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Fairmount tug delivers Castoro Sei

Mar 18, 2014

Fairmount Marine’s Tug, Fairmount Glacier, has towed pipelay vessel Castoro Sei to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from where the vessel will start her seasonal activities on the North Sea. The Fairmount Glacier hooked-up with Castoro Sei in Genoa…

Kongsberg wins Petrobras newbuild deal

Mar 17, 2014

Kongsberg Maritime has been chosen to deliver technology packages for ten new pipelaying vessels ordered by Brazilian multinational energy corporation, Petrobras. In contracts valued about US$19.85 million, the scope of supply includes Kongsberg…

IHC launches new pipelay vessel

Feb 20, 2014

IHC Merwede launched the new pipelaying vessel Sapura Topázipo (pictured) at its shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands. The naming of the fully integrated IHC Merwede vessel was carried out by Puan Sri Datin Seri Yazreen Yahya…

Petrofac designs multipurpose vessel

Jan 20, 2014

London-listed oil and gas industry service provider Petrofac has placed the first long-lead orders for its new in-house-designed deepwater derrick lay vessel, to be built at the Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd (ZPMC) yard in China…

Seven Borealis construction timeline

Jan 07, 2014

Subsea 7 provides this video charting the timeline of construction for its latest pipelay/heavy lift strategic enabler vessel Seven Borealis, delivered in 2012. Seven Borealis is a customized SOC 5000 model designed by ULSTEIN. The vessel's…

Ceona's Polar Onyx out of dry dock

Dec 04, 2013

Ceona's high-capacity flexible/umbilical pipelay and subsea construction vessel the Polar Onyx has been floated out of dry dock at Ulstein Verft yard in Norway following an intensive outfitting program. It has now moved to the shipyard quay…

Long series for IHC Merwede

Nov 07, 2013

Over recent months, IHC Merwede’s Offshore Division has been successful in securing orders for the design, engineering and construction of a total of 10 pipe-laying vessels. These vessels will be built in the covered hall at the IHC Krimpen facility…

Contract Briefs: November 2013

Nov 07, 2013

FMC wins TEN order FMC Technologies Inc. received an order from Tullow Ghana Ltd. to supply subsea systems for its Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme Development (TEN) offshore Ghana. The order's estimated value is US$340 million. FMC Technologies’ scope of supply includes subsea trees…

Deepwater construction vessels: Brazil with a pinch of (pre) salt?

Oct 29, 2013

By Thom Payne, Douglas-Westwood Singapore Last week’s auction for production rights to Brazil’s 12 billion bbl Libra field has dominated industry headlines. However, despite years of media and market analyst hyperbole the scale of Petrobras’…

Petrobras extends Subsea 7 PLSV contract

Oct 21, 2013

Subsea 7 has been awarded to new contracts for pipelay support vessels with Petrobras worth an estimated US$600 million. The contracts are for operation of the pipelay support vessels (PLSVs) Seven Mar and Seven Condor on a day rate basis for approximately three years…

Suppliers benefit from pipelay demand

Oct 18, 2013

IHC Engineering Business, part of IHC Merwede, is benefiting from a demand for greater capacity in the pipelay market. It is currently working on five orders from Seabras Sapura for 550-tonne capacity vertical flex lay systems (FLS) to…

New pipelay vessel, Sapura Diamante, heading to Brazil

Sep 27, 2013

IHC Merwede has successfully named and launched the pipelaying vessel SAPURA DIAMANTE in a ceremony at the company's shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. The naming of the innovative offshore vessel was carried out by Mrs Christina Lucia Duarte Pinho…

Orders won for Huisman in Brazil

Sep 26, 2013

Lifting, drilling and subsea solutions firm Huisman has received its first order for a new production facility in Brazil.  Huisman is to provide three sets of five cranes, manufacturing of which will start in 2014, when construction of the Brazilian production facility is completed…

Aegir christened before GoM debut

Sep 23, 2013

Heerema Marine Contractor’s new Deepwater Construction Vessel (DCV) Aegir was christened in the Rotterdam Calandkanaal (NL). This state-of-the-art vessel is capable of executing complex infrastructure and pipeline projects in ultra deep water…

Jumbo Wins Pipelay Contract From Sigur Ros

Sep 16, 2013

Jumbo announced that it has been awarded a contract by Malaysian pipelay contractor Sigur Ros. Under the contract, Jumbo will oversee transportation and installation of 126 gravity anchor spreads in water depths up to 1400m (4593ft), using the heavy-lift vessel…

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