Unique Group to Market Marine Scrubbers
Integrated marine and subsea solutions provider Unique Group has become a major shareholder in exhaust gas scrubber solution provider Kamelia Cleantech. This partnership will offer a full range of end-to-end integrated scrubber solutions for removing sulphur emissions from vessel exhausts for the global shipping industry. Kamelia Cleantech will combine its technical knowledge with Unique Group’s global presence to provide flexible customized solutions for new and old vessels with minimized downtime.The scrubber systems provided by Kamelia Cleantech are modular and can be offered as open loop…
C-Innovation Opens New Dock Facility
C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an aﬃliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, said it has opened a new dock facility in Port Fourchon, La., to expand the capabilities of its Subsea Services group.The new facility is located at the end of AJ Estay Road and was previously known as the Martin South Terminal.With more than 550 ft of open quayside, Bayou Lafourche is a main entrance into the facility, which is supplied with a Manitowoc 777 crane and forklifts for rapid mobilizations of C-I’s subsea construction and inspection…
Ocean Installer Gets Two SURF Contracts From Statoil
Norway's Ocean Installer has secured two subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) contracts with Statoil for work on several fields offshore Norway. The subsea company has secured two contracts, comprising work from 2018 through 2020 on the Snorre, Troll, Njord, Åsgard, Bauge, Fenja and Dvalin fields, said a press statement. The first contract is for Subsea Lines Modification (SLM) work, with offshore activities containing complex riser change-out operations, set to commence in Q2 of 2018. "We continue to build on the excellent working relationship we have with Statoil.
The New Offshore Reality
Swedbank’s chief economist, Harald Andreassen, isn’t “too hopeful” about the long-term prospects for the oil price, but then again, “I’m less certain of this than I’ve ever been as an economist,” he told a floating production conference in Oslo. After two-and-half years of oil-price collapse followed by layoffs in the thousands; stacked oil rigs and order freezes for offshore shipping, price insecurity itself is a partial expression of confidence. Beneath some palpable yet halting movements toward recovery in 2017…
Consolidation – A Path to Subsea Vessel Sustainability
In recent years, the speed with which newbuild vessels have entered the market has amplified the subsea vessel demand/supply imbalance, says a report by Douglas-Westwood London. This has been further exacerbated by sustained low oil prices, as operators defer the sanctioning of new offshore projects which could have supported vessel utilisation. As a result, the average vessel dayrates declined by an average of 35% between 2014 and 2016. The weak market conditions have meant that many low specification vessels have struggled to hold on to existing charter rates…
Huisman Cuts First Steel on COOEC’s 325mt VLS
On Monday, December 21, Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, held a steel cutting ceremony together with COOEC, a subsidiary of CNOOC, for their new pipelay system at the Huisman facility in China. It is a 325mt Vertical Lay System for flexible pipe. It will be the first Vertical Lay System ever operated and owned by a Chinese company. The tower will be installed on board of the offshore construction vessel HYSY286, and together with the earlier supplied 400mt deep water mast crane of Huisman…
ROV Winch Supplied for Antarctica Expedition
Antarctica expedition benefits from a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) winch supplied by MacArtney Underwater Technology. An icebreaking polar supply and research vessel is to map out underwater conditions in the icy waters in terms of subsurface and marine life. The winch system, which was acquired through Swedish SubSea Solutions on the part of University of Gothenburg, will be put to good use on board South African icebreaking polar supply and research vessel S. A. Agulhas II designed to carry out scientific research and supply to South African research stations in Antarctica.
Harkand Haldane DP3 Dive Support Vessel: A New Wave of DSV
The Harkand Haldane is a DP3 dive support vessel currently being designed and built in Europe to reduce downtime in the North Sea’s winter marginal weather months. Along with its well-equipped and logically planned layout, Harkand’s clients looking for increased efficiency to maximize production during these challenging times may well have struck gold. There is no doubt this is a demanding time for the oil and gas industry. With the slump in the oil price operating companies in…
Grupo CBO Selects Huisman Winch Packages
In January 2015, Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, and Brazilian shipping company and shipyard group Grupo CBO, signed a contract for the delivery of four anchor handling and towing winch packages for four new Havyard 843 AHTS vessels. The winch packages will be built by Huisman’s new production facility in Navegantes, Brazil, and delivery is planned for 2016 and 2017. The winches will be delivered with 50% Brazilian content. The Havyard designed 843 AHTS vessels will be built by Estaleiro Aliança (2x) and Estaleiro Oceana (2x).
Ceona Christens Flagship Pipelay Vessel
Ceona, SURF contractor with heavy subsea construction capabilities, has bolstered its fleet with the christening of its flagship asset, the Ceona Amazon, which has been delivered in less than two years of the letter of intent (LOI) for its construction being signed. The Ceona Amazon has been internally designed at Ceona and purpose built to perform in multiple pipelay and operational modes. She also features a large storage capacity and heavy subsea construction capability with her versatility setting her apart as a deepwater field development asset.
