"The Great Egyptian Dream": An Update on the Suez Canal Expansion

February 9, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

With the project not even close to the halfway mark, the new Suez Canal project has 1000 personnel currently dredging the canal with a further 1000 professionals still yet to join. As the first ship is planned to navigate the newly dredged channel in August 2015, the dredging consortium are working around the clock to finish the project on time. Read More
Acta Marine contracts CIG Shipbuilding for the design and construction of a large Wind Farm Support Vessel (WFSV).

February 6, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

The DP-2 fitted vessel measures 108 by 16 meters and offers accommodation and workspaces for 75 persons onboard. The vessel will be equipped with two dedicated boat landings for Crew Transfer Vessels as well as a motion-compensated gangway, which allows a safe and efficient transfer of technicians and equipment between the vessel and wind turbines. Read More
Van Oord with partner Royal Boskalis Westminster has won a major land reclamation contract in Indonesia.

January 29, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

The contract, awarded by the PT Muara Wisesa Samudra, includes design and construction of the artificial island under the Dredging and Land Development Project for Pluit City off the coast of Jakarta. The contract has a value of approximately EUR 350 million (shared equally between Boskalis and Van Oord). This project involves reclaiming approximately 160 hectares of new land requiring in excess of 20 million cubic meters of dredged sand. Read More
VBMS will assist Van Oord with the export cable installation for the Gemini Offshore Wind Farm, the cabling specialist company announced today

January 29, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

Arno van Poppel, the company’s CEO, said: “After our successful cooperation for the Eneco Luchterduinen OWF last year, we are very pleased to install this export cable for Van Oord and contribute to one of the most productive offshore wind farms in the world.” The scope of work includes the installation of two cable sections with a total length of 11 km. Read More
Siemens Prepares Base for Westermeerwind Construction

January 23, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

Siemens has decided to make Urk a base port for the management of the Westermeerwind nearshore wind farm construction. Read More