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Europe's Offshore Wind Power Goal Hits New Snag: Security

Oct 26, 2023

As Europe turns to renewable sources to diversify energy supplies away from Russian oil and gas, a peaceful marine scene conceals a billion-dollar security headache.Rising above the Baltic Sea less than 10 km (6 miles) off the coast of Denmark, 161 wind turbines spin slowly. They supply around 4% of the country's power, sent to shore through two cable connections.The turbines have no barriers or surveillance…

Object Near Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Poses No Safety Risk - Denmark

Mar 30, 2023

An object found close to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea appeared to be a maritime buoy and does not pose a safety risk, the Danish Energy Agency said on Wednesday. The object, which was retrieved on Tuesday by the Danish navy…

Belgium on High Alert as Russian 'Spy Ship' Detected in North Sea

Feb 22, 2023

Belgium said it is investigating the presence of a Russian 'spy ship' in the North Sea, a day after its neighbor the Netherlands reported that Russia was targeting North Sea infrastructure.The ship was detected in the Belgian North Sea around mid-November last year…

German Navy Helping Norway Protect Offshore Oil Rigs, Pipelines

Nov 03, 2022

The German navy is helping Norway to protect critical maritime infrastructure such as oil rigs, undersea cables, and pipelines, and is ready to do the same off the Danish and Swedish coasts, its head said on Thursday. Bordering Russia in the north…

Survitec Names New CEO

Oct 17, 2022

UK-based survival technology solutions provider Survitec has appointed Robert Steen Kledal as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).'As CEO, Robert will be responsible for setting Survitec’s strategic direction. He will lead the Survitec Executive team and sit on the Survitec Board…

Drones Seen Near North Sea Gas Field, Danish Police Say

Oct 04, 2022

Danish police have over the weekend received reports of drone activity near the Roar gas field in the North Sea, a police spokesperson said on Tuesday.  The Roar field is next to Denmark's largest gas field, Tyra, both of which are operated by TotalEnergies…

Tech File: GF Piping Systems Launches Fire-retardant Pipe Jacket System

Apr 27, 2022

GF Piping Systems launched HEAT-FIT at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami, debuting a lightweight, corrosion-free, and efficient thermoplastic piping system.With the HEAT-FIT Jacket System, GF Piping Systems offers a solution that introduces thermoplastic…

'Lifting Incident' - Saipem's Giant Crane Vessel Tilts in Norway with 275 People Aboard

Apr 14, 2022

Saipem 7000 - File Photo - Credit:Saipem Saipem 7000, Saipem's giant semi-submersible crane vessel, tilted in a fjord in Norway with 275 people aboard, the Norwegian news website vg.no has reported.According to the website, which cited eyewitness accounts…

TenneT: No Major Damage to HKZ Jacket after Cargo Ship Allision. Topside Installation Imminent

Mar 24, 2022

TenneT's investigation has shown that there is no major damage to the HKZ Beta jacket in the Dutch North Sea which was hit by a drifting bulk carrier in a storm in January. This means that the 3,950t topside can be installed on the jacket as planned…

Dutch Test Barriers to Prevent Ships from Hitting Wind Turbines

Mar 18, 2022

In research prompted by the incident in the Dutch North Sea in January when a drifting bulk carrier hit offshore wind facilities, Dutch maritime research institute MARIN this week, with industry partners, tested three innovative barriers aimed at averting collisions between ships and wind turbines…

North Star Reels In More Than $133.7M in ERRV Contracts

Mar 03, 2022

UK-based offshore vessel owner North Star has said it has recently secured new Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) contracts totaling more than £100 million (around $133.7 million).Under the contracts, North Star said it would support…

Installed on OSV, Survitec's Seahaven Evacuation System Passes Heavy Weather Trials

Feb 02, 2022

Seahaven Advanced Evacuation System , developed by the UK-based marine safety and survival solutions provider Survitec, has successfully passed heavy weather sea trials (HWST), deployed from the offshore support vessel EDT Jane.According to Survitec…

Drifting Ship Hits Tennet's HKZ Beta Platform Jacket

Feb 01, 2022

A cargo ship was cast adrift by storm Corrie on Monday in the Dutch North Sea, in the area where grid operator TenneT is building two transformer platforms (Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha and Beta) for the connection of the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid that is being built by Vattenfall…

Noble Corp. Sends Force Majeure Notice to Shell over Drillship Damaged in Storm

Sep 03, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has sent a force majeure notice to its client Shell over the Noble Globetrotter II drillship contract after the rig was damaged earlier this week in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in severe weather during Hurricane Ida…

Seacor Power Capsizing: Public Hearing Scheduled for Aug. 2

Jul 30, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard will next week hold a formal public hearing to consider evidence related to the April 2021 capsizing of the liftboat Seacor Power and the death of 13 of its 19 crewmembers in the Gulf of Mexico.The Seacor Power liftboat capsized…

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