Offshore Vessels News

Components and capabilities

Aug 01, 2012

Pieter Schelte will be capable of single-lifting topsides up to 48,000te and jackets up to 25,000te. Topsides will be lifted from a 122m long, 52m wide slot at the bow using eight sets of horizontal lifting beams, four on each side of the slot…

Transport takes a tangent

Aug 01, 2012

Breda-headquartered Dockwise is rapidly expanding its business beyond heavy marine transportation, and carried out its first jacket launch in the Bay of Bengal earlier this year. Meg Chesshyre talks to Dockwise's Fons van Lith in this opener to OE's Netherlands offshore industry review…

Paving the way through glacial boulders

Aug 01, 2012

As the giant Nord Stream project, involving 3 million tonnes of rock dumping over two and a half years, comes to an end, Tideway has picked up another substantial project from Subsea 7 for Total's Laggan Tormore project. Meg Chesshyre reports…

Raising the heavylift stakes

Aug 01, 2012

Rotterdam-based Jumbo is boosting the capacity of its heavylift fleet with orders for two K-3000 vessels which, as the name implies, offer a tandem lift capacity of 3000te. The in-house designed K-3000 vessels are being built at the Brodosplit shipyard at Split in Croatia…

Versatile model supporters

Aug 01, 2012

IHC Merwede, better known for its high-end sophisticated construction vessels, has developed a versatile in-house IHC Supporter class, targeting the light construction market, ROV construction support market and in particular the growing cable lay market associated with wind farms…

Compact Semi Launched

Jul 19, 2012

The latest addition to the Hallin Marine fleet of subsea operation vessels, the compact semisubmersible Derwent, was floated for final fit out at the Drydocks World yard in Nanindah, Indonesia, last month. Designed and equipped to meet current and anticipated subsea industry demand…

Solid streamer slims down

Jul 19, 2012

Sercel has expanded its marine seismic equipment offering with the launch of the Sentinel RD, the latest generation of its Sentinel solid streamer. With over 4000km of streamers delivered to more than 60 seismic vessels worldwide since its introduction in 2005…

Walk to work

Jul 19, 2012

The first phase of a contract to integrate a novel self-stabilising gangway system onboard the subsea construction vessel Island Enforcer, chartered to provide pedestrian access for workers from vessel to offshore platform as required, was recently completed by Babcock for Shell…

Hallin Marine

Jul 19, 2012

Hallin Marine has expanded its subsea services capability in the North Sea and Mediterranean regions by chartering the OSV Stril Explorer for an initial 12 months, with options to renew.

Exmar team eyes first FLRSU

Jul 01, 2012

Wison Offshore & Marine, Exmar and longtime LNG consulting and engineering firm Black & Veatch have teamed up on what the companies promise will be the first floating LNG liquefaction, regasification and storage unit (FLRSU), to be installed 3km offshore Colombia…

Tracking line tension

Jun 26, 2012

The Inter-M Pulse long-term mooring connector, developed by InterMoor in conjunction with sister company Pulse Structural Monitoring, was recently put through its paces in a North Sea field trial. Alan Duncan, MD of InterMoor UK, reported…

Smit Lamnalco

Jun 26, 2012

Following the 2011 acquisition of Smit’s terminal and anchor handling tug supply activities by Lamnalco, the marines services group has been officially rebranded Smit Lamnalco. Chief executive Daan Koornneef said the new identity reflected the…

Topaz Energy & Marine

Jun 26, 2012

UAE-based Topaz Energy & Marine has signed phase one of a US$ 330 million loan agreement with a syndicate of banks towards the refinancing of some of its existing loans. As well as extra liquidity, the deal paves the way for new investments in Topaz’s offshore support vessel operations.

Making the irish sea connection

Jun 01, 2012

The newbuild DP3 ultra-deepwater multipurpose flex-lay subsea construction vessel Lewek Connector recently wrapped up her first working voyage in the Irish Sea, laying two power cables and a fibre optic cable for the final phase of EirGrid's East-West Interconnector project…

Superior Energy Services

May 27, 2012

Superior Energy Services has closed the previously announced sale of its marine services segment, comprising 18 liftboats, to a subsidiary of Seacor Holdings for $134 million plus working capital in a deal facilitated by Simmons & Co International.

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