Offshore Vessels News


Bumi Armada Refinances Debts, Plans Vessels Sale

Apr 25, 2019

Malaysia's offshore energy vessels and services provider Bumi Armada has refinanced US$660m of its short-term debts to improve its balance sheet and is looking to sell some vessels.In a statement today, the offshore energy facilities and services…

S.D. Standard Drilling Acquires PSV

Apr 25, 2019

S.D. Standard Drilling (SDSD), a player in offshore supply and offshore drilling sector, is acquiring the Havyard 832 platform supply vessel (PSV) vessel Olympus through a wholly owned subsidiary Wanax AS.The PSV has been acquired for a total consideration of USD 8…

Support Vessel Delivered to Oceaneering

Apr 23, 2019

Oceaneering International announced Monday that it has taken delivery of a newbuild subsea construction support vessel, Ocean Evolution, built by BAE Systems in the US.The US-flagged, Jones Act-compliant multi-service vessel (MSV) has completed sea trials and received all necessary ABS and U…

Samsung Wins $963mln FPSO Contract

Apr 23, 2019

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has received an order for the construction of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit on the condition that the client receives approval from its partner and government…

MMA Offshore Wins Woodside Gig

Apr 17, 2019

MMA Offshore said on Wednesday it has been awarded a contract by Woodside to provide accommodation and walk-to-work vessel services to support platform maintenance operations on Woodside’s Australian assets over two scopes scheduled to commence in April 2019…

Keppel Wins Drilling Rig, FPSO Work

Apr 17, 2019

Singapore based Keppel Offshore & Marine announced Wednesday it has won two contracts: one from Diamond Offshore for the upgrade of the drilling semisubmersible rig Ocean Onyx, and the other from an unnamed operator for fabrication and integration…

Electronic Bus Link Installed on North Sea Giant

Apr 15, 2019

An Electronic Bus Link (EBL) has been commissioned on North Sea Shipping's subsea construction vessel North Sea Giant, said manufacturer from Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch.The technology, a key element in a retrofitted Wärtsilä hybrid solution…

NigerStar 7 Adds Pipelay Vessel

Apr 12, 2019

NigerStar 7, a joint venture between Subsea 7 and Nigerdock, said it has acquired 2009-built pipelay vessel Seven Antares, The Seven Antares, previously owned by Subsea 7, has a 300-ton main crane capacity and is a 120-ton S-lay vessel with capacity to lay pipe of up to 60-inch diameter…

MSS Will Tap Data to Save Fuel

Apr 12, 2019

Maersk Supply Service (MSS) announced it will equip its vessels to use data to optimize operations and save fuel in real time.The offshore services company said on Friday it signed a contract earlier this month with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company…

Harvey Gulf PSV Receives Hybrid Retrofit

Apr 09, 2019

Harvey Energy, the first platform supply vessel (PSV) to be fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) will become the first PSV in the Americas to be hybrid retrofitted. The vessel's owner, Louisiana-based Harvey Gulf International Marine, has ordered…

Seacat Services Orders OESV Newbuild

Apr 09, 2019

Offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services has signed a multimillion-dollar contract to build a new next-generation catamaran for deployment in the offshore wind sector.Seacat Weatherly, designed by Southampton-based naval architect Chartwell Marine…

DOF Subsea Orders Three Forum ROVS

Apr 09, 2019

Forum Subsea Technologies announced Tuesday it has secured orders from DOF Subsea to supply three of its Ultra Compact Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROV). DOF Subsea will deploy the vehicles onto three of its ROV support vessels for recently awarded projects in Brazil…

In Norway, Miixed Signs of Offshore Earnings

Apr 09, 2019

A recent industry survey suggests Norway’s offshore fleet, the world’s second-largest, may have passed the worst of the painful, post-2014 slowdown, although ship owners contemplating market moves also say financial markets may be looking away…

OSVs: Restarting that Idled Vessel

Apr 08, 2019

Owners of offshore support vessels (OSV) are beginning to examine the possibility of reactivating some of their fleet even as the consistent volatility of oil prices and a healthy stream of ships projected from global shipyards keeps their enthusiasm in check…

New CEO at POSH

Apr 08, 2019

Lee Keng Lin will take over as the new CEO and executive director of Singapore based offshore services provider PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) following the retirement of Gerald Seow Kang Hoe, effective May 1.Lee, who is currently the group's deputy CEO…

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