Offshore Vessels News - page 274


Roomans returns to his roots

Sep 01, 2012

Seeking to bolster its engineering support capability for a growing DP3 hybrid vessel fleet, the Sea Trucks Group occupied smart new premises in Rotterdam earlier this year. For founder and chief executive Jacques Roomans the move might suggest a return to his roots but…

Subseas strategic enabler

Sep 01, 2012

Purpose-built to match the evolving needs of deepwater subsea developments, the Seven Borealis promises to set a new benchmark in the subsea world. Terry Knott was invited to visit the vessel as it neared completion in the Netherlands.When Subsea…

Statoil acquires FPSO Maersk Peregrino

Aug 01, 2012

Statoil and its partner Sinochem have agreed to purchase the Peregrino FPSO from A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. The floating production, storage and offloading unit has been in use at the Statoil-operated Peregrino field in Brazil since production start-up in 2011…

The new leviathan

Aug 01, 2012

Offshore contractors have taken delivery of some pretty big pieces of floating hardware lately but the daddy of them all Allseas ultra-versatile platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pieter Schelte won't be making its giant presence felt until early 2014…

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…

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