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WORLD OCEAN COUNCIL WELCOMES DAMEN SHIPYARDS GROUP

Damen Shipyards Group, a global shipbuilder headquartered in the Netherlands, has become the latest member of the World Ocean Council (WOC).

Damen is the first European shipbuilder to join the WOC, the international business leadership alliance on ocean sustainability, science and stewardship.

By focusing on optimising ship design and working on product innovations, Damen works to reduce environmental impacts of shipping. This has resulted in, for example, an in-house E3 label, applying only to new Damen designs that are Environmentally friendly, Efficient in operation and Economically viable. Other examples are the new generations of hybrid, CNG and LNG tugs and inland shipping vessels, some of which are built and some of which are in res

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SAL Heavy Lift succeeds in offshore wind energy sector: MV Lone proves as project platform for Wikinger wind farm

SAL Heavy Lift successfully completed the second phase of the Wikinger Pile Testing Campaign with DP II Class vessel MV Lone. Once again MV Lone served as perfect project platform, providing ut-most flexibility and a high degree of efficiency to our customer Bilfinger.

The full test campaign comprised two phases with the tests being performed at three locations. During the first phase in November 2014 three sets of three piles each were driven at designated locations to required depths. The second phase was to undertake restrike and pull out tests on selected piles with-in the three locations. The results of the test have to be analysed with a view to optimize the pile de-sign for the foundations of the planned wind farm considering the given soil conditions. A

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Siemens signs long-term service extension for Rhyl Flats offshore wind farm in North Wales

• First 15-year post-warranty service agreement extension for Siemens offshore wind service

Siemens has signed a long-term agreement with Rhyl Flats Wind Farm Ltd., 50.1% owned by RWE AG, to continue providing service and maintenance at the Rhyl Flats wind farm off the coast of North Wales for the next 15 years.

Siemens has been providing service and maintenance for the 25 SWT-3.6-107 turbines at Rhyl Flats since the project became operational in 2009. This agreement marks the first 15-year post-warranty offshore service extension for Siemens and extends the term through the lifecycle of the turbines.

Siemens' offshore wind service and maintenance operations offer the latest in inn

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Tuco Marine sea trials the New 2015 ProZero 10.5m WBW Archipelago workboat.

The all-new 2015 model of Tuco Marines ProZero series, the ProZero 10.5m WBW Archipelago workboat is sea trialled in Faaborg these days. The vessel is a fast and light multipurpose workboat that features a hydraulic bow gate and a deck crane for handling cargo over the vessels side. Constructed from the flexible and unique ProZero construction the vessel is built with a flexible hung cabin to ensure the best possible comfort in the wheelhouse.

The Vessel is to enter service in Bergen, Norway, for the local Archipelago services and has been sold through the Norwegian company, Provide Maritime, Florø, Norway.

The delivered vessel is as many of the ProZero vessels in Tuco Marines ProZero range, equipped with a flexible hung cabin, whic

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DBB Jack-Up expands into decommissioning and installation support

With DBB Jack-Up's track record of more than 370 offshore heavy lift operations, DBB Jack-Up's vessel crew and project teams have the required skills and experience within safe and efficient execution of offshore operations to help expand DBB Jack-Up's business into offshore decommissioning and installation support services.

For offshore wind decommissioning operations, DBB Jack-Up offers tailor-made solutions for removal of met masts, wind turbines and foundations. All operations are executed with a high focus on safety, cost efficiency and as little environmental impact as possible.

"Combined with the experience and skills of the DBB Jack-Up organisation, our purpose-built vessels offer a clear edge to the available alternativ

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