VIDEO: Dship Carriers Delivers Offshore Wind Pile Installation Frame to Taiwan
Ocean transportation services company Dship Carriers has said it has transported a 750-metric-ton Pile Installation Frame (PIF), measuring 33.5 x 33.5 x 29 meters, as well as other offshore and seabed equipment from Rotterdam, the Netherlands to An Ping, Taiwan.The delivery is part of a contract awarded by offshore installation services company Seaway 7 for an offshore windfarm project. Dship Carriers delivered the goods using its recently acquired MV Bruce multi-purpose heavy lift vessel."With a 75-meter-long main cargo hold…
OHT Enters Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Business
Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT), a company specializing in, well, offshore heavy transport, has decided to diversify its offering and dive into the offshore wind turbine generator installation business.OHT said Thursday it had entered into a binding Heads of Agreement with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) in Jiangsu, China for the construction of two wind turbine generator (WTG) installation vessels.The company will have options to order two more vessels of the same type.
AXIS, STEHMO Supporting Subsea Installation Market
AXIS Pipeline Construction Group and ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore shipyard have partnered to service the subsea fabrication and installation market. This newly forged partnership, combined with more than 40 years of subsea fabrication and installation management experience, provides innovative capabilities currently unavailable to the subsea installation market, the companies said.Located in Pascagoula, Miss., ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore (STEHMO) is a provider of services for ships, drilling rigs and other marine vessels within the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. STEHMO provides dry docking, upgrades, repair, conversion…
Finnish Navy Orders 4 New Vessels at Rauma
The Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) won the contract from the Finnish Ministry of Defence for the construction of four new Pohjanmaa-class naval vessels, for the total cost of EUR 1.3 billion.The design phase will resume with immediate effect and construction of the first vessel will start at the shipyard in 2022. The Finnish Government approved the procurement, valued at approximately EUR 700 million, yesterday, September 19, 2019.Rauma Marine Constructions Oy and the Finnish Defence Forces will formally sign the agreement for the construction of the multipurpose corvettes on September 26, 2019. CEO Jyrki Heinimaa is pleased that Rauma’s long traditions of building Finnish naval ships will continue.
Jan De Nul Welcomes Three WIDs
After having recently announced the construction of its mega offshore jack-up installation vessel Voltaire, Jan De Nul Group has extended its fleet with three water injection dredgers (WID).Giovanni Venturi is the first out of three to be delivered by PaxOcean Shipyard. Jan De Nul Group recently purchased three offshore supply vessels and ordered the Singaporean shipyard to convert them into seagoing Water Injection Dredgers. Giovanni Venturi will be mobilized to its first project in Argentina.
Support Vessel Delivered to Oceaneering
Oceaneering International announced Monday that it has taken delivery of a newbuild subsea construction support vessel, Ocean Evolution, built by BAE Systems in the US.The US-flagged, Jones Act-compliant multi-service vessel (MSV) has completed sea trials and received all necessary ABS and U.S. Coast Guard certifications and is currently in Port Fourchon, La., completing final outfitting and preparing for project work scheduled to begin in June.Oceaneering said the vessel is designed…
Timas Suplindo Charters Telford Construction Vessel
Dubai-headquartered offshore services provider Telford Offshore said it has been awarded a charter party from Indonesian contractor Timas Suplindo for its DP3 multipurpose accommodation and offshore construction vessel Telford 25.The three-month contract, with options to extend, will see Telford 25 support a range of services for the TSB Phase 2 Development offshore Indonesia.“Over the course of this project the T25 will demonstrate her versatility by supporting multiple activities such as flexible pipelay…
Green Shipping: Toward a Clean Future
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced its targets of cutting greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping in half by the year 2050, and to make ships entirely CO2-neutral before 2100. But long before that, the so-called sulphur cap will take effect: From 2020 all oceangoing ships must run on fuel that contains no more than 0.5 per cent of sulphur. According to estimates by classification society DNV GL, up to 70,000 ships will be subject to this requirement.
