World First: High-Wave Floating Solar Park
A Belgian consortium has launched a project in high-wave offshore solar technology with the aim of building floating solar parks in the North Sea.Large maritime market players Tractebel, Jan De Nul Group, DEME, Soltech and Ghent University formed a consortium and announced the launch of an innovative project in the field of marine floating…
Airborne Oil & Gas Hires New Director
Manufacturer of thermoplastic composite pipelines (TCP), Airborne Oil & Gas (AOG) announced new operations director Mark Stokes has joined its management team.The appointment is part of the company’s continued investment strategy to increase productivity and capability at its Netherlands based plant in order to deliver larger quantities of TCP to its customers in both onshore and offshore applications…
OPT Wave Power System Reaches Milestone
US-owned renewable energy company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) announced that the Company's PB3 PowerBuoy deployed in the Adriatic Sea has produced more than one MegaWatt-hour (MWh) cumulative energy to date. The cost-effective ocean energy solutions provider said that the PowerBuoy has been deployed for six months, operating continuously…
Schottel Merges Tidal Units to Sustainable Marine Energy
Schottel, the manufacturer of propulsion and steering systems for ships and offshore applications, has made a strategic decision to merge its tidal energy businesses into Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), including UK subsidiary TidalStream Ltd and Canadian subsidiary Black Rock Tidal Power Inc (BRTP)."Following the successful collaboration between SME…
Keppel Partners GTT on LNG Solutions
Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) with Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) that will enable the companies to jointly market liquefied natural gas (LNG) solutions leveraging GTT's membrane containment systems and Keppel's shipyard expertise.Keppel O&M's network of global yards will be able to offer GTT's LNG systems in the design…
ABS Issues First MPD-rReady Notation
ABS announced it has awarded the world’s first Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) – Ready Notation to Ocean Rig for the ABS-classed Corcovado and Mykonos deep water drillships.The ABS MPD-Ready notation demonstrates drilling units have the necessary provisions in place to integrate equipment needed for MPD operations.“Offshore operations…
TechnipFMC, Magma Global join forces on Hybrid Flexible Pipe
TechnipFMC has agreed the terms of a collaboration agreement with Magma Global Ltd. to develop a new generation of hybrid flexible pipe (HFP) for use in offshore applications. HFP is expected to provide increased strength and fatigue performance, while also achieving dramatic weight and cost reductions, for subsea fluid transport applications.
MPA Honors ABS
ABS has been awarded the Offshore & Marine Engineering Award by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). This award recognizes organizations that have made significant contributions toward the development of Singapore’s offshore and marine engineering sector. “ABS is honored to receive this award recognizing our leading role in Singapore’s marine and offshore industries…
Ingeteam Takes Wind Converter Supplier Top Spot
Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, has announced that it achieved a new record year for the deliveries of its wind power converters worldwide. With nearly 5 GW of new capacity added in 2016 alone, a total of 36,414 MW of wind turbines have been equipped with Ingeteam’s technology since 1995, making the Spanish company the world’s number one supplier of wind power converters.
New In-line System for Natural Gas Dehydration
ExxonMobil said it has developed new technology to dehydrate natural gas using a patented absorption system inside pipes and replace the need for conventional dehydration tower technology. This “in-line” technology, called cMISTTM, could be deployed at both land-based and offshore natural gas production operations. The new technology, developed and extensively field-tested by ExxonMobil…
Engineers Expand the Window for Installing Monopiles
Longitude Engineering – a specialist marine engineering subsidiary of the LOC Group – working closely with Rampion and its contractors, has developed an analysis and modeling process to fully understand why large monopiles oscillate in relatively small wave heights; and to increase the operating window for their installation. Monopiles and turbines are increasing in size as wind farms move farther offshore.
DNV GL Awards Component Certificate to Ingeteam
DNV GL has awarded a component certificate to Spanish technology company Ingeteam for its new wind frequency converter INGECON WIND DFM 3000 family. The INGECON WIND Full Converter MV Series 3000-10000. The converter family is built for easy maintenance, optimized to be compatible with all generator technologies and suitable for on and offshore applications.
Semco Maritime Wins Order for Culzean Field
Semco Maritime, a global provider of communications solutions, telecoms systems integration services and collaborative applications to the offshore oil and gas industry, has won a multi-million dollar contract to deliver communications systems and infrastructure for the production platforms at the new Maersk Oil operated Culzean field in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Partnership Yields New Helical Buoyancy Technology
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. and Trelleborg's offshore operation today announced a joint development agreement to develop, manufacture and market Helical Buoyancy riser technology developed by Diamond Offshore. This innovative, patented riser buoyancy design reduces riser drag and mitigates Vortex-Induced Vibration in offshore applications and enables improved operational efficiency.
DNV GL RP On Thermoplastic Composite Pipes
The oil and gas industry invests billions annually in offshore pipelines and risers. DNV GL has launched a recommended practice (RP) that allows operators to choose thermoplastic composite pipes instead of steel or traditional flexibles, enabling substantial cost reductions throughout the project lifecycle. “Thermoplastic composite pipes are a new…
Wärtsilä' Inert Gas Solution for LNG Carriers
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea has contracted Wärtsilä to supply combined inert gas generators and gas combustion units for 17 new LNG Carrier vessels under construction at the company's yards. The vessels are being built for leading operators in Singapore, Greece, South Korea, Cyprus and Canada. These significant contracts with Wärtsilä were signed in June and September.
Consilium Focus: Offshore Norway
Consilium opens an office in Stavanger to push its fire alarms for the offshore industry. Thought the Norwegian offshore industry is down, premised on the continued low pricing for oil globally, it certainly is not out, and inevitably it will come back. As such, Consilium has chosen Stavanger for its new Norwegian office, as Stavanger is a base for the Norwegian oil industry and close proximity to customers.
First Subsea Supplies for Gina Krog FPSO
Subsea connector specialist, First Subsea, is supplying a relatchable bend stiffener connector to NOV Completion & Production Solutions for a flexible production riser for Statoil’s new Gina Krog, turret moored, Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) vessel in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The API 17L-1 compliant, Type II bend…
Trelleborg to Supply FPSO Mooring Systems in Angola
Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has been awarded the contract to supply complete tandem mooring systems to two floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels in Angola, West Africa. The Angola-based FPSO tandem mooring projects demanded solutions capable of performing demanding offshore applications, while adhering to project quality documentation processes and Class rules, Trelleborg said.
Macro Sensors Unveil Offshore LVDT Linear Position Sensors
Macro Sensors have introduced its Offshore LVDT Linear Position Sensors for marine and offshore applications. Because of their high accuracy and long-term reliability when operating in water, Macro Sensors Offshore LVDT Linear Position Sensors are quickly becoming the preferred technology in marine and offshore applications, especially…