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Ocean Infinity to Buy MMT

Mar 02, 2021

US-based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity on Tuesday said it had agreed to acquire the Sweden-based subsea survey firm MMT.'Ocean Infinity and MMT are excited to announce an acquisition that brings together MMT’s deep…

MARKET: Why Don’t OSVs Get Scrapped?

Mar 01, 2021

The OSV sector will be reliant on a hitherto unseen amount of scrapping to balance the market, writes Gregory Brown, Associate Director – Offshore, Maritime Strategies InternationalThere is a consensus that an OSV market recovery will only be driven a supply side rationalization…

C-Innovation Invests in Covid-19 Mitigation on its Offshore Construction Vessels

Feb 26, 2021

Mako Industries signed an agreement with C-Innovation to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 on its offshore construction vessels, beginning with the 168-m Island Venture. Mako uses Puradigm to combat air and surface contaminants safely in populated environments 24/7…

Solstad's PSV, AHTS Secure Australia Contracts

Feb 26, 2021

Solstad Offshore, a Norway-based offshore vessel operator, on Friday said it had won contracts for the vessels Normand Ranger and Far Seeker in Australia.The Normand Seeker, a large AHTS, has been awarded a contract in Australia with the start slated for the second quarter of 2021…

AqualisBraemar Takes Care of Petrobras Shuttle Tankers' DP

Feb 25, 2021

Brazilian national oil company Petrobras has hired AqualisBraemar to perform DP acceptance and annual trials for their DP shuttle tanker fleet operating in Brazil over the next three years.Under the contract, AqualisBraemar will carry out trials…

Report: Baker Hughes, 17 Other Firms Quit Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Project to Avoid Sanctions

Feb 25, 2021

Baker Hughes Co and AXA Group and 16 other companies recently quit work on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and will not be sanctioned, according to a document the Biden administration sent to Congress last week which was seen by Reuters…

Petrobras, SBM Offshore Sign LoI for Giant Búzios Field FPSO

Feb 25, 2021

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has signed a letter of intent with Dutch FPSO supplier SBM Offshore for the delivery of an FPSO to be deployed in the Búzios field in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.SBM Offshore will be responsible for the engineering…

Siem Offshore Wins W. Africa Deal for Subsea Construction Vessel 'Siem Spearfish'

Feb 24, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Siem Offshore has said it has secured a contract for its Siem Spearfish subsea construction vessel.The contract, with an unnamed client, is for 2 months firm, with extension options included.Under the contract…

First Ever Jones Act Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel to be Classed by ABS

Feb 24, 2021

Maritime and offshore classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will class the first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), seen as a key vessel for the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry…

Report: SBM Offshore Only Bidder for Petrobras' Mero 4 FPSO

Feb 24, 2021

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras received only one proposal, from Dutch SBM Offshore, in a bid to contract construction of the Mero 4 oil platform [FPSO] in the Santos Basin pre-salt, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters…

CWind's Next-Gen Offshore Wind Crew Transfer Vessel Launched

Feb 23, 2021

CWind, offshore wind crew transfer specialist, on Tuesday announced the delivery of what it described as 'the world’s first hybrid-powered Surface Effect Ship (SES),' the CWind Pioneer crew transfer vessel.CWind said that the crew transfer vessel…

Vattenfall Awards Van Oord a 4-Year Offshore Wind Contract

Feb 22, 2021

Offshore wind developer Vattenfall has awarded the Dutch-based offshore installation contractor Van Oord a 4-year operations & maintenance (O&M) contract.Working through its MPI Offshore organization, Van Oord will provide jack-up and associated…

U.S. Designates Already Sanctioned Russian Ship as Helping to Build Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Feb 22, 2021

The Biden administration on Friday identified a Russian ship and a company it believes are helping to build the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but the entities had already been sanctioned by the Trump administration and the project's opponents in Congress said the move would do little to halt work on it…

GC Rieber Shipping Nets Extension for Polar Onyx, Sells Polar Queen Vessel

Feb 22, 2021

Norwegian shipowner GC Rieber Shipping has won a contract extension for its Polar Onyx vessel with DeepOcean. Separately, the company said Monday it had agreed to sell the Polar Queen vessel.'GC Rieber Shipping has agreed with DeepOcean BV to…

Siem Offshore's Siem Barracuda Nets 100-Day Offshore Wind Deal in Asia

Feb 19, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore and Seaway 7, the renewables business unit of Subsea 7, have entered into a contract for an offshore wind project in the Far East. Siem Offshore said that the project will utilize the offshore construction vessel 'Siem Barracuda'…

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