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One year ago Vryhof launched the STEVSHARK®REX, a drag-embedment anchor with radical new fluke and shank geometries engineered to deliver high holding power in all hard soil conditions. Now the company announces that the main market segments have adopted this ground-breaking mooring technology. Vryhof now has a proven track record to support his claims.

Moreover technological developments will be highlighted in order to contribute to a positive representation and positioning of the Netherlands as innovative and ingenious partner country.


12 | Advanced motion forecasting Wave induced vessel motions are one of the most important aspects in the workability of offshore operations. Incoming weather has so many variables that it causes a significant gap between the data used in the engineering and the operational phase. It is this uncertainty, the new Dutch start-up MO4 claims to eliminate with next level motion forecasting to work smarter, safer and more efficiently.

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Targeted at the rapidly growing offshore wind sector, Royal IHC’s groundbreaking subsea cable trencher, Hi-Traq, is now on the cusp of the sea trials that will later see it launched into the rental market. Another Dutch game changer in how trenching operations can be tackled.

04 | Welcome by Heleen Bakker, Deputy Chief of Mission 06 | Preface Sander Vergroesen, Managing Director IRO 1 1 | Pioneering offshore mast cranes 1 5 | First floating mega-island 1 6 | LJ43 drilling jack-up Advertising Navingo BV Jan van Galenstraat 56

1 7 | Four-month refit ‘Seafox 5’ 1 8 | Offshore Energy Exhibition in Amsterdam

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24 | Pipelay vessel ‘Pioneering Spirit’

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Heleen Bakker, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United States.

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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. The OTC is considered the industry’s preeminent annual event where the world’s energy professionals meet to exchange knowledge and share ideas. This year, the conference reaches a milestone in its existence, celebrating 50 years!

The first OTC was held in Houston in 1969, at the same location as today, and turned out to be very successful. The conference started with 2,797 attendees and 368 exhibit spaces. In 2018, 65,000 attendees and 2,500 exhibitors will participate in the conference. The Dutch offshore industry is a steady fixture in the world’s Top 5. Tried and tested by challenging weather conditions in the North Sea, and faced with strict safety requirements, the Dutch have become experienced and reliable partners all over the world. The oil and gas sector is very dynamic – as we well know. Now that supply and demand are almost in balance, prices are finally starting to show signs of recovery. New opportunities are on the rise: onshore and midstream in Texas, but also the energy reform in Mexico - where Royal Dutch Shell became the largest private partner after winning nine deep sea blocks. Also worth mentioning are recent oil finds in the Gulf of Mexico and Guyana, deep water auctions in Brazil and offshore opportunities in West-Africa.

All this will give a new and much needed boost to the offshore sector. It is not only global oil and gas developments that are promising - also the growing demand for sustainable and reliable energy will bring new opportunities for all those involved in this industry. Dutch offshore is leading in alternatives such as offshore wind and tidal energy. What makes us strong and competitive is that we are keen to bring our expertise and knowledge to new markets, helping build local supply chains by giving a good example through high Corporate Social Responsibility, safety, health and environmental standards. The Dutch are ready to meet a variety of challenges ahead. The OTC is an important gateway for the offshore industry. It gives access to leading-edge technical information and is also one of the industry’s largest equipment exhibitions. Visitors from all over the world gather here to build out their network and explore new opportunities.

The Dutch have always been loyal visitors to the OTC since 1978 when IRO was present with its Holland Pavilion. This year is a milestone for the Association: we witness its 40th year of participation, congratulations! Traditionally, the Netherlands has one of the largest pavilions, representing a wide range of offshore products and services, varying from shipbuilding to offshore engineering. Every year the orange spot at the exhibition floor grows a little bigger in size, and I’m very pleased that also this year our 1,000 m2 (or 11,000 sqf) Holland Pavilion is THE place for you to meet more than 45 Dutch suppliers in the oil and gas and renewables industries. We look forward to meeting you, discussing new partnerships and strengthening those that already exist. If you haven’t done so already: get in touch with the Dutch!

Heleen Bakker Deputy Chief of Mission Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United States.



Welcome to the IRO Holland Pavilion

Preface The crisis in the offshore sector left deep marks on Dutch companies. Over the last year and a half, thousands of jobs have already disappeared in the sector, with reorganizations and layoffs at reputable companies. However, published results of the major oil companies show a different picture. The very positive results are attributed to, among other things, higher oil and gas prices and a sharper focus on costs. And also the outlook of the analysts for the period 2018-2020 is more positive. Again driven by an expected further improvement of oil and gas prices, the cost-saving measures taken by the industry, and clear indications of an increase in the number of Financial Investment Decisions (FIDs).

Also large players in the Oilfield services market have indicated that with the current oil price there are sufficient opportunities to make progress on a large number of subsea projects. Financial institutions predict an improvement in the OFS market from 2018. Initially, companies early in the development cycle (seismic, drilling) are expected to improve, where improvements in companies later in the cycle are expected with a few years delay. In general the confidence among our members is growing and based on several developments in different parts of the globe. The decommissioning market will become interesting in the coming decade as there are hundreds of platforms on the North Sea that will have to be removed in the next 10 years.



The offshore wind market will also play an increasingly important role for the OFS companies. Innovation and expansion of scale coupled with competitive market-driven government tenders form the basis for the continuous decrease in costs for offshore wind energy. The authorities in Europe have the ambition to add 60 GW of additional capacity between 2020 and 2030. Offshore wind has become a mainstream energy source and Dutch suppliers developed expertise, equipment and knowhow that is ready for Offshore Wind projects all over the world.

The coming years will be challenging years for our industry, but in the coming decade there will be plenty of opportunities both in the field of conventional energy and sustainable energy.

After being internationally one of the top 5 suppliers for more than 40 years in the field of upstream Oil and Gas activities the Dutch are ready and best equipped for further development of e.g. the Gulf of Mexico, Offshore Guyana and Offshore Brazil.

Yours sincerely, Sander Vergroesen, Managing Director

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2-4 June 2018

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

17-19 August 2018

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Stavanger, Norway

8-11 September 2018

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27-29 October 2018

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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STEVSHARK®REX changes the game in mooring industry

STEVSHARK®REX for Jan De Nul Group.

At OTC 2017 Vryhof Anchors, - a Vryhof company - and world leaders in the market for innovative and customer-focused anchoring and mooring solutions, launched the revolutionary STEVSHARK®REX, a drag-embedment anchor with radical new fluke and shank geometries engineered to deliver high holding power in all hard soil conditions, unmatched by any other anchor. Vryhof Anchors unconditionally believed in its new innovation and promised the market that the STEVSHARK®REX would redefine application boundaries of drag embedment anchors. Now, only a year later, Vryhof Anchors is thrilled to announce that the main market segments oil and gas, offshore construction, dredging and even the emerging Marine Renewables Energy market have fully adopted this ground-breaking mooring technology, with each segment having its own motivation for using the STEVSHARK®REX.



“Compared to our first announcement early 2017, we now have a proven track record to support our claims,” reveals a proud Managing Director Leopoldo Bello. “STEVSHARK®REX is absolutely the game changer that we announced. In today’s competitive landscape, Vryhof Anchors needs to keep its promises to ensure we retain the trust and loyalty of our customers. We are always focused on making life easier for our customers and contributing to their success. Within a period of just a year the STEVSHARK®REX is already the new industry standard in hard soil. The anchor enables operators to develop fields and renewable projects which, until now, could not be economically developed using conventional moorings. This is what we promised one year ago and this is what we deliver today.” Redefining boundaries

Clement Mochet, Commercial Director of Vryhof Anchors, adds: “For quite a long time mooring was focussing on deep waters, and deep water is usually soft soils. Over the last few years operators moved towards more remote areas in shallower waters where harder soils are becoming the new industry trend. The main goal of developing the STEVSHARK®REX was to expand the suitability domain of drag embedment anchors in challenging geotechnical areas.” Vryhof Anchors initiated an anchor test at four different locations within the Angel oilfield in the North West Shelf of Australia. The tests were executed in cooperation with the Australian oil and gas company Woodside Energy. Angel Field was selected due to the presence of calcarenite, a cemented rock which can be quite brittle and very hard, making it very difficult for an anchor to embed. All four tests were

Clearly the new industry standard for drag embedment anchors in hard soils is STEVSHARK®REX.

faultless, the STEVSHARK®REX being able to keep the 243mT bollard pull AHTS vessel in position during proof load tests.

faster, performs better and can be handled much easier, thereby opening up new opportunities in areas with extreme hard soils.

Dredging efficiency

Khalid Errabih, Business Development Manager at Vryhof Anchors says: “Jan De Nul Group is a leading expert with great dredging experience and to understand their critical questions we had to dig deep into our extensive mooring experience and knowledge to present a prototype of the anchor that could be seen as an equivalent of the so far used concrete anchors.”

In March 2015 the Luxembourg-based Jan De Nul Group placed an order for the 151,3 m long self-propelled cutter suction dredger (CSD) ‘Willem van Rubroeck’ with the Croatian shipyard Uljanik Brodogradiliste. The vessel is designed by Jan De Nul’s in-house design department and with seven large self-propelled cutter suction dredgers, the Group can ‘new build’ much experience in rock dredging and dredging on the high seas. The total installed diesel power of the new CSD will be 40,975 kW, making it the world’s most powerful cutter dredger. The cutter power amounts to 8,500 kW and the vessel will be able to dredge compact sand, clay and rocks up to 45 m deep. These figures are unrivalled and make the vessel the ultimate tool for dredging hard and difficult soil. Jan De Nul Group used to install heavy concrete anchors for control of the cutter head but due to the user-unfriendly weight and size required for this new building, fleet manager Kris Berghman turned to Vryhof Anchors with the request to innovate a lighter anchor that grabs

Just one month after, Kris Berghman and his team witnessed a test in the Vryhof Anchors R&D Center with a fully customized prototype of the STEVSHARK®REX. Robust, compact, strong and equipped with specially designed cutter points - looking like a beast but functioning where other anchors failed. Kris Berghman of Jan De Nul Group says: “Vryhof Anchors has done everything the company could possibly do, to offer us the ultimate outcome of our mooring challenge. They managed to convince us theoretically as well as scientifically. With the main consequence that this anchor will definitely increase the overall operational efficiency of cutter suction dredgers in areas around the



world where they could hardly dredge before.” Broadening its dredging horizon Jan De Nul Group and Vryhof Anchors agreed on two ‘special design’ 26 mT STEVSHARK®REX anchors plus 29,2 mT external ballast as well as special cutter points at the fluke tips to be used by their new CSD ‘Willem van Rubroeck’. Agile solutions

