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Bibby Offshore Scoops Two Business Awards

Howard Woodcock (Photo courtesy of Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore, a provider of subsea installation, inspection, repair and maintenance services to the offshore oil and gas industry, has been recognized at the 2014 Northern Star Business Awards winning in the categories Commitment to People Development and Outstanding Contribution to the Energy Sector. The awards were announced September 25 at the AECC. The Commitment to People Development award recognizes the company that has shown the most commitment to developing its staff through skills and personal development, investment and achievement programs and outcomes. The Outstanding Contribution to the Energy Sector award recognizes a company demonstrating an exceptional contribution to the energy industry within the north east of Scotland. Bibby Offshore’s Chief Executive Howard Woodcock said, “We are extremely proud to have won in both categories we were shortlisted for at this year’s Northern Star Business Awards. It is recognition of everyone at Bibby Offshore’s dedication to achieving our goals.” Woodcock continued, “The Commitment to People Development award is excellent recognition of the hard work undertaken by our Competency and Training team, our HR team and the whole business to ensure our greatest asset is properly looked after. One of the company’s key focuses and core values is to ‘realize the talent of our people’


Thai Offshore Supplier Gets Chevron Contract

Singapore's Miclyn Express Offshore's Thai J/V partner, Uniwise Offshore, wins Chevron marine support contract for Gulf of Thailand operations The 3 year firm contract with plus 2 x 1 year extension options is to provide coil tubing marine support services to Chevron`s production activities in the Gulf of Thailand. Uniwise Offshore will purchase a Platform Supply Vessel currently under construction in a Chinese Shipyard, to fulfil the service requirements


Emas Reels in $32m Contract

Photo: Emas Offshore

 Singapore-listed offshore firm EMAS Offshore Limited wins $32m of new business  has secured new awards and letter of intents for charters amounting to approximately US$32 million, including options.   These new charters will see EMAS Offshore’s Anchor Handling Tug (AHT), Anchor Handling Tug and Supply (AHTS) and Platform Supply (PSV) vessels supporting National Oil companies (NOCs), International Oil companies (IOCs) and other offshore contractors on drilling operations


Daewoo Ship, STX Offshore Lead Advances Among Korean Shipyards

According to a Nov. 1 report from Bloomberg, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., the world’s fourth-largest shipyard, led advances among South Korean shipbuilders in Seoul trading on expectations that growing global trade will prompt more orders. STX Offshore gained 8.1 percent to 28,550 won, the highest price since August 2008, at the 3 p.m. close of trade in Seoul. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world’s second-largest shipyard, climbed 3


Samsung Heavy $630M Orders for Tankers, Offshore Platform

Samsung Heavy Industries Co., South Korea's third-largest shipbuilder, said it has won orders worth a combined $630m for five oil tankers and an offshore. Under the deal with a Norwegian customer, Samsung Heavy will deliver the oil tankers by 2013. Another deal with a U.S. customer calls for the shipbuilder to deliver the offshore facility by 2013. With the deals, Samsung Heavy has won deals valued at $6.1b in 2010. For the year, Samsung Heavy aims at winning $8b worth of orders.


WINS & POSH Form Indonesian Offshore J/V

WINS AHTS Vessel: Photo credit PT Wintermar Offshore

PT Wintermar Offshore Marine Tbk (WINS) joins with PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd (POSH) for Indonesian oil and gas joint venture. The joint venture will own and operate two units of Indonesian flagged 100+ tons bollard pull AHTS, “WINPOSH Rampart” and “WINPOSH Resolve”, both of which have been awarded contracts to support drilling activities for a multinational oil and gas company for up to two and half years.


Korea's STX Offshore Debt to Equity Swap Hastened

STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. will issue new shares worth 38.4 billion won (US$36.5 million) as part of its debt-to-equity swap scheme. The shipbuilder will float 15.37 million shares, which will be listed on the main Seoul bourse on Jan. 9, 2014, reports Yonhap News Agency. Yonhap cite Jeong Yu-mi, a spokesperson for STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, as informing that trhe new share issuance is part of the 700 billion won debt-to-equity swap program aimed at stabilizing the company


Report: Hyundai Wins $900m Offshoe Order

According to a report on Yonhap News, Hyundai Heavy Industries won a $900m deal for offshore platforms and other facilities off the coast of Africa. Hyundai Heavy reportedly will build two offshore gas platforms and other facilities by the end of 2014. With the contract, Hyundai Heavy has won orders valued at $19.8 billion thus far this year.  


Daewoo Shipbuilding to Issue New Shares Worth $353 Mln

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will issue new shares worth 414 billion won ($353.1 million) to improve its financial position.   Daewoo Shipbuilding, the world's largest shipbuilder in orderbook by tonnage, is set to report its biggest yearly operating loss this year after a loss of $2.6 billion in the second quarter due to construction delays on offshore projects.   ($1 = 1,172.5100 won)


EPC Offshore Wins Hurricane Field Contract

Chief executive officer Keith Wallace

Project management contractor EPC Offshore has won a major contract to select the optimum concept for the development of Hurricane’s  Lancaster Field, one of the most significant oil discoveries in the West of Shetlands in recent years. Hurricane has a 100 per cent holding in the field and has a CPR (competent person’s report) indicating 2C Contingent Resources of over 200 mmbbl of recoverable oil. The year-long contract, worth approximately £2 million


Staying Afloat Down Under?

