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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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New Offshore Completes Workover Deck for the Nansen Spar

New Offshore, Inc. has completed the fabrication of a deck extension for Kerr McGee’s Nansen spar, a deepwater (3,678 feet) floating production facility in East Breaks block 602 in the Gulf of Mexico. The deck extension will support compression equipment. Fabrication of the 40-ton, 24-foot by 68-foot structure was carried out at New Offshore’s waterfront fabrication facility in Morgan City and included the fabrication of five plate girders. Because the Nansen spar is a floating structure, all fabrication and welding was performed in accordance with requirements of the U.S. Mineral Management Service, U.S. Coast Guard and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). ABS issued a certification of compliance on completion.

Wärtsilä Power for ORS Semi-Submersible Platform

Wärtsilä Corporation was awarded a contract in November 2005 by Yantai Raffles Shipyard in China to supply the main engines, thrusters and associated ancillary equipment for the new offshore semi-submersible platform "ORS Pioneer". Wärtsilä will deliver six Wärtsilä 32 diesel engines and motor-driven steerable thrusters together with various ancillary equipment. The main engines have a combined power of 29 MW. This new offshore platform has been contracted at the Yantai Raffles Shipyard by the Norwegian company Offshore Rig Services AS. The platform has been designed by Global Maritime AS in Norway. It is a multipurpose, mobile platform suitable for various offshore operations including drilling and well intervention. It is due to be delivered in the first quarter of 2008.

Certex Launches New International Offshore Division

Certex International is launching a new offshore division.  Certex International Offshore Services brings together five companies from the Foranka International AB group that are well established within the global offshore market – Certex Offshore (UK), Certex Norge (Norway), Peter Harbo (Denmark), Erling Haug (Norway) and Haug Offshore Services (Norway).  All five of the component companies will continue to operate on an individual basis but as part of Certex International Offshore Services, they will be able to draw on each others resources.

VARD Wins Offshore Vessel Order

Vard Holdings Limited, a designer and builder of offshore and specialized vessels, said it has secured a new contract for the design and construction of one offshore vessel for an undisclosed international customer. The new offshore vessel is designed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway. With the hull to be constructed at Vard Braila in Romania, outfitting and delivery is scheduled from Vard Langsten in Norway in 2017. As of September 30, 2015, the group had 31 vessels in its order book, 18 of which will be of VARD’s own design.  

Rolls-Royce Wins $73M Petrobras Contract

Rolls-Royce announced a new order from the Brazilian state oil company, Petrobras, for an additional four gas turbine power generation packages valued at $73m for use on a new offshore platform. This brings the number of Rolls-Royce gas turbine generator sets for Petrobras offshore projects to 27 since 2001, with a total value of more than $300m The new order is for RB211-powered generating set packages for the $1.2b P-56 semi-submersible platform, which is part of the development of the Marlim Sul field, located off the coast of in the Campos Basin, Brazil’s most abundant oil production area.

Vestas Develops Replacement for Damaged Offshore Wind Turbines

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems AS is developing a new offshore wind turbine model following recent gear box problems at several of its currently operating turbines, Swedish magazine Ny Teknik said. At the same time, Vestas and Swedish subcontractor SKF AB are trying to determine the causes of the damage to gear boxes, which recently induced the Danish group to stop sales of the V90 3 MW windmill for offshore installations. [Source: Thomson Financial]

Saipem Wins Egyptian, North Sea, Russian Contracts

Saipem has been awarded new E&C Offshore contracts in Egypt, in the North Sea and in Russia, worth in excess of $1 billion. In Egypt, Burullus Gas Company awarded Saipem the EPIC contract for new subsea developments in the area of the West Delta Deep Marine Concession, located about 90 km offshore the Northwest Nile delta, at water depths between 400 and 1,000 m. The development encompasses the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of a total of seven new subsea wellheads and relevant infrastructures, umbilicals and flowlines.

