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Kalmar concludes agreement with SOMACOM

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and DMP SAS, Kalmar’s regional dealer, have concluded an agreement with Société De Manutention Et De Consignation Maritime (SOMACOM) to deliver three diesel-electric straddle carriers for use at the Ile de la Réunion Terminal.

The large order was booked in Cargotec’s 2023 Q4 order intake with delivery scheduled to be completed during Q4 2024.

Port Réunion, the busiest container port in the Indian Ocean, is situated on the west coast of Réunion Island. It is the island’s only port, located some 20 kilometres from the island’s capital St Denis. The main cargoes handled are petroleum products, building materials, sugar products, grain and food produce. The port’s equipment fleet already includes Kalmar straddle carriers, reachstackers, forklifts and empty container handlers.

The straddle carriers delivered to SOMACOM are powered by a highly efficient diesel-electric power unit and feature excellent manoeuvrability, quiet operation and easy maintenance. The spacious, ergonomic cabin and intuitive user interface help to improve productivity by ensuring that operators benefit from the best possible driving experience.

Priscilla Damour, CEO, SOMACOM: “Kalmar equipment has always delivered in terms of performance and availability. We are confident that the new units will continue this trend and ensure that our fleet helps us to deliver the best possible service for our customers at Réunion.”

Karri Keskinen, Head of Global Sales, Horizontal Transportation, Kalmar: “This repeat order for machines with identical technical specifications demonstrates how satisfied SOMACOM has been with the performance of our equipment. I would also like to highlight the important role played by DMP SAS in securing this order and continuing to provide the customer with an excellent level of local support.”

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21 February 2024 |

Sean Murphy to head up US renewables for ABL

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Renewable energy and marine surveyor, Sean Murphy, has recently taken on the pivotal role of Renewables Manager to ABL in North America, where he will drive the expansion of ABL’s expert energy and marine consultancy to support clients in the development of the USA’s renewable energy targets.

“2024 is poised to be a big year for US renewable energy, marked by offshore wind leasing processes in New Jersey, Central Atlantic, Oregon, Maryland, Maine and the Gulf of Mexico. With the increasing number of projects in the offshore renewable space, there’s a corresponding rise in challenges from a marine perspective and greater demand on the marine supply chain. At ABL, we excel in assisting clients in comprehending their marine value chain and mitigating risks at every stage of their projects, thereby ensuring the long-term viability of their assets.”Sean Murphy, Renewables Manager, ABL USA.

ABL’s comprehensive offering to the renewable energy sector includes marine advisory services, ports and harbors consultancy, marine assurance & risk services, and marine warranty surveying (MWS). Its US operations are also complemented by sister companies in the market, OWC – the renewable energy consultants, and Longitude – the engineering consultants.

“With OWC and Longitude, we have a combined track-record across more than 17 US offshore wind projects in various stages of development, as well as experience in floating solar (FPV), wave-energy conversion (WEC), and renewable interconnector projects in the region. Leveraging this wealth of experience, coupled with our established reputation as marine consultants, equips us with an unparalleled understanding of the challenges and opportunities from a marine perspective, from project feasibility to construction to operations.” John Walker, Managing Director ABL New York, and Maritime ABL Americas.

In his new capacity, Murphy will work closely with respective colleagues at OWC and Longitude, to provide a comprehensive technical offering to support renewable energy stakeholders across the entire development lifecycle of a project or asset.

ABL USA operates from four primary locations: New York, Boston, Houston and Fort Lauderdale. The local operations are further bolstered by its coast-to-coast marine surveyor footprint, covering Miami, Seattle, San Francisco, New Orleans, Halifax, and St. John’s.

ABL is part of ABL Group – the Oslo-listed leading independent consultancy group, providing energy, marine, engineering and digital solutions to drive safety and sustainability across energy and oceans.

ABL Group also includes companies: OWC – specialising in renewable energy consultancy services for the grid-scale development of onshore and offshore renewable energy, and Longitude Engineering – specialising in independent engineering, marine and vessel design, and advanced simulations.

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21 February 2024 |

Mammoet Merchandise celebrates 20 years with new interactive store

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Celebrating 20 years, Mammoet Merchandise has unveiled its new interactive retail store in Schiedam, the Netherlands.

The store gives members of the public a chance to fully immerse themselves in the fascinating world of Mammoet.

Visitors to the new Mammoet Experience Store can purchase exclusive Mammoet clothing, scale models and souvenirs; learn about the history of the company; and even experience the thrill of what it’s like to sit in one of its cranes.

