Offshore Vessels News


Brazil OSV Update

Mar 21, 2019

The offshore support vessel (OSV) fleet in Brazilian waters closed January with 367 vessels, of which 328 were Brazilian flagged and 39 were foreign flagged. The quantity remained nearly stable in relation to December 2018, when 363 vessels…

Solstad Charters PSV Pair to Aker BP

Mar 20, 2019

Solstad Offshore announced Wednesday that Norwegian operator Aker BP has taken a pair of large platform supply vessels (PSV) on 12-month charter under a frame agreement announced earlier this month.The 2011-built Normand Arctic and 2013-built…

Engine Overhaul for OSV Seven Atlantic

Mar 19, 2019

One of the world's most advanced diving support vessels has undergone a comprehensive power plant refurbishment and maintenance program.Engineers undertook the 30,000 running hour major service on the generator engines on board the 140-meter-long Subsea 7 Seven Atlantic…

Pioneering Spirit Gets a Scrub Down

Mar 19, 2019

The world's largest vessel, Pioneering Spirit, received a robotic hull cleaning during a recent port call in Rotterdam.The Allseas owned multipurpose vessel, which is on a temporary break from Nord Stream 2 pipelaying activities, made a stop…

Aoka Mizu FPSO Hooks Up to Lancaster Field

Mar 19, 2019

Hurricane Energy's floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel has been connected to the group's North Sea Lancaster oilfield, another milestone for the group as it seeks to extract so-called fractured basement oil in Britain.Hurricane…

New CTVs Delivered for Hornsea Wind Farm

Mar 15, 2019

A pair of 39-meter multipurpose crew transfer vessels have been built by PT Bintang Timur Samudera in Indonesia and delivered to MH-O & Co to be operated for Orsted in its Hornsea Project One wind farm offshore England.According to designer Incat Crowther…

Pioneering Spirit to Install Johan Sverdrup Living Quarters

Mar 15, 2019

The fourth and final platform for the first phase of the giant Johan Sverdrup project offshore Norway is ready for sail-away from Kværner’s yard on Stord, to be transported about 140 kilometers west of Stavanger and installed in a single lift by specialist mega vessel Pioneering Spirit…

New IMR Vessel for Otto Candies

Mar 15, 2019

A new US-flagged inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) vessel leverages three different propulsion systems for improved maneuverability and a high free running speed.The IMR vessel Paul Candies, built in 2018 by Louisiana builder Candies Shipbuilders and owned by its parent company Otto Candies…

ESS Saves Fuel for North Sea Construction Ship

Mar 14, 2019

One of the world’s largest and most advanced subsea construction vessels has been equipped with three energy storage systems (ESS), featuring for the first time ever energy and load sharing capability.Finland based technology group Wärtsilä…

TenneT Contracts Fugro for UXO Services

Mar 12, 2019

Geo-data specialist Fugro announced Tuesday it has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract from TenneT to provide integrated unexploded ordnance (UXO) services at an offshore wind farm development in Dutch coastal waters. The contract follows…

TechnipFMC Acquires DSV Deep Discoverer

Mar 11, 2019

TechnipFMC announced Monday it has acquired a newbuild diving support vessel (DSV) Deep Discoverer. The vessel will primarily service the North Sea diving construction and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) markets.The company signed a…

Maersk Supply Service Wins Total Contract

Mar 11, 2019

Maersk Supply Service said it has fixed the newbuild subsea support vessels vessel (SSV) Maersk Involver for 161 days to support maintenance of the DAN F platform located offshore Esbjerg for walk-to-walk and accommodation services. The contract is expected to commence start-April 2019…

Glomar Offshore Buys Bourbon Duo

Mar 07, 2019

Dutch offshore support vessel operator Glomar Offshore announced Thursday it has purchased a pair of support vessels from French owner Bourbon Offshore.The 2008-built Bourbon Arethuse and 2009-built Bourbon Amilcar will be renamed Glomar Worker and Glomar Supporter…

First US FLNG Project Moving Ahead

Mar 07, 2019

Plans to construct a U.S. floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel in China, which may also provide funding and buy part of its output, are moving ahead despite trade tension between the countries, an executive at one of the partners said on Thursday…

Pioneering Spirit Shifts to the North Sea

Mar 06, 2019

The world's largest heavy lift and pipelay vessel, Pioneering Spirit, will take a temporary pause from Nord Stream 2 pipelaying activities in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone to perform planned platform lift work in the North Sea.The Allseas-owned vessel…

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