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FIRST VESSEL TRIALS NEW MULTI-MILLION POUND BERTH AT ABERDEEN HARBOUR’s TORRY QUAY The first phase of a multi-million pound redevelopment project of Aberdeen Harbour’s Torry Quay has been completed. A project milestone, it was marked by the vessel Skandi Foula, which docked at the quay before loading cargo destined for a North Sea installation. The vessel is the first to have used the new facilities, which include 300metres of realigned, deep water berths, a stronger quayside for heavier lifts and a wider channel in the River Dee, designed to facilitate improved vessel navigation. These features are the result of an initial £19million investment by Aberdeen Harbour Board. (Pagina 11)

- t ASK force In deze editie van Offshore News het vervolg van de maandelijks terugkerende rubriek (t)ASKforce Werknemers schuiven elkaar de pen toe om daarmee te reageren op een aantal vragen. Deze keer: Bernie Harms Supervisor of Control Union Testing and Inspection (Pagina 12), Liana Romeijn Administrator of Control Union Testing and Inspection (Pagina 23) en Wim Schouwenaar Den Helder Support Service (Pagina 5)

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Strong start to 2012 for HB Rentals with three new contract wins

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Global offshore accommodation specialist to the oil and gas industry HB Rentals has signed three new agreements in the Middle East since the turn of the year. The combined value of the contracts is over $1million. (Pagina 13)

New dredging and offshore orders give Niron Staal flying start in 2012

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Niron Staal has recently secured orders for advanced equipment in its core markets of dredging and offshore valued to approximately €2,0 million. “With these orders Niron makes a flying start in 2012” says Harco Groen, General Manager of Niron Staal. “These orders further reinforce the companies belief that there will be continued demand for its specialty of machining large objects, (Pagina 15)

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TenneT continues its work on successfully implementing the energy turnaround The transmission system operator TenneT has now awarded the contract for the connection of the Nordergründe offshore wind farm with three-phase alternating current technology. The connection constitutes a part of the projects already planned by TenneT prior to 2011, for which the company has already released a total investment volume of approximately 5.5 billion euros since 2010. Thus TenneT is the largest investor in the energy turnaround and provides a significant contribution to the energy turnaround in Germany by feeding wind energy generated in offshore wind farms into the mainland energy grid and also by expanding the grids on the mainland.

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wind farm consists of 18 wind energy plants, which are to generate a total of 111 megawatt of electricity. Thanks to the proximity to the mainland, the wind farm will be connected with three-phase alternating current technology. The cable route will run 28 kilometres from the wind farm to the landing point and from there another four kilometres on land to the Inhausen transformer station, which is being expanded for the feed-in of wind-generated SylWin1 electricity. ABB is the contractor.

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New dredging and offshore orders give Niron Staal flying start in 2012 Niron Staal has recently secured orders for advanced equipment in its core markets of dredging and offshore valued to approximately €2,0 million.

“With these orders Niron makes a flying start in 2012” says Harco Groen, General Manager of Niron Staal. “These orders further reinforce the companies belief that there will be continued demand for its specialty of machining large objects, its high tensile steel (S690) welding competences and its attractive facility.”

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An undisclosed party active in the offshore industry ordered parts which will be used for an offshore construction. The order has been awarded to Niron Staal because of its competences of S690 (high tensile steel) welding. This particular part specifies 150 mm thick K-welds in specially ordered steel plates with CE > 0,72. Harco Groen: “These orders confirm our expectations. The markets in which we are active, show signs of recovery and it is good to see that our reputation is recognized and that our customers are convinced of the efficiency and reliability of our services.” 

Co-maker VOSTA LMG awarded the largest order which includes construction of cutter heads for DEME in Belgium. These cutters will be installed on DEME’s CSD Ambiorix. The cutter heads shall be delivered in the second and third quarter of this year. 

In addition Niron Staal secured a substantial machining order from Nijhuis Pompen (Pentair). The orders give the company a good workload up to the summer of this year.

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IHC Handling Systems ordered parts for a pile guiding tool for the offshore wind industry. Subsea7 and Bibby Offshoreordered machining work and light steel construction work for their ships ‘Seven Eagle’ and ‘Bibby Sapphire’. 

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Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Expedition has delivered the semisubmersible drilling rig Scarabeo 6 safely in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for her dry-dock period at shipyard Keppel-Verolme. The 27 year old Scarabeo 6, owned by Italian offshore company Saipem, was towed from offshore Abu Qir, Egypt,

towards Rotterdam over a distance of 3,290 miles. The tow was executed by Fairmount Expedition together with tug Normand Neptun at an average speed of 5.7 knots. A bunker stop was made in Algaciras, Spain. For this job Fairmount Expedition was contracted by EDT Offshore Egypt. Fairmount Marine is a marine contractor

for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Fairmount’s fleet of tugs consists of five modern super tugs of 205 tons bollard pull each, especially designed for long distance towing, and a multipurpose support vessel. Fairmount Marine is part of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group.


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performance after the event, i.e. with lagging indicators and audit. Recognizing this critical gap in operational assurance, Petrotechnics’ Proscient closes the loop in the riskiest part of operations. The system intelligently embeds corporate, regional and local policies and processes ensuring they are consistently delivered in frontline practice. This provides senior management with insight and oversight over their global frontline operations. The system captures data as part of routine work processes such as type of work, volume of work, interaction of work and associated human factors. Common metrics can be established across operations to provide a common indicator of the operational risk associated with the work being performed. For the first time the organization has a common means of understanding the relationship between delivering performance and operational risk. This data captured is then turned into meaningful insight providing clarity and confidence to improve decision making. Phil Murray, chief executive officer at Petrotechnics, said; “Our new product is designed to provide senior management with the tools to not only address the way operations are set up across the enterprise, but to ensure and vastly improve upon how the work is executed on a day-to-day basis while providing the means to measure performance. It is the ideal platform for organizations to further embed a culture of

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t ASK force CEO/Owner of Den Helder Support Service 1. Who are you, how old are you and where did your cradle stand? My name is Wim Schouwenaar, 43 years old, born and raised in Den Helder 2. What does your home situation look like? Living together, having 4 great kids, of which the oldest one, Ashley, is working in our heliport office at Den Helder Airport. 3. What is your current position and where is your stand? Owner of Den Helder Support Service (DHSS) and Marine Support Service Ghana Ltd (MSSG. Both companies are working as Ships Agencies and helicopter ground handlers in Holland and Ghana. We have offices in Port of Den Helder at Nieuwediepkade, at Den Helder Airport and in Ghana we are

based in Tema and Takoradi, the oil & gas base for Ghana. In addition to our Customers in the shipping sector, both companies are very active in serving our clients in the Oil & Gas Industry. 4. Which are your daily activities? Managing our operations in Holland, containing all major ports of Holland, where DHSS is serving her clients. Maintaining our client contact relations, to keep our strong relationship, on which we are focussed and proud, as getting a client is one, but keeping the client and keep up with our highly qualified service level is something else. Beside this, I travel to our operation in Ghana frequently, to make sure all operations are running smoothly in West Africa.

Siemens strengthens Energy partnership with Nigeria In the course of their stay in Germany, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, the Federal Minister of Power, Prof. Bart Nnaji, and an attached high-ranking political and industrial delegation, visited the Siemens gas turbine factory in Berlin on April 20, 2012. In this context, an agreement was signed between the company and the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Power in order to strengthen their strategic partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, Siemens will on a case-by-case basis consider to support the financing of power plant projects in Nigeria. At the same time, Siemens announced plans to build up a new service workshop for heavy duty gas turbines in the country and will support Nigeria with a study on the integration of renewables in the country`s energy mix. Furthermore, the Nigerian company Scanpower and Siemens signed a technical partnership agreement for the construction of a 1,600 megawatts (MW) gas turbine power station at Lekki in Lagos state. “A reliable and affordable supply of electricity is the decisive factor in further developing Nigeria´s economy and society”, said Michael Suess, CEO of the Energy Sector and member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG. “The agreements shall be mutually beneficial to the economy of Nigeria via significant advancements in the power sector as well as for the business of Siemens in one of the most important markets in Africa. Lagos, as one of the

I really liked the Agency business, being part of the logistical chain for the Offshore Industry, as every day is different and absolutely not boring.

In deze editie van Offshore News het vervolg van de maandelijks terugkerende rubriek (t)ASKforce Werknemers schuiven elkaar de pen toe om daarmee te reageren op een aantal vragen. Deze keer: Wim Schouwenaar.