Mammoet opened its first retail store 20 years ago in February 2004. Back then, it was a dedicated area of an office, with cabinets showcasing a handful of scale models, T-shirts and caps.

Over the years, the popularity of its merchandise has gone from strength-to-strength, with Mammoet Merchandise growing into a successful part of the business.

New product lines have been added and the Mammoet Club launched, which rewards gold members with opportunities to purchase exclusive items.

The new 300 square meter store remains at the company’s European headquarters, in Schiedam, but has been moved to a new larger building to elevate it into something more for visitors.

Interactive elements include dioramas, a showcase aisle of all its scale model collectables released over the years, and a history wall highlighting key Mammoet milestones.

The store’s design also takes inspiration from Mammoet equipment. There’s a table that is a 1:1 scale-model of a Mammoet 6-axle Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT), clothing rails that look like crane booms, and a hanging table made from spreader bars and slings.
There’s also the Mammoet Crane Experience: a real Liebherr crane cab that people can sit inside and, through the power of VR, take a virtual tour of different Mammoet equipment and projects.

Paul Gregoire, Managing Director at Mammoet Merchandise, said: “We felt that the existing store didn’t really provide the kind of Mammoet experience we wanted to offer.

By relocating it to new, bigger premises, we’ve been able to completely rebuild the entire store from scratch and offer something that visitors won’t forget.

It’s my hope they come away with not only a nice souvenir, but also a better understanding of Mammoet’s impressive heritage, equipment and projects.”

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20 February 2024 |

Rhenus India advances sustainable logistics with Brenntag

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Rhenus deepens its decade-long partnership with Brenntag in India, with more sustainable warehousing, freight solutions and services.

Rhenus India also announced the recent appointment of their Joint Managing Director, Bhaswar Arya.

Rhenus India advances sustainable logistics capabilities with electric vehicle (EV) trucks and partnership with BrenntagRhenus India advances sustainable logistics capabilities with electric vehicle (EV) trucks and partnership with Brenntag.

Leading global logistics service provider Rhenus Group launches EV trucks to augment local distribution support and extend its existing logistics services for Brenntag. Discussions are also on the future partnership plans to include Air and Ocean freight, enhancing local distribution movements and other value-added services. Brenntag is a global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution.

This step complements the comprehensive warehousing solutions and domestic distribution network across India. These warehousing solutions are state-of-the-art, equipped with the latest technology and adhering to international standards of safety and efficiency.

To celebrate the company’s commitment to sustainability, Rhenus also organised a customer event in Mumbai, which was attended by elite and senior industry leaders from diverse sectors, including Tobias Bartz, CEO and Chairman of Rhenus Group,and Jan Harnisch, CEO of Rhenus Air & Ocean. The event also highlighted topics such as integrated logistics solutions and cutting-edge technology.

The introduction of EV trucks is the latest sustainable logistics initiative from Rhenus India. Its new warehouses are equipped with sky lighting to enhance the use of natural light and reduce electricity usage. In 2023, Rhenus India installed 350 kilovolt (kv) solar panels at their multi-user facility in Bhiwandi, Mumbai. For 2024, it aims to implement up to three solar projects in a phased manner at the new upcoming facility in Bhiwandi, specifically for non-chemical clients and multi-user facilities at Gurgaon.

Rhenus Group looks forward to shaping the future of logistics through innovation, sustainability, and technological integration. The company has received international recognition and awards for multiple years now. For example, EcoVadis, a globally recognized and independent provider of sustainability ratings for companies, awarded Rhenus Group gold status in its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rankings for 2023. Rhenus scored high points in categories such as environment, employment and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement assessment.

Separately, Rhenus announced the appointment of Bhaswar Arya as the Joint Managing Director for India. Prior to this, Bhaswar was a strategic assistant to the Chairman of Rhenus Group in Germany and played a pivotal role in a variety of global projects and strategies. Under his management, Rhenus India will focus on establishing the company as a leader in comprehensive integrated logistics solutions, augmented by technology, for the Indian market. Industry segments of focus include Automotive, Engineering and Industrial, Chemicals, Healthcare and Consumer Goods.

“We understand that our role in logistics extends beyond mere transportation and storage – it is about creating a sustainable future. This commitment to sustainability is not just an ethical choice, but a business imperative, guiding us to innovate, operate responsibly, and contribute positively to the planet and its people. At Rhenus India, we do not just move goods; we move forward with a vision for a more sustainable world,” says Bhaswar Arya.

