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Aker Yards to build PSV for Island Offshore

Aker Yards has signed a contract with Island Offshore VIII KS, a company within the Island Offshore Group in Ulsteinvik, Norway, to deliver a UT 755 LN platform supply vessel. The value of the contract is approximately NOK 150 million. This is the 18th contract between the shipowner, Island Offshore in Ulsteinvik and Aker Yards. The hull for the platform supply vessel will be built in Romania and the vessel will be outfitted in Brevik. Delivery is scheduled for primo November 2007.


Island Offshore Renews Veripos GNSS Positioning Contract

Island Offshore Vessel: Photo credit Island Offshore

Island Offshore, renews Veripos's 3-year contract for precision GNSS positioning services for DP vessels. Island Offshore awards Veripos a further three-year contract for continuing provision of precision GNSS positioning services for 16 DP vessels in addition to another 6 due to begin service in the near future.  The new agreement extends the working arrangement between the two companies which first began in 2007.


WTS Wins Xflow Watermist Fire Fighting Contracts

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Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) says it has been awarded contracts to supply its patented Unitor XFlow low pressure water mist fire fighting systems to newbuildings under construction for two leading Norwegian offshore vessel shipowners, as follows Ulsteinvik-based Island Offshore has specified Unitor XFlow for two vessels under construction by Vard at its Brevik facility. The scope of the contract includes supply of a total flooding water mist system for the ship’s engine room and


New Rolls-Royce Vessels for Island Offshore

Rolls-Royce has won an order to design and equip two diesel electric UT 776 CD offshore service vessels for leading offshore ship owner, Island Offshore. The vessels are to be built by STX Europe for delivery in 2011 and 2012. The total value of the Rolls-Royce contract is around $31.9m. These new generation supply vessels will be delivered with a fully-integrated equipment system from Rolls-Royce, including engines, propulsion systems and deck machinery


Island Offshore Opts for Ulstein Vessel

Ulstein Multi-performance OSV: Image credit Ulstein

Ulstein contracts with Island Offshore & their American partner Edison Chouest Offshore for delivery of a multifunctional OSV. The offshore vessel is based on ULSTEIN’s SX121 design, prepared and tailored for the well intervention, IMR and SURF segments, and meets the latest requirements for both well intervention and offshore construction work. The newbuild is scheduled for delivery in May 2014.  The ship will be based on the proven and solid SX121 design


Island Constructor Launched

Photo courtesy: The Ulstein Group/Fuglefjellet. Island Constructor was launched recently at Ulstein Verft. “It is an impressive ship, and world-class innovation,” said Ulstein Verft project manager Runar Muren. The ship will be delivered to Island Offshore at the end of May. The vessel is first of the ULSTEIN S series, and she will be fitted with a large tower in order to carry out state-of-the-art well intervention offshore


New Light Well Intervention Vessel

Light well intervention (LWI) vessel Island Constructor. (Photo: Island Offshore)

Statoil has awarded Island Offshore a framework agreement for a new light well intervention (LWI) vessel on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The third of its type in Statoil’s portfolio the vessel will help reduce the costs of well interventions and enhanced oil recovery. Statoil has awarded Island Offshore a framework agreement for light well intervention (LWI) services from their vessel Island Constructor


MMS Announces Plans for Next GOM Royalty-in-Kind Sale

The Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) will offer for sale, to the public, this spring, additional natural gas royalty production from the Outer Continental Shelf. This initiative is a continuation of the royalty-in-kind (RIK) pilot programs MMS is pursuing to test the efficacy of taking royalties in kind as an alternative to the traditional cash basis for natural gas and crude oil royalty payments.


Chouest Continues Aggressive Newbuild Program

Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) plans to continue its newbuilding program. Having already designed, built, owned and operated almost 70 new generation offshore vessels servicing the deepwater oil and gas industry over the past decade, the company plans for 11 new vessels, with options for an additional 14. Construction highlights feature three additional 280-ft. deepwater supply vessels, with an option for 10; four 160-ft


ABB Wins Contracts Totaling $140M

ABB has been awarded contracts worth $140 million to supply its Azipod® propulsion systems for three vessels and electrical power systems for 11 vessels and two semi-submersible drilling rigs. The orders, all booked during November 2005, include: Six 10 Megawatt (MW) Azipod propulsion units for three Arctic shuttle tankers being built for Russia’s Sovcomflot at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea for delivery between 2007-2009


NAVTOR Signs E-Navigation Agreement with DOF

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E-navigation specialist NAVTOR has signed a landmark fleet agreement with DOF Management, the owner and operator of 78 advanced offshore service vessels. The deal will see NAVTOR’s innovative and user-friendly ENC service rolling out across DOF’s high-end CSVs


