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Liebherr Delivers First MTC 78000 Offshore Crane

 At the end of June, Liebherr delivered the first heavy lift offshore crane type MTC 78000 straight from its manufacturing plant in Rostock. The MTC 78000 is one of the biggest offshore slewing cranes worldwide and achieves a maximum lifting capacity of 1,600 t at 35 m. Four units of the new heavy-lift crane...

Naming Ceremony of Sevan Driller

The naming ceremony of the Sevan Driller, the world’s first cylinder-shaped ultra-deepwater drilling rig, took place on 28 June 2009 at Cosco Qidong Shipyard, Jiangsu Province, China. Sevan Driller was named by the godmother Madam Feng Jiping, wife of Cosco Group President Captain Wei Jiafu. About 400 guest from the shipyard, clients, shareholders, investors,...

Contract for Boskalis

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the contract for the protection of a 7 km stretch of coastline in Cotonou, Benin in Western Africa. The contract was awarded by the Ministry of housing, environment and coastal protection of the Republic of Benin and has a value of EUR 35 million. The project is...

NCA Acquires Additional Shares in IOS Offshore

Norse Cutting & Abondonment AS (NCA) acquires additional 21% of mooring specialist IOS Offshore, bringing its total engagement up to 91%. “Since IOS became part of the NCA Group two years ago, the company has had a very positive development, both in terms of organizational development as well as delivering results. The ideas of...

Successful Pre-commissioning Project

BJ Services has successfully completed a range of pipeline pre-commissioning services for Technip on the MA-D6 oilfield development offshore India. The scope of the project required the company to plan and manage several different phases, including initial engineering and project management services designed to complete the work within a tight timeframe. Hydraulic and electrical...

The Winner Takes it All

Offshore Industry has played a major role in the 7th Rotterdam Port Tennis Tournament 2009 by winning two titles in the men doubles. Organized by Royal Dirkzwager on 18 June 2009 in Hoek van Holland, the maritime network tennis tournament was held for the seventh consecutive time and featured no less than 66 doubles....

Large Order for Corrosion & Water Control

Corrosion & Water Control B.V.  has received an order to supply 140 PCs ICCP systems, for each single windmill of the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm. All will be connected by special developed software, which will monitor and control the whole process.The Greater Gabbard Offshore wind farm is the world’s largest offshore wind farm project...

Hertel D&O Delivers Regalia to Keppel Verolme

Mid 2008 Hertel Defence & Offshore (Hertel D&O) signed a EUR 38 million contract with the Dutch yard Keppel Verolme for the design, construction, installation and outfitting of a newly built 199 men accommodation for the semi-submersible multi service vessel MSV Regalia. The MSV Regalia is owned by Prosafe Rigs Pte Ltd, a wholly...

First Freefall Drop

Lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has completed the first freefall drop with its new design of lifeboat for the offshore sector, the FF1200 which, according to the manufacturer, sets new standards for freefall boats. Schat-Harding CEO Ove Roessland says: ”We were acutely aware that, in order to satisfy regulations applying to the Norwegian offshore...

Wave Piercing Technology

Rolls-Royce is bringing the benefits of wave piercing technology to the offshore market with its new UT 790 CD vessel design. With wave piercing technology the hull pierces through the water rather than riding on top of the waves, allowing the vessel to run continuously at service speeds regardless of the sea state, reducing...

Jumbo Takes Delivery of Jumbo Jubilee

On June 8 the protocol of delivery and acceptance was signed between Jumbo and Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. This means Jumbo is now the proud owner of the Jumbo Jubilee. The brand new vessel looks beautiful after the efforts of the shipyard and the Jumbo team in Galati.   As the Jumbo Jubilee is...

FMC Technologies Receives BP Subsea Systems Orders

FMC Technologies recently announced it has received orders from BP for the manufacture and supply of additional subsea systems for their projects in the Gulf of Mexico. The awards, valued at approximately USD 82 million in revenue, are call-offs from a frame agreement that was signed in November 2006. Under these call-offs, FMC’s scope...

Solstad Renews Marlink Relationship

Maritime satellite communications integrator Marlink has signed a 60-month agreement to provide the Sealink Maritime VSAT solution to the Norwegian Offshore company Solstad Shipping. Their fleet of 23 vessels will use Sealink Maritime VSAT and other services from the Marlink portfolio. In recent years, Solstad has evaluated several alternatives to the Sealink VSAT services,...

TOS opens branch Office Odessa

For Transport & Offshore Services (TOS) the New Year gets off to a celebratory start with the opening of a new branch office in Odessa, Ukraine. This was announced by Kees Wagenaar, the managing director of TOS, at the official opening of the company s new head office in the Waalhaven in Rotterdam, the...

Bodewes Winches received order traction and storage winches

Dutch Bodewes Winches BV received an order to supply four winches for the construction of two Deep Water Hoisting Systems. Ultimately the systems are to be delivered to the DP2 heavy lift vessel Fairplayer of Jumbo Shipping, extensively covered in last year’s December-edition of ShipBuilding Industry. Bodewes Winches BV has a proven track record...

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