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20 February 2024 |

Globalink announces the opening of their Kazakhstan office

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Globalink are thrilled to announce the opening of Globalink Logistics’ latest branch office in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.

This expansion into Karaganda, the country’s fifth-largest city and a key industrial center, signifies a significant step in their ongoing commitment to providing top-notch logistics services across the region.

With Karaganda joining their network, Globalink Logistics proudly operates in 9 major cities throughout Kazakhstan, significantly enhancing their geographical reach and service capabilities.

This expansion is a testament to their dedication to growth and excellence in logistics services. They look forward to bringing their expertise and quality service to more clients in Karaganda and contributing positively to the region’s dynamic business environment.

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19 February 2024 |

Jumbo awarded contract by YWPC

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Jumbo Offshore has recently been awarded a contract by Yunneng Wind Power Co., Ltd. (YWPC) for the removal of monopiles at the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm.

The contract award represents an expansion of the company’s existing scope, which has involved transport and installation of the project’s transition pieces.

Under the contract, some monopiles, which were installed during an earlier project phase, are to be removed approximately 3m below mean seabed level. To undertake this scope, Jumbo Offshore will mobilise the DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel Fairplayer.

The vessel will be outfitted with an underwater abrasive cutting and lifting tool as well as an ROV. With these, the Fairplayer will remove the monopiles in several sections. These will then be lifted into the vessel’s 1,400m2 cargo hold for transportation to a local Taiwanese port, where the vessel will offload the monopile sections to the quayside.

Milad Sheikhi, Head of Sales and Business Development at Jumbo Offshore said, “We have been active on the Yunlin OWF project since 2021, carrying out transport and installation of transition pieces and will continue to perform this role in 2024. Being awarded this additional scope shows trust in our performance, project management, engineering and installation capabilities, for which are very grateful to our client.”

Brian Boutkan, Manager Commerce at Jumbo Offshore, added, “We are very proud to have been awarded this additional scope of work on the Yunlin OWF project. We see this as a confirmation that Jumbo’s values bring real benefit to our clients. With our client-centric approach, we aim to cooperate with our customers as a partner in all that we do, in order to offer a reliable service that inspires confidence.”

The Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm is developed by Yunneng Wind Power Co., Ltd., a joint project company involving Skyborn Renewables, TotalEnergies, Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO) and Sojitz Corporation. Located in the Taiwan Strait between 8 to 17km off Taiwan’s west coast, the 82km2 offshore wind farm will comprise 80 wind turbine generators installed at water depths of between 8 and 35m. Once completed, the 640 MW project will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in Taiwan, producing enough clean energy to serve the energy needs of more than 600,000 Taiwanese households.

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19 February 2024 |

Kalmar concludes agreement with CMA Terminals

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with CMA Terminals, a subsidiary of CMA CGM, to supply three Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers for SAMR, its terminal on Réunion Island.

The large order was booked in Cargotec’s Q4 2023 order intake, with delivery of the machines scheduled for Q4 2024.

Réunion Island is now the CMA CGM Group’s strategic hub in the Indian Ocean. CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land, air and logistics solutions, has reinforced its commitment with the creation of its Indian Ocean transhipment hub in 2016. Port Réunion has become France’s 4th container port. CMA Terminal currently operates multiple Kalmar diesel-electric straddle carriers at its terminal in the port.

Karri Keskinen, Head of Global Sales, Horizontal Transportation, Kalmar: “Kalmar and CMA Terminals have a long and successful history of collaboration. We are proud that they have selected our proven hybrid straddle carrier solution – which can cut fuel consumption by up to 40% compared to equivalent diesel-powered machines – to support them with their transition to more eco-efficient cargo-handling operations.”

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15 February 2024 |

Sarens installs Sydney gateway bridge

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John Holland Seymour Whyte Joint Venture (JHSW JV) called upon Sarens to execute a challenging bridge installation in Sydney.

Sarens has executed some of the most challenging bridge installations in Australia and become the most trusted partner for bridge construction or revamping across the region.

Sarens hauled 3 pairs of girders, each pair weighing around 700T inclusive of girders extensions, shimming and SPMTs.

Hugo Saua, Project Manager says, “One of the greatest challenges faced, was to come up with a solution that causes minimum stress impact to the structure during transport and manipulation.” He adds, “Another challenge was to precisely move the bridge sections over a public bridge while keeping the ground pressure under the allowable parameters of the public spaces.”