DSS Secures HOS Jones Act MPSV for Gulf ROV Work
Delta SubSea Secures U.S.-Flagged DP-2 IMR/Construction Support Vessel for Deepwater ROV Operations in the GoM. Delta SubSea, LLC (DSS) has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (HOS) for the HOS Bayou, one of Hornbeck’s recently constructed 300 class HOSMAX DP-2 multipurpose service vessels (MPSVs). The HOS Bayou is the newest U.S.-flagged Jones Act-compliant MPSV on the market today. Equipped with two Delta SubSea Schilling HD 150 HP work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from DSS’s fleet of ROVs…
Statoil, DNV GL Drive Subsea Factory Interface Standardization
Statoil has entered into an agreement with DNV GL to establish an industrial cooperation to introduce an international industry standard for subsea process technology. DNV GL will lead a joint industry project (JIP) with important subsea operators to find industrial standards which will make it more profitable to develop larger projects with subsea processing technology. Today, subsea developments are characterized by tailor-made solutions. Subsea pumps have been used in many oil fields…
DOF Subsea, Seaway Extend Contract
DOF Subsea, provider of integrated subsea solutions, has been awarded a Master Service Agreement (MSA) extension with Seaway Heavy Lifting for the provision of positioning services onboard its Stanislav Yudin and Oleg Strashnov crane vessels. DOF Subsea offers services to third parties across the globe through its survey and positioning division. The contract with Seaway Heavy Lifting was announced in January 2014 and has been extended for a further two years plus options. Giovanni Corbetta…
Huisman to Build World’s Largest Cranes
Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has received a Letter of Intent for the delivery of world’s largest cranes onboardHeerema’s planned new semi-submersible crane vessel.The cranes will have a lifting capacity of 10.000mt at a radius of 48m. Huisman is known for its signature mast crane design. These cranes will however be tub mounted. The two cranes will be built by the Huisman production facility in China. The final decision to build this new semi-submersible crane vessel will be made by Heerema before the end of this year.
Huisman is Keeping Very Busy in Schiedam
Huisman, a worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, currently has five new built pipelay systems out on the quayside of their production facility in Schiedam, The Netherlands. These “high five” showcase the latest in pipelay technology and underline the added value of the new production hall for Huisman Schiedam. This 66m high production hall offers the largest indoor lifting capacity in Europe (1,200mt), allowing for the simultaneous indoor assembly, including testing and commissioning, of several products and systems.
New Leopard ROV from Saab Seaeye
With 11 thrusters, unrivalled payload, and a host of advanced technology features, the new Saab Seaeye Leopard is the most powerful ROV of its size in the world, its manufacturer said. Aimed at the compact work-class market, the Leopard can handle more tooling, cameras and survey equipment than any other ROV in its class. The minimal deck footprint of the Seaeye range is maintained with the combination of a 20 x 8ft single lift, A-Frame & winch LARS and a 20ft control cabin for easy transport and rapid mobilization.
Brazil Offshore: Petrobras & Subsea Engineering
Brazil’s Petrobras has been one of the leading players in deepwater, subsea development projects since the turn of the century. These projects include pre-salt and post-salt plays, which require extensive and complex subsea engineering and construction efforts. It would be impossible for Petrobras to develop all of its projects alone, therefore much is done by specialized companies, mostly of foreign origin. “We could not have advanced in this project (pre-salt) conventionally, developing the production individually.
DOF Subsea Charters New Vessel for the North Sea
DOF Subsea, a provider of integrated subsea solutions, has chartered a new multipurpose vessel to assist in North Sea operations. The company has entered into a long-term charter agreement with Reach Subsea for the newbuild construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Reach. DOF Subsea has signed a two-year contract with Reach Subsea with two one-year extension options. The Normand Reach is due to be delivered before the end of May 2014 and will replace DOF Subsea’s existing Skandi Bergen vessel for high-end construction projects.
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 Contracted for Huge Leg Encircling Crane
Huisman, a worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has secured a new contract for the delivery of a 1,500mt @ 32m Leg Encircling Crane, reportedly the largest of its kind, for Seajacks new offshore wind farm installation vessel Scylla. The contract for the 1,500mt crane was awarded to Huisman by the South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries, who received the order to build the world’s largest and most advanced offshore wind farm installation vessel for Seajacks in early June. Next to the 1,500mt main crane, Huisman will supply two 50mt auxiliary cranes.
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.
DOF Contracted for Teekay FPSO Newbuild in North Sea
DOF Subsea Norway, a specialist subsea solutions provider, has been awarded a contract by Teekay Petrojarl Production AS in Norway for a newbuild FPSO. The scope of work includes mooring pre-installation, tow-out and hook-up work for Teekay Petrojarl Production’s new FPSO, which will be installed on the BG-operated Knarr field in the Norwegian North Sea. DOF Subsea Norway will mobilise its Skandi Skolten vessel for this project, with six further vessels from its global fleet being utilized in support.
New Managing Director Joins DOF Subsea UK
An experienced figure in the subsea sector has been appointed Managing Director of DOF Subsea UK. Giovanni Corbetta, who was most recently Managing Director with Hallin Marine, will lead the company’s transformation from vessel operator to provider of integrated subsea solutions for the market from its headquarters in Aberdeen. In total, Giovanni has more than 22 years of experience in the subsea sector and has also worked with major companies including Sonsub and Saipem. His expertise encompasses areas such as international project management…