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Harren & Partner Adds Offshore Wind Vessel to Fleet. Launches SAL Renewables

Jan 15, 2021

German shipping group Harren & Partner has added the jack-up vessel Wind Lift I to its fleet, and has this week announced the launch of Bremen-based SAL Renewables, a provider of offshore wind installation services.'Born as a sister company to the renowned heavy lift shipping company SAL Heavy Lift…

Eidesvik Offshore Nets Long-Term Charter for Acergy Viking SOV

Jan 15, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Eidesvik Offshore has won a long term charter with wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for its Service Operation Vessel Acergy Viking. The contract will start in direct continuation of the current…

VIDEO: Huisman's Crane for OIM Wind's Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Jan 15, 2021

Dutch crane specialist Huisman has signed a letter of intent with China's Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore for the delivery of a 2,600mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) for OIM Wind’s BT-220IU offshore wind installation unit.OIM Wind last year signed an EPC contract with CIMC for the construction of 1 + 1…

VR Training for BP's Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Personnel

Jan 15, 2021

Oil major BP has hired Aberdeen-based offshore training company, Survivex, to develop and deliver a four-week training program for the operational personnel on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development project in Senegal/Mauritania offshore area…

Cloud Solution: SAP, DNV GL Tackling Corrosion Under Insulation in O&G Industry

Jan 15, 2021

SAP SE and DNV GL have teamed up to deliver a new industry cloud solution, Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Manager, designed to tackle a major problem facing the integrity of oil and gas plants. CUI is seen as one of the largest maintenance…

SEACOR Marine Completes Sale of Windcat to CMB

Jan 15, 2021

New York-listed offshore vessel owner SEACOR Marine has completed the previously announced sale of its offshore crew transfer subsidiary Windcat Workboats to the Belgian shipping and logistics group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB).Windcat is headquartered in Lowestoft…

Endúr's Offshore Fabrication Branch Files for Bankruptcy

Jan 15, 2021

Norway's Endúr Industrier AS, an offshore fabrication subsidiary of marine infrastructure group Endúr, on Friday notified Stavanger district court about its decision to initiate a bankruptcy petition for the company, citing a dire market situation…

Lamprell to Split Three Ways. Puts Greater Focus on Renewables, Digital

Jan 15, 2021

Lamprell, a company traditionally known as oil and gas rig builder, has this week announced a reorganization of its business aimed at increasing focus on renewables and the energy transition. Based in the UAE, the company has in recent years increased its uptake of renewables sector orders…

Two Die in Incident Aboard BW Offshore FPSO in Ivory Coast

Jan 15, 2021

Two people died Thursday in an incident aboard BW Offshore's FPSO Espoir Ivoirien, offshore the Ivory Coast, the FPSO owner has informed.'At 13:30 local time today, an incident occurred whilst work was being performed in a cargo tank onboard…

Dana Petroleum Terminates Maersk Drilling Rig Deal

Jan 15, 2021

Oil company Dana Petroleum has terminated a contract for the use of a Maersk Drilling rig in Denmark.The one-well contract was initially expected to start in May 2020.However, the two companies then in October 2020 said the contract start-up for the yet to be nominated rig would be deferred…

Alcatel Submarine Networks Bags Northern Lights, Breidablikk Deals with Equinor

Jan 14, 2021

Alcatel Submarine Networks, part of Nokia, has this month signed deals with Equinor to deliver submarine cables for subsea control infrastructure for the Northern Lights CCS project as well as for the Breidablikk offshore development.The Northern…

U.S. Blacklists China's CNOOC over South China Sea Actions

Jan 14, 2021

The Trump administration added China’s CNOOC to a U.S. economic blacklist on Thursday, accusing the oil giant of helping Beijing intimidate neighbors in the South China Sea and ratcheting up tension days before U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office…

Equinor, Moss Maritime Testing Floating Solar in Rough Waters

Jan 14, 2021

Equinor, Norway's largest oil firm, increasingly involved in renewables such as offshore wind and floating wind, is now looking to add floating solar to its portfolio.The company said Thursday it would, together with Moss Maritime, start testing floating solar off the island of Frøya…

Shell Farms Into Offshore Block in Argentina

Jan 14, 2021

Oil and gas giant Shell has agreed to farm into the CAN 100 block, offshore Argentina, currently jointly owned by the Norwegian energy firm Equinor and Argentina's YPF.In October 2019, Equinor farmed into the YPF CAN 100 block and agreed to take over the operatorship…

MOL, Bombora Targeting Wave Energy Opportunities in Japan

Jan 14, 2021

Wave energy converter developer Bombora has entered into an agreement with Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) to identify wave energy potential in Japan and across the region.MOL has recently said it has completed a detailed internal technical review of Bombora’s mWave wave energy converter…

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