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New industry’s 3D printing project launched

3D printing of metallic components has significant potential for maritime and offshore industry applications. In this context, the online procurement firm in marine equipment,, has signed a research collaboration agreement with Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) with the aim to prove standards for the certification of metallic components produced by NYP’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) for maritime application. 

UK offshore union calls Government to take immediate action to manage COVID-19

RMT, UK’s offshore union is calling for urgent action to protect the UK’s energy supply sector from collapse amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Union highlighted that the oil price wars and the public health at risk could lead the North Sea oil and gas sector to an overall damage, placing tens of thousands of offshore workers out of work, increasing the UK’s reliance on imported fossil fuels.

Global offshore wind industry installs record 6.1 GW in 2019

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) reported that the offshore wind industry achieved a record of  6.1 GW installations of new capacity in 2019, bringing the overall capacity to 29 GW. It is stated that Europe remained the largest market for offshore wind, holding a 59% stake of new installation, followed by Asia-Pacific region which accounted for the remaining 41%.

MOL Norge completes oil and gas discovery in North Sea

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) announced that MOL Norge completed an oil and gas discovery close to the Balder field in the North Sea – 25/8-19 S and 25/8-19 A. Namely, the wells were drilled 8 kilometers northwest of Ringhorne on the Balder field in the central part of the North Sea and 200 kilometers west of Stavanger.

Offshore sector faces the impact of COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 has already disrupted the shipping industry in several ways, the offshore sector is also feeling the impact of the pandemic, as many offshore companies are experiencing lower prices or COVID-19 cases.

Watch: Deep Dig-it carries out trial

A strange vehicle will be driving on the bottom of the harbor in the western port area of the Port of Rotterdam, on a trial basis. It is the Deep Dig-it, an unmanned trencher of 17 meters long and 138,000 kilos clean on the hook. 

Inpex inks MoUs for Abadi LNG project off Indonesia

Inpex, Japanese oil and gas firm inked memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with PT PLN Persero (PLN) and PT Pupuk Indonesia for the long-term domestic LNG and pipeline natural gas supply from the Abadi LNG project offshore Indonesia.


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