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Maersk Supply Service Sells Two 2004-built AHTS Vessels

Jun 17, 2020

Danish offshore vessel operator Maersk Supply Service has sold two of its older Anchor Handler Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS), citing the global oversupply in the market and the current market situation.The vessels in question are the Maersk Advancer and Maersk Asserter…

OOS Joins LR, Worley Offshore Decommissioning Consortium

Jun 17, 2020

Dutch offshore services provider OOS International has joined an offshore decommissioning consortium created by Lloyd’s Register and Worley, in a push to drive down the costs of offshore decommissioning.'Decommissioning, for many, remains an uncertain cost burden…

Nord Stream 2 Seeks Updated Permit to Complete Pipeline in Danish Waters

Jun 17, 2020

The Nord Stream 2 has requested a permit allowing it to use pipe-laying vessels with anchors to complete the final roughly 120-kilometer stretch of pipeline in Danish waters, Denmark's energy agency (DEA) said on Tuesday.Work on the project…

MARIN, IHC Assess DP for Autonomous SOV Project

Jun 16, 2020

MARIN and Royal IHC completed the dynamic positioning (DP) assessment tests for the autonomous-enabled T60-18 service operation vessel (SOV) at MARIN’s basins in Wageningen, The Netherlands.For the project, which is part-funded by a subsidy from TKI Wind Op Zee…

Petrobras Charters DOF Offshore Vessel Trio

Jun 16, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel operator DOF has secured long-term charters for a trio of anchor handling units with Petrobras in Brazil.DOF said Tuesday Petrobras had awarded its Skandi Urca and Skandi Fluminense vessels 2+2 year contracts with the start in September 2020…

Long-term Charters for Solstad Offshore Anchor Handlers in Brazil

Jun 16, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured long-term charters for two of its anchor handling tug and supply vessels in Brazil.Solstad said Tuesday that Petrobras had chartered its AHTS vessels Far Sagaris and Far Statesman for a period of three years…

Eidesvik Equips Fleet with Energy Efficiency Software

Jun 16, 2020

The Norwegian offshore shipowner Eidesvik has signed a contract with Yxney Maritime for the use of Yxney's Maress energy efficiency software on its vessels, as a step towards further emissions reduction.Maress is a cloud-based system using available…

Denmark's CIP Starting 'World's Largest' Renewable Infrastructure Fund

Jun 16, 2020

Fund management firm Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) said on Tuesday it had started what it expects to be the world's largest fund for renewable energy infrastructure as it targets investments worth 100 billion crowns ($15.2 billion)…

PGS Wraps Brazil Seismic Shoot. Breaks Spread Record

Jun 16, 2020

Norwegian seismic acquisition company PGS has said that its Ramform Titan has completed a seismic survey project in Brazil, breaking a streamer spread record in the process.The company said Tuesday that it had completed the survey on the first…

2nd Wind Marine Reveals Design for U.S. Offshore Wind Feeder Vessel

Jun 16, 2020

Louisiana-based company 2nd Wind Marine plans to design, finance, build and operate two Jones-Act-compliant jack-up vessels aimed at the growing U.S. offshore wind market. The company has this week revealed the SuperFeeder design for the vessel…

Van Oord to Lay Off 500 Employees

Jun 16, 2020

Dutch offshore and dredging contractor Van Oord said Tuesday it would lay off 500 people, citing effects of COVID-19 on its business.Van Oord said: 'As a company operating on a global scale, COVID-19 is having a major impact on our business…

New Guidance for Carrying Methanol on OSVs

Jun 15, 2020

The carriage of methanol in bulk is becoming common in the offshore oil and gas industry, and although there is technical documentation on methanol handling, guidance for offshore carriage by sea is limited. Methanol is a hazardous chemical with significant toxic…

Outfitting Phase Set to Start for Nexans Aurora Cable Layer

Jun 15, 2020

Norway's Ulstein is set to begin the outfitting phase of the Nexans Aurora, a large, DP3, cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans ordered from Ulstein in 2018.The Nexans Aurora hull arrived Ulstein Verft on Monday, June 15, 2020, after having been built at CRIST…

Østensjø’s Offshore Wind Vessels Assisting SAR after Fighter Jet Crashes Off UK

Jun 15, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Østensjø has said it is assisting in the ongoing search and rescue (SAR) after a fighter jet crashed off the UK coast on Monday.'Østensjø's offshore wind vessel “Edda Mistral” and her autonomous workboat “Mistral…

Vår Energi Takes Jotun FPSO Ashore for Upgrades

Jun 15, 2020

Norwegian oil company Vår Energi is taking the Jotun FPSO ashore for upgrades, as part of a project designed to extend the life of the Balder Area in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.The FPSO, which has been producing oil from the Jotun field in the North Sea since 1999…

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