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STX Europe to Build Three Icebreakers

STX Europe has, through its wholly owned subsidiary STX Norway Offshore AS, signed contracts to build three icebreaker tugs for JSC Circle Marine Invest. The subsidiary company, Caspian Offshore Construction in Kazakhstan will operate the vessels in the Kashagan field of the northern Caspian Sea. The vessels will be delivered in 2010 and 2011, and the total value of the three contracts amounts to approximately $111.5m. The vessels are designed by the STX Europe subsidiary Aker Arctic, and have a length of 213 ft and a beam of 53.8 ft. The vessels will have the Ice class notification 1A* Super, according to the Finnish-Swedish Ice classification rules. Further, the vessels will be equipped and designed for other operations like fire fighting, rescue operation and towing in shallow waters.   (

STX Norway Offshore to Build Icebreaker Tugs

STX Norway Offshore has signed contracts for the building of two icebreaker tugs to JSC Circle Marine Invest. The vessels will be delivered in 2011, and the total value of the two contracts amounts to approximately $71.4m. JSC Circle Marine Invest will through its subsidiary Caspian Offshore Construction in Kazakhstan operate the vessels in the Kashagan field of the northern Caspian Sea. The vessels are designed by the STX Europe subsidiary Aker Arctic, and have a length of 213

STX Europe Contract for Eco-Friendly Design

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STX Europe has been awarded a contract with Deep Sea Supply for design and building of a Platform Supply Vessel. The new PSV 09 CD design, optimized for eco-drive in all weather conditions, is designed by STX Europe in Ålesund, Norway. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in Q1 2012, and will be built at STX Europe in Brazil. The contract is signed with Deep Sea Supply Navegação Maritima Ltda. in Brazil, a subsidiary of Deep Sea Supply in Arendal, Norway.  

STX OSV Contracts for Two PSVs


STX OSV Holdings Limited (“STX OSV”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that it has secured new contracts for the design and construction of two Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) for Farstad Shipping. The total value of the contracts amounts close to NOK 600 million. The vessels will be of STX OSV’s own PSV 08 design. Deliveries are scheduled from STX OSV Langsten in Norway and STX OSV Vung Tau in

Tidewater Takes Over STX Pan Ocean PSV Newbuild Contracts

STX OSV Holdings Limited say Tidewater Inc. has acquired contracts for 3 Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) under construction at STX OSV in Norway. STX OSV had originally secured the contracts for the design and construction of three vessels for STX Pan Ocean Co. Ltd. in 2010, and Tidewater has now entered into an assignment agreement with STX Pan Ocean to take over these contracts. The first vessel in the series will be delivered to Tidewater during 1Q 2013

Steam Beats Hot Water to Keep Heavy Oil Viscous

Tests by Parat Halvorsen on oil spill response equipment (OSR) for offshore supply vessels reveal significant deficiencies with systems using hot water coils. Norway's Parat Halvorsen undertook a series of trials after a number of lower cost hot water coil alternatives came on the market the market. Kim Kristensen, Marine and Offshore, Parat Halvorsen says: “We have shown empirically that steam injection is the one viable solution proven to keep heavy oil viscous enough for easy

Aker Yards Now STX Europe

Aker Yards, builder of cruise and offshore vessels, changed its name to STX Europe. The name change reflects the entry of the South Korean-based STX Business Group as principal shareholder in the company during summer 2008. Effective Nov. 3, the international shipbuilding group Aker Yards, with head office in Oslo, Norway, and all its subsidiaries, will share the common brand STX Europe.STX Europe specializes in designing and building advanced cruise ships and purpose-built vessels for

STX Europe Refinances Credit Facility

STX Europe has refinanced its revolving credit facility. The new facility is a 3 year financing of $86.8m, provided by Nordea. Woori Bank of Korea, is participating with 50 percent. "For a capital intensive industry like ours, where we continuously take on and complete new shipbuilding projects, the ability to constantly renew our financial platform is important. I am pleased to see that we have been able to work with and secure this significant credit facility in October

STX Europe New Contracts, Island Offshore

Island Commander (Photo courtesy STX Europe)

STX Europe has entered into new contracts with Island Offshore for the building of two Platform Supply Vessels. The vessels will be built at STX Europe in Brevik, and are based on the same design as Island Commander and Island Chieftain delivered from STX Europe earlier this year. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in Q4 2011 and Q1 2012. The total value of the contracts amounts to approximately $137.5m. The vessels are of Rolls-Royce UT 776 CD design

STX Europe to Build LNG Powered PSV for Solstad

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STX Europe has been awarded a contract with Solstad Rederi AS to build an innovative LNG-powered Platform Supply Vessel (PSV). The vessel is of STX Europe PSV 12 LNG design. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in Q4 2011. The value of the contract is approximately $67.5m. Roy Reite, President of STX Europe's Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area, said: "Today's order confirms our strong position in design and building of environmentally friendly vessels

OceanSaver BWT for 2 European-owned VLCCs

Ballast water treatment (BWT) supplier OceanSaver said it has been contracted to deliver BWTsystems for two VLCCs to a European owner, currently being constructed by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in South Korea. The contract’s value is undisclosed.  

