A Dutch marine contractor begins installing turbines and other critical components in the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, in the Americas, Western Europe, and the Asia-Pacific, projects in the pipeline include EPCI work, maintenance and inspection, and seismic acquisitions.
Van Oord starts installation activities on Italy’s first offshore wind farm
Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution has commenced its work for the Taranto Offshore Wind Farm near the harbour of the same name in Italy.
The 10-turbine wind farm will be the first offshore wind farm in Italian waters and the Mediterranean as a whole. The wind farm will have a capacity of 30 MW and estimated output of 58,000 MWh per year once completed.
The installation work covers monopiles, secondary steel, and the wind turbine generators themselves, which will be provided by Ming Yang Smart Energy.
Neptune Energy carries out first walk-to-work campaign at Cygnus gas field
Neptune Energy has started its first walk-to-work campaign at its operated Cygnus gas field in the UK Southern North Sea.
A programme of brownfield modifications, maintenance and inspection activities will be supported by the Bibby Marine vessel Bibby WaveMaster 1. The vessel has accommodations for up to 50 personnel and a motion-compensated gangway.
McDermott commences Gulf of Mexico deepwater EPCIC project
McDermott has deployed the subsea installation vessel Amazon to the Gulf of Mexico to support a contract for the Whale Development in Alaminos Canyon.
Under the contract’s scope, McDermott will provide engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning (EPCIC) for 30 miles (50 kilometres) of pipeline and approximately nine miles (15 kilometres) of umbilical to connect five drill centers to a new offshore platform.
The project will commence immediately and will be completed in 2024.
Schlumberger taps Subsea 7 for work offshore Norway
Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by OneSubsea, the subsea technologies division of Schlumberger, for a project at the Ormen Lange field operated by Shell in the Norwegian Sea.
Subsea 7’s scope includes the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of the subsea flowline system as well as the installation of OneSubsea’s multiphase compression system.
PGS secures contract offshore Suriname
PGS has secured a 3D acquisition contract by ExxonMobil for work offshore Suriname.
Ramform Tethys is scheduled to commence acquisition during Q4 2021. Completion is scheduled for Q1 2022.
Shearwater GeoServices bags work in Australia, South-East Asia
Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded contracts for work for separate clients in South-East Asia and Australia.
The first contract is a 3D project in South-East Asia on behalf of an unnamed client. The project will last approximately one month beginning in October 2021 and will utilise the survey vessel SW Duchess (pictured).
The second contract is for a 3D seismic exploration survey to be conducted by Geo Coral on behalf of Australia’s Beach Energy. This project will also commence in October 2021 and will cover approximately 890 square kilometres in Bass Strait.
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