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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Atlantic Offshore News

"Most Powerful" Rescue Vessel Commissioned

The Ocean Troll at sea

Aberdeen-based standby vessel operator Atlantic Offshore Rescue said it has commissioned what will be the U.K.’s most powerful emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV). The Ocean Troll – which recently completed a long term charter with Statoil – has undergone a £2 million conversion and overhaul at MMS in Hull to become a U.K. Class A ERRV with tanker assist and firefighting capabilities. Its home port will be Aberdeen and it will become Atlantic Offshore Rescue’s principal relief vessel supporting the fleet in the North Sea.

New Ship Continues Atlantic Offshore's Fleet Modernization

Ocean Falcon, the latest vessel to be launched as part of Atlantic Offshore Rescue’s fleet modernization program (Photo: Atlantic Offshore)

Atlantic Offshore Rescue will unveil the third new vessel in the past 12 months as part of its fleet modernization program, representing an investment totaling $458 million. Ocean Falcon, a new Class A Multi Role and Emergency Response and Rescue (MRV/ERRV) vessel, is to be christened at a ceremony at Aberdeen harbor before commencing a contract with a major U.K. operator. Atlantic Offshore Rescue will provide emergency recovery, rescue cover, tanker assistance and general field support for offshore operations at the Curlew Field, in the North Sea.

Atlantic Offshore Charters Nexen Rescue Vessel

Ocean Tay

Aberdeen-based standby vessel operator Atlantic Offshore Rescue has commissioned a £6 million vessel for a long-term charter with Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd. (Nexen). Thirty new jobs have been created as a result of the new vessel, Ocean Tay, a Class A Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV), which will provide emergency vessel cover for Nexen’s flagship Golden Eagle Area Development in the North Sea. The charter will last a minimum of two years. Atlantic Offshore Rescue is part of the Atlantic Offshore Group, which is based in Norway. Atlantic Offshore Rescue Ltd.

New Offshore ERRV Delivered Goes Straight to Work

'Ocean Response': Photo credit Atlantic Offshore

Immediately after the naming ceremony, Atlantic Offshore's 'MRV Ocean Response' heads to North Sea on Statoil charter. This is the third Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) newbuilding delivered to Atlantic Offshore during the past year, with six more vessels under construction at several shipyards. Atlantic Offshore has gradually taken a strong international position in the market for emergency vessels and supply vessels and these ships are equipped with the latest technology, and contingency services related to fire, oil spill and rescue operations.

Delivery & Naming of Atlantic Offshore´s ERRV – Ocean Marlin

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On August, 13th the delivery and naming ceremony of our last construction, the ERRV C722- Ocean Marlin - for Atlantic Offshore was performed. The event was held in the Norwegian town of Stavanger, where Mrs. Apeland H. Anni acted as godmother. On this day, the ship was opened to guests and employees of Total E&P. The Ocean Marlin was built in our Zamakona Yards shipyard in San Sebastián and among its main features we find 66.8 m length by 16 m beam, 68.3 tons bollard pull and a cruising speed of 14 knots. The vessel offers accommodation for 21 people.

Atlantic Offshore Rescue Secures Long Term Charter

Chris Dobson master of Ocean Osprey and Mary Bryce, wife of John Bryce, managing director of Atlantic Offshore Rescue, who named the vessel in Spain

Aberdeen-based standby vessel operator Atlantic Offshore Rescue has secured a five-year charter with five, one year options to extend with Shell UK to support operations in the Gannet, Annasuria and the Dana Petroleum Triton Asset in the central North Sea. Ocean Osprey, a brand new Class A tanker assist, rescue and standby ship will be used to provide emergency recovery, rescue cover, tanker assistance and general field support in offshore operations. The vessel is the first of a new H820 design from Havyard Ship Design and was developed in close collaboration with Atlantic Offshore.

Zamakona Delivers New Ship to Atlantic Offshore

Photo: Zamakona Yards

Norwegian shipping company Atlantic Offshore A.S. took delivery of new offshore multipurpose vessel Ocean Falcon from Zamakona Yards at the builder’s facilities in Pasajes, San Sebastián. Ocean Falcon is the third and final vessels in a series built by Zamakona for Atlantic Offshore A.S., all similarly with Havyard HY820 design, but with a few technical variations between them. Its sisters, Ocean Osprey and Ocean Marlin, were the first and second of the contract, respectively.

