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Heerema to Remove, Aker Solutions to Recycle Heimdal and Veslefrikk Platforms

Mar 18, 2021

Norwegian company Aker Solutions has said it has signed a 'sizeable' letter of intent with Dutch offshore services firm Heerema Marine Contractors for the decommissioning and recycling of Norwegian offshore platforms.Heerema has, as the main decommissioning contractor…

Gallery: Heerema's Thialf Removes Sable Offshore Platforms (Canada)

Dec 23, 2020

Heerema Marine Contractors' giant semi-submersible crane vessel Thialf has recently completed the eight-month long campaign to remove the Sable Project’s offshore platforms for ExxonMobil in Canada.The vessel Thialf arrived in Canada in early…

PHOTO: Heerema's Giant Crane Vessels Meet in Port of Rotterdam

Dec 09, 2020

Heerema Marine Contractors' two giant semi-submersible crane vessels Sleipnir and Thialf last weekend met in the Port of Rotterdam for the first time, and HMC and the Port of Rotterdam Authority shared the photos of the meet-up.On Saturday, 5 December…

Gallery: Heerema's Sleipnir Breaks Offshore Jacket Removal Record

Jul 20, 2020

Heerema Marine Contractors' giant heavy-lift vessel Sleipnir has broken a record for the largest single lift jacket removal. HMC said Monday that the record was broken in the Norwegian North Sea, where Sleipnir removed the 8100-tonne Jotun-B jacket for client Vår Energi…

Heerema Vessels to Tap Shore Power

Nov 01, 2019

Heerema Marine Contractors will provide its crane vessels with clean energy. By switching off the diesel generators, total emissions will be reduced by the equivalent of the annual emissions of approximately 5,000 diesel cars. Eneco will supply power from the wind farm on Landtong Rozenburg…

Gas Module Installed on Troll C

Jul 30, 2019

A gas module is being installed on the Equinor-operated Troll C platform to accelerate production from the Fram license in the northern part of the North Sea offshore Norway.The Fram field includes a number of reservoirs and is developed with…

Valhall Flank West Topsides Installed

Jun 24, 2019

The Valhall Flank West topsides were installed on the Valhall field on Saturday, 14 months after the first steel was cut at Kvaerner’s yard in Verdal. Both the topsides and the jacket were delivered ahead of schedule, under budget and with no serious injuries…

Johan Sverdrup Field Center Completed

Mar 22, 2019

The two final platform topsides have been installed at the Johan Sverdrup oil field in the North Sea, about 140 kilometers west of Stavanger, Norway, operator Equinor announced Friday, marking a key milestone toward first oil expected in late 2019…

Video: Aibel completes Sverdrup assembly

Sep 07, 2017

Aibel lifted the final three modules into place for the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform earlier this week. The platform arrived in Haugesund on 5 September, where the facility will remain for hook-up and preparation work, until it is handed over to Statoil in mid-2018…

Cut price optimism

Jul 31, 2017

Cost cutting could help push more final investments decisions through this year, giving industry sight of some much-needed work. Steve Hamlen reports. Wood Mackenzie’s Malcolm Dickson. Northeast…

Video: Sverdrup coming into focus

Jul 31, 2017

Statoil successfully installed the largest jacket on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) at its Johan Sverdrup project, giving the Norwegian giant the first visible sign of the field. The jacket…

Maersk Culzean jackets installed

Jul 21, 2017

All three of Maersk Oil's Culzean high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) development jackets have been installed in the UK North Sea. Maersk says they were installed on time and on budget, about 145mi east of Aberdeen and is estimated to produce between 60…

Murchison platform removal scope completed

Jul 12, 2017

CNR's Murchison platform removal in the UK North Sea has been completed, according to Heerema Marine Contractors, part of the Heerema - AF (HAF) Offshore Decom Consortium. Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) and AF Offshore Decom (jointly called HAF Decom) for the full engineering…

A monster facility

Jun 01, 2017

Johan Sverdrup is the largest ongoing project in the North Sea. Elaine Maslin looks at Statoil’s progress, cost reduction and technology use on the development. How it will look: Johan Svedrup…

BP's Juniper sets sail for Trinidad

Jan 20, 2017

BP Trinidad and Tobago’s (bpTT) US$2 billion Juniper platform has set sail towards the southeast coast of Trinidad, marking one of the supermajor’s largest start-ups this year. Image of Juniper…

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