5. Which schools did you attend? I started off at Wilhelmina Mavo and after this I went to Johannes College and ended high school and MEAO De Schalm, all in Den Helder. When I started in the business where I am working now, I followed a study as Customs Clerk, at that time a 2 years course, once a week, given in Amsterdam in evening time, after work. Beside this I followed a PSFO course (Port Security Facility Officer), which is a work related course, as of ISPS regulations after 0911. 6. How did you end up in the offshore industry? When I finished high school, I applied for a job with Service International, a Ships Agency, based in Den Helder, with its head office (Oudkerk) in Rotterdam. Straight from the start,

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7. How long have you been working in the offshore industry? Since 1989, so 23 years in the business. 1st May this year it will be the 15th anniversary of our company Den Helder Support Service. 8. Tell us your dreams for the future. Stay healthy and see how my children are making their career in the world we live in. Hope they will have a happy life with their children, so we all are able to have lots of nice holidays together in the second home abroad I wish to have one day.

fastest growing mega cities in the world, is seeking for a significant improvement in its power supply. The decision of Scanpower and its Joint Venture partners to build, together with Siemens as technical partner, a modern and environmentallyfriendly gas turbine power station, is an essential contribution to increase the power generation capacity and the security of power supply under the framework of the privatization of the energy sector in Nigeria”, Suess added. Siemens has already delivered gas turbines for the power stations Afam V and Geregu I, which ranks among the most reliable and available plants in this country. Geregu Phase II is currently under construction and is expected to deliver electricity to the grid before the end of the year 2 / 3 Siemens AG Corporate Communications and Government Affairs Wittelsbacherplatz 2, 80333 Munich Germany

the life I am living with all its aspects. 11. Do you keep track of the news? If so, which item, national or regional, has had the greatest impact on you last month? I read several newspapers and magazines. The world’s economy and Dutch government issues we all can see at the Dutch television these days, do not give that much of a trust to all the people. This sometimes frightens me these days…where do we go in this world? 12. What is your motto in life? TBe honest and do not play games. What you give, is what you get

9. Who would you like to trade places with? Nobody in person, but Bear Grylls for example, is a person who is a survivor, no matter what happens.

13. Who would you like to nominate for the next edition and why? I would like to nominate Mark Visser, a former colleguee, who is currently working for Seaway Heavy Lifting as vessel manager of Oleg Strashnov.

10. How do you spend your leisure time? My leisure time is very limited, since the Oil & Gas Industry is a 24/7 world, but if I am “off the call” I like to spend time with my family, watch sports and enjoy

14. What are your plans for the (near) future? To expand our companies and still give the same service level as we do at the moment with a dedicated professional team of employees.


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GL Noble Denton to poll oil and gas professionals on industry issues at Offshore Technology Conference 2012 • Global technical advisor to poll the opinion of hundreds of industry professionals on essential issues affecting the Americas market at Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, 30 April-3 May 2012 • Have your say by visiting the GL Noble Denton stand (2241-K). Participants have the chance to win a new iPad after the show the Labtech Services cement house on its way to a shipyard in China.

LABTECH SERVICES completes successful load out of its latest cement house module Labtech Services, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of living quarters, office and technical modular buildings, has dispatched its latest large integrated modular building project to the Far East. The company, which is based in Aberdeen, has successfully loaded out its latest cement house on time from Aberdeen Harbour to Qidong Shipyard in China. The deck-mounted structure will be installed on a FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) vessel that will ultimately be deployed in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. It is the fourth unit to be completed and will deck mounted on new vessels for the same client.

The cement house module which weighs in excess of 100 tonnes - provides a packaging solution for offshore cementing equipment and comprises an engine, pump and mixing units. It also features an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system and fire and gas protection system, with customised control panels. The cement house was constructed in three sub-modules, given the constraints imposed by site lifting capacity. The units and HVAC systems were installed at Labtech Services, making the units mechanically complete. The entire cement house was trial fitted together with all major items installed and organised to enable easy separation and re-joining of

the modules at the shipyard. David Soper, managing director of Labtech Services said: “This is a significant project for Labtech in terms of scale and scope and we are pleased to be able to announce another successful and timely completion. It is testament to our capabilities and our international reach and further reinforces our credentials as a leading global provider of modular systems for the energy industry.” The project also illustrates the steady and continuous growth of Labtech following its recent acquisition by Specialist Services Group in November 2011. Mr Soper said the company anticipates further success over the coming year.

Houston, Texas: GL Noble Denton, the global independent technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, will poll hundreds of industry professionals on issues affecting the Americas market during the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), 30 April-3 May 2012. The company will be conducting three Industry Snapshot Polls during the conference, one for each full day of the event. Conference attendees are invited to GL Noble Denton’s stand (2241-K) to take part in the poll, which will ask them to vote on three key issues:

Pekka Paasivaara, member of the GL Executive Board, said: “After a period of volatility, this year’s Offshore Technology Conference will demonstrate how quickly the American oil and gas industry is returning to growth and stability. But there are still a number of issues that are being debated by professionals across the industry that are key to the future success of the sector; particularly when it comes to innovation, risk and the growth of the unconventional gas market.

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Tideway purchases Amarcon’s OCTOPUSOnboard for Rollingstone The Dutch offshore contractor Tideway, specialized in offshore dredging, landfall construction and pipeline stabilization, has purchased Amarcon’s OCTOPUS-Onboard for her rock dumping vessel Rollingstone. For a period of nine months Tideway leased OCTOPUS-Onboard for the purpose of response

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monitoring & prediction and heavy weather decision support onboard the Rollingstone. In this period Tideway tested and evaluated the software to its fullest, leading to purchase of the whole system in January of 2012. With OCTOPUS-Onboard installed on the vessel, the master of the vessels has a clear

“In conducting these polls, GL Noble Denton is able to capture our clients’ expectations for the future progress of the sector. We’re looking forward to welcoming conference attendees to our stand to have their say.” To participate in the poll, visit GL Noble Denton at stand number 2241-K. Participants will be entered into a prize draw to win a new iPad after the show. The results of the polls will be available after the conference at: www.gi-nobledenton.com

indication of operational windows for rock dumping operations and under which heading the fall-pipe can be let down into the sea. Amarcon’s Jaap Jan Stoker is content with the ongoing collaboration between Tideway and Amarcon: “It means a great deal to us that Tideway decided to purchase our OCTOPUSOnboard system after the lease period. It is good to see that our product helps Tideway to execute offshore rocking dumping projects in an efficient, safe and money saving manner.”


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Found Ocean opens expanded Offshore Service Base in Scotland as it doubles its number of employees and revenue Global leader in subsea and offshore grouting, FoundOcean announces today that its expanded Offshore Service Base in Livingston, Scotland will see it doubling the number of employees the company has based there, including offshore personnel.

A specialist provider of support services for the energy construction sector, FoundOcean has seen growth in demand from the development of European offshore wind farms, along with ongoing work in the global oil and gas sector. The company’s growth is forecast to continue in the foreseeable future. The announcements were made at the official opening ceremony of the upgraded Livingston facility

by FoundOcean CEO, Jim Bell, who stated: “We are proud to be part of Scotland’s energy supply chain and our expansion in Livingston represents our continued commitment to investing in people, products, research, and development. The newly expanded facilities will help cement our position in Scotland as the world’s leading offshore grouting specialists.” Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, also spoke at the event: “Scotland is a world leader in developing and investing in energy production. FoundOcean’s contribution to our energy supply chain

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is welcome and reinforces Scotland’s position as a global hub of innovation, investment and expertise in both the offshore renewables and oil and gas sectors.” FoundOcean was born out of the Wimpey Laboratories site at Livingston in 1966, and has kept a base there to this day. The newly expanded Offshore Service Base has significantly improved the company’s ability to manage multiple offshore projects simultaneously and has benefited from being able to recruit staff from the Scottish Central Belt’s wealth of talented engineers, mechanics, welders, offshore personnel and other skilled craftsmen.

Boskalis verwerft offshore project ter waarde van €200 miljoen ten behoeve van Ichthys, Australië

Quickflange – de verbinding tussen On- & Offshore Op de Offshorebeurs in Gorinchem in maart 2012 kwamen we een bijzonder nieuw product tegen: Quickflange. Het product werd gepresenteerd door Valve Team Europe. Directeur Tom Dubbelman vertelt: “Quickflange is een aantal jaren geleden ontwikkeld door Statoil uit Noorwegen voor eigen gebruik. In 2003 is Quickflange internationaal vermarkt door een team van offshore specialisten in Aberdeen. Sinds september 2011 zijn wij agent voor Quickflange in de Nederland en Duitsland. Met de verkoop van Quickflange willen wij graag een brug slaan tussen de on- en offshore markt.” Combinatie Waarom hebben jullie gekozen voor Quickflange? “Valve Team Europe verzorgt afsluiterprojecten

en is specialist in regelkleppen,” vervolgt Tom Dubbelman, “Door deze werkzaamheden en kennis te combineren met de Quickflange toepassing kunnen wij onze klanten een totaaloplossing bieden waardoor ze tijd en geld besparen.”

minuten. Ook kan de NDOcontrole vervallen omdat de flensverbinding gegarandeerd gasdicht is. In tegenstelling tot de conventionele lasmethode levert dit een tijdsbesparing van circa tachtig procent op.

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Om Quickflange toe te kunnen passen op locatie werkt Valve Team Europe met tot op heden twee gecertificeerde partners. Deze certificering is nodig om de kwaliteit te waarborgen.