Eni, PetroVietnam Ink Offshore Exploration Contract

Eni said on Thursday it had signed a new offshore exploration contract with PetroVietnam as the Italian oil and gas group moves to strengthen its presence in Vietnam. Eni said it had signed a Product Sharing Contract with state-owned PetroVietnam for exploration in the Phu Khanh Basin which will last 7 years. Asia represents a new frontier area for Eni which currently produces more than half its oil and gas output in Africa. (Reporting by Stephen Jewkes)

Petrobras Likely to Miss 2014 Output Goal

Photo: Petrobras

Brazil's state-run Petrobras will probably not meet its oil and gas production target for 2014 because of continued delays in the startup of new offshore oil platforms, a government source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Monday. Petrobras set a 2014 goal of increasing output by 7.5 percent, plus or minus one percentage point, hoping to break a string of missed targets caused by declining output from its largest existing fields and delays in new areas. (Reporting by Roberto Samora and Leonardo Goy; Writing by Jeb Blount; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

Iraq - New Offshore Oil Terminal

According to a report from Tehran Times, the former Iraqi Oil Minister, Thamir Ghadhban, told the press that Iraq plans to build a new offshore oil terminal in Basra, in addition to reviving the existing facilities. (Source: Tehran Times)

Bisso Marine Sets 1,100 Ton Superstructure

Bisso Marine recently utilized the tandem heavy lift capabilities of the 700 ton capacity D/B Cappy Bisso and the 600 ton capacity D/B Lili Bisso to set an 1,100 ton newly built superstructure on to the hull of a new offshore vessel. The tandem derrick barges lifted the 1,100 ton superstructure from its fabrication area and transported the superstructure, while on the hook, several hundred feet to the awaiting vessel hull. The entire heavy lifting operation was performed in approximately six hours.

Fugro Gulf Selects SafeNet

Fugro Gulf Inc., has contracted with ABS Nautical Systems for seven modules from their suite of advanced SafeNet fleet management system software. Fugro Gulf's contracted ship management company, New Offshore Inc., Morgan City, La., will use the modules and manage vessel operational activities on behalf of Fugro Gulf Inc. Fugro Gulf Inc. has contracted for the Maintenance & Repair, Purchasing & Inventory Control, Replication Manager & Financial Reporting, ISM/STCW Compliance and Document Management modules of ABS NS SafeNet. They will also use the Vessel Drawings module.

Northrop Grumman to Supply Icelandic Coast Guard

Northrop Grumman Corporation won a contract to supply an integrated bridge system (IBS) for a new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) being built in Chile for delivery to the Icelandic Coast Guard. The contract was awarded to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit by ASMAR Shipyard in Talcahuano, which is building the 93-meter ship for the Icelandic Coast Guard. The IBS installation will be based on Sperry Marine’s next-generation VisionMaster FT navigation technology.

White House Halts All New Offshore Drilling

According to an April 30 report from AOLNews.com, the White House said today it is halting all new offshore drilling in U.S. waters until there's an "adequate review" of a massive 600-mile-wide oil slick that has begun to drift into Louisiana's wetlands. British Petroleum pledged to reimburse people whose property is damaged by the spill. (Source: AOLNews.com)

European Offshore Wind Claims Record Year

According to a July 20 report from www.europolitics.com, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) claims 2010 will be a record year in terms of installations. To date, 118 new offshore wind turbines have been fully connected to the grid since the beginning of 2010. (Source: www.europolitics.com)

Wärtsilä Engines for Geo Vessel

The new offshore support vessel of Aker ROV 06 design will be equipped with Wärtsilä main engines. Wärtsilä Corporation has been awarded a contract worth about EUR 2.7 million in November 2005 by the Norwegian shipbuilder Aker Yards ASA to supply main engines for a new offshore support vessel contracted by the Norwegian subsea operations company Geo ASA. The vessel will be constructed at Aker Yards' Søviknes shipyard in Norway, with delivery due in May 2007. Its main engines will be four six-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 diesel engines with a combined output of 11,520 kW at 720 rpm. Of the Aker ROV 06 design, the vessel will be employed in subsea operations, primarily for the offshore oil & gas industry. It will be capable of worldwide operation, including the northern oceans.

