Offshore Vessels News - page 197

Wartsila wins ballast water management contract

Sep 11, 2014

Singapore-based Pioneer Marine awarded Wärtsilä a contract to supply 22 bulk carriers under construction at Yangzhou Guoyu Shipbuilding Co. in China, with ballast water management systems. 44 Wärtsilä…

Accommodation vessel design launched

Sep 08, 2014

A new London-based firm co-founded by the former CEO of Cobalt has launched a US$30 million 'flat pack' accomodation barge design for use by the extractive and construction industries, including offshore oil and gas companies.  The barge-based new design…

Oil giants join oil spill project

Sep 04, 2014

Big oil companies Eni Norge, Statoil, Gdf Suez E&P Norge, OMV Norge and the Norwegian Coastal Administration are teaming up with Aptomar to strengthen technology functionality and communication infrastructure for offshore oil spill detection and management systems…

InterMoor opens new UK facility

Sep 03, 2014

InterMoor, an Acteon company, opened a major new storage, maintenance and inspection facility in Aberdeen, UK. The new base will support InterMoor’s global mooring operations with a focus on Europe, Africa and Asia. “The new location…

DNV GL approves SGS permanent underwater wet welding repairs

Sep 03, 2014

DNV GL and Subsea Global Solutions LLC. (SGS) announced the completion of an extensive joint research and development program that allows permanent repairs to be carried out by underwater wet welding on certain areas of vessels. With DNV GL’s approval…

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…

MacGregor wins well-intervention vessel work

Sep 03, 2014

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract from German shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft (FSG) for the complete delivery of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) access doors and hatches for two well-intervention vessels (WIVs)…

Making an entrance

Sep 01, 2014

Alan Thorpe examines the latest pipelaying vessels debuting on the market.  The Ceona Amazon leaving Cryst Shipyard in Poland. Photo from Ulstein.   Two new pipelayers for…

DNV GL launches regulatory roadmap for US floaters  

Sep 01, 2014

Raja Roy examines DNV GL’s first comprehensive overview on how to properly comply with US Coast Guard requirements to operate FOIs, FSOs and FPSOs in US waters. The roadmap document called “Verification for compliance with United States…

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…

Point by point: The business of FPSOs

Sep 01, 2014

In advance of OE’s 2014 Global FPSO Forum, Managing Editor Audrey Leon spoke with Peter Lovie, Senior Advisor, Floating Systems for Peter M Lovie PE, LLC, and program chair for Global FPSO Forum; Arjan Voogt, MARIN USA; and Bruce Crager, Endeavor Management…

Wireless Networking Offshore

Sep 01, 2014

Networking technology works, but companies need to know the obstacles in order to avoid snares. Ellen Fussell Policastro reports. Communications will be of the essence for the Goliat floating production, storage, and offloading vessel…

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…

Colloquy: Indonesia tightens cabotage

Sep 01, 2014

Cabotage is trade or navigation in coastal waters and traditionally refers to shipping along coastal routes, transporting passengers or goods from port to port in the same country. Laws governing cabotage serve to protect local industries…

New technologies for changing environments and reservoirs

Sep 01, 2014

SBM Offshore discusses some of the company’s developing technologies and how it is working toward unlocking reserves in the Gulf of Mexico. Exploration for fields further offshore and in deeper waters is leading to the development of more complex reservoirs…

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