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PSV 'Skandi Caledonia' Hire Extended, Rate Increased

Photo courtesy of DOF

Three more years North Sea hire for DOP platform supply vessel 'Skandi Caledonia' Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF has secured a three-year contract extension with Danish operator Maersk Oil for its platform supply vessel Skandi Caledonia for work in the UK North Sea sector. The three-year option now exercised from October this year replaces an earlier one-year option, with the dayrate for the new period  - which was not disclosed - set to increase 25%. The vessel has been working for Maersk since delivery in 2003.


Raytheon Anschütz 10,000th Standard 22 Gyro

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The German navigation system supplier Raytheon Anschütz has delivered its 10,000th Standard 22 Gyro Compass, making the Standard 22 the world’s most popular gyro compass of all times.   As the company announces during an official hand-over ceremony at Nor-Shipping 2011, the jubilee compass has been installed on board of the innovative Platform Supply Vessel “REM MIST” at Ulstein Verft.


Songa Offshore: Fleet Disposition Update

Songa Venus: Image Songa

Norwegian offshore rig owners, Songa Offshore, releases its May 2014 fleet update as follows: Songa Dee achieved an operational efficiency of 100% and an earnings efficiency of 99% during the month working for Statoil in Norway. Songa Delta achieved an operational efficiency of 100% and an earnings efficiency of 100% working for Statoil in Norway. Songa Trym achieved an operational efficiency of 95% and an earnings efficiency of 94% during the month working for Statoil in


2 Well-intervention Vessels to Feature MacGregor's Access Equipment

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  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract from German shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft (FSG) for the complete delivery of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) access doors and hatches for two well-intervention vessels (WIVs). The WIVs are destined for service with the Norwegian offshore operator, Siem Offshore. The order was booked into the second quarter 2014 order intake.   "MacGregor has a strong position in the market to provide a broad spectrum of


Huisman Opens New Office in Norway

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Huisman, a worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, recently opened up a new office in Bergen, Norway: Huisman Norge AS. The new representational office is a 100% subsidiary of Huisman and is set up to meet the increasing demand within the Norwegian offshore market. This is the first Huisman office in Scandinavia. Huisman is a globally operating company with history in design and manufacturing of heavy construction equipment for world's leading on and offshore


Wilh. Wilhelmsen Takes Stake in NorSea

Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding Invest AS (WWHI) has signed an agreement to acquire 35.4% of the shares in NorSea Group AS (NSG) NSG is the leading supplier of base services and integrated logistics systems to the Norwegian oil and gas industry. Through its fully and partly owned entities NSG operates ten strategically located supply bases along the coast of Norway, including NorSea (Stavanger), Stordbase (Stord), Coast Center Base (Bergen), Vestbase (Kristiansund)


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, PSVs and AHTS vessels [Construction Support Vessels (CSVs), Platform Support Vessels (PSVs) and Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS)], which operate in all key oil and gas regions worldwide.


LR Class New Brazil-bound Damen PSV's

World Diamond: Photo courtesy of Lloyds Register

'World Diamond', the first of a series of six uniquely designed platform supply vessels (PSV), was christened recently by the ship’s godmother, Princess Margareta of Romania, at Damen Shipyards’ Galati in Romania. Each of these PSVs is classed by Lloyd’s Register and is of 3,300 dwt with a breadth of 16.2 metres and draught of 6.5 metres. The remaining five PSVs will be delivered to their owner, Norwegian offshore support company, World Wide Supply AS (WWS), later this year


Harding Inks Deals with Three Industry Giants

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In the past few weeks, Harding, an international supplier of maritime safety equipment, has signed three framework agreements with Statoil, Petrobras and A.P. Møller Mærsk. "This shows that our global strategy of being a complete supplier of both equipment and services was the right strategy for the company," said Styrk Bekkenes, CEO of Harding. Statoil is Harding's biggest client on the Norwegian continental shelf, with over 120 lifeboat systems in operation


Vestdavit: Out Ahead on Innovation and Safety

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New regulations for davits used in the Norwegian offshore industry will not come into force until 2015, but in the meantime, they are already raising the safety bar. In fact, Norwegian-based davit manufacturer Vestdavit already has a NORSOK-compliant davit. Like so many things in the offshore oil game, many industry standards – LNG propulsion and executive style accommodations on OSV’s, just to name a few – emanate from the North Sea and Norwegian operators.


Summer Cruise to North Sea Oil Rigs Amazes Tourists

File Image: a Statoil Offshore oil production installation (Statoil)

Bored with palm-fringed beaches and turquoise seas? Then the gigantic oil platforms of the North Sea beckon. The first ever "rig-spotting" cruise just ended off the coast of Norway, and those onboard the four-day trip said it was jawdropping.


