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Wärtsilä Wins Total Solution Order for LNG Vessel

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Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions provider, has been contracted by Kleven Maritime of Norway to design a new LNG powered Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) of the Norwegian operator Rem Offshore. The scope of the order also includes the propulsion machinery, automation and other equipment for the same vessel.   Wärtsilä is the clear market leader in supplying design and propulsion solutions for LNG powered PSVs, a position that is further strengthened with this order. Furthermore, this comprehensive scope of supply emphasises Wärtsilä's strong position as a total solutions provider and a system integrator with the capability to offer marine customers a single-source of supply for all their needs. This simplifies and speeds the design and ship building process and reduces the risk of delays.   Rem Offshore's new LNG powered PSV, the first such vessel for its fleet, will be a Wärtsilä Ship Design VS499 LNG PSV, a state-of-the-art vessel based originally on the successful VS489 LNG PSV design. The ship features outstanding energy efficiency, a unique hull form, fuel flexibility, and exceptional performance in areas such as fuel economy and cargo capacity.   In addition to the complete design of the vessel, Wärtsilä's scope of supply for the new PSV includes the dual-fuel main engines and generating sets, the electrical power and propulsion systems, integrated automation


Harvey Gulf Inks Deal With Trinity Offshore

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In a contract worth $110 million, Trinity to build two dual fuel LNG-powered PSV’s for Harvey Gulf. Wartsila to supply integrated system that includes the dual-fuel machinery.   7 October 2011: Harvey Gulf International Marine has signed a deal with Trinity Offshore which will eventually produce the first two dual fuel LNG-powered offshore  vessels under U.S. flag. The deal, reportedly worth at least $110 million


GPA Enters Petrobras Tender

Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA), a U.S. Naval Architecture and Marine, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Firm headquartered in Seattle, WA, is currently participating in the ongoing Petrobras tender.  GPA entered the tender with three designs based on constructability to facilitate the rapid building of large numbers of vessels at comparably low capital costs and meeting all of Petrobras’ requirements. 


Wärtsilä New LNG Powered PSV Order

The new Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) for Eidesvik Offshore will include an integrated Wärtsilä gas power solution featuring the recently launched Wärtsilä 20DF engine. Photo courtesy Wärtsilä Corporation

Wärtsilä has received an order for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs). Norwegian operator Eidesvik Offshore has placed an order for its fifth gas PSV. All Eidesvik's gas PSVs, including this latest order, are designed by Wärtsilä and utilize Wärtsilä's unique dual-fuel technology. In addition to the complete design of the vessel, Wärtsilä's scope of supply for the new PSV includes the dual-fuel main engines and generating sets


Kleven Maritime to Build LNG-powered PSV for Remøy Shipping

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Kleven Maritime contracted by Remøy Shipping for the delivery of a LNG-powered platform supply vessel (PSV) The vessel is to be built at Kleven Maritime’s shipyard Kleven Verft. Total contract value for Kleven is around 400 million NOK. In addition, the contract also includes an option for a further vessel of the same type. The newbuild is of the VS 4412 DF PSV type from Wärtsila Ship Design Norway.


Havyard to Build Hybrid Battery Arctic PSV

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Norway's Havyard says it has signed a contract for the construction of a Havyard 833 WE ICE platform supply vessel with Fafnir Offshore HF. The vessel is to be designed by Havyard Design and Solutions in Fosnavaag & will be constructed at Havyard Ship Technology`s yard in Leirvik in Sogn, Norway. The vessel will become newbuild number 126, and has a contract value of just above NOK 350 million being due for delivery in July 2015.


Rigdon Delivers Grand Slam

Rigdon Marine Corporation (RMC), announced that Grand Slam, the fourth in the series of ten 4000 Class PSV was delivered by Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, Louisiana. Mrs. Karen Whitley, wife of RMC’s Director of Technical Services, Jim Whitley, christened the hull of the vessel with the traditional bottle of champagne the day before the Rigdon 4000 Class PSVs was named a ‘Significant Boat of 2007’ at the WorkBoat Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Offshore Vessel Charters for Farstad

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Farstad Shipping ASA has been awarded charter contracts with a value of about US$ 58-million. The contracts awarded to Farstad are as follows: Statoil has awarded contracts to PSV Far Spica (2013, PSV 08 CD, 4,000 DWT) and PSV Far Scotsman (2012, PSV 08 CD, 4,000 DWT) to support the Statoil drilling campaign on the coast of East Africa. Commencement is expected to take place in April 2013. The duration of the contracts will be approx. 9 months, with a further 9 month option


Meet the new IHC Packhorse OSV

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IHC Merwede extended its product range with the introduction of a new series of IHC Packhorse offshore support vessels at an official launch event in Singapore, organized by IHC Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of IHC Merwede. This latest development reinforces the company’s internationalization strategy, which aims to provide a choice of designs and build locations to its customers on a global basis.   The range of vessels consists of: the IHC Packhorse which has been positioned as a


