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Ensuring the integrity of fatigue-sensitive SCRs

May 01, 2015

Denise Smiles, of Optical Metrology Services Ltd (OMS), discusses how to correct internal HiLo misalignment between butted pipes. OMS’ automatic pipe end dimensioning tool. Images from OMS. Deepwater…

EMAS makes waves in the Gulf

May 01, 2015

EPCIC contractor EMAS AMC is betting on the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, bringing not only its newbuild vessel the Lewek Constellation, but investing and upgrading a sprawling marine base in Ingleside, Texas. Audrey Leon reports. The…

Royal IHC launches Sapura Jade

Apr 20, 2015

Royal IHC named and launched the Sapura Jade pipelaying vessel in a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. Image from Royal IHC. The naming…

Subsea 7 wins Petrobras Brazilian work

Apr 13, 2015

Petrobras awarded Subsea 7 a two-year US$200 million contract for continued use of its Seven Seas construction and flex-lay vessel for the installation of flexible lines. The contract work scope will be similar to that of other Subsea…

Statoil hits again at Aasta Hansteen

Apr 13, 2015

Statoil confirmed its second discovery in the Aasta Hansteen area with the Roald Rygg prospect in the Norwegian Sea. Map of Roald Rygg. From Statoil.   The gas discovery was made at…

Oceangoing giants

Apr 01, 2015

Rotterdam was home to three giants of the sea in early March – offshore industry flagships, not least Allseas’ newly renamed Pioneering Spirit. Elaine Maslin took a tour. Pioneering Spirit’s lifting beams loom from its bows…

Ennsub unveils DEEP 4000

Dec 19, 2014

Ennsub has completed the design and manufacture of two innovative workclass remotely operated vehicle (WROV) deployment systems, designed and manufactured for ROVOP and are due to be installed into a new build, tier one pipelay vessel early 2015…

Ranger 2 commissioned for Pieter Schelte

Dec 17, 2014

The Swiss-based Allseas Group selected Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) acoustic positioning system for the world’s largest pipelay and platform installation/decommissioning vessel, Pieter Schelte. The Ranger 2 USBL system…

ABB wins Wuchang Shipbuilding contract

Dec 08, 2014

A new offshore construction vessel, to be built by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co. will be the first to include ABB’s integrated power and automation solution, which consists of the company’s power, propulsion, and 800xA control and safety system…

Going deep and getting heavy

Dec 01, 2014

The global fleets are growing – not least in order to cater for new deep water challenges. Fred Tholen takes a look. Subsea 7’s new heavy construction vessel, under construction in South Korea…

Technip wins EnQuest subsea work

Oct 29, 2014

EnQuest awarded Technip an engineering, procurement, installation and construction (EPCI) contract for the Kraken development. Technip's Deep Energy. From Technip.   Kraken is located in the North Sea…

Ceona updates Amazon progress

Sep 03, 2014

Ceona has successfully floated the Ceona Amazon pipelay vessel from the Lloyd Werft yard in Bremerhaven, Germany, the company announced on 3 September 2014. Completion is scheduled for November. Work at Bremerhaven follows successful floatation at Crist yard in Poland back in April…

A look at Ceona’s Polar Onyx PLSV

Sep 01, 2014

Claudio Paschoa takes a look at Ceona’s vertical pipelay vessel, Polar Oynx, now serving Petrobras offshore Brazil. Polar Onyx  in the Storfjord in Norway. Photo from Norsk Skipsfarts Forum. With…

A new concept in efficient pipelay

Sep 01, 2014

MacKinnon Marine’s Alex Jackson discusses the merits of the company’s new spiral pre-lay system, which seeks to bring pipe construction closer to the lay site and eliminate the need for a spool base. Fig…

PLSV Sapura Diamante sea trials

Jul 23, 2014

Watch as pipelay support vessel Sapura Diamante undergoes trials in the North Sea. IHC Merwede's fully-integrated pipelay vessel, a first for the Dutch shipbuilder, was contracted by SapuraKencana and Seadrill Brazilian joint venture…

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