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PSW Spoolbase, the image has been cropped. Source: PSW Group

PSW Takes Over EMAS Spoolbase In Norway

, PSW Group said the agreement to take over the spoolbase covered all activities related to the production and spooling of pipelines for offshore use. The spoolbase will be named "PSW Spoolbase".The spoolbase capable of handling a wide range of subsea and offshore piping projects in Northern Europe has a 3700m2 fabrication facility including an integrated indoor tie-in area. It was constructed in 2014 to optimize logistics and pipe handling.Oddbjørn Haukøy CEO of PSW Group believes the operating agreement will place the company on the map as a supplier in the SURF-market:

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Prysmian Secures Major Contract

solution approach enabling an unparalleled reduction in power cable downtime and total cost of ownership.This agreement is the latest of a series of contracts awarded by TenneT, who have recently awarded Prysmian the DolWin5 grid connection project, supporting the growth of clean energy in Northern Europe

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DEME, Eiffage Win Contract for French OWP

. The facility will be brought into operation in 2022."Eiffage is very proud to have been selected to help build France's first offshore wind farm," said Antoine Brésolin, CEO of Eiffage Métal."The Group, which already has substantial operations on this market in Northern Europe, where Eiffage Métal, through its subsidiary Smulders, has a large number of wind farm project references off the coasts of Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, will now have an opportunity to apply its expertise in France. The members of the joint venture are looking

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DNV GL To Perform Hywind Tampen Study

change. Having been involved in floating wind for many years now, including as verification body on Equinor’s Hywind Scotland project, we’re excited to impart our expertise further on Equinor’s Hywind Tampen project,” commented Prajeev Rasiah, Executive Vice President, Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, DNV GL - Energy.(Illustration: Equinor

Eagle Explorer (Photo: SeaBird Exploration)

SeaBird Scores Contract Extension

SeaBird Exploration announced Tuesday that its contract for the Eagle Explorer with CGG has been extended by approximately 80 days for another survey in Northern Europe. The contract is now firm until August 15, 2019, with further options for CGG to extend with up to 60 days.The Eagle Explorer has been on a 160-day contract with CGG since acquired in November and completing its 10 year class docking in December 2018 and is currently working as a source vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.

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TGS Awards Seismic Survey Contract to Shearwater GeoServices

by one of Shearwater's high-end 3D vessels. The vessel will utilize FlexiSource and a wide tow spread, for which all Shearwater vessels are designed.    "We are very happy to return to the Atlantic Margin to work with TGS once more, extending the largest 3D seismic survey in Northern Europe. It is especially satisfying to be awarded repeat business from renowned clients. In addition, this award further solidifies our position in the acquisition of large efficient 3D seismic surveys," said Irene Waage Basili, CEO of Shearwater GeoServices.   In 2017 Shearwater acquired

Nexans' New Cable-Laying Vessel to Bring More Clean Energy to the World. Photo: Nexans

Nexans Acquires BE CableCon

.   Klaus Moller, CEO of BE CableCon, will head the new Nexans subsidiary company. He said, “Joining the Nexans Group with its expertise in cable production and global footprint will provide the ideal platform to take our business to the next level. We look forward to expanding beyond Northern Europe to work with global OEMs as well as addressing new markets in the North American and Asia-Pacific regions.”  

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Nor-Shipping: Opening Oceans in Denmark

firms to adapt, revitalize and prosper. “With this in mind, Opening Oceans Conference will provide a unique platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing and growth. It aims to attract the most senior levels of maritime, ocean industry, financial, advisory, and policy leaders within Northern Europe, and beyond, providing a launch-pad for a new age of ocean opportunity. It is a hugely exciting initiative for us, and our partners, and a vital forum for an industry in transition.” The conference will focus on several key issues over the course of its two-day duration. Central themes

The event in San Diego has grown from two events over two days to seven events over five days of BlueTech Week 2017 with a theme of “Smart Ocean, Smart Water.” (Photo: The Maritime Alliance)

What's New at BlueTech Week?

partnerships, funding opportunities, technology partnerships, workforce development and more during BlueTech Week. We like to say, “the right people, the right place, the right setting, the right time”…and San Diego is always a great place to visit, especially when it is winter in northern Europe.   Looking at the busy year that The Maritime Alliance has had so far, what are one or two highlights you most excited about? Let me mention three. First, we have a growing number of examples of partnerships among TMA members internationally and with companies of our cluster partners

Irene Rummelhoff (Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland - Statoil ASA)

Statoil Renewables Chief Aims to Cut Offshore Wind Cost

;  "So we see a bright future for cost reduction potential on offshore wind projects. We have a clear road-map to get it down by 40 percent from today's levels and when we get there it will be highly competitive." "The most attractive markets going forward will be in northern Europe but also in the U.S. There are some very interesting projects coming up both in California and on Hawaii."   (Reporting by Joachim Dagenborg

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