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Yinson Buys Ezion

Apr 02, 2019

Singapore's ailing offshore and marine firm Ezion Holdings (EHL) has found a saviour in Malaysian-listed Yinson Holdings, the world's sixth largest floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) operator.Yinson Eden Pte Ltd (YEPL) made…

Ocean Geo-Frontier Tallies Survey Contract

Apr 01, 2019

New joint venture company Ocean Geo-Frontier (OGF) on Monday signed a consignment service agreement with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) for geophysical surveys to be conducted by a three-dimensional geophysical survey vessel…

Solstad PSV Wins Shell Contract

Mar 31, 2019

Norwegian offshore service and supply ship Shipping company Solstad Offshore has signed a contract with Brasil Petroleo Ltda (Shell)  for the platform supply vessel (PSV) Normand Starling.The Skudeneshavn-headquartered company said in a press…

Bibby WaveMaster Horizon Launched

Mar 29, 2019

A second service operations vessel for Bibby Marine Services has been launched and christened during a ceremony at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, the shipbuilder announced Friday.The new vessel, Bibby WaveMaster Horizon, will begin maintenance…

Maersk Ditches Offshore Services Sale

Mar 29, 2019

A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Friday it had abandoned plans to sell its offshore services business, blaming tough market conditions for the blow to the Danish conglomerate's attempts to focus entirely on its transport and logistics business.'This disturbs the tale they started to tell in 2016…

Prosafe Bags Mediterranean Sea Job

Mar 29, 2019

European owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation vessels Prosafe has won a contract to provide a ship to support offshore activities in the Central Mediterranean Sea.Prosafe, acting as commercial managers for the Axis Offshore-owned accommodation vessel Safe Swift…

BOEM Forges Offshore Wind Alliance

Mar 28, 2019

NOAA Fisheries, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) signed a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).According to an official release, the MoU brings local and regional fishing…

Fred. Olsen Ocean Buys Stake in UWL

Mar 28, 2019

Fred. Olsen Ocean (FOO) has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% ownership in United Wind Logistics GmbH (UWL) through the contribution of new equity in the amount of EUR 12 million.The ownership split in UWL will be FOO 50.0 %, United Shipping Group GmbH 37…

Sonangol Drillship Delivered

Mar 27, 2019

Angola state oil company Sonangol has taken delivery of Libongos, the first of two new drillships built by Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering (DSME).The new seventh-generation drillship, christened March 21 in Busan, is capable of operating in deep…

Van Oord, SGRE Win Windpark Fryslân Job

Mar 26, 2019

The consortium of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has signed a conditional contract to build the Windpark Fryslân nearshore wind farm in the Netherlands.The large-scale nearshore wind farm is to be built in the Frisian part of the IJsselmeer in the Netherlands to Zuiderzeewind…

First Condensate Cargo Shipped from Prelude

Mar 25, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday said it had shipped the first condensate cargo from its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project off northwestern Australia over the weekend.'We can confirm that the first shipment of condensate has sailed from the Shell-operated Prelude FLNG facility…

TÜV NORD to Certify SGRE

Mar 25, 2019

German technical service provider TÜV NORD announced  that it had won a contract from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to certify one of the largest offshore wind turbines in the world.The first of these new 10 MW turbines are expected to be ready for the market in 2022…

First Ever ‘DP Digital Survey’

Mar 21, 2019

A team of industry partners say they have successfully tested a new solution for dynamic positioning (DP) system performance and redundancy audits – an industry first.Developed by Norway's Kongsberg Maritime in collaboration with offshore service…

Engine Overhaul for OSV Seven Atlantic

Mar 19, 2019

One of the world's most advanced diving support vessels has undergone a comprehensive power plant refurbishment and maintenance program.Engineers undertook the 30,000 running hour major service on the generator engines on board the 140-meter-long Subsea 7 Seven Atlantic…

Pioneering Spirit Gets a Scrub Down

Mar 19, 2019

The world's largest vessel, Pioneering Spirit, received a robotic hull cleaning during a recent port call in Rotterdam.The Allseas owned multipurpose vessel, which is on a temporary break from Nord Stream 2 pipelaying activities, made a stop…

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