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Tocardo Gets Ofgem Accreditation for 1.4 MW at EMEC
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:13:46

Tocardo Tidal Power has obtained Ofgem accreditation under the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme for its 1.4MW EMEC deployment. Tocardo has installed its Temporary Foundation System (TFS) in Orkney...

Royal IHC’s Hi-Traq Trencher Goes onto Further Trials
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:43:55

Royal IHC has informed that Hi-Traq trencher has completed its commissioning at the Port of Blyth in UK and is now moving onto land trials. “The testing has highlighted just how exceptional...

Kvaerner Completes First Johan Sverdrup Jacket
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:52:50

Kvaerner has completed and named riser platform (RP) jacket for the Johan Sverdrup development which will be ready for delivery in July. The RP jacket was given the name Aegir at a ceremony held at...

New Tidal Energy Park in Scotland Lands Approval
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:35:47

A 30 turbine tidal park, to be situated off the south-west coast of Islay, has been granted planning consent, Scottish Government has informed. West Islay Tidal Energy Park will have a generating...

DONG Energy Selects Monopiles for All Hornsea Project One Foundations
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:24:27

DONG Energy has decided to use monopile foundations on the remaining 58 foundations for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. In November 2016 DONG Energy announced that EEW SPC would provide...

Shell to Remove Emergency Response Vessel from Knarr
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:03:13

A/S Norske Shell has received consent from Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway to remove the emergency response vessel from the Knarr field. Shell has performed an impact assessment in order to...

Workships Contractor Sells Diving Support Vessel to Seisund
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:43:41

Workships Contractor has sold four-point mooring diving support vessel (DSV) ‘Offshore Beaver’ to Seisund of Torangsvag, Norway. The vessel will transfer from its normal role of diving...

OERA Gets Funding for Tidal Energy Project
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:05:18

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr announced a $1 million investment in a tidal energy project led by the Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA). The project, which aims to address...

Blue Water Wins €40M Nord Stream 2 Logistics Job
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:22:40

Wasco Coatings has awarded Blue Water Shipping of Esbjerg, Denmark, a €40-million contract for the transport, handling and storage of 113,000 Nord Stream 2 project pipes. Wasco was earlier awarded...

SBM Offshore Confirms Liza FPSO Deal
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:44:11

SBM Offshore has confirmed the award of contracts from ExxonMobil for the next phase of the Liza project in Guyana. Under these contracts, SBM Offshore will construct, install, lease and operate a...

PJ Group Lands McDermott T&T Deal
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:26:26

PJ Valves (PJV) and PJ Piping (PJP) have been awarded a major contract by McDermott to supply valves and piping elements for an offshore project in Trinidad and Tobago. The gas field will feature an...

Directorate of Fisheries Says No to Aqualine Subsea System
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:50:39

The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries has decided to reject the application from Aqualine for 10 development permits for the concept of “Aqualine Subsea System – submerged industrial...

Solstad Farstad Gets New CFO
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:09:19

Anders Hall Jomaas has been appointed the position as chief financial officer (CFO) of Solstad Farstad ASA (SOFF). He comes from the position as CFO in Deep Sea Supply, a position he has held since...

Gas Leak Stops Production at Gjoa
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:56:47

Engie E&P Norge has reported a gas leak from Gjøa field located in the North Sea. The leak, which occurred Wednesday night, has been reported to be under control. The gas leak has been stopped...

Norwegian OSV Trio Forms Solstad Farstad
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:25:57

Solstad, Farstad and Deep Sea Supply (DESSC) have completed the transactions related to the previously announced merger to create a new OSV company, Solstad Farstad. The completion of the mergers was...

Vos Prodect Bags CPS Contract with Target Engineering
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:24:11

The Dutch cable protection specialist Vos Prodect Innovations has secured a contract in Middle East with oil & gas contractor Target Engineering. The contract is for delivery of 2650 meters of...

Canyon Offshore to Trench Hornsea Project One Cables
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:50:02

Canyon Offshore has been awarded a contract by Siem Offshore Contractors for the provision of trenching services on DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. Canyon Offshore’s scope will...

ION in Gabon 2D Shoot
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:40:57

ION Geophysical has launched a new 2D multi-client program offshore Gabon, EquatorSPAN II, in cooperation with the Gabon Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons, Direction Général des Hydrocarbures of...

ORPC Tests Its Bearing System at UMaine
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:25:06

Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) has completed full-scale testing of a specialized, water-lubricated bearing system and associated drive line components designed for underwater systems that...

Marathon Oil Submits Brae Area Decom Plan
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:25:20

Marathon Oil has submitted a plan for decommissioning for the Brae Area to the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The Brae Area lies approximately 274 km north-east of...

Lighthouse Adds New Vessel to Its Fleet
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:26:42

Italian survey company Lighthouse has expanded its fleet to meet market demand with the addition of a multipurpose offshore vessel, Nautical Geo. Nautical Geo is a 74 meters long, DP2 class research...

M-Tech Offshore Acquires Cable Laying Vessel
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:32:31

M-Tech Offshore, the Danish joint venture company owned by NT Offshore and Maritech International, has acquired the CLV SIA cable laying vessel from CT Offshore. The recently upgraded DP-2 cable...

Aquatic Nets DOF Subsea Frame Deal
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:17:49

Aquatic has signed two regional frame agreements with DOF Subsea. The frame agreement with DOF Subsea Asia Pacific covers the hire of Aquatic Flex-lay equipment and Fisher winches across the Asia...

Tekmar to Protect Blyth OWF Cables
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:30:48

Tekmar has been awarded a contract by VBMS to supply its 7th generation of TekLink cable protection system, bellmouths, cover disks and hang-offs on Blyth offshore wind farm. The 66kV wind farm is...

MainOne’s Subsea Cable Experiences Fault
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:30:25

MainOne, a West African telecom services provider, has experienced a fault on its submarine cable system, 3000km offshore Portugal. The outage, the first of its kind since the cable system came into...

Oceanteam Completes Sale of PLV North Ocean 105
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:12:25

Norwegian-Dutch offshore service provider Oceanteam and its joint venture partner McDermott have closed the sale of Oceanteam’s remaining 25 percent stake in the pipe lay vessel, North Ocean...

Apollo Strengthens Team
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:45:05

Aberdeen-based Apollo has made two senior appointments to its Drilling and Marine and Subsea business units.  Allan Grindlay and Nigel Robinson have joined Apollo’s team as it prepares itself...

DNV GL to Provide Verification for Maersk Oil’s Tyra Field
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:40:52

DNV GL has won a contract to provide independent verification services for the Maersk Oil redevelopment of the Tyra field, offshore Denmark. The contract will be coordinated by DNV GL in Denmark,...

Bladt Fits Together First Beatrice Jacket
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:34:24

Bladt Industries has completed the first stacking of the upper 3D structure to the lower 3D structure for the first out of 30 jacket foundations for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project....

Rovco Adds New Member to Its Senior Management Team
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:56:04

UK-based subsea company Rovco has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Dr Iain Wallace as chief technology officer (CTO). A former technical lead for the European Space...