In 2017 more than a fifth of Vryhof anchor production was already STEVSHARK®REX anchors, ranging from 3 to 60 mT. These new solutions are deployed from the Northwestern Shelf in Australia to the Russian waters of the North Caspian Sea and from the Northern North Sea to the Indian Ocean and to the Caribbean. “Formerly we used concrete anchors and 18 mT delta flipper anchors for mooring purposes,” explains CNGS Group Construction Manager Levgenii Ivankiv (operating in the Caspian Sea), “but due to the big weight and size we decided to buy the 3 mT version of the STEVSHARK®REX. Apart from the huge holding capacity,



the anchor is easy to handle, the weight is relatively light and it needs less space on the aft deck of the anchor handler. We do not have to go back and forth all the time to harbor to reload.” Via Deep Sea Mooring (DSM), - a Vryhof company -, a set of STEVSHARK®REX anchors was delivered to Maersk Drilling in Trinidad, having a holding power of 47% more than previous anchors used in that area. In block E of the East Coast Marine Area (ECMA) offshore Trinidad the deepwater semi-submersible rig ‘Maersk Developer’ is executing drilling activities for Shell that may last up to three years from now, relying on the new anchor performances. Last but not least, STEVSHARK®REX anchors are also the solution adopted by industry for permanent moored assets. Perenco Congo SA awarded Vryhof a contract for the delivery of twelve 16 mT STEVSHARK®REX anchors with internal and external ballast. Perenco has been working in the Republic of Congo since 2001 and

is, among other things, responsible for the commissioning and management of the FPSO La Noumbi in the Yombo Field, offshore Congo. Customer Project Manager is Julien Broucaret working in the HQ Marine Department of Perenco in Paris. “The field is around 23 miles north west of Pointe Noire and the site is characterised by more irregular seabed due to hard outcropping sediments. There is presence of pockmarks interpreted as remnants of dewatering and / or degasification processes within the hard sediments. Initially we planned to solve the local mooring challenge by using high performance anchors, but when Vryhof Anchors introduced the STEVSHARK®REX we were immediately quite impressed with the improvements they made to the ‘old’ STEVSHARK® anchors which we used on two other projects already. We have very good track records with Vryhof Anchors and to date the performance of the anchors has been exactly as Vryhof Anchros promised us. That is why it was not a difficult decision for us to proceed with the purchasing of this new STEVSHARK®REX.”

Jumbo appoints Huisman for pioneering offshore mast cranes

Designed to combine economic and technical efficiency In March this year Jumbo made a formal investment decision to appoint Huisman Equipment for the provision of the design and construction of two offshore mast cranes for their new DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV) to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020.

The main crane of the HLVC will have a 2,500 t capacity. Furthermore, Jumbo has opted for a triple hoist to allow for complex upending operations and also chose for an Active Heave Compensation (AHC) auxiliary block of 600 mt with a depth rating of 3,000 metres. The second subsea crane will have capacity for 400t with an Active Heave Compensation (AHC) main hoist to control the position of a load relative to the seabed. This crane, positioned to easily service the moon pool, will also have a depth rating of 3,000 metres and will be equipped with a man-riding whip hoist.

These cutting edge cranes will enable Jumbo to meet customer demands for lifting capacities beyond what Jumbo’s offshore division can offer today. Michael Kahn, Managing Director of Jumbo says: “This year Jumbo is proud to celebrate 50 years in business. This also marks the continuation of our long lasting relationship with our partners in Huisman. Our new HLCV, equipped with these cutting edge cranes, enables Jumbo to further step-up, scale-up and diversify into the global offshore energy market.” This optimised HLCV has been designed to combine economic and

technical efficiency with the highest quality and safety. Environmental considerations and improved fuel efficiency have also been factored into the design where the vessel will be powered by dual fuel engines and has the ability to run on natural gas (LNG). The hull will be outfitted with a state of the art X-BOW enabling a significantly more consistent transit speed and offshore workability in severe weather conditions. With a vessel length of 185 metres and a width of 36 metres the HLCV will be the world’s largest X-BOW vessel.



Mocean Offshore and Siri Marine sharing technology and equipment in MO4

Advanced motion forecasting optimizes offshore operations Wave induced vessel motions are one of the most important aspects in the workability of offshore operations. Incoming weather has so many variables that it causes a significant gap between the data used in the engineering phase and the operational phase. As it is simply not possible to analyse all weather combinations there are always relatively large uncertainties, requiring considerable safety margins. All at an overall cost of workability and project performance. It is exactly this uncertainty, the new Dutch start-up MO4 claims to eliminate. Following three years of development and intensive testing MO4 has recently launched an advanced new service: next level motion forecasting to work smarter, safer and more efficiently.

The novelty consists of an easy to use on-board motion monitoring and forecasting system enabling operators and contractors to realise significant



cost savings and a proven workability increase of at least 20%. It allows the vessel staff to instantly re-assess the most relevant engineering results based

on actual weather data instead of the grossly simplified data used in engineering, thereby reducing risk and enhancing the overall project performance.

increases the accuracy and thereby reduces the requirement of overconservative margins,” underlines Mark Paalvast. “MO4 motion forecasting can play an important role in this matter. Not only does it save both time and money, it also ensures improvement in effectiveness.” Offshore 2.0

Cable layer ‘Siem Aimery’.


The MO4 platform accurately and clearly shows how the incoming weather will impact an offshore operation. The device uses state-ofthe-art ship motion algorithms combined with the world’s best weather models to generate a prediction of the ship motions of unrivalled quality. Relevant influences of cruising speed, bilge keels, anti-roll devices, free surface tanks and other parameters are meticulously incorporated. At regular intervals the forecasted motions are presented on a PC-screen in the vessel’s bridge in an intuitive and simple way, to aid the staff to make decisions based on the best available data enabling them to increase uptime and safeguard operations. A key differentiator is that MO4 enables not only the forecasting of the ship’s motion but also the cargo sway or even gangway and other active equipment on the vessel by incorporating dedicated system algorithms. This clearly indicates the utilisation of such equipment. Exciting

The MO4 device is a combined result of predictive and powerful software developed by Amsterdam-based

Mocean Offshore and monitoring technology developed by Siri Marine. The latter is a leading provider of motion and condition monitoring services and equipment. Founded in 2003, the company is headquartered in Appingedam, located in the northern province of Groningen. Mocean Offshore is a fully independent marine engineering consultant since 2013. With over 100 man-years of experience the consultancy applies solid numerical methods to a practical approach to enable fully optimised offshore projects. Both companies agreed to officially join forces in January this year, with Marleen Lenting being the Sales Director and Mark Paalvast the Technical Director. By signing the agreement Mocean Offshore and Siri Marine clearly showed their willingness to provide mutual transparency and the willingness to share data and experience in order to produce and market this exciting motion forecasting technology. Effective

“Applying the high-end ship motion algorithms we have developed over the past years to the actual incoming weather instead of the assumptions made during engineering phase truly

“Our mission is to go beyond meeting our customers’ wishes. Instead, we want to participate in thinking about and formulating those wishes. Solving problems before they arise, implies that you must think ‘out of the box’ to be able to develop new and better ways of motion and condition monitoring,” explains Marleen. “We want to help our clients understand the capabilities of our era and guide them towards what we call ‘Offshore 2.0’. It implies an offshore industry where full usage of data availability and connectivity is utilised to save lives, money and the environment. It is the aim of MO4 to support this by providing the most relevant information as quickly as possible to the people who have to decide on upcoming operations.” Mark adds: “Where in the past good seamanship qualifications were enough, nowadays verification plays an important role as well. This means that a convincing and reliable proof must be provided for every decision made on board of a floating object. MO4 provides for this clarity in the decision making process, giving a captain or a project manager confidence while executing a job in a safe and efficient manner. In the past this confidence was limited. This was mainly the result of the assumptions made and not the algorithms used.” Motion in the Ocean

As the team has a background primarily in the analysis of



hydrodynamics and marine operations MO4 clearly sees a difference in approach compared to other, more meteorological parties. The tool has been developed to aid operations and therefore a bare minimum of input is requested from the operators. It has been acknowledged from the start that a simple and straightforward user interface is as important as an accurate algorithm. Mark: “The user really has to do very little. His input is limited to only specifying a description of his activities. The rest is pre-loaded by the MO4 engineering team or fully automated. Using the specifications of whatever floating object, the marine weather forecast is overlayed to predict the motion of the object and potential equipment on board, hour-by-hour for the next 4-5 days. It is obvious that out of these seven days the forecast for the first 48-hours is the most trustworthy.”

Seismic Research Support Vessel ‘Sunrise-G’ of Rederij Groen.



The MO4 device can be installed on board of anything that floats and moves, be it an OSV equipped with a motion compensated gangway, anchor handling tug, heavy lift vessel, offshore installation vessel, rig, FPSO, pipe-laying vessel, cable-laying vessel or fallpipe vessel. Marleen: “We provide tailor made licenses per floating object. No matter whether you want to install this specific software on one or more computers, offshore or on shore. Depending on the work to be carried out, clients can currently choose from five different modules: a lifting module, a cable laying module, a personnel transfer module, a jack-up module and a shipping module. There are more modules under development, right now.” Positive feedback

Groen Shipping from the Netherlands was the very first company applying

the MO4 concept at the end of 2017, followed this year by Siem Offshore, Norway, Offshore Contractor Van Oord, Rotterdam, and Tideway Offshore Solutions, Breda. All four internationally well-known companies ordered the MO4 to enhance the workability of their cable-laying and support vessels. Asked for his experience with the MO4 device Project Manager Jack Bierling of Siem Offshore Contractors said: “The MO4 cable lay module enabled us to use our CLV in November with similar workability as in the summer months using conventional methods.” According to Technical Manager Remko van der Knaap of Groen Shipping the motion forecast service truly changed the way of working on board of their PSV vessel. Our staff feels more confident and see better workability as a result.”

MARIN tests first floating mega-island

‘Better Ships, Blue Oceans’ MARIN, the Dutch provider of advanced expertise and independent research, has a new motto: ‘Better Ships, Blue Oceans’. Through the use of the newest test facilities, full-scale measurements and simulators, and working together with an extensive innovation and research network, the institute focuses on projects that support the sustainable use of our oceans.

Due to rising sea levels and the increasing global population in coastal areas the oceans need to be used more for food production, working and living. MARIN has recently tested an innovative concept for a floating mega-island, which comprises 87 large, floating triangles that are connected to one another. Together they form a flexible island that can be as large as 1-5 km in cross-section.

it have on the residents of the island? These and other research questions need to be resolved to make the island technically feasible.

