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Hornbeck Offshore to Acquire Superior Achiever

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Superior Offshore International, Inc, a subsea construction and commercial diving services company, to acquire the Superior Achiever, a T-22 class DP-3 new generation multi-purpose support vessel and related owner-furnished equipment, currently under construction at Merwede Shipyard in Holland with an anticipated fourth quarter 2008 delivery. Merwede Shipyard is also building for Hornbeck the HOS Iron Horse, a T-22 class DP-3 MPSV of the same design, with an expected fourth quarter 2009 delivery. With the pending acquisition of the Superior Achiever, the Company's MPSV program now consists of four vessels. The closing with Superior is subject to customary conditions, including third party consents, and is expected to occur on or before January 21, 2008. Hornbeck has also agreed to a five-year time charter with Superior for the Superior Achiever or another acceptable vessel at a dayrate commensurate with the Company's target investment parameters. Superior will have the option to terminate the charter with 90-days' advance notice at the end of each sequential six-month period within the term. The definitive agreement also provides that Hornbeck and Superior will agree to negotiate in good faith toward the establishment of a non-exclusive joint marketing and cooperation agreement and that the parties will endeavor to seek mutually beneficial business


George Tech Div Manager at HB Rentals

Photo courtesy Foster Marketing Communications

Accommodations specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has named Clayton George Technical Division Manager, announced President Deidre Toups. In this role, George will manage project teams for the design of modular offshore living quarters and will be based in the company’s Broussard, La., office. George has extensive industry experience in project management and previously served in this capacity for DPS Delta; Berard


Superior Energy Services Inc. Opens Singapore Office

Superior Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: SPN) announces it has opened a new location in Singapore to serve as a base of operations for Superior Energy Services’ Marine Division, HB Rentals and Premier Oilfield Rentals and to be a resource for any Superior employee traveling through the region. This development is in line with Superior’s commitment to the development of international markets.


Vacon Receives Frost & Sullivan's Product of the Year Award

Frost & Sullivan has named Vacon 10, Vacon's new micro drive, the 2008 Product of the Year for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) in the micro drives domain. The Frost & Sullivan Award for Product of the Year is presented each year to the product that has demonstrated superior performance, features and is competitively priced. The 2008 Frost & Sullivan Award for Product of the Year for OEMs in the micro drives (up to 5


Hamworthy Delivers Pumps for Four VLCCs

Fluid-handling specialist Hamworthy has signed a contract with marine equipment purchaser Hua Hai Engineering & Equipment Co., Ltd to deliver pump room systems for installation on four very large crude carriers (VLCCs) to be constructed in China. The ships, which will be built for CSC Nanjing Tanker Co., Ltd (NJTC) at Guangzhou Longxue Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, follow on from 10 previous VLCCs contracted by the same owner at Jiangnan Shipyard and Bohai Shipyard


Caterpillar To Launch New CAT® CG137-8 Generator Set

CG137-8 Gas  Engine

Caterpillar Oil & Gas will unveil the new Cat CG137-8 natural gas generator set  at the Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, North Dakota during the 2014 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference  now in progress from May 20 – 22nd. The new Cat CG137-8 generator set provides 282 ekW (352 kVA), 60 Hz @ 1800 rpm of rated power, offering customers an additional power node to complement existing Cat power solutions in land production applications


Columbus Makes Fourth Call at Duluth

Port of Duluth-Superior citizens once again greeted German cruise vessel Columbus as the vessel made its fourth call on the port. The vessel spent a full day in the community of boat lovers, even though federal regulations prohibit public tours. Columbus' trips here are a result of continuing efforts by port and City officials to revive major cruise ship operations on the Great Lakes and bring them to Duluth-Superior.


Parker Terminates Deal

Parker Drilling Company and Superior Energy Services, Inc., have jointly agreed to terminate their merger agreement, in which Parker was to acquire Superior in an exchange of stock. In connection with the termination, Superior will make a cash payment to Parker in settlement of certain obligations under the merger agreement. Superior, in Harvey, La., provides oilfield tool rentals, well plug and abandonment services


Superior Offshore International Names Patrice Chemin as COO

Superior Offshore International, Inc. a leading provider of subsea construction and commercial diving services on the outer continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico, has named Patrice Chemin as its Chief Operating Officer, or COO, effective immediately. With over 35 years of oilfield-related and international marine construction experience, Chemin is a tremendous addition to Superior Offshore International’s executive management team.


HB Rentals' Delivers For Expro

Offshore accommodation specialist HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has secured another new deal to supply a high-specification engineering cabin to Expro Group in Malaysia. HB Rentals’ regional hub in Singapore, which is undertaking a major fleet development program, delivered the 20 x 8 ft. engineering cabin to the Expro Group to provide a safe environment for technicians working on the Harvey H. Ward jack-up drilling rig.


Meltric Introduces High Amperage Plug and Receptacle

The Meltric DR400 High Amperage plug and receptacle has exclusive performance features, including solid silver-nickel contacts that provide excellent corrosion resistance, butt-style contact technology that maintains optimal contact pressure and superior conductivity and a unique safety shutter that shields users from accidental access to live parts.

