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Monday, January 22, 2018

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ULSTEIN Sells To Island Offshore

Ulstein sells Karianne to Island Offshore

Ulstein Verft has sold the construction vessel Karianne of SX121 type design to Island Offshore. The vessel was completed on time from ULSTEIN in the fourth quarter of 2010. The vessel was originally contracted by the shipping company Marine Subsea, which could not to take delivery of her after completion. CEO Gunvor Ulstein says she is very pleased that this advanced construction vessel will be in the hands of an experienced and established shipping company. - More and more oil installations are now seabed facilities, and we’re seeing an increasing demand for subsea and construction vessels.

Aker Yards to Build Construction Vessel

Aker Yards has signed a contract with DOF ASA, through its subsidiary DOFCON ASA, for the building of a Construction Vessel. The value of the contract is approximately $80.4m. The vessel will be delivered by Aker Yards, Aukra in June 2009. This Construction Vessel is of Aker Yards design, called Aker OSCV 03 and is the second vessel of this design under construction for DOF. The vessel is 120 meters long and will be equipped with a large offshore crane. It will have DP Class 3.

Aker Yards to Build Construction Vessel

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with Farstad Shipping ASA for the building of one Construction Vessel with a value of approx $135m. Aker Yards, Langsten is to build a 398 x 85 ft. construction vessel for Farstad, based on the Rolls-Royce design; UT 761 CD. The Vessel is scheduled for delivery from Aker Yards, Langsten in the fourth quarter of 2008. The vessel will after delivery enter into a long term charter with Saipem UK Ltd. The vessel is specially designed for plough duties in connection with pipe laying of oil and gas pipes offshore. The vessel will have a Bollard Pull of more then 350 tons, and all equipment necessary to support the most challenging operations and environments world wide.

Aker to Build Construction Vessel for DOF

Aker Yards has signed a contract with DOF ASA, through its subsidiary DOFCON ASA, for the building of a large construction vessel. The value of the contract is approximately $114.4m. The vessel will be built by Aker Yards in Brazil, with planned delivery May 2009. This large construction vessel is an Aker Yards design, called Aker OSCV 06 and is the fourth vessel of this design under construction to DOF. The vessel is 452.8 ft. and will be equipped with a 250 tons offshore crane. It will have DP Class 3.

Harvey Gulf Taps Carroll to Oversee New Construction

Mike Carroll, Sr. Vice President of New Construction and Special Projects.

New Orleans headquartered Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC is pleased to announce that Mike Carroll will be joining the organization in March in the position of Sr. Vice President of New Construction and Special Projects based in Houston, Texas. Mr. Carroll has over 15 years of experience in the field of Naval Architecture and ship construction. Mr. Carroll will be responsible for overseeing Harvey Gulf’s new construction programs. In another development, Harvey Gulf also announced today that it has secured plans to build two U.S Flag, Jones-act compliant offshore construction vessels.

Subsea 7 S.A. awarded $160 mln contract in Gulf of Mexico

Subsea

Subsea 7 S.A. (Oslo Børs: SUBC) today announced the award of a three-year US$160 million contract extension by BP Exploration & Production Inc. for light subsea construction, inspection, repair and maintenance services in the US Gulf of Mexico. The contract will run from the second quarter 2014 to the third quarter 2017. The scope covers the provision of two vessels, including a dedicated vessel on a full-time basis, associated project management and engineering support, ROV-based inspection and intervention, and light construction work.

Singapore Shipyard Building SBM Offshore DSCV

SBM Installer: Photo credit SBM

Keppel Singmarine in Singapore contracted to design & construct a multi-purpose Diving Support & Construction Vessel (DSCV) for delivery Q2 2013. The new DSCV (Diving Support & Construction Vessel) will be a MT-6024 design from Marin Teknikk in Norway, built to DNV rules and international regulations. The vessel will have a class III DP system and be equipped with a fully integrated 12-man saturation diving system capable of operating in up to 300-metres of water. It will include a patented “double-deck” concept…

VARD's Largest Single Vessel Order

Photo courtesy of VARD

Construction for One Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel for Solstad Offshore Made Effective. Vard Holdings Limited is pleased to confirm that the contract for the design and construction of a large Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (OSCV) has been made effective. The contract is the largest single vessel order in VARD’s history. The contract value has already been included in the new order intake and order book values reported at the end of 1Q 2014. The vessel is of VARD 3 19 design, developed by Vard Design in Ålesund.