Two Topaz OSCV Order for Vard

VARD 3 for Topaz Energy and Marine

  Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels, has secured new contracts for the design and construction of two Offshore Subsea Construction Vessels (“OSCV”) for a new customer

Yacht Adrift in the North Sea

A yacht has gone adrift in the North Sea after losing steering in difficult weather conditions, reports the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).   One man is believed to be aboard the yacht which was making its way from Lerwick to Norway when it encountered difficulties around 8:50 p.m

Eni Arctic Service Rig Extension Okayed

Italian oil company Eni has received permission from Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority to extend the use of a service rig on its troubled Arctic Goliat oil field offshore Norway until Nov. 30, the regulator said on Thursday. The Floatel Superior rig is used to house hundreds of crew members

STX Bags Order for Eight LR1 Tankers

LR1 tanker. Image by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding

 South Korean shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding (STX O&S) has won an order for up to eight LR1 tankers with a total value of $ 375 million.    The contract provides for the construction of four oil tankers of 74,000 tons plus the ability to build four additional ships

Norway’s (Winding) Path Ahead

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A precipitous plunge in energy pricing is problematic for a prodigious oil producing nation such as Norway, but it really only tells a portion of the story when evaluating the immediate future for the collective maritime and offshore energy markets

Vassenden Wins WISTA LeaderShip Award

Eli Vassenden (Photo: WISTA)

Eli Vassenden, COO Ship Management in Grieg Star, has been awarded the WISTA LeaderShip Award 2015 by WISTA Norway as recognition of her contribution the maritime industry, her competency and leadership skills within the traditionally male dominated role of COO

Kreuz Subsea Orders Dive Support Vessel from Vard

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Vard Holdings Limited has secured a contract for the design and construction of one diving support and construction vessel for Singapore-based Kreuz Subsea group.   The vessel will be of VARD 3 17 design, with a total length of 91.2 meters and a beam of 21

Harim Acquires Pan Ocean

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 South Korean poultry processor Harim Corp. is set to wrap up its purchase of troubled dry bulk carrier Pan Ocean Co. after creditors and shareholders approved a rescue plan for the country's biggest bulk carrier.   Harim, partnering with JKL Partners

Drydocks World Highlights Capabilities at Nor-Shipping

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Drydocks World, provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, showcased its global services, projects and infrastructure to an international audience at the 50th Nor-Shipping Exhibition in Oslo from June 2-5, 2015.   

Bergen Shetland Race Yachts at Lerwick

Yachting at Lerwick

  The yacht Serenity, skippered by Fridtjov Bergmann, proudly flies the Bergen Shetland Blue Ribbon as first to finish this year’s race across the North Sea from Norway. He later received Lerwick Port Authority's trophy for first yacht over the line, at 20:56 hours on Thursday

Brand New Ro-Ro Ran Aground in Norway

Kvitbjørn. Photo: Nor Lines, Vikebladet

 Ro-ro cargo vessel Kvitbjørn ran aground off Ulsteinvik port, Norway, in the afternoon June 28, while approaching the port.    The vessel, owned by Norway-based Nor Lines, was refloated at 2145 LT same day with the help of tugs at high tide, and taken to port

Videotel Secures NMA Approval


  Videotel, the leading international provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., has received the approval of the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for its security training courses. Videotel’s “Maritime Security Awareness

Vard to Build Gillnetter for Breivik AS

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Norway-headquartered vessel designer and builder Vard Holdings Limited announced it has secured a NOK 60 million contract for the construction of a coastal fishing vessel for Norway’s Breivik AS. The new gillnetter vessel will be built at Vard Braila in Romania and is scheduled to be

Northern Finland Leads in Wind Energy Usage

Wind Energy in Finland

  Wind power in the northern regions of Finland is developing most rapidly than other parts of the c Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula. According to data collected on a statistical portal Patchwork Barents, regions of Ostrobothnia and Lapland are the undisputed leaders in the production

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