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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Adani Adds Two New Dredgers to Its Fleet

(Photo: Royal IHC)

India’s largest private multi-port operator Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) inaugurated two new 8,000m3 trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) on January 8. Both dredgers were built by Royal IHC in The Netherlands and recently arrived at Adani’s Hazira Port in Gujarat, India, after their maiden voyage through the Suez Canal. The vessels are the 11th and 12th dredgers supplied by Royal IHC to APSEZ and are among the largest in the Indian fleet of TSHDs. “[The new dredgers] will substantially increase our capacity for dredging.

Kongsberg Maritime, SES Form Strategic Alliance

Kongsberg Maritime and Stress Engineering Services form strategic alliance to serve customers within offshore drilling and floating production systems (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Maritime Inc., the North American division of Norway headquartered marine and offshore technology company Kongsberg Maritime, and Houston headquartered Stress Engineering Services (SES) have formed a strategic alliance to better serve existing and new clients with cost effective engineering services and fully integrated technical solutions within offshore drilling and floating production systems. By combining Stress Engineering Services’ wide-ranging engineering expertise…

J2 Joins Acteon

Acteon has completed the acquisition of J2 Engineering Services Ltd, which is based in Aberdeen, U.K. J2 Engineering is involved in the rental, maintenance and repair of ROV manipulator arms and associated tooling and equipment. Over the past five years, the company has forged a reputation within the ROV and underwater survey industries for outstanding service quality, fast turnaround times and the ability to deliver highly reliable customized engineering solutions. J2 Engineering’s service offering runs along very similar lines to that of well-established Acteon company Seatronics…

Royston Expands UK Engineering Facilities

Sarah Wade (Photo: Royston)

Royston Diesel Power has doubled the size of its UK engineering facilities to support continuing global growth in its marine engine service business and new technology development. As part of a £500,000 ($676,000) investment program the company has opened an additional 15,000 sq. ft. of engineering workshop premises alongside its existing headquarters on the banks of the River Tyne. As well as increasing the company’s engine repair and maintenance capability, the new center will also provide a focus for a range of other technical support functions.

Aker Solutions Secures Dow Engineering Contract

The Dow Chemical Company has awarded Aker Solutions a contract to provide engineering services for Dow supplied technologies. Aker Solutions' engineering services are expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2008. The scope of the project includes basic engineering and design services, led by Aker Solutions in . The project will also exhibit Aker Solutions global capacity with deliverables from an integrated project team in Zoetermeer and . The contract was awarded to Aker Solutions US, Inc., a subsidiary of Aker Solutions.

Technip Signs Contract With ExxonMobil Global

Technip USA Corporation has signed a multi-year contract with ExxonMobil Global Services to provide front-end engineering services. Technip will provide engineering services to ExxonMobil’s Baytown refinery and chemical plants as ExxonMobil implements its programs to significantly reduce its NOx emissions and contributes to the Houston-Galveston-area efforts to attain air quality standards. Techinip has been involved in Nox abatement projects since the 1980s in California

Aqualis Offshore and CSDC Join Forces

Aqualis Offshore and China Ship Design & Research Center Co., Ltd (CSDC) have signed an agreement to cooperate on engineering projects both in China and internationally. CSDC, a subsidiary company of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC), specializes in shipbuilding and offshore engineering services. Aqualis Offshore, part of Oslo-listed Aqualis ASA, is a specialized offshore marine and engineering consultancy firm, focusing on the shallow and deep-water offshore segments of the oil and gas industry. Under the agreement, Aqualis Offshore and CSDC will cooperate in the fields of engineering, project management, research, innovation and marketing. A key objective is to develop a joint engineering service to offshore newbuild projects in China and elsewhere.

Clough Wins Woodside Contract

Image: Woodside Energy Ltd

Perth-based Clough has been awarded an engineering services contract by LNG operator Woodside Energy. The contract covers the full spectrum of engineering services including concept and feasibility studies, front-end engineering and design (FEED), engineering assessment and review, detailed engineering and production support across all of Woodside’s onshore and offshore producing assets. As a part of an engineering panel, Clough will provide multi-disciplinary services for Woodside.