Triple Subsea Crane Package Contract for MacGregor

Subsea Crane: Image credit MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is to deliver a package of three cranes to a new offshore accommodation & construction vessel being built at Chantier Davie Canada, with delivery scheduled for the end of Spring 2015. The vessel is the first in a series of dynamically positioned offshore accommodation and construction vessels, sleeping up to 400 passengers in a high-quality live/work environment. With that large accommodation, active heave compensated gangway and a variety of subsea and topside construction equipment…

Ulstein OCV Vessel Delivered

Photo courtesy Ulstein Group

Yard number 283 Sarah, type Ulstein SX121 Offshore Construction Vessel, was delivered to Marine Subsea on December 16. The vessel has been designed and constructed by Ulstein Group. The Ulstein SX121 offshore construction vessel features the characteristic Ulstein X-Bow, enabling her to operate under all weather conditions while remaining steady and comfortable for the crew. Equipped for 100 persons, the vessel is 393.7 ft long and 82 ft wide. She has a tower, moonpool, ROV hangar, crane and helideck. This is oil service company Marine Subsea’s first vessel from the Ulstein Group.

Toisa Orders Dive Support/Offshore Construction Vessel

IHC Holland Merwede BV subsidiary Merwede Shipyard received a contract for the design and construction of a new Diving Support / Offshore Construction vessel for Bermuda based Toisa Limited. Merwede Shipyard was granted this order because of its ability to design and offer a fixed price for the vessel including the integration of the complete dive spread and cranes within the required short delivery time. The vessel will be built under yard No 712 and will be delivery will take place in the first quarter of 2008. The vessel will be built in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of Det Norske Veritas, to obtain the following notation: DNV X 1A1, EO, SF, Dynpos, AUTRO, HELDK, DSV-SAT. The ship has been designed by Merwede Shipyard in close concert with Toisa.

Technip Charters New-build Offshore Construction Vessel

Technip enters a long-term charter agreement with North Sea Shipping for a 2014 new-build offshore construction vessel to be built at Bergen Group BMV AS in Bergen, Norway, and delivered in 2014. The charter will be for a period of five or seven years commitment plus a five-year extension option, with a further option to purchase the vessel. The vessel is specially designed and equipped to suit the Norwegian installation market. This advanced subsea construction vessel has a length of 142 meters and width of 27 meters, and is equipped with a 400-ton crane and a 2,000-ton carousel for storage of flexible pipe below deck. The new vessel’s design specification meets the highest requirements for subsea work and although it will work predominantly in the North Sea…

Corvus Lithium Ion ESS Powers Edda Freya

Edda Freya (Photo: Corvus Energy)

Østensjø Rederi AS has christened its new offshore construction vessel, Edda Freya. This new vessel was designed and built for the Greater North Sea market and utilizes an environmentally friendly and fuel saving diesel electric hybrid propulsion system powered by a Corvus Energy ESS (Energy Storage System). The subsea construction vessel was designed with a focus on cable laying operations, offshore construction and IMR operations. The vessel’s first mission will be with DeepOcean…

N-Sea, Siem Offshore Extend Charter Agreement

Siem N-Sea (Photo courtesy of N-Sea)

Inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) specialist N-Sea has extended its charter agreement with Siem Offshore following three years of operations. The renewed agreement, concerning Siem Offshore’s offshore subsea construction vessel, Siem N-Sea (previously Siem Stork), has a duration of up to six years, having begun on January 1, 2015. The Siem N-Sea, a dive, multi-support and construction vessel designed to meet the needs of the offshore subsea industry, is one amongst N-Sea’s…

Sea Trucks Returns to the Gulf of Mexico

Jascon 31 (Photo: Sea Trucks)

Offshore installation services provider Sea Trucks Group announced it has been awarded a charter contract for its accommodation construction vessel Jascon 31 to operate in the Gulf of Mexico, marking the groups return to the region. The contract will see Sea Trucks provide accommodation support services, lifting operations and installation work to Permaducto S.A. de C.V. for works on the KMZ68/69 project from Pemex for a period of 95 days, plus options. Jascon 31, a DP3 accommodation construction vessel for both shallow and deepwater operations…

SCHOTTEL Thrusters for Island Venture

SCHOTTEL Combi Drives give Island Venture increased maneuverability for a wide range of different applications. (Photo: Ulstein Group/Marius Beck Dahle)

The newly built offshore construction vessel Island Venture features three SCHOTTEL Combi Drives of type SCD 710 (formerly SCD 3040) in the Rudderpropeller version with an input power of 3,300 kW each, giving the multifunctional vessel increased maneuverability for a wide range of applications. Island Venture is the product of a European joint venture with building work carried out at two different locations. While the stern was produced at the Crist shipyard in Poland, the bow was built at Ulstein Verft in Norway, where both parts were also assembled.

