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Estonia Names Chinese Ship as Suspect in Telecoms Cables Damage

Nov 10, 2023

Estonia's prosecutor general said on Friday that the Hong Kong-registered NewNew Polar Bear container vessel was the primary suspect in an investigation of damage to two subsea telecoms cables linking Estonia to Finland and Sweden. 'We prepared…

Van Oord Wins $533M in Offshore Wind Contracts in Poland and Taiwan

Nov 08, 2023

Dutch offshore installation firm Van Oord has been awarded two new offshore wind projects Baltic Power in the Baltic Sea and Greater Changhua 2b and 4 in Taiwan. The contracts have a combined value of more than EUR 500 million (~currently around 533 million)…

Russia Says Telecoms Cable Damaged Last month Just Before Nearby Baltic Gas Pipeline

Nov 07, 2023

A Russian fibre optic cable under the Baltic Sea was damaged last month only 28 km (17 miles) from where a gas pipeline linking Finland and Estonia was damaged soon afterwards, Russian state company Rostelecom said on Tuesday.Finnish police…

Singapore Firm Orders Next-Gen Cable Ship Design

Nov 02, 2023

Singapore-based Megamas Resources, in partnership with Renaissance Technologies (RTM) has contracted Ulstein Design & Solutions AS to design a cable-laying and repair vessel.  According to a press release issued Thursday, the decision to press…

Huisman and ESD Forge Offshore Cable-Lay Solutions Alliance

Nov 01, 2023

Dutch firm Huisman, which makes heavy construction equipment for the global offshore energy industry, has signed a partnership agreement with ESD to expand its cable-lay product portfolio and increase its position in the offshore wind market…

Prysmian Group Inks €900 Million Cable Systems Deal with Clean Path New York

Oct 31, 2023

Italian power and telecom cable-making and installation services firm Prysmian Group has signed an agreement worth around €900 million with Clean Path New York to provide subsea and land power cable systems for one of the largest transmission infrastructure projects in the United States…

Three Baltic Pipe and Cable Incidents "are related", Estonia Says

Oct 27, 2023

The three incidents that resulted in damage to a gas pipeline and two telecom cables between Estonia, Finland and Sweden 'are related', Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said.Finnish police leading the pipeline investigation have named the…

Seaway 7 Bags Substantial EPCI Contract in Polish Offshore Wind Sector

Oct 24, 2023

Subsea 7 said Tuesday that its subsidiary Seaway 7, offering services in offshore renewables, had secured a 'substantial' contract with Norway's Equinor and its Polish partner Polenergia for the inter-array cables of the MFW Bałtyk II and MFW Bałtyk III bottom-fixed offshore wind projects…

Prysmian Installs Vineyard Wind 1 Cables

Oct 23, 2023

Italian power and telecom cable-making and installation services firm Prysmian Group said Monday it had completed the installation and HV testing activities at Vineyard Wind 1, the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the US. Located more than 15 miles off the coast of Massachusetts…

Fugro Wins Survey Work at Denmark's Largest Offshore Wind Project

Oct 19, 2023

German energy giant RWE has hired the Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro to complete a geophysical survey off the Danish west coast as part of the development of Thor, Denmark's largest offshore wind farm.Up to three survey vessels will…

Substantial Cable Contract Awarded for Poland's 1.2GW Offshore Wind Farm

Oct 13, 2023

DEME Offshore, with its consortium partners NKT and TFKable Group has said it has secured a substantial cable contract for Baltic Power, the first offshore wind farm to be constructed in Poland. This is also the first offshore wind project for DEME Offshore in Poland…

Equinor-Polenergia JV Taps Jan De Nul and Hellenic Cables for Baltic Sea Wind Farm Connection

Oct 12, 2023

Offshore installation firm Jan De Nul Group has, in partnership with cable maker Hellenic Cables, won a contract to design, manufacture, transport, and install a package of four 220 kV HVAC export cables to connect the Polish offshore wind farms Baltyk II and Baltyk III to shore…

Reach Subsea Nets Contract for Subsea Power Cable Route Survey in UK

Oct 10, 2023

Oslo-listed subsea services firm Reach Subsea said back in August it had received a notice of contract award, subject to successful contract negotiation, from an unnamed 'major European energy provider.'On Wednesday, and in relation to the August announcement…

Van Oord Set to Kick Off Cable Installation for Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm

Oct 04, 2023

Dutch offshore installation services company Van Oord is set to start the cable installation works on Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany.'After Van Oord’s heavy lift installation vessel Svanen completed installation of all…

Jan De Nul Orders Offshore Cable Layer with Record-Breaking Capacity

Oct 02, 2023

Offshore installation services company Jan De Nul has ordered an extra-large cable-laying ship with an 'unrivaled' cable-carrying capacity from China's CMHI Haimen shipyard.The vessel, to be named Fleeming Jenkin, will have a cable-carrying capacity of 28…

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