Tag Archives: offshore

Cleaning up the mess

My first blog in ages, it’s been very busy since October 2012 and basically forgot I actually have a blog. Apologies to the captain and storekeeper of the Oleg Strashnov, as I promised to write a blog about my visit … Continue reading

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Bigger, better, tougher

In the offshore and (heavy) lifting industry boundaries are pushed constantly. We aim for deeper water, larger vessels, heavier lifts, explore the arctic and consequently need to adapt methods and equipment to withstand the brute forces of the environment. It … Continue reading

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Dutch (Engineering) Pride

Today I read that a Dutch engineering company, Van den Noort Innovations, was awarded the Innovation Award 2012 of the Wall Street Journal. The company was awarded for their innovative Twin Wing Tsunami Barrier, a clever device that use both … Continue reading

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Is the market picking up again – second attempt

On April 13, 2011, I wrote a blog titled “Is the market picking up again?” in which I stated that the first 2 weeks of April reminded me of October 2004. In October 2004 I noticed a turn-over from crisis … Continue reading

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