Arctic Operations

First Women's Expedition to the Arctic

Company "MyArctic-expeditions" organize the first women's expedition to the Arctic Ocean. The expedition will start on March 5 in the capital of the Nenets Autonomous

Sardines Boost Murmansk Port Turnover

In January 2016 turnover of the Murmansk Marine Fishing Port reached 22 thousand tons of cargo, including 15 thousand tons of fish. This is higher than last year,

Corima Acquires Damen ASD 2810 Tug

On 20 January 2016, Corima, part of the Italy-based Gesmar Group, held an official handover ceremony for a Damen ASD 2810 tug. The festivities were attended by

Crowley Celebrates Seven Million Man Hours Without LTI

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s tanker escort and docking services group in Valdez is celebrating over seven million man hours and more than six years since logging its last Lost Time Injury (LTI).

Statoil Beats Street, Shares Jump

Beats forecasts with Q4 adjusted EBIT; shares in best performance in seven years. Statoil cheered investors on Thursday with better-than-expected profits, progress

Statoil Cuts Spending, Offers Shareholders Dividend Options

Norway's Statoil pledged on Thursday to keep cutting capital spending as oil prices fall, after reporting better than expected fourth-quarter results, and said

DNV GL, RS Ink Cooperation Deal

DNV GL’s Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen recently met with Konstantin Palnikov, Director General of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), at the RS head office in St.

Aker Solutions Wins MMO Contract in UK

Aker Solutions won a framework agreement to provide engineering and construction services for several offshore oil and gas fields in the UK North Sea. The contract

Dual Class: RS and DNV GL Partner

In a January 28 meeting between RS Director General Konstantin Palnikov and DNV GL Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen at the Head Office of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping,

ABS, COSCO Partner on Arctic Shipping Development

Parties bring together technical capabilities on trans-Arctic shipping Facing changing climate conditions in the Arctic which have effectively generated new opportunities shipping in the region,

First Steel Cut for Bibby WaveMaster

Following the recent contract signing for the first ever Damen Service Operations Vessel (SOV) with walk-to-work capability, the first steel was cut this week at Damen Shipyards Galati,

Green Groups Urge Arctic Council Urged to Ban HFO

 Environmental groups want the eight countries that ring the North Pole to take a stand on banning the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO), considered one of the greatest threats to the Arctic ecosystem,

Cameras Chosen for Canada's Arctic Patrol Ships

Kongsberg Maritime has announced that it has been selected by L-3 MAPPS to provide the CCTV system for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).

VARD Designed Antarctic Icebreaker for Chilean Navy

Vard Holdings Limited, a designer and builder of offshore and specialized vessels, announced that its subsidiary Vard Marine has secured a new contract for the

Alaska Oil Spill Response Policy Revised

The policy regarding chemical dispersant use for oil spill responses in Alaska has been revised.   The new policy for the Dispersant Use Plan For Alaska

Barents Sea Exploration Provides New Challenges

There is a sustained high interest for oil and gas exploration in the new unlocked areas of the Barents Sea, as announced in the 23rd licensing round in Norway.

Yamal Project’s First Ice-going LNG Carrier Launched

The first of 15 ice-going LNG carriers for the Yamal project has been launched and is set to sail the arctic waters from Siberia to Europe and Asia. Built by

Polar Expedition Vessel to be Built in Croatia

Bureau Veritas (BV) is to class a new concept luxury expedition cruise vessel to be built for Australia’s Scenic group. The 165m vessel will be built at Croatia’s

30 Scientists to Study O&G in Arctic Ice, Vladivostok

Today Vladivostok-based Far Eastern Federal University (FENU) opened the International School of Ice Ice Mechanics to 30 students and young scientists from Russia,

Aker Bags Johan Castberg FPSO Concept Study

Aker Solutions has secured an order from Statoil to provide a concept study for a floating production, storage and offloading facility for the Johan Castberg oil field development in the Barents Sea.

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