Ocean Osprey is Ready to Serve in Norway

Ocean Osprey (Photo: Zamakona Yards)

Zamakona Yards announced that the newly built vessel Ocean Osprey arrived to Scotland last week to soon begin operating in the Martin Linge offshore oilfields to support the works of Norwegian company Total E & P. Ocean Osprey was launched January 31 at Zamakona’s facility in Pasajes (San Sebastián) and is the first ship ordered by the Norwegian shipping company Atlantic Offshore AS built by Zamakona Yards. Atlantic Offshore’s second vessel, Ocean Marlin, a Havyard HY820 design, is expected to be ready by the end of June 2014. zamakonayards.com/eng/index.php  

Kleven Maritime to Build Two PSV's for Atlantic Offshore

Photo credit Kleven Maritime

The vessels are to be built at Kleven Maritime’s shipyard Myklebust Verft. The contract also includes an option for a further vessel of the same type. Atlantic Offshore, based in Sotra, Norway, has signed a long-term contract with Statoil for the two PSVs now ordered, and the vessels will enter this chart immediately after delivery in Q1 and Q3 2014. The vessels are of VS 485 MKIII L,  a vessel type Kleven Maritime has built several of previously. With a length of 90 metres, the vessels will each have a deck area in access of 1000 m2.

Atlantic Offshore Wins ERRV Shell Contract

Photo by Atlantic Offshore

Norske Shell AS award Atlantic Offshore an 18 months ERRV contract to support drilling operations. Atlantic’s Offshore Emergency Response Rescue Vessel (ERRV) ‘Ocean Sky’ will start work in accordance with the contract in mid-January 2013. The owners say the same vessel has worked for Norske Shell AS since 2000, and they are very pleased to continue this long partnership.  

£12m North Sea Contracts for Atlantic Offshore Rescue

John Bryce, managing director of Atlantic Offshore

Aberdeen-based standby vessel operator Atlantic Offshore Rescue (previously Sartor Offshore Rescue) has secured contracts in the last few weeks with major oil companies worth a combined £12million. The vessels will provide support in the UK North Sea for Shell, Nexen, Hess and Talisman Energy (UK) Limited. Atlantic Offshore has been in operation since 1995 and manages a fleet of nine emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) and four platform supply vessels (PSVs) out of Aberdeen.

NOIA Applauds New Offshore Wind Consortium & Office

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) strongly supports the responsible development of all offshore energy sources and applauds the announcement by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar of the establishment of both the Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium and the new Atlantic Offshore Renewable Energy Office in Virginia. “All forms of energy are important to our economic and energy security,” said NOIA President Randall Luthi. The NOIA membership includes Cape Wind, which on April 28, 2010 received the first ever DOI approval for an offshore wind farm. Other NOIA member companies include those who are positioned to provide essential services to future offshore energy projects.

Atlantic Offshore Gets Statoil PSV Contract

Image courtesy of Atlantic Offshore

The agreement, which consists of two contracts, has a length of six years with an option for a further three years. The vessels will be built in Norway and ensure important jobs in the shipbuilding industry. The vessels will be built to Wartsila design (VS 485 MKIII L). These are among the largest PSV vessels in the market, approx. 90 meters in length, and with a loading area of 1050 square meters. The newbuildings will have low energy consumption and be economical in operation.

Atlantic Offshore Rescue Appoints UK Managing Director

Matthew Gordon (left) and John Bryce onboard Ocean Spey (Photo: Atlantic Offshore Rescue)

Atlantic Offshore Rescue has appointed a new managing director for its U.K. division to lead the organization from its Aberdeen base. Matthew Gordon joined the company at the start of the year and replaces John Bryce, who is retiring but will continue to be involved in Atlantic Offshore Rescue in a consultancy capacity. Gordon’s previous roles include a general manager position within Viking Seatech and an eight-year employment span with Subsea 7 where his roles included account manager for key clients in the U.K., Dutch and Irish sectors; and regional manager for Veripos Division EAME region.