Deze methode is goed in te zetten als TIE-IN binnen de tancterminal en petrochemische markt. Doordat er niet gelast wordt is deze vonkvrije verbindingsmethode honderd procent veilig en uitermate geschikt voor toepassing binnen ATEX-zones.

Snel Tijdsdruk speelt vaak een rol bij het vervangen van een flensverbinding of wanneer er een afsluiter geplaatst moet worden. Ook wanneer er bijvoorbeeld verladingsproblemen zijn kan de Quickflange methode een uitkomst bieden om snel een reparatie uit te voeren. De flensverbinding is permanent en binnen kort tijd op de volledige werkdruk te belasten. Een voorbeeld: bij Exxon Mobile is een 6”-flens geplaatst in 50

Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) heeft van Saipem een letter of award verkregen voor het Ichthys offshore project dat deel uitmaakt van de Ichthys gasexportpijpleiding vlakbij Darwin, Noord-Australië. De projectwaarde bedraagt voor Boskalis circa EUR 200 miljoen. Het Ichthys-project wordt ontwikkeld door INPEX en Boskalis zal de werkzaamheden namens Saipem (Portugal) Comércio Marítimo uitvoeren. Het Ichthys-project heeft betrekking op de aanleg van een nieuwe 880 kilometer lange diepzee gaspijpleiding met een doorsnee van 42 inch voor het exporteren van aardgas vanuit het Ichthys gasveld gelegen in de Browse Basin naar Darwin op het vasteland. De pijpleiding zal door de haven van Darwin lopen, waardoor bagger- en steenstortwerkzaamheden noodzakelijk zijn in het nabijgelegen kustgebied. Daarnaast dient een landfall te worden aangelegd als constructie voor het aan land brengen van de pijpleiding. Op basis van het contract zal Boskalis verantwoordelijk zijn voor het uitgraven van een 18 kilometer lange geul waarin de gaspijpleiding wordt gelegd, een zogenoemde ‘pipe pull’ over een lengte van circa

3.000 meter, en de plaatsing van een uit stenen bestaande beschermingslaag nadat de pijpleiding is aangelegd. Een kofferdam en lierplatform zullen aan de kustlijn worden gebouwd om de pijpleiding in een landfall aan land te kunnen trekken. De werkzaamheden zullen medio 2013 van start gaan en naar verwachting halverwege 2015 worden afgerond. Voor het uitgraven van de geul en de bouw van de landfall zal Boskalis twee grote ‘backhoe’ baggerschepen inzetten. De stenen ten behoeve van de beschermingslaag worden uit een lokale steengroeve betrokken en zullen met behulp van zijsteenstorters worden geplaatst. Tijdens het project zullen zowel de diensten van SMIT Subsea als uiteenlopend ondersteunend materieel worden ingezet. De strategie van Boskalis is erop gericht om te profiteren van de belangrijkste macroeconomische factoren die de wereldwijde vraag opdrijven op onze markten: de groei van de wereldhandel, stijgende energieconsumptie, de groeiende wereldbevolking en de uitdagingen die gepaard gaan met klimaatverandering. Dit project hangt nauw samen met de stijgende energieconsumptie.

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Referenties Dusver zijn er circa 2500 verbindingen wereldwijd gemaakt. Onder andere Statoil, BP, Exxon, Cocono Philips en AJS NAM werken met de Quickflange methode.

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Kennismaking Voor de Nederlandse markt verzorgen wij de zogenaamde “Taster-Kits”. De klant kan kennismaken met de voordelen van de Quickflange methode tegen een gereduceerd tarief. Voor meer informatie kunt u terecht op: www.valveteameurope.com www.quickflange.nl

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30 June 2012

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Aberdeen harbour chief executive underlines the importance of future investment

FIRST VESSEL TRIALS NEW MULTI-MILLION POUND BERTH AT ABERDEEN HARBOUR’s TORRY QUAY The first phase of a multi-million pound redevelopment project of Aberdeen Harbour’s Torry Quay has been completed. A project milestone, it was marked by the vessel Skandi Foula, which docked at the quay before loading cargo destined for a North Sea installation.

With upwards of £15.5million invested in projects throughout 2011, including the first phase of the Torry Quay redevelopment and the creation of stronger and deeper quays at Commercial Quay East, the port was able to handle larger vessels and more diverse cargoes, including six shipments of wind turbine parts destined for the Hill of Towie onshore wind farm project in Aberdeenshire. Aberdeen Harbour Board has planned a further £20million for continued development throughout 2012.

The vessel is the first to have used the new facilities, which include 300metres of realigned, deep water berths, a stronger quayside for heavier lifts and a wider channel in the River Dee, designed to facilitate improved vessel navigation. These features are the result of an initial £19million investment by Aberdeen Harbour Board.

This will include work on Torry Quay Phase Two, which will comprise the infilling of the River Dee Dock and the construction of a 100metres of additional, deepwater berthing creating an extra 20,000 square metres of operational space. Other projects include, widening and deepening the navigation channel in order to accommodate the latest generation of vessels servicing the oil and gas and renewables industries, as well as helping to combat the impact of the occasional South easterly swell. Road access to Waterloo Quay will also be improved and the existing transit shed will undergo refurbishment to become a receipts and dispatches facility.

Ken Reilly, engineering director of Aberdeen Harbour, said: “There is a growing trend for increasingly large, deep drafted vessels. The completion of this first phase, an important stage in one of the harbour’s largest civil engineering undertakings in recent years, is a cornerstone of our ongoing development. With the wharf now fully operational, it will help to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of existing and new users. “The port plays a vital role in terms of infrastructure, both regionally and nationally. Continued investment is key to ensuring that we are in the best possible position to sustain the provision of the modern facilities that our customers both expect and deserve. This will enable us to bring further opportunities to the North-east, now and in the future.”

Aberdeen Harbour continued to strengthen its position as a key economic driver throughout 2011, with record growth in traffic. In line with previous years, overall vessel tonnage increased by seven per cent, from 24.2 million gross tonnes in 2010, to 25.9 million gross tonnes in 2011. This amounted to an increase in annual turnover of six per cent, rising from £22.64million in 2010 to £24.1million in 2011 and a retained profit of £2.11million in 2011, compared to £1.13million in 2010.

Development work on Phase Two has now commenced, with an estimated £15million to be spent on this part of the project. Expected to take around 12 months to complete, the work comprises the construction of a 100m long, deep-drafted quay, consisting steel piles and reinforced concrete.

The River Dee Dock will then be filled with rock and other excavated material, before being surfaced with concrete. This will create an additional 20,000 square metres of operational space.

The Board will also continue to work with Aberdeen City Council on the Aberdeen Harbour Development Framework, which considers the physical and visual connections between the Harbour and the City. Colin Parker, chief executive of Aberdeen Harbour said: “Aberdeen Harbour is a major economic driver here in Aberdeen

and the North east of Scotland. It is vital that we engage with our customers and stakeholders so that we can continue to provide the excellent facilities and maintain, and build on the levels of activity we are currently witnessing. “As a Trust Port, all profits are reinvested back into projects that will allow us to achieve this. The programme of activity planned for 2012 is ambitious but will mean that we are well equipped to meet the needs of our customers and play our part in attracting new business to Aberdeen.” The Board actively engaged with the local community throughout 2011, supporting many organisations including; Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Women in Property, Cornerstone and the Foyer. In recognition of its overall success, the Board was also presented with the lifetime achievement award at the 2011 Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Northern Star Business Awards. “Positioned at the heart of the city, we are committed to the communities that live around the port and the wider North east, continued Mr Parker. “We were truly humbled to receive a prestigious award at the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce Northern Star Business Awards. It underlines the commitment of our staff and customers in ensuring that Aberdeen Harbour continues to be a success, today, tomorrow and for generations to come.”


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t ASK force Spectaculaire opening In deze editie van Offshore News het vervolg van de maandelijks terugkerende rubriek (t)ASKforce Werknemers schuiven elkaar de pen toe om daarmee te reageren op een aantal vragen. Deze keer: Bernie Harms Supervisor of Control Union Testing and Inspection

IJmuiden – Met veel spektakel, waaronder vuurwerk, een laaghangende helikopter en een heuse operazangeres, is op vrijdag 4 mei de Felison Cruise Terminal officieel geopend. Het korte optreden van sopraan Martina Prins was een knipoog naar de MSC Opera, het imposante schip dat als eerste aanlegde in de IJmondhaven om gebruik te kunnen maken van de nieuwe terminal van KVSA.

1. Who are you, how old are you and where did your cradle stand? I am Bernie Harms and my age is 35 years. I’m born in Den Helder, raised in Julianadorp and currently living in Den Helder. 2. What does your home situation look like? I have two boys of 4½ & 6½ years, which behave as roughnecks from time to time;-), and a lovely wife. 3. What is your current position and where is your stand? I am currently Inspection Supervisor with Control Union Testing and Inspection. My stand is both Offshore as in the Den Helder office. 4. Which are your daily activities? Conducting/Supervising surveys primarily on drilling rigs in regards to lifting equipment inspections, Non-destructive testing, safety & technical inspections and giving technical advice/recommendations to the customer. Set up of procedures/ work instructions and supporting the technical department with the knowledge I gained over the years.

