Category archives for: Offshore News

‘Oleg Strashnov’ Bound for DanTysk OWF

‘Oleg Strashnov’ Bound for DanTysk OWF

The heavy lift vessel “Oleg Strashnov” is steaming its way toward Vattenfall’s DanTysk offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The vessel is delivering the jacket structure for the Tennet Sylwin Alpha platform, the converter station of the project’s grid access, according to Vattenfall’s Holger Grubel. The “Oleg Strashnov” will be assisted by a number of  […]

MIT: New Design for Nuclear Plants Built on Floating Platforms

MIT: New Design for Nuclear Plants Built on Floating Platforms

Jacopo Buongiorno and others at MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering are working on a new floating nuclear power plant concept that could provide enhanced safety, easier siting, and centralized construction. When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused the ensuing […]

GeoSea Starts 3rd Foundation Installation Cycle

GeoSea Starts 3rd Foundation Installation Cycle

With the departure of the installation vessel INNOVATION from the port Aalborg, GeoSea has now started the 3rd foundation installation cycle on the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm. INNOVATION has loaded 5 large monopiles and transition pieces of the next installation cycle in the port of Aalborg, which are currently transported across the North Sea […]

UPDATE: Recovered Oil Slick Sample Not Related to MH370

UPDATE: Recovered Oil Slick Sample Not Related to MH370

Preliminary analysis of the oil slick sample collected by the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield on Sunday has confirmed that it is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid, Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said on Thursday. The sample arrived in Perth yesterday where it was tested and analyzed.  Additionally, Phoenix International, with […]

OSD-IMT Presents New Design, the IMT972 SOV

OSD-IMT Presents New Design, the IMT972 SOV

Based on the outcome of four years of extensive discussions with wind farm developers, operators and maintenance companies, OSD-IMT has developed innovative new design of offshore wind farm service operation vessel, the IMT972 SOV. The design fulfills the operational demands of the wind farm maintenance industry and can also provide logistics support services to transformer […]

VOS B.V. Introduces New ‘Walk-to-Work’ Vessel Concept

VOS B.V. Introduces New ‘Walk-to-Work’ Vessel Concept

Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) B.V. Den Helder has completed a first, new “walk-to-work” vessel concept design. The new vessel design is aimed at providing a solution for the expected increase in client demand for offshore people-transfer solutions (“walk-to-work”) in the oil & gas and renewable-energy markets. The Vroon Offshore Services’ ‘’walk-to-work’’ vessel will offer comfortable, […]

Samsung Heavy Delivers Drillship Maersk Valiant

Samsung Heavy Delivers Drillship Maersk Valiant

Maersk Drilling’s second drillship, Maersk Valiant, was delivered Wednesday 16 April 2014 from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant has begun its voyage towards the US Gulf of Mexico via Singapore to commence a two year contract with ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil Corporation. The vessel is the second in a […]

Saipem Nets Two FPSO Contracts Worth Over $4 Bln

Saipem Nets Two FPSO Contracts Worth Over $4 Bln

Saipem has been awarded two contracts in Angola by Total, for a combined total of more than $4 billion. The main contract is worth more than $3 billion, and is an EPCI for the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of two converted turret-moored Floating Production Storage and Offloading units (FPSO) for the Kaombo Field Development […]

Deepwater Horizon Response ‘Not Over’

Deepwater Horizon Response ‘Not Over’

U.S. Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator (FOSC) for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” (“Middle R”) process yesterday and opened active National Response Center (NRC) cases for three miles of coastline in Louisiana. “Our response posture has evolved to target re-oiling events on coastline segments that were previously cleaned,” said […]

Heerema and Technip Win Kaombo Contract

Heerema and Technip Win Kaombo Contract

The consortium, comprising Heerema Marine Contractors (Heerema) and Technip, was awarded a major lump-sum contract by Total E&P Angola for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation (EPCI) and pre-commissioning for the SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) part of the Kaombo project. The Kaombo project is located in Block 32 offshore Angola in water depths up to […]

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