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From left: Chris Overton and Djamel Hamel (Photo: Xodus Group)

Xodus Group Adds Subsea Staff

Hamel and Chris Overton combined add more than 60 years’ experience to Xodus’ team which regularly provides integrity management support to UKCS operators.Hamel has been appointed to the role of principal consultant, having previously worked within a senior pipeline position for six years at Spirit Energy, as well as engineering roles at Wood, Subsea 7 and Technip.A chartered engineer, Hamel holds a PhD in Hydrodynamics from the University of Glasgow and has worked across the oil and gas industry in subsea disciplines, including rigid pipeline design and installation, risers, subsea pipeline

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Offshore Wind – A Brief History

fortunate that it has the chance to mainstream electricity generation from renewables, again, primarily wind and solar.  These aren’t random, disconnected opportunities.  Like all progress, these choices are evolutionary, enabled by decisions made, and work started, years ago.In the spirit of looking back, here’s a brief review of offshore wind and how its development has tracked concurrent to Maritime Reporter’s 80 years of success.  Comparably, offshore wind is a newbie (okay, not counting wind power for ships and boats).  The first commercial offshore windfarm

Stuart Cameron, managing director, Tim Sheehan, Business Development Director and Dax Edgly, Assets, Operations and Engineering Manager (Photo: Boskalis Subsea Services)

Boskalis Nets $126 Mln Subsea Contracts

said it has secured several contracts in the North Sea over the last six months that are worth more than £100 million ($126 million) combined. These include the Total Tyra redevelopment project, an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) campaign for Repsol Sinopec, a decommissioning contract with Spirit Energy, a scale squeeze scope for Premier Oil’s Huntington field.As a result of these contracts, the Aberdeen-headquartered company has created around 30 new jobs since February, bringing its total workforce in the Granite City up to more than 80. The team has booked 750 vessel days with the

(Photo: Rolf Skjong / Wintershall Dea)

Subsea Templates Installed on Nova Field

milestone for our global operations and a signal of our ambition to invest capital and expertise in our core regions around the world.”Wintershall Dea holds a 45% share as Nova operator. Its partners in the project include Capricorn Norge AS (a fully owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC) (20%), Spirit Energy Norge AS (20%) and Edison Norge AS (15%).The expected recoverable reserves from Nova are around 80 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), of which the majority will be oil. The partnership is investing almost €1.1 billion ($1.2 billion) in the development of the Nova field, which is

STR, Forssea Agree Exclusive Partnership

services to our customers globally."Gautier Dreyfus, Co-founder and CEO, Forssea Robotics said, "STR is a well-respected, technology focused company. I firmly believe that by forming this partnership with STR, we will penetrate the global subsea positioning markets. Our teams share the same spirit and are passionate in delivering innovative solutions to our customers. I am convinced this is just a first step as we are already working on the next generations of visual positioning subsea systems.”Earlier this year, French navigation and positioning firm iXblue saidit had joined forces

(Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Sells First Sounder USV

the Sounder USV System to assist in the ongoing drive for performance across its operations.”“TASA is an experienced user of Simrad technology from Kongsberg,” said Morten Kville, Sales Manager (Simrad products), Kongsberg Maritime. “The firm’s innovative and collaborative spirit is impressive and aligns closely with our own ambitions and principles. TASA has been quick to recognize the fact that the Sounder USV will introduce a new way of thinking to businesses in the fishery industry, and we confidently predict that it will become a pivotal tool in the evolution of sustainable

(Photo: Forum Subsea Technologies)

Forum Unveils eROV Simulator Training

The latest version of Forum Subsea Technologies’ VMAX simulator launched this week is designed to integrate with its next generation of electric remotely operated vehicles (eROV).The XLe Spirit was the first vehicle to be launched from the new range last year, and Forum announced on Wednesday that it has now added the eROV to its choice of vehicles within the simulator. The new lightweight and ergonomically designed eROV Hand Controller console can also be interfaced to VMAX to allow pilots to be trained in the use of the new console.The VMAX software is a 3D ROV simulation system which is

Pioneering Spirit (Photo: Silicon Sensing)

Advanced Tech Helps Guide Pioneering Spirit

Marine pilots relied on the latest inertial measurement technology 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

Pioneering Spirit (Photo: Hull Cleaner)

Pioneering Spirit Gets a Scrub Down

The world's largest vessel, Pioneering Spirit, received a robotic hull cleaning during a recent port call in Rotterdam.The Allseas owned multipurpose vessel, which is on a temporary break from Nord Stream 2 pipelaying activities, made a stop in Rotterdam to prepare for upcoming topsides lift works at the giant Johan Sverdrup project offshore Norway. While in port, a robotic Fleet Cleaner vehicle cleaned the 382-meter-long vessel's hull despite stormy weather, cold temperatures and wind force 7 Bft. Although the storm increased turbulence in the water, causing almost zero underwater

Pioneering Spirit transports the drilling platform topsides for Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup development (Photo: Allseas)

Pioneering Spirit Shifts to the North Sea

The world's largest heavy lift and pipelay vessel, Pioneering Spirit, will take a temporary pause from Nord Stream 2 pipelaying activities in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone to perform planned platform lift work in the North Sea.The Allseas-owned vessel, which in 2018 installed the 22,000 t drilling platform topsides for Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup development on the Norwegian continental shelf, will now return to the field to install the 26,000 t processing platform topsides and the 18,000 t living quarters platform topsides. This third-party engagement was already stipulated in Nord

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