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Euronav Sells VLCC for FPSO Conversion

Aug 07, 2019

Belgium-based crude oil tanker company Euronav NV has sold its oldest very large crude carrier (VLCC) for conversion into a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.The ship owner announced that its subsidiary Euronav Luxembourg has sold the VLCC vessel VK Eddie (2005 – 305,261 dwt) to a global supplier and operator of offshore floating platforms.A capital gain on the sale of approximately USD 14…

Heavy Lift Jack-up Apollo Refit Completed

Jun 05, 2019

DEME Offshore’s newest heavy-lift jack-up Apollo has recently completed a one-month conversion project at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) that included the installation of a moon pool on the main deck.According to DSDu, the technical demands…

Wilson Sons Vessel Converted in Brazil

May 13, 2019

A platform supply vessel (PSV) owned and operated by Wilson Sons UltraTug Offshore has been converted to a shallow dive support vessel (SDSV) for a Petrobras job offshore Brazil.The vessel, Fulmar, needed an upgrade from DP1 to DP2 Class notation…

Østensjø Rederi Sells Edda Fonn

Apr 03, 2019

Norway’s Østensjø Rederi has outfitted the offshore support vessel (OSV) MV Edda Fonn, getting it ready for the delivery to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN).The converted diving and hydrographic support vessel has started her journey from Norway to Auckland…

BP's Tortue/Ahmeyim FLNG Project Pushes Ahead

Dec 17, 2018

Golar LNG Limited announced Monday that it has received a Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) from BP Mauritania Investments Ltd and BP Senegal Investments Ltd, in their capacity as block operators, in respect of the provision of a Floating Liquefaction…

DP Upgrade for Saipem 7000

Nov 19, 2018

One of the world's largest semi-submersible crane and pipelaying vessels has arrived in the Netherlands for an extensive six-month upgrade.The Saipem 7000 is in Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) for a dynamic positioning system overhaul to meet…

Aoka Mizu FPSO Needs Extra Repairs

Nov 13, 2018

The floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit Aoka Mizu's planned stop in Algeciras, Spain will be extended for additional repair work, said U.K. based Hurricane Energy.The FPSO, which will be used at Hurricane's Early Production…

Keppel to Upgrade KrisEnergy Production Barge

Nov 09, 2018

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine said its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard has secured a contract worth about S$30 million (US$21.8 million) for the modification and upgrading of a production barge for SJ Production Barge Ltd, a wholly…

Stena Drilling Rig Gets an Engine Overhaul

Oct 29, 2018

The first phase of a new diesel engine maintenance and service program has been completed for vessels owned by international drilling contractors Stena Drilling, power specialist Royston said.Work on the Wartsila 16v25 No.3 generator on board…

Sembcorp Marine, Teekay Offshore Pact on Petrojarl Varg FPSO

Oct 22, 2018

Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine,  has signed an agreement with Varg L.L.C., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teekay Offshore Partners L.P., for engineering, procurement and construction works related to the modification…

LNG Investment Set to Grow

Oct 18, 2018

Following years in the pricing doldrums, LNG is hot again, with business prospects for floating production and regasification looking strong through 2023. We talk to Jim McCaul of International Maritime Associates (IMA) for his insights, as…

Sentinel Marine Adds a Secondhand PSV

Oct 18, 2018

Aberdeen-based offshore support vessel operator Sentinel Marine said it has purchased a multi-role ship from a Canadian seller.The 1997-built Scotian Sentinel (formerly Scotian Sea) is currently in dry-dock for upgrades and is expected to enter…

Stena Drillship Set for High-tech Upgrade

Oct 16, 2018

Stena Drilling has contracted Kongsberg Maritime to deliver a complete upgrade of its systems aboard the Stena Carron, a harsh environment dynamically positioned DP Class 3 drillship capable of drilling in water depths up to 10,000ft. Stena…

Hurricane FPSO Leaves Dubai After Upgrade, Shetlands First Oