Offshore Engineering News - page 167

 

Lean Valemon hits the fast track

Aug 01, 2012

An impressive example of lean design and fast-track construction of a major offshore structure is now standing in 133m of water in the Norwegian North Sea. Adrian Cottrill looks at the technology-stretching jacket at the heart of Statoil's NKr20…

Lift-installation's latest benchmark

Aug 01, 2012

All the careful planning and refinement of the Valemon jacket design finally paid off on 18 June when the structure's record-breaking offshore lift-installation was completed. At 03.00 hours, the base of the 160m high steel frame finally touched the seabed…

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…

Dutch sector package deal

Aug 01, 2012

Just as its current workload was drawing to a close, the HSM Offshore yard picked up a substantial construction contract from GDF Suez E&P Nederland for the operator's Dutch sector L5 and D18 projects. Tenders included three (two x 1200te, one x 1800te) topsides plus jackets…

Mark Hutchinson appointed head of advanced engineering by the Xodus Group

Jul 19, 2012

Dr Mark Hutchinson has been appointed to the new position of head of advanced engineering by the Xodus Group and is tasked with promoting technical engineering excellence on the oil & gas consultancy’s projects. He joins from global…

Swire Oilfield Services

Jul 19, 2012

Swire Oilfield Services has officially opened two new plants in Brazil’s Macaé region. The first, a sling manufacturing facility, will produce a range of wire rope products including lifting sets for cargo carrying units (CCU) The second, a DNV 2…

Another Sakhalin GBS goes in

Jul 01, 2012

The concrete gravity-base structure for Russia's Arkutun-Dagi field, part of the Exxon Neftegas-operated Sakhalin-1 development, was installed offshore northeast Sakhalin last month. Water depths in the area are around 35m. Construction of the…

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…

Line of sight

Jul 01, 2012

Maintaining a flowline that will operate smoothly following a shutdown means addressing a host of flow assurance challenges. The industry has typically approached the flow assurance question through chemical and mechanical means. Jennifer Pallanich…

Technip

Jun 26, 2012

Technip has entered into an agreement to acquire Stone & Webster process technologies and the associated oil and gas engineering capabilities from The Shaw Group for a cash consideration of approximately €225 million.

West Engineering Services

Jun 26, 2012

Newly acquired West Engineering Services joined the Lloyd’s Register stable on 1 May in a move the class society believes will secure its position as the premier independent risk-management organisation supporting the global offshore drilling industry…

Life on Mars

Jun 01, 2012

Galveston, Texas-based offshore living quarters and high blast/high fire rated shelters provider LoneStar Marine Shelters has been contracted by Shell Offshore to fabricate the 607 ton, 76 bed auxiliary living quarters for the Mars A expansion project in the Gulf of Mexico…

Making the irish sea connection

Jun 01, 2012

The newbuild DP3 ultra-deepwater multipurpose flex-lay subsea construction vessel Lewek Connector recently wrapped up her first working voyage in the Irish Sea, laying two power cables and a fibre optic cable for the final phase of EirGrid's East-West Interconnector project…

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