Felison Cruise Termina IJmondhaven

9. Who would you like to trade places with? No one, as I like the way my life is (the grass is always greener on the other side). 10. How do you spend your leisure time? Spending time with the family. Watch a good blockbuster movie in the cinema with friends and afterwards having a few pints.

6. How did you end up in the offshore industry? As a young kid I was always interested in the offshore industry and at school I was introduced to this sector. From there it kicked off.

11. Do you keep track of the news? If so, which item, national or regional, has had the greatest impact on you last month? Same as my colleague Koen mentioned in the previous t(ask) force: the horrible bus accident in Switzerland, which killed almost 30 children.

7. How long have you been working in the offshore industry? For twelve years.

12. What is your motto in life? There are no problems… …only challenges!

8. Tell us your dreams for the future. I don’t really have a dream. I already have everything I can desire. But for the future I would like to cherish the good life I have in good health to me, my family and everyone around me.

13. Who would you like to nominate for the next edition and why? I would like to nominate Mrs. Liana Romeijn for the next edition; as she is with Control Union for a very long time and she always knows how to place a smile on someone’s face. She is one of driving spirit for life in our company.

De druk bezochte feestelijke plechtigheid werd vooraf gegaan door toespraken van algemeen directeur Frans Baud van KVSA, burgemeester Franc Weerwind van Velsen en Pierfrancesco Vago, de CEO van MSC Cruises die hiervoor speciaal uit Italië was overgekomen. Samen met de minister van toerisme van Aruba, Otmar Enrique Oduber, verrichtten zij vervolgens de openingshandeling: het wegtrekken van een doek waarmee de naam Felison Cruise Terminal zichtbaar werd.

in IJmuiden zal doormaken. De IJmondhaven ligt voor de sluizen en zorgt daarmee voor een enorme tijdswinst voor passagiers die bijvoorbeeld een uitstapje naar Amsterdam willen maken. Of voor reizigers die van Schiphol komen of daar juist naar toe gaan. Met de komst van de nieuwe Felison Cruise Terminal kunnen deze passagiers prima worden bediend. Foto’s door Ko van Leeuwen

De cruiseterminal aan de IJmondhaven is in een recordtempo van vier maanden gebouwd. Frans Baud benadrukte dat dit zonder de medewerking van de gemeente Velsen, die de vergunningsaanvraag zo snel mogelijk afhandelde, niet zou zijn gelukt. De nieuwe terminal, naast de terminal aan de cruisekade de tweede van KVSA in IJmuiden, betekent een flinke uitbreiding van de capaciteit voor de cruisevaart in het Noordzeekanaalgebied. Bovendien zijn de twee kades van de IJmondhaven met bijna vierhonderd meter zo’n 150 meter langer dan de cruisekade. Daarom zijn zij bij uitstek geschikt voor de MSC Opera en MSC Lirica, de twee zusterschepen die beide IJmuiden tot inschepingshaven hebben verkozen. Daarmee zorgt MSC Cruises voor de meeste van de veertig afvaarten die KVSA dit seizoen heeft geboekt. Frans Baud verwacht dat dit nog maar het begin is van een enorme groei, die de cruisevaart

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Havens Moerdijk en Rotterdam gaan actief samenwerken Het Havenschap Moerdijk en het Havenbedrijf Rotterdam zetten de bestaande incidentele samenwerking om in een structurele samenwerking op commercieel en operationeel gebied. Doel is de (inter)nationale concurrentiepositie van de twee havens te versterken. De directies van de twee organisaties ondertekenen daartoe vandaag, 1 mei, een overeenkomst. Hans Smits, presidentdirecteur van het Havenbedrijf Rotterdam: “Samenwerking met Moerdijk past goed in onze strategie om met name

de industriecomplexen van beide havens beter aan elkaar te koppelen en efficiënter met ruimte om te gaan.” Ferdinand van den Oever, directeur van

het Havenschap Moerdijk: ”De samenwerking met Rotterdam biedt voor Moerdijk vooral kansen op het gebied van de verbindingen met het achterland en het versterken van deze satellietfunctie in de Vlaams-Nederlandse Delta.” De samenwerking tussen de twee havens richt zich onder andere op het delen van kennis over marktontwikkelingen, milieu en duurzaamheid, veiligheid en management

van het scheepvaartverkeer. Daartoe kunnen ook medewerkers tussen beide organisaties uitgewisseld worden. Ook zal Rotterdam, Moerdijk informatie leveren (ondermeer op het gebied van trendontwikkeling en groeiverwachtingen) voor bij het maken van een lange termijn visie van Moerdijk, de zogenoemde havenstrategie 2030.


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Well intervention specialist set to gather in Norway for annual Icota seminar Leading oil and gas industry body, the Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) European Chapter is set to host industry experts at a one-day seminar of technical presentations in Stavanger later this month.

Among the 12 presentations, Expro will discuss its AX-S system, a unique remotelyoperated intervention system. The technology is transforming the way in which oil and gas companies can access and intervene on their subsea well assets at any depth down to 10,000-ft. In addition, last year’s Innovation Award winner, Matthew Billingham of

Schlumberger, will discuss the company’s slickline conveyed perforating, pipe recovery and plug setting services. The company will also describe how the use of an enhanced telemetry technology platform increases the chance of success during an intervention, while Petroleum Technology Company AS (PTC) will

showcase its wellhead VR lubricator and toolkit. Other highlights include Statoil, which will present its Kvitebjorn case study, detailing lessons learned following the completion of its first successful HP/HT coiled tubing milling job in the Norwegian continental shelf. Weatherford will discuss the retrieval and reinstallation of a large diameter single trip straddle system. The latest in a series of events held by ICoTA to date, the 7th Well Intervention Seminar will be held at the Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel in Stavanger on May 31. A networking reception will follow the technical programme, with a formal dinner in the evening. ICoTA Europe chairman, Callum Munro, said: “This year’s seminar consists of an exciting programme of technical presentations. “The event is a vital platform in bringing together international specialists from around world with experience in similar operating environments to discover, debate and discuss the most innovative solutions to continue driving forward the successful development of the oil and gas industry.

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“We are expecting a healthy turnout of members and non members at the event and I would encourage anyone with an interest in the subjects being discussed or an involvement in the sector to attend.” ICoTA Europe will also host its latest lunch and learn session this month, to be held on May 15 at the Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen, will see Cameron and Oilenco present on the topic of subsea well applications. For more information, please visit http:// www.icota-europe.com/ events2.cfm?news_ID=132.

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Offshore solutions succeeds in Quatar as oas achieves 40,000 offshore personnel transfers Offshore Solutions BV (OSBV), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland NV, has achieved more than 40,000 safe personnel transfers from a vessel to offshore platforms on its heave compensated Offshore Access System (OAS)*, currently working in The Gulf. The company has also recently secured two new contracts with major operators in Qatar for the safe transfer of personnel to and from offshore platforms, bringing the total of OAS units in the Middle East to three. This underlines the benefits of the OAS in maintaining operational efficiency, particularly in the adverse weather conditions Qatar experiences over the winter months, during which time the ability to transfer personnel to an offshore installation by helicopter or boat landing is severely restricted. It is the only heave-compensated gangway on the market that can remain permanently connected to an offshore installation in sea states of up to 3metres significant wave height. With six years global experience, the company’s OAS has made in excess of 7,700 operational connections and transferred more than 123,000 personnel.

Lindsay Young, managing director of OSBV, said: “We continue to build on our impressive track record offshore Qatar, with three units now in the country. These latest successes for the OAS highlight the effectiveness of the system in The Gulf and its ability to ensure continued operations in challenging conditions. “The operational and safety benefits of the OAS are widely recognised. It can dramatically improve efficiency and optimise the workforce, which will ultimately lead to considerable cost reductions.” Offshore Solutions has been operating in Qatar since 2010, and as a result of growing demand for the OAS in The Gulf, the company has underlined its commitment to the region by registering a branch office in Qatar. “We have been continually developing our business in Qatar since our first contract with Shell”, continues Mr Young. “The three units, and potential of more before the end of this year, have secured our position in the Middle East and our base in Qatar will allow us to capitalise on these opportunities and grow the business further.”

Offshore solutions wins major industry accolade

Strong start to 2012 for HB Rentals with three new contract wins Global offshore accommodation specialist to the oil and gas industry HB Rentals has signed three new agreements in the Middle East since the turn of the year. The combined value of the contracts is over $1million. Leading provider of liftboats, Hercules Offshore, has awarded HB Rentals a six to 12-month contract for its Amber Jack selfpropelled jack-up barge. The deal will see the company provide four, eight-man accommodation modules including service provision from installation to power generation and sewerage system. The second new contract award is from Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) and comprises a six-month rental agreement for

four accommodation modules including modular stairways and walkways. HB Rentals was also awarded a contract from global engineering and construction business, MacDermott International. The scope of the contract includes accommodation modules, toilets, offices for use as an emergency overnight shelter for the carousel deck of a barge currently moored in Dubai and will be working in KSA. Michael Bradley, Director of Sales and Business Development at HB

Rentals said: “The new contract wins are testament to our growing success across the GCC and the Middle East since establishing our presence here just over a year ago. We are delighted to have won such significant contracts that were put out to competitive tender. “Our focus moving forward will be continuing to deliver outstanding quality of product as well as service to our customers, ensuring that we remain the accommodation specialists of choice in the region. We are confident that the year ahead will hold a continued stream of business opportunities and we look forward to announcing further deals in the months to come.”

