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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

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Offshore Pipeline Market to Grow 6.5%

are likely to drive the growth of the offshore pipeline market during the forecast period.The major players in the global offshore pipeline market, are Saipem (Italy), Subsea 7 (UK), McDermott (US), Sapura (Malaysia), Wood Group (UK), Technip (UK), Fugro (Netherlands), Atteris (Australia), Penspen (UK), Petrofac (UK), and Senaat (UAE)

Oceaneering Wins North Sea Inspection Contract

Oceaneering International announced Thursday it has secured a three-year Provision of Inspection Enactment Services contract with Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services division in the Western Hemisphere, growing its asset integrity portfolio within the U.K. Continental Shelf (UKCS).The Houston-based firm said it will retain its existing contract on one of Petrofac’s Duty Holder assets, while expanding its service scope to include two additional North Sea facilities.Oceaneering will provide inspection management, shutdown and project support for Petrofac, which manages these assets

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Fugro Reports IRM Bump

Fugro said it has attracted seven new clients for its inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services in the U.K. North Sea.Recent work includes pipeline and structure inspections for Centrica Storage, Chrysaor, Dana, Petrofac, Premier, Repsol and Spirit Energy, the company said Tuesday. Workscopes also include light repair and maintenance and decommissioning, utilizing Fugro’s multi-role vessels and broad in-house environmental, geotechnical and geophysical expertise.Karl Daly, Fugro’s European IRM Service Line Director, commented, “In this competitive market, we are extremely

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Petrofac Secures Well Engineering Contracts

Petrofac has strengthened its global Well Engineering contracts portfolio following a series of award wins worth a combined value of around $20 million.Petrofac secured an exclusive five-year Well Operator Services contract from independent Exploration & Production company, Tailwind Energy Ltd (Tailwind), following Tailwind’s recent purchase of the Triton Cluster. Under the terms of this arrangement, Petrofac will act as Well Operator for the Gannet E, Belinda and Evelyn licence areas in the Central North Sea.The company has also been awarded discreet Well Engineering scopes by two major

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Finalists for 2017 Offshore Achievement Awards Announced

;   Marianne McKevitt - BP ·         Richard Eckersley - Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited ·         Mandy Johnstone - N-Sea ·         Sam Lisney - Petrofac EPS West ·         Richard Turner - RS Clare & Company Ltd ·         Natalie Jackson - Shell U.K. Ltd Please note that each of the above will be invited to take part in a filmed interview session

Petrofac Supports Well Decommissioning for Tullow Oil

Petrofac’s differentiated approach to decommissioning, in support of Tullow Oil’s well plugging and abandonment campaign in the Southern North Sea (SNS), has delivered significant results and saved $2.5 million compared to traditional approaches, the company said.   Well engineering and well project management services were deployed within the six-month contract for the Horne & Wren asset in support of Petrofac’s established position as Duty Holder. Part of Tullow Oil’s Thames Area Complex decommissioning project in the SNS, the well plugging and abandonment campaign

Petrofac Wins Offshore Wind Farm Design Contract

Petrofac informs it has secured a contract from Iberdrola Engineering and Construction UK Limited (IEC) to deliver a detailed engineering design scope to support the next stage of the East Anglia I (EA1) offshore wind farm development.   This is Petrofac’s second project on the EA1 development, with its Project Development group having already completed the basic engineering for IEC earlier this year.   The new contract scope is being undertaken by Petrofac’s detailed design engineers, who will design the offshore substation jacket and foundations in tandem with IEC as it

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HFG Awards Galloper Contract to Mech-Tool Engineering

– located off the coast of Suffolk, U.K. – is an extension of the existing Greater Gabbard Wind Farm, currently being developed as its own separate entity.    Heerema Hartlepool is responsible for fabricating the unmanned offshore Galloper substation platform – awarded by Petrofac – where subsea array cables will connect turbine generators to a single Offshore Substation Platform (OSP). The platform has been scheduled to sail away early in 2017.   Having considerable experience in delivering its leading solutions to renewable energy projects including supplying

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Trelleborg Wins Floatover Installation Contract for BorWin3

Trelleborg’s engineered products operation announces it has been awarded a contract by Petrofac for its first floatover installation of an offshore converter platform - BorWin3 wind farm project. The high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station will sit nearly 130 kilometers off the German coast in the North Sea.   Siemens will supply the HVDC transmission technology, while consortium partner, Petrofac will be responsible for the construction and installation of the platform.   Vincent Tan, Sales and Marketing Manager for Trelleborg’s engineered products operation

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Energy Firms Partner to Cut Costs in the North Sea

Petrofac, Faroe Petroleum and Eni Hewett have established a cost-saving partnership to drive efficiencies and commercial synergies across U.K. operations in the Southern North Sea.   The tripartite agreement sees collaboration between Petrofac (Duty Holder) and the respective equity owners and operators of the Hewett, Schooner and Ketch gas fields to share logistics and accommodation services across the facilities. Faroe Petroleum is operator and 60 percent equity holder in the Schooner and Ketch fields, and Eni Hewett is operator and 89 percent equity holder in the Hewett complex.   Faroe

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