Subsea 7 Awarded a Three-year Contract From BP
Subsea 7 S.A. (Oslo Børs: SUBC) announced the award of a three year Life-of-Field Contract by BP Exploration & Production Inc. The contract will cover the provision of two vessels, including a dedicated vessel on full time basis, and associated project management and engineering support, for ROV based inspection, intervention and light construction work in the US Gulf of Mexico starting mid 2011. The estimated contract value of this Frame Agreement is approximately $125 million.
New Vessels for FESCO to be Built in China
A series of new vessels will be built in China for the Far-Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO). According to reports, the contract on building of four bulk carriers at the Chinese shipyard Quingshan Shipyard in the city Ukhan was made. Every bulk carrier will be 623 x 104 ft., deadweight 57,000 tons. Every vessel will be equipped with four loading cranes. The bulk carriers will work at transportation of bulked cargo - corn, coal, ore, pipes and others. According to the contract, building of cargo vessels will start in the beginning of 2009 and will be finished by the end of 2010. The shipyard is going to put in commission the first bulk carrier in June of 2010.
Technip Awarded North Sea Contract by RWE Dea
Technip was awarded a full EPIC(1) contract by RWE Dea, for the Clipper South gas field development in the North Sea. The field is located 70 kilometers North-east of the Bacton gas terminal in 25 meters of water. The contract covers full project management, detailed pipeline design, installation and tie-in of a 15.5 kilometer 12" production line and 3" methanol piggyback line from the new Clipper South platform to the existing LOGGS (Lincolnshire Offshore Gas Gathering system) platform.
KMSS Gets Orders
Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems (KMSS) has recently won a number of orders for its cargo monitoring systems in Japan and Korea. These new orders are collectively worth over $1 million and firmly establish KMSS as a major player in these lucrative markets. The first order is for a Custody Transfer System (CTS) for MOL and Qatar Gas Hull 1561 currently under construction at Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in Japan. The second order is also for a CTS cargo system for Shell Hull 2183 currently under construction at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., in Nagasaki, Japan. The ship is the last to be built in a series of three, which have also been fitted with equipment from KMSS. currently under construction at Daewoo in Korea.
'Brodosplit' Delivery for Fincantieri Group
By loading fitted sections (grand blocks), with more than 1450 tons of steel equipped with piping, ironmongery components and electric routing on a special cargo barge delivery was executed in Shipbuilding Industry Split Inc. on 5 November 2015. This is the most demanding part of ship’s hull that includes bulbous bow, bow structure with three built-in bow-thrusters, few ballast tanks and hull structure consisting of several decks with built-in equipment. This is the third project for Brodosplit…
Wood Group Wins PetroRio's Brazil Contract
Wood Group has been awarded a new contract by PetroRio to deliver services to the Polvo A platform, in the southern Campos basin, approximately 100 kilometres off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Integrated operations and maintenance services will be provided by Wood Group PSN under the two year contract, which is effective immediately. The contract builds on Wood Group’s experience supporting the Polvo field, which consists of a fixed production and drilling platform connected to a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).
Ningbo Port Orders New Dual-fuel Tug
Robert Allan Ltd. On October 21, Robert Allan Ltd. was awarded a contract by Ningbo Port Company Ltd. in China for a RAstar 4200-DF Class dual-fuel (LNG-MDO) tug. The award of this contract builds on a history of collaboration between the two companies on several series of tug designs, dating back to 2004, and includes multiple series of 32- to 39-meter-long tugs (4,800 to 7,200 horsepower), including the recent Yong Gang Tuo 31. The new RAstar 4200-DF tug will be powered by a pair Niigata 8L28AHX-DF dual-fuel engines…
VTC Gets $6.4m Contract
The upgrade of DGPS stations includes adding capability to use Modernized GPS signals and the additional functionality required for tracking the future Galileo and GLONASS signals without further complex upgrade. The upgrade program will also ensure that the GLA service is compliant with the latest International Maritime Organization (IMO) Resolutions and recommendations from the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA). VTC will also provide ongoing support of DGPS for a further 10 years. The award of this contract builds on VTC’s expertise in the field of electronic navigation and its relationship with the GLAs, where it is delivering a state-of-the-art eLoran navigation service from its radio communications facility in , as part of a 15 year contract signed in 2007.