Offshore Solutions BV (OSBV), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland NV, is to receive a prestigious Hart’s Special Meritorious Awards for Engineering at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston The fiercely contested award will be presented to Offshore Solutions as winner of the facilities category for its Offshore Access System (OAS). The OAS is a 21-metre, hydraulically operated, telescopic gangway, fitted with an active heave compensation system, enabling the safe transfer of personnel from a vessel to an offshore installation. It is the only heave compensated gangway system that can maintain a permanent connection and has an outstanding safety record, having transferred in excess of 120,000 personnel without any recordable incidents since 2006. When engaged, a motion reference unit in its active hydraulic system maintains the walkway tip at a constant height relative to the horizon. This allows the walkway to be connected safely in sea states up to 3m significant wave height. The OAS can radically change how work can be done on offshore installations. An OAS

and vessel combination can fulfil a wide range of requirements; in addition to providing extra accommodation and the transfer of personnel to the installation, the OAS vessel can also be deployed to conduct other duties such as standby vessel and ROV or diving work. This flexibility enables the system to reduce operating costs. Lindsay Young, managing director at Offshore Solutions, said: “Winning this award is a significant achievement for us and is testament to the expert team at Offshore Solutions, who work diligently to deliver safety, efficiency and high productivity to clients through continuous development of the OAS. “We are honoured that the capabilities of the system have been recognised and are confident that it will continue to lead the way in marine personnel transfer. “The OAS continues to be one of the safest and most efficient methods for accessing offshore installations 24 hours a day.” Now in its 43rd year, the awards celebrate engineering innovation assessing each entry for its concept, suitability as a practical solution to a real oilfield problem and potential for improving efficiency or safety and profitability.


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USG Energy zoekt ervaren operators voor een functie on- en offshore. Je bewaakt en bestuurt het gas productie proces in een complexe nieuwe plant. Je lost zelf of met hulp van collega’s storingen op aan de installatie, tevens ben je verantwoordelijk voor de veiligheid en permits op de productie locatie. je begeleidt contractors en ga je af en toe met je team Offshore naar een onbemande productie locatie

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Samen met collega’s zorg je ervoor dat het productieproces optimaal en veilig verloopt. Je voert operationele activiteiten uit op een productieplatform, je inspecteert productieapparatuur en lost storingen op. Je stelt werkvergunningen op en organiseert toolbox meetings. Je waakt over de veiligheid van het proces en je collega’s aan boord. In deze functie heb je een vast offshore schema, je werkt 2 weken en bent daarna 2 weken vrij.

Er komt veel op je af als Operator E&I en zo ben jij juist in je element! Je verricht zowel operator als technician taken op een productieplatform. Naast onderhouds-, storing-, en reparatiewerkzaamheden op E&I gebied, waak je over de veiligheid van het proces en je collega’s aan boord. Je werkt in een vast offshore schema: je werkt 2 weken en bent daarna 2 weken vrij.

Functie eisen • Minimaal MBO-4, bij voorkeur Proces Techniek, Vapro, SWTKA, AOT of vergelijkbaar. • Minimaal 5 jaar ervaring als Procesoperator in de offshore olie & gas industrie • Ervaring in het aansturen en begeleiden van medewerkers aan boord van het platform

Functie eisen • Minimaal MBO-4 richting Elektrotechniek • Aanvullende opleidingen in de meet- en regeltechniek • Ervaring met energieopwekking, meet- en regeltechniek en elektronische installaties • Ervaring met DCS-systemen en PLC’s

Wij bieden Wie aan de slag gaat bij Fabricom Oil & Gas, kan rekenen op een betrouwbare werkgever en een functie met veel afwisseling in een dynamische industrie. Naast een marktconform salaris, uitstekende secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden (goede pensioenregeling, reiskostenvergoeding en ziektekostenregeling) bieden we ruime ontplooiingsmogelijkheden. Om ‘bij te blijven’ volg je cursussen of interne opleidingen, dus volop carrièrekansen! Interesse? Mail je CV en motivatie naar recruitment@fabricom-gdfsuez.nl. Voor vragen over de functie neem je contact op met de Recruitmentafdeling: 0223-670100.

Wij bieden Wie aan de slag gaat bij Fabricom Oil & Gas, kan rekenen op een betrouwbare werkgever en een uitdagende functie in een dynamische industrie. Naast een marktconform salaris, uitstekende secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden bieden we ruime ontplooiingsmogelijkheden. Om ‘bij te blijven’ volg je cursussen of interne opleidingen, dus volop carrièrekansen! Bij Fabricom Oil & Gas kun je werken in verschillende offshore schema’s. Interesse? Mail je CV en motivatie naar recruitment@fabricom-gdfsuez.nl. Voor vragen over de functie neem je contact op met de Recruitmentafdeling: 0223-670100.


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USG Energy is een gespecialiseerde dienstverlener in de olie& gasindustrie op het gebied van personeel in de disciplines, drilling, productie, engineering en medische dienstverlening.

Ervaren (Ass.) Drillers USG Energy zoekt ervaren (Ass.) Drillers zowel onshore als offshore. Heb jij de ambitie om voor een gerenommeerd bedrijf te werken met meerdere duurzame opdrachtgevers in de drilling en voldoe je aan de onderstaande functie eisen, reageer dan om jouw mogelijkheden te bespreken. (Voldoe je niet aan onderstaande functie eisen, heeft reageren op deze vacature geen zin).

Functie-eisen • Minimaal 3 jaar ervaring als assistent driller of driller in de olie- en gasindustrie on- en/of offshore • Ambitie om door te groeien en te onwikkelen in functie Goede fysieke gesteldheid. • Bezit van geldige NOGEPA offshore trainingen is een pré • Goede beheersing van de Engelse taal • Enthousiasme en groot veiligheidsbewustzijn • Communicatief vaardig en teamspeler • Pro-actief en een hands-on mentaliteit Wij bieden uitdagende functies, goede primaire en secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden. Voor meer informatie neem contact op met: Hans Wreesmann 0251-262403 info@usgenergy.com

Accountmanager Offshore News 38 uur per week, regio Zuid-Holland

Werkzaamheden Wij bieden een zelfstandige functie met ruimte voor eigen inbreng. Als accountmanager van Offshore News heb je als belangrijkste taak het vergroten van de omzet en het uitbreiden van relaties. Je maakt verkoop- en bezoekrapportages en geeft media advies bij prospects en bestaande relaties. Je bent continu alert als het gaat om ontwikkelingen in de olie- en gas branche en vertaalt deze naar kansen voor onze onderneming. Met het verkoopteam, bestaande uit een collega accountmanager, een telefonisch verkoper behaal je de afgesproken omzetdoelstellingen. Hierbij is jouw individuele inbreng heel belangrijk. Wij vragen Heb jij passie voor sales en gevoel voor humor? Kunnen collega’s op je rekenen? Geen 9 tot 5 mentaliteit? Dan heb je bij ons een streepje voor. Verder vragen we: • afgeronde MBO opleiding, richting Commerciële Economie • minimaal 2 jaar ervaring in de buitendienst • aantoonbare ervaring in het ontwikkelen van verkoopacties • enthousiasme en gedrevenheid. Wij bieden • een goed basissalaris en een auto van de zaak • een mobiele telefoon • verkooptraining en opleidingsmogelijkheden • informele bedrijfscultuur Contact informatie Ben je geïnteresseerd?. Voor meer informatie over de functie kun je bellen naar 0223 610800 Solliciteer per e-mail: sales@offshore-news.eu

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Fabricom Oil & Gas is de grootste zelfstandige multidisciplinaire dienstverlener in de offshore olie- en gasindustrie. Wij zijn met spoed op zoek naar:

Senior Technicus E&I Offshore Naast onderhouds-, storing-, en reparatiewerkzaamheden op E&I gebied heb je mogelijk ook nevenfuncties in het helicopterlandingteam, manoverboardteam, fire fightingteam of het bedienen van een offshore kraan. Je werkt in een vast offshore schema: je werkt 2 weken en bent daarna 2 weken vrij of je werkt 1 week en bent daarna 1 week vrij. Functie eisen • Minimaal MBO-3, bij voorkeur MBO-4 richting Elektrotechniek en/of Meet- en Regeltechniek. • Minimaal 3 tot 5 jaar werkervaring in een industriële omgeving is een must! • Offshore ervaring is een pre • Aanvullende opleidingen in de meet- en regeltechniek • Ervaring met energieopwekking, meet- en regeltechniek en elektronische installaties • Ervaring met DCS-systemen en PLC’s Wij bieden Wie aan de slag gaat bij Fabricom Oil & Gas, kan rekenen op een betrouwbare werkgever en een uitdagende functie in een dynamische industrie. Naast een marktconform salaris, uitstekende secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden bieden we ruime ontplooiingsmogelijkheden. Om ‘bij te blijven’ volg je cursussen of interne opleidingen, dus volop carrièrekansen! Bij Fabricom Oil & Gas kun je werken in verschillende offshore schema’s. Interesse? Mail je CV en motivatie naar recruitment@fabricom-gdfsuez.nl. Voor vragen over de functie neem je contact op met de Recruitmentafdeling: 0223-670100.

