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Van Oord installs emission and fuel consumption reduction solution on Bravenes

Van Oord will install FS MARINE+, an advanced combustion conditioning system with hydrogen and methanol on their subsea rock installation vessel Bravenes. The patented solution by German company FUELSAVE reduces fuel consumption of marine diesel-powered engines & auxiliary systems and reduces significantly emissions. Van Oord is committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050, in line with…

Dutch post 2030 offshore wind employment outlook

Offshore wind plays an important role to achieve CO2-neutral electricity production by 2050 in the Netherlands. In 2030, the Netherlands has the ambition, outlined in the Roadmap 2030, to have 11.5 GW offshore wind installed. The roll-out of offshore wind power in the Dutch section of the North Sea, however, will continue after 2030. A…

Welcon supplies 78 Hollandse Kust Zuid towers

Danish steel manufacturer Welcon has been contracted by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to supply 78 towers for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore wind farm. The order is part of a larger supply order of 140 towers. HKZ, a Vattenfall project, will be located approximately 20 kilometers off the west coast of the Netherlands…

MO4 acquires BMO

The Dutch company MO4, which develops technology that enables weather risk planning for the offshore industry, has taken over BMO, a data solution company for the marine industry. The strategic acquisition enables MO4 to become a one-stop-shop for marine operational excellence. The deal will take effect in January 2021. The acquisition of BMO has been…

Fugro completes US offshore wind job

Fugro has completed a large site characterisation field programme off the coast of Massachusetts for a proposed offshore wind farm of 804 MW. The data will support permitting, design and installation of the proposed wind farm. The proposed wind farm is being developed by Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies and Ocean…

KENC launches 2 new automatic boat landing systems

Dutch offshore equipment engineering and fabrication company KENC Engineering revealed two new automatic boat landing systems (ABLS). The systems are certified and compatible with all common CTV’s. The ABLS provides a safe transfer between a CTV and large vessels. It is a robust and compact design that comes fully automated with an easy-to-operate control system…

Damen’s FCS 2710 one step closer to suit US offshore wind market

Damen Shipyards Group’s Fast Crew Supplier 2710 is a step closer to potentially being used in the US offshore wind industry after having received an approval in principle from US maritime classification society ABS. Damen had to modify the design of its standard FCS 2710 to meet the US requirements. The modifications include the incorporation…

Enersea develops reusable monopile cover for Hollandse Kust Zuid

Dutch engineering company Enersea has developed a reusable monopile cover for Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm. In the next 8 months the design will have to be optimised and go into serial production in order to have the first 41 covers ready for installation. Vattenfall is building the app. 1,500 MW Hollandse Kust…