Atlantic Offshore Choose Havyard Design for FSV

Photo credit Havyard Group

Atlantic has engaged in a four-year standby contract with the oil- and gas corporation TOTAL in the North Sea from 2014 to put in place a new vessel with a capacity for 300 persons in the Martin Linge gas field, northwest of Stavanger, Norway. The newbuild, due to be delivered in the summer of 2014, is a standby vessel (FSV) to a completely new design by Havyard Design & Engineering. Atlantic Offshore has previously worked with Havyard Group. “Ocean Pride”, a Havyard 832 design…

Wärtsilä Contracted to Supply PSV Ship Designs, Propulsion Systems

Wärtsilä  has been contracted to supply the ship designs for three new platform supply vessels (PSVs). The contracts have been signed with Kleven Maritime AS, the Norwegian shipyard that will build the vessels, two of which will be owned by Atlantic Offshore and the other by Remøy Shipping. Both are Norway based companies. All three ships will be operated by Statoil, the partly state-owned Norwegian oil and gas company. The two PSVs for Atlantic Offshore will also feature Wärtsilä power and propulsion, electrical and automation systems, including the patented Wärtsilä Low Loss Concept (LLC). The highly redundant diesel-electric system provides additional reliability for continuous operation in various failure modes.

Rolls-Royce Wins Simek OSV Contract

Rolls-Royce won a £6 million contract to provide an integrated design, power & propulsion and equipment systems package for an offshore supply vessel to be built at Norwegian ship yard Simek AS for ship owner Atlantic Offshore. The vessel is a Rolls-Royce UT 755 LC design and will be equipped with main engines, propulsion system, steering gear, rudder, deck machinery, bulk handling equipment as well as control and automation systems. The vessel will undertake transport, supply and service duties between onshore supply bases and offshore drilling sites. The deck area is arranged for transporting pipes and containers while tanks below deck are used to transport fluids including water, oil, mud and brine. The vessel will have accommodation for a crew of thirty people.  

Atlantic Offshore Safety Vessel Launched in Spain

'Ocean Osprey': Photo credit Zamakona Yards

Zamakona Yards Group launch the 'Ocean Ospry' from it Pasajes shipyard in northern Spain; the first of three such Field Support Vessels (FSV) ordered by Norway's Atlantic Offshore AS. The ship’s main mission will be to provide immediate aid to emergency situations on oil rigs, being specially adapted to the harsh conditions of the North Sea. There, the vessel will start operations for oil company Shell in the beginning of 2014. The Ocean Osprey is a Field Support Vessel (FSV) of HY820 Havyard design.

Zamakona Launches North Sea Emergency Vessel

The Zamakona Yards Group said it has successfully launched the vessel Ocean Marilin in its installations in Pasajes in Northern Spain on January 31. The vessel is the second which Zamakona Yards has launched of the three vessels contracted with the Norwegian shipping company, Atlantic Offshore A.S. The principal mission of the vessel will be to provide immediate attention in emergency situations to Offshore Oil Rigs and Installations. Being especially adapted to the severe climatic conditions of the North Sea…

DP Offshore Safety Vessel Launched at Zamakona Yard

Ocean Marilin launch: Photo credit Zamakona

Zamakona Yards say they have successfully launched the 'Ocean Marilin' for owners Atlantic Offshore A.S. at their shipyard in Pasajes in Northern Spain. The shipbuilder explains that the principal mission of the vessel will be to provide immediate attention in emergency situations to offshore oil rigs and installations. Being especially adapted to the severe climatic conditions of the North Sea, it will commence operations for the Oil Company TOTAL in the second semester of 2014.

Blue Protector Enters Work in the North Sea

Photo: Ulstein

The platform supply vessel Blue Protector was delivered from Ulstein Verft on September 23, 2013. The vessel is owned by Blue Ship Invest and managed by Atlantic Offshore. The vessel is going to the spot market in the North Sea. Blue Protector is the final newbuild in a series of six platform supply vessels (PSV) of the PX121 design, and Atlantic Offshore already has the management for two vessels in this series. The latest vessels in the series have been adapted to requirements for work in the Norwegian sector.

Atlantic Offshore takes Delivery of Newbuilding 722

Ocean Marlin, our newbuilding 722 has been delivered to Atlantic Offshore

Ocean Marlin is the second vessel of three signed with Atlantic Offshore with HY820 design. She is now sailing to Stavanger and her naming ceremony will be next Wednesday, 13th August.

PSV for Atlantic Offshore to be Named

The PSV to be named in Stavanger during  the oil and gas exhibiton ONS

  A naming ceremony is to be held for the PSV built by Kleven shipyard recently. Built at Kleven Shipyard, the PSV no. 368 was delivered from Myklebust Verft to Atlantic Offshore on 6 August 2014. The PSV of VS 485 MKII L design from Wärtsila Ship Design, is leaving the yard and joining her sister vessel Ocean Star (delivered in May) on a Statoil chart in the North Sea. The naming ceremony for Ocean Art will be held in Stavanger during the oil and gas exhibiton ONS on 28 August.  

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