Graph: Clarksons Research

 In recent years, Australia has been a major growth area for offshore gas production and a key driver of offshore CAPEX, says Clarksons Research.   However, the prospects for Australian gas projects that have yet to be sanctioned are looking increasingly uncertain due to weaker LNG


No Clues on Hanjin's Financial Health

Photo: Hanjin Shipping Co.

 Cash-strapped Hanjin Shipping Co. sources say that the negotiations with tonnage providers for lower rates are undergoing, but wouldn't say much else.   According to Korea Herald, the country's No.1 shipping line has come under growing pressure from its creditors to secure more money


Samil PwC Okays Hyundai's Management Improvement Plan

Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries

 Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is notified by Samil PwC, a local member of the global accounting firm PwC, that its 3.5 trillion won worth management improvement plan is good enough for HHI to make operating profits and secure liquidity even in the worst case scenario.  


Romica Manufacturer Secures DNV GL Approval

Bob Turner (Photo: Romica)

U.K. winch maker Romica said it is to “redouble its exports drive” after its Romania-based manufacturing partner successfully acquired accreditation with DNV GL.   Yorkshire based Romica is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of lift equipment and winches for use within the


Vard Reports High Order Intake from Non-offshore Markets

5 Module Carrier Vessels for Topaz Energy and Marine Photo Vard (for illustration only)

New order intake of NOK 6.2 billion from contract wins for 19 vessels. Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialised vessels


Creditors May Give Breathing Room for Hanjin Shipping

Photo: Hanjin Shipping

 State-run Korea Development Bank and other creditors are expected to extend their conditional debt rescheduling program for Hanjin Shipping Co. to stay afloat, reports Korea Herald.   This move will give the struggling shipping company enough time to cover liquidity shortage on its own


ENSTA Bretagne wins SAUC-Europe ‘16 at CMRE

ENSTA Bretagne Team  Photo CMRE

Team ENSTA Bretagne from France won the 11th edition SAUC-E competition, the Student Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Challenge - Europe.  The 2nd prize went to the Tom Kyle team, from the University of Applied Sciences of Kiel (Germany). The UNIFI team with the robot Marta from the University


Ex-CEO of Daewoo Shipbuilding Grilled

Photo: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

 Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is being rocked by estimated trillions of won (billions of U.S. dollars) of accounting fraud amid the ongoing restructuring process for Daewoo as well as other two shipbuilders, says a report in Xinhua.  


TWMA Bags £1.5 mln North Sea Contract with Apache

WilPhoenix platform in the North Sea Beryl field Photo TWMA

Global integrated drilling waste management and environmental services firm, TWMA, has recently secured a £1.5 million contract with Apache on the WilPhoenix platform in the North Sea Beryl field.   As part of TWMA’s fully integrated waste management solution


Construction Begins on Johan Sverdrup Riser platform

offshore project, have more than 2500 square metres of free deck space,  Photo Statoil

The riser platform construction start was marked today at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in South Korea. Project director for Johan Sverdrup Kjetel Digre (from right), project manager for the riser platform and the processing platform Ståle Nordal and head of Samsung Heavy


India’s Potential in Offshore Wind Power

Image: DNV GL – Energy

 The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India.    This study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for


MacGregor to Equip China’s New Polar Research Ship

The new polar research vessel will be equipped with MacGregor offshore cranes and Triplex systems specifically designed for handling research equipment in extreme temperature environments (Image: MacGregor)

The Polar Research Institute of China has ordered a new 14,300gt polar research vessel. Designed by Aker Arctic Finland, it will be the first vessel of its type to be built in China, though a shipyard has yet to be named.   The 122.5-meter multifunctional icebreaker will be able to handle


Advanced MacGregor Technology for Polar Research Ship

The new polar research vessel will be equipped with MacGregor offshore cranes and Triplex systems specifically designed for handling research equipment in extreme temperature environments. Photo MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order to supply MacGregor offshore cranes and a Triplex handling system for a 14,300gt polar research vessel being built for the Polar Research Institute of China. Designed by Aker Arctic Finland, it will be the first vessel of its type to be built in China;


Hanjin to Return 38 Vessels Next Year

Photo: Hanjin Shipping

Hanjin Shipping is planning to return a total of 38 chartered vessels once their contracts end as part of its restructuring efforts, reports the Korea Herald. A company official said Hanjin was planning to return 20 containerships and 18 bulk vessels by 2017, but declined to disclose details


World's First Offshore Fish Farm Rig

(Image: Rolls-Royce)

World's First Offshore Fish Farm Rig: Designed by Global Maritime - Owned by SalMar - Built by Qingdao Wuchuan Heavy Industries - Moored by Rolls-Royce   Rolls-Royce signed a contract for the construction and delivery of an eight point mooring system to the world’s first offshore fish






 
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