PLSV Delivered to TechDof Brasil
DOF Subsea and Technip, through 50/50 owned affiliate TechDof Brasil AS, have taken final delivery of the pipe-lay support vessel (PLSV) Skandi Açu. The vessel commenced as per commitment on August 13, 2016 its eight-year charter contract with Petrobras. It is the first of four PLSVs fixed on long-term charters with Petrobras which were awarded to the joint venture between DOF Subsea and Technip in August 2013. The vessel is designed to achieve a 650-ton laying tension capacity…
Technip Heavy Lift Vessel Drydocked
After having performed the life-time extension works on the Stanislav Yudin (owned and operated by Seaway Heavy Lifting) in 2013-2014 at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, the yard has been awarded a new contract by Technip for the drydocking, upgrades and operational modifications to the deepwater rigid pipe S-lay and heavy lift vessel, the Global 1200. The vessel arrived at the yard in January 2015. The Global 1200 is the first of two deepwater rigid pipe S-lay and heavy lift vessels owned by Technip.
Wire Rope Integrity Regulatory Update
Current state-of-the-art wire ropes, updated regulation references, and flow diagrams to assist with the wire rope integrity management process have been included in the revised ‘Guidance on Wire Rope Integrity Management for Vessels in the Offshore Industry’ just published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA SEL 022 Rev.1/ IMCA M 194 Rev. 1). “This document offers guidance on the necessary elements of an integrity management system required to achieve an acceptable level of ongoing safety for the use of wire ropes in a marine environment…
Huisman Brazil Receives First Order
Huisman, one of the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has received a first order for their new production facility in Brazil. The new order includes three sets of five cranes, which will be manufactured as soon as construction of the Brazilian production facility is completed in 2014. The sets of cranes are scheduled for delivery between Q3 2015 and Q1 2017. The order includes three identical sets of cranes for the new build vessels Cassino, Curumim and Salinas.
Huisman Opens New Office in Norway
Huisman, a worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, recently opened up a new office in Bergen, Norway: Huisman Norge AS. The new representational office is a 100% subsidiary of Huisman and is set up to meet the increasing demand within the Norwegian offshore market. This is the first Huisman office in Scandinavia. Huisman is a globally operating company with history in design and manufacturing of heavy construction equipment for world's leading on and offshore companies.
HMC’s Aegir Arrives in the Netherlands
Heerema Marine Contractor’s new Deepwater Construction Vessel Aegir arrived in Rotterdam’s Caland Canal after a journey of almost two months from the DSME shipyard in Okpo, South Korea where it was built. The 210m long and 46.2m wide vessel will move to the Huisman yard in Schiedam in April where the pipelay equipment will be installed. Aegir is scheduled to start work on its first installation project (Anadarko Lucius) in the Gulf of Mexico in the fourth quarter of 2013. Hereafter Aegir will move to Australia where she will install infield flowlines…
New Pipelay Vessel Mobilized
Subsea 7 Inc. (OSE Symbol: SUB) announced that the Seven Pacific – a dynamically positioned (DP), pipelay and construction ice-class vessel, designed for deepwater pipelay and offshore construction activities worldwide - has mobilized for its first project.The eighth new vessel to join Subsea 7’s fleet since 2007, the Seven Pacific is capable of installing flexible pipes and umbilicals in water depths of up to 3,000 m. Its first assignment is on the Block 18 project in Angola. The vessel's pipelay equipment has a tension capacity of 260 tonnes and a 2,500-tonne storage capacity for flexible pipe on the two underdeck carousels. There is also a built-in deepwater dual 3,000 m-rated work-class ROV spread and a comprehensive survey system. A large deck area of 1,700 sq.
Huisman Delivers Crane to Deep Water Construction Vessel
Huisman and Heerema Offshore Services signed a Letter of Intent for the delivery of all mission equipment onboard Heerema’s new Deep Water Construction Vessel. Huisman will design, construct and install a 4,000mt Offshore Mast Crane and a pipelay tower for both J-lay and Reel-lay operations in ultra deep water. Installation of equipment is scheduled for 2012/2013, partly at the DSME yard in South Korea and partly at the Huisman quay in Schiedam, The Netherlands. The heavy lift crane will have a revolving lift capacity of 4,000mt.
