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Energi Coast sets up offshore wind innovation group

Posted On: 23-09-2020

North East England’s offshore wind cluster Energi Coast is launching a new Innovation Group which aims to develop long-term solutions to meet the requirements for new technology in offshore wind. The purpose of the group is to progress major innovation opportunities for the region’s offshore wind industry in areas such as operations and maintenance and energy storage. It will be made up of ke..readmore

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Digital naming ceremony held for CMA CGM’s 23,000 TEU behemoth

Posted On: 23-09-2020

A first-of-its-kind digital naming ceremony was held today for the 23,000 TEU CMA CGM Jacques Saade, the largest LNG-powered containership in the world. The ceremony was attended by Hudong–Zhonghua Shipyard representatives in Shanghai, China, and CMA CGM’s management in Marseille, France. Blessed by father Francis Fang, the vessel was then officially named by its Godmother, Tanya Saadé Zeen..readmore

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ABS to class STL’s VLEC quartet

Posted On: 22-09-2020

The U.S. classification and technical advisory services provider, ABS, is set to class four very large ethane carriers ordered by Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical (STL). These 98,000-cbm ethane-fueled VLECs are part of a Phase-2 order from STL and construction will be equally split between Samsung Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries, ABD said in its statement on Thursday. ABS was the cla..readmore

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Report: DP World, DoverTower to jointly bid for Haifa Port privatisation

Posted On: 22-09-2020

Dubai-based port operator DP World has partnered up with an Israeli group DoverTower in plans to jointly bid to privativise Haifa Port on the Mediterranean, Reuters reports. The deal was signed by Dovertower head Shlomi Fogel, the co-owner of Israel Shipyards and the Port of Eilat, and DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem. The two companies signed a number of memoranda of understandings (MoU..readmore

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Neart na Gaoithe O&M facility gets OK

Posted On: 08-09-2020

Scottish Borders Council’s (SBC) planning committee has approved plans for the operations and maintenance (O&M) building in Eyemouth for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm. The planning permission is for a new, three-story 1,040m2 main building and a two-story 538m2 storage warehouse. The O&M building, designed by Corstorphine + Wright Architects, will house the office, warehousing an..readmore

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Ørsted hires Solstad construction support vessel for Taiwanese work

Posted On: 08-09-2020

Solstad Offshore has signed an agreement with Ørsted to deploy construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Jarl on the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind project in Taiwan.Normand Jarl is scheduled to begin working offshore Taiwan in the second quarter of 2021. The firm period on the contract is 15 months with options to extend five times per one month. “It is very encouraging, within a short ..readmore

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Development of the world’s 1st zero emissions, autonomous feeder halted due to COVID-19

Posted On: 25-08-2020

The development of the world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel Yara Birkeland has been paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changed global outlook, Norwegian company Yara informed. The hull of the Yara Birkeland vessel was launched to sea at Vard Braila in Romania in February 2020 and is expected to arrive at Vard Brevik in Norway in May where she will be fitted with variou..readmore

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Borssele 1+2 construction team not skipping a beat

Posted On: 24-08-2020

Ørsted has provided an update on the ongoing offshore construction work at the 752 MW Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, saying that all activities are going according to plans. So far, DEME’s installation vessel Innovation has installed 73 out of the 94 monopile foundations at the site some 23 kilometres off the coast of Zeeland. The installation of the Nexans inter-arra..readmore

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Valaris declares Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Posted On: 20-08-2020

Valaris, offshore drilling contractor with the world’s largest fleet, has filed for bankruptcy protection in an attempt to restructure its debt. Valaris said on Wednesday that it voluntarily filed for a Chapter 11 financial restructuring in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. According to the offshore driller, it aims to pursue an efficient restructuring proces..readmore

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DP World’s H1 profit takes a massive hit

Posted On: 20-08-2020

Dubai-based port and terminal operator DP World reported a profit attributable to owners of $313 million for the first half of 2020, a decrease of 58.5 % from the last year’s equivalent of $753 million. However, the company reported a revenue growth of 17.7 % on a reported basis having booked $4.07 billion in revenue for the period. Like-for-like revenue decreased by 11.6% and down 3.4% excludin..readmore

