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Saudi IMI Signs Jack-up Deal with GustoMSC

Oct 16, 2019

Saudi-based International Maritime Industries (IMI) has announced that it had signed a licence agreement with GustoMSC, a subsidiary of Houston rig and equipment builder National Oilwell Varco (NOV).The agreement entails a new GustoMSC drilling…

Northern Drilling Cancels Drillship Resale Contract

Oct 08, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Northern Drilling announced it has cancelled a resale contract for the 7th generation ultra deepwater drillship West Cobalt, which had been scheduled for delivery from South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in 2021…

Keppel, Sembcorp Reach Deal with Embattled Brazil Firm

Oct 07, 2019

Singapore firms Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Marine said on Monday they had reached settlements with indebted Brazilian firm Sete Brasil over long-standing contracts to build drillships and rigs.Sete, which leased oil rigs to Brazil's state oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras)…

OHT Heavy Lifter Keel Laying

Oct 03, 2019

Keel laying has been completed for Norway-based Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT)'s new crane vessel Alfa Lift currently under construction at China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) yard in Jiangsu.'The new heavy installation crane vessel has reached…

TMC to Equip Liza Unity FPSO

Sep 30, 2019

Oslo-headquartered TMC Compressors of the Seas said on Monday it has been awarded a contract from Chinese shipyard Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding to supply the marine compressed air system to the Liza Unity floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO)…

Homeland Orders Security/Crew Vessels

Sep 19, 2019

Nigeria-based Homeland Integrated Offshore Services LTD (Homeland IOS) said it has placed an order with the Singaporean Penguin Shipyard for several Flex Fighter security/crew vessels for delivery in December 2019.The 40-meter vessels are among the first of Penguin Shipyard’s latest generation…

ABS, Keppel to Build Smart Rigs

Sep 17, 2019

In an Industry first, the provider of classification services to the offshore industry ABS partnered with Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) in developing the first two new build Drilling Rigs with Smart Notations.One of the rigs, which was delivered earlier this year for work in offshore Mexico…

Pronomar Equips Louis Dreyfus SOVs

Sep 11, 2019

Turkey’s Cemre Shipyard has contracted Dutch equipment supply company Pronomar to equip two service operation vessels (SOVs) ordered by Louis Dreyfus Armateurs for Ørsted with drying systems for the workwear of the technicians.The first of the two vessels…

PG to Deliver Cargo Systems for MPSV Newbuilds

Aug 28, 2019

Norwegian-based PG Flow Solutions said on Wednesday it has secured orders to supply large liquid-cargo systems and associated equipment for two multipurpose support vessels (MPSV) being constructed in China for an undisclosed shipowner.Under the contract with Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding…

Seacat Services Orders Crew Transfer Vessel

Jul 30, 2019

Offshore support vessel operator Seacat Services has taken up its option to build a second multimillion-dollar Chartwell 24 catamaran for the offshore wind sector. Seacat Rainbow, designed by pioneer in next generation vessel design, Chartwell Marine…

New Vessels Up Security Offshore Nigeria

Jul 23, 2019

A pair of new patrol vessels have been delivered to boost the security presence for offshore operations off the coast of Nigeria.The Netherlands based Damen Shipyards Group said on Tuesday it has handed over two Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3307…

Bourbon Aims to Step Up Crew Boat Comfort

Jul 16, 2019

Offshore personnel transport provider Bourbon Mobility said it is proposing services inspired by the aviation industry for its customers.The company has called on the expertise of the PEUGEOT Design Lab for the design of new cabins developed in a range of three comfort levels: Business Class…

Brazil Searches Sembcorp Yard in Graft Probe

Jul 03, 2019

Singaporean rig builder Sembcorp Marine said on Wednesday that authorities had searched its shipyard in Brazil as part of a graft investigation, sending its shares lower and underlining the staying power of Brazil's ongoing 'Car Wash' corruption probe…

GEO's Twin PSVs Named in Norway

Jul 03, 2019

Norwegian offshore supply vessel provider Golden Energy Offshore (GEO) named two platform supply vessels (PSVs).The company's CEO Per Ivar Fagervoll said that the sister vessels Energy Empress and Energy Duchess were named on 29 June 2019. The…

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