Thistle Wind Partners land 2 GW in highly competitive ScotWind offshore wind leasing round

Crown Estate Scotland announced that Thistle Wind Partners (TWP), a consortium of DEME Concessions, Qair Marine SAS, and Aspiravi International NV, have been awarded 2GW worth of option areas in Scotland’s highly competitive ScotWind seabed leasing process. The win includes a 1 GW fixed foundation project and a 1 GW floating wind farm. The consortium …

Blue Water opens two new offices in the Middle East

Active in the Middle East since the mid-80s, Blue Water is opening two additional offices in Iraq and Saudi Arabia. This is to underline and strengthen the objective of servicing customers across the business with a regional and local presence. “We want to expand our global presence to serve current and future customers in the …

Eiffage consortium secures two offshore wind contracts in the UK

Eiffage consortium has been awarded two new contracts to manufacture the foundations and electrical substations for two wind farms off the British coast. Alongside the Dutch company Sif, Smulders won the contract to manufacture and supply 87 foundations, each comprising a monopile and transition piece, for the third and final phase (C) of the Dogger …

The world’s first iAHC

In  no less than 62 hours of rigorous offshore testing, tech scale-up Seaqualize successfully completed offshore trials for its inline Active Heave Compensator (iAHC), the ‘Delta600’. Together with testing partners Van Oord and nautical research institute MARIN, the offshore lifting tool was tested for fixed-to-floating, floating-to-fixed and floating-to-floating transfers of 300mT loads. Since December 2019, …

Jumbo Shipping wraps up transport contract for DEME Offshore

Jumbo has completed the transport and handling of offshore wind turbine foundation components for Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm. Supporting DEME Offshore, Jumbo deployed its K-3000 class heavy lift vessel Fairmaster to carry out its scope of transporting 141 monopiles (MPs) and 131 transition pieces (TPs) from Rostock, Germany and Aalborg, Denmark to Eemshaven, …

AAL delivers 680 mt of floating buoys to offshore anchorage in the Persian gulf

The 31,000dwt ‘mega-size’ heavy lift vessel, AAL Kobe, recently transported two heavy lift single-point mooring (SPM) buoys from Jebel Ali in Dubai to offshore anchorage in the Persian Gulf. The buoys each weighed 340 metric tonnes and measured 16.4 x 15.9 x 14 metres. They were transported on behalf of DHL Industrial Projects and enable …

P&O Maritime Logistics and IO Materials Services bring revolutionary cargo system to Africa

P&O Maritime Logistics and Nigerian firm IO Materials Services (IOMS) jointly announce the launch of the new ‘FlexDELIVERY™’ model to provide integrated last-mile delivery services to the offshore energy industry in Nigeria. FlexDELIVERY™ disrupts the traditional model of high shore base startup costs, rentals and vessel time-chartered contracts by focusing on the service that is …