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Pre-piling template - Image Credit: Heerema Fabrication Group

Heerema Fabrication Group's Piling Template for Taiwan Offshore Wind Project

Dutch company Heerema Fabrication Group has won a contract to build pre-piling templates for the Greater Changhua offshore wind developments in Taiwan.A pre-piling template will be delivered to the company's compatriot Heerema Marine Contractors to assist with the installation of the offshore wind turbine piles accurately. The template will consist of 3 pile sleeves connected by framing including hydraulically adjustable pile guides and mud mats. Heerema Vlissingen will fabricate the steel structure and assist with commissioning.Heerema Marine Contractors has been assigned the transport and

The installation for the HKZ Alpha project will be performed by one of Heerema’s newest vessels, Sleipnir. (Photo: Heerema Marine Contractors)

Heerema Wins Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha Project

Heerema Marine Contractors said it has been awarded the Petrofac contract for TenneT's Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Alpha project, one of the largest offshore wind farm zones being developed in the North Sea off the Dutch coast.The award entails the transport and installation of the HKZ Alpha HVAC platform. This platform is a high-voltage substation, an essential component of offshore wind farms that run electricity to the mainland, in this case the Maasvlakte.The 2,800-metric-ton jacket for the HKZ Alpha substation will be installed in the second quarter of 2020 followed by the 3,800-metric-ton

Hans van Peet (Phoot: N-Sea)

N-Sea Hires van Peet as Survey Lead

U.K.- and Netherlands-based subsea provider N-Sea has appointed Hans van Peet as the company’s survey authority.Hans van Peet, who joins the organization from Heerema Marine Contractors, brings more than 30 years of specialist experience in survey, positioning and ROV intervention to the role. He previously led subsea services for a variety of leading offshore companies, including the technical management of major frame agreements for ROV and survey and positioning services.Based in the Netherlands, van Peet will be responsible for overseeing all survey activities within N-Sea, as well as

The riser platform is one of four platforms that make up the field centre on the Johan Sverdrup field in Phase 1 of the project Photo credit Statoil

First Johan Sverdrup Topside Installed

set sail towards Norway. Three weeks later, the third and final main module followed suit on the Dockwise Mighty Servant 3. Once the vessels had safely arrived at the destination in the North Sea, all the pieces of the platform puzzle were lifted in place by the heavy-lift vessel Thialf of Heerema Marine Contractors. Ståle Nordal, Statoil’s project manager for the riser platform, is very pleased to see the platform fully assembled at the Johan Sverdrup field. The construction has been a success in terms of time, cost and quality, but also in terms of safety. All in all, the construction

Harke Jan Meek (Phto: IMCA)

Meek Named IMCA President

Harke Jan Meek, chief commercial officer at Heerema Marine Contractors, has been named the new president and chairman of the board of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).   Meek succeeds Bruno Faure (TechnipFMC), who has stepped down as president of IMCA after completing his two-year term of office, in accordance with the association’s constitution. Faure remains on the board of the association.   Iain Grainger, vice president commercial at McDermott International Inc. becomes the new IMCA vice president.   In addition, Frits Janmaat, who has been a

Richard Benzie (Photo: IMCA)

IMCA Publishes Guideance on Cable-laid Sling, Grommets

and documented (loads and geometry) to show that slings are adequate for the lift and the procedure for the lift is well documented.   “Our working group for the review and updating of this guidance document comprised the IMCA Lifting & Rigging Management Committee (LRMC); Heerema Marine Contractors; Hendrik Veder Group; KTL Offshore; Saipem; Seaway Heavy Lifting; Technip; United Offshore Services; Gebr. Henschel; Subsea 7; Usha Martin; Bridon; Wire Rope Consultancy; Franklin Offshore; and Millfield Group. We would like to thank them for their invaluable work on this important document

Huldra platform (Photo: Statoil)

Huldra Platform Recycling Contract Awarded

for plugging the six wells at Huldra during 2016.   On behalf of the partners Statoil has now awarded two new contracts for removal, transportation, disposal and recycling of the Huldra platform.   The Engineering, Preparation and Removal (EPR) contract has been awarded to Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland SE.   The contract for disposal and recycling of the platform has been awarded to AF Offshore Decom AS, a subsidiary of AF Gruppen ASA   The total weight of the platform is approximately 10,000 tons, distributed over a 5,000 ton topside and a 5,000 ton steel jacket

The pre-drilling template includes eight well slots that allow production wells to be pre-drilled before the drilling platform is installed.

Statoil: Building Block for Johan Sverdrup Installed

  The first piece of the Johan Sverdrup development has now been completed and installed on the field in the North Sea. It was Heerema Marine Contractors’ crane vessel “Thialf” that completed the installation of the 280-tonne pre-drilling template on the Johan Sverdrup field. “We have completed and installed the first piece of one of the largest industrial projects in Europe. We still have a long journey ahead in the Johan Sverdrup development, but we are very pleased that we have completed and installed the subsea template without serious incidents and according to

Bruno Faure (Photo: IMCA)

IMCA Appoints Faure as President

Management Committee (OMC). “We welcome Bruno as our President and OMC Chairman for the next two years,” says Jane Bugler, Acting Chief Executive of IMCA. “At the same time we are able to announce that Leon Harland, Executive Vice President Commercial & Technology at Heerema Marine Contractors, has taken over as the IMCA Vice President. “I am delighted and honored to take the chairmanship of IMCA following on from Massimo Fontolan, who provided valuable guidance to the Council over the last two and a half years,” says Bruno Faure.  “At a time when our

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