However, the technological challenges are enormous. How do we develop floating mega structures that are strong and safe enough to withstand wind, waves and currents? How can these systems be connected to the seabed? What is the extent of the island’s motion and what impact does

Due to the flexibility in the connection the island will follow the waves in high seas. In storms, the forward two rows of the island move with the sea and therefore the amount of green water is much smaller than it would be for a rigid island. The forward rows will be used for activities that account for

To spark this development MARIN has carried out a conceptual test at scale 1:250 for a floating mega-island. The island is made out of standardised triangles and the modules are interconnected with springs and fenders.

motions (such as solar panels and wave energy converters). MARIN is carrying out this research, using computer simulations with aNySIM and by model tests in his Offshore Basin. This will allow MARIN to predict the motions and further optimise the size and weight of the island modules. In the next three years MARIN is continuing this work via the Space@ Sea project, which is funded by the Horizon 2020 EU programme (project 774253), and has the objective to further develop affordable deck space at sea. Within this project seventeen project partners are investigating different applications for floating mega-islands.



Developed by Lamprell and GustoMSC

Collaboration on LJ43 drilling jack-up GustoMSC confirms that International Maritime Industries (IMI) and their drilling client, Saudi Aramco Rowan Offshore Drilling Company (ARO Drilling), have selected the LJ43 design as the bases for their new building program of drilling jack-ups which are to be built at the new IMI yard in Ras Al Khair, eastern Saudi Arabia.

Kelly McHenry, CEO of ARO Drilling, stated: “We are very excited about the potential for these rigs given our expectation for continued oil and gas growth and development in the Kingdom and with Saudi Aramco. The LJ43 enables highly efficient drilling through new technology, including the X-Y cantilever which has a new innovative blowout preventer handling system and enhanced skidding capabilities.”

The LJ43 design has been developed by Lamprell and GustoMSC, with a view to meeting ARO Drilling’s specific operational needs and drilling requirements for use in the Gulf region. This collaboration on the LJ43 drilling jack-up design leads into a combination of the robust and advanced technology of GustoMSC designs, as well as Lamprell’s system integration capability, detailed engineering expertise and construction experience. “We are excited to team up again with Lamprell

in jointly developing the LJ43 and further strengthen our great working relation which started more than a decade ago. At the same time we are honored and grateful that the ARO Drilling expert team took the effort to evaluate our innovative solutions with a very open mind. That gave us all the opportunity to exchange ideas and to develop the optimal solution for ARO Drilling’s mission, which will provide a strong contribution to implementing the Saudi Vision 2030”. GustoMSC is responsible for delivering the LJ43 basic design which is a further development of the wellestablished CJ46 and CJ50 drilling jack-up series. It features field proven GustoMSC sturdy X-bracing leg design, jacking systems as well as enhanced skidding capabilities via the X-Y cantilever system. The high capacity cantilever accommodates a new innovative BOP handling system, increasing uptime significantly. The LJ43 design is targeting the highest level of safe, efficient and reliable drilling in the Middle East region. ARO Drilling has announced plans to order at least 20 drilling jack-up rigs for construction at the new IMI yard in Saudi Arabia. It is anticipated that engineering, procurement and construction of the first rigs will begin in the course of 2018.



Four-month refit at Damen Verolme Rotterdam

‘Seafox 5’ ready for the future Earlier this year the 151-metre, self-propelled, DP2 jack-up rig ‘Seafox 5’ has left the Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) shipyard following a four-month refit in which the boom of its main crane was lengthened to prepare it for a new contract, along with a range of maintenance and other upgrade works. Seafox 5 is now equipped to undertake offshore wind projects involving the next generation of larger wind turbines in water depths of up to 65 metres.

The primary reason for the visit was to lengthen the main boom of her Liebherr crane. This will enable her to fulfil an upcoming contract to install 66 six-megawatt wind turbines at the Merkur wind farm off the coast of Germany. While she was alongside, a series of other works were undertaken including a special periodic survey, testing the jacking system up to 70-metres above sea level, renewing the leg guide wear plates, installing

a secondary Sormec crane and a repaint. Seafox 5 Rig manager Alex Eijgenraam commented: “Seafox 5’s call at the Damen Verolme yard marked a busy and intense period for ‘Seafox 5’, its crew and office project team. However, all the scheduled works were completed on time and without incident. ‘Seafox 5’ left the yard as good as new and ready for her next assignment for the offshore wind

industry. The long experience of Damen Verolme with jack up rigs has contributed greatly to this result.” “It was a tight time frame, but we finished on time and to budget,” added Mark Heuders, Project Manager at DVR. “The key to success was, as always, preparation and cooperation, with careful planning of lead times for each activity and regular progress meetings. It has once again been a pleasure to work with Seafox.”



Explore, inspire and transform:

At Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 Offshore Holland is pleased to deliver a call to action from Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) in Amsterdam to the global offshore community: “Explore. Inspire. Transform.” This call to action is the OEEC 2018 event theme. It offers guidance to the conference program but the organization also encourages exhibitors and visitors to talk about the theme on the exhibition floor.

With 75 percent of exhibition space already sold, it is clear that Offshore Energy is the place that companies want to return to or become part of. Companies such as MPI Offshore, BASF, Ardent, Seaway Heavy Lifting and DEME have secured their space. As many as 650 key players with activities in oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy are expected at the event that was visited by around 12,000 offshore professionals representing 90 nationalities last year. An improved feature on the exhibition floor will be the International Missions Lounge. Following the successful launch in 2017, this Lounge will be able to accommodate the increasing number of international delegations that choose Offshore Energy as their starting point for business. Last year Offshore Energy welcomed delegations from Mexico, Qatar, Iran, Cyprus, Lebanon and Myanmar, among others. Returning features on the exhibition floor will be the matchmaking area, the Startup Zone, Community Square, the Offshore WIND Expertise Hub and a host of national and international pavilions. New kid on the block is



the Rotterdam Offshore Community pavilion. Conference

With the support of a partly renewed Conference Advisory Board with maximum industry knowledge and representation the preparations for three content packed days are well underway. Offshore Energy 2018 brings four keynotes sessions, on Gas, Oil, Offshore Wind and Marine Energy. The thematic sessions address topics along the lifecycles of oil & gas fields and offshore renewables projects. With sessions focusing on technical content or business intelligence, the conference caters to different target groups of energy professionals.

OEEC is one of Europe’s leading global offshore energy events. It is unique in bringing together the oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy industry. With the industry in transition, OEEC offers professionals the ideal meeting place to do business, network, discuss and learn about the future of energy. OEEC 2018 is held at Amsterdam RAI on October (22), 23, 24, 2018. More information on where you can also book your stand.

New way of offshore access

Improving operational excellence and cost saving Despite the downturn in the oil and gas sector, the market for offshore access systems or ‘walk-to-work’ motion compensated gangways shows no signs of slowing down, with new technology and new concepts being brought to market.

The OPTS is based on a lifting platform rather than a motion compensated gangway and uses a ‘platform basket’ that is fully compensated.

That trend continued late 2017, when a newly formed Dutch company, Lift2Work, confirmed that is building the first six examples of a new type of unit, called the Offshore Passenger Transfer System or OPTS. Rotterdambased Lift2Work will build, service, sell and rent the OPTS, which it describes as ‘an innovative way to transfer people and/or tools and equipment offshore’. A fully hydraulically compensated system to ensure save transfer. 360 degrees

Unlike walk-to-work systems the

OPTS is not a gangway. The system is based on a lifting platform rather than a conventional walk-to-work motion compensated gangway. It uses a platform basket that is fully compensated and controlled by an operator. It was designed to provide access to offshore oil and gas platforms, offshore wind structures and other vessels and structures. And it has the ability to move freely through 360 degrees and has a reach of 24 m horizontally and more than 20 m vertically above deck level. It can also drop to 6 m below the level of the deck, for example, for rescue purposes.

With an arm length of 10 m and a basic footprint of 2,440 mm x 2,440 mm, it was also designed to be easy to integrate onto a deck. “Installation is very easy,” says Jan Rooswinkel, general manager of Lift2Work. “The OPTS weighs approximately 15 tonnes and is easy to transport in an ISO container. It is easy to operate after introductory training and provides accurate and stable lifting of loads. It can transfer up to six people at an outreach of 18 m or four people at a 24 m outreach. A smooth and seamless transportation is guaranteed.



Tideway-manager Hugo Bouvy predicts:

‘Record turnover in 2018’ Tideway is on the eve of another great year with a forecast turnover that has never been achieved before in the 25-year history of the company. As part of the international DEME-Group Tideway looks back on a large number of startling projects and many financially satisfying years. General Manager Hugo Bouvy says: “Looking forward we can conclude that Tideway has a challenging and inspiring future ahead. We believe in a world where fossil fuels and renewables can coexist and from that consciousness Tideway is happy to be part of the so-called energy transition.”



The year 2018 promises to be an absolute top year for Tideway. Over the last few months the Breda-based company has never been more successful in booking assignments for the international oil and gas industry than before. With challenging trenching, rock dumping and landfall projects. Below you find out more about Tideway’s order book for 2018 and years to come. Hasbah II Project

The Hasbah II Project is an offshore gas development project in the Arabian Gulf, approximately 150 km north east of Jubail in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The project was awarded by Saudi Aramco to the consortium of Subsea 7 and Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering under a Long Term Agreement. Tideway has been commissioned by the consortium to pre-trench the pipelines, execute the pipepull operations and backfill. Moheshkhali Floating LNG Project

The Moheshkhali Floating LNG project must ensure the vitality of Bangladesh’s energy future. The project will utilize state-of-the-art technology to provide the critical infrastructure required for the country to access natural gas from global markets. With up to 500 million standard cubic feet of gas per day of regasification capacity, Moheshkhali Floating LNG will provide much-needed clean energy to promote power reliability and industrial development in a sustainable manner. Marseille-based Geocean has awarded Tideway the contract for trenching and executing landfall works. Tideway used the cutter suction dredger ‘Ambiorix’ from parent company DEME to dredge the trench. Leviathan Natural Gas Project

Noble Energy’s Leviathan gas field is a large natural gas field located in the

Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel. The field is located roughly 130 kilometres west of Haifa in waters 1,500 metres deep in the Levantine basin. Leviathan is one of the world’s biggest offshore gas discoveries this decade and should supply Israel, Jordan and possibly Egypt and Turkey. Allseas, global leader in offshore pipeline installation, is responsible for the installation of more than 500 km of mixed diameter pipelines and subsea and crossing structures in water depths exceeding 1750 metres. The company subcontracted Tideway for trenching and rock placement services. The trench will be dredged at a depth of nearly 65 metres and the backfilling will be executed by one of Tideway’s DP2 fallpipe vessels during the summer of 2018 by using partly stones and sand. Project Sur de Texas