OEG Acquires AOR Containers

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Offshore Cargo Carrying and A60 module company OEG Offshore (OEG) is moving into Norway, Congo and Myanmar for the first time, with its acquisition of AOR Containers, a major player in Europe, Africa and Asia.  The move makes OEG Offshore the second-largest provider of offshore cargo


Olympic Pact with Canyon Offshore

Olympic Athene. Photo: Olympic Shipping

 Norwegian offshore shipping company Olympic Shipping has entered into a frame agreement with Canyon Offshore for the joint marketing and subsequent operation of the subsea construction vessel (SCV) Olympic Athene and Canyon’s ROV systems.  


Norwegian Officials Meet with HHI Leadership

Erna Solberg (Photo: Thomas Haugersveen/Prime Ministers Office)

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, along with Jan Grevstad, Norwegian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, and other Norwegian government officials, visited Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to meet with Choi Kil-seon, chairman and CEO of HHI, and Kwon Oh-gap, president and CEO of HHI.


Schlumberger Led Consortium Wins Malaysia Offshore Survey

Image: TGS

 Malaysia has opened an area of its offshore waters to the multi-client seismic model for the first time. The move is a result of a new initiative by Petronas to stimulate offshore E&P investment activity.   “A consortium comprising of PGS, TGS and Schlumberger WesternGeco


Norwegian Shipowners Face Cash Crunch

We expect that about half of the Norwegian rig fleet and every sixth Norwegian-controlled offshore vessel will not be employed as we approach summer this year. This is a serious situation, the CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners Association, Sturla Henriksen, told Reuters. (Photo courtesy: www.rederi.no)

 Access to capital for cash-hungry Norwegian offshore shipowners is expected to tighten further as lower activity and falling profits continue in 2016, the Norwegian Shipowners' Association said in its yearly outlook report on Tuesday.


Norwegian Shipowners See Tighter Capital Access

Access to capital for cash-hungry Norwegian offshore shipowners is expected to tighten further as lower activity and falling profits continue in 2016, the Norwegian Shipowners' Association said in its yearly outlook report on Tuesday.  


Ponant Orders Four Ships from VARD

Shipbuilding facility. Photo: VARD

Norwegian offshore shipbuilders VARD have announced a deal with French luxury cruise ship operator Ponant for the construction of four luxury expedition cruise vessels, for delivery in 2018 and 2019.   The vessels will be developed by Vard, Ponant, and Fincantieri


Eidesvik Awarded Contract Extensions

Viking Athene (Photo: Eidesvik)

Norwegian based offshore shipping company Eidesvik Offshore announced it has been awarded contract extensions for the supply vessels Viking Lady and Viking Athene from Total E&P on the Solaris well. The contract is in direct continuation with the current contract.  


Photo of the Day: ‘Windship’ Over Rotterdam

Brave Tern (Photo: Franklin Offshore Europe)

Brave Tern, a vessel used for the installation of wind turbines at sea, dominates the Rotterdam skyline as The 132m long ship was jacked up to a height of about 70 meters to test its extended legs. Brave Tern is owned by Norwegian Fred. Olsen Windcarrier


Statoil Goes Ahead with Arctic Field after Halving Costs

Photo: Statoil

Norwegian oil major Statoil plans to develop its Arctic Johan Castberg oilfield after having cut costs by half, with a decision on investments in 2017, its chief executive said on Tuesday.   Worried by high costs of operating in the remote Arctic Barents Sea


Norway's Offshore Shipping Sector Faces Bleak Year

Norwegian companies that provide supply ships and drilling rigs to the global oil industry face a bleak year ahead as contracts disappear and financing options dwindle in the face of weak global crude prices.   They could increasingly be forced to sell or write down the value of assets


Flynn Refrigeration Secures Deals with Solstad

Normand Installer (Photo: Flynn Refrigeration)

Merseyside refrigeration and air-conditioning specialist Flynn Refrigeration has landed a fresh series of deals with Norwegian shipping company Solstad   The Birkenhead-based firm announced it has secured contracts to supply the Normand Oceanic and Normand Installer vessels with Bitzer


NMA Prohibits CO2 Firefighting on MODU's

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Statutory Alert: The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has updated Regulation No.227 on precautionary measures against fire and explosion on mobile offshore units, with effect from 1 January, 2015. Section 10.2.1 prohibits using carbon dioxide or other gases which are toxic to humans in the


R&D Project Targets Better Gangway Operability

Image: Kongsberg Maritime

R&D project established to optimize gangway operability through new DP philosophy and simulation training   Kongsberg Maritime is working with Norwegian shipping company Østensjo and the Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (Marintek) on a new research and development






 
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