Sentinel Marine Secures Two New Contracts
Sentinel Marine said it has secured two new contracts bringing the Aberdeen-headquartered firm’s contract wins to a total of £26.4 million ($34.4 million) since January this year. The latest contract wins will provide continued employment for 72 seafarers in the North Sea. Sentinel Marine’s contract with Statoil UK Limited will see the provision of an emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) Portland Sentinel in the energy producer’s Mariner field from the beginning of August. The Portland Sentinel will join Mariner Sentinel, the latest vessel to join the Sentinel Marine fleet.
Kongsberg Tech Chosen for 13 Newbuild Projects
Kongsberg Maritime’s Full Picture solution has been selected by Chinese and Korean shipbuilders for 13 advanced newbuild offshore vessels with a total value of 330 MNOK. Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co. (DSIC), CIMC Raffles (CIMC), Cosco Shipyard (COSCO) and Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard (HDZ) in China, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Korea are the shipbuilders that have selected Kongsberg’s Full Picture technology deliveries. The new contracts…
Dryships Signs Another Drilling Contract
DryShips Inc. announced today that its fully-owned subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW Inc has signed definitive documentation following the previously announced Letter of Award. The contracts were signed with subsidiaries of Vanco Overseas Energy Limited (“Vanco”) for projects in which Vanco is operator and LUKOIL Overseas is majority co-venturer, for a five well contract for exploration drilling offshore Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire for a period of about one year with one drillship, commencing in the second quarter of 2011. The value of the contracts is approximately $160 million. The company has the option to use either of the OceanRig Corcovado or the OceanRig Olympia.
Decision Sciences Awarded $2.1M DoD Contract for Portable Scanner
Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC) today announced it has been awarded a $2.1 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) to build a new type of portable-electronics scanner for threat detection. Under the contract, DSIC will deliver an integrated prototype product to detect small amounts of explosive materials within portable electronic devices such as mobile phones and laptop computers. DSIC will leverage proprietary algorithms developed for its ground breaking…
World's Highest Value Subsea Wellhead Contract Signed
GE Oil & Gas signs record contract of nearly US$1.1-billion with Brazilian energy company Petrobras. The contract, announced at the 2012 Rio Oil & Gas being held September 17-20 in Rio de Janeiro, includes the delivery of approximately 380 subsea wellhead systems and installation tools needed in oil well exploration, and more than 75 percent of the parts will be made in Brazil. Petrobras plans to install the subsea wellhead systems in various oil and gas fields in Brazil, including sub-salt. The equipment will be produced at the GE plant in Jandira (São Paulo), where GE has invested US$30 million to expand production capacity. “The Jandira facility has been crucial in allowing GE Oil & Gas to provide world-class technology and has prioritized Brazilian-based production…
Ensolve Biosystems Wins Navy Contract
EnSolve Biosystems has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the U.S. Navy to develop a fully automated biomechanical system for removal of oily wastes from ships’ bilge water. This contract builds on the work conducted in the Phase I research completed in February 2002. With the option, the contract value is approximately $750,000. The new biomechanical technology would replace the existing mechanical oily water separators currently used by the Navy. These mechanical systems have proven to be unreliable and require high maintenance efforts. According to Dr. Jason Caplan, president and CEO of EnSolve, the research program for the U.S. Navy will be based on technology originally developed by the company for the commercial marine market.
Ludin Charters Simon Møkster PSV
Norwegian offshore vessel owner Simon Møkster Shipping AS said it has been awarded a contract with Lundin Norway AS for the platform supply vessel (PSV) Stril Mar. The 2016-built Stril Mar will be under firm contract until the summer of 2018, plus additional options.
Rolls-Royce Wins Major Petrobras Deal to Equip Seven Drill Ships
Rolls-Royce won an order worth more than £100 million to supply integrated power and propulsion systems for seven offshore drilling vessels in Brazil. The ships will be built at the Atlântico Sul shipyard for Brazilian oil company Petrobras. Rolls-Royce will equip each of the seven vessels, which will satisfy local content requirements, with six large thrusters and six Bergen diesel generator sets. Together, the systems will be used to propel the vessels to and from drill sites and to accurately maintain their positioning during drilling operations.
Thales Awarded Royal Navy Services Contract
Thales U.K. signed a 10-year contract with the Ministry of Defense (MOD), worth up to £600 million, for the in-service support of the Royal Navy’s major sensor systems. The new Sensors Support Optimization Project (SSOP) builds on the Thales’s Contractor Logistics Support contract, originally signed in 2003, which has provided support to the Royal Navy’s sonar and electronic warfare systems for the past 10 years. Under the terms of SSOP, the in-service support contract has been extended to include all of the Royal Navy’s submarine visual systems…
APT Contracts NASSCO to Build Four Tankers
American Shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, announced that it has entered into a contract with an affiliate of American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a company majority owned by funds managed by Blackstone on behalf of its investors, for the design and construction of four 50,000 deadweight ton LNG-conversion-ready product carriers with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity. The contract includes options to build four additional ships. Construction of the first tanker is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2014…
Dockwise Transport BV Receives Heavy Lift Vessel
Following the delivery of the "Transporter" in May 2007, heavy lift vessel "Target", one of the former Sealift vessels, now joins the fleet of Dockwise Transport BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dockwise Ltd. The "Target" is the second of six single-hull tankers to be converted into heavy lift vessels. These six vessels, recently added to the Dockwise fleet, of which the last is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2008, will enable Dockwise to optimize strategic deployment of the 22-vessel fleet to best serve the various markets. More specifically, Dockwise will be able to provide clients with unparalleled flexibility in using various types of vessels, reducing risk and increasing scheduling and contracting opportunities for different clients.
Dockwise Takes Delivery of Heavy Transport Vessels
Following the delivery of the Transporter in May 2007, heavy lift vessel Target, one of the former Sealift vessels, now joins the fleet of Dockwise Transport BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dockwise Ltd. The Target is the second of six singlehull tankers to be converted into heavy lift vessels. These six vessels, recently added to the Dockwise fleet, of which the last is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2008, will enable Dockwise to optimize strategic deployment of the 22-vessel fleet to best serve the various markets. More specifically, Dockwise will be able to provide clients with unparalleled flexibility in using various types of vessels, reducing risk and increasing scheduling and contracting opportunities for different clients.
New Wind Farm Service Vessel for ESVAGT
A 15-year contract will see a new ESVAGT service operation vessel (SOV) support MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) Wind Farm project. ESVAGT will deliver the SOV for MHI Vestas in August 2019. The new contract is not only the longest in ESVAGT’s history, but it is also the largest in terms of value. “This contract builds on the strong relationship we have had with MHI Vestas since 2010,” said ESVAGT A/S Chief Executive Officer, Søren Nørgaard Thomsen. MHI Vestas and ESVAGT have collaborated on the Belwind 1 and Nobelwind 1 offshore wind farm projects in Belgium since 2010…
Vankorneft Starts Suzan Pipeline Construction
Vankorneft, a subsidiary of Rosneft, in compliance with the program of Suzun field development started construction of pressure oil pipeline to connect Suzun and Vankor oil fields. Total length of the oil pipeline will be 101 km. The project implementation became possible due to a complex of technical and managerial arrangements. For instance, over 1600 two-pipe sections were welded, and the process of pile foundations installation started. Contracting building organizations are involved in construction right-of-way centerline, providing assembling works to start on time.
Rolls-Royce Secures £100 Million Contract
Rolls-Royce, a global power systems company, has announced an order worth more than £100 million to supply integrated power and propulsion systems for seven offshore drilling vessels in Brazil. The ships will be built at the Atlântico Sul shipyard for Brazilian oil company Petrobras. Rolls-Royce will equip each of the seven vessels, which will satisfy local content requirements, with six large thrusters and six Bergen diesel generator sets. Together, the systems will be used to propel the vessels to and from drill sites and to accurately maintain their positioning during drilling operations. Tony Wood, Rolls-Royce, President – Marine said: “We are delighted to announce this significant order in Brazil for our new customer, Atlântico Sul.