C has been awarded a second installation contract for a development in Nigeria to West African Ventures, Sea Trucks’ principle Nigerian business. The newest contract is further to Sea Trucks’ announcement made last week whichdeclared a contract from Afren for subsea installation of 60 km pipeline, PLEM, flexible riser and spool pieces as well as transportation and installation of jacket, piles, bridges and topside, ranging between 240 t and 480 t. The second contract, awarded by Oriental Energy Resources Limited, Afren Exploration and Production Nigeria Alpha Limited and Addax Petroleum (Nigeria Offshore) Limited, consists of subsea installation in the Okwok Field of 13 km pipeline, fabrication and installation of tie-in spools as well as transportation and installation of topside modules, ranging between 475 t and 600 t. Sea Trucks will use two of its DP3 pipelay construction vessels to undertake the work. A number of the group’s marine support vessels and barges will also be deployed in the project. Offshore activities are scheduled to commence in February 2015. seatrucksgroup.com
J. Ray McDermott S. A. said that subsidiaries of the company were recently awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract by Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production for the Platong Gas II Project in the . The contract encompasses the full EPCI scope associated with the project’s central processing platform, representing a float-over deck weight of approximately 19,000 tons. Additional work in the contract includes J
Aker Kvaerner awarded floater installation contract with BP Norway BP Norway has awarded Aker Kvaerner a contract for tow and installation of a floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO). The FPSO will be installed at the Skarv field in the North Sea. The total contract value is approximately NOK 300 million. The scope of work includes pre-installation of the 15 leg mooring system, tow from South Korea to Norway and transportation and installation of the FPSO
Houston-based J. Ray McDermott, a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc., announced the award of a contract by Pemex Exploración y Producción for transportation and installation of the Ixtal-B and Maloob-C drilling platforms. These projects are located in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico, in 216 and 272 feet of water, respectively. Contracts of this nature are typically valued at more than $40m.
Jumbo Offshore v.o.f has been awarded a combined transportation and installation contract by Technip USA in connection with the Cascade and Chinook fields in the Gulf of Mexico. Jumbo will support Technip USA by providing expertise in heavy lift and transportation during the engineering, transportation and installation phases. The contract scope of work consists of: • Collecting and transporting five buoyancy cans from Technip’s yard in Pori
MODEC Offshore Production Systems (Singapore) Pte Ltd. awarded Aker Solutions' wholly-owned subsidiary Aker Marine Contractors a mooring installation contract for hook-up of the Bourgogne FPSO offshore Angola. Contract value is approximately $30m. MODEC will supply the PSVM FPSO to BP for the oil company's PSVM (Plutão, Saturno, Vênus and Marte) development in Block 31 offshore Angola. The FPSO will be installed in approximately 2 000 meters water depth and have
Coflexip Stena Offshore reported that its new deepwater pipelay and subsea construction vessel, the CSO Deep Blue, has commenced operations for the Williams Banjo/Seahawk project in the Gulf of Mexico after successful completion of her first mobilization at CSO's new spoolbase in Mobile, Alabama. The vessel is to install the Boomvang and Nansen fields deepwater export pipelines. The CSO Deep Blue is to undertake the installation contract of the export pipelines from the Boomvang and Nansen
Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Syracuse (NE&SS-Syracuse) will assist the U.S. Coast Guard with a significantly large upgrade to its Search and Rescue (SAR) capabilities under an eight-month design and demonstration contract awarded to the company. The contract, valued at $2.8 million and one of three awarded to the industry, is the first phase of the National Distress and Response System (NDRS) Modernization Program. The contract includes a $5
Technip was awarded two contracts by the international energy company Statoil, worth a total of around €55 million, for the Vilje South field and Visund North developments located in the North Sea at water depths of 120 and 385 m respectively. These contracts cover: · welding and installation of a 10 kilometer production flowline, · subsea equipment installation and tie-ins, · umbilical installation and tie-ins.
DNV GL has been awarded a contract by COSCO Shipping Company Limited (COSCO SHIPPING) of China for the installation engineering services for the BorWin gamma high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platform. The Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT is developing the offshore AC/DC converter platform BorWin gamma as part of the grid connection project BorWin3. The project will provide an essential renewable offshore resource to meet increasing energy demands in Germany
Satcom Global has announced the launch of Aura: a global VSAT solution offering high quality, high bandwidth connectivity across a variety of customizable packages. Already live on a wide variety of vessels and fixed remote locations around the world following a successful trial period
A fire broke out in an engine room on Saipem's Scarabeo 5 drilling rig in the Norwegian Sea on Tuesday, Norwegian oil company Statoil said in a statement. All 106 crew were accounted for, and there were no reports of injuries, Statoil said.
Emsys Maritime Ltd (UK) has appointed Tim Holt in the capacity of Marine Service Manager. Holt joins the company with a background in the design, installation and maintenance and support of maritime emissions monitoring technology, having held senior positions with various organizations
Aker BP has awarded a new frame agreement to DNV GL, covering a wide range of safety, verification, inspection and classification services across its installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The five-year contract, which includes options for extension
Two high-level indicators of vessel and structure demand in the offshore sector are energy prices and oil company exploration & production (E&P) spending, says Clarksons Research. A third, slightly more specific indicator is estimated offshore project capital expenditure
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. of Bayou La Batre, Ala. said it has reached milestone in its contract with McAllister Towing. The Capt. Brian A. McAllister, the first of up to four hulls, has been flipped and set on the shipbuilding ways
Wärtsilä said it has signed a contract with Construcciones Navales del Norte SL (LaNaval) shipyard in Sestao, Spain for the design and supply of the LNG power and propulsion installation for a new RoRo passenger ferry being built for Spanish owner Baleària
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. said it has been awarded a contract by DONG Energy Wind Power A/S for the transport and installation of the foundations for a part of the Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm Project One. The entire wind farm will generate a total capacity of 1
Electrochlorination equipment supplier De Nora has received an order from tanker company Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) for its BALPURE ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). OSG will retrofit the proprietary slipstream electrochlorination BWTS on four 69
Liberia is leading a move to amend the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) which will allow certain ships additional time beyond 2020 in order to ensure that adequate new ballast water management (BWM) systems are commercially available
Van Oord has been awarded two contracts by international contractor Subsea 7. The assignments include the construction of a landfall and the execution of subsea rock installation works in Egypt. The projects are part of the West Nile Delta project
Today South Carolina Ports Authority reported nearly two percent growth of twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) volume since its fiscal year began in July. SCPA handled 169,477 TEUs in October, an increase from 164,734 TEUs moved during the same month last year
There are distinct signs that the offshore wind sector is emerging from a period of relative quiet, says Clarksons Research. For the first time in several years, the number of final investment decisions (FIDs) is on the rise
GAC UK has been appointed by Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) to provide essential shipping services support for the construction and installation of 84 new turbines as part of a major windfarm expansion project which will increase generating capacity almost six-fold.
The wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), MPI Discovery, has completed foundation installation works at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm off the south coast of England. Working closely together with Swire Blue Ocean’s Pacific Orca, MPI Discovery installed the last foundation on 8 November