Liftboats

GeoSea acquires HOCHTIEF Offshore Assets

DEME’s marine engineering specialist GeoSea acquires offshore assets of HOCHTIEF, one of Germany’s leading international construction groups. HOCHTIEF is selling

Swissco Acquires Its First Liftboat

New asset expands and diversifies fleet offerings, enhancing the group’s value proposition to oil and gas majors as a comprehensive marine services provider; liftboatoat

N-KOM Lays Keel for Qatar’s First Liftboat

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) has achieved another milestone with the keel laying of its first liftboat newbuild project, awarded in July 2014 by long-time

ABS to Class First Self-elevating Unit Built in Qatar

ABS, a provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, was selected by Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) to class its LB310S liftboat,

L-3 SAM Electronics Equips Vidar Heavy-Lift Jack-Up

L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that it has completed the supply and installation of extensive drive equipment, as well as automation, navigation and positioning systems,

Valemon Topsides Installed

On Monday, July 28, the topsides were lifted into place on the steel jacket on the Valemon field in the North Sea. Produced by Samsung Heavy Industries this is

GDI Awards N-KOM US$110-M Contracts

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) Limited, a subsidiary of Gulf International Services (GIS), the largest oilfield service company in Qatar, has awarded two contracts

Global Ocean Trade: Latest Shipbuilding Orders

No tankship orders noted the past week by Clarkson Hellas in their latest S&P Weekly Bulletin, but no lack of orders in the dry bulk carrier market, all from Far East shipbuilders.

Dutch Crane Barge Assists Concordia Refloat

Costa Concordia floats again; Dutch Crane barge Conquest MB1 stays around for assistance. The disaster cruise ship Costa Concordia floats again, and Dutch company

Pan Ocean Orders OCTOPUS-Onboard for Heavy Lift Vessels

The Korean based global shipping company Pan Ocean, has ordered OCTOPUS-Onboard system from Amarcon for two semi-submersible heavy lift vessels. The state-of-the-art

Two Vessels Join SAL Heavy Lift’s Fleet

Both vessels named after historical predecessors; first voyages already booked SAL Heavy Lift, one of the world’s leading heavy lift vessel operators, has added two ships,

Global Ocean Trade: Latest Shipbuilding Orders

Newbuilding activity has continued at a steady pace this week with a number of new orders reported across dry bulk ships and tankers by Clarkson Hellas in their latest S&P Weekly Bulletin,

DNV GL Helps Improve Crew Transfer Incident Reporting

Transferring personnel to offshore installations using crewboats and crane-lifted carriers is a common operation around the world; however, practices, levels of training,

Offshore Float-over Installation Generates Renewed Interest

An offshore installation method that is more than three decades old is generating renewed interest from many operators who are challenged with designing heavy-lift crane installations.

Panama Canal Expansion: More Lock Gates Arrive

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) informs that the second shipment of four rolling gates for the Third Set of Locks to the waterway's Atlantic side has arrived from the Port of Trieste,

World’s Largest Liftboat Up for Delivery

SUDA 450-L3T, a 450-foot (137.25-meter) truss-legged liftboat, designed by A. K. Suda, Ltd. and built by Triyards Marine, Saigon Shipyard in HCMC, Vietnam, reported to be the world’s largest liftboat,

Kleven's New Contract With Olympic Shipping

  Kleven has signed a contract with Olympic Shipping for delivery of an IMR vessels (inspection, maintenance and repair) of the MT 6021 MKII for delivery in summer 2015.

Debris found in Atlantic search for missing UK sailors

The crew of a charter boat taking part in a search for four British sailors missing in the Atlantic Ocean has found some floating debris in the area where their yacht went missing six days ago,

Life Rafts Not Functioning On Sunk Ferry's Sister Ship

  South Korean investigators said on Friday that life rafts and escape chutes on a sister ship to a sunken ferry were not working properly. The Sewol ferry, weighing almost 7,

PGNiG Sells 4.9b m3 of Natural Gas in Q1

Poland's gas monopoly PGNiG said on Wednesday its natural gas sales likely amounted to 4.9 billion cubic metres in the first quarter of 2014, down from 5.6 billion a year earlier.

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