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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Global Industries News

Bourbon, Bureau Veritas Partner on Digitalization

Bourbon Explorer 508 (Photo: Bourbon)

Under a new strategic partnership agreement, French offshore services firm Bourbon and testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas will develop and deploy new digital technologies, including solutions for automation, real time fleet monitoring and mitigating cyber risks. For dynamic positioning systems in particular, the partnership will aim to deliver advanced automation of to enable real-time advisory tools for bridge operators and remote support for onshore teams…

Keppel Delivers 2nd Pipelay Vessel to Global Industries

Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), the specialised shipbuilding arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), is on track to deliver Global 1201, the second new generation derrick pipelay vessel to Global Industries Ltd (Global Industries) safely, on time and within budget. Keppel Singmarine was awarded a S$50,000 bonus from Global Industries for achieving zero-incidents during the construction of this 531.5-ft-long double-hull vessel. Mr Tong Chong Heong, CEO of Keppel Offshore & Marine, said, "Global 1201 is a great example of excellent teamwork and reflects a strong alignment of goals and priorities between Keppel Singmarine and Global Industries.

Global Industries to Take Delivery of Global 1201

Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), the specialized shipbuilding arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), is on track to deliver GLOBAL 1201, the second new generation derrick pipelay vessel to Global Industries Ltd (Global Industries) safely, on time and within budget. Keppel Singmarine was awarded a S$50,000 (over $40,000) bonus from Global Industries for achieving zero-incidents during the construction of this 162 meter-long double-hull vessel. Tong Chong Heong…

Global Industries Wins Safety Award

Global Industries was awarded the 2009 National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Safety-in-Seas Award on April 16, recognizing their contribution to the safety of life offshore for energy workers. Global Industries was selected by a panel of judges from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Minerals Management Service and the National Academy of Science's Marine Board. NOIA President Tom Fry said, "Global Industries demonstrated that safety is priority number one, whether in their Plug & Abandonment (P&A) work on decommissioned wellheads or on hurricane recovery projects. Their safety record is an exemplary achievement, successfully integrating safety and training together across a large organization.

Keppel to Deliver Derrick Pipelay Vessel

Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd, the specialized shipbuilding arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), is on schedule to deliver Global 1200, the first of two new generation derrick pipelay vessels to Global Industries. John Reed, CEO of Global Industries, said, "The construction of subsea pipelines is expected to intensify globally in tandem with the increasing number of exploration and production activities in deeper and more remote frontiers. Designed to set new benchmarks of excellence in pipelaying operations, Global 1200 comes with a state-of-the-art pipelay system and has the capability of operating in waters as deep as 3,000 metres.

MTN Expands with New Services

Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN), announced the inclusion of three new vessels in its current contract with Global Industries for VSAT services. Currently providing VSAT services on two of Global’s vessels, MTN will now install its communications suite on three additional barges. The new vessels, the Cheyenne, the Iroquois, and the Tonkawa, will now benefit from MTN’s communications advantages along with their sister barges the Navajo and Comanche. Global Industries provides offshore construction, engineering and support services including pipeline construction, platform installation and removal, and diving services to the oil and gas industry off most of the world’s coastlines.

Global Industries Prices Offering Stock at $9

Global Industries Ltd. priced an offering of 8.5 million shares of its common stock at $9 each. The offering of the shares will generate about $72.3 million in net proceeds that will be used to repay outstanding indebtedness under the company's term loan facility and for general corporate purposes and working capital, Global Industries said. The company said it also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 850,000 shares to cover over-allotments. It expects the issuance and delivery of the shares to occur on March 27. The offering is being underwritten by Credit Suisse First Boston, Raymond James, Credit Lyonnais Securities (USA) Inc. and Hibernia Southcoast Capital.

Container Shipping, Oil & LNG Markets Forecasted to Grow

Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA) announce the release of a comprehensive global report on the maritime containerization market. The report indicates that the global market for maritime containerization is projected to reach 731 million TEUs by the year 2017. Growth will be primarily driven by increasing sea trade, developments in shipping networks and transshipment hubs, encouraging investments in port terminal facilities, growing capacity and increased frequency of global maritime freight transport. The market also stands to benefit from soaring demand for oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) across Asia and the resulting growth in the transport of liquid and gaseous commodities.

