Marine News


IMCA Names Andy Seymour as Board Member

Jul 03, 2019

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has added Andy Seymour, global director of operational excellence at Fugro NV in the Netherlands, to its governing board.Seymour has a technical background coupled with financial, commercial and management expertise…

A new marine model required?

Feb 22, 2016

The protracted low price environment is pushing the offshore marine supply chain to breaking point. Rig managers, offshore support vessel (OSV) contractors and subsea vessel owners are trading at 60-70% discounts to 2013 highs and every week seems to usher in a new wave of profit warnings…

UXO guidance issued

Feb 10, 2016

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) has published essential guidelines for the management of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the marine environment. CIRIA’s report, entitled Assessment and management of…

BOEM, AASG to share insights

Jun 18, 2015

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Association of American State Geologists (AASG signed an agreement to foster interaction, cooperation and coordination on marine minerals and oil and gas resources on the outer continental shelf (OCS)…

Bentley touts SACS V5.7 benefits

Jan 28, 2015

Distributed offshore engineering users of SACS V5.7 are benefiting from the extended information mobility provided through the software’s integration with the ProjectWise project delivery solution as well as enhanced integration with both MOSES and AutoPIPE…

CGG creates multi-physics business line

Oct 09, 2014

CGG is launching its new business line, multi-physics effective 1 January 2015. The multi-physics business line will be established in the acquisition division and will build upon CGG’s strength in potential field and electromagnetic geophysical methods…

Wärtsilä and MAN Diesel & Turbo begin Hercules-2

Sep 22, 2014

Wärtsilä and MAN Diesel & Turbo are continuing with a new Hercules-2 project, pending approval under the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation. The Hercules-2 project is aimed at developing a fuel-flexible marine…

Proserv appoints senior management team

Aug 06, 2014

Proserv appoints two vice presidents to its senior management team. Paul Douglas has been promoted to the role of VP operations with Bruce Stuart joining Proserv as VP sales and business development for Europe and West Africa (EWA) from FMC Technologies…

Simplifying decommissioning

Aug 04, 2014

An ILT being placed inside a pile. IHC Handling Systems has a tool which may prove useful removing no longer required platform jackets. Elaine Maslin reports. Operators are finally…

Focusing on Europe

Aug 04, 2014

Cable laud sling production at Hendrik Veder Group in Rotterdam. Photo from Hendrik Veder Group.  Rotterdam-based Hendrik Veder Group moved into the fiber rope domain last year when it bought manufacturing firm G…

Bringing decommissioning to life

Aug 01, 2014

Sarah Parker Musarra examines decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico, and how these facilities can become fixtures in the surrounding marine life. Reef site High Island 389, in Galveston’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary…

Trending upward

Jul 25, 2014

Launched in 2010, CGG’s Oceanic Vega is a purpose-built high-capacity seismic vessel optimized for reduced noise and fuel consumption. It carries DNV-CLEAN notation for the lowest environmental impact. Photo from CGG…

UMG secures Blue Water Energy investment

Jul 16, 2014

United Arab Emirates-based subsea and offshore solution firm Unique Maritime Group (UMG) has secured investment from London-based private equity investor Blue Water Energy. The new partnership will allow UMG to accelerate its growth plans through additions to its rental fleet…

Gall Thomson opens UK tech center

Jun 24, 2014

Gall Thomson announced it has opened a state-of-the-art technology center in the UK. The center, which is part of the company’s ongoing growth strategy, will be used for the design, production, refurbishment and testing of marine breakaway couplings…

Joint venture agreement to boost Russian shipbuilding

Jun 18, 2014

Russian based Rosneft announced a joint venture agreement regarding implementation of vessel, drilling rig, and marine equipment construction and design projects that was signed at the 21st World Petroleum Congress on 16 June. The joint venture was entered by Rosneft…

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