Offshore Pipelay Vessel News


Germany 'Regrets' U.S. Plan to Sanction Vessel Linked to Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Jan 19, 2021

The United States has informed Germany that it plans to impose sanctions on a Russian pipe-laying ship involved in construction of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, the German Economy Ministry said on Monday…

US Plans to Sanction Russian Vessel Involved in Nord Stream 2

Jan 18, 2021

The United States has told European allies it plans to impose sanctions on a Russian pipe-laying ship, 'Fortuna', involved in construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, German business daily Handelsblatt reported on Monday…

Fortuna Pipelayer Leaves Nord Stream 2 German Site, Indicating Project Progress

Dec 28, 2020

The Russian pipe-laying vessel Fortuna has left the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline construction site in the Baltic Sea, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Monday, indicating that the 2.6-km stretch of the project in German waters may have been completed…

Second Russian Pipe-layer Moves to Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Site

Dec 11, 2020

A Russian pipe-laying vessel, Fortuna, has arrived at the construction site of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Friday, with work on the project set to resume.There are also several procurement vessels near the site…

Russian Pipe-laying Vessel Stops near Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Site

Dec 07, 2020

Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy stopped on Saturday near the construction site of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Saturday.The consortium led by Gazprom building the 1,230 kilometers…

VIDEO: Subsea 7 Expands Fleet with Newbuild Reel-lay Vessel Skandi Vega

Nov 12, 2020

Offshore installation specialist Subsea 7 has expanded its fleet with newbuild reel-lay vessel Seven Vega.Built by Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC, the Seven Vega is 149 meters long, with a breadth of 33 meters, and a Class 3 dynamic positioning system…

Russian Pipe-laying Vessel Moors at Nord Stream 2 Hub in Germany

May 18, 2020

A Russian pipe-laying vessel Academic Cherskiy which Moscow can use to finish laying pipes for the Nord Stream 2 gas project, has moored near the German logistics hub in Mukran, Refinitiv Eikon tracking data showed on Monday.Led by the state gas company Gazprom…

Saipem Crew in Isolation after COVID-19 Case on Pipelaying Vessel

Apr 14, 2020

Several crewmembers aboard Saipem's offshore vessel FDS in a port in the Netherlands have been placed in isolation after a confirmed COVID-19 case aboard.As reported by Saipem last Friday, one crewmember on the pipelayer was disembarked and transferred to isolation after he was confirmed positive…

Saipem Charters Norce Endeavour

Dec 23, 2019

Saipem Portugal Commercio Maritimo Limitada, the Portuguese subsidiary of the Italian oilfield services provider Saipem, has signed a deal with Solstad Offshore to hire DLB Norce Endeavour lay pipe barge, with an option to buy.Under the agreement…

Subsea 7 Wins Chevron Gulf of Mexico Work

Dec 20, 2019

Offshore services company Subsea 7 on Friday announced it has secured a contract from Chevron for the subsea installation services at the St. Malo field, located in the Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico.Subsea 7’s scope of work includes project management…

TechnipFMC Sells Subsea Vessel

Nov 12, 2019

UK-based player in subsea, onshore/offshore and surface projects TechnipFMC has entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to sell the Global 1201 S-lay and heavy-lift and pipelay vessel in an effort to optimize the profile and size of its subsea fleet…

2nd Stage Of Pipe Laying in Absheron Field Over

Sep 10, 2019

Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CSJC (ASCO) announced that its vessels - Suleiman Vazirov and Yarenga - have completed the second stage of pipe laying work in the Absheron gas and condensate field located in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea…

Nord Stream 2 Pipe Ends Link Underway

Aug 13, 2019

The Saipem pipelay vessel Castoro 10 (C10) is currently on location offshore Rügen, Germany to tie together the two ends of a Nord Stream 2 pipe string laid last year on the seabed.The two sections will be connected above water with a weld seam…

Saipem to Establish US Spool-base

Aug 05, 2019

Saipem announced on Monday it will establish a 'highly specialized' spool-base on Greenwood Island, Pascagoula, Miss. designed to provide support for vessels performing pipelay activities for offshore oil and gas development projects in the Gulf of Mexico…

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