Arctic Operations

Keel Laying for Russia's Second Nuclear Icebreaker

Today the Baltic Shipyard in St Petersburg (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) laid the keel of Ural, Project 22220’s second series-produced nuclear icebreaker.

Canada Embarks on Arctic Survey Mission

Canada has launched its 2016 Arctic expedition to collect important scientific information to support the nation’s submission on the extended continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean.

Eni Cancels Vessel Deal with Viking Supply Ships

Viking Supply Ships A/S (VSS) has received an early termination notice of the contract for the Ice-class 1A AHTS “Njord Viking”. The vessel has been working for

52 MW of ABB Azipod Propulsion Power Destined for South Korea

Ice class Azipod units ready for month long voyage from Helsinki to Asia.   Pictured at Vuosaari habor on the outskirts of Helsinki, these four Azipod units are

More Chinese Ships to Use Arctic Route

 China will send more ships flying its flag to take the Northwest Passage via the Arctic Ocean to cut travel times between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, says the state news agency Xinhua.

Arctic Explorer AUV Ordered in Australia

International Submarine Engineering Ltd. has signed a contract to build a 5,000 meter depth Explorer class autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for the University

Ice algae: The Engine of Life in the Central Arctic Ocean

 Algae that live in and under the sea ice play a much greater role for the Arctic food web than previously assumed.    In a new study, biologists of the Alfred Wegener Institute,

Jan De Nul to Install 36 foundations for Borkum Riffgrund

Jan De Nul Group signed a contract with Dong Energy from Denmark for the transport and installation of 36 monopiles and transition pieces for the offshore wind

Vard Bags Electrical Work for UK Polar Research Ship

Vard Holdings Limited's subsidiary Vard Electro AS has secured a contract for the delivery of an engineering and electrical installation package for U.K.’s new

Forum Receives Order for Three ROVs

Houston-based oilfield products company Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has received an order from New Orient Marine Pte. Ltd. to supply three remotely operated

US to Make Major Energy Announcement on Arctic Outer Shelf

The U.S. Department of Interior said it plans to make a major announcement on Thursday about energy resources on the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf.   Officials

Two Damen Stan Pontoons for Silverburn

Silverburn Shipping Group has taken delivery of two Stan Pontoon 8916 ICE vessels. Capable of taking on diverse heavy transport duties, these ice-classed vessels

TWMA Bags £1.5 mln North Sea Contract with Apache

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.

Icebreaker Launched for Sovcomflot

On June 30, 2016 a new icebreaking supply vessel (IBSV) was launched for Sovcomflot as part of a long-term agreement with Sakhalin Energy.   Due to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2016,

Coal Mining Starts in Taimyr, World's largest anthracite deposits

The Arctic Mining Company, a subdivision of coal company Vostok-Ugol, has begun mining one of the world's largest high-quality coal (anthracite) deposits on the

Advanced MacGregor Technology for Polar Research Ship

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

Statoil Completes Utgard Field Transaction(UK)

On 22 June 2016, Statoil and JX Nippon completed their previously announced transaction whereby Statoil has acquired JX Nippon’s 45% equity share in, and operatorship of,

VEB Guarantees $3 Bln of Yamal LNG Debt

Russian development bank VEB said on Friday it had provided a guarantee for $3 billion of debt to the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, led by Russian gas firm Novatek.

Ocean Cleanup Prototype Set for a Test Run

The first ocean cleanup system ever tested at sea will soon be deployed for trials 23 kilometers (12 NM) off the Dutch coast. The goal of the test is to see how

Amid Melting Arctic Ice, Kerry sees Looming Climate Catastrophe

Standing near Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier, the reputed source of the iceberg that sank the Titanic over a century ago, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry saw evidence of another looming catastrophe.

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