Chief Electrician (Offshore) Company profile Our client is a leading offshore construction company and has been serving leading energy firms and oil companies all over the world. Job Description We are looking for an experienced Chief Electrician. As Electrician you are charged with the supervision, inspection and maintenance activities on electrical/ electronic equipment and systems of the vessel. Tasks • Execute daily activities as watch keeping, operating of machinery and maintenance. • Perform maintenance on electrical systems of machinery and equipment in engine room spaces, DP systems, cranes, deck equipment. Qualifications • Minimum of 7 years working experience as Supervising Electrician in Offshore sector. • In possession of valid relevant certificates and BOSIET certificate. Contact For more enquiries please contact Josien Cool or Mario de Zwart, Division Offshore (+31)10 – 243 67 02. Please register at our website www.tos.nl T.O.S. T.O.S. (Transport & Offshore Services) is an international supplier of energy & maritime personnel with its head office in Rotterdam and a strong foreign network. T.O.S. is active in shipping – offshore – oil & gas – dredging and inland shipping. Our division Select recruits nautical and technical personnel for shore based jobs. Besides recruiting T.O.S. also provides turnkey ship deliveries. Please visit our website www.tos.nl

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Siemens wins first order for SGT-750 industrial gas turbine in North America Siemens Energy has received a first order from North America for the supply of its SGT-750 industrial gas turbine. Purchaser is Energia MK KF, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of textile manufacturer Grupo Kaltex. When commercially operational in October 2013, the 36-megawatt (MW) facility will supply electricity to the textile facilities operated by Grupo Kaltex in Mexico. The Energia MK KF, S.A. de C.V., combined heat and power plant with a total installed capacity of 36 MW will be located in Altamira, in Tamaulipas State, Mexico. One-third of the total electrical capacity will be used for the Kaltex facility on site and two-thirds will be fed into the grid for other Kaltex facilities in Mexico. The plant will meet approximately 40 percent of Kaltex’s power needs in Mexico. The SGT-750 turbine will generate all the process steam needed for producing synthetic fibers. The Siemens scope of supply encompasses supply, installation and commissioning of the SGT-750 gas turbine together with the electrical generator, heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) with supplementary firing system and auxiliary systems “This order from Mexico shows that our SGT-750 gas turbine is now also gaining momentum in the 60-Hertz market,” said Markus Tacke, CEO of the

Industrial Power Business Unit of Siemens Energy. The SGT750 gas turbine stands out thanks to its customer benefits in particular, its high degree of availability and reliability. With a downtime of only 17 days in 17 years, if generator swap is done on site, this gas turbine has the highest uptime in its class. The modular design SGT-750 provides the ideal customized solution for excellent serviceability. The machine attains an electrical efficiency of 38.7 percent, which corresponds to a shaft efficiency of 40 percent. The SGT-750 represents the latest development in the Siemens gas turbine portfolio. The very first order for the supply of a SGT-750 industrial gas turbine came 2011 from WINGAS GmbH, a joint venture of the BASF subsidiary Wintershall and the Russian company Gazprom. The turbine will be deployed in the landfall station of the Nord Stream pipeline in Lubmin, Germany.

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SWIRE OILFIELD SERVICES CONTINUES TO GROW NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS Swire Oilfield Services (Swire), the leading global oilfield service provider, has reinforced its commitment to growth with a significant investment in its North American operations, as part of the company’s global $150 million investment this year. The company entered the Gulf of Mexico in 2007 with the establishment of an operations headquarters in Houma, Louisiana. Since then it has rapidly expanded with nine new facilities across the Gulf coast and North America, including Port Fourchon, Morgan City and Lafayette in Louisiana; Galveston, Three Rivers, Carrizo Springs and Midland/Odessa in Texas; Kenai, Alaska; Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago and a new corporate office in The Woodlands, Texas. In the same period staff numbers have risen from 50 to more than 110 across North America and

Swire intends to further triple its employees in the next three years, underlining its commitment to the region and the industry as a whole. Swire, which has a global fleet of 60,000 units, has now significantly increased its local fleet across North America with more than 5,000 units to support its existing offshore business. In addition to its full range of equipment, Swire will also continue with its investment in sustainability and the environment through its total water management services, which is associated with the hydraulic fracturing market in the non-conventional shale plays across North America. Swire’s North American operations also continue to support the growing demand for improving standards in the Gulf of Mexico. Swire operates the largest rental fleet of DNV 2.7-1 certified containers and baskets in the world. This standard is recognized at a global level as having the highest regard to safety, quality and traceability.

Steve Hardwick, president of North America, said: “The underlying principals of exceptional performance in HSEQ, and delivering the highest levels of customer service continue to be the foundation on which our growth is built. There is currently a high demand for safe, reliable, high quality, and internationally approved offshore cargo carrying units around the world. “Our Gulf of Mexico fleet exceeds any lifting policies, guidelines or recommendations set forth by operators, governing bodies or affiliated organizations. As the largest global provider of these units and associated services, Swire has the resources and commitment to invest in growth and to assist both the onshore and offshore industry in achieving its safety, quality and productivity targets while conserving our environment. We are proud to accommodate the needs of both operators and service providers in the Gulf of Mexico.”

Gastech to debut Gas Asia Summit at Specialist services Singapore International Energy Week 2012 announces growth PLANS for aberdeen acquisition addressing security and supply of gas The organisers of Gastech and the Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore are pleased to announce that the launch of the executive-level Gas Asia Summit Conference & Networking (GAS) will take place on 24-25 October 2012 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore. The event is a regional extension of the long-running Gastech Conference & Exhibition, and will be the first dedicated Asian LNG & natural gas conference within the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) to address the security and supply of gas. The event also looks to develop the region's gas infrastructure and projects. The key themes of the two-day conference at GAS will focus around "The Role of Natural Gas & LNG in the Future South-East Asian Energy Mix". Sessions at the summit include: • Development & Financing of Asian Gas Infrastructure & Projects • Securing Reliable, Long-Term Supplies of Gas & LNG to the

Region • Impact of North American LNG Exports on Local Markets • Potential Developments in LNG as a Transport Fuel • The Role for Gas as part of the Future Energy Mix In addition to key discussions around fuelling the demand for gas in Asia and regulatory issues affecting foreign exports, GAS also aims to facilitate relations between international governments and stakeholders in order to develop Asia's LNG and natural gas industry through infrastructure development, project finance and delivery. The 5th Annual SIEW 2012 is the foremost platform for policymakers, energy practitioners and commentators to discuss energy issues, strategies and solutions. For 2012, the EMA has incorporated GAS as part of the annual SIEW programme line-up, to reflect the increasingly important role that gas plays in Asia's growing energy mix. EMA's Chief Executive Chee Hong Tat says: "The global gas markets are experiencing interesting developments. Holding the GAS event at SIEW

2012 will provide policymakers and industry leaders an excellent platform to discuss the different challenges and opportunities in this sector." Mark Carr, President of dmg :: event's Global Energy Division, adds: "The Gastech team are delighted to bring the Gas Asia Summit to Singapore International Energy Week. Increasing energy demand driven by the rising economic growth in Asia, coupled with technological advances and shifts in the gas supply and demand landscape, is generating enormous opportunities and challenges. GAS will provide a forum for the gas industry to find ways to overcome the challenges and capture the opportunities in this sector." GAS will look to attract around 400 executive-level delegates, namely international developers and financiers of key LNG and natural gas projects, banks and utilities. Supporters and participants for GAS include Singapore LNG Corporation, Cheniere, Wood Mackenzie, Fluor, Total, Worley Parsons, Societe Generale, Galway Group, and more.