After thorough planning, the team decided to use Kamag SPMT K2400ST, CS250 in-house designed jacking tower system, and SBL1100 gantry system. This technical solution addressed both challenges, for efficient transport and installation. Sarens equipment was mobilised from our yard in Brisbane, Queensland and assembled on site within fourteen days.

Due to some technical challenges caused by delays during the client’s assembly activities, and in order to mitigate further delays, Sarens together with the JV (John Holland Seymour Whyte Joint Venture), proceed to install one of the main milestone structures before the expected sequence. This required for Sarens and the client to develop a flexible solution and compensate this new deviation allowing for the bridge sections impacted by the demurrage to be installed in a different order. As a result, this new agile solution allowed the client to mitigate the delays produced during the assembly activities.

Operations were divided into three stages. In the first stage, bridge sections were picked up by SPMTs and placed on the deployment position. Secondly, the bridge sections were transported from deployment to installation position. This operation was carried out during a narrow four-hour window. Lastly, the bridge sections were lowered by deploying a combination of SPMTs and jacking towers and then installed.

“Professionalism, availability, devotion, and hard work. These are the words I would use to summarise the service offered by Sarens”, said Guillaume Decoux, Project Manager, of our client JHSW JV. Hugo Saua adds, “Sydney Gateway has been a great project, and we are proud to have completed it safely with zero lost time. Sarens once again proved that we are always committed to provide flexible solutions, adjusted to client requirements, schedule and needs.”

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15 February 2024 |

PLA welcomes Erhardt as UAE member

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PLA are introducing Erhardt Project Cargo & Logistics Middle East representing the United Arab Emirates, as the latest member of the Project Logistics Alliance community.

Established in Spain in 1882, ERHARDT has transformed from a conventional Freight Forwarder to a worldwide logistics provider, offering customized, comprehensive, and cutting-edge solutions in close collaboration with clients, suppliers, and partners. To facilitate continued growth in the Gulf region, ERHARDT expanded its operations with the establishment of Erhardt Project Cargo & Logistics Middle East in Abu Dhabi.

ERHARDT excels in Industrial Project Transport, offering clients comprehensive support across various aspects of their operations. They bring extensive knowledge in turnkey projects, engineering, and logistics for Oil and Gas, Refineries, Renewable Energy, and Civil Infrastructure sectors among others.

Key Services:Project Logistics – Heavy and Oversized Cargo for Oil and Gas, Renewables, Power, Nuclear, Infrastructure and Mining Industries; Door-to-Door Solutions; Ocean Freight – Standard, RO-RO, FCL/LCL Shipments; Air Freight – Special Cargo and Time Critical Solutions; Road Freight; Customs Clearance – Import, Export and Documentation; Technical Engineering – Mooring, Towing and Ballast Solutions; Special Packaging Services; Storage and Distribution; Risk & Compliance Management.

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15 February 2024 |

ABL completes German subsea pipeline installation project

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Global energy and marine consultancy ABL has recently finalised its marine warranty survey scope in connection with the successful installation of Germany’s Ostsee Anbindungsleitung (OAL) subsea pipeline, with the first gas feed-in expected imminently.

ABL was contracted by GASCADE Gastransport GmbH (GASCADE) to provide marine warranty survey (MWS) services to oversee the transportation and installation (T&I) operations relating to the 50 kilometre long 48-inch subsea pipeline.

The pipeline connects the planned LNG terminal in the port of Mukran with the German pipeline network in Lubmin. In the future, the pipeline will also be used to feed green hydrogen into the German grid via the Mukran entry point.

“OAL is an important energy infrastructure project which strengthens the security of gas supply in Germany and across Europe. ABL has a long history acting as marine warranty surveyor as well as engineering and marine consultant for the installation of some of the world’s most significant subsea pipeline projects. We are very pleased to lend our expertise to support this project offshore Germany.”

The above water tie-in was recently completed signalling the end of the subsea construction phase and the successful construction of the OAL within a short timeframe.

“This means that the ambitious goal of enabling gas feed-ins into this pipeline in the winter of 2023/24 has been achieved. This is the contribution we can make as a transmission system operator to improving German and European security of supply and its resilience to crises. Despite a very ambitious schedule, we managed to complete the OAL in record time. My sincere thanks go to all those involved in the implementation.” Ulrich Benterbusch, Managing Director of GASC ADE.

