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Upgrading Offshore Rig DP Systems Could Cut CO2 Emissions by 5,000t a Year, ADC Energy Says

Oct 25, 2021

ADC Energy, an Aberdeen-based offshore rig inspection firm, has announced the completion of a trial with 'a major rig owner' that found that an upgrade to Dynamically Positioned (DP) rigs power systems can reduce carbon emissions by nearly 5…

Robert Allan Ltd. Unveils Methanol-fueled CTV Design

Oct 05, 2021

Canadian naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd. has unveiled a methanol-fueled RAptor 2400 crew transfer vessel (CTV), bringing the offshore wind industry closer to eliminating carbon emissions from the supply chain.As a marine fuel, methanol…

Vard Electro to Install Hybrid Battery on Atlantic Towing's Platform Supplier

Jul 13, 2021

Marine electrical systems supplier Vard Electro will equip Atlantic Towing's platform supply vessel Atlantic Shrike with a hybrid battery power system.'Atlantic Towing is the first company to implement this multiple mode application of battery…

Decarbonizing Offshore Drilling: FUELSAVE Pens Deal with Seadrill

Jul 13, 2021

Germany-based 'cleantech' provider FUELSAVE has signed a contract with offshore drilling company Seadrill to deploy its advanced combustion conditioning technology on Seadrill's drillship.The technology promises to reduce primary fuel oil consumption and cut Co2 and GHG emissions from the rig…

Exxon Loses Board Seats to Activist Hedge Fund in Landmark Climate Vote

May 27, 2021

A tiny hedge fund dealt a major blow to Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday, unseating at least two board members in a bid to force the company's leadership to reckon with the risk of failing to adjust its business strategy to match global efforts to combat climate change…

Royston Wraps Engine Overhaul on Stena DrillMAX Drillship

Apr 19, 2021

Marine engineering and propulsion company Royston has said it has recently completed engine overhaul work onboard Stena Drilling's drillship Stena DrillMAX, ahead of the rig's departure for work in Guyana.'Work on the 228m length ‘Stena DrillMAX’ saw a 48…

Activist Investor Seeks to Remove Ex-CEOs of IBM, Petronas, Caterpillar, MetLife from ExxonMobil Board

Mar 16, 2021

The activist investor leading a proxy fight to reshape Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday named the four directors it wants shareholders to remove at the oil company's upcoming annual general meeting.The investor, Engine No. 1, is a small fund that last year took on the top U…

Wärtsilä Helps Siem Offshore Cut Emissions, Fuel Consumption

Feb 11, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Siem Offshore has tapped Finnish maritime technology firm Wärtsilä to help it cut emissions and fuel consumption aboard two well intervention vessels.The two vessels, the Siem Helix 1 and Siem Helix 2, each operate with eight Wärtsilä 32 engines…

Cummins QSK95s: Big Electric Power for Conversion of Ariake to FPSO

Feb 10, 2021

Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels are essential tools in the search for oil  in deeper waters, further from shore-based facilities. Typically, the large FPSO is stationary with a number of wells feeding oil into its holds…

Bluewater Taps Royston for FPSO Engine Overhaul

Feb 04, 2021

FPSO operator Bluewater Services signed a framework agreement with marine engineering and maintenance firm Royston for engine overhaul, repair, and associated services on two of its FPSOs.Under the agreement, Royston will carry out planned engine…

Former Petronas CEO Joins ExxonMobil Board

Feb 02, 2021

ExxonMobil added a new director to its board after months of investor pressure and the top U.S. oil producer on Tuesday also posted its first annual loss as a public company due to the COVID-19 pandemic hammering energy prices.Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin…

Shareholders Create Coalition to Pressure Exxon for Change

Jan 29, 2021

More than 135 investors managing more than $2 trillion are forming a coalition to push Exxon Mobil Corp into making sweeping changes including refreshing its board and focusing more on energy transition, people familiar with the matter said on Friday…

Wärtsilä Hybrid Upgrade for Østensjø Rederi Offshore Construction Vessels

Dec 14, 2020

Finnish maritime equipment specialist Wärtsilä has won a contract to provide its Hybrid Upgrade solution for retrofitting two offshore construction vessels owned by Norwegian operator Østensjø Rederi. The two ships, the ‘Edda Fauna’ and ‘Edda Flora’…

First Steel Cut for Jan De Nul's Offshore Installation Vessel Lez Alizés

Dec 07, 2020

The construction of Jan De Nul's new offshore crane vessel named Lez Alizés kicked off with a steel cutting ceremony last Friday at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. in China.Les Alizés, ordered in November 2019, will mainly be used for the construction of offshore wind farms…

Wärtsilä to Make CBO Flamengo Brazil's First PSV Fitted with a Battery Pack

Nov 11, 2020

Brazilian offshore support vessel operator CBO has tasked maritime equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä, based in Finland, to convert one of its offshore vessels to operate with hybrid propulsion. The vessel selected for the upgrade is the 2012-built platform supply vessel CBO Flamengo…

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