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Delivering New Built Vessel

On 8 January, Lloyd Werft, Germany delivered MS ‘Combi Dock IV’ as the fourth and last newbuilt vessel for K/S Combi Lift. MS ‘Combi Dock IV’ represents the completion of the cooperation between the Danish/German joint venture Combi Lift –..

Remote Condition Monitoring

Suzlon, the third largest global wind turbine manufacturer, and Brüel & Kjær Vibro, the world’s leading independent supplier of machine condition monitoring equipment and services, announce a frame agreement for the supply of remote condition monitoring solutions for Suzlon’s range..

Cutter Suction Dredger for Nigeria

A Damen cutter suction dredger, type CSD450, is prepared for transport to Nigeria for Fiddil Nigeria Ltd. The standard dredger has been enhanced by many options to fulfil the local operational requirements. The dredger, named “Ononaku”, will work on an..

New Rules Published

The technical evolution of offshore support vessels (OSV) has initiated Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to publish new rules for ships intended for offshore support and supply, offshore towing, well stimulation, and other specialized offshore services.

Contract Signed

Marlink, the global provider of satellite communications to the maritime industry, has announced the signing of a new contract with US company, Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC for the supply of communications for two of its Multi Purpose Support Vessels.

New Contracts with Island Offshore

STX Europe has entered into new contracts with Island Offshore for the building of two Platform Supply Vessels. The vessels will be built at STX Europe in Brevik, and are based on the same design as Island Commander and Island Chieftain..

Pipeline Pressure Isolation

TDW Offshore Services AS (TDW) announced that it has completed a pipeline pressure isolation operation in Malaysia with Amserve Engineering on behalf of Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd (MLNG), a subsidiary of Petronas, the national oil company of Malaysia. The operation..

On & Offshore Gorinchem

Evenementenhal Gorinchem is organizing the second edition of the trade fair On & Offshore. On- & Offshore takes place from 30th March until the 1st of April 2010, focusing on the oil-, gas-, petrochemical and dredging industry.

New Management Team

Maven Capital Partners has backed a management buy-in at Aberdeen-based Electro-Flow Controls. In a £10 million deal, Maven alongside Simmons Parallel Energy Fund has bought into the fast-growing specialist controls business, with the Clydesdale Bank providing banking facilities.

Crewsafe For Offshore Fleet

Bhagwan Marine, a highly regarded Western Australia marine operator with clients including Apache Energy, BHP Billiton, Chevron, Fugro, INPEX, Neptune Marine Services and Woodside Petroleum has confirmed it will roll-out Mobilarm Crewsafe across its fleet of oil and gas marine..

Intruder Detection

Sonardyne International has sold and delivered additional Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar Systems for the US Navy. They will be used for the Integrated Swimmer Detection Program managed by the Naval Underwater Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport RI.

Offshore Site Investigation

Environmental consultants Aquatera and marine geographic information specialists SeaZone have teamed up to offer a marine mapping and information solution to the offshore energy industry.

Regional Distribution Of LNG

The FKAB L2 is a 16 500 m3 LNG vessel design primarily for regional distribution of LNG. In combination with the FKAB L1 design, presented in June 2009, the FKAB L2 design are FKAB contribution to the development of an..

Two Windfarm Platform Topsides

Heerema Hartlepool, one of the fabrication locations of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), has been awarded a contract to fabricate and load out two substation platform topsides for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm by AREVA T&D UK Ltd on behalf..

Renewable Energy Project Completed

World leading ROV manufacturer Sub-Atlantic Ltd has completed the assembly and integration of a power and control system to  an underwater trenching vehicle for CT Offshore of Denmark. The £500,000 project, which took just six weeks to complete, was a..

Vulkan Couplings Equips Gateway

In September 2009, the suction dredger ‘Gateway’ was launched at the IHC Merwede Offshore and Marine shipyard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. The dredger, completed for Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., has been fitted out with couplings from Vulkan Couplings. The Gateway has an..

Surveillance and Training Officer Course

The Merchant Maritime Warfare Centre (MMWC), a UK based, non-profit counter-piracy organisation, reports that its first Surveillance and Training Officer (STO) course, which took place 16-18th November 2009 has proven a great success. The course is an industry first, as..

Pipelay Vessel Joins Helix ESG Fleet

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. new deepwater pipelay vessel, Caesar, departed the shipyard in China on November 28, and is transiting to the Gulf of Mexico where she will join the company’s subsea construction fleet.

Discovery of Additional Oil Resources

Husky Energy has reported the discovery of additional oil resources in the White Rose area. Drilled by Transocean’s Henry Goodrich semisub in the fall of 2008, the North Amethyst E-17 well was drilled to delineate the Ben Nevis Avalon Formation..

Hydro-Electric Wave Energy Device

The wave energy industry took a major stride forward last week when the world’s largest working hydro-electric wave energy device, known as ‘Oyster’, was officially launched by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond MSP at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)..

Real-Time Riser Tension Monitoring

Schlumberger has been awarded a contract by Heerema Marine Contractors to supply a real-time riser tension monitoring system for nine single leg hybrid risers (SLHR) for a major project offshore Angola.

Sevan Driller Completes Sea Trials

The Sevan Driller completed the sea trials off the coast of China on November 23, 2009, and has started its voyage to Brazil for commencement of a six-year contract with Petrobras S.A. The rig has undertaken an extensive commissioning and..

Pearl GTL Project Completed

Jumbo Shipping has completed a two-year project for the Pearl GTL project of Qatar Shell GTL Ltd. From 2007 to November 2009, 24 reactors of 1200 tonnes each have been transported to the Port of Ras Laffan. With 28,800 tonnes..

Oil Field Becomes Gas Field

Thirty years after the Statfjord field started production, one of the largest oil fields in the North Sea has now become a gas field. “On 24 November 1979 we brought one of the North Sea’s largest oil fields on stream,” says..

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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