Global to Install Platforms and Pipelines for ChevronTexaco

Global Industries, Ltd. announced its subsidiary Global Industries Limited Mauritius has executed a contract to undertake platform and pipeline installation work in the Gulf of Thailand for Chevron Offshore (Thailand) Ltd., a subsidiary of ChevronTexaco Corporation. This work forms part of ChevronTexaco’s Minimum Facilities Project (MFP) to expand oil and gas production in Thailand. Global will be responsible for installing five wellhead platforms and four pipelines as well as performing associated tie-in, free span correction, and testing activities. The offshore work will be performed in two phases to accommodate ChevronTexaco’s construction schedule and optimize Global’s barge utilization.

Moore Stephens: Optimism to Outweigh Shipping Pessimism in 2018

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International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens expects optimism to triumph over pessimism in the shipping industry during the next 12 months. Writing in the latest issue of Bottom Line, the newsletter of the Moore Stephens shipping industry group, partner Richard Greiner says, “According to a recent study, pessimists live longer than optimists, and shipping is short of neither. But the industry has always valued longevity as well as new blood, and it certainly ended 2017 in more optimistic mood than it closed the previous year.

ICS Congratulates UN Secretary General

ICS Chairman Masimichi Morooka

ICS Chairman Masimichi Morooka has celebrated the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Law Of The Sea by writing to United Nations Secretary General Ban  Ki-moon. On behalf of the world’s shipowners, Mr Morooka extended congratulations to the UN and the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS), on the 30th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) at Montego Bay, on 10 December 1982. He said: “The enduring…

Global Industries Appoints New President

Global Industries has elected Peter Atkinson as president of the company, effective June 1. Atkinson, who joined Global in 1998 as vice president and CFO will continue to report to William J. Dore, chairman and CEO of the company. Prior to joining Global, Atkinson served as director of financial planning with J. Ray McDermott and has 33 years of experience in financial management and accounting. The company also appointed Tim Miciotto as vice president and CFO. Miciotto, who has experience in both domestic and international financial management will also report to Dore.

Technip Awarded Subsea Contract for the Gulf of Mexico

Technip was awarded a lump sum contract by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for the development of  the Lucius field, located in the Keathley Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico, at a water depth of approximately 7,000 feet (2,130 meters). The contract covers installation of a flexible flow line, multiple flexible gas lift jumpers; main gas lift and infield umbilicals; subsea distribution units; electrical, fiber optic and hydraulic flying leads; • design and fabrication of the flexible flowline end termination; fabrication and installation of rigid jumpers; • burial of flow lines; • flooding and hydro-testing of the flowline system. Technip's operating center in Houston, Texas, will perform the overall project management.

Global Industries Assists in U.S.S. Monitor Project

Global Industries, Ltd. announced that Global Divers & Contractors is mobilizing its saturation system and support personnel for Phase 3 of the U.S.S. Monitor recovery project. The U.S.S. Monitor, an ironclad Civil War battleship, sank in 1862 off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in 240 feet of seawater. The U. S. Navy plans to salvage the turret and guns from the Monitor and place them in the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News, Virginia. These will be the last significant pieces of the U.S.S Monitor to be salvaged. The actual salvage is scheduled for six weeks onsite.

Sonsub Awarded Contract From Global Industries

Sonsub is pleased to announce they have been awarded a 1-year preferred provider agreement with Global Industries to provide forROV and ROV//DSV services to support Global’s projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Sonsub’s first project under the agreement will be to provide touchdown monitoring and ROV intervention support with the HOS Innovator vessel and Triton 27 ROV system. Triton 27 will be mobilized onboard the “Hercules” lay-barge to monitor the pipe from the pipe at the stinger output, while the INNOVATOR®9 ROV system onboard the HOS Innovator, will perform touchdown monitoring and other required ROV intervention tasks.

