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Niestern Sander delivers Geo Ranger vessel to Geo Plus

Posted On: 04-07-2020

Royal Niestern Sander has delivered the hydrographic survey vessel ‘Geo Ranger’ to Geo Plus, after 14 months of constructing, installing, commissioning and testing. During the last week, the hydrographic survey vessel Geo Ranger performed sea trials on the river Ems. The ship was designed together with Conoship International and will be rented out to parties that perform research, such as dred..readmore

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Eni to pay $185 million to Transocean after settling drillship dispute

Posted On: 04-07-2020

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean and Italian oil company Eni have reached an agreement in a dispute related to a contract for the Deepwater Pathfinder drillship. Under the agreement, Eni will pay Transocean $185 million in four equal instalments. On 1 July 2020, Transocean announced that Transocean Offshore, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of the company, entered into a settlement agreem..readmore

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Cable setup delay for Minesto’s Faroe Islands demo

Posted On: 03-07-2020

Minesto’s tidal energy project in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands has hit a snag due to a technical issue occurring during cable laying. Therefore, the subsea cable installation that connects to the electric grid failed to complete as planned. The technical issue with the subsea cable is not related to Minesto’s DG100 tidal kite powerplant, the company noted. However, it will add to the installa..readmore

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MHO-Co joins Spectrum on Hornsea Two offshore wind project

Posted On: 03-07-2020

Spectrum Offshore has selected MHO-Co’s vessel MHO Grimsby to assist the construction survey support at the Hornsea Two offshore wind project. The vessel, which is equipped with special survey gear for the task, will be working on the project for the next two years, MHO-Co said. Last month, Spectrum secured a construction survey support contract for Hornsea Two, under which it will provide on-de..readmore

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VIDEO: Koedood about hydrogen boosting innovation

Posted On: 01-07-2020

The possibilities of hydrogen as an energy carrier are creating a boost in innovation. Koedood Marine Group is researching how hydrogen can benefit the shipping industry. Sander Roosjen, research and development manager Koedood Marine Group: “We already have several clients that wish to implement hydrogen solutions on their newbuild vessels.” Hydrogen is a very small molecule that can be used ..readmore

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ICS: 400,000 seafarers stranded at sea and shore due to crew change crisis

Posted On: 01-07-2020

A staggering number of seafarers is being impacted by the inability to carry out crew changes due to the COVID-19 restrictions imposed on travel by national governments across the globe. Despite incessant calls from the maritime bodies, seafarers are yet to be designated as ‘key workers’ and exempted from travel restrictions. Some countries like Cyprus, Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, a..readmore

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Belgium breezes past Denmark in offshore wind capacity rankings

Posted On: 30-06-2020

Belgium has surpassed Denmark in terms of the installed offshore wind capacity and is now ranked fourth in the world, Belgian Offshore Platform (BOP) said. Following the commissioning of the 219 MW Northwester 2 wind farm in May, Belgium now has 1,775 MW of installed offshore wind capacity, compared to Denmark’s 1,703 MW. The United Kingdom is at the top of..readmore

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Aker Solutions to deliver subsea production system for Equinor’s Askeladd

Posted On: 30-06-2020

Aker Solutions has received a letter of intent from Equinor to deliver the subsea production system for the next phase of the Askeladd natural gas development in the Barents Sea in northern Norway. The development of Askeladd Vest is phase two of the multi-phased Snøhvit gas development in the Barents Sea. The scope of the ..readmore

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Ampelmann nets five offshore wind contracts

Posted On: 29-06-2020

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has secured five new contracts for offshore wind farms in the North Sea. Ampelmann secured the contracts with Norwegian companies BOA, Volstad, Olympic Shipping, Siem Offshore and DOF. The Dutch company will provide two A-type and three E1000 systems, which will aid the installation and maintena..readmore

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Connector Subsea Solutions adds chief finance officer