Specialist Services, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of living quarters, office and technical modular buildings for the oil and gas industry, is to re-establish a hire fleet at recently acquired Labtech Services to meet growing North Sea and international demand. Offshore modular enclosure firm Labtech, which employs 90 staff across two sites in Aberdeen, was acquired by Specialist Services at the end of last year. Until three years ago, Labtech had operated a highly successful rental fleet in the UK Continental Shelf. Now the company’s new owners are committed to reviving and growing the rental activity once more. Specialist Services’ chief executive officer Ian Rogers said: “When we acquired Labtech, we inherited an already well established name in the North Sea, with a strong reputation but a need for some stability. Our commitment to the company is long term, and the revitalisation of the hire fleet is an indication of our intent.” The rental operation will start with 15 units, predominantly 20ft drilling and engineering cabins and laboratories,

but anticipated demand is expected to see the fleet increase to up to 50 units in the next 12 months with additional jobs at the Aberdeen facilities. The new fleet of cabins, all Zone 1 certified and NORSOK compliant, will serve the growing North Sea market and international requirements. “There is certainly a growing international rental market and we aim to exploit that by fulfilling the needs of our clients around the world,” said Mr Rogers. “We are recognised for the provision of hire fleets in the Middle East and Singapore, and through our acquisition of Labtech we will extend our services into the North Sea. We recognise that there is a definite requirement for high quality accommodation in the UKCS and we intend to serve that market and others from our Aberdeen operations.”


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Ecapro goedgekeurd door CTGB Het College voor de Toelating van Gewasbeschermingsmiddelen en Biociden (Ctgb) heeft dit onlangs besloten. Hiermee wordt het gedoogbeleid voor dit succesvolle systeem omgezet in een definitieve toelating. De Ecapro techniek biedt met name mogelijkheden voor prioritaire instellingen zoals ziekenhuizen, zorginstellingen, zwembaden, hotels etc. die vallen onder toezicht van de VROMinspectie en waar de Legionellaproblematiek groot is. Ook locaties die te kampen hebben met steeds terugkerende en hardnekkige Legionellabesmettingen zullen gebaat zijn bij deze nieuwe alternatieve techniek. Kalsbeek is leverancier van dit systeem als het gaat om toepassingen in drink- en koelwater. De werking van het systeem Ecapro staat voor een Electro Chemical Activated PROces, wat uit slechts water en zout een krachtig maar volkomen veilig desinfectans (Anoxyl) produceert. Anoxyl is pH neutraal, niettoxisch en niet schadelijk is voor mens en dier is. Daarentegen is het 100% effectief tegen schadelijke micro-organismen zoals bacteriën (waaronder Legionella), algen en schimmels. Het Anoxyl wordt verdund door dit toe te voegen aan het langs stromende water. De totale (drink)waterinstallatie wordt gedesinfecteerd en de aanwezige Legionellabacteriën worden

passen, zodat locaties op een praktische en veilige manier hun Legionellaproblematiek kunnen oplossen.”

gedood. Binnen maximaal 6 maanden is de gehele drinkwaterinstallatie Legionellaveilig.

Legionellaproblematiek Legionella blijft een terugkerend probleem en is in sommige gebouwen moeilijk te voorkomen. Jaarlijks lopen er naar schatting zo’n 800 mensen per jaar in Nederland een Legionellabesmetting op. Hiervan overlijden er enkele tientallen. Door het toepassen van de Ecapro techniek kunnen nu ook die locaties aangepakt worden waar blijvende problemen zijn. Het voordeel van de Ecapro is dat de desinfectie door het gehele (drink)watersysteem plaatsvindt. Het is zeer effectief, zelfs bij een lage dosering en milieuvriendelijk.

“Onder het zogenaamde gedifferentieerde toelatingsbeleid hebben we deze techniek inmiddels op meer dan 60 locaties succesvol toegepast. Dit heeft ons veel praktijkervaring en inzicht gegeven,” aldus Ivo Demmers, directeur Bedrijfsontwikkeling van Kalsbeek BV. “Deze toelating is een grote stap in de Legionellabestrijding. Als adviseur en leverancier geeft het ons de mogelijkheid om deze techniek verder toe te gaan

Koelwater Naast toepassing in drinkwater is Anoxyl ook zeer geschikt als vervanger van biociden in koelwater. Doordat er zowel op productie, transport als handeling van milieugevaarlijke stoffen bespaard wordt, valt er milieuwinst te behalen. Daarnaast is het minder gevaarlijk voor het personeel aangezien er, in plaats van milieugevaarlijke stoffen, alleen nog maar zout aangevoerd hoeft te worden.

Boskalis verwerft €110 miljoen aan opdrachten voor windmolenparken en offshorewerkzaamheden Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) heeft een drietal energiegerelateerde contracten verworven voor projecten in Noordwest-Europa met een gezamenlijke contractwaarde van circa EUR 110 miljoen. Boskalis heeft een opdracht verworven van partners DONG Energy en Scottish Power Renewables voor het gedeeltelijk aanleggen van het offshore windmolenpark “West of Duddon Sands” in de Ierse Zee. De werkzaamheden omvatten het voorbereiden van het zeebed en het transporteren en plaatsen van 108 windmolenfunderingen. Dit project wordt geïntegreerd uitgevoerd door Boskalis Offshore en SMIT Marine Projects in samenwerking met partner Volker Construction International. Het project omvat het transport van de funderingen, bestaande uit buispalen (‘monopiles’) en ‘transition pieces’ vanuit het Deense Aalborg naar Belfast in Noord-Ierland door middel

van zeegaande pontons en sleepboten van SMIT. Nadat op elke locatie door een Boskalis valpijpschip een eerste (filterlaag) erosiebescherming op het zeebed is aangebracht zullen de ‘monopiles‘ en ‘transition pieces’ vervolgens vanuit Belfast naar het windmolenpark worden vervoerd, waar ze zullen worden geïnstalleerd. Nadat de installatie heeft plaatsgevonden zal een verdere erosiebescherming rond de palen worden aangebracht door middel van hetzelfde valpijpschip, nu met een grotere stenenfractie. De gecombineerde contractwaarde voor BoskalisSMIT bedraagt circa EUR 70 miljoen. De werkzaamheden zullen in het eerste kwartaal van 2013 aanvangen en medio 2014 zijn voltooid. Tevens zal Boskalis voor het Meerwind offshore windmolenpark van ontwikkelaar WindMW in het Duitse deel van de Noordzee namens de firma Seajacks stenenstortwerkzaamheden uitvoeren. Het project omvat het aanbrengen van een (filterlaag) erosiebescherming op het zeebed met behulp van een valpijpschip voor 80 windmolenfunderingen die door Seajacks geïnstalleerd

zullen worden. Nadat de funderingen bestaande uit 80 buispalen geplaatst zijn, zal de verdere erosiebescherming rond de palen worden aangebracht met stenen met een grotere fractie (tot 500 kilogram per stuk) door middel van hetzelfde valpijpschip. Hierdoor zijn de funderingen optimaal beschermd tegen erosie als gevolg van de golfslag en stroming ter plaatse. De werkzaamheden zullen in augustus 2012 aanvangen en medio 2013 zijn voltooid. Tot slot heeft Boskalis een opdracht verworven via SMIT Subsea voor de inspectie-, reparatie- en onderhoudswerkzaamheden aan circa 20 offshore olieproductieplatformen en gerelateerde infrastructuur van Maersk Oil in het Deense deel van de Noordzee. Voor het uitvoeren van de activiteiten zal gebruik worden gemaakt van twee zogenoemde ‘Diving Support Vessels’ van SMIT en een schip met een Remote Operating Vehicle. Afhankelijk van de waterdiepte bestaat het duikwerk uit zowel saturatie- als luchtduiken. Deze opdracht zal in de loop van 2012 worden uitgevoerd.

Fairmount Sherpa towed rig ODN Tay IV to Brazil Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Sherpa has towed the rig ODN Tay IV from Las Palmas towards al location offshore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For this job Fairmount Marine was contracted by Odebrecht Oil and Gas for the third time in a row. ODN Tay IV is a semi submersible drilling rig for deep water operations owned by Odebrecht Oil & Gas, part of leading Brazilian multinational Odebrecht SA. The rig has undergone an upgrading at a shipyard at Las Palmas, Canary Islands. For her next assignment for Brazilian oil company Petrobras the ODN Tay IV had to be towed to Brazil. Tug Fairmount Sherpa towed the ODN Tay IV over a distance of 3,800 miles from Las Palmas to a location offshore Rio de Janeiro. The towage took just 30 days by an average speed of 5.2 knots. Upon arrival Fairmount Sherpa was requested to stay connected to ODN Tay IV to perform heading control duties during the inward clearance of the rig and preparations prior departure to the field. ODN Tay

IV is a semi submersible drilling rig for deep water operations owned by Odebrecht Oil & Gas, part of leading Brazilian multinational Odebrecht SA. The rig has undergone an upgrading at a shipyard at Las Palmas, Canary Islands. For her next assignment for Brazilian oil company Petrobras the ODN Tay IV had to be towed to Brazil. Tug Fairmount Sherpa towed the ODN Tay IV over a distance of 3,800 miles from Las Palmas to a location offshore Rio de Janeiro. The towage took just 30 days by an average speed of 5.2 knots. Upon arrival Fairmount Sherpa was requested to stay connected to ODN Tay IV to perform heading control duties during the inward clearance of the rig and preparations prior departure to the field.