Wild Well Control Names Vice President of Well Control Engineering

Kerry Girlinghouse

Wild Well Control, a Superior Energy Services company, has named Kerry Girlinghouse Vice President of Well Control Engineering. Girlinghouse has been with Wild Well Control since 2004. In his most recent position he served as a Senior Technical Advisor within the engineering division. Based in Houston, Girlinghouse will lead the engineering division, increasing his role in global well control and prevention and response services. “Kerry has been an integral part of the success of Wild Well Control and the engineering services division.

Engineering Services Network Appoints Director

Engineering Services Network Inc., (ESN) appoints retired Navy Cmdr. Albert J. ESN, an engineering and technology solutions company that provides services to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies, has named retired Navy Cmdr. Albert J. Desmarais as director of business development for its Navy operations, and will provide additional marketing support for its Veterans Affairs and Maritime operations. Engineering Services Network provides engineering and technology solutions. For more than a decade, they have delivered critical services to various military and federal agencies in the fields of: information technology and health IT, engineering and technical support, strategic and program management, testing and evaluation and operations support.

Oceanteam Buys Out KCI Design Engineers

File photo CCL

Norway-based Oceanteam Shipping says it has exercised its option to buy the remaining 30% shares of KCI design engineers, a multi-discipline engineering company, employing over 150 engineers with offices in Schiedam, The Netherlands and Hamburg, Germany. As a result of this transaction, Oceanteam is now the 100% strategic owner of KCI design engineers. The shares were bought from the previous management team at confidential terms. Through this strategic purchase, Oceanteam considers…

Aker Wins Big EPCI Contract Offshore Canada

Aker Solutions awarded contract for offshore engineering services to support Husky Energy at White Rose field. The scope of work includes studies, modifications (EPCI) and campaign maintenance services. The duration is five years with an option to extend the contract for as many as 10 one-year periods. The estimated contract value is NOK 900 million for the five-year period. "We are delighted that Husky has chosen us as their preferred partner for offshore engineering services at the White Rose field," says Tore Sjursen, head of maintenance, modifications and operations at Aker Solutions. The project will employ about 70 management and engineering employees onshore, as well as 20 people on rotation offshore. The White Rose field is located 350 kilometres southeast of St.

Salvage Association Opens in Houston

The Salvage Association (a trading style of BMT Salvage Ltd.) has established an office in Houston to provide full marine and offshore consultancy services, the resident surveyors being Robert Hoppell and Allan Schultz. The services include project risk management, all types of surveys, including hull and machinery, cargo, P&I, draft and bunker surveys, pollution response, collision investigation and speed and angle-of-blow surveys. Houston will also act as a focal point for offshore energy business being canvassed by the experienced SA staff. The office is located at 9835 Whithorn Drive, Houston, tel. In the same premises is a sister company…

Art Anderson Associates Strengthen Team

Stephen E. Gatz: Photo credit Anderson Associates

Anderson Associates, facing an increasing workload and a growing need for additional technical depth in its engineering services hire two new team members: Stephen E. Gatz & Marc A. Derenburger. Stephen E. Gatz, PE is a naval architect working in the firm’s marine group, while Marc A. Derenburger has joined the facilities group as an entry-level mechanical engineer. Stephen Gatz brings a diverse background in naval architecture & marine engineering design, marine research and development, and marine operations.

Sound & Sea Wins Navy Contract

Sound & Sea Technology Inc. won a five-year military contract worth up to $29.5 million to provide ocean engineering services for U.S. naval facilities around the world, according to a recent HeraldNet report. The company will lead a team that includes 11 subcontractors in a range of projects for the Navy, including assisting with undersea cable installation, offshore structure and buoy work, and improving harbor and port security. The contract's first year gives Sound & Sea and its contractors more than $5.7 million. The Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, based in Port Heuneme, Calif., has the option of renewing the contract for the following four years, through 2010. Source: HeraldNet

Royal IHC Acquires KCI from Oceanteam

Dutch supplier of vessels, equipment and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets Royal IHC said it has acquire all of the outstanding share capital of Dutch based engineering and consultancy company KCI the Engineers B.V. from Dutch-Norwegian offshore service provider Oceanteam ASA. IHC said it plans to maintain KCI as an independent brand and operating company which will continue to serve external clients while also working on IHC projects. Diederik van Rijn, IHC Group Executive Director, said, “The acquisition KCI fits within the overall strategy of IHC to further develop into a provider of knowledge and technology based services and products.

