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Aker Solutions Sells Offshore Ship to Ocean Yield

AMC Connector AS, a Aker Solutions & Emas Offshore joint venture, has agreed to sell subsea construction & cable-lay vessel 'Lewek Connector'. In October 2010, Aker Solutions announced that it would sell its offshore construction and installation subsidiary Aker Marine Contractors to Ezra Holdings Limited (Ezra), which operates in the offshore construction market under the EMAS AMC brand name. As part of this transaction, Ezra agreed to acquire 50 percent of the shares in Lewek Connector's vessel owning company, AMC Connector AS. The divestment of Aker Marine Contractors marked the start of a restructuring of Aker Solutions, which has since streamlined the company into becoming a fully-fledged provider of oilfield products, systems and services. AMC Connector AS, which is a 50/50 joint venture between Aker Solutions and Emas Offshore Limited, is now selling the vessel Lewek Connector to vessel owning company Ocean Yield AS. Lewek Connector is being sold for a total consideration of USD 315-million, which will give a small positive result effect for Aker Solutions. The sale also provides Aker Solutions with a net cash release of approximately NOK 345 million. Aker Solutions owns approximately 7.4% of Ezra, which is listed on the Singapore stock exchange.The transaction will be completed in Q4 2012.


Global Industries to Acquire ETPM

Global Industries, Ltd. has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire ETPM, SA, a leading international offshore construction company wholly-owned by Groupe GTM, the construction affiliate of French utility Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux. The combined company will be the largest offshore construction company in market capitalization with combined 1998 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion. ETPM provides a full range of turnkey services, including design, procurement, fabrication


Global To Open Offshore HQ

Global Industries will significantly expand its capacity to meet operators' deepwater and reel pipelay needs in the Gulf of Mexico this December with the opening of its 625-acre offshore construction headquarters in Carlyss, La. Chosen because of its location along the 40 ft. (12.1 m) deep Calcasieu Ship Channel - the site is capable of supporting Global's deepwater fleet - and includes a pipe assembly rack that measure more than half a mile long.


Mercator Lines to Explore Oil Offshore

Mercator Lines, is planning to expand its business portfolio by foraying into the offshore oil exploration sector. The company is looking for global partners to form a consortium to bid for Indian offshore blocks under the forthcoming round of NELP bids, apart from overseas blocks, including some of the South East Asian and Arabian Gulf blocks. It is in talks with a few European companies, sources said. Mercator Lines


Drydocks World Newbuild Contract

Drydocks World - Southeast Asia Pte Limited, the Southeast Asian subsidiary of Drydocks World, announced that it has secured a newbuilding contract with Scottish Highlands International Inc., a subsidiary of Coastline Maritime Pte Ltd, to construct a 689-ft Ultra Large Multi-Purpose Offshore Construction Vessel. DDW-Sea operates four shipyards in Singapore and on Batam Island Indonesia providing offshore rig construction, volume shipbuilding and ship repair and conversion services


China Shipyard Wins Floatover Barge Contract

COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard contracted by Malaysian owners to build a floatover launch barge for the offshore construction industry. The contract has a value of over US$ 23-million. The floatover launch barge will measure 10.00 meters high, 46 meters wide, 160 meters long and will be capable of transporting & performing float over operations of offshore topside modules structures weighing up to 14,500 tons and will also be capable of launching jackets up to 20,000 tons.


DNV Greater China Offshore Committee

Zhou Shouwei, Vice General Manager of CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation) and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering accepted DNV’s invitation to be the chairman of the DNV Greater China Offshore Committee. The DNV Offshore Committee is the first of its kind to be organized by a classification society in China. “The objective of establishing this committee is to create a forum where senior executives from the Chinese offshore industry can meet to exchange


Technip Wins Substantial Norway Offshore Contract

Technip wins a Statoil contract for fabrication, installation & tie-ins of flowlines for the Gullfaks South field development. The Gullfaks South field development is in the northern part of the North Sea, located approximately 190 kilometers northwest of Bergen, Norway, at water depths between 130 and 220 meters. The Gullfaks South project development will contribute to Statoil’s extensive initiatives on increased oil recovery and consists of two manifolds(2) tied back to the


HHI Orders Two MacGregor Subsea Cranes

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MacGregor, part of Cargotec, saidi it won an order for two subsea cranes from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd. The active heave-compensated cranes will have an SWL of 100 and 25 metric tons, respectively. They will be fitted on board a new 160-meter heavy construction vessel being built at the yard for global offshore specialist, Subsea 7. The MacGregor subsea cranes will support the vessel's year-round global deployment in complex deep and ultra deepwater offshore