Gasopslag in Nederland ’s Winters is de vraag naar gas ongeveer drie keer zo groot als zomers. Om aan die piekvraag te kunnen voldoen slaan we gas op in de ondergrond. In lege gasvelden en in lege zotkoepels. Hoe werkt dat precies? En welke plannen zijn er voor

uitbreiding? Hoeveel hebben we in de toekomst nodig? Is daar draagvlak voor? In NOGEPA’s Aardgas Update feiten en meningen over gasopslag van Gasunie, Gasterra, NAM en D’66. www.aardgas-update.nl

Gas-storage in the Netherlands In wintertime we use three times as much gas as in summertime. To meet this peak in demand we store gas in the underground. . In gasfields or in empty salt-domes. How does this work? Do we

need more storage in the future? How about public acceptance for those plans? In NOGEPA’s Aardgas Update facts and visions form Gasunie, Gasterra, NAM and D’66. www.aardgas-update.n


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Total awards subsea contract to Aker Solutions

Oil & gas companies join forces at Ignite! To tackle industry skills shortage

4 May 2012 - Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Angola, to deliver seven new subsea tree systems to the Dalia field located offshore Angola. Contract value is approximately NOK 470 million

Gastech announces the launch of ignite!, an energy recruitment show designed to tackle issues posed by the growing skills shortage in the oil & gas industry.

Solutions' manufacturing centre in Tranby, Norway. Procurement, manufacturing and assembly will take place in Port Klang, Malaysia, and Aberdeen, UK. Equipment deliveries will be made in 2013 and 2014. Aker Solutions is preparing for major growth by investing NOK 500 million (USD 87 million) in its subsea business. This investment is set to double the capacity of its manufacturing plants in Tranby, Norway, and Port Klang, Malaysia.

Scope of work includes seven production subsea trees, seven wellhead systems and seven well jumper systems, and may include some contract options.

The Dalia field is located in block 17 offshore Republica de Angola. The field is approximately 230 kilometres offshore at a water depth of between 1200m to 1400 metres, and covers an area of approximately 230km2.

"Our first subsea tree award was signed for Dalia in 2003 and we have successfully delivered 71 subsea tree systems to this field. We are very pleased to continue this positive relationship with Total E&P Angola and look forward to executing this project," says Alan Brunnen, executive vice president of Aker Solutions' subsea business area.

Aker Solutions has established a state-of-the-art service base facility in Luanda with 130 employees. Aker Solutions' contract party is Aker Subsea AS. The contract was signed and booked as order intake in the first quarter of 2012.

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Buoyancy across the global energy sector has resulted in an increasing lack of the most important commodity of all – people. This presents a number of challenges for companies seeking to deliver projects around the world, placing significant pressure on their ability to grow and provide services. Sponsored by oil major, Saudi Aramco, ignite! provides a vital platform for companies to attract talent from around the globe, presenting opportunities for more than 3000 industry professionals to learn about the latest projects from leading companies and their associated recruitment requirements. Leading membership body for energy professionals, the Energy Institute (EI), has also confirmed its support of the event. Sarah Beacock, international and

professional affairs director for the organisation, said: “ignite! is key in introducing new talent to the range of careers and opportunities available in the gas industry at first hand. “We have been very pleased to help the professionals of the future enhance their employability through a range of professional development activities and are keen to ensure the supply of the next generation of professionals to the industry. “We do this by supporting individuals in their early career development, also awarding professional recognition to those further down the line. ignite! presents an excellent opportunity for Gastech and the EI to draw on our respective strengths in offering an exciting package of activities for the professionals of the future.” The event, which takes place from October 9-10, in conjunction with Gastech, is also supported by EU Skills, OPITO, Telegraph Media Group and OilCareers.com, and provides exhibitors with a unique opportunity to meet highly skilled workers with varying degrees of experience, eager to take on new roles across the UK and internationally.

For employers, ignite! removes the lengthy process of trying to find new talent, putting them face-to-face with suitably qualified individuals. Training workshops and conference sessions will run in parallel with exhibitor presentations, discussing a variety of topics, from the importance of workforce development programmes, to issues concerning talent acquisition, staff retention and skills planning strategies. Gastech will be held in London from the October 8-11, 2012, welcoming around 10,000 industry professionals from across the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. Now celebrating its 40th birthday, Gastech aims to encourage growth, innovation and industryrelevant discussion through the natural gas community and bring together the world’s key producers, consumers, distributors, engineering firms, shippers, innovators and service providers.

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Seven key reasons why exhibiting at Gastech will benefit your business: • Conference delegates stated they expected to spend 20% of their annual purchasing budget with Gastech exhibitors

• Three-quarters of the Gastech exhibition visitors were likely to do business with contacts they met at the show

• In 2011, Gastech exhibition visitors had an average spend of more than $2,500,000

• 68% of Gastech exhibition visitors did not attend any other gas event in the last three years

• 88% of visitors had responsibility to authorise a purchase • 79% of visitors came to meet new potential suppliers • 32% of attendees found a new business supplier as a direct result of attending

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TWMA to Manufacture American-Made Equipment, Launches U.S. Expansion UK-headquartered leader in integrated drilling waste expands its reach to better serve growing U.S. Market Aberdeen headquarteredTWMA, a leader in integrated drilling waste management and environmental solutions, has launched its U.S. expansion with the opening of the company’s newest manufacturing base in Houston. The new facility will allow TWMA to manufacture American-made equipment and meet growing demand for its services in the United States and around the world. “This new office has the potential to change the dynamics of the entire company,” said Ian Nicolson, TWMA’s vice president of the Americas. “We’re bringing a whole new range of services and technologies to the U.S. oil and gas industry. We can save operators $30 to $40 thousand

dollars per well by handling and treating their drilling wastes with our specialised waste management solutions.” Demand for TWMA’s waste management solutions is booming. The company has already won several U.S. contracts with oil and gas operators, which has helped fuel the expansion. Operating both offshore and onshore, TWMA handles and treats drill cuttings and associated oil industry wastes. Using state-of-the-art technology, drilling wastes are recovered, recycled and reused, recovering significant operator costs whilst minimising environmental impact. While initial plans focus primarily on expanding in the U.S. market, having a Houston-based facility will allow TWMA to extend its reach into Canada and South America, Nicolson said.

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In deze editie van Offshore News het vervolg van de maandelijks terugkerende rubriek (t)ASKforce Werknemers schuiven elkaar de pen toe om daarmee te reageren op een aantal vragen. Deze keer: Liana Romeijn Administrator of Control Union Testing and Inspection

Through the Houston office, TWMA will increase the production capability for its entire range of waste management solutions to service the U.S. and international markets. This will include the TCC RotoTruck and TCC RotoMill, which are currently utilised globally to thermally process drilling wastes onshore and offshore, and supporting equipment including vacuum systems, dryers and TWMA’s cuttings collection and distribution system (CCDS). TWMA has been operational in the United States since 2008, but the new Houston facility will be the company’s first regional manufacturing site. Currently, 20 employees have been hired to work at the new facility. TWMA expects to triple this number by July and plans to have 200 to 300 employees hired in the next 24 months.

personnel administration, booking of flights, etc. etc. 6. How did you end up in the offshore industry? My father introduced me into the offshore industry. 7. How long have you been working in the offshore industry? Approx. 20 years

9. Who would you like to trade places with? Nobody 10. How do you spend your leisure time? Spending time with family and friends. 11. Do you keep track of the news? If so, which item, national or regional, has had the greatest impact on you last month? the shooting where a jeweler was killed

2. What does your home situation look like? Single (happy…)

3. What is your current position and where is your stand? I am Administrator with Control Union Testing and Inspection. My stand is IJmuiden as well as the Den Helder office. 4. Which are your daily activities? Allround activities; invoicing, telephone,

Tata Steel has been awarded an eight-figure US dollar contract to supply pipe for Enterprise Products Partners L.P.’s new crude oil export pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico’s Keathley Canyon area. The contract will see Tata Steel deliver more than 48,000 metric tonnes of steel pipe from its 42inch mill in Hartlepool, England for the Lucius Development Project, which has the capacity to produce in excess of 80,000 barrels of oil per day. Tata Steel will provide 105 miles (169 kilometres) of 18-inch diameter line pipe. The pipe will be laid at water depths of up to 7,000 feet (2,133 metres) and is designed to meet the required specification for deepwater conditions. Deirdre Fox, director of sales and marketing at

Tata Steel, said: “We have a long record of success with providing line pipe for deepwater projects. This is a significant contract for Tata Steel. “We have excellent dimensional tolerance control within the 42-inch mill in Hartlepool, which enables us to offer deepwater anti-collapse properties and fast lay rates. This contract enhances our position as the global leader in delivering line pipe for deepwater projects.”

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8. Tell us your dreams for the future. I am enjoying life as it is right now, I hope I can continue this in good health.

1. Who are you, how old are you and where did your cradle stand? I am Liana Romeijn, my age is 39 years, I was born, raised and still living in IJmuiden.

Tata Steel secures deepwater contract for Gulf of Mexico, USA

12. What is your motto in life? Carpe Diem 13. Who would you like to nominate for the next edition and why? I would like to nominate Mr. Daan Bakkum for the next edition; he is the Manager of Control Union. He is the right person on the right place.

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