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Vessel range extended

Mar 25, 2013

IHC PackhorseNetherlands-based IHC Merwede introduced a new series of IHC Packhorse offshore support vessels last month. The vessels range from the Packhorse, a PSV, and the Packhorse-Maxi, which provides a 59-person accommodation unit, and options designed for subsea support on IRM work…

Ocean Installer wins Statoil work

Mar 25, 2013

Ocean Installer has been awarded a major Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation (EPCI) contract for subsea installations and tie-in operations at the Statoil operated fields Gina Krog (former Dagny) and Eirin.The total contract value is approximately USD 85 million (NOK 500 million)…

Premier lining up FPSOs

Mar 24, 2013

UK-listed exploration and production firm Premier Oil is in the process of picking two separate FPSOs for projects in the North Sea.The firm said it was out to tender on its North Sea Catcher project for an FPSO. Concept select was agreed in…

Offshore industry achievers recognised

Mar 24, 2013

The offshore industry’s highest achievers were recognised at last night’s 2013 Offshore Achievement Awards, with Malcolm Webb, chief executive of Oil & Gas UK, picking up the Significant Achievement accolade.The 27th awards ceremony, which saw a record attendance of 530 guests…

ABB on Ichthys semi-sub electricals

Mar 24, 2013

ABB has been appointed the main electrical contractor (MEC) for a new semi-submersible central processing facility (CPF) at the Ichthys oil and gas field in the Timor Sea off Western Australia. The order is valued at $15 million. ABB was awarded the MEC contract by the engineering…

Seahorse platform license for SLP

Mar 24, 2013

Sembmarine SLP Ltd (SLP), a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an exclusive license by Seahorse Platform Partners Ltd (SPPL) to use its patented SEAHARVESTERTM and SeaHorseTM technology in the design…

Simon Hird Subsea support

Mar 22, 2013

Simon Hird Houston-based offshore survey company UTEC appointed Simon Hird general manager of its Australian arm UTEC Survey Australia last month. Hird, an industry veteran, with 30 years experience in the oil and gas sectors, has been stationed in Australia since 2008…

Montrose topsides under construction

Mar 21, 2013

Heerema Fabrication Group’s Zwijndrecht yard in the Netherlands officially started the construction of the integrated production Montrose BLP (bridge linked platform) topsides for client Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Ltd., the company announced on 21 March 2013…

Wärtsilä to set up Brazilian plant

Mar 18, 2013

Wärtsilä will set up a new fully-owned manufacturing facility in Brazil to meet the increasing market demand, particularly in the offshore market. Wärtsilä’s investment in the new facilities is approximately EUR 20 million.Wärtsilä Auxpac…

Energy Skills Challenge Fund helps train subsea divers

Mar 14, 2013

The Underwater Centre gains funding for 15 more trainees The Underwater Centre awarded further £130,000 to train a further 15 divers The Underwater Centre in Fort William has been awarded a further £130,000 as part of a major initiative…

Major North Sea wins for EMAS

Mar 14, 2013

The subsea services division of global offshore contractor EMAS has won two major contracts offshore Norway.EMAS AMC has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract, valued at approximately US$165 million…

Kvaerner inked for Hebron project

Mar 12, 2013

ExxonMobil Canada Properties has released the option for Kvaerner's joint venture company Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors to provide the full scope of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Hebron Project gravity based structure (GBS)…

Siemens to supply 80 wind turbines in German North Sea

Mar 01, 2013

In February 2013, Siemens was awarded an order by Germany's wpd group to supply and install 80 wind turbines for the Butendiek offshore wind power plant off Germany's North Sea coast. When it comes online in 2015, the wind power plant's total…

Centrica's York starts flowing

Mar 01, 2013

Centrica Energy has started production on its southern North Sea York gas field.The York Platform (Image: Centrica)The field, 100% owned by Centrica Energy Upstream, is being produced by a normally unmanned installation and is expected to produce about 120mmscf/d of gas at its peak…

Technip to work with Russia's Rostec

Mar 01, 2013

Technip announces that it has signed two agreements with State Corporation Russian Technologies (Rostec) during the official meeting between François Hollande, President of the French Republic, and Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation…

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