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Santos to launch Dorado FEED program in second half of 2020

Posted On: 19-08-2020

Australia’s Santos expects to begin the front-end engineering design (FEED) program for the Dorado oil and gas project offshore Australia in the second half of 2020. Carnarvon, a partner in the project, said on Thursday that the pre-FEED competition for the supply of floating production storage and offtake vessel (FPSO) for the Dorado project was well advanced with BW Offshore, Modec, and Altera..readmore

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Benthic to provide Mero field geotechnical site investigation

Posted On: 19-08-2020

Benthic, a global geosciences company and part of Acteon, has signed a contract with Petrobras to provide geotechnical site investigation services at the Mero field offshore Brazil. The work includes in-situ testing, sampling and seismic cone testing at 26 locations in water depths to 2200 meters. The deepwater offshore operations will take place this year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and curren..readmore

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GMS Endeavour to support Moray East OTM commissioning

Posted On: 18-08-2020

Gulf Marine Services’ jack-up vessel GMS Endeavour is set to be deployed at the Moray East offshore wind farm site to support the commissioning of the project’s offshore transformer platforms. The vessel will arrive at the project site on or around 19 August, from when it will provide accommodation for workers carrying out commissioning works on the OSP1, OSP2 and OSP3 offshore transformer mod..readmore

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JFD delivers 100th COBRA system

Posted On: 18-08-2020

FD, a part of James Fisher and Sons, has produced and delivered its 100th Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA) system. The COBRA system was developed to provide a simple and reliable breathing system, offering a diver up to 50 minutes of fully independent breathing gas to return to the safety of the diving bell. As a direct comparison COBRA provides a supply of up to 33 minutes at a depth..readmore

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OceanTools bags Seatronics order

Posted On: 14-08-2020

OceanTools has secured £50,000 contract from Seatronics to supply the newly launched PowerLOG combined datalogger with integral battery packs. Seatronics will be supplying the OceanTools technology to its client, a major subsea contractor. The packaged OceanTools order contains the PowerLOG units along with an OceanDISP subsea data display. The supplied solution allows the user to view pressure s..readmore

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Total nears South African well spud

Posted On: 14-08-2020

French oil major Total expects to spud the Luiperd-1 well located in Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa by the end of this month. Total hired the Deepsea Stavanger rig for operations in its operated Block 11B/12B last year. The rig was mobilized from Norway to South Africa for Total’s drilling campaign back in early July. Africa Energy, one of Total’s partners in the block, said on Thursday t..readmore

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Norwegian operator gets rid of two vessels

Posted On: 12-08-2020

DOF, a Norwegian offshore vessel operator, has sold two of its vessels, one to an unnamed buyer and the other to a recycling yard in Turkey. DOF Rederi, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DOF ASA, has completed the sale of the AHTS Skandi Giant to an international buyer. The Skandi Giant is an anchor handling tug and supply vessel of a VS 480 design built in 2002. The company has also entered into a sal..readmore

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Orbital decommissions SR2000 unit

Posted On: 12-08-2020

Orbital Marine Power, working with Thompsons of Prudhoe and Port of Blyth, has decommissioned its 2MW SR2000 floating tidal turbine.mHeavy lifter Mammoet managed the tandem lift of the 516-tonne structure out of the water and onto the Blyth quayside. It was also the port’s largest heavy lift to date. Orbital are reclaiming key components and elements of the turbine to carry out engineering inspe..readmore

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Port of Los Angeles employs zero-emission top handlers

Posted On: 10-08-2020

The Port of Los Angeles has started using first zero-emissions top handlers in daily operations at the Everport Container Terminal as part of a pre-commercial demonstration project. “We are pleased with performance results that we are receiving from drivers, mechanics and Everport management as the equipment is tested daily in real-world conditions,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Direct..readmore

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Borssele III & IV produces first power

Posted On: 10-08-2020

The Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm produced first power early in the morning on 7 August, the Blauwwind consortium informs. “This marks a key milestone in the construction of the project as the first turbine is now generating power and delivering renewable electricity into the Dutch grid”, the developer said. The first of 77 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW wind turbines was installed at the project si..readmore


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