Day-to-day management of the project was coordinated by ABL’s team in Germany, based in Hamburg. Onsite attendances were supported by ABL’s wider European network, to ensure operations are resourced with local technical expertise where possible, including using consultants from ABL Germany, Holland, Norway and France.

ABL is an independent energy and marine consultancy specializing in solutions to de-risk and drive the energy transition across renewables, maritime and oil and gas sectors. The company is part of Oslo-listed consultancy group ABL Group ASA.

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15 February 2024 |

Government approves Goole tax site to unlock further investment in Humber Freeport

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The Government has approved a freeport tax site in Goole, East Yorkshire, in a move which will stimulate further major investment within the Humber region.

The tax site, which forms part of the wider Humber Freeport, spans almost 500 acres of prime development land across two plots, separated by the M62 motorway, on the outskirts of Goole.

The town has become a magnet for inward investment in recent years, with the freeport tax site designation underlining the appeal of a location with excellent transport links via road, rail and the UK’s premier inland port.

The proposed footprint for the Goole tax site was submitted for approval in August last year. Now the site has been officially designated, following review and approval by the Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs.

It means businesses investing within the tax site can benefit from a series of advantages, ranging from business rate and stamp duty land tax relief, to National Insurance support designed to reduce employment costs.

Humber Freeport Chair Simon Bird welcomed approval for the Goole tax site.

He said: “Designation of the Goole tax site is another major positive step forwards for Humber Freeport and our mission to drive economic growth, generate thousands of skilled jobs, support innovation and promote cross-sector collaboration.

“We strongly believe our freeport proposition in the Humber is a compelling and unique one, with huge opportunities in decarbonisation, advanced manufacturing, chemicals and port-related operations.

“We’re offering investors the opportunity to benefit from the Humber’s status as a global gateway, with easy access to mainland Europe and beyond via the UK’s busiest ports complex.

“We’ve got the space to grow, the people, the skills and the world-class companies already here to support investors, making the Humber the perfect place to do business.”
Humber Freeport aims to capitalise on the Humber’s vital role as a strategic asset for UK Plc as Britain’s global gateway, by attracting large-scale inward investments creating thousands of new jobs.

Designation of the Goole tax site will support the delivery of one of the region’s largest investments.

Leading property developer Wykeland Group holds the long-term development rights to the 211-acre northern part of the Goole tax site and Wykeland has exchanged on a deal with Finnish tissue paper manufacturer Metsä Tissue.

Subject to planning approval, Metsä Tissue will invest hundreds of millions of pounds to create the UK’s largest tissue paper mill on the site.

The facility is proposed to be built in several phases over the next few years. It will create more than 400 jobs, with thousands of additional indirect jobs generated across the supply chain and in the local economy.

Dominic Gibbons, Managing Director of Hull-based Wykeland, said: “Confirmation of freeport tax status for the Goole site is excellent news for Goole and the wider Humber.
“The freeport tax site benefits added to the attractiveness of the proposition for Metsä Tissue.

“They also underline the appeal of the wider Goole site, paving the way for further large-scale development delivering economic growth, new jobs and wide-ranging community benefits.”

The southern part of the Goole tax site is owned by St John’s College, Cambridge, which has appointed HBD, part of Henry Boot, as Development Partner.

Siemens Mobility is at the forefront of Goole’s rejuvenation, with an investment of up to £200m in a rail manufacturing facility, adjacent to the freeport tax site, where tube trains for London’s Piccadilly line will be built.

The manufacturing facility will employ up to 700 people, generating around 1,700 new employment opportunities in the supply chain, and is the centrepiece of a growing rail village encompassing manufacturing, servicing and research and development facilities.

The southern part of the Goole tax site presents an opportunity to create an integrated supply chain alongside the Siemens Mobility rail centre of excellence and the neighbouring Guardian Glass factory.

The site has the potential to unlock a wealth of high-quality employment opportunities, particularly within the rail, advanced manufacturing and low carbon energy sectors.
Goole is one of three Humber Freeport tax sites, alongside Hull East and the Able Humber Port at Immingham.

Other companies that have announced plans to invest on Humber Freeport sites include rare earth exploration company Pensana and green hydrogen specialist Meld Energy, both at Saltend Chemicals Park within the Hull East tax site.

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14 February 2024 |

Seaway7 and Dong Fang collaborate in Taiwan

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Seaway7 and Dong Fang Offshore (DFO) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining their intention to collaborate in an exclusive manner and further strengthen their offering to the offshore wind market in Taiwan.