OCV Conversion Contract for Havyard

Image courtesy of Havyard

Havyard Ship Technology has been contracted to convert the offshore construction vessel (OCV) 'Havila Phoenix' for underwater cable laying and trenching operations. Havila Phoenix is a Havyard 858 design, delivered from Havyard’s shipyard in Leirvik as a construction vessel in 2009. Since then the vessel has had different charterers and executed several different operations in connection with subsea oil production installations. For a new charter, the vessel needs to be lengthened with 17,4 m to accommodate the new equipment, and close to 700 tons of new steel will be installed.

Vard 2014 Order Book Bulging: Q1 2014 Report

Image credit Vard Holdings

Joint Singapore/Norway based offshore & specialised vessel designer and shipbuilder, Vard Holdings, has released its first quarter 2014 financial results, showing its order book value at a five-year high. During the quarter, one of the delayed vessels at Vard Niterói was completed, reducing the yard’s load from its peak in the fourth quarter of the last financial year. Vard Promar, the Group’s second Brazil yard, is in the final stage of construction, with the installation of the gantry crane to be finalized in July 2014.

Marin Teknikk Design for Ultra Deep Offshore’s DSCV Newbuilds

Photo: Marin Teknikk AS

Marin Teknikk has entered into a contract with Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group for delivery of Design & Engineering of two Diving & Construction vessels for Ultra Deep Offshore Ltd. in Singapore. The vessels are a newly developed MT6023 DSCV design, and will be equipped with an 18 men diving system for operations down to 300 m water depth. MT6023 DSCV is an advanced Diving- and Construction vessel developed for demanding operations worldwide. The vessel will have a length of 103 meters and a breadth of 23 meters…

Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers HARVEY DEEP-SEA

HARVEY DEEP-SEA

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced the delivery of the M/V HARVEY DEEP-SEA, the fourth of its Tiger Shark Class Offshore Support Vessels constructed for Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC of New Orleans, LA. The HARVEY DEEP-SEA was delivered July 19, 2013. The vessel was launched at Eastern’s Allanton Facility in mid-December of last year. The HARVEY DEEP-SEA is Eastern’s second Multi-Purpose Light Construction Vessel (LCV) for Harvey Gulf. Eastern Shipbuilding Group has now constructed 11 vessels for Harvey Gulf since 2002.

Clough Secures New Subsea Construction Vessel

Clough Limited has entered into an agreement for an eight year charter of a new subsea operational support vessel. The as yet unnamed vessel will be ready for service in June 2008. Once operational the vessel will be deployed on various projects and contracts, primarily in the Australasian and SE Asian regions. The vessel is an advanced multi-purpose subsea construction vessel, developed in cooperation with owner and yard. Measuring 385 ft. long, with a beam of 72 ft., the vessel is being built with accommodation for 120 people. The vessel is designed for construction, subsea operations, diving and ROV services and will have a work deck area aft of the ROV section of approximately 1150 m2.

Award Winning Vessel Designed Using QinetiQ Software

Image courtesy of QinetiQ

QinetiQ’s ship and submersible design software, Paramarine, has been used by Mojo Maritime to design an offshore construction vessel for the marine renewables sector. The Hi Flo 4 (HF4) is a dynamic positioning vessel capable of operating in extreme coastal and continental shelf environments, designed with the support of InnovateUK (formerly the Technology Strategy  Board). Mojo Maritime recently won the Best Tidal Industry Collaboration Award at the 8th International Tidal Energy Summit for its leadership of the HF4 R&D consortium…

Coflexip Stena Signs Contract With Hyundai Mipo

Coflexip Stena Offshore came to an agreement with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for the construction of its newbuild ultra deepwater pipelay and construction vessel, scheduled to begin operations in the second quarter 2001. The future multipurpose vessel, which will be named later on, is designed for subsea construction and for laying rigid and flexible pipe and umbilicals down to 2,500 m. The newbuild will offer a wide range of capabilities covering subsea construction and installation in any deep and ultra deepwater fields in West Africa, the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil.

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