DNV GL Clears the Way for Two New Offshore Designs

April 18, 2019
DNV GL Clears the Way for Two New Offshore Designs

Classification society DNV GL has presented China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) with Approval in Principle (AiP) certificates for two new offshore units: an arctic single column drilling unit and a wind turbine shuttle.

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Beating the Offshore Elements with Autonomous Docking

April 16, 2019
Beating the Offshore Elements with Autonomous Docking

Offshore weather conditions can be a real challenge. To increase the window of operation, efficiency and safety, Bosch Rexroth and Vroon are developing and testing technology that will allow offshore access systems to dock autonomously.

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VIDEO: Introducing the World's First Electric Freefall Lifeboat

April 16, 2019
VIDEO: Introducing the World's First Electric Freefall Lifeboat

The world’s first electric-powered freefall lifeboat has passed its final drop tests in Amsterdam. The rugged electric system is designed to withstand the heavy g forces of freefall launch and can sail at full speed for 30 minutes, followed by 10 additional hours at 50 per cent of maximum speed.

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Jan De Nul Selects Record-breaking Huisman Crane for Its Jack-up Giant

April 15, 2019
Jan De Nul Selects Record-breaking Huisman Crane for Its Jack-up Giant

To suit its newest offshore wind turbine installation vessel Voltaire, Jan De Nul needed an offshore crane with unprecedented capacity and lifting height and selected Huisman for the job.

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Van Oord Installs Supersize Substation

April 10, 2019
Van Oord Installs Supersize Substation

Van Oord has completed the installation of the offshore substation at the 269 MW Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany's Exclusive Economic Zone.

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Wärtsilä Trials ‘Targetless’ DP Laser Sensor

April 8, 2019
Wärtsilä Trials ‘Targetless’ DP Laser Sensor

Wärtsilä has successfully completed sea trials of its SceneScan system, the world’s first "targetless" dynamic positioning (DP) laser sensor.

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Subsea 7 Wins Shell Contract Offshore UK

April 1, 2019
Subsea 7 Wins Shell Contract Offshore UK

Shell has awarded a contract for the Arran gas field development, located approximately 150 miles east of Aberdeen, ton Subsea 7.

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VIDEOS: Pioneering Spirit Sets Another Record

March 28, 2019
VIDEOS: Pioneering Spirit Sets Another Record

Allseas’ heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit has successfully executed the single-lift installation of the processing platform (P1) and utility living quarters (LQ) topsides, with a combined weight of 44,000 t, in the Johan Sverdrup field, offshore Norway.

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Windpark Fryslân Contracts Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa

March 27, 2019
Windpark Fryslân Contracts Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa

Windpark Fryslân has awarded a conditional contract to build the large-scale nearshore wind farm in the Frisian part of the IJsselmeer in the Netherlands to Zuiderzeewind, a consortium consisting of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

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