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Hua Hai Long Joins COSCO Shipping Heavy Lift Ship Pool

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On February 1, COSCO Shipping Co., Ltd. signed a POOL agreement with Guangzhou Salvage Bureau of the Ministry of Transport (GSBMT) in Guangzhou Ocean Plaza. According to the agreement, M.V. Hua Hai Long, the 30,000 DWT semi-submersible vessel of GSBMT, will come into service under the management of COSCO Shipping Co. COSCO Shipping aims to become the lead integrator in the global semi-submersible vessel market therefore they have initiated the first POOL model among the Chinese shipping companies. The new joint semi-submersible vessel MV Hua Hai Long is a 30,000 dwt newbuilding with a length of 182.2m, a width of 43.6m and a depth of 11m. The Vessel has a large deck area, advanced ballast system, and can handle a wide range of cargoes. With the joining of the M.V. Hua Hai Long, COSCO Shipping’s semi-submersible POOL has reached five vessels, giving them the capability of transporting small, medium and large offshore and onshore cargoes. Mr. Han Guo Min, CEO of COSCO Shipping, pointed out, “The capability of COSCO Shipping’s semi-submersible fleet has been strengthened, and COSCO Shipping has become the only Chinese company in the list of global semi-submersible transportation suppliers to receive a Green-class approval rating from Shell in regards to a HSE Management System audit. As the semi-submersible market changes, further cooperation and Pool will be a general trend.”


SCR Detailed Design Contract for 2H Offshore

LLOG Exploration Delta House Model: Image credit 2H Offshore

2H Offshore Inc., an Acteon company, awarded a Steel Catenary Riser (SCR) detailed design project with LLOG Exploration Company. The scope of work includes the provision of detailed design of the production and export SCRs tied back to the Exmar OPTI-11000 semi-submersible for the Delta House field development. LLOG is currently developing the Marmalard and SOB2 fields in the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico which will both be tied back to the Delta House Floating Production


Jurong Gets $404M Semi-Sub Option

Jurong Shipyard said that SeaDrill Limited (SeaDrill) has exercised the option to build the second unit of the 6th generation ultra deep water semi-submersible drilling rig at a contract value of $404 million. The contract price is based on a turnkey contract with all owner-furnished equipment (OFE) including the 7,500 feet of riser and BOP. In connection, SeaDrill awarded Jurong Shipyard an additional option to build a third unit of the semi-submersible based on the same design and at


New contracts for Dockwise

Dockwise Shipping was awarded contracts for the transportation of one of the largest semi submersible drilling rigs and various floating equipment. Dockwise Shipping will transport the new build sixth generation semi submersible drilling rig Noble Dave Beard in 2009 as well as various floating docks and other equipment in 2008. The total value of the contracts is approximately $18m.  


Singapore Shipyard to Get Accommodation Rig Contract

Norway's Prosafe (HQ in Cyprus) issues a 'Letter of Intent' for Jurong Shipyard to build a semi-submersible accommodation rig. The rig, which is of similar design as Safe Boreas presently in construction at JSPL, will be built to comply with Norwegian regulations. The rig will be ready for operations in the North Sea in 2015 (exact delivery date to be determined in the final yard contract).
 In addition, JSPL has, subject to board approval, granted two options for further new builds


Beacon Order Harsh Environment Offshore Rig

Image courtesy of Beacon

Beacon Holdings Group say they have ordered a harsh environment semi-submersible GM4-D rig from Yantai CIMC Raffles in Singapore, with an option to build a second rig from the shipyard. The rig they have ordered has been given the name Beacon Atlantic, and planned delivery is the fourth quarter of 2016. Beacon Atlantic will be built using the GM4-D-design in co-operation with the shipyard and the designer Global Maritime


Aker Kvaerner Awarded Drilling Equipment Contract with Daewoo

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd in South Korea for delivery of drilling facilities for an ultra deepwater semi submersible drilling rig ordered by an international drilling contractor. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately $86m. The award is based on an option included in a contract Aker Kvaerner signed with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd in February 2006


World’s Largest Dry Transport Vessel Delivered

Heavy transport shipping company Dockwise Shipping B.V. took delivery of the M/V Blue Marlin after her conversion into the world's largest semi-submersible heavy transport vessel able to carry heavy cargoes up to 73,000 tons. After a conversion of 3 months at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan, South Korea the heavy transport vessel Blue Marlin has re-joined the Dockwise fleet with an increased deadweight capacity of 76,061 tons


Groundbreaking $110m, DP3 “CSS” Vessel Ordered

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  Hallin Marine has commissioned a new, $110m, groundbreaking semi-submersible, subsea operations vessel to be named the CSS Derwent. “The CSS (compact semi submersible) delivers big ship capability in a low cost package,” said John Giddens, Hallin’s CEO. “It will support the oil operators’ desire to improve production and reduce costs.” The 84 m CSS is the culmination of a five-year project designed to deliver ‘large boat capability’ at a