The collaboration will focus on developing a robust localised cable installation offering for the Taiwanese offshore wind projects to our clients.

Seaway7 has been operating in Taiwan since 2017, and today employs more than 100 people between their office in Taipei and their marine operations base in Taichung. They will provide comprehensive project management, engineering and installation knowledge with an extensive global track record totalling more than 2,500km of submarine cables for offshore wind. In Taiwan, Seaway7 is currently involved in four cable installation projects connecting more than 2.5GW to the Taiwan Electricity Grid.

DFO, a fully Taiwanese organisation established in 2019, will contribute their in-depth local market knowledge, and their world class assets and marine operations expertise.

Stuart Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer of Seaway7, said: “The intended partnership with Dong Fang Offshore builds on our existing successful business relationship and aligns with our strategy to be a long-term presence in Taiwan. Working together we are well positioned to efficiently utilise assets, unlock synergies for our clients and further optimise project execution”.

Polin Chen, Chief Executive Officer of Dong Fang Offshore, said: “The partnership between DFO and Seaway7 represents a concrete step towards ensuring Taiwan and the APAC region has a viable, high quality, local cable installation and repair solution, employing our combined fleets with the experience and knowledge of Seaway7. We look forward together to growing and building a long-term sustainable footprint in Taiwan”.

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14 February 2024 |

Shell contracts ABL’s EffioTM software

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Shell has contracted ABL’s specialist master data build and optimisation software – EffioTM, to support a number of its large-scale newbuild projects including LNG Canada, Crux and Jackdaw.

So far EffioTM has helped deliver time savings by 50% as well as adding value to improved management and overall visualisation of asset integrity management.

“The EffioTM tool has helped accelerate the computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) build by as much as 50% compared to a conventional project. This is done by introducing a novel solution that eliminates many MS Excel heavy activities common in CMMS projects, spanning data preparation, field population, quality checks and complex transmittal package management,” says Stuart Murray, head of technical at ABL’s asset and integrity management team.

As part of ABL’s scope of work with Shell, EffioTM has been deployed on LNG Canada and one of Shell’s Canada-based shale gas projects, ahead of further global deployment across new projects.

EffioTM is a cloud-based master data build, ETL (extract, transform and load) and optimisation software with a proven capability of achieving significant time and cost efficiencies for projects. This software was developed by ABL’s in house software team and is used on all internal new projects for data enhancement, build and optimisation of maintenance, materials and resources load levelling/grouping. EffioTM provides a one-stop solution for controlled, efficient, consistent and connected deployment of an asset management strategy.

ABL – part of Oslo-listed ABL Group ASA – is a marine and engineering consultancy working in renewables, oil and gas and maritime industries. The company’s asset management software is qualified to both the international ISO standard as well as the Norwegian NORSOK offshore standard.

EffioTM captures the learning from projects as rules and governance, enhancing each project delivery by enabling it to run QA checks on data sets before bulk loading into an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system or a CMMS. This allows the automation of some activities within a maintenance build.

The software has been successfully piloted by Shell’s global Technical Asset Operations team in managing Canadian asset projects where standard operate-phased Master Data Management tools are not yet in place.

“Our goal is focusing on getting data right the first time and building trust in the business through applying established industry and data standards such as ISO standard, CFIHOS, etc. We are looking forward to continuing our support as EffioTM adoption expands” adds Stuart Murray.

The EffioTM software has been used successfully on multiple upstream oil and gas projects and clients, including supermajors, international oil companies and FPSO operators, plus for projects in the downstream processing and renewable energy industries. It can be applied to any industry and a large distillery in the UK has recently started using it.

EffioTM is also used by clients to migrate systems for example to move from SAP to SAP S/4HANA and when merging acquired assets into the organisation.

ABL’s asset integrity management teams in Aberdeen and London, UK, are managing the project from the supplier side. The company has not disclosed the value of the contract.

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14 February 2024 |

Cuchi Shipping transports to Cambodia

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Cuchi Shipping, our members from Vietnam, are proud to share an update on a cross border project they completed in January.

This shipment involved four pieces of cargo, weighing a total of 175 tons.

The cargo travelled from Saigon Port in Vietnam, where Cuchi Shipping performed all necessary operations, before being moved to its final destination in the Kratie Province of Cambodia.

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13 February 2024 |
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