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Russia's Nord Stream 2 Set to Resume Pipe-laying Work

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Russia's Nord Stream 2 said on Saturday it planned to resume pipe-laying work on a 2.6 kilometer (1.62 mile) stretch of the stalled Moscow-backed gas pipeline to Europe in Germany's Exclusive Economic Zone.The 1,230 km pipeline under the Baltic Sea, which Moscow hopes will boost the amount of gas it can pump to Europe bypassing Ukraine,

Piriou Designs New Cable Layer

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French shipbuilder and marine engineering firm Piriou has designed a new cable layer vessel, to be used to lay and repair both fiber-optical and energy cables. "This vessel will be able to lay cables on wind farms as well as repair a damaged cable on the continental shelf or deep sea," Piriou said.The

DNV GL Suspends Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Work for Fear of U.S. Sanctions

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Norway's risk management and quality assurance firm DNV GL has suspended work on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project led by Russia's Gazprom for fear of being sanctioned by the United States, it said on Thursday.Nord Stream 2 runs alongside the existing Nord Stream pipeline in the Baltic

'Largest Ever' Offshore Wind Financial Close Reached for World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

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Equinor and SSE have announced a financial close on the first two phases of the world's largest offshore wind farm project - the Dogger Bank in the UK North Sea.Dogger Bank wind farm is a joint venture between SSE Renewables, who are leading the construction of the offshore wind farm, and Equinor, who will operate the 3.

Samsung Heavy Nets Its 'Largest Ever Single Order'

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South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has won what has been described as the company's largest-ever single order.The shipbuilder said Monday it had secured an order worth around KRW 2,8 trillion, which is approximately $USD 2,5 billion.The contract is for the supply of "blocks and equipment" and is with an unnamed European shipowner.

Seacat Services Orders Two Crew Transfer Vessels

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UK-based offshore wind farm support vessel operator, Seacat Services has ordered two more Chartwell 24 crew transfer vessels.The two vessels – to be named Seacat Sceptre and Seacat Sovereign – are designed by Chartwell Marine, and will be the first equipped with a new foil optimization and

BW Offshore, New Zealand Gov't Reach Umuroa FPSO Settlement

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FPSO operator BW Offshore has reached a settlement with the New Zealand government over the FPSO Umuroa, which has been stuck at the Tui field, around 50 kilometers off the coast of Taranaki, for months.BW Offshore has been unable to remove its FPSO from the Tui field following the contract termination,

Golar LNG, Black & Veatch in Green, Blue Floater Tech Push

Illustration; Golar and B&V collaborated on the Hilli Episeyo FLNG project - Image credit:En Eeh Wan/MarineTraffic.com

Liquefied natural gas shipping firm Golar LNG and the engineering giant Black & Veatch on Thursday said they would expand their long-standing FLNG relationship, and start working on projects involving floating ammonia production, carbon capture, green LNG, and hydrogen.Golar LNG said that the partnership's

Ørsted Pens Offshore Wind Workforce Deal with NABTU

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Offshore wind developer Ørsted has signed an agreement with North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), the labor organization representing more than 3 million skilled craft professionals in the United States and Canada."The partnership will create a national agreement designed to transition U.S.

OTC 2021 Postponed

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One of the world's largest conferences and exhibitions dedicated to the offshore energy industry will be postponed next year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.The Offshore Technology Conference, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Houston annually, will be postponed from May 3-6 to August 16-19,

Kongsberg Maritime Won $43,7M in Contracts for Shuttle Tanker Concepts in 2020

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Norway's Kongsberg Maritime said Friday it had during 2020 won contracts for 12 of its Shuttle Tanker concepts, with a value totaling over NOK 400 million (around $43,7 million).Shipyards in South Korea and China are building the vessels, which are destined to operate between offshore installations and onshore plants in Norway,

"Hundreds of Jobs" - Equinor Picks Port of Albany for Offshore Wind Tower Making Facility

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Norwegian energy company Equinor has proposed the Port of Albany, in upstate New York, as the first offshore wind tower manufacturing facility in the  U.S."Developed jointly with leading wind industry manufacturers Marmen and Welcon, Equinor stands ready to transform the port for manufacturing offshore wind towers and transition pieces (TPs),

VIDEO: Subsea 7 Expands Fleet with Newbuild Reel-lay Vessel Skandi Vega

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Offshore installation specialist Subsea 7 has expanded its fleet with newbuild reel-lay vessel Seven Vega.Built by Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC, the Seven Vega is 149 meters long, with a breadth of 33 meters, and a Class 3 dynamic positioning system.Its reel-lay system has a 600-ton top tension capacity

VIDEO: Dship Carriers Delivers Offshore Wind Pile Installation Frame to Taiwan

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Ocean transportation services company Dship Carriers has said it has transported a 750-metric-ton Pile Installation Frame (PIF), measuring 33.5 x 33.5 x 29 meters, as well as other offshore and seabed equipment from Rotterdam, the Netherlands to An Ping, Taiwan.The delivery is part of a contract awarded

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