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NKT Confirms Dogger Bank OWF Gig

Danish cables supplier NKT has entered a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) as main contractor for delivery and installation of high-voltage DC on- and offshore export cable systems to the Dogger Bank Wind Farms Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B site.Now, with an agreement of a EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) contract with project owners Equinor and SSE Renewables, NKT confirms the order, which is the largest XLPE power cables order ever for the company, and has added the project to its the high-voltage order backlog.As previously announced, the order represents a contract

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Floating Wind Turbine Installed at Kincardine

delivery of the operational scope included towing the floater to Dundee, prelaying the four-leg mooring system and installing the fully assembled wind turbine on site, was optimized by taking advantage of the local supply chain.Bourbon project management team worked in close collaboration with the main contractor, Cobra Wind, the designer of the semi-submersible floating foundations, Principle Power, as well as the mooring system provider, Vryhof

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Hull Cleaning Robot Aids Oil Spill Response

robot was made ready for high pressure steam cleaning. Using the 1 MW installed power, a special oil skimmer as well as the necessary oil booms and PPM’s, the Fleet Cleaner team rose up to the challenge by round the clock cleaning of the affected vessels.The cleaning was done together with main contractor Hebo, which is the party to clean and coordinate the cleaning of the entire Rotterdam port area. Due to the use of the cleaning robot, which is normally used to remove fouling such as algae and barnacles from ship’s hulls to save fuel costs, a completely safe operation was created. Fleet

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ESS Doubles Scope of Wikinger Offshore Work

 Subsea technology specialist Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) said it has extended a trenching scope on the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea with the award of a seabed clearance project.   The Scottish company was awarded a contract last year by main contractor Prysmian Group to carry out pre-cut seabed trenching, prior to cable laying, on Iberdrola’s 70-turbine wind farm offshore Germany. Iberdrola’s global offshore wind projects are managed by ScottishPower Renewables, headquartered in Glasgow.   The initial contract has now doubled in scope with the award of

From left Tord Lien, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Jan Arve

Kværner: Edvard Grieg Topside Ready

Verdal, Norway. For the construction of the Edvard Grieg topside, Lundin selected an execution model which leveraged the Norwegian supplier industry's core competence of delivering complex platforms according to schedule, specifications and contracts, despite high complexity. Kvaerner has as the main contractor utilised Norwegian companies like Aker Solutions and Apply Leirvik as important subcontractors for engineering; and construction of the process module and living quarter respectively. Partners in Norway and Europe have in addition delivered pre-fabrication of steel sections and equipment packages

Multi-user, deep-water extension to service subsea projects and decommissioning.

Quay Contract Awarded at Lerwick Port

for the offshore oil and gas industry have advanced with the award of a major contract to extend the quay at Dales Voe South to support subsea developments and decommissioning. Lerwick Port Authority has commissioned the Scottish business unit of civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall as main contractor for an £11.95 million investment to lengthen the quay to 130 metres. Part of the Dutch construction group Royal BAM, BAM Nuttall specialises in complex marine construction, with a strong track record working around Scotland and on the Western and Northern Isles. Lerwick has been servicing

Mauricio Santos, C-MAR Country Manager at the Rio de Janeiro training center. Credit: Claudio Paschoa

C-MAR DP Training in Brazil

is reflected on real-life situations offshore,” said Santos. With the continuing growth of the oil and gas industry in Brazil, there has also been a major growth in shipbuilding and ship, vessel and rig leasing. This has significantly increased the demand for Brazilian DP operators since main contractor Petrobras requires specific levels of local content on each ship or vessel it hires. “We are experiencing a continuous growth in the Brazilian offshore market, and in the near future we may need to expand our training facilities in order to accommodate the influx of prospective DPO&rsquo

Subsea Pipeline Pressure Intervention Averts Major Disruprtion

to prevent a major gas supply interruption for millions of residents and businesses in Jakarta. The operation made company history as the largest subsea pipeline pressure intervention that TDW has ever executed.  The challenging hot tap and STOPPLE plugging operation was carried out for main contractor Timas Suplindo in cooperation with Offshore Construction Specialists on behalf of Pertamina EP, on sections of the pipeline network attached to the Lima Flow Station in the North West Java Sea.  Work was carried out as part of the Lima Subsidence Remediation Project.  The initiative

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Coastline Surveys Completes Geotechnical Investigation for Navitus Bay

Coastline Surveys completed a geotechnical investigation of the seabed cable route at the proposed Navitus Bay offshore wind park, off the south coast of England. Coastline Surveys, the Falmouth-based marine data consultancy, was chosen to extend previous phases of work as the main contractor. The team has provided geotechnical expertise to examine the viability of the proposed cable route that will transport energy from the wind park to shore. Utilizing its 24-meter survey vessel, MV Flatholm, along with their C-COREHP vibrocorer, Coastline Surveys successfully completed sampling at 22 locations

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