Arctic Operations

Wärtsilä Scrubbers for Finnlines Vessels

Finnlines, a Ro-Ro and passenger vessel operator with services in the North and Baltic Seas, has contracted Wärtsilä to supply three vessels with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems.

Yamal LNG Arctic Project in Doldrums

 The massive $27 billion Yamal LNG liquefied-natural-gas venture in the Arctic Circle, a centerpiece of President Vladimir Putin’s plan for Russia has been squeezed by U.

US Navy Sub Completes Arctic Deployment

Fast-attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21) returned to its homeport of Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton August 21, following a six-month Arctic deployment during which

Russia Launches Arctic Drill

 Russia launched military exercises in the Arctic. According to press service of Russia’s Defence Ministry, the interservice exercise of the Northern Fleet forces

Passage to the High North – When Spray Matters

Why bother about a bit of spray? In mild climate latitudes rain and spray water is hardly a concern; it will run off and the ship happily carries on. But going to the High North it’s different.

Shipping Rules to Protect Arctic Ocean

 Clear and consistent rules that enhance maritime safety and best preserve what is important to Alaskans will benefit the entire Arctic region now and far into the future, reports ADN.

Statoil Gets Nod for Johan Sverdrup Field

Operator Statoil and its partners have been given the formal approval to develop the first phase of their giant Johan Sverdrup oil field off the coast of Norway,

Naval Guns Chosen For Canadian Arctic Patrol Ships

Irving Shipbuilding of Canada has awarded BAE Systems a contract to deliver up to six modified 25mm Mk 38 Machine Gun Systems for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) program.

Is Russia Militarizing The Arctic ?

 US Army's Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO) said in its August 2015 report that Moscow is  building up its military presence and moving highly advanced and

ENI to Produce from Arctic Oilfield off Norway in a Few Weeks

Italian energy group ENI plans to start oil production from Norway's first Arctic oil development in a few weeks after years of delays and cost overruns.   Production from the Goliat field,

Diesel Spill in Sitka Sound

A Unified Command has been formed to respond to a release of diesel fuel from the Jarvis St. Power Plant, the U.S. Coast Guard reported Monday.   Coast Guard Sector Juneau,

Arctic Drilling 'Not Worth the Risk' -Hillary Clinton

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in a Twitter post on Tuesday that drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean was "not worth the risk.

NOIA Praises US Approval for Shell Arctic Drilling

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi today issued a statement offering his praise of Royal Dutch Shell’s revised Application to Drill in the Chukchi Sea.

US Gives Shell Final Nod to Drill for Oil in Arctic

The Obama administration on Monday granted Royal Dutch Shell the final permit to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic for the first time since 2012, a move environmentalists vowed to fight.

Programmed Multikopter Flies Autonomously Through Arctic

  How do you get an aircraft in the far reaches of the Arctic Ocean to the goal, if the compass does not provide reliable location data? Engineers aboard the research

Alaska's Biggest Crane Arrives in Kodiak

Matson, Inc., a U.S. carrier in the Pacific, took delivery of a new 65-ton gantry crane to replace one half its size at the company's Kodiak Terminal.    Standing

Obama to Visit Arctic

 President Barack Obama is traveling to Alaska in late August to visit the front lines of climate change, which he called "one of the greatest challenges we face this century".

Can't Touch This: The Climate Case Against Arctic Drilling

 A new report released today by Oil Change International and Greenpeace USA details a clear case against drilling for oil in the Arctic ocean based on climate science imperatives.

Protesters Face Fines for Dangling from Oregon Bridge

Five Greenpeace protesters who dangled from a Portland, Oregon, bridge for two days in a bid to block a Royal Dutch Shell ship headed to the Arctic to drill for oil are each facing $5,

Statoil: Building Block for Johan Sverdrup Installed

  The first piece of the Johan Sverdrup development has now been completed and installed on the field in the North Sea. It was Heerema Marine Contractors’ crane

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