Fabrication News


Total starts production from Myanmar field

May 02, 2017

Total has started production from the offshore Badamyar project, 220km south of Yangon, Myanmar. The project will enable an extension of the Yadana gas field’s 8 Bcm per year production plateau beyond 2020. The Badamyar project involved installing a new wellhead platform…

Fatalities on Total's Martin Linge project

May 01, 2017

Six people have been killed and more injured after a crane fell down in a South Korean shipyard at the site of Total's Martin Linge platform construction.  According to news agency Reuters, six people were killed in the accident and more than 20 injured…

Keppel on track to deliver Catcher FPSO

Apr 28, 2017

Keppel Shipyard says it is on track to deliver the Catcher floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to BW Catcher following a naming ceremony of the vessel today (28 April). BW Catcher - the 11th FPSO Keppel has delivered…

Vietnam to have first 3-leg TLP

Apr 27, 2017

Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiary Keppel FloaTEC has won a US$40 million contract for design and management support work on the first three-column tension leg wellhead platform. The contract, from PTSC Mechanical & Construction (PTSC M&C)…

Ophir secures FPSO off Malaysia

Feb 28, 2017

Ophir Production has contracted a vessel for its Ophir floating production field development offshore Malaysia.  The tanker Puteri Bangsa will be converted into the MTC Ledang floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit by Malaysian firm MTC Engineering for use on the Ophir field…

OWA launches JaCo project

Feb 22, 2017

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) announced its US$3 million (£2.4 million) Improved Fatigue Life of Welded Jacket Connections (JaCo) project, aiming to cut the cost of offshore wind by optimizing the design of jacket foundations…

HSM bags Borssele Alpha transformer platform contract

Feb 17, 2017

Dutch fabricator HSM Offshore has won a contract to construct the offshore transformer station for the huge 700 MW Borssele Alpha project offshore the Netherlands.  HSM also has an option for the contract to build a transformer station for the 700 MW Borssele Beta project…

Lamprell delivers latest NDC jackup

Feb 17, 2017

Rig builder and engineering firm Lamprell has delivered jackup drilling rig Al Hudairiyat for Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. (NDC), within budget and on schedule. The rig is the eighth of an order or nine jackup rigs for NDC and the…

BSEE inspects Hess' Stampede TLP

Feb 15, 2017

Hess Corp.’s Stampede tension leg platform moved one step closer to production Wednesday following completion of an initial pre-production inspection of its topsides by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) at the Kiewit shipyard in Ingleside…

P-66 FPSO en-route to Lula Sul, Brazil

Feb 07, 2017

The P-66 floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel is on its way to work on the Lula Sul field, in Brazil's Santos Basin, after being delivered by Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiary Keppel FELS Brasil SA's BrasFELS shipyard…

ASF bags TechnipFMC Visund fabrication work

Feb 06, 2017

TechnipFMC awareded Agility Subsea Fabrication (ASF) a contract for the fabrication of one integrated subsea manifold system for the Visund North field in the Norwegian Sea. The scope of work is a copy version of an earlier delivered fast track project…

Dynamic inks Aramco Arabian Gulf work

Jan 25, 2017

Dynamic Industries Saudi Arabia (Dynamic Saudi Arabia), headquartered in Al-Khobar KSA, and Houston-headquartered Dynamic Industries International (Dynamic International), have been awarded a major offshore project under their long-term agreement with Saudi Aramco…

New EVP for Kvaerner

Jan 13, 2017

Sturla Magnus has been appointed new executive vice president (EVP) for Structural Solutions and responsible for Kvaerner's yard at Verdal. He will start in his new position 1 April 2017 at the latest. Previous EVP of Structural Solutions…

Work starts to reinstate Kishorn yard

Jan 06, 2017

A redundant former oil and gas offshore structure fabrication yard on the west coast of Scotland is to be reinstated as a dry dock.  Kishorn's drydock, one of the largest in Europe at 160m-diameter, built the 610,000-tonne, concrete Ninian complex support structure…

Slim pickings

Jan 01, 2017

There are slim pickings for fabricators in oil and gas sector, but as Steve Hamlen reports offshore wind fabrication has given firms some sustenance. Dudgeon jacket. Photos from Sembmarine SLP…

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