Floating Accommodation News


Vard Accommodation Changes Name. Wins Service Operation Vessel HVAC-R Contract

Oct 11, 2023

Vard Accommodation said Wednesday it had changed its name to Vard Interiors. The company also said it had secured a new contract with Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding.'Vard Accommodation is changing its name to Vard Interiors to show more clearly the full range of products within the company…

Floatel Bags 4-Month Contract to Support Shell's Offshore Operations in the UK North Sea

Aug 08, 2023

Offshore accommodation rig firm Floatel International has secured a 4-month charter to provide accommodation support to Shell in the UK North Sea.Floatel, which owns and operates five semisubmersible accommodation units, said the contract was…

Floatel Endurance Selected for Skarv Satellites Project Offshore Norway

Apr 28, 2023

Floatel International, a company providing offshore accommodation rigs to oil and gas companies, said Friday it had won a contract with the Norwegian oil company Aker BP.The contract is for modifications and maintenance activities related to the Skarv FPSO unit…

Floating Offshore Wind: Technip Energies' Semi-Submersible Concept Wins FLOWIN Prize

Apr 05, 2023

Technip Energies, with its three partners  Crowley, Anchor QEA, and Offshore Construction Associates, has been awarded the Floating Offshore Wind Readiness (FLOWIN) prize for Phase One by U.S. Department of Energy. The prize was awarded for Technip Energies’ in-house floater solution INO15…

Norway: Vår Energi Books Floatel Rig for Balder FPU Work

Dec 01, 2022

Vår Energi, a Norwegian oil and gas company, has awarded Floatel International a contract for its Floatel Superior offshore accommodation rig.The rig will support Vår Energi's lifetime extension program for the North Sea production vessel Balder FPU in 2023…

Norway: Floatel's Accommodation Rig to Stay at Grane Offshore Site Until Year-end

Oct 07, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore accommodation rig provider Floatel International has secured a contract extension with Equinor for its Floatel Superior semi-submersible accommodation rig in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.As part of the Breidablikk project…

Equinor Gets OK for Extended Use of 'Floatel Superior' for Breidablikk Work

Oct 06, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has received regulatory consent for the prolonged use of the Floatel Superior semi-submersible accommodation rig at the Grane field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The Petroleum Safety Authority said that that it had granted its consent…

Lamprell, IMI Load Out Second Newbuild Jack-up Rig

Oct 05, 2022

Offshore energy engineering and construction services firm Lamprell and International Maritime Industries (IMI) on Tuesday announced the completion of the load-out and float-off of the second jackup drilling unit being constructed for IMI.The…

Equinor Extends Floatel Contracts

Sep 23, 2022

Norwegian energy firm Equinor has extended two contracts for the use of floating accommodation units with Norway-based Floatel International.  The contracts are for the Floatel Endurance and the Floatel Superior, both in the Norwegian North Sea…

Woodside Books Floatel's Accommodation Rig for Pluto Work

Sep 16, 2022

Floatel International, an offshore accommodation services provider, said Friday it had secured a contract with Woodside for the Floatel Triumph semi-submersible accommodation unit.The Floatel Triumph will provide support to Woodside's Pluto project in Western Australia…

Veslefrikk B Platform Arrives to M.A.R.S Yard for Recycling

Sep 02, 2022

Modern American Recycling Services Europe (M.A.R.S.) said Friday that Equinor's Veslefrikk B platform had arrived in the Port of Frederikshavn, where it will be recycled.The Veslefrikk B arrived at the M.A.R.S quayside on Wednesday, August 31…

POSH Buys Boa Deep C Offshore Construction Vessel

Aug 18, 2022

Singapore-based offshore energy services provider PACC Offshore Services Holdings (“POSH”) has agreed to buy the 119-meter long, DP-3 offshore construction vessel ‘BOA Deep C’ from Norway's BOA OCV AS. The vessel will be renamed ‘POSH Deep C’ and will join the POSH fleet in October 2022…

Floating Offshore Wind: Equinor, Technip Energies to Collaborate on Floating Wind Substructures

Jun 16, 2022

A collaboration between Equinor and Technip Energies on Floating Wind Substructures was announced during the Seanergy conference in Normandie, France.The collaboration is intent on building on the two companies’ joint ambition of driving the industrialization of floating offshore wind…

Potential Norway Oil and Gas Strike May Hit Output

Jun 10, 2022

Norway's petroleum output could be reduced by unspecified amount if workers go on strike at nine offshore fields on Sunday, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOG) said on Friday.Some 845 workers out of roughly 7,500 employees on offshore…

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