Investigation: Broken Hook Stem cause of Orion Crane Collapse

Heavylift and rigging specialist Ropeblock, the designer of the faulty crane hook that caused the Orion accident, has said that based on the information that is currently available, it seems that the hook’s stem broke. Ropeblock designed the lifting blocks and crane hook for the MV Orion’s heavy-lift crane which collapsed

Vattenfall Awards Subsea 7 offshore contract in the Netherlands

Subsea 7 has announced the award of a substantial (150-300 million euro) contract by Vattenfall for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1-4 offshore wind farm project, off the Dutch coast in the North Sea. The contracted work scope includes the transport and installation of approximately 140 wind turbine monopile foundations and

XELLZ looking at Ireland for its offshore supply base operations

XELLZ Operations B.V., a Dutch private limited liability company has started investigating the potential of an offshore supply base location in the South and South-East of Ireland to open-up an operation to serve the future offshore renewable wind energy endeavors. “We already started discussions with ports and landowners to ensure

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