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Digitizing Risk-based Integrity Management of FPSOs

Oct 23, 2020

Industries are adapting to an increasingly digitalized landscape. The floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) industry is no different. As concerted efforts are made to improve project economics Matt Tremblay, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Offshore, discusses how digitalization can increase safety, reduce costs, and build robust technical and operational capabilities.No one could have predicted what a challenging year 2020 would become…

MODEC Sets Out to Reduce Cost of Floating Wind Turbines

Oct 30, 2020

Japanese FPSO specialist MODEC says it is working with partners to develop a solution that will reduce the overall cost of floating offshore wind turbines.For some time, floating offshore wind has been something of a niche, but now full-scale demonstrators are in the works…

GIEK Doubling Down on Offshore Wind

Oct 30, 2020

Tasked to provide the financial power to help Norwegian companies export their wares to the world, Wenche Nistad, CEO of the Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK) pulls no punches when asked about the appetite for investment in traditional…

Digitalization: Trust - The Keystone for Digital Transformation

Oct 29, 2020

The slowdown of the world economy and plummeting energy consumption have eclipsed most other industry news. Oil exporting countries are coming to terms with limiting production to sustain reasonable prices, and operators are looking for ways to improve efficiency…

Orcan Energy's Waste Heat Recovery Tech for Green Jade Offshore Wind Vessel

Oct 28, 2020

Germany-based waste heat solutions provider Orcan Energy said Wednesday it had won a contract to deliver its equipment for the under-construction offshore wind installation vessel the Green Jade, owned by the CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering.Under the contract…

Submersible Linear Position Sensors for Offshore Drilling

Oct 27, 2020

NewTek Sensor Solutions offers new, custom designs of Submersible Linear Position Sensors constructed of special alloys with chemical resistance to water in depths exceeding 15,000 ft or more and with external pressures up to 20,000psi.  NewTek…

Offshore Equipment Hydraulic Maintenance Tip-of-the-Day: Condition Monitoring

Oct 26, 2020

Tip #5: Condition Monitoring - If it isn’t broken, let it beContrary to popular belief, machines running smoothly should never be left alone. Regular hydraulic oil sampling will give insight to the overall systems health. Key indicators in the…

Saudi Energy Minister: We Should Look at All Options to Cut Emissions, Not Get Rid of Oil, Gas

Oct 26, 2020

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Monday the world should be looking at all options to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases in its fight against climate change, but that getting rid of oil and gas would be 'far-fetched and unrealistic'…

Offshore Equipment Hydraulic Maintenance Tip-of-the-Day: Oil Temperature

Oct 23, 2020

Tip #4: Oil Temperature - Assume that 'running hot' is normalDuring warm summer months, with reasonable certainty, high machine temperatures will follow. This is especially true if using air oil heat exchangers. Dismissing this expectation may allow operators to prevent down time…

Offshore Equipment Hydraulic Maintenance Tip-of-the-Day: Oil Cleanliness

Oct 21, 2020

Tip #3: Oil Cleanliness - Don't add regular filter changes to your maintenance scheduleMost filters have switches indicating when the element is full, and sometimes waiting for that may be too late. Changing filters on a regular service interval…

Baker Hughes Takes Offshore Energy's Digital Path to "The Next Level"

Oct 21, 2020

'We are doing something amazing in Baker Hughes,” said Alex Seinuah, the leader of Baker Hughes’ Growth Initiatives Hub. “I call the hub a start-up business. Within the hub we look at disruptive technologies and services that we believe will deliver value to our customers…

Singapore: MENCK Assembles Pile Driver for Offshore Wind Projects in Asia

Oct 21, 2020

Germany-based MENCK, an Acteon offshore engineering firm specializing in hydraulic pile-driving services, has delivered a 175-ton ram weight to its Singapore premises.The ram weight is part of an MHU3500S hydraulic hammer to be assembled in…

Miko Marine to Supply Magnetic Hull Closures for Modec FPSO

Oct 06, 2020

Norwegian company Miko Marine will deliver four cofferdams and water inlet covers for a Modec FPSO being built in China.The FPSO, under construction at the DSIC yard in Dalian, will operate at Equinor's Bacalhau field offshore Brazil.Miko Marine…

High Pressure Water Blasters for Shipyards: Aussie Safe Operator Free Training

Oct 05, 2020

Australian Pump, an Australian designer and manufacturer of high-pressure cleaning equipment, was chosen to design and build 4,000 psi high pressure water blasters for Sydney’s Garden Island Dockyard. The machines, called the Aussie Atlas, feature an all stainless steel construction and produce a 4…

Aker Offshore Wind, Partners Install LiDARs Offshore S. Korea

Oct 05, 2020

Aker Offshore Wind, an offshore wind energy spin-off of Aker Solutions, has installed Light Detection and Ranging buoys (LiDARs) offshore Ulsan, South Korea. The company said the operation was a major milestone for the company’s KFWind consortium…

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