Posted On: 29-06-2020

Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) has appointed Egil Krukhaug as chief finance officer effective October 01, 2020. Egil Krukhaug, who has 18 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, will be based at the CSS headquarters in Bergan, Norway. “Egil’s experience and competence will complement CSS is a very good way. We are keen to welcome him and ..readmore

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Repsol gets consent to extend North Sea field life

Posted On: 27-06-2020

Spanish oil company Repsol has been granted consent by the Norwegian offshore safety authority for the life extension of the Rev field, which is located offshore Norway. The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) announced its consent for the life extension of the Rev field in the North Sea on Friday, 26 June 2020. The Rev field is par..readmore

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I-Tech: Over 40% of ships had unacceptable levels of barnacle fouling before COVID-19 costing industry billions in additional fuel spending

Posted On: 27-06-2020

More than 40% of vessels were suffering from over 10% hard fouling coverage on the hull even before the idling of fleets due to COVID-19, analysis of hull fouling collection data in a new research commissioned by Swedish biotechnology company I-Tech AB shows. I-Tech contracted independent marine coating consultants, Safinah Group, to analyse unde..readmore

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Singapore: Maritime technology startups to benefit from new initiative

Posted On: 26-06-2020

More than 50 promising Singapore-based startups will get liquidity boost thanks to the new initiative by SEEDS Capital. SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore (ESG),has appointed six co-investment partners to provide the maritime ecosystem a strong leg-up by catalysing a combined S$50 million of investments i..readmore

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Borssele Beta cable work to cost TenneT € 50 million more

Posted On: 26-06-2020

Works to install the Borssele Beta export cable in the Netherlands will set TenneT back an additional € 50 million after contractors discovered unstable soil along the cable route. Namely, the cable installation contract TenneT signed with NKT and VBMS (now Boskalis Subsea) in 2016/2017 will now be worth € 210 mil..readmore

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Total, Shell join UK’s floating wind centre of excellence

Posted On: 23-06-2020

Total, Shell and eight offshore wind developers have joined Offshore Renewable Energy(ORE) Catapult’s national Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOWCoE) in the UK.The eight offshore wind developers include EDF Renewables, EDP Renewables, Equinor, ESB,Mainstream Renewable Power, ScottishPower Renewables, SSE Renewables, and Offshore Wind Power Lt..readmore

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Swansea tidal project seeks PM backing

Posted On: 23-06-2020

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon developers have called on the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to step in and overrule Whitehall officials who are preventing work starting on site. The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), has so far refused to sign off a decommissioning plan. Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon CEO, Mark Shorrock, said: “We’re re..readmore

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Seagreen offshore wind project gets OK for onshore cable route

Posted On: 20-06-2020

The Angus Council has approved two applications relating to the underground cable route of the Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland. The decisions, made at the council’s Development Standards Committee meeting, will allow for works to begin along the consented cable route from landfall at Carnoustie to Tealing. ..readmore

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Carnival Corp. posts $4.4 billion loss, starts selling ships to cut costs

Posted On: 20-06-2020

Carnival Corporation & plc., the world’s largest cruise company, suffered a multibillion-dollar loss in the quarter ended May 31, 2020, due to the suspension of cruise operations related to COVID-19. U.S. GAAP net loss stood at $4.4 billion for the second quarter of 2020,representing a significant drop compared t..readmore

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Aker BP picks PG Flow pump systems for new Hod platform

Posted On: 17-06-2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has awarded PG Flow Solutions a contract to supply several pump systems for the normally unmanned wellhead platform to be used at the planned Hod field development in the North Sea. PG Flow Solutions said on Wednesday that Aker BP awarded the contract on behalf of the Wellhead Platform Allia..readmore

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Grieg Star, G2 Ocean take part in Norwegian autonomous ship project

Posted On: 17-06-2020

Norway-based shipowner Grieg Star and its JV with Gearbulk, G2 Ocean, are joining forces with other maritime industry partners to research the feasibility of safe autonomous deep- sea ships. On June 12, 2020, The Research Council of Norway announced that is awarding more than USD 20 million to Norwegian research project Safe Autonomous Ships (..readmore


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