Tideway has secured a rock installation contract from TransCanada to stabilise a 42-inch pipeline over a distance of 545 km in the Gulf of Mexico. The 11,500 ton fallpipe vessel ‘Rollingstone’ will commence this summer. According to plan, the project must be completed within a period of four months. The Sur de Texas-Tuxpan pipeline is a 700-kilometer subsea gas pipeline that will interconnect with the Nueces-Brownsville pipeline and the Tuxpan-Tula pipeline. The pipeline will begin at the border point near Brownsville, Texas and end in Tuxpan, in the state of Veracruz. Sapref Project

A first for Tideway is the execution of a pipeline lowering project near Durban on the east coast of South Africa. Never before has Tideway worked on a project in this part of the world. SAPREF is a joint venture between Shell SA Refining and BP Southern Africa. It is the largest crude oil refinery in Southern Africa with

35% of South Africa’s refining capacity. Statoil Project North Sea

In a joint venture with Boskalis, Tideway has recently secured a major long-term agreement with Statoil to provide subsea rock installation works across all of its operating assets on the Norwegian shelf of the North Sea. The agreement will be effective as from 1 April 2018 with a fixed duration of five years. The contract is part of Statoil’s strategy to move all contracting and supplying companies onto similar contracts, in a bid to drive higher asset integrity and more efficient working relationships. Baltic Gas Interconnector Project

Another remarkable assignment is the appointment of Tideway as rock installation contractor for the Baltic Gas Interconnector Project connecting the gas networks in Finland and Estonia. Apart from the rock dumping activities to stabilise the pipeline from Inkoo, Finland, to Paldiski (Estonia) over a distance of 77 km, Tideway will also be responsible for the landfall constructions in both countries. The Breda-based company has extensive experience in installing pipelines in coastal and near-shore waters. Main Contractor for these works is again pipelay contractor Allseas. Windfarms

On top of all these new construction contracts for the Oil & Gas industry, Tideway is proud to contribute intensively to the construction of offshore windfarms. The unique multi-purpose vessel ‘Living Stone’ will start power cable installation works for Orsted’s Hornsea Project One this summer and has been fully booked for the next two years on ELIA’s prestigious MOG project in Belgium.



GustoMSC introduces ‘Chela’

Evolved smart crane with improved safety features

Since its introduction in 2016, GustoMSC’s smart crane for lifting and wireline operations under the drilling cantilever has received valuable industry feedback and interest. Now, two years later, this piece of equipment has evolved into ‘Chela’, named after the Greek word for a crab’s claw.

Designed to achieve a high level of safety, ‘Chela’ offers an extra hand in operations. Due to its crablike motion characteristics, it can reach below the cantilever as well as elevate towards the main deck, providing crane access to an area traditionally blocked by the cantilever when drilling.

“Safety is simply expected to be at the highest level and we do not take this lightly. Continuous improvement of safety at sea is a key driver for us to further develop our offshore technology. Chela is a perfect example of this ambition,” says Rutger Baan, Commercial Director GustoMSC.

Key elements

Improved safety features

Three key elements to enhance the overall efficiency of the drilling jack-up were used in the development of this piece of equipment: providing a large lifting envelope and wireline operation capabilities below the cantilever, easing material handling to the platform and increasing safety for lifting over live wells by applying high safety standards. The evolved ‘Chela’ design raised these safety standards even further.

Besides the reduced human involvement on the drill floor and access to the work area without handshakes, ‘Chela’ features improved safety features with a fully redundant main hoisting system, a key technical feature needed when working over live wells. As a consequence, no single failure, including the failure of a hoisting rope, will lead to a high risk situation. Additionally, the new design will



keep the load steady after rope failure. A snag load absorption system prevents excessive loads on the lifting ropes and structural parts of the crane. These features ensure an inherent safe use of ‘Chela’. Facilitating SIMOPS

‘Chela’ enables several activities to take place at the same time on a wellhead platform, doing preparatory work on one well while drilling is done on another well. This feature results in significant savings in rig days for development drilling or plug and abandonment operations that can amount to around 10%. With this multifunctional ability, ‘Chela’ directly addresses the call from operators for cost reduction while maintaining the highest safety standards.

Introduction by Huisman

Revolutionary fiber rope system for ultra deepwater applications

Huisman, the worldwide provider of step changing technical solutions recently developed a revolutionary system for the application of fiber rope in subsea deployment crane applications. The award winning system includes a Hybrid Fiber Rope System which combines the advantages of fiber rope with subsea deployment, while the heave compensation is done with traditional steel wire rope systems.

Cees van Veluw, Huisman’s Product Manager Cranes says: “We strongly believe in the future of cranes with fiber rope included – not just because of a CAPEX and OPEX evaluation, but also to further shift the limit of what can be deployed in subsea applications. Our extensive R&D programme, which has been active for over 10 years, has shown that the fiber rope with the best lifetime performance would require some serious active cooling of the fiber rope on the crane when performing Active Heave Compensation. However, the actual thermal behaviour of fiber ropes in AHC have proven to be unreliable to predict and hard to measure. On top of that, having the active cooling system of the fiber rope as an essential part of the crane’s

safety system is not the way we see robust and reliable crane design.” Proper spooling of the sensitive fiber rope is done by Huisman’s well-known Traction Winch and Storage Winch setup, while Active Heave Compensation is done with a steel wire rope on a direct winch. The system is available in various capacities. For traditional knuckle boom cranes, a 120 mt and 200 mt version is available, while the recently introduced Hybrid Boom Crane can be delivered with larger capacities of 400 mt and 600 mt. This can provide a significant step change in subsea deployment capabilities, as the full load is available at all depths. This way deployment up to 600 mt is now possible at depths of 4,000 m and beyond.



Taking offshore pipelay to



unprecedented levels The world’s largest vessel ‘Pioneering Spirit’ is a gamechanger. Having redefined heavy lifting with the single-lift removal of the 24,000 tonnes Brent Delta platform in 2017, Allseas’ flagship vessel is now taking offshore pipelay to unprecedented levels on the TurkStream project in the Black Sea. Never before has such large pipe been laid at such great depth.



Delft-based Ampelmann

Leading the Walk to Work market Delft-based Ampelmann pioneered the Walk to Work market more than 10 years ago with the launch of the first motion compensated gangway system, inspired by technology traditionally used in flight simulators. The system compensates all six degrees of freedom of a vessel which makes the transfer of workers offshore safer and more efficient than alternative methods.

With the sustained drop in oil price, there is further emphasis to develop and deploy efficient and cost-effective gangway systems that do not compromise safety and operability in extreme conditions. While the company may not be a new player to the market it has continued to lead the Walk to Work industry with new innovations and enhancements to its existing gangways which bring further operational efficiencies.



The company boasts four million people and 6.2 million kg transfers to date and in the last 12 months alone, it has introduced a number of its systems to ensure it remains at the forefront of innovation in personnel and cargo transportation in any environment.

today, the company launched the A-type Enhanced Performance (AEP) gangway system in 2017 to bridge the gap between the A-type, which can operate in wave heights of up three metres, and the E-type which is suited to harsher sea states.

Safe transfer

The AEP, which can operate in sea states up to four metre significant wave height, has the ability to use smaller vessels to obtain similar performance compared to the original A-type.

Ampelmann’s flagship A-type gangway system was the first product to be commercially deployed in 2008. While it is still the most widely used system

The system significantly improves operational time with 10% greater workability on projects year-round and is particularly suited to operations in rough waters, in locations including the North Sea and offshore South America and the Middle East. The AEP features an advanced motion compensation control system with precision controls to enable fast landing and comfortable people transfers. Jan van der Tempel, Ampelmann chief executive officer, said: “In the Walk to Work market, we can never stop improving systems to ensure we are providing the safest, most efficient systems to suit all weather conditions and varying offshore sectors. The latest AEP is a demand-led solution from oil and gas operators that need to work in higher sea states.”

Europe & Africa, said: “As modern, offshore production platforms are smaller and normally unmanned without a helicopter deck, Wagenborg’s latest Walk to Work vessel combined with Ampelmann’s AEP will enable workers safe and easy access to carry out essential offshore maintenance activities. Operational efficiency

Ampelmann’s E1000 gangway system, originally launched in 2016, is an adaptable access system which has the ability to transform from a gangway into a crane boom to provide full logistics requirements. The system, most often used in the offshore wind sector, traditionally used pins to manually switch from personnel to cargo mode. This conversion process initially took at least ten minutes to perform.

mode to allow the booms to telescope, significantly increasing the available working time and removing all risk to handlers. The system can safely transfer people and up to 1,000 kilograms of cargo in rough states in wave weights up to 4.5 metres. In its first year in operation, the system has already performed more than 12,000 people transfers and 7,000 cargo lifts between and offshore support vessels and wind turbines over a ten-month period. A total of four E1000 systems are currently being deployed, of which one by Siem Offshore Contractors on its vessels for inspection, maintenance and repair works on Germany’s first commercial offshore windfarm. Pushing boundaries

The system has already secured work with Wagenborg Offshore’s second Walk to Work Energy Response and Rescue vessel (W2W ERRV) to support gas production in the Southern North Sea. Joeri Poelmann, Ampelmann’s Manager Sales & Business Development

Last year, the company enhanced the system with improved time savings. The now fully automated system employs remote-controlled hydraulic pin pushers to fixate the gangway booms in less than one minute with a single button. To switch from cargo to personnel transfer mode, the crane hoisting cable is placed in a freewheel

At a time when the oil and gas industry is being pushed to find new and innovative ways of working, motion compensation technology in gangways has unlocked the full freedom of movement and as such, has allowed for the most safe and efficient Walk to Walk systems on the market.



Damen is currently investing significantly in research

Challenge of offshore access Shuttling personnel and their equipment between shore and offshore installations is a cost area that has been under the spotlight for some time. For many years, helicopters have been the main transport method of choice, but helicopter operations are expensive and not always the most efficient solution.

However, for certain missions and locations they remain unbeatable, but offshore operators are looking to widen their options. Damen is continually in discussions with companies across the offshore industry and as a result has observed a growing interest in marine (water-based) solutions. Challenges

Key stakeholders see the main challenge facing marine access its ability to deliver the speed, comfort and safety levels that they require



across the same range of weather and sea conditions as helicopter transport. However, two main developments have advanced marine access in recent years. These are: • Advances in hull design to enhance seakeeping. Notably Damen’s revolutionary Sea Axe-bow, which reduces slamming by up to 70%. • The development of motioncompensated access bridges (gangways) for the safe transfer of people from ships to offshore structures in different sea-states.