The DR400 high amperage plug and receptacle is a safe, compact, and easy-to-use connector in power distribution, shore power, generators and other heavy industrial applications up to 400A.   Meltric Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial connectors


Vessel Cranes Ordered for Nautilus Vessel

Image courtesy of Nautilus Minerals

An order for cranes to be used on Nautilus Minerals Inc.’s production support vessel has been awarded to MacGregor, headquarter in Kristiansand, Norway.   The contract marks the third major long lead time equipment package to be awarded by the shipyard


Duluth-Superior Awaits First Saltie of 2015

Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority

The Port of Duluth-Superior informs it is preparing to welcome its first oceangoing ship of the 2015 commercial shipping season, the Kom, the first “saltie” to have made a full transit of the 2,342-mile Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway.    


US Well Control Regulations Proposed

BSEE Director Brian Salerno

U.S. Interior Department releases proposed well control regulations to ensure safe and responsible offshore oil and gas development; result of extensive consultation, evaluation after Deepwater Horizon   In response to the findings of investigations into the Deepwater Horizon tragedy


Wheelabrator Opens Ontario Location

Marty Magill, Dave Taylor, Jennifer Taylor, Dave Foster, Mark Lambrix, Andrew Carmichael, Shawn Horton, Pierre Tanguay, Neil Moseley, Tim Ogden (Photo: Wheelabrator)

Surface preparation company Wheelabrator Group (Canada) Ltd. celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and luncheon after moving to a new location and office complex in Burlington, Ontario.   The brand new office facility offers spacious conference rooms and modern work


ABS Holds Meeting to Improve Offshore Equipment Safety

Inaugural meeting brings class and industry together to improve technical standards for offshore equipment safety   ABS recently convened the inaugural meeting of the ABS Offshore Equipment Advisory Committee, bring together a group of technical advisors on March 4, 2015


MES Delivers Bulk Carrier to Lepta Shipping

Image: MES

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. Alam Makmur (MES Hull No. 1866) at its Chiba Works on March 16, 2015 to Lepta Shipping Co., Ltd., Liberia.   This is the eighth ship of MES’ neo56BC


The (Welding) Tools of the Trade

Photo courtesy of The Lincoln Electric Company

Automated welding equipment helps aluminum boat designer and builder navigate to increased productivity; advanced machines speed the fabrication process while maintaining high weld quality at MetalCraft Marine    The fast-paced marine industry faces constant demands for efficiency and


New Skimmer Systems for Coastal Oil Spill Response

SeaHow said its new skimmer systems can be implemented to almost any workboat over six meters in length. Skimmers are designed to collect both light and heavy oils efficiently. These features provide new operational efficiencies especially for near shore and coastal oil spill response. (Photo: SeaHow)

SeaHow has launched a new product line of skimmers aiming to address the challenges encountered by the oil spill response (OSR) organizations.   SeaHow, operator one of northern Europe’s largest fleets of OSR vessels, said that over the 30 years that it has carried out OSR work


MacGregor's Deck Equipment for Chinese Shipbuilder

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  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a contract from Chinese shipbuilder Wuhu Xinlian to supply two complete deck equipment packages for a pair of 78m anchor handling, supply and oil recovery vessels.   The MacGregor equipment will be installed on the 12,000 bhp


Soo Locks Open for Cargo Ships

The Edwin H. Gott enters the Poe Lock: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 Despite the chilly temperatures and heavy snowfall the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Soo Locks for the start of the Great Lakes shipping season.    The Edwin H. Gott, a 1,004-foot freighter, was the first ship to enter the Poe Lock


Soo Locks Open for Great Lakes Shipping Season

At 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially opened the Soo Locks for the start of the 2015 Great Lakes shipping season.   The locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan are among 16 locks that form the Great Lakes St


Great Lakes Losing Ice

Great Lakes Ice Cover: Picture Credit: Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

 The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory reports ice cover for all of the Great Lakes combined at around 52%, thanks to milder temperatures and gusty winds over the past several weeks.   On March 1, nearly 89 percent of the Great Lakes were covered in ice


Shipbuilding: Mitsui Delivers Bulk Carrier

Photo courtesy of MES

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. Desert Osprey (MES Hull No. 1862) at its Chiba Works on March 31 2015 to Lazio Shipping and Investment Limited, Republic of Marshall Islands.


Zamakona Inks Agreement with Subsea Masters

From left to right: Harry Waters, Managing Director of Subsea Masters; Álvaro Garaygordóbil, CEO Zamakona Yards Canarias; Borja Garaygordóbil, Managing Director Zamakona Yards Canarias; David Fletcher, Managing Director GEV Offshore and James Rothwell, Project Engineer GEV Offshore (Photo: Zamakona Yards)

Zamakona Yards has signed a partnership agreement with British company Subsea Masters, a specialist in drilling equipment maintenance and repair.   With this agreement the Basque-Canarian Group expands its range of services adapted to the offshore industry.  






 
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