Keppel Clinches Contracts
Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), has secured two contracts worth $153.4m. The first contract was awarded by a repeat customer, Global Offshore International Ltd (Global Offshore), for a derrick pipelay vessel. This is a multi-purpose construction vessel suitable for worldwide operations. With accommodation up to 264 persons onboard, the derrick pipelay vessel will be equipped with two units of propulsion thrusters…
A Conversation with Tony Trapp
The Engineering Business (EB), a specialist design, engineering and construction company based in the , has thrived with the recent expansion in offshore oil & gas projects globally, dubbed one of the fasted growing companies in northeast . It was recently announced that the company was acquired by IHC Merwede. MarineNews recently caught up with Dr. Tony Trapp, EB’s Managing Director. EB was founded in April 1997 by a four-man team of engineers led by managing director, Dr. Tony Trapp.
Horizon, Cal Dive Form Joint Venture
Horizon Offshore, Inc. has entered into a letter of intent with Cal Dive International, Inc. (CDI) to conduct reeled pipelay projects in deepwater areas of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The two companies will jointly fund construction of pipelay equipment to be used in conjunction with CDI's dynamically positioned (DP) vessel, the Sea Sorceress, currently undergoing conversion. In addition, Horizon will construct a pipe spooling facility at its Port Arthur, Texas, shore base. Once finalized, the joint venture will allow the two companies to perform small diameter pipelay projects in water depths of 800 feet and deeper, combining Horizon's…
CSO Deep Blue Delivered
Coflexip Stena Offshore said its new-built ultra deepwater pipelay and subsea construction vessel, the CSO Deep Blue, was delivered on March 1, by Hyundai Mipo Dockyards after is successfully completed sea trials. CSO Deep Blue - at the time of the release -- was sailing to the Netherlands, where her unique CSO designed pipelay equipment, will be installed. This pipelay system will allow the vessel to lay rigid pipe (reeled and J-Lay), flexible pipe, and umbilicals down to 8,200 ft. (2,500 m), offering CSO clients the full range of products and installation options for their deep and ultra deepwater developments. The vessel is to begin operations during summer 2001 after sea trials with her pipelay equipment.
Technip to Build New Pipelay Vessel
Technip awarded STX Heavy Industries (Korea) a contract for the construction of its new pipelay vessel. This 194m-long vessel will have twin 2,800 ton reels. She will have a top tension capacity of 450 tons for laying rigid steel pipes and flexible products up to 18-in. in diameter through a dedicated lay tower installed at the stern. She will also be equipped with a 150 ton crane, a PLET (pipeline end terminations) handling system and accommodation for 140 people. With a transit speed of 20 knots, she has been specifically designed to minimize intercontinental transits and allow her efficient deployment in all deep water regions of the world.
Keppel Wins $230m in Ship Contracts
Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), won four contracts worth $230 m to build six offshore support vessels (OSV) and a derrick pipelay vessel. Delivery dates for these vessels are expected between the second half of 2009 and the first half of 2010. This is the first time that Keppel Singmarine is building a derrick pipelay vessel, and for a new customer, Global Offshore International Ltd (Global Offshore). Mr Hoe Eng Hock, Executive Director of Keppel Singmarine, said, “Derrick pipelay vessels are highly specialised ships that have to be tailor-made to owners’ requirements.
CSO Deep Blue Delivered
Coflexip Stena Offshore said its new-built ultra deepwater pipelay and subsea construction vessel, the CSO Deep Blue, was delivered on March 1, by Hyundai Mipo Dockyards after is successfully completed sea trials. CSO Deep Blue – at the time of the release — was sailing to the Netherlands, where her unique CSO designed pipelay equipment, will be installed. This pipelay system will allow the vessel to lay rigid pipe (reeled and J-Lay), flexible pipe, and umbilicals down to 8,200 ft. (2,500 m), offering CSO clients the full range of products and installation options for their deep and ultra deepwater developments. The vessel is to begin operations during summer 2001 after sea trials with her pipelay equipment.