Advances in hull design

The combination of Damen’s own R&D programmes plus close cooperation with leading research institutes has delivered innovations such as Damen’s Enlarged Ship Concept and the Sea-Axe bow. These advances allow vessels to maintain higher speeds in a wider range of conditions without sacrificing safety or comfort, and so narrow the performance gap with aviation. Damen has delivered over 150 vessels with Sea-Axe bows to

clients worldwide and continues to refine the hull forms. Advances in transfer methods

The rapid development in recent years of transfer methods such as gangways has also increased the viability of marine access. Originally restricted to larger PSVs, constant improvements by companies such as Ampelmann, Uptime and SMST mean that effective gangways are now available for smaller vessels. The mounting of these gangways on smaller, high-speed crew vessels is more complex compared to larger vessels as they have a greater impact on performance and stability. With clients seeking proven, integrated solutions, Damen has been testing this new generation of gangways on its existing fast crew supplier range to ensure compatibility. Winning acceptance

Despite these advances, doubts still remain. One of these relates to passenger comfort, or the perceived lack of it. Motion sickness is seen as a big problem. Damen is currently investing significantly in research on topics such as seasickness and how to minimise it, and working with leading authorities such as TNO. In addition, we continue to refine our hull designs

as well as assessing the contribution that anti-roll devices can make to further increasing comfort levels. Business class-seating, full digital connectivity and possibly even virtual horizons are further examples of how far Damen is pushing the boundaries. Operational efficiency

Another disadvantage of helicopters is their lack of space for both passengers and cargo. This means that they can generally visit just one platform per trip. The flexibility of marine access and the potential for vessel sharing offers the possibility of significant increases in operational efficiency when multiple platforms are transferred in a single run, particularly when critical cargo is also transported at the same time.

Now the first of a new 70-metre crew supply vessel, the FCS 7011, is under construction. The result of a major R&D and consultation programme, this long-range ship will carry up to 150 personnel at close to 40 knots and transfer people via motion-compensated transfer. It has the potential to deliver large cost savings and efficiencies compared to conventional solutions. In conclusion

Range of solutions

Marine access is a rapidly evolving sector in the offshore industry, and Damen continues to consult widely as offshore operators refine their requirements and objectives. One thing is clear: there will always be a role for access using helicopters in certain situations, but vessels with gangways already provide safe and more cost-efficient solutions for other situations. We believe that, together, marine and aerial solutions can work alongside each other to provide the offshore energy sector with optimal solutions in terms of safety, cost and performance.

Given the strong demand for solutions in this area and what we believe are our own strengths in this field, Damen is rapidly broadening its marine access portfolio. Designs like the medium-range FCS 2610 catamaran and the longer-range FCS 5009 monohull are already very successful.

Damen has developed a tool to compare conventional crew change methods with our marine access solutions. Industry participants can use it to calculate detailed cost comparisons and produce workability studies.

Industry-wide consultation on all these elements is underway to determine the ideal mix between speed, passenger acceptance and cost reductions.



Designed by Royal IHC

Hi-Traq poised to revolutionise trenching market TM

Targeted at the rapidly growing offshore wind sector, Royal IHC’s groundbreaking subsea cable trencher – Hi-Traq – is now on the cusp of the sea trials that will later see it launched into the rental market.

Having identified that much of the associated technology in the subsea sector has not been keeping pace with the demands of the renewables energy market, IHC designed Hi-Traq to be a game changer in how trenching operations are tackled. Identifying gap

In shallow water environments, where offshore wind farms are prevalent, the seabed topography can be much more arduous than at deeper depths. The trenching technology currently in use has been largely designed with the oil and gas markets in mind. As such, it has not been specifically created to



cope with these terrains, nor the infrastructures required by this energy sector. “We found that we had customers asking for solutions dedicated to the specific challenges they were facing in this area,” says IHC’s Subsea Products Technical Manager Ralph Manchester. “There was an identifiable need there, which inspired us to build a business case that would lead to the development of this exciting new innovation.”

Hi-Traq’s development. These incorporated stability, manoeuvrability and tooling for varying stone conditions.

Establishing foundations

“In water depths of up to 500 metres, many harsh factors come in to play,” says IHC’s Senior Sales Manager for Cable Lay and Rentals Will Stephenson. “We needed to create a vehicle that was very stable on the seabed. This was to ensure that we could protect against any damage caused by the equipment being moved around by the water currents.”

IHC consulted with all major trenching contractors and associated businesses to establish three key areas for

In relation to manoeuvrability, current trenching solutions primarily

rely on a two-track skid system, which can prove cumbersome and inefficient in shallow water. In response to this, Hi-Traq will pioneer a new four-track system “With four tracks you can achieve more ground contact and, with it, a higher level of traction,” explains Ralph. “In addition, it gives you the ability to integrate a hydraulic steering mechanism, so you can change the vehicle’s rotation and enable it to pivot.” Hi-Traq was also devised to incorporate two levels of interchangeable tooling. The inclusion of a jetting system, as well as a specialist mechanical chain cutter, will provide enhanced versatility across the full spectrum of soft soils and hard rocks. Developing technology

The first year of the Hi-Traq development concentrated primarily on building the business case in collaboration with industry professionals. This approach generated robust models and context around which IHC could confidently invest in a prototype. A purpose-built test track that simulated the subsea terrain was also created. This enabled the stability performance of Hi-Traq’s chassis to be assessed, and demonstrate its

manoeurability, hydraulics and control systems. The prototyping phase also enabled new innovations to evolve. One such example is the crane dampening system. In the early project stages, the vehicle relied on a dedicated A-frame mobilisation approach. However, with Hi-Traq proposed as a rental-focused tool, further research established a demand for a more flexible launch solution. The consequent crane dampening system has negated the need for a dedicated launch and recovery system. It can be utilised in conjunction with standard active heave compensated offshore cranes, widening opportunities in high operational sea spaces. Other advances include a tool change-out grillage, which facilitates a smooth transition between the mechanical cutting and jetting equipment. It can also hold the vehicle steady as it is being moved, as well as provide an access platform for repair and maintenance. Finding opportunities to enhance operational efficiency with Hi-Traq has been one of the core benefits to the rigorous land trials undertaken by IHC. Tests have also shown its trenching capabilities to be around 50-80% faster

than its closest equivalent competitor and the enhanced mechanical chain cutter promises improved stability and longevity. Fit for purpose

Following the successful completion of the onshore tests and underwater dunk experiments, Hi-Traq will complete sea trials in the early months of 2018. This will see the vehicle taken offshore to lay small sections of cable using the mechanical chain cutter. Designing a vehicle purely for the rental market is a unique proposition for an equipment manufacturer. However, IHC believes that this approach will reduce the level of financial burden and provide enhanced opportunities for its customers. IHC’s global reach also means that the local support customers will be able to access when commissioning Hi-Traq is arguably the most comprehensive in the industry, further reducing their operational risks. “What we have done is develop a tool that can cope with these difficult and challenging conditions,” says Will. “The ultimate aim, and one we are confident Hi-Traq can help deliver, is reducing the cost of offshore wind to a comparable level with fossil fuels.”



PSVs converted into dredger

Repurposing of redundant PSV tonnage In the wake of the well-documented downturn in the oil and gas markets in recent years, an increasing number of platform supply vessels (PSVs) are currently under-utilised or languishing in lay-up, most notably in the US Gulf Coast region.

Various proposals have been made for the repurposing of redundant PSV tonnage. Examples range from windfarm support vessels (SOVs) to container feeder vessels and live fish carriers, with even a recent proposal to convert ice-capable vessels into polar expedition yachts. But the OSD-IMT design team, in partnership with Gibbs & Cox, has been investigating the potential for converting redundant PSV tonnage into trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD) used for the maintenance of navigable waterways.



The OSD-IMT team, part of Offshore Ship Designers (OSD), has designed and built over 20 dredgers while working with Appledore Shipbuilders in North Devon, while Gibbs & Cox, with extensive knowledge of the US commercial and military markets, has seen almost 7,000 vessels built to its designs since 1929.

shipyard perspective, taking account of the technical implications on lightship, vessel structure, and stability. Gibbs & Cox, meanwhile, has completed a review of US Coast Guard statutory requirements and other regulations as they apply to the US market, as well as market research into the economic feasibility of such conversions.

Conversion proposal

OSD-IMT has carried out a preliminary assessment focusing on the practicalities of PSV/TSHD conversions from a

The proven IMT978 PSV design was chosen as the basis vessel for such conversions as it best reflects the size

and arrangement of the 10 to 15-yearold candidate vessels identified during the Gibbs & Cox research. The IMT978 has conventional shaft propulsion driving controllable pitch (CP) propellers via reduction gearboxes with power take-off (PTO) alternators. The engine room is situated forward, as is common in North Sea vessels and typical of the newer Gulf Coast vessels. To accommodate differences between the cargo tank arrangements typically found on North Sea and Gulf Coast PSVs, two variants were considered - the basic IMT978 in its North Sea configuration with cylindrical mud tanks, and a typical Gulf Coast variant with square mud tanks formed with corrugated bulkheads. Features of conversion

A conventional 600 mm dredge system was utilised, providing a 20 m-to-25 m dredging depth capability with an electrically driven inboard pump. If electrical power is not available in the donor vessel, the dredge pump can be driven by a diesel engine with the incorporation of appropriate firesuppression requirements. Removal of a section of the safe-haven / cargo rail facilitates fitting of the deck-mounted equipment. The dry bulk tanks and systems can be removed from the vessel and the dredge pump fitted in the vacated space. A hopper has been introduced on the main deck with a coaming height based on the deck’s existing safe working load of 5 t/m2. The repurposed mud tanks are connected to the deck hopper via new deck openings and are fitted with large ventilation trunks. A centre line bulkhead is incorporated in the deck tank to improve static stability. The hopper is loaded via a single pipe supported on the hopper centre-line bulkhead.