Vietnam Shipyard Delivers Farstad PSV

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Vung Tau Shipyard in Vietnam delivers Platform Support Vessel (PSV) to Farstad Shipping Singapore subsidiary. Far Sitella, a STX PSV08 CD offshore vessel, is bound for Australia where it will commence its long term commitment to Shell Australia related to their Prelude drilling campaign. A long-term facility has been drawn with Nordea Bank to finance the vessel. Farstad Shipping's fleet currently consists of 57 vessels (28 AHTS, 26 PSV and 3 SUBSEA) and 3 PSV and 4 AHTS under construction


DOF Subsea wins three year IMR agreement

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 In Asia Pacific, DOF Subsea has been awarded a 3-year IMR frame agreement with one of the major oil and gas companies in the region.   DOF Subsea has recently secured a Safety Case for Geoholm, and the vessel will be available in the Asia Pacific region from the beginning of Q2 2017.


Record Number of OSVs to Be Delivered in 2017

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Vessel oversupply will continue to plague the offshore industry this year as a record total of 465 offshore support vessels (OSV) are expected to be delivered in 2017, according to VesselsValue.   Beginning with the drop in oil prices and then lower demand for offshore research projects


SOV Bibby WaveMaster 1 Launched

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The service operations vessel (SOV) Bibby WaveMaster 1 was officially launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on March 24. When completed, Bibby Marine Services Limited, part of Bibby Line Group, will deploy the vessel to support forthcoming offshore wind construction and O&M projects in


Offshore Supply Vessel Market to Grow 6% by 2021

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The global offshore supply vessel market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 6.03 percent during 2016 – 2021, according to Azoth Analytics research report.   The growth in offshore supply vessels is expectect to be driven by rise in demand for oil and gas globally


MN100: Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Co., Inc.

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The Company: Schoellhorn-Albrecht is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of Mooring Equipment and Systems including Capstans, Anchor Windlasses, Deck Fittings and Vessel Access Systems. In addition to standard products, the firm specializes in designing and manufacturing castings


Wärtsilä Designed AHTS Delivered to COSL

Another two Wärtsilä designed AHTS vessels are to be delivered to COSL this year. Photo Wärtsilä

Two new Wärtsilä designed Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels were delivered from the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group yard in China during the second week of September. The ships have been built for China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL)


Skangas Secures Framework Agreement with Statoil

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Skangas has entered into an agreement with Statoil for delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel for their platform supply vessels (PSV). The LNG will be delivered to several bases along the Norwegian west coast by ship.   Skangas will in addition deliver LNG to Statoil’s tugs at


New Watermaker Tailored to O&G Operations

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FCI Watermakers said its new Neptune+ OG is designed and built specifically for the severe conditions of offshore oil and gas operations, whether on a platform, tanker, carrier or PSV.   The unit will make from 3,400 to 10,000 gallons of pure, fresh water a day


Island Offshore Halts Debt Amortisation Payments

Offshore service vessel owner Island Offshore Shipholding said on Tuesday that it had initiated discussions with its finance providers to address the group's long term financing. Additionally:   Has decided with effect from Nov


Fuel Talk: Greener Ships 'Abandoned'

Push Back: Leaders citing limited returns for “green-fuels” investments include (from left): Håvard Ulstein, MD, Island Offshore; Karsten Sævik, CEO, Remøy Shipping; and Ståle Kyrkjedelen, Norway’s Operations Manager, Bourbon Offshore. (Photo: William Stoichevski)

In the immortal words of one Kermit the Frog, “it’s not easy being green.” Nor inexpensive. Offshore ship owners managing the demand “fallout” of the past year and navigating myriad environmental strictures say their leap of faith toward greener fuels has taken its


Wanax Invests in PSV Market

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 Wanax AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of S.D Standard Drilling Plc, will  invest USD 5.215mln in platform supply vessels  (PSV) Opportunity III DIS.    The investment will be done through subscription of ownership interests in PSV Opportunity  III and gives Wanax AS


Wison Launches Floating LNG Power Plant Solutions

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Wison Offshore & Marine has developed a range of solutions for floating power supply. With design philosophy of “plug-in power”, all products which are named W-FSRP series (Wison-Floating Storage Regasification and Power generation) feature integrated functions of LNG loading and


LNG: Lagging, Not Gone

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Low energy prices, depressed day rates and slow growth of bunkering infrastructure has dampened progress for the marine industry’s ‘white knight’ of environmentally friendly fuels. LNG, nevertheless, is here to stay.    Slow Start


DOF Bags Contracts from Asco and Eni

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 Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF has been awarded charter contracts for a platform supply vessel (PSV) and an anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS).   DOF said on Wednesday that the company won a two-year firm contract plus options with Asco Marine for the Skandi Aukra PSV.


Vestdavit Offers Speed Boost or Power Saving Choice

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Client consultation and a full internal technical review have prompted Vestdavit to refine lifting speed vs power options available across its entire davits range. The boat handling specialist has been focusing on how best to optimize equipment hoisting and lowering speeds within available power






 
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