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Faroe Pre-qualified

Faroe Petroleum, the independent Oil and Gas Company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and undeveloped field opportunities in the Atlantic margin, the North Sea and Norway, is pleased to announce that, in advance of potentially submitting applications for licences, it..

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Alnmaritec Wind Farm Support Boat

Alnmaritec, the aluminium boat builder based in Northumberland, recently announced the successful launch of the second in a series of four sister ships to be delivered for duties in wind farm support roles. The Endeavour has been built for the..

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Jaap den Ouden Wins IRO Award of Excellence 2009

Jaap den Ouden, founder and co-owner of Mercon, received the IRO Award of Excellence 2009 during the IRO (Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Oil & Gas Industry) Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 17 November 2009 at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam..

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New Appointment Wärtsilä

Mr Markus Pietikäinen (MSc, Economics) (34) has been appointed Vice President, Group Treasury and Financial Services as from 1 January 2010. Effective from the same date, the Group Treasury and Wärtsilä Development & Financial Services (WDFS) will operatively merge to..

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A Match for Any Climate

Bachmann introduces M1 automation system with condensation proof electronics Where most manufacturers guarantee electronics to operate according to specifications in a non-condensing environment, Bachmann electronic is now going one step further: A new process enables the safe operation of the..

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Successful Acoustic Fiobuoy Trials

After using Time/Date Fiobuoys for almost ten years, the Royal Australian Navy’s Australian Hydrographic Service has successfully trialled Fiomarine‘s Acoustic Command model Fiobuoys. After supplying them with six acoustic models, the Company now hopes the AHS will upgrade their entire..

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SV Noordhoek Pathfinder Launched

The launch of the Noordhoek Pathfinder, a 62m DPII ROV and Survey Support Vessel, took place at the De Hoop Shipyard in Foxhol, The Netherlands, on 7th November. The launching ceremony was officiated by Miss Julia Anna Noordhoek, granddaughter of..

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Introducing Endurance

Gulf Marine Services, a Middle East region elevating support vessel operator, along with MSC Gusto, has developed a uniquely designed self-propelled self elevating jack-up barge currently under construction in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Gusto 2500X vessel, named the GMS Endurance,..

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Building the Biggest

The Swiss-based Allseas Group announces the building of the platform installation / decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pieter Schelte. The company, free of debt, has sufficient funds for the building of Pieter Schelte, and will award the contract to a shipyard..

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Subsea Precommissioning Operation Completed

BJ Services Company recently completed a major subsea pipeline precommissioning operation for Saipem S.A. in Nigeria on the Akpo development, one of the largest deepwater developments ever undertaken.The Akpo field lies in the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 130 Block approximately..

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Opening Design Office in Singapore

IJmuiden-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has strengthened its global network by opening a design office in Singapore. The office will provide a local liaison point for customers building ships in Asia which were designed in the Dutch and UK offices..

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Royalty and Rich New Opportunities

The Subsea UK delegation from a major deepwater exhibition in Monaco returned today buoyed up by new opportunities for their technology. Industry body, Subsea UK, led a delegation of seven companies to showcase their technologies and expertise at Deep Offshore..

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Seabird Exploration Calls on HB Rentals

Global offshore accommodation specialist HB Rentals has delivered a specially-modified safe area sleeping quarters to Seabird Exploration’s operations in Angola, on a three-year contract. HB Rentals prepared and delivered the eight-man solution to West Africa with only 10 days notice,..

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Development of Offshore Wind Farm Capacity

Scotland leads by example in Europe’s first large-scale offshore wind collaboration. Offshore wind farm developers today announced their plans for major development in the outer Forth and Tay areas at a stakeholder event held in Edinburgh. The proposed sites have..

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Detect and Prevent Leaks on Ships

In response to elevated safety and environmental regulations on ships, Allweiler AG, a Colfax business unit, has begun equipping its ‘SNS’ series of screw pumps with the optional ‘Allseal’ intelligent leak-detection and -collection system. These pumps are used primarily to..