‘Success of any conversion depends on suitability and purchase cost of donor vessel.’ OSD-IMT

In common with most PSVs, the vessel trims by the head in light loaded conditions. By way of compensation, an aft deck trim tank has been installed which is rapidly filled by the dredge pump and dumped by gravity as cargo is loaded. Cargo dumping is carried out via a conventional bottom door arrangement that utilises the existing double bottom structure. Due to US environmental controls on bottom door cargo discharge, a cargo pump-out system has also been incorporated, which enables dredge material to be used for other purposes such as wetland creation / restoration and levee maintenance / construction. To support this, a cargo fluidisation system has also been introduced utilising two high-pressure jetting pumps. Economic viability

Gibbs & Cox analysis shows that the conversion should be economically viable, but this is clearly dependent on the purchase price of the donor vessel. A comparison has been made between the construction costs of a new build 6,300 m3-capacity TSHD and of the 2000 m3-capacity IMT978 conversion concept. The analysis indicates a

payback period of 7.5 years for a new build, against 6 years for a conversion. This takes account of different spoil capacities using a constant cost per cubic metre of dredged material and a constant number of dredge cycles/day. The per-cubic-metre cost – and initial capital outlay - of a PSV/TSHD conversion is estimated to be approximately half that of a new build, while delivery times associated with a conversion should be approximately one-third those of a new build. The final reported costs of a recent OSD-IMT dredger conversion project support these findings. Positive outcome

The feasibility study on the proposed conversion of redundant OSV tonnage into dredgers indicates that there are no insurmountable technical or statutory issues involved. Economic analysis also suggests that it should be a financially viable option, and such vessels should be competitive in the current dredging market. The relative success of any conversion, of course, will depend on the suitability and purchase cost of the donor vessel.



Yamal LNG Project, located in Russia’s Far North

Red Box pioneered opening of Northern Sea Route Red Box Energy Services is sharing its experience working with EPC contractors and share valuable Lessons Learned on LNG Module Transportation. The company recently executed the Yamal LNG Project, located in Russia’s Far North. During this, Red Box pioneered the opening of the Northern Sea Route for year-round transportation of energy infrastructure modules as well as safely navigating the Northern Sea Route with non-ice-class vessels.

Red Box safely executed 25 voyages above the Arctic Circle.

For the Yamal LNG Project, Red Box safely executed 25 voyages above the Arctic Circle (September 2015 until November 2017), transporting 99 modules with a total weight of 290,000 tonnes, representing 60% of the total modules installed for the three-train liquefaction plant. Modules were fabricated in 10 different construction yards across Asia.



The ‘Audax’ and ‘Pugnax’ are the largest polar ice breaking ships in the world. They performed safely and reliably during the Arctic Winter in minus 50°C temperatures, sailing through two meters of ice at 4 knots speed. The Red Box Team on board trained for many months on Russian nuclear icebreakers to prepare themselves for

the challenges of operating in some of the most extreme marine conditions in the world. The ‘Audax’ and ‘Pugnax’ and the highly skilled professionals that sail and support them allow Team Red Box to uniquely serve our clients seeking safe and reliable marine heavy transportation services above the Arctic Circle.

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35 Airborne Oil & Gas, manufacturer of fully bonded TCP for the most demanding offshore and subsea applications. TCP is a fully bonded solid wall pipe with glass or carbon fibre reinforcements, completely embedded within the thermoplastic material. Airborne Oil & Gas B.V. Monnickendamkade 1 1976 EC IJmuiden The Netherlands phone +31 (0)25 5763500 mail

Stand 1525 The result is a strong and robust spoolable pipe, manufactured in continuous lengths, completely impervious to corrosion and with unsurpassed toughness, impact resistance and residual strength.

The pipe’s inner liner, composite laminate and external coating are all melt-fused, ensuring a bond between the layers, strong as the base materials.

Allseas Group S.A. Route de Pra de Plan 18 Case Postale 411 1618 Châtel-Saint-Denis Switzerland phone +41 21 948 3500 mail

Allseas is a world leader in offshore pipeline installation, heavy lift and subsea construction. We provide support to clients in the conceptual design stage, and offer services for project management, engineering, fabrication, installation and commissioning. We have executed more than 290 projects and installed over 21,000 km of pipeline.

Stand 1415 Our heavy lift and pipelay vessel “Pioneering Spirit” removes and installs oil and gas platform topsides up to 48,000 t and jackets up to 20,000 t in a single lift. In April 2017 the vessel removed the 24,000 t Brent Delta platform, setting a new record for an offshore lift. Ampelmann is the global leader in Walk to Work solutions by operating motion compensated offshore access systems and services all over the world.

Stand 1425 With a track record of more than 4 million safe people transfers, more than 6.2 million kg cargo transfers and 200 projects worldwide, Ampelmann operates in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

The unique Ampelmann systems enable safe, efficient and reliable transfers of personnel and cargo from vessels to offshore oil & gas platforms, turbines, FPSOs and all other fixed and floating structures at sea.

Ampelmann Operations B.V. Oostsingel 209 2612 HL Delft The Netherlands phone +31 (0)20 2400 121 mail Bakker Sliedrecht designs, assembles, installs and maintains complex electrical installations. In the marine sector we focus on offshore, dredging, oil & gas and wind applications. Bakker Sliedrecht is your partner for electrical solutions throughout the entire life of your assets. From the new build stage, through operations, and extending the lifetime, we offer tailor made consulting, engineering, installation and maintenance services.

Bakker Sliedrecht P.O. Box 25 3360 AA Sliedrecht The Netherlands phone +31 (0)184 436633 mail



Stand 1629 We develop suitable and reliable solutions in line with your requirements, f.e. replacing obsolete systems and reducing your total cost of ownership by modifying your electrical installation. We support your projects 24/7 around the world. We take care of it. OUR UR MOTION COMPENSA COMPENSATION. YOUR CONTROL.

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Barge Master is dedicated to improving offshore workability. We provide motion compensation systems that help our clients to avoid weather downtime and remain in charge of their schedules. Barge Master Rotterdam Science Tower Marconistraat 16 3029 AK Rotterdam The Netherlands phone +31 (0)10 409 0060 mail

Our Platform can be installed on any vessel to serve as a stable working base for any kind of equipment.

Our Gangway provides continuous access for people and cargo, ensuring safe transfers to any offshore structure. Our Crane enables controlled lifting operations in high sea states, making it possible to work at sea almost year-round. Barge Master products are designed to help you deliver your project safely, on time and cost-effectively.

Bayards USA LLC 17171 Park Row, Suite 298 TX 77084 Houston USA phone +1 281 717 40510 mail

Our focus on the Offshore Industry can be characterized as a full-service contractor on a turnkey contract basis. We design, engineer, manufacture and install aluminum structures ranging from helicopter landings and parking areas complete with firefighting equipment, support structures, lighting, cage ladders, heat tracing and safety netting to stair towers, living quarters, hand railing, wind and heat shields, safety gates, flex-barriers, swing load protection barriers, antenna towers, telescopic gangways and helicopter hangars.

Stand 1629 We comply with all international standards such as ISO and OHSAS and product regulations such as CAP437, NORSOK, NORMAM, AVV, ICAO and USCG to ensure premium quality. Sister companies BigLift Shipping and Spliethoff, members of the Spliethoff Group, together operate a modern fleet of some 66 vessels, including 16 specialized heavy transport vessels and 50 multi-purpose tween deck vessels. BigLift Shipping B.V. Radarweg 36 1042 AA Amsterdam The Netherlands phone +31 (0)20 448 8300 mail

Stand 1525 Spliethoff specialises in the transportation of pipeline and plant equipment for the oil and gas industry and large cable equipment for the telecom industry. Both companies strive for operational excellence and reliability, adhering to the highest QHSE standards and operating to strict time schedules.

BigLift is one of the world’s leading heavy lift shipping companies, specialised in the worldwide ocean transportation of heavy lift and project cargoes.

Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems P.O. Box 131 3340 AC H.I. Ambacht The Netherlands phone +31 (0)78 684 54 44 mail

For more than 50 years already, Bolidt is a highly experienced, reliable partner of the shipbuilding industry in widely divergent areas. Delivering thousands of square meters of on board flooring and deck covering systems while focusing on constant innovation, Bolidt knows best how to make the future available today. Bolidt aims at development, production and application followed by worldwide distribution.

Stand 1629 The versatile range of flooring systems meets all sorts of requirements. From seamless, anti-skid, temperature resistant, hygienic floor finishes to lightweight, fire-insulating, water impermeable and shock-absorbing deck covering systems. Many of Bolidt’s shipbuilding activities concern offshore projects.


37 Breman Machinery makes components for builders of machinery, engineering bureaus and industrial end users, such as; offshore companies, the military, aerospace companies and other industrial firms. From simple structures to complex mechanical components. Work-pieces of high precision, often with extreme dimensions and weights. Work-pieces that weigh tens or even hundreds of tonnes and are made to a precision of a hundredth of a millimeter. They have the people, machines and facilities under their own roof.

Breman Machinery B.V. Sasdijk 20 8281 BM Genemuiden The Netherlands phone +31 (0)88 273 62 00 mail Damen Shipyards Group operates 34 shipbuilding and repair yards and delivers vessels and components in over 100 countries. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.

Damen Shipyards Group Jan van Hogerwou 31 (0)2 819 74 10 45 mail Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Ruud Haneveer 31 (0)2 81 795 28 08 mail

Furthermore, modular construction, keeping vessels in stock and thorough R&D leads to short delivery times and reliable performance. Emcé every Winch a Winner Founded on over 75 years of manufacturing excellence, Emcé has grown to become one of the world’s most respected producers of high quality, high performance winches, capstans and hoisting equipment.

EMCE Winches ‘s Gravendamseweg 53 2215 TC Voorhout The Netherlands phone +31 (0)252 214080 mail

Heerema Group Services S.A. Vondellaan 47 2332 AA Leiden The Netherlands phone +31 (0)71 535 1730 mail



Stand 1425 All machining and non-machining processing of (heavy) materials • welding and structures • assembly and fitting • corrosion protection ISO9001, ISO3834, NEN-EN 1090-1 and VCA**-certified. Extreme precision! Breman Machinery Breman Offshore

Plaatwalserij Purmerend

Stand 1723 Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high-speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, offshore vessel, ferries, pontoons and superyachts. In addition, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has a worldwide network of 18 repair and conversion yards with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 90 metres.

Stand 1525 Although we continue to design a wide variety of products for the fishing, shipbuilding and civil engineering industries, our output has expanded to include bespoke solution for the offshore oil and gas industry. Emcé Winches are now found on vessels installations and drilling rigs the world over.

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The Heerema Group designs, constructs, transports, installs and removes offshore facilities for the global oil & gas industry and consists of 2 divisions:

HFG offers a comprehensive range of services, including initial conception, front-end engineering, detailed fabrication design, procurement, construction and commissioning.

Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) specializes in engineering and fabrication of large, complex structures for the offshore oil, gas and energy-related industries.

Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) excels at transporting, installing and removing offshore facilities. HMC is proud of its excellence in project management and engineering, its passionate workforce and its construction vessels. Huisman is a worldwide operating company delivering step changing technical solutions to world’s leading companies in the oil & gas, renewables, leisure and civil industries.

