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Video: In Offshore Wind, Size Matters

(File photo: Siemens Gamesa)

The offshore wind industry has made great strides to become a cost-competitive option for grid and off-grid energy solutions. And today, the industry is growing faster than ever before, both in the well-established European market and in newer ones such as in China, Taiwan, Japan and the U.S.As the industry keeps growing,

New Report Examines Offshore Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues

(Photo: William Hackett)

Offshore lifting hoists and chains solutions provider William Hackett has published an industry report aiming to help minimize the risk of Hydrogen Embrittlement (HE) and Stress Induced Corrosion Cracking (SICC). The report includes guidance on material choices used in topside and subsea lifts.Ben Burgess,

Siemens, Carlyle Near $2.4 Billion Deal Over Flender Business

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U.S. buyout group Carlyle Group Inc is nearing an agreement to acquire Siemens AG's mechanical drive arm Flender, for about 2 billion euros ($2.37 billion), Bloomberg News reported citing sources.Siemens and Carlyle are finalizing terms of the deal that could be announced as early as this week, the report said.

Konecranes and Cargotec to Merge

Rob Smith, Konecranes President and CEO, with Mika Vehvilainen, Cargotec CEO (Photo: Konecranes)

Finnish engineering firm Konecranes and cargo handling machinery maker Cargotec plan to merge to help speed up innovation and reap savings, they said on Thursday, sending both of their shares sharply higher.The boards of the companies, which provide road and sea-cargo handling machinery and services to industries,

Cathelco to Prevent Marine Growth on KOC's Oil Spill Response Vessel

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Cathelco, part of Evac Group, has won an order to deliver marine growth prevention system (MGPS) for a new multi-purpose oil spill response and towage vessel being built for the Kuwait Oil Co.The system will be installed to prevent bio-fouling and corrosion in seawater pipework on the 60-meter vessel

Alfa Laval Pumps for Two Brazil FPSOs

Illustration; FPSOs in Brazil - Credit: Ranimiro/AdobeStock

Sweden's Alfa Laval has secured two orders to supply Framo pumping systems for two FPSOs to operate offshore Brazil.Alfa Laval did not say who the clients were but said the orders had a total value of around SEK 155 million (around USD 17,7 million). The deliveries are scheduled for 2021.  The

Alaska Marine Lines Upgrading Its Rail Barges

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Alaska Marine Lines says four of its rail barges will receive new piping and ballast systems designed by Glosten with installation by Meridian Marine Industries."The rail barges are hitting 20 years of service and were in need of some upgrades," explains John Maketa, T-115 Port Engineer in Seattle.

New Mammoet Crane in Operation in Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base

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Nigeria's Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base, LADOL, serving the country's offshore oil and gas industry, now has a new crane in operation - Mammoet Terminal Crane (MTC 15).LADOL and Mammoet had in January signed a partnership agreement aimed at growing LADOL’s capacity for project cargo handling and logistics for industrial sectors in West Africa.

MacGregor's Gangways and Cranes for Edda Wind SOVs

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Cargotec's MacGregor has secured orders to equip Edda Wind's new offshore wind service vessels, ordered from Spanish shipyards.Two of the equipment packages were awarded by the shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán in Asturias for Edda Wind's Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV), the first of which

Wärtsilä Reports 45% Fall in Q1 Profit

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Finland's Wärtsilä on Tuesday missed expectations with a 45% drop in quarterly profit hurt by the coronavirus outbreak, sending its shares down more than 6%, despite order intake at the ship technology and power plant maker falling less than expected.CEO Jaakko Eskola said demand in the first quarter

Supply Contracts Awarded for UK Type 31 Frigate Program

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Babcock Team 31 announced the second round of supply chain contract awards to support the UK Royal Navy’s Type 31 general purpose frigate program.Rolls-Royce is now a major supplier to the program with its brand MTU, delivering the main engines and diesel Generators for the frigates, which will be manufactured in Germany.

Penflex Receives DNV GL Certification

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Flexible metal hose manufacturer Penflex Corporation said Penflex Vietnam has received DNV GL certification for its products used in marine and offshore applications.Penflex single and double braided 700 Series sizes 2 ½” to 12” and P3 Series sizes ¼” to 2” comply

Huisman Crane for Penta-Ocean's Wind Turbine Installation Rig

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Dutch offshore equipment manufacturer Huisman has signed a contract with PaxOcean Engineering for the delivery of a 1,600mt Leg Encircling Crane. The crane will be installed on the new self-elevated platform (SEP) of Japanese company Penta-Ocean Construction, which ordered the unit from PaxOcean earlier this year.

Improving Oily Water Separators

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Oily water separators (OWS) have been a common fixture of a ship’s machinery space for many decades. With the amount of experience, research and legislation that has gone into them, it would be easy to think that their use would almost be hassle free. However, going by the amount of OWS violations still

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