ABS to Class Two US-built OCVs

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Offshore and maritime classification society ABS has been selected by Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore through the company Island Ventures II LLC to class two next-generation offshore construction vessels (OCVs). The ULSTEIN SX165 design vessels, ordered through Island Ventures II LLC


Transatlantic Row to Encourage HIV Testing

Victor Mooney and a port worker in Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Victor Mooney of Flushing, New York, reunited with his 24' rowboat christended the Spirit of Malabo over the weekend. Mooney and his vessel are currently at Pasito Blanco Yacht Club in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands is an archipelago of islands located off


Rolls-Royce Develops OSV for Island Offshore

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Rolls-Royce has won an order to provide integrated design and ship equipment for a highly innovative offshore vessel for Norwegian ship owner Island Offshore. The new striking UT 777 design has been developed in close cooperation with Island Offshore


M/V Island Dawn Delivered to Island Offshore

Photo: Island Offshore

Island Offshore has taken delivery of M/V Island Dawn from the Vard Brevik shipyard in Norway. This is the third platform supply vessel in a series of four Rolls-Royce UT 717 CD designs, delivered from Vard Brevik. Managing Director of Island Offshore, Håvard Ulstein said


The Drawing Board: Innovative OSV Design from the Ground up

(Photo: Eastern Shipbuilding)

The offshore market continues to be a significant driver for marine innovation, as vessels and their operators are critical factors to ensure that offshore operations – increasingly conducted in deeper, more hostile waters further from shore – are conducted in a safe and efficient


Island Offshore Orders Rolls-Royce-Designed PSV

Photo courtesy Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has a won a contract to design and equip a new offshore support vessel (OSV) for Island Offshore, to be built by shipbuilding group Vard. The platform support vessel (PSV) is a Rolls-Royce design of type UT 776 CD, the second of this type ordered by Island Offshore this year.


Rolls-Royce to Supply Engines for Huge UAE Offshore Project

Offshore units: Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a strategic contract to supply Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) with power generation equipment and related services to help boost oil and gas processing at the Satah Al- Razboot (SARB) offshore project in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


Island Ventures Orders Two Ulstein Vessels, First in U.S.

Island Ventures II LLC orders two large offshore construction vessels from Ulstein, one for construction at Ulstein Verft, one for construction in the U.S. (Illustration courtesy: Ulstein Group)

Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore are ordering two new OCV vessels through the company Island Ventures II LLC. One vessel will be built at Ulstein Verft, Norway, and the other in the United States. Constructing at Ulstein Verft


NAVTOR Reports Norwegian Market Breakthroughs

NAVTOR, a company that delivers e-navigation solutions, announced market breakthroughs in the Norwegian offshore shipping segment. According to NAVTOR, a flurry of new client signings means that shipowners controlling 72% of the entire national fleet are now rolling the firm’s ENC service


M/V Island Duchess Delivered to Island Offshore

M/V Island Duchess

Island Offshore took delivery of M/V Island Duchess from the Vard Brevik yard in Norway. This is the second vessel in a series of four platform supply vessels of Rolls-Royce UT 717 CD design to be delivered from Vard Brevik in 2013 and 2014.


Offshore Service Vessels

Singapore’s Jaya delivers new deepwater PSV.

Flexible fuels, Bold designs ... “It’s not your father’s OSV”   Eastern Shipbuilding Group has arguably been one of the more progressive and aggressive U.S. builders of high-spec Offshore Service Vessels in recent years


SBM Offshore Awards Keppel Deal for Two FPSOs

FPSO OSX-2. (Photo: SBM)

Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) has secured two Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) conversion contracts from repeat customers worth a combined value of S$190 million. These contracts are from SBM Offshore N.V. (SBM Offshore) and M3nergy Offshore Limited (M3nergy Offshore).


Van Oord Orders DP2 Cable-Layer

Wind Farm Support Vessel: Photo courtesy of Van Oord

The new cable layer, intended to install electricity cables for offshore wind farms, will be built at Damen Shipyards’ facility in Romania and is due to be completed at the end of 2014. Van Oord is making preparations for the Gemini wind park project which will be constructed 60 kilometres


Island Offshore Wins Premier Oil Service Contract

Island Offshore, a global Light Well Intervention (LWI) specialist, has been selected by Premier Oil U.K. Ltd. to undertake a new LWI service contract on the U.K. Continental Shelf. The win strengthens Island Offshore’s established position in the dynamic and competitive North Sea marketplace


 
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