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Wärtsilä to Optimize PLSVs of Sapura Brasil

Jul 08, 2019

Subsea services specialist Sapura Brazil has signed a five-year optimized maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä.As per the agreement the the Finnish tech major will support Sapura’s fleet of six pipe-laying support vessels' (PLSV) operational…

McDermott Wraps Up Reliance Campaign

Jul 02, 2019

McDermott International said it was able to mitigate impact of two cyclones en route to completing the first of two offshore campaigns for Reliance Industries Ltd. KG-D6 R-Cluster subsea field development, in the Krishna Godavari Basin, located off the East Coast of India…

DOF Scores Brazil Contracts

May 22, 2019

The DOF Group announced on Wednesday it has been awarded several contracts for its fleet in Brazil commencing during the next months.Norskan Offshore has been awarded a contract from Total in Brazil for the anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) Skandi Rio…

Solitaire on Nord Stream 2 Job in Russia

May 02, 2019

Allseas-owned pipelay vessel Solitaire has started laying the first line of the Nord Stream 2 twin gas pipeline in Russian waters.Solitaire will spend about a month constructing one of the two  approximately 100-kilometres-long sections in the Russian territorial sea…

1000 Km of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Laid

Apr 15, 2019

1000 km of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has now been laid in the Baltic Sea in Finnish, Swedish and German waters.Two Allseas pipelay vessels - Pioneering Spirit and Solitaire - are currently installing the pipeline in Swedish waters.Some twenty…

Telford Wins Protexa EPCI Contracts

Mar 27, 2019

International offshore services provider Telford Offshore has been awarded multiple pipelaying and construction services contracts by Mexican company Protexa, which is chartering three of its DP3 multi-purpose vessels for a combined period of approximately 400 days…

Morrison Acquires Pipelay and Diving Fleet

Mar 08, 2019

The provider of  comprehensive services to oil and maritime companies,  Chet Morrison Contractors (Morrison) has acquired two pipelay/construction barges and a saturation diving system from an undisclosed seller in a move to double the size of its pipelay barge fleet…

Pioneering Spirit Shifts to the North Sea

Mar 06, 2019

The world's largest heavy lift and pipelay vessel, Pioneering Spirit, will take a temporary pause from Nord Stream 2 pipelaying activities in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone to perform planned platform lift work in the North Sea.The Allseas-owned vessel…

Offshore Pipeline Market to Grow 6.5%

Feb 19, 2019

The offshore pipeline market is expected to grow from $11.5 billion in 2018 to $15.8 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.54%, from 2018 to 2023.Increasing demand for safe, economical, and reliable connectivity expected to drive the overall offshore pipeline market…

Brazil Offshore Vessels: Year in Review

Dec 26, 2018

As the year comes to a close it is interesting to examine some of the latest developments in the offshore and maritime markets in Brazil. Data from National Union of Marine and Offshore Construction and Repair Industry (SINAVAL) shows a number…

Pioneering Spirit Joins Nord Stream 2

Dec 16, 2018

Pipelay vessel “Pioneering Spirit” will enter the Baltic Sea via the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark to join the Nord Stream 2 construction fleet. The vessel is due to start pipelay in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the coming week…

Subsea7 Upgrades BWTS at Optimarin

Nov 27, 2018

An Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) installed on Seven Pacific, a Subsea7 vessel, in 2015 has been upgraded to meet the ballast water treatment system (BWTS) requirements of the United States Coast Guard (USCG).The Norway-based BWTS provider said…

TurkStream Gas Conduit Offshore Section Complete

Nov 19, 2018

The pipe-laying vessel  Pioneering Spirit pipelaying vessel completed the construction of the offshore section of the TurkStream gas pipeline in the Black Sea.  The TurkStream pipeline will carry Russian gas across the Black Sea to Turkey.The…

DP Upgrade for Saipem 7000

Nov 19, 2018

One of the world's largest semi-submersible crane and pipelaying vessels has arrived in the Netherlands for an extensive six-month upgrade.The Saipem 7000 is in Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) for a dynamic positioning system overhaul to meet…

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