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Charter Party Ends Four Years Early for Solstad Offshore Vessel

Sep 18, 2020

Italian oilfield services company Saipem has terminated the charter party for Solstad Offshore's Normand Maximus offshore construction vessel four years early.Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad said Friday that Normand Maximus Operations Ltd…

Fire Breaks Out on Offshore Vessel Near Rig in Canada

Sep 18, 2020

A fire broke out earlier this week on a fast rescue craft aboard the Siem Diamond offshore support vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, east of St. John's Canada.According to the C-NLOPB, the offshore oil and gas safety body for the Newfoundland and Labrador area…

Final Moray East Wind Farm Jackets Loaded in Dubai. Third Substation Installed

Sep 18, 2020

The final batch of jackets that will support offshore wind turbines at the 950 MW Moray East offshore wind farm in the UK was loaded this week at a fabrication yard in Dubai ahead of the sailaway.The news was shared Thursday afternoon (CET) by DEME Offshore…

Ocean Installer Names Ex-DOF Subsea UK Boss to Lead Its UK Business

Sep 18, 2020

Norwegian offshore installation services company Ocean Installer has appointed Robert (Bob) Gillespie, a former DOF Subsea UK boss, as managing director of its UK businessGillespie will lead the company’s UK office based in Aberdeen, where he’ll…

GC Rieber's Ice-Breaker to Stay in Sakhalin with Exxon for Three More Years

Sep 17, 2020

Norwegian offshore and shipping firm GC Rieber Shipping has secured a two-year contract extension for the icebreaker Polar Pevek with Exxon Neftegas at the Russian Far East.The vessel is operating off Sakhalin Island, in far-east Russia. It…

Wilson Sons Names New CEO of Operations in Brazil

Sep 17, 2020

Brazilian maritime logistics and port operator Wilson Sons has accepted the resignation of Cezar Baião from the position of CEO of Operations in Brazil, effective from March 5, 2021. The company has this week said that its board has accepted…

Gazprom Vessel Sets Sail for Nord Stream 2 Base in Germany

Sep 17, 2020

A vessel of Russian gas giant Gazprom has departed for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline's supply base in Germany, data showed on Wednesday, in a sign that Moscow is still determined to push on with the politically-charged project.Nord Stream 2…

DOF Subsea Nets Angola FSV Work

Sep 17, 2020

Oslo-listed offshore vessel and services company DOF Subsea has won an integrated Field Support Vessel (FSV) contract with an international oil company in Angola. DOF Subsea will deploy its Skandi Seven vessel for a minimum of 303 firm vessel days plus 365 days of options…

Vroon to Recycle Three PSVs

Sep 16, 2020

The offshore oil and gas downturn has claimed three more victims.Dutch-based Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) will dispose of three out-of-work platform supply vessels (PSV) in an effort to 'right-size' its fleet amid the prolonged industry slump…

Next-Gen Vessels, Cranes for Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Firm SBO

Sep 16, 2020

Danish offshore wind installation company Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) is set to expand its fleet and upgrade the existing wind farm installation vessels with new cranes, to future proof its business given that the offshore wind turbines keep getting bigger…

GC Rieber Shipping's Vessel Wins Offshore Wind Gig

Sep 16, 2020

Norway-based offshore vessel owner GC Rieber Shipping said Wednesday  it had won a contract in the offshore wind sector for its 2011-built Polar Queen multi-purpose vessel.The contract is a short one, for three weeks, with further options to extend…

Siem Offshore Nets Extensions in Australia for AHTS Trio

Sep 16, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has secured contract extensions for three of its vessels in Australia.The company said Wednesday that the extensions were fro three large AHTS vessels.'The extension will secure work until October…

Charting Terradepth's Big Ambitions in the Unmanned Vehicle Space

Sep 15, 2020

Ocean mapping at scale is the target of a new unmanned systems player started by two ex-US Navy SEALS. They have big ambitions, from new building unmanned vehicles to creating the intelligence that will drive them to changing how accessible ocean data is…

Wilhelmsen Buys Into Østensjø's Offshore Wind Business

Sep 15, 2020

Wilhelmsen, one of the world's largest shipping companies, has agreed to acquire a 25% stake in Østensjø Group’s growing offshore wind business Edda Wind.Wilhelmsen has also secured an option to buy another 25% before June 2021. Launched in 2018…

Shell Working to Turn Around Troubled Australian Operations

Sep 15, 2020

Undaunted by hefty writedowns on its Australian gas assets, Royal Dutch Shell sees its liquefied natural gas business and 'new energy' acquisitions Down Under as core to its long term plans, the Australian unit's chairman said on Tuesday.As…

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