Shedding the Subsea Offshore LITE

The Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) and Global Industries partnered to share LITE visualization technology and high performance computing capabilities with oil and gas industry leaders at OTC in Houston. “Our hosts for OTC, Global Industries, gave us the opportunity to share our exciting visualization technologies with leaders in the oil and gas industry. Through onsite simulations we developed especially for the conference, our demonstration included an underwater…

Global Industries Elects Dickerson to the Board of Directors

Global Industries, Ltd. said that Lawrence R. and Chief Operating Officer of Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. elected to the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Dickerson was elected to the Board on March 21, 2007. as a Director of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. since 1998. Dickerson was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Dickerson joined Diamond Offshore in 1979. organizations. Industries Association. Association of Drilling Contractors and was the 2003 Chairman. Mr. Dickerson was appointed by the President and served on the U.S. on Ocean Policy.

Téllez Elected to Board at Global Industries

Luis Téllez has been elected to the Global Industries, Ltd. Board of Directors of the Company effective March 31, 2003. Téllez is Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer of DESC, S.A. de C.V., a diversified industrial conglomerate and one of Mexico’s largest corporations. Prior to his association with DESC, Téllez served as Mexico’s Secretary of Energy from 1997 until 2000. He served as Chief of Staff to President Ernesto Zedillo from 1994 to 1997. Previously, Téllez was appointed Head Economist at the Ministry of Treasury from 1987 to 1990 and Undersecretary of Planning at the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources from 1990 to 1994.

Global Industries Announces New VP

Global Industries, Ltd. has appointed J. Michael Pearson to the position of senior vice president – strategic planning. In this position, he will have corporate oversight responsibility for project performance on a worldwide basis. Pearson has 30 years of engineering and construction management experience, including 25 years with McDermott International, Inc. where he progressed from field engineer to vice president/general manager of major domestic and international construction projects. Most recently, Pearson acted as president of the CAByL joint venture project constructing offshore platforms for Pemex’s Cantarell Field at Enron Engineering and Construction Company. Pearson holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

Global Announces New Vice Presidents

Global Industries, Ltd. announced that it has appointed three to vice presidential positions. Eddie J. Evans has been named to the position of Vice President - Health and Safety. This new position reflects the importance Global places on safety in the workplace and its integral role in Global's success. Mr. Evans joined Global in January 1998 as Corporate Director of Safety responsible for all safety and health measures worldwide. He came to Global from J. McDermott Morgan City Operations where he directed or managed safety, risk insurance, and personnel matters. Evans brings over twenty-four years experience in marine engineering and construction. in Carlyss. Global also announced the appointment of James F. Gallagher to the position of area vice president -West Africa.

Global To Open Offshore HQ

Global Industries will significantly expand its capacity to meet operators' deepwater and reel pipelay needs in the Gulf of Mexico this December with the opening of its 625-acre offshore construction headquarters in Carlyss, La. Chosen because of its location along the 40 ft. (12.1 m) deep Calcasieu Ship Channel - the site is capable of supporting Global's deepwater fleet - and includes a pipe assembly rack that measure more than half a mile long. As a result of this new facility, Global closed both its Houma and Lafayette, La. facilities in late October to consolidate its offshore operations in Carlyss.

Global Offshore to do Work for Mexican National Co.

Carlyss, La.-based Global Offshore Mexico, a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Industries, Ltd., has been awarded a $40m contract by PEMEX, the national oil company of Mexico, to dismantle a drilling rig involved in an October accident. Global’s Titan 2 was dispatched to the scene to assist in rescue efforts and will now decommission and dismantle the drill rig.

Keppel Unit Wins Contracts Worth $155.6m

Keppel Corp. said Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd. has won two shipbuilding contracts worth $155.6m, Thompson Financial reported. Keppel Singmarine will build a derrick pipelay vessel for Global Offshore International Ltd, a unit of U.S.-listed Global Industries Ltd. In a separate deal, Keppel Singmarine will construct a 100-metre Rolls-Royce designed UT 788 CDL ultra-deepwater multi-functional support vessel For Lewek Shipping Pte Ltd., a unit of Singapore-listed Ezra Holdings Ltd. Source:  Thompson Financial

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