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Kleven wins IMR order

May 26, 2014

Norwegian shipyard Kleven has signed a contract with Olympic Shipping for the building of an IMR vessel of MT 6021 MKII design. The contract value is around NOK450 million, and the vessel will be delivered from Kleven Verft in June 2015.  The…

Island Offshore orders Vard OSV

May 23, 2014

Norway's Vard Holdings Ltd. has secured a new contract with Island Offshore to build an offshore support vessel based on a Rolls-Royce design. The contract value is more than NOK1 billion (US$167.7 million). Delivery is scheduled from Vard Brevik in Norway in 2Q 2016…

ABB inks $20m offshore vessel contracts

May 20, 2014

Power and automoation group ABB has won contracts worth more than US$20 million to supply electrical power and propulsion systems for two next-generation offshore vessels.  The first vessel, of ULSTEIN SX165 design (pictured), is being…

Sakhalin Energy orders new vessel

Apr 22, 2014

Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (Sakhalin Energy) and Sovcomflot Shelf (SCF Shelf) on behalf of Sovcomflot Group have signed a contract for construction and long-term operation of a multifunctional icebreaking supply vessel for the Sakhalin-2 offshore platforms…

COSCO wins multi-vessel orders

Apr 22, 2014

COSCO subsidiary companies have picked up contracts to build four emergency response rescue field support vessels (ERRVs) and two platform supply vessels (PSVs).  COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co. won the four- ERRV contract, from an Asian company…

Swire launches latest AHTS

Apr 21, 2014

Shipowner and operator, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (SPO) has launched its new D-Class vessel, Pacific Dragon (pictured).  The launch and naming ceremony was held at ST Marine shipyard and marked the completion of the eight-vessel D-Class series of 240T bollard pull…

Chouest signs Brazil port deal

Apr 21, 2014

Brazilian port infrastructure firm Prumo has signed a rental agreement with US vessel builder and operator Edison Chouest. Under the agreement, Edison Chouest will build an offshore logistics support base and ship repair yard for its vessels at Açu Port…

Noble bullish, despite slowdown

Apr 18, 2014

A slowdown in 2014 drilling will be short-lived, according to Noble Corporation, which posted growing margins thanks to its expanding fleet, with another four units due for delivery by the end of 2014.  Noble’s chairman, president and CEO…

Maersk Valiant sails for GOM

Apr 16, 2014

Maersk Drilling’s second drillship, Maersk Valiant, has started its voyage to the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) today after being delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries' (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant (pictured) will…

Iceland adds to PSV fleet

Apr 15, 2014

Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard has signed a contract for the construction of a hybrid diesel-electric platform supply vessel (PSV) for Icelandic offshore shipping company Fafnir Offshore. The vessel (pictured), based on the new Havyard 833 WE ICE design…

NorYards wins AHTS deal

Apr 10, 2014

NorYards AS has signed a more than NOK650 million contract with NFDS 2 Offshore AS for outfitting and commissioning a new and modern anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS). The modern anchor handling vessel is a sister ship of the anchor…

Vard launches Canada subsidiary

Mar 18, 2014

Shipbuilding firm Vard has set up a new subsidiary for ship design, engineering and sales activities in Canada. Vard Marine Inc. is a ship design and marine engineering company providing solutions for offshore and specialized vessels such as offshore support…

Bergen Group ups offshore focus

Mar 07, 2014

Bergen Group has decided to accelerate the process of reducing the group's future involvement in the shipbuilding business in favor of a more dedicated focus on offshore related activities.   As a part of this process, Bergen Group…

Two new Ulstein PSVs ordered

Feb 25, 2014

ULSTEIN has announced shipbuilding contracts for two new platform supply vessels (PSVs) for its investmetn arm Blue Ship Invest. The vessels are of the PX121 design (pictured) and are scheduled for delivery from Ulstein Verft Q1 2015…

PROMAR orders 2 PSVs

Jan 31, 2014

Swiss vessel management firm PROMAR has ordered two platform supply vessels (PSV) from Damen Shipyards Group as it looks to expand its offshore fleet in the next five years. The first Damen PSV 3300 (pictured) will be delivered in February 2015…

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