Huisman Admiraal Trompstraat 2 3115 HH Schiedam The Netherlands phone +31 (0)88 070 22 22 mail

Stand 1425 We are constantly working on new solutions and systems. As we have extensive operational experience with a wide variety of heavy construction equipment, we are able to use the best solutions for new products and projects.

Our product range can be divided into six main categories: Cranes, Pipelay Equipment, Drilling Equipment, Winches, Vessel Designs and Specials. Our projects range from stand-alone components to highly engineered, integrated systems, from concept to installation and lifetime support. IHC IQIP, Let’s Build

IHC IQIP Molendijk 94 3361 EP Sliedrecht The Netherlands phone +31 (0)88 015 50 00 mail

IHC IQIP is a globally operating full-service partner for the provision of reliable, state-ofthe art equipment and innovative solutions for foundation, installation and removal in the oil & gas, offshore wind, decommissioning and coastal & civil markets.

Stand 1615 Founded in 2015 by merging four Royal IHC subsidiaries IHC Hydrohammer, IHC FUNDEX Equipment, IHC Handling Systems and IHC Sea Steel, we share an unbridled passion for service and innovation to meet the demands of our broad customer base, including oil & gas corporations, installation contractors, engineering agencies and government authorities.

InterDam B.V. Benedenrijweg 186 2987 VB Ridderkerk The Netherlands phone +31 (0)180 470030 mail

InterDam protects people and equipment in hazardous environments by providing standard and customized architectural items for passive fire and blast protection like doors, wall/ cladding systems and windows. Light-weight and durable heavy duty solutions for newbuilds and refurbishments in the on- and offshore oil, gas and wind industry.

Stand 1615 All heavy duty products are available in fire ratings from A0 to H120 including Jetfire ratings and blast resistance up to 2.5 bar. The brand-new innovation is G21 Blast Panel, blast resistant sandwich panels which are light-weight, easy-to-install and even fire-post-blast tested. IRO - The association of dutch suppliers in the oil and gas industry and offshore renewable industry

IRO Boompjes 40 3011 XB Rotterdam The Netherlands phone +31 (0)793 411 981 mail

Established nearly half a century ago, the association IRO is an independent non-profit organisation that supports and promotes the interests of its nearly 425 member companies.

Stand 1629 The IRO members consist of a wide variety of both multinationals and SMEs. They represent the entire supply chain within the Oil, Gas and Offshore Renewable industry, with activities covering: Engineering & Consultancy, Construction & Fabrication, Plant & Equipment Supply, Contracting & Installation, Exploration & Production and Personnel & HSE, both for offshore upstream oil & gas and offshore renewables (wind and marine energy).


39 JB Systems supplies industrial automation solutions around the world to clients in machine building, offshore and process industries. With more than twenty years of experience and a permanent core of 70 experienced engineers, our partners profit from an enormous amount of knowledge and experience.

JB Systems B.V. Westlandseweg 190 3131 HX Vlaardingen The Netherlands phone +31 (0)10 460 8060 mail Jumbo is a privately owned company with a stateof-the-art and versatile fleet of specialised offshore transportation and installation vessels which are operated worldwide in both the Oil & Gas and Renewables industry. With five decades of maritime industry experience, Jumbo is today a leading offshore installation contractor providing customers with simple, robust and efficient transport and installation solutions. In relative shallow water environments, Jumbo are experts in the installation of fixed facilities such as piled foundations, templates, conductors,

Jumbo Offshore Havenstraat 23 3115 HC Schiedam The Netherlands phone +31 (0)10 7900 300 mail

Kenz Figee Group P.O. Box 235 1500 EE Zaandam The Netherlands phone +31 (0)75 6810420 mail

Kenz Figee is a global supplier and service provider of standard and customized offshore cranes and special equipment for the offshore energy market. Decades of experience, focus on innovation and client requirements allow them to offer reliable equipment with competitive lifetime cycle costs. New Way of Offshore Access. LIFT2WORK introduces and offers a new way of offshore access by lifting to work. Lifting passenger or load above or under the deck line, all with one piece of equipment called the “OPTS� Offshore Passenger Transfer System. A fully hydraulically compensated system to ensure save transfer.

Lift2Work Gieterijweg 17 3089 JZ Rotterdam The Netherlands phone +31 (0)88 26 28 688 Mobile +31 (0)61 29 90 651


This website will shortly introduce the way of access, LIFT2WORK can provide and support the offshore industry in general.


Stand 1425 Within the offshore industry we are the specialists for the electrical controls of offshore equipment.

Stand 1723 jackets and topsides. In more challenging deeper waters, Jumbo excels in Subsea Lifting of large and complex structures and foundations including the provision of complete FPSO Mooring System installations. The decision to build a new LNG Powered Heavy Lift Crane Vessel equipped with a 2,500 tonne main crane positions Jumbo ideally to provide complete transport and installation solutions for the new economic era of the global offshore energy industry.

Stand 1629 Kenz Figee provides worldwide services on equipment from almost any manufacturer; this include services like installations, maintenance, inspections, refurbishments and modifications.

Stand 1629 Especially the Renewable market as the Wind Energy market is looking for cost saving solution and new way to support the challenging opportunities at sea. As LIFT2WORK is dedicated to produce and supply innovative solutions for the industry, wind power access solutions. We feel it as our responsibility to achieve maximum results to lower the cost, whilst safeguarding sustainability and safety for people involved. At Mammoet, we provide solutions for lifting, transporting, installing and decommissioning large and heavy structures.

Mammoet 20525 FM 521 Rosharon, Texas 77583 USA phone +1 281 369 2200 mail

Our sophisticated and powerful equipment means nothing without a plan. Our business isn’t about size. It’s about: time.

Stand 1615 daily effort shared by everyone at Mammoet. That’s how we move time for our customers. So time isn’t set in concrete. Or forged in steel. It’s not even all that heavy. And yet, it’s the biggest thing we can move for you. Discover more on

Uptime. Turnaround time. Time to market. To our customers, time is the currency that matters most. That’s why we strive to bring their deadlines forward. It’s an integrated,


Marflex L. Pasteurstraat 8 3261 LZ Oud-Beijerland The Netherlands phone +31 (0)186 890 200 mail

MarFlex develops, manufactures and maintains electric driven deepwell pump systems and hydraulic driven portable pump systems for the marine and offshore sectors. We offer intelligent, top-quality products and services, in compliance with the highest standards in safety and environmental management. Our customers comprise international shipping companies, oil majors, EPC contractors and shipyards.

Stand 1525 Our head office and production plant are located in the Netherlands. MarFlex also has offices in Russia, Hong Kong and China. Together with a global network of agents, training and service centers throughout the world, we’re able to provide a dependable service worldwide 24 hours a day.

Marin P.O. Box 28 6700 AA Wageningen The Netherlands phone +31 (0)317 493 911 mail


Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands Europaplein 22, 1078 GZ Amsterdam The Netherlands phone +31 (0)10 209 2600 mail

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MARIN is a provider of advanced expertise and independent research. Through the use of the newest test facilities, full-scale measurements and simulators, and working together with an extensive innovation and research network we achieve our goal: developing cleaner, safer and smarter ships and maritime constructions and a sustainable use of the sea.

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Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is Europe’s leading offshore energy event. It is unique in bringing together the oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy industry.

With the industry in transition OEEC offers offshore energy professionals the ideal meeting place to network, discuss and learn about the future of energy.

OEEC attracts a global audience of more than 12,145 offshore energy industry professionals. The three-day event, features an exhibition where over 570 companies will showcase their products and services. The accompanying conference addresses current and future issues in the offshore industry.

OEEC 2018 will take place at Amsterdam RAI on (22), 23 & 24 October 2018



Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) Sluisplein 42 1975 AG IJmuiden The Netherlands phone +31 (0)255 54 50 70 mail

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Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) offers you naval architecture and marine engineering services as an autonomous consulting company.

We provide a full range of design consultancy and engineering services including concept FEED studies, vessel modification and upgrade-, structural- and stability investigations. Our dedicated team of naval architects, marine engineers, designers and draftsmen has a wealth of experience in all types of ship design and operation. OSD has offices in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Singapore.

We specialize in new build design, conversion design and marine consultancy for a wide range of vessel types for the offshore, renewable energy and tugboat markets.

Red Box Energy Services Hofpoort Building, Hofplein 20, 14th Floor 3032 AC Rotterdam The Netherlands phone +31 (0)10 268 0200 mail

RED BOX ENERGY SERVICES delivers marine heavy transport services focused on high-value niche markets in the offshore and onshore energy services industry. Delivering high standards requires capital, technical skill, operational capabilities, client focus and dedication to safety and environmental stewardship.

Resato is a Dutch provider of smart high pressure solutions with the aim to increase the productivity of its worldwide customers. We develop and manufacture components and systems for testing, injection, and controlling up to 14000 bars with the mission to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers. Rider International is a software solution company. We empower companies to optimize performance, improve business efficiency and deliver control where needed. By providing access to information, monitoring activities and presenting the analysis that drives your decisions, the business can continually learn and improve.

Rider International Diamantlaan 15 2132 WV Hoofddrop The Netherlands phone +31 (0) 20 261 8330 mail



Our module carriers, AUDAX and PUGNAX are the largest polar ice-breaking ships ever built. They safely operate in temperatures as low as -50 °C. Their successful deployment typifies the drive, devotion and commitment of the RED BOX ENERGY SERVICES’ team to meeting the service requirement of our clients. Please visit our booth in the Dutch Pavilion to meet the RED BOX TEAM Dutch (IRO) Pavilion, booth #1629-7, Reliant Center.

Resato International B.V. Duitslandlaan 1 9403 DL Assen The Netherlands phone +31 (0)505 016 877 mail

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Stand 1615 The business in the oil & gas industry is the core competence of Resato International. With 25 years of experience in high pressure technology, we are equipped with the knowledge to provide reliable and safe solutions for our oil & gas customers.

Stand 1629 By embracing the ‘human factor’ we connect with people as they work to ensure they never miss a critical step. Operational efficiency and continual improvement are seamlessly linked to safety and risk mitigation with information and guidance accessible from the workplace all the way to the boardrooms. Royal IHC. The technology innovator.

Royal IHC P.O. Box 1 2960 AL Kinderdijk The Netherlands phone +31 (0)880 15 25 35 mail

Royal IHC enables its customers to execute complex projects from sea level to ocean floor in the most challenging of maritime environments. We are a reliable supplier of innovative and efficient equipment, vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets.