Cosco to Grow Offshore and Shipbuilding Business

Cosco Corp. Singapore Ltd. aims to draw one third of its business each from ship repairs and conversion, new shipbuilding and offshore marine engineering services. The three key businesses contribute $481.2m or 91 percent of the company's $528.8m revenue during the January to March quarter, Energy Current reported. Of the total revenue from the three key business segments, 21 per cent comes from ship repairs contracts, half of its 42 per cent share last year. The smaller revenue share from ship repairs business is in line with Cosco's move to secure higher value contracts in new shipbuilding and offshore marine engineering services, Cosco Vice Chairman and President Ji Hai Sheng said during a press briefing in .

Crowley Awarded West Coast Salvage and Engineering Services Contract

Following a rigorous evaluation and selection process, Crowley Maritime Corporation's energy and marine services business segment announced today that it has been awarded the West Coast Salvage and a Worldwide Engineering Services contract with the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Director of Ocean Engineering/Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV). successfully held this contract since 1976. and point-to-point towing services. engineering and special project development. Manager, Energy and Marine Services. Antarctic out to the International Date Line.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Revamp Singapore Businesses

MHI to launch new Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (MIES) in Singapore, integrating three local afiliated companies. Effective October 1st 2012 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will launch a new company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (MIES), to supersede the current MHI Industrial Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (also abbreviated as MIES) after taking over various business functions of two other MHI subsidiaries in Singapore. Going forward the new company will handle a broader range of MHI business areas and will also serve as a global business center to support expansion of MHI's worldwide operations. Through this initiative MHI looks to further expand business in each of its product segments.

GM Engineering Debuts New TugCam

Photo: GM Engineering

GM Engineering Services released its latest version of in the TugCam series. The manufacturer claims TugCam eliminates blind spots for tugboat captains and allows them to see in complete darkness. A complete video from the latest TugCam including four different shots from using the TugCam during sea trials is available here. The TugCam is a rapidly deployable wireless camera system designed to increase the safety and efficiency of the captains and crew. The TugCam TC115 / TC116 camera system features infrared illuminators designed specifically for use on the water.

Art Anderson Associates Hires Marine Engineer

BREMERTON, WA - Art Anderson Associates, a Bremerton-based multidisciplinary engineering services firm, has hired Sean McKee, PE, as a Senior Marine Electrical Engineer.  Mr. McKee will work in the firm’s Marine Division, and be responsible for leading and executing electrical engineering assignments for marine and vessel engineering projects.  He will also provide additional support to the firm’s Facilities Division to accommodate surges in electrical workload. Mr. McKee is a Washington-licensed Professional Engineer with a strong background in marine electrical systems.   

Stolt Offshore Acquires Paragon Engineering Services

Stolt Offshore S.A. signed a letter of intent to acquire a majority ownership of Paragon Engineering Services Inc. (PES) of Houston from Kenneth Arnold, the current controlling shareholder. A new holding company, Paragon Engineering Services International (PESI), will be established which will operate from the existing PES office in Houston and through a new company, Paragon Europe (PE), in Paris. This represents an investment by Stolt Offshore of approximately $13 million. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of this year. PES provides front end engineering and design studies, detailed engineering, procurement, construction and project management services to customers for both offshore and onshore production facilities and pipelines.

UPI Wins Engineering Contract from Dominion Resources

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) subsidiary UniversalPegasus International (UPI) was awarded the engineering services contract for the Pleasant Valley Compressor Station Project in Virginia by Dominion Resources. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.   The Pleasant Valley Compressor Station Project is a modification of the existing compressor station to accommodate increasing customer demand. UPI will provide detailed engineering and construction support services for the project.

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