 23, 2020

Industries are adapting to an increasingly digitalized landscape. The floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) industry is no different. As concerted efforts are made to improve project economics Matt Tremblay, ABS Senior Vice President…

Emerson's Automation Tech for BP's Caspian Sea Platform

Oct 22, 2020

Engineering services giant Emerson has won a $14 million contract to provide automation technologies for the new Azeri Central East offshore platform in the Caspian Sea, the latest development in the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli oilfield…

Offshore Equipment Hydraulic Maintenance Tip-of-the-Day: Oil Cleanliness

Oct 21, 2020

Tip #3: Oil Cleanliness - Don't add regular filter changes to your maintenance scheduleMost filters have switches indicating when the element is full, and sometimes waiting for that may be too late. Changing filters on a regular service interval…

ABS Grants Approval in Principle for DSME Floater

Oct 21, 2020

Maritime and offshore classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of what it described as 'a wide breadth, single row, near-shore LNG Floating Production Storage Offloading Vessel (FPSO) hull with a jetty-moored system…

Huisman to Deliver Giant Skyhook Crane to Norway

Oct 21, 2020

Dutch crane specialist Huisman has signed a letter of intent with Norway-based Wergeland and PSW for the delivery of its Skyhook quayside crane at the Gulen Industrial Harbour, Norway.The crane - dubbed the largest Slewing Jib Quayside Crane…

Singapore: MENCK Assembles Pile Driver for Offshore Wind Projects in Asia

Oct 21, 2020

Germany-based MENCK, an Acteon offshore engineering firm specializing in hydraulic pile-driving services, has delivered a 175-ton ram weight to its Singapore premises.The ram weight is part of an MHU3500S hydraulic hammer to be assembled in…

Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Joins McDermott Board

Oct 21, 2020

Offshore installation firm McDermott has appointed Neil Bruce, a former SNC-Lavalin CEO, to its Board of Directors.Bruce started his career in the North Sea basin with Brown and Root, delivering offshore projects for 10 years, then moved to…

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