Category: Marine Services

Port Heads for Offshore Energy 2017 in Bullish Mood

A string of successes in 2017 has resulted in the Port of Blyth heading to Offshore Energy 2017, one of the continent’s most important offshore energy exhibitions, in bullish mood. Port of Blyth will be exhibiting at Offshore Energy 2017 on the back of two years of record breaking finance results, the announcement of major new clients, key contributions to several internationally recognised energy projects and the launch of the major £26m Energy Central development programme in conjunction with partners Arch. Having reported a second consecutive year of record financial figures in April including a 17% growth in turnover, the Port...

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Installation and trenching of 91 Inter Array Cables at DONG Energy’s Race Bank Offshore Windfarm site successfully completed.

09.10.2017 DeepOcean is pleased to confirm that all 91 Inter Array Cables have been safely installed and that the base scope trenching operations are complete at DONG Energy’s Race Bank Offshore Windfarm site. Once fully operational, Race Bank will have a capacity of 573MW which will provide sufficient green energy to power over half a million UK homes from the 91no. 6MW turbines off the Norfolk coast. This project, which is considered to be DONG Energy’s most complex to date, is located at a challenging worksite with strong currents, shallow waters, widely varied seabed soils, and of course, consistently...

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Installation and trenching 91 Inter Array Cables at DONG Energy’s Race Bank Windfarm Site successfully completed.

09.10.2017 DeepOcean are pleased to confirm that all 91 Inter Array Cables have been safely installed and that the base case trenching operations are complete at DONG Energy’s Race Bank Offshore Windfarm site. Once fully operational, Race Bank will have a capacity of 573MW which will provide sufficient green energy to power over half a million UK homes from the 91no. 6MW turbines off the Norfolk coast. This project, which is considered to be DONG Energy’s most complex to date, is located at a challenging worksite with strong currents, shallow waters, widely varied seabed soils, and of course, consistently...

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Royal HaskoningDHV assists key Clients to deliver ports in record time

4 Oct 2017 Royal HaskoningDHV’s key client Olam International Ltd, together with GSEZ Ports partners – the Republic of Gabon and the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) – started the development of new port facilities in Owendo, Libreville in 2014. The new port facilities are located in the estuary of the Komo river and required a total investment of $500 million. These ultra-modern facilities will support the diversification of the Gabonese economy and will significantly improve the cost of living in the area by reducing transport costs. Royal HaskoningDHV assisted GSEZ drafting the port masterplan, undertaking the feasibility design of...

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ESTIMATOR

Posted on the : 3rd October 2017 OBJECTIVE & REQUIREMENTS Reporting directly to the Commercial Director, the successful candidate will play an essential role in supporting the proposals and estimating function within the commercial team This role requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience of report writing and the ability to work under pressure The role will be based at ABLE’s headquarters in Billingham The position will command a competitive package, based on the candidate’s experience. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES You will liaise effectively with clients and colleagues and support the Commercial Director. You will be required to assist the commercial team in the acquisition of new works including preparation of proposal documentation and estimates as required You must show knowledge of current employment law (and forthcoming changes to law) and the ability to research data associated with legislation Plan and lead proposals and cost estimates for all projects Prepare multi-discipline cost estimates for projects of all sizes Prepare estimates for project indirect costs Develop or assist others to develop project implementation plans including project delivery, methodology, contracting plan and the Project Master Schedules Source or assist others to source specific project cost quotes Maintain cost data bases norms and prices Provide input into the monthly reporting on all key activities and issues Follow up on submitted tenders and assist with client questions Involvement in pre-tender discussions with clients Deputise...

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UK based MPI Offshore to head up foundations installation at Triton Knoll

03/10/2017 Triton Knoll has today confirmed UK-based MPI Offshore Ltd as preferred supplier for the transportation and installation of its offshore wind turbine foundations and offshore substations. Triton Knoll has today confirmed UK-based MPI Offshore Ltd as preferred supplier for the transportation and installation of its offshore wind turbine foundations and offshore substations. The Stokesley (Teesside) based outfit is one of a string of top UK firms being announced as preferred suppliers to the project, and demonstrating Triton Knoll’s commitment to providing UK value across both the supply chain and in terms of low cost energy for consumers. MPI...

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Cammell Laird shipyard welcomes Defence Secretary saying ‘we can build Type 31s on Mersey’

Cammell Laird has welcomed Sir Michael Fallon Secretary of State for Defence on a visit to the yard. The company said during the visit it intends to design and build a world leading Type 31 Frigate that will meet the Royal Navy’s specification and budget and will market the platform globally and capitalise on major export opportunities to Britain’s international allies around the world. Cammell Laird CEO John Syvret CBE said it is ‘ready, willing and able’ to build five new Type 31e frigates for the budgeted £1.25billion for the Royal Navy. Mr Syvret said he discussed the company’s...

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Newcastle University Open £2.5m Marine Engineering Centre at Port

Newcastle University has unveiled its newly-refurbished Emerson Cavitation Tunnel as part of a £2.5m investment in marine engineering at the Port of Blyth. Re-located from the University’s city centre campus, the cavitation tunnel’s new home at the Port is twice the size of its former location and includes a number of other experimental facilities to support world-leading research on propeller design and biofouling. Part of the new Centre of Excellence for Marine Hydrodynamics, Coatings and Materials, this latest development builds on the University’s investment in marine science and engineering in Blyth. These include the Blyth Marine Station, which houses...

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