Trelleborg Wraps up China Floatover Projects

Trelleborgs leg mating units supplied for China floatover project

Trelleborg’s engineered products operation has completed its first oil and gas floatover project in China, supplying a range of its floatover hardware for the BoZhong (BZ) 35-2 COOEC offshore platform in Tianjin. Designed and fabricated by China Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC), the platform’s specification called for hardware that guaranteed reliability and safety, and required a supplier with the highest standards and a strong track record


Harkand Names Brown to Gulf of Mexico Management Team

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Global inspection, repair, maintenance (IRM) and light construction company Harkand informs it has made a key appointment by securing Mike Brown as general manager of diving services in North America. A U.S. Navy veteran, Brown has considerable experience of commercial diving in the offshore


Transport Engineering Course at OMAE 2014

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HMC will host ASME Courses on Transport Engineering and Front End Engineering Design from June 7-8, 2014 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The OMAE is the flagship conference of the Ocean Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division of ASME


Damen Pontoon Deliveries Ensure Stock Availability

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13 Stan Pontoons, six Stan Tugs and four Stan Tenders come to West Africa and Rotterdam Last Friday, April 4, a shipment that left China seven weeks ago carrying 13 new Damen Stan Pontoons and 10 other Damen vessels arrived in Rotterdam. The built-for-stock pontoons and vessels will uphold


Boat of the Month: M/V HOS ACHIEVER

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Accommodations, Features and Comfort combine with Safety. All are key for Offshore Housing missions. Deepwater operations are increasingly demanding more personnel offshore, often for longer periods of time, placing a greater emphasis on crew accommodation


Polar Onyx Readies for Brazilian Depths

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The offshore construction vessel Polar Onyx was delivered on March 4, 2014 from Ulstein Verft to GC Rieber Shipping, as the latest addition to their growing investments into the subsea segment. The vessel’s first assignment will be to work for deepwater projects serving as pipelay support


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


Lee Recognized with Royal Danish Award

The award was presented to Lee (center) by the Danish Minister for Trade and Development, Mogens Jensen (left), and CEO of the Danish Export Association, Ulrik Dahl (right).

The Danish Export Association’s Diploma, and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honor, was awarded to VIKING Life-Saving Equipment’s Korean representative, J.W. Lee, for close to thirty years’ of successful business partnership.


Norwegian Group Sells Two Projects to Speed Shipbuilding Pull Out

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Bergen Group says it has decided to accelerate the process of reducing its involvement in the shipbuilding business in favor of a more dedicated focus on offshore related activities.   As a part of this process, Bergen explains it has entered into an agreement to sell two of the remaining


Second Damen Offshore Carrier Ordered

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A charter agreement between expanding subsea contractor DeepOcean and Maersk Supply Service has triggered an order for a Damen Offshore Carrier DOC 8500 - the second order for this new ship design from Damen Shipyards Group. The DOC 8500 will extend DeepOcean’s capabilities in the larger


Drydocks World Inks Agreement with DNV GL

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Drydocks World and Maritime World, a provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, has announced that it has reached an agreement with DNV GL and appointed the Classification Society to provide recertification services for its Quality Management Systems


First Line of Baltic Sea Pipe to be Laid by Saipem

Saipem 7000 pipe-laying vessel: Photo courtesy of Gazprom

Contracts worth around EUR 2-billion for construction of the first of the four offshore lines of the trans-Baltic South Stream gas pipeline have now been signed by South Stream Transport and Saipem, inform Gazprom. Saipem is to build the first offshore line of the South Stream gas


Oceanteam Takes Stake in New Offshore Shipping Firm

Oceanteam Shipping ASA announce that it has founded together with Grupo Diavaz a new shipping company named 'DOT Shipping'. Oceanteam inform that DOT Shipping will focus on providing high-end vessel solutions for the Mexican market. Details of the transaction remain confidential and further


DOF Subsea, Seaway Extend Contract

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DOF Subsea, provider of integrated subsea solutions, has been awarded a Master Service Agreement (MSA) extension with Seaway Heavy Lifting for the provision of positioning services onboard its Stanislav Yudin and Oleg Strashnov crane vessels.


Rolls-Royce Wins Substantial Volstad OCV Equipment Order

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Rolls-Royce informs it has won a contract worth approximately £13.5 million to deliver a unique package of advanced ship equipment for a new offshore construction vessel (OCV) currently being built in Turkey for the Norwegian ship owner Volstad Shipping AS.


Harkand Charters Jones Act Vessel for Gulf of Mexico

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Global inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM), survey and light construction contractor Harkand has entered into a charter agreement with Hornbeck Offshore for the offshore construction vessel HOS Mystique for a firm period of two years plus options.


 
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