Telford Offshore: A New Offshore Services Provider
There’s a new name in the global oil and gas industry: Telford Offshore, which officially launched today after acquiring four vessels from Sea Trucks Group following its liquidation. The newly formed contracting company acquired four DP3 multipurpose offshore construction vessels which can support multiple activities, focusing on high capacity accommodation combined with lifting, fabrication and installation services. The Dubai headquartered company said it will focus on areas where the vessels and company project personnel have demonstrated their capabilities…
MOL CEO Optimistic on 2018
President & CEO of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Junichiro Ikeda says that his company is strongly determined to shape the future of the industry. Looking at the shipping market, conditions were mixed across businesses, with firm conditions in dry bulkers but weaker trends in tankers, for example. A full-scale recovery is still in the making. "Amid suboptimal shipping market conditions, we expect to finish fiscal 2017 with results largely in line with our initial forecasts, as steady operational enhancements and efforts on the sales frontline come to fruition," he said. Two things are clear: (1) the MOL Group is transforming itself into an enterprise capable of generating steady profits following business structural reforms…
GMG Acquires Fugro’s Trenching, Cable Laying Business
Global Marine Group (GMG) will acquire Fugro’s trenching and cable laying business in exchange for an equity stake of around 24 percent in the combined business valued at $65 million, and a one year secured vendor loan of $ 7.5 million. Fugro said it will realize a gain on this transaction, valued at approximately $73 million. GMG is a supplier of subsea cable installation and maintenance services in the telecoms, offshore renewables, power and oil and gas market segments. The…
Goltens to Retrofit BWT Systems on BP Gas Carriers
Goltens said it has been awarded a contract for the engineering and retrofit installation of OceanSaver ballast water treatment (BWT) systems on board two of BP Shipping’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The vessels to be retrofitted are the two 138,000 cbm LNG vessels British Innovator and British Merchant. Goltens will undertake the engineering and prefabrication work in 2017 and then complete the installation services in 2018. “We look forward to working closely with BP and applying our well-proven process to the retrofit of these two gas carriers in the most efficient manner…
Inmarsat Enhances Installation Support Network
Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L) has responded to demand for its ground-breaking Fleet Xpress service by boosting from six to 33 the number of ports where a complete service installation with a flat fee is available. Fleet Xpress installation will now be available at 12 Asia Pacific ports, 11 in the Europe Middle-East and Africa region, and 10 ports in the Americas, with all work undertaken by Inmarsat-certified engineers. Inmarsat’s enhancement of its installation capabilities is part of the company’s strategy to support the rapid global adoption of the unique Fleet Xpress service…
Cable Laying Software, MakaiLay commissioned
In the last few months, the submarine cable industry’s #1 cable installation software, MakaiLay, has been commissioned on four cable laying vessels around the world. KT Submarine (KTS, Korea) recently completed a challenging installation with one of their cable laying vessels, Segero. They also commissioned the software on their other vessel, the Responder, and are currently using it to manage a cable installation in the Pacific. “To provide more accurate cable installation services to our client, we started using MakaiLay in our most recent cable lays, and we are impressed with its capabilities,” said Mr. Moon, Engineer-In-Charge, KT Submarine.
Vard Electro Bags Contract in India
Vard Electro AS, a subsidiary of Vard Holdings Limited, has secured a new contract for the delivery of an equipment and electrical installation package to Cochin Shipyard Ltd. for a vessel under construction for the Government of India. Contracted by the yard in August 2015 and expected to become operational in 2018, the vessel with a length of approximately 120 meters will be equipped with several of VARD’s SeaQ products and systems. The contract includes engineering to support the shipyard in the approvals process, delivery of a SeaQ Electric Propulsion and Integrated Automation System (IAS) package, SeaQ Bridge systems, complete generator sets, and the complete electrical installation on board the vessel. The value of the contract is approximately 150 MNOK.