Graig Supervises Building of Wind Power Installation Vessel

Graig Shipping has provided a full support package for the supervision of the building of the first of a series of unique high technology Wind Turbine Installation Vessels. The 130 metre long vessels bring together proven technologies to provide a system which will support a new offshore industry, harnessing wind power for electricity generation. Working with Graig's advice and support, UK-based engineering firm Mayflower Energy Ltd has ordered one ship and has an option for a second vessel from China's Shanhaiguan yard. "Chinese shipyards are now first choice for new vessel types," says Hugh Williams, CEO of Graig. "Not only are they competitive on pricing, but they are flexible and willing to adapt to new technology and new designs.

Dominion E&P Names New Offshore VP

Dominion Exploration and Production, a subsidiary of Dominion, has appointed Richard L. “Rick” Fowler vice president and general manager, Gulf of Mexico Operations. The region includes Dominion E&P’s deepwater, Continental Shelf, and southern Louisiana assets. Fowler previously was general manager of deepwater development.

Island Offshore Orders Rolls-Royce-Designed PSV

Photo courtesy Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has a won a contract to design and equip a new offshore support vessel (OSV) for Island Offshore, to be built by shipbuilding group Vard. The platform support vessel (PSV) is a Rolls-Royce design of type UT 776 CD, the second of this type ordered by Island Offshore this year. The UT 776 CD is an Offshore Service Vessel for worldwide service, with tanks for all types of liquid cargo, 1,000m2 cargo deck and accommodation for over 40 people in single cabins. In addition to the vessel design…

Ferguson Norge Boosts Product Range

Ferguson Norge AS, part of the Ferguson Group, specialists in the rental of offshore containers, refrigeration/chiller modules, engineering modules and accommodation solutions to the offshore energy sector, has increased its fleet in Norway ahead of this year’s Offshore Technology Days (OTD) exhibition. Ferguson Norge has invested in a number of new offshore containers and workspace units, which will be available from its bases in Stavanger, Bergen and Kristiansund. The units are accredited to DNV 2.7-1 and also NORSOK R-002, to ensure that specific standards in the Norwegian market are met.

Boston Towing to Get New Support Tugs

Boston Towing and Transportation Company have contracted with Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, B.C., to design a pair of new offshore LNG Terminal Support tugs to provide the services required for The Neptune LNG LLC, Deep Water Port, offshore Massachusetts Bay. The larger of the new vessels, designated as an ASD 39/70 Class tug by Robert Allan Ltd., will be the first of its kind built and operated in North America, although there are numerous other RALdesigned tugs, including many of the similar RAstar Class tugs currently building worldwide for major oil and LNG terminals. will primarily be engaged in harbour duties, but will serve as the back-up vessel for the larger tug during service periods.

Wärtsilä to Supply Engines for 'Clean Design'

The new offshore support vessel of Aker ROV 06 design will be equipped with Wärtsilä main engines. Wärtsilä Corporation has been awarded a contract worth about EUR 2.7 million in November 2005 by the Norwegian shipbuilder Aker Yards ASA to supply main engines for a new offshore support vessel contracted by the Norwegian subsea operations company Geo ASA. The vessel will be constructed at Aker Yards' Søviknes shipyard in Norway, with delivery due in May 2007. Its main engines will be four six-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 diesel engines with a combined output of 11,520 kW at 720 rpm. Of the Aker ROV 06 design, the vessel will be employed in subsea operations, primarily for the offshore oil & gas industry. It will be capable of worldwide operation, including the northern oceans.

Fugro Symphony Uses K-Master Aft Bridge Workstation

The K-Master aft bridge workstations onboard the Fugro Symphony.

Unique new solution leads extensive delivery for new offshore construction vessel. The 130-metre long, 24-metre wide new offshore construction vessel Fugro Symphony has become the first ever to sail with Kongsberg Maritime's K-Master aft bridge workstation onboard. Built at the Bergen Group BMV yard, Fugro Symphony was delivered to its owner on 3rd May 2011 and features an extensive automation and control package, developed by Kongsberg Maritime. "Bergen Group BMV has chosen KONGSBERG to deliver integrated solutions…

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