Prysmian Lays Keel

Italian cable specialist Prysmian has announced the start of keel laying work for the cable-laying (CLV) vessel Leonardo da Vinci at Vard’s shipyard in Tulcea, Romania. Ordered in April 2018, the new cable-layer is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2021. “The acquisition of €700 million Viking

24shore a new offshore services from XELLZ

XELLZ is pleased to announce that it has extended its operational services to offshore logistics management, 24shore(TM). The offshore has been for long now being in development of not only Oil&Gas but more so in the renewable energy, wind. With this “new” industry the demand for project logistics management has become increasingly needed in

Transforming Aberdeen into Europe’s energy port

With an eye on catering to growing renewable energy and decommissioning markets, the port of Aberdeen has undertaken the largest marine infrastructure project in the UK A transformation is underway at the Port of Aberdeen. Often called the “Oil Capital of Europe”, the Port of Aberdeen has long

Ex Hansa duo to lead LOC Hamburg

Marine and engineering consultancy LOC has opened an office in Hamburg as it aims to develop its renewable and shipping services in Europe.  The office is to be led by Christoph Ruck and Emek Ersin Takmaz, both former Hansa Heavy Lift employees.  Christoph Ruck is a naval architect and welding

Heerema Picks-up “Hollandse Kust Zuid” Project

Heerema Marine Contractors has won a contract by Petrofac for the transport and installation of the Alpha platform at the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm zone. Heerema will perform the installation by one of its newest vessels, the semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir. According to the company, during the tender preparations the

Ørsted taking FID on the Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farm

Prior to the final investment decision (FID), Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs approved Ørsted’s local supply chain plan, and subsequently Ørsted has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taipower at the feed-in-tariff level announced on 30 January 2019. “Over the last couple of months, we have been

Offshore Wind Maintenance Logistics.

The logistics and supply chain management of maintenance is a very critical undertaking in the offshore wind energy industry. A failure to deliver properly maintain services is adversely affecting the wind farm' availability and thereby reducing the ability to produce as well as harming the profitability of its

Albatros Topside Has Landed

The heavy-lift jack-up vessels Pacific Osprey and Innovation have transported and installed the offshore substation topside on the EnBW Albatros offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Pacific Osprey had loaded the topside in Rotterdam. In the construction area, the Innovation lifted the topside on the monopile foundation. The

Telford Offshore lands EPCI project in Mexican Gulf

Dubai-based offshore services provider Telford Offshore has been awarded multiple pipelaying and construction services contracts by Mexican offshore construction company Grupo Protexa. Grupo Protexa will charter three multi-purpose vessels with dynamic positioning class 3 (DP3) capability for a total of 400 days. The vessels will be deployed

Large-scale conversion project on offshore platform Molikpaq

While the refit of heavy lift capacity onboard an offshore rig might sound mundane, Liebherr’s project to replace and modernize cranes on the offshore platform Molikpaq operated by Sakhalin Energy, a unit subjected to some of the world’s harshest conditions, is anything but mundane. The modernization project