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NKT Victoria during installation work at Johan Sverdrup 1 (Photo: NKT)

NKT to Supply Shore Power Cables for Equinor

NKT has been awarded the turnkey project from Equinor for the 132 kV high-voltage cable connecting the oil and gas platforms Johan Sverdrup 2 and Gina Krog.Equinor has selected NKT as the turnkey supplier for the high-voltage cable project connecting the Norwegian offshore platforms in the North Sea. The order has a value of approximately €29 million in market prices (approximately €25 million in std. metal prices) and comprises supply and installation of 62 kilometers of a 132 kV AC XLPE high-voltage power cable solution.Connecting the platforms allows Equinor to power Gina Krog from shore

Alla Weinstein, CEO, Castle Wind, a joint venture with EnBW North America.

Offshore Wind: California's New Gold Rush

energy team that includes Principle Power Inc. (PPI), founded in 2007 in Emeryville, CA.  PPI has developed the WindFloat, a floating foundation for offshore wind turbines, being readied for operation in Europe in 2021.  RCEA also selected Aker Solutions, the Norwegian company expert in oil and gas platforms.  RCEA’s third partner is EDPR, Portugal’s largest generator, distributor and electric supplier and the fourth largest operator of wind energy based on net installed capacity in the US.BOEM and CA Task Force officials were to update their activities since the December Task

Pioneering Spirit (Photo: Silicon Sensing)

Advanced Tech Helps Guide Pioneering Spirit

to help guide the world’s largest construction vessel during a recent call at Maasvlakte in the port of Rotterdam.Measuring 372 by 124 meters, Allseas' Pioneering Spirit is the largest construction vessel in the world, designed for the single-lift installation and removal of large oil and gas platforms and the installation of record-weight pipelines.With large vessels such as this, final entrance and docking maneuvers in the close confines of port are typically controlled by a pilot. When Pioneering Spirit made its way into the Port of Rotterdam to prepare for topsides lift work in the

(Image: Helge Hansen / Equinor)

Kvaerner to Study Floating Wind Structures

cost and schedule improvement programs Kvaerner has implemented over the past four to five years.”Last summer, Equinor and its partners announced that they would explore the possibilities of using floating offshore wind turbines to supply power to the Gullfaks and Snorre fields. The oil and gas platforms could be the world’s first to receive parts of its power demand from floating wind turbines.The solution that is being considered is a wind farm consisting of 11 wind turbines based on Equinor’s Hywind floating offshore wind concept. The 8 MW turbines will have a combined capacity

T12 with SeaFLIR230 installed (credit: Jack Rowley)

USVs Secure Offshore Oil and Gas Infrastructure

thermal camera, FLIR Duo EO camera, Teledyne RESON T20 high resolution multi-beam sonar, Teledyne BlueView M900 single-beam echo-sounder and Norbit iWBMS STX multi-beam sonar, among others.This off-the-shelf technology can be used today to effect faster and more complete inspections of offshore oil and gas platforms along with their surrounding bottom mounted pipelines/valves and sensors, while dramatically decreasing the need for human divers. Under this concept, a 12-foot MANTAS USV would be controlled by one operator in the rig command center. This inspection of bottom valves, vertical pipes, fittings

Subsea Innovation Emergency Pipeline Repair Systems (EPRS) used to prolong and protect operational life and production efficiency of subsea oil and gas pipelines. (Photo: Subsea Innovation)

Subsea Innovation Achieves DNV GL Type Approval

said on Friday.Designed for sizes between 8” and 44” and temperature ranges from -4 to +80oC, the SIClamps provide new capability in the global pipeline market, which the Darlington based firm views as a great growth opportunity.The technology was developed for operational offshore oil and gas platforms who have had their working life extended and pipelines are required to last longer. With the increase in working life, EPRS support this by maximizing operational life and production efficiency and can be deployed at short notice.Dave Thompson, Managing Director at Subsea Innovation, said

(Image: Equinor)

Equinor Explores Floating Wind Turbines to Power N.Sea Oilfields

project at the Gullfaks and Snorre oilfields would cost around 5 billion Norwegian crowns ($592 million) and could reduce Norway's emissions of carbon dioxide by more than 200,000 tonnes per year, Equinor said."This could be the first time an offshore wind farm is directly connected to oil and gas platforms," state-controlled Equinor said in a statement. The two fields currently are powered by generators running on natural gas at the platforms.Norway's greenhouse gas emissions have remained high despite pledges for deep cuts under international accords such as the Paris climate deal

3D image of Mevagissey Harbour which was generated using data collected by the new Ultrabeam Hydrographic vessel (Image: Ultrabeam Hydrographic)

EU Grant Supports New Unmanned Survey Vessel

funding from Marine-i, the EU funded program set up to boost the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.The company, Ultrabeam Hydrographic, which provides ultra high resolution hydrographic surveys for clients with marine based assets, such as harbors, subsea pipelines and oil and gas platforms, has developed a new type of unmanned surface vessel believed to be the first of its kind.The Ultra-USV 3-meter catamaran carries a full suite of high-tech survey equipment and has been designed to gather fast, accurate and highly detailed survey data in challenging locations.The compact

Photo: Longitude Engineering

New Offshore Decommissioning Barge

Longitude Engineering reportedly has developed a cost effective decommissioning barge concept for the removal of small oil and gas platforms for the PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP), a subsidiary of the Thai state owned oil company. The aim was to develop a viable and cost-effective alternative to conventional ‘reverse installation’ through the use of heavy lift crane barges for the removal of the topsides and jackets. The focus being the removal of 90-100 of PTTEP’s minimum facilities platform assets in the Gulf of Thailand, which have topside weights up to 800 tonnes and

(Photo: Farinia Group)

Submarine Power Cables Protection

Submarine power cables are largely deployed in various offshore renewable energy sources such as wind, wave and tidal installations to transfer power to shore, but also in oil and gas platforms and ocean science observatories. They ensure the power supply to remote areas and by connecting regional electrical transmissions enable global energy trading.   The growing importance of the marine renewable energy sector and the word’s focus on environmental issues have made submarine power cables an infrastructure of critical importance. Most efficient and reliable installation and protection

Maersk Invincible in the fjord outside Stavanger before being towed out to the Vallhall field (Photo: Maersk Drilling)

Drilling Rig in Norway Gets All its Power from Land to Cut Emissions

cable to the field's Valhall platform which is in turn powered by a 294-kilometre long subsea cable linked to Norway's shore. "To our knowledge, this is the first one," said a company spokesman, citing data provided by the rig's owner, Denmark's Maersk, and other sources. Some oil and gas platforms off Norway already receive some power from land, such as Statoil's Troll A gas platform and Aker BP's Valhall. Statoil's giant Johan Sverdrup oilfield under development will also be powered from land. But this is the first drilling rig to get all its power from land, rather than from gas

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