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Petrojack Sells Two Rigs

Petrojack ASA has sold two of its jackup rigs under construction at Jurong Shipyard in Singapore, the PetroJack I and PetroJack III at a combined price of $420m to A.P. Møller-Maersk. The sale is constructed as a sale of the shares in the rig owning companies PetroJack I Pte Ltd and PetroJack III Pte Ltd residing in Singapore. The two jack-ups are of Baker Pacific Class 375 design. They will be capable of operating in water depths up to 375 feet in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Latin America, West Africa as well as in the harsh environment of the central and southern parts of the North Sea. The rigs distance themselves from conventional jack-ups in several areas, not least on the drill floor where the highly mechanised equipment leads to increased safety of the crew. The sophisticated drilling equipment will also make the rigs well qualified for drilling deep and difficult wells, including high temperature / high pressure wells. A total of 120 people can be accommodated on board. The 2 remaining jack-up rigs in the company's fleet have the same specification

Keppel Offshore and Marine Units Win Contracts

Keppel Corporation Limited, through its offshore and marine units in Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has clinched contracts worth a total of $41 million from repeat customers. Three contracts over $28 million are for the upgrades of jack-up rig Ensco 81 and barge drilling unit Ensco 1 from Ensco Offshore Company (ENSCO), and swamp barge Maera from PT Apexindo Pratama Duta, an Indonesian drilling contractor

Keppel Completes Raissa

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) Group has strengthened its participation in the inshore oil and gas drilling industry, with the successful completion of the Raissa, a posted submersible drilling barge for Indonesian drilling contractor PT Apexindo Pratama Duta Tbk. Keppel FELS Limited has earlier been chosen as the preferred partner for PT Apexindo’s drilling fleet build-up and enhancement. The Company signed the $29 million contract for Raissa in May 2002

Gulf Marine Introduces the Endurance

Photos courtesy Fifth Ring Integrated Corporate Communications

A uniquely designed self-propelled self-elevating jack-up barge is currently under construction in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and, once delivered, will be one of the most flexible and capable vessels in the market. Gulf Marine Services, the Middle East region’s largest elevating support vessel operator, has developed a design along with MSC Gusto which incorporates an operating water depth of up to 65 metres, accommodation for 150 persons, deck space of 1000 m2, deck load of 11,350 tonnes

Keppel AmFELS Delivers Rowan Rig Ahead of Schedule

Keppel AmFELS LLC, a wholly owned US subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has completed the delivery of its fourth EXL jack-up rig to a subsidiary of Rowan Companies, Inc. (Rowan) (NYSE: RDC) with a perfect safety record, four months ahead of schedule and within budget. The jack-up rig was christened Rowan EXL-IV yesterday by Ms. Mary J. Dunaway and Ms. Audra M. Williamson, daughters of Mr. Johnnie Huckabay, one of Rowan's senior rig managers

Jack-Up Barge Acquires Platform for Increased Versatility

Jack-Up Barge Commercial Director Maarten Hardon (left) with Managing Director Ronald Schukking.

Jack-Up Barge, the offshore self-elevating platform supplier, has announced the acquisition of the Odin self-elevating platform from Hochtief. The acquisition expands the Jack-Up Barge fleet, increasing capacity and versatility. This is a new approach from Jack-Up Barge who has previously expanded with new builds. The company will rename the barge JB 119, ready to take its place alongside the seven platforms currently operated. The platform, 46.1m long by 30m wide and 4

More Oil Rigs Leaving GoM

According to The Post Gazette, jack-up and deep-water rigs are leaving the Gulf of Mexico for more lucrative jobs elsewhere. This is expected to accelerate production declines in the Gulf, putting upward pressure on domestic energy prices. The rig exodus is squeezing what was an already tight market for drilling equipment. In 2001, about 148 rigs were in the Gulf. Now, about 90 remain, and more are expected to leave soon.

Sea Jack Reserved for Thanet Offshore Wind Project

Thanet Offshore Wind Limited (TOW) has signed a Reservation Agreement with A2SEA A/S for the long term use of the vessel the SEA JACK for the main construction periods for the Thanet project. Starting in autumn 2008 the Sea Jack will be used to install the wind turbine foundations and will then continue with the erection of the turbines in the summer and autumn of 2009. Sea Jack was specifically built to service the growing offshore wind market

MirTac Awarded New Star Contract

The JB-118.

Jack-Up Barge awarded MirTac a new contract for consultancy and Star IPS implementation at its new build self elevating platform, the JB-118.  The contract includes business consulting and the set-up of all required documentation, instructions, planned maintenance and administration onboard.   Jack Up BargeThe design of the state-of-the-art JB-118, Self Elevating Platform, is based on the GustoMSC SEA-3250 with main parameters of: hull length 75

Seadrill Record Best-ever Quarterly Result

Jack-up Rig West Ariel: Photo credit Seadrill

Seadrill announces favourable first quarter 2013 financial results.  Highlights     •    Seadrill records its best operating quarterly result ever and generates first quarter 2013 EBITDA*) of US$713 million     •    First quarter 2013 net income of US$440 million and earnings per share of US$0.87     •    Increases the ordinary quarterly cash dividend by 3 cents to US$0.88

Wärtsilä to Launch Innovation Contest

  Wärtsilä launches an innovation contest, Wärtsilä Marine Mastermind, aimed at start-up companies and entrepreneurs, in connection with the start-up event Slush. The purpose of the contest is to find new and unique digital services for the marine industry

UPS Plans $184 Mln Facility at London Gateway

Photo: DP World London Gateway

UPS announced plans to construct a new 32,000-square-meter package sorting and delivery facility at the DP World London Gateway logistics site in the south east of England. At close to $184 million, this project constitutes one of UPS’s largest infrastructure investments outside of the

UPS to Build Facility at DP World London Gateway

Latest aerial shot of the park showing the Logistics Centre, joint venture building and port Photo by DP World

  DP World London Gateway and UPS today announced plans to build a new 32,000 square metre package sorting and delivery facility at the logistics site in the south east of England. At close to £120 Million, the project is one of UPS’s largest infrastructure investments outside of

VT Halter Launches Another ATB Tug for Bouchard

M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr.  6,000hp Twin Screw ATB tug (Photos: VT Halter)

Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc. and Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. announced the launch of M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr., a 6,000hp Twin Screw Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) tug, on October 29, 2015.   The M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr. is part of a two-vessel contract awarded to the shipyard

ABS Reports ‘Stellar Growth’ in 2014

Christopher Wiernicki (Photo: ABS)

Classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) hosted its Annual Meeting in New York on April 28, 2015.   “2014 was a year of firsts and excellence in performance for ABS,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS chairman, president and CEO

HMC Helps Fine-tune Damen Offshore Carrier

Damen Offshore Carrier (Image: HMC)

Damen Shipyards has presented a new shipping concept to the market: the Damen Offshore Carrier (DOC) is specifically designed as a smaller heavy transport vessel suitable for offshore installations.   In cooperation with Damen, independent engineering and consultancy organization HMC

ASRY in Maritime Deal with Relay

Relay & ASRY signs service agreement to provide direct services to vessels

  UK-based engineering firm signs service agreement to provide direct services to vessels in ASRY, expanding the list of the yard’s onsite specialist contractors. ASRY, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has signed a specialized Services Agreement with Relay

VT Halter Marine President Skinner Retires

Bill Skinner (Photo: VT Halter Marine)

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VTHM), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announced a change of senior leadership.   After more than 46 years in the shipbuilding business, including nearly two decades at VT Halter Marine

Iran Offers India Bigger Role in Strategic Port

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has asked India to invest in infrastructure projects worth $8 billion, including an expanded role in developing a strategic port that will open up access to Central Asia, the Iranian envoy in New Delhi said on Friday.

DONG Hires Maersk Giant

Maersk Giant

  Maersk Drilling has been awarded a new contract for the jack-up rig Mærsk Giant with Danish energy utility DONG Energy. The firm contract covers 150 days of work on the Nini and Siri field in the Danish part of the North Sea. The estimated contract value is USD 16m

Speedcast Selected by Gulf Marine Services

SpeedCast International Limited (SpeedCast), a global satellite telecommunications service provider, announced that it has been awarded a multi-year communications contract from Gulf Marine Services (GMS). The new dual-beam Ku-band satellite service will provide high-performance broadband

Ferguson Launches New Offshore Bunded Tank

Photo: Ferguson Group

Ferguson Group, a supplier of offshore DNV 2.7-1 / EN12079 certified containers, mud skips, tanks, refrigeration/freezer modules, accommodation and workspace modules also certified to DNV 2.7-2, has introduced bunded tanks to its offshore fleet.  

General Ship Repair: A Family Affair

A Lynch Legacy  From L to R: Michael Lynch, Ryan Lynch, Charles “Chaz” Lynch, Charles F. “Derick” Lynch & Cary B. Lynch.

The General Ship Repair Corporation, a fixture on the Baltimore water front for nearly a century, continues to build a strong business while preparing for fourth generation ownership.  General Ship Repair Corporation is as ubiquitous of a presence on the Baltimore waterfront as Under

MAN 32/44CR Engine US EPA Certified

Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo library photo of the MAN 32/44CR engine

MAN Diesel & Turbo announced that its MAN 32/44 Common Rail engine family (rated power: 3,600 – 12,000 kW) has received U.S. EPA Certification, a requirement for all engines installed aboard U.S.-flagged vessels. Chuck Griffith, Sales Manager, MAN Diesel & Turbo, North America

Heavylift Vessel Brings 22 Damen Vessels to Rotterdam

Photo courtesy of Damen

BigLift Shipping’s heavy-lift vessel Happy Star arrived in the Port of Rotterdam bringing with her Damen’s largest transportation of stock vessels to date; a total of 22 vessels.   Included in the Damen transport are two Fast Crew Suppliers 2610, one ASD Tug 2310

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