Heavy LIfting: Moving Modules for Brazilian FPSO
On April 6, Mammoet, a service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, completed a load-out of the first set of four modules bound for the FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) P66 vessel. This is the first of eight FPSOs currently under construction for oil production in Brazil. The end client, TUPI BV, is a consortium composed of Petrobras Netherlands BV (PNBV, 65 percent), the British Gas Group (BG Group, 25 percent) and Galp Energia S.A. (10 percent), working on the ongoing development of the Lula Alto field, located in the Santos Basin, Brazil.
Sea Trucks Returns to the Gulf of Mexico
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…
Sea Trucks Wins First Contract in Brazil
Sea Trucks Group announced the award of its first contract in Brazil. Sea Trucks, a global provider of offshore installation services to the oil and gas industry, said it will provide accommodation support services to Saipem for 300 POB, including lifting operations, storage support and logistic support services for the modification work of a floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSO). The group selected its DP3 accommodation support vessel, Jascon 28, for the work.
$ 10 mi Infusion to Fuel Growth of Satcom Global, AND Group
Broadband Satellite Services Ltd (BSS), parent company of satellite communications provider Satcom Global and marine engineering firm AND Group, has received a $10m investment from UK based organisation, Business Growth Fund (BGF). This significant investment will allow BSS to accelerate its long-term growth strategy, enabling expansion and development within the Mobile Satellite Services market, further strengthening Satcom Global’s position as a top tier distributor of services to maritime, offshore, aeronautical, media and aid customers across the globe. Ian Robinson, CEO of BSS said: “At Satcom Global and AND Group we take pride in being one of the most innovative and customer oriented players in the Mobile Satellite Services sector.
New Bibby Offshore Vessel Christened
On Thursday, April 9, the official naming ceremony took place for inspection repair and maintenance (IRM) light construction vessel Olympic Bibby, at the Kleven Shipyard, Norway. The ceremony saw the vessel’s official Godmother Connie Brown, wife of recently appointed Chairman of Bibby Offshore Mike Brown, christening the NORSOK compliant, 4,500-metric-ton vessel in front of a crowd of 250. Commenting on her experience, Brown said: It’s been a great honor and privilege to christen the Olympic Bibby.
Eaton Wins Panama Canal Contract
Power management company Eaton has been awarded an additional $5.2-million contract to provide critical installation services for the Panama Canal Expansion Program. Eaton’s contract was awarded by Grupo Unidos por el Canal, SA (GUPC), the contractor responsible for the design and construction of the third set of locks of the expansion program under contract to the Panama Canal Authority. The expansion project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015 and operational in early 2016. Eaton has a decades-long history as a provider of power distribution products and solutions to the Panama Canal, including support for electrical system design and construction in 2011.
Heerema Signs LOI with Jurong Shipyard for Giant Crane Vessel
Dutch offshore contractor Heerema Offshore Services has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard in Singapore for the construction of the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel (NSCV). The vessel will be equipped with two cranes, each with 10,000-tonne lifting capacity, designed and built by Netherlands-based Huisman Equipment. The cranes designed and under construction by Huisman Equipment, will provide heavy lifting capacity to install and remove offshore facilities and can also be utilized for the installation of subsea structures, foundations, moorings, and floating structures in deep water. The cranes will be used to install subsea structures, foundations, moorings, and floating structures in deepwater.
Optimarin, Goltens Ink WW Deal
Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin and Goltens, a leading provider of engineering and installation solutions for the shipping industry signed a non-exclusive worldwide agreement for retrofitting Optimarin’s Ballast System (OBS). The deal provides shipowners with a complete BWT package, offering them proven BWT technology, alongside first-class engineering and installation services across the globe. Optimarin and Goltens have a lengthy and successful track record of collaboration. Since first working together in 2011, the duo have installed, or are in the process of installing, a total of 54 retrofitted BWT systems on a broad variety of vessels up to 60,000 dwt.