Jumbo Contracted for Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan

June 17, 2019
Jumbo Contracted for Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan

Jumbo will transport and install wind turbine generator (WTG) substructures for the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) in Taiwan. The scope comprises transportation of forty monopiles, 120 monopile sections and forty transition pieces (TPs), as well as the offshore installation of eighty TPs.

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Pioneering Spirit Performs Nine-Second Fast Lift

June 17, 2019
Pioneering Spirit Performs Nine-Second Fast Lift

In no more than nine seconds, Allseas' heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit lifted the Valhall QP accommodation platform topsides from its foundation. Weighing only 3800 t, the QP topsides is the lightest that the record-breaking vessel has lifted to date. The operation was recorded on film.

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Nexus Installs Cables at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

June 7, 2019
Nexus Installs Cables at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

Every offshore wind park has its own cable design. For the 269-megawatt Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, Van Oord’s cable laying vessel Nexus has installed a smart web of inter array cables at forty metres water depth. A remote-controlled trencher will now bury the cables.

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Moon Pool Installed on Heavy Lift Jack-up Apollo

June 5, 2019
Moon Pool Installed on Heavy Lift Jack-up Apollo

DEME Offshore’s newest heavy-lift jack-up Apollo underwent a refit to install a moon pool installation. The process involved creating an opening right through the centre of the vessel, from the main deck down through the engine stores and finally through the hull.

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Royal IHC Launches Next Generation Pipelay Vessel Seven Vega

May 27, 2019
Royal IHC Launches Next Generation Pipelay Vessel Seven Vega

Royal IHC has launched the fully integrated reel-lay vessel Seven Vega. The launch took place at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands. The vessel features a newly designed reel-lay system capable of installing complex flowlines.

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Acta Marine Names Third Walk-to-Work Vessel

May 27, 2019
Acta Marine Names Third Walk-to-Work Vessel

Acta Marine has named the latest addition to its fleet, the Acta Centaurus. The Walk-to-Work Construction Support Vessel will mostly be deployed for offshore wind projects, the first of which will be the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm.

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DEME to Install Foundations and Turbines for Hornsea Two

May 21, 2019
DEME to Install Foundations and Turbines for Hornsea Two

DEME Offshore has won a contract for the transport and installation of 165 foundations at Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK. The company will also transport and install the turbines at the wind farm.

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China Orders First Fleet of LNG Fuelled PSVs

May 15, 2019
China Orders First Fleet of LNG Fuelled PSVs

China Oilfield Services Co Ltd (COSL) has ordered twelve new LNG fuelled platform supply vessels (PSV), the first such vessels to be built for a Chinese owner. Wärtsilä will supply the dual-fuel engines for the vessels.

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Damen Completes Shallow Dive Support Vessel Conversion in Brazil

May 14, 2019
Damen Completes Shallow Dive Support Vessel Conversion in Brazil

Damen and Wilson Sons Estaleiros have completed the conversion of platform supply vessel Fulmar into a shallow dive support vessel (SDSV). For this, the vessel needed an upgrade from DP1 to DP2 Class notation.

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New Record Heavy Lift Planned for Allseas' Pioneering Spirit

May 9, 2019
New Record Heavy Lift Planned for Allseas' Pioneering Spirit

Allseas has been selected to remove the 48,000 t Statfjord A platform. It will be the heaviest lift for Allseas' heavy lift and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit to date. To perform the lift safely, the vessel's lifting capacity will have to be increased.

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