Korean Shipyard Gets Orders for Two Liftboats

DSME gets new orders for two semi-submersible rigs for Norway's Songa Offshore & then charter by Statoil The orders were placed during the recent Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) held in Houston, U.S.A The value of this contract is approximately US$ 1.1 billion  and the rigs will be delivered in the middle of 2015. After delivery, these rigs will be chartered by Statoil, the Norwegian state oil company for eight years, and they will provide services to the Norwegian Coast


US Nabs Sub Carrying $200M of Cocaine [Video]

Photo: U.S.Customs and Border Protection

A mini-submarine carrying $200 million worth of cocaine was intercepted by authorities in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.    The Customs and Border Protection air crew from Corpus Christi was involved in the arrest of four people aboard a mini-submarine headed for the U.S


Sea Chest Blanks Ordered for Gina Krog FSO

Miko used a laser scanner to measure the Gina Krog for its Miko closures (Photo: Miko Marine)

Teekay Shipping has ordered four sea chest blanks from Norwegian magnetic technology specialists, Miko Marine. The closures will be delivered in August for use on the former shuttle tanker Randgrid which is currently undergoing a $220 million conversion into the Gina Krog floating storage and


Repair of Two Semi-submersible MODU Completed

Repair of Polyarnaya Zvezda and Severnoye Siyaniye, semi-submersible mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) of the sixth generation, has been completed under survey of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) at Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Shipyard Ltd. in Yantai, China. Mr


Aqualis Offshore and CSDC Join Forces

Aqualis Offshore and China Ship Design & Research Center Co., Ltd (CSDC) have signed an agreement to cooperate on engineering projects both in China and internationally.    CSDC, a subsidiary company of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC)


ISS Bags Tanzania's Paragon project

Paragon Offshore’s jack-up rig M826 in position.

  Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has been appointed by Paragon Offshore, Houston, as marine and logistic services provider for a new drilling campaign off the Songo Songo Islands, Tanzania – the first new commercial drilling project in Tanzania in a number of years.


Shell Charters Regalia in 2016

Regalia (Photo: © Prosafe)

Prosafe announced it has signed a contract worth approximately $24 million with Shell U.K. Limited for the provision of the Regalia semi-submersible accommodation vessel at the Brent C platform in the U.K. sector of the North Sea. The short duration contract commencing in the second quarter of


Caterpillar Launches Asset Financial Solutions

Press Release - Caterpillar Oil & Gas has announced the introduction of Asset Financial Solutions, a financial product that provides 100 percent financing new offshore or marine assets. The new solution enables Caterpillar to offer customers a tailored solution to optimize their business and


The Future of Well Intervention

Image: Ulstein

Herrenknecht and Ulstein are due to present their vision of the future of heavy well intervention at the Offshore Energy 2015 exhibition in Amsterdam this week.   Germany’s Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH (HVG) and the Netherland’s Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V


MOSS: Portable Survey System

Photo: TARKA-SYSTEMS

Developed and manufactured for marine surveyors and naval architects by Netherlands-based TARKA-SYSTEMS, the MOSS is a portable measurement solution for monitoring and surveying.   According to the developer, the MOSS System features a pragmatic design


DNV GL Issues Guidance on Inspection Planning

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The low oil price and a reduction in newbuilds have driven the integrity of existing assets up the agenda for the oil & gas industry. However, the cost of inspection programs can be significant, adding to the operational costs.   DNV GL has now launched a recommended practice


Heavy Wave Strikes Rig, Injures Three in the North Sea

(Image: Statoil)

At 5 pm on Wednesday December 30, Statoil and COSL were informed that three persons had been injured on the COSL Innovator when a heavy wave hit the rig. Statoil and COSL have mobilized their emergency response organizations.   The semi-submersible drilling rig COSL Innovator is under


Wärtsilä, Prosafe Ink Flotels Maintenance Deal

Prosafes semi-submersible accommodation vessel, the Safe Boreas, operating gangway-connected to the Edvard Grieg installation in the North Sea. Courtesy Wartsila

  Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, has signed a long-term maintenance agreement with Prosafe, the world's leading owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation vessels also known as flotels


Rolls-Royce Mooring System for Giant Crane Vessel

Photo: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has signed a $11.5 million contract to supply the mooring system for the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV), Sleipnir. The vessel will be built in Singapore by SembCorp Marine for the Dutch company Heerema Offshore Services.  


Ingalls Authenticates Keel of NSC Kimball

Ship Sponsor Kay Webber Cochran (center) sketches her initials onto the keel plate of the National Security Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756). Also pictured are her husband, Sen. Thad Cochran (left), R-Miss., and Ingalls Shipbuilding employee Jerry Wesley (right), who welded the initials onto the plate. Photo by Lance Davis/HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel for the company’s seventh U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Kimball (WMSL 756), today.   “Kimball, like her sister ships


RollDock Expands

MV RollDock Sky Photo RollDock Shipping

RollDock Shipping B.V. (part of the Roll Group) confirmed the purchase of their 7th vessel, the MV RollDock Sky. This is the third semi-submersible multipurpose heavy lift vessel bought from Larsen & Toubro India. She will go directly into service after some upgrades. The MV RollDock Sky






 
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