Orca offshore and MarineObjects have recieved funding from the Dutch government to support the development of the Operational Support System. The ODS system will help to reduce offshore risks for any type of offshore construction work by monitoring the critical limitations of the operation in real time and several days ahead. This system will allow

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The Dutch Safety Board has recently published the accident investigation reports regarding the twin crane accident that occured in Alphen aan den Rijn in 2015. Orca offshore, together with Saetech, performed the engineering assessment and technical root cause analysis. The accident involved a bridge lift with two telescopic cranes from two barges. The technical root

Heerema Marine Contractor successfully launched and upended the Statoil Gina Krog jacket. The jacket was build be Heerema Fabrication (HFGE)  in Vlissingen and transported on the Saipem owned barge S600. Orca offshore was part of the HFGE jacket design team and was responsible for the Naval Architectural design of the Statoil Gina Krog jacket which included

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Orca Offshore is happy to inform that we have successfully concluded the modeltesting of the Monobasewind concept. “All tests were in line with our predictions for all stages of the transport, installation and in-place situations,” Project Director Jan Groot Monobase Wind BV said. Highlights of the tests are: the transportation analysis showed mild accelerations (less than 1.1 m/s2) at

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Monobasewind modeltests starts

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MARIN has build the first ever (model) Monobase! The prototype will be tested the coming two weeks in the MARIN facilities in Wageningen the Netherlands. The model will be used to test all the main characteristics of the tow, installation and the inplace condition. The monobasewind is a new foundation for large offshore wind turbines based

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Orca Offshore has been made finalists for the upcoming Bentley “Be Inspired” awards category Innovation in Offshore engineering  – part of “The Year In Infrastructure 2014 conference”.  The nomination for this prestigious award comes from the work performed for the Centrica F3-Fa self installing platform. See detailed description of project on Bentley website. For this project Orca

Orca Offshore and MarineObjects have delivered a MRU (Motion Response Unit) to Dutch Offshore Contractors for the tow of the Jack-up barge “Odin” from Bremerhaven to Lima. The system has been build and delivered within seven days after contract award. For more details see here.  

MonoBaseWind has been awarded a free two week modeltest slot at the MARIN maritime research institute. This unique opportunity will be used to test the important stages of the transport and installation operation of the MonoBaseWind and to validate the computer models. The initiative is launched to stimulate innovation in the Dutch maritime sector and

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has been nominated for the “Vernufteling” election organised by The Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI). The”Vernufteling” is the annual award which is awarded to the consulting or engineering firm that sends in the most imaginative project. The MonoBaseWind is a self Installing gravity base solution designed for offshore wind turbines. For More Information Please visit www.MonoBaseWind.com

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Orca Offshore together with ONE Simulation have performed a wave motion analysis using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). This work was done to investigate the effect of the bottom on the motion characteristics of the vessel. This 400 foot vessel has to perform a heavy lift with only 60 cm keel clearance. The soil top layer