Stand 1715 With a history steeped in Dutch shipbuilding since the mid-17th Century, we have in-depth knowledge and expertise of engineering and manufacturing high-performance integrated vessels and equipment, and providing sustainable services. At IHC, we have the capacity to think beyond technology and, in close collaboration with all stake holders, create the optimal solution for our customers projects. Seatools is a subsea technology company that provides technology solutions for a wide range of subsea challenges. The majority of the solutions we provide are custom-made.

Seatools B.V. Edisonstraat 67 3281 NC Numansdorp The Netherlands phone +31 (0)186 680 000 mail

Our scope includes: • Subsea vehicles and other mission critical equipment: ROVs, trenchers, cleaning vehicles, excavators, saws • Subsea production equipment • Subsea, offshore, and dredging monitoring and control systems

Stand 1615 • Subsea and offshore installation tools • Subsea hydraulic and electronic components • Subsea sensors We serve any subsea-related market: this ranges from aquaculture through to offshore oil and gas. We support our clients throughout the entire lifecycle: from feasibility studies to disassembly.

Siri Marine Stationsweg 1 9901 CP Appingedam The Netherlands phone +31 (0)596 620 997 mail

Siri Marine is one of the leading providers of motion/condition and project monitoring services and equipment. We use both our own in house developed and produced MRU’s, data loggers and software, as well as third party equipment. Within the Oil&Gas industry we specialize in long term condition monitoring on rigs and platforms, tow monitoring and providing project specific monitoring solutions.

Stand 1525 We will be presenting our latest solution: the MO4 motion forecasting service for a large variety of vessels and jack-ups. Come and meet the team at booth 1525, part of the Dutch Pavilion at the OTC. Techno Monitoring, specializes in custom design of state-of-the-art load sensors, monitoring systems and software by combining its long-standing experience and advanced engineering technologies.

Techno Fysica B.V. Aalborg 5 2993 LP Barendrecht The Netherlands phone +31 (0)180 620 211 mail

Solution provider for: • Control and Logging systems for forces, torque/thrust, inclination/ displacement, vibration. • Client specific: static/ dynamic response, telemetry, load links, deep-sea load sensors. • Structural stress measurement and strain gauge applications. • Troubleshooting and system failure analysis.

Stand 1629 • Reconditioning of load cells (repair, proofloading, calibration/certification, all makes). • Product development and mechanical engineering (FEM calculations). • Software development (Wire-rope condition, overload protection, weighing, CoG) • Global 24/7 services for permanent/temporary systems for control & process value data recording under rotating, marine, dredging and offshore usage conditions. Monitoring Department: Ronald Jansen tel. +31 (0)6 53712379


43 The City of The Hague has a large track record in the Oil & Gas cluster. This stems not only from the proximity of the Port of Rotterdam and its petrochemical industry. The Hague is also home of the headquarters of Royal Dutch Shell. This is one of the large players that have chosen to be in the proximity of the national government, which plays a major role in licensing for the Dutch North Sea Shelf.

The Hague Business Agency Prinses Margrietplantsoen 35 2595 AM The Hague The Netherlands phone +31 (0)70 311 55 55 mail Tideway is all about successful offshore energy projects, be it oil, gas, wind, wave, or tidal. We know the business from inside out. We offer marine engineering, we solve challenges, invent innovative solutions and get the job done.

Tideway B.V. Minervum 7442 4817 ZG Breda The Netherlands phone +31 (0)76 520 4140 mail

Our specialized activities include: • Rock placement • Landfall construction • Dredging shore approaches, trenching and backfilling • Offshore platform ballasting by rock placement • Preparing, connecting, protecting and stabilising pipelines • Power cable installation including pipe-pulls Uptime Starts here TrustLube designs, manufactures, assembles and installs automatic lubrication systems and monitoring systems for the maritime, dredging, offshore and oil & gas industry. Our skill lies in choosing the exact dosage required for the installation to achieve a sound performance.

TrustLube B.V. Neon 7 4751 XA Oud Gastel The Netherlands phone +31 (0)88 87 87 700 mail Van Aalst Group is specialized in specific fields of cargo handling to transport and distribute dry bulk and liquids to and from platforms and in motion compensated gangway bridges, which has a higher workability allowing transfers in larger weather windows, increased safety and thus an improved overall efficiency in executing W2W operations.

Van Aalst Group B.V. Baanhoekweg 16 3313 LA Dordrecht The Netherlands phone +31 (0)78 622 1304 mail



Stand 1629 The Hague Business Agency offers you a jump start into the Netherlands, a key strategic location in Europe. We guide you through the regulations, make you feel at home. Free of charge.

Stand 1525 • Commissioning & decommissioning • Deepsea harvesting • Subsea installation • Seabed improvement and ballasting services Tideway provides total offshore solutions for the renewables market, the interconnector as well as the oil & gas markets. Specifically in the field of offshore windfarms our engineering services have become the cutting edge of operations. We engineer, we install, we protect.

Stand 1629 The method of TrustLube takes care of the continuity of the industrial process and enables installations to achieve significant lubricant savings. Our sustainable TrustLube systems continually prove themselves in the most extreme conditions. TrustLube can save on your lubricant consumption, extend the lifetime of your equipment and increase your uptime. For more information, please contact our office.

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Van Heck Ambachtsstraat 2 8391 VK Noordwolde The Netherlands phone +31 (0)561 431739 mail

Van Heck is an internationally operating company with 50 years’ experience in the field of water control and management. Van Heck’s speciality is often called upon to manage floods. Van Heck’s expertise includes providing tailor-made solutions for dredging, civil and industrial projects, government and water boards. Van Heck is also active in the offshore industry with ballast services for load-out and float-over operations.

Stand 1629 Van Heck’s newest innovation is the Sea Trophy. The first complete mobile pump system that enables the controlled, contained, fast oil recovery after incorrect or off-spec fuelling and in the event of grounding or calamity at sea. Van Oord is a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering, and offshore projects.

Van Oord Offshore B.V. P.O. Box 458 4200 AL Gorinchem The Netherlands phone +31 (0)88 826 5200 mail

The growth of the world economy and population increases the global demand for energy. To meet this demand, Van Oord provides integrated solutions with a focus on the installation, stabilisation and protection of offshore oil, gas, and wind infrastructure.

Stand 1723 The deployment of our in-house specialists and equipment allows us to execute engineering, procurement and construction contracts in the field of landfall construction. Van Oord also leads the market in deep-sea rock installation for stabilising and protecting offshore infrastructure.

Vryhof P.O. Box 109 2900 AC Capelle aan den Yssel The Netherlands phone +31 (0)10 266 8900 mail

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Vryhof is the trusted partner to many of the offshore industry’s leading companies, delivering innovative and customer-focused anchoring and mooring solutions. We are committed to the highest standards of safety and integrity.

optimum quality mooring solutions.

Vryhof consists of: Deep Sea Mooring, MoorLink and Vryhof Anchors.

Vryhof Anchors designs and provides drag embedment anchors and related mooring equipment for larger floating structures in the offshore energy industries as well as for offshore civil applications.

Deep Sea Mooring is the trusted choice for E&P companies and drilling operators that demand the best in safe, innovative and

MoorLink’s mooring solutions meet the most extreme needs of the demanding offshore industry. Swivel links, connections and wire clamps.

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Worldwide Manpower & Workforce Management Solutions. Assessing, training & managing careers throughout the industry. WTS Energy 14825 St. Mary’s Lane, Suite 122 77079, Houston - Texas United States phone +1 7137804890 mail



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i n d u s t r y

Offshore Industry (OSI) magazine is one of the leading publications for the international offshore industry. OSI has built a strong reputation for providing the latest news, informative editorials, rich photography and high-quality production, and has broad readership including operators, contractors, engineers and managers.

Yellow & Finch Publishers President Rooseveltlaan 739 4383 NG Vlissingen The Netherlands phone +31 (0)118 473 398 mail

For anyone active in the offshore industry worldwide, OSI is a must-read! In addition to the magazine, OSI also offers wider coverage via Offshore Industry’s digital edition, which can be accessed via its dedicated website If you would like more information about communication opportunities, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss a turn-key solution for your company.

Stand 1629 We engineer your vision. We offer mechanical engineering skills in special equipment for offshore challenges: concept-, basic- and detail-engineering, structural engineering, extensive experience with classification agencies. The special equipment we design answers the world’s toughest questions, while functioning under the world’s heaviest conditions.

Mechdes Engineering Fahrenheitstraat 47 3846 CC Harderwijk The Netherlands phone +31 (0)341 277070 mail

Our approach results in robust and reliable equipment: automated systems, handling systems, drive systems, chain pullers, traction- and reel winches. Contact: Erik van der Woude, Manager Sales and Business Development

Breman Machinery invests in the future Breman Machinery, located in Genemuiden, The Netherlands, has expanded its machine park with an XXL Machining Centre. The Skoda HCW4 boring and vertical turning machine is a multifunctional machine. Its strength is the machining and turning of large structures and components with a high accuracy level. With a range of 30 meters in length, 10 meters in height and a table capacity of 250 tonnes, it’s one of the largest machine of its kind in Europe.

Especially dedicated for this machine a production facility of 80 x 30 meters and 25 meters of height and a crane capacity of 320 mT has been built.

Extreme precision.



Breman Machinery responds with this investment to the expanding demands of the market. Offshore equipment and components for the Aerospace,

Maritime, and Defence sectors are becoming even larger and more complex in the future. Thanks to this XXL Machining Centre, constructions with an extremely large dimension can be machined very accurately with tolerances up to a hundredth of a millimetre.



Technology doesn’t just evolve. People innovate. There is one thing the entire energy industry has in common: our approach to challenges. No matter what the problem is, we know it is possible to solve it – if we innovate.

Become an exhibitor at ONS 2018 to show your company’s technology and solutions, and find new business. Welcome to a world-leading stage for energy, technology and innovation! 2018




Come and say hello! You will find us at Stand 3567 OTC Houston 30 April – 3 May 2018

GustoMSC is an independent and reputable design & engineering company of mobile offshore units and equipment. In close cooperation with our clients, we translate experience, science and technical knowledge into realistic & innovative ideas. In this way, GustoMSC enables and supports safe and efficient operations at sea, contributing to a sustainable future.


Offshore Holland | 18 2018  

Offshore Holland is een hoogwaardig, Engelstalig relatie- en promotiemagazine voor de internationale olie- en gasindustrie. Het doel van het...

Offshore Holland | 18 2018  

Offshore Holland is een hoogwaardig, Engelstalig relatie- en promotiemagazine voor de internationale olie- en gasindustrie. Het doel van het...