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Caspian Sea Shipyard Wins BP Exploration SCV Contract

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Keppel supported Baku Shipyard has won a first major contract from BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Ltd, the operator of the Shah Deniz gas field development, to design and build a Subsea Construction Vessel (SCV). The contract is worth US$378-million, say the shipyard. When completed, the SCV will be deployed for the Stage 2 development of the Shah Deniz field, which lies some 70 kilometres offshore in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea. The Shah Deniz Stage 2 project requires a subsea installation vessel to install the subsea structures over 11 years between 2017 and 2027. The vessel will include dynamic positioning to allow for work in 2.5 metres significant wave height (Hs), a 750 metric tonne-main crane for 600 metres-deep subsea operation, an 18-men two-bell diving system, two work-class remotely operated vehicles, a strengthened moon pool, two engine rooms with 6x4.4MW + 2x3.2MW engines and a deadweight of 5,000 metric tonnes at 6.5 metres draft. The SCV will be designed by Marine Technology Development, the ship design and development arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) and is expected to be completed in April 2017. Mr Rovnag Abdullayev, President of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), said, "We are very privileged that BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) has chosen Baku Shipyard to design and build the SCV which will support the Shah Deniz gas field Stage 2 development


STN Atlas Wins Contract for German Corvettes

STN ATLAS Marine Electronics has been awarded a major contract for design, supply and installation of all electrical equipment aboard the five new K130 class corvettes presently being constructed for the German Navy by the ARGE K130 shipyard consortium comprising Blohm + Voss, Lürssen, and Nordseewerke. Under the contract, the Hamburg-based company will be responsible for all switchgear, main and sub-systems as well as the planning, supply and


SBM Offshore Raises Net Income Expectations

SBM Offshore N.V. announced that it has raised its 2006 net income expectations from the $165m originally forecast in January of this year to $185m. This increase results from several developments during recent months: • recently announced major contract awards and execution of contracts in hand have enhanced expected returns from turnkey systems projects in 2006; • good performance of F(P)SO fleet generates bonus revenues in excess of originally budgeted amounts;


Berg Propulsion’s Breakthrough Contract in Ukraine

Berg Propulsion has secured its first major contract from a Ukraine-based shipowner. The grain trader, terminal operator and transport company has placed orders for Berg Azimuth Thrusters as part of its multi-million dollar fleet investment programme. The BAT 416 units will be fitted to a series of new tugs, being built in the Ukraine. This is the biggest single order to date for the BAT azimuth thruster system, which was launched by Berg Propulsion in 2009.


BW Ventures to Acquire OceanSaver

BW Ventures and Investinor AS have made an agreement to acquire OceanSaver, a ballast water management (BWM) system provider. This move strengthens OceanSaver’s expansion strategy and roll out of its current $67m BWM order book.  The sale will be finalized following approval by the Norwegian competition authorities and the completion of some due diligence issues with the new owners. OceanSaver had major contracts for 22 BWM systems for tanker vessels in 2010


OceanSaver BWT Chosen for VLCC Newbuildings

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Chinese Shipyard orders next generation ballast water treatment system by OceanSaver.   Rongsheng Shipbuilding Heavy Industries, a large heavy industries shipbuilding group in China, has chosen Mark II, OceanSaver’s next generation ballast water treatment system, for two 317.000 dwt VLCC newbuildings. The contract comes just weeks after DNV type approval, certifying Mark II to fully meet the requirements of the International Ballast Water Convention


Kuwait Coast Guard Orders Atlas VTS

Bremen-based STN Atlas Elektronik has been awarded a major contract to supply the Kuwaiti National Coast Guard with a new purpose-designed radar-based coastal surveillance system due to begin service in 2005. The system will comprise a series of nine Atlas 9760 VTS high-resolution radar stations providing loss-free digitized raw video for operator detection of all sizes of targets, particularly very small ones. Additionally


Aker Kvaerner Releases First Quarter Results

Aker Kvaerner experienced a positive first quarter with an EBITDA of NOK 376 million, reflecting an increase by 20 percent compared to the corresponding quarter last year. The previously stated target of an annualised EBITDA of NOK 1.5 billion in the first half of 2005, was achieved in the first quarter. Few major contracts were announced in the first quarter, but a steady stream of orders resulted in a satisfactory order intake and brought the order backlog to a record-high level of NOK 37


Kongsberg Maritime Wins Contract for Tidal Stream Project

A contract has been awarded to Kongsberg Maritime Ltd. to conduct underwater noise studies for an offshore renewables project which could eventually lead to 400MW being installed in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth. The contract, awarded by MeyGen Limited, will involve Kongsberg Maritime Ltd. conducting both baseline and operational noise measurements from prototype tidal devices to assess the potential effects of underwater noise on marine life.


Bibby Offshore Charters Construction Support Vessel

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Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has signed a charter agreement for construction support vessel (CSV), the Olympic ARES. The agreement with Olympic Shipping will initially be a seasonal charter beginning at the end of Q1 2014 with options to extend.  The vessel will be mobilized with ROVs from Bibby Offshore’s sister company Bibby Remote Intervention Limited and the companies together with Olympic Shipping shall jointly market the vessel from when it


Navy Gathers Tech Innovators to Share Ideas, Find Partners

Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, chief of naval research, tries out a low cost augmented reality head mounted display with SA Photonics general manager, Michael Browne, while touring the exhibit hall at the 2014 Navy Opportunity Forum. The forum is designed to facilitate interaction between small business and members of the acquisition community, lead system integrators, and first and second tier suppliers. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams)

The 2014 Navy Opportunity Forum paired small businesses and researchers with potential partners, funding sources, acquisition professionals and resource sponsors. Companies—small businesses in particular— were able to present their new materials


Offshore Floating Production Market Update

Jim McCaul, IMA

Currently, 320 oil/gas floating production units are now in service, on order or available for reuse on another field.  FPSOs account for 65% of the existing systems, 76% of systems on order.  Production semis, barges, spars and TLPs comprise the balance


Big Abandonment & Recovery Missions Offshore for AF

AF-offshore-Muchinson.  The platform is one of the largest steel jacket platforms in the North Sea and has  operational since 1980

  AF Group's wholly owned subsidiary, AF Decom Offshore UK Limited, has in a consortium with Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland SE (Heerema AF Consortium), entered into an agreement with CNR, Canadian Natural Resources International (UK) Limited for decommissioning of the Murchison


Steel Cut on First of Three ISVs for KT Maritime

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A steel cutting ceremony held last week at the Singapore shipyard of partner company, ASL Shipyard Pte Ltd. marked the start of construction for the first of three infield support vessels (ISVs) being constructed by Perth-based KT Maritime Services Australia Pty Ltd to support Shell’s


L-3 SAM to Supply Electrical Package for DanTysk Wind Project

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L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that together with its associated L-3 companies, it has been awarded a major contract for the supply and installation of the electrical system package on an accommodation platform being built in Kiel, Germany


Wireline Secures PEMEX Contract

Wireline Engineering employee working on a Roller Bogie tool.

Wireline International has secured a contract worth up to $3.1/£1.9million for the supply of its patented Roller Bogie  wireline conveyance tools to Mexican state-owned petroleum company PEMEX. The wireline and well intervention technology specialist secured the contract for a range


Sensonics Branches out with Big Contracts

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Condition monitoring specialists Sensonics success as a major exporter of instrumentation which protects power plants around the world has been acknowledged by the government initiative to make it easier for the U.K.’s small businesses to grow


KT Vessels to Support Shell’s Prelude FLNG

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Shell Australia has awarded a major contract for the design, construction and operation of three Infield Support Vessels (ISVs), which will create approximately 80 local jobs and support its Prelude FLNG Project, located 475km north-north east of Broome, in Western Australia.


Aker Solutions Holds Its Own in Q4 2013

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Financial Highlights in the fourth quarter of year 2013 were as follows: Sales were NOK 11.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, up from NOK 11.2 in the fourth quarter of 2012. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to NOK 1


L-3 SAM Electrical Package for Pipelay Vessel

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L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that it has been awarded a major contract to provide complete electrical packages, as well as integrated navigation, automation, communications, energy distribution and propulsion systems for Ceona Amazon, the 199-meter offshore construction and pipelaying


New North Sea CNR Contract Requires Second Harkand Vessel

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Subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) group Harkand says it is to position a second dive support vessel in the burgeoning North Sea sector after securing a major contract with CNR International (CNRI). The contract will see Harkand deliver jacket life extension works


EMAS Awarded Gunflint GoM Project

EMAS, the operating brand of Ezra Holdings, a global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas (O&G) industry, today announced that it has received a Letter of Agreement (LOA) from Noble Energy for the Gunflint Project in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).


Saipem: A Fleet Grows in Brazil

Saipem FDS 2 with new J Lay tower at anchor. (Photo Saipem)

As some pre-salt plays begin production, a wide range of subsea infrastructure is being built, with O&G transportation pipeline grids being one of the vital downstream systems. Saipem has been recipient of the first major contracts to install deepwater pre-salt pipelines by national operator


Algerian Reggane Nord Gas Project entering execution phase

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  A project consortium that includes RWE Dea has signed a major contract for the construction of a natural gas processing plant and infrastructure in the Algerian Sahara for the Reggane Nord project. The contract is valued at US$976 million and represents an important step forward for the


Kongsberg Selected for Sverdrup Field Development

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Kongsberg Maritime AS has been awarded a Project Specific Agreement including FEED for delivery of Safety and Automation (SAS) systems to the four Johan Sverdrup field platforms by Statoil Petroleum AS.   The Project Specific Agreement includes an option for delivery of Safety and






 
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