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Orsted to Build NJ's First OWF

Jun 24, 2019

Denmark’s Ørsted won New Jersey’s first offshore wind solicitation with a 1.1-gigawatt project Ocean Wind, the largest offshore wind project to secure a development deal with a U.S. state to date.The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced in a press note that it has selected Ocean Wind, an offshore wind energy project proposed by Ørsted with support from Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)…

TechnipFMC OSV Refit Completed

Jun 26, 2019

The TechnipFMC-owned diving support vessel Deep Arctic has departed Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam on time following a significant maintenance stopover, a substantial proportion of which was spent in dry dock.According to the shipyard, the project was exceptionally complex…

Dolphin Drilling Declares Bankruptcy

Jun 26, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas rig operator Dolphin Drilling filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, leading creditors to seize its key assets in a restructuring that will see the company maintain operations.Formerly known as Fred. Olsen Energy, Dolphin Drilling…

New Cable Layer to Feature Seawater Cooling

Jun 25, 2019

Norwegian VARD will incorporate a hull-integrated seawater cooling system for a cable laying vessel the shipbuilder is designing and constructing for energy and telecom cable systems firm Prysmian Group.Ålesund-based Hydroniq Coolers – formerly…

Damen Building an FCS 7011 in Antalya

Jun 24, 2019

Two and a half years on from the genesis of the FCS 7011 concept in response to extensive feedback from the offshore energy sector, the build of the first of this design has begun at Damen Shipyards Antalya, Turkey. The milestone was marked by a traditional keel-laying ceremony held at the yard…

Dutch-Aussie Team Targets Safer Blade Lifting

Jun 24, 2019

Dutch maritime contractors Van Oord and heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet are cooperating with Australian start-up Verton to design a new lifting method for installing wind turbine blades.The technology specialist was scouted after…

Aqualis completes Braemar Acquisition

Jun 21, 2019

Offshore engineering consultant Aqualis has completed the acquisition of the London-based Braemar Shipping Services' offshore, adjusting and marine consultancy business Braemar Technical Services (BTS).The new company, called AqualisBraemar…

​Sverre Farstad Picks Up Blue King PSV

Jun 21, 2019

The new ship owning company Sverre Farstad & Co has taken ownership of a 2016-built platform supply vessel (PSV), marking a return for the Farstad name in the Norwegian offshore sector.Farstad was one of the parties behind the June 2017 three-way merger of Norwegian ship owners Solstad Offshore…

Siemens Gamesa Enters Japan Offshore Market

Jun 21, 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured its first preferred supplier nomination in the Japanese offshore wind sector, winning a preferred supplier status for a 455-MW project in Akita prefecture.The agreement with Obayashi Corporation currently includes using SG 8…

Inpex Submits Revised Indonesian LNG Plan

Jun 21, 2019

Japan's largest oil and gas exploration and production company Inpex Corporation has submitted a revised plan of development (POD) for the Abadi  LNG Project, a gas field on the remote Masela Block in the Arafura Sea off Indonesia.  The revised…

Danska Commodities Inks PPA with Hywind Scotland

Jun 21, 2019

Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland.Hywind Scotland, the world's first commercial-scale floating wind farm, was officially opened in October 2017…

DSV Rever Polaris Gets Engine Overhaul

Jun 20, 2019

New engineering work involving the overhaul of diesel engines on the offshore construction and dive support vessel (DSV) Rever Polaris, has been completed by power specialist Royston.Engineers undertook the DG1 and DG3 24,000 and DG4 36,000…

Wight Shipyard Breaks Into Offshore Wind

Jun 19, 2019

A UK shipbuilder known for building high-speed ferries aims to enter the offshore wind market with a new line of wind farm support vessels (WFSV).Wight Shipyard Co (WSC) said its Vortisea brand of vessels, designed in collaboration with Australian naval architect Incat Crowther…

Bourbon BoD to Analyze Restructuring Proposals

Jun 19, 2019

Following the submission of financial restructuring proposals subject to conditions precedent, the Board of Directors of BOURBON Corporation reviewed today the two proposals which are considered relevant to the interests of the group, its employees…

Oceanteam Wins Cable Lay Spread Gig

Jun 19, 2019

Oceanteam Solutions, a provider of complete set of equipment suitable for offshore cable laying, announced that it has been awarded a contract for supplying an undisclosed client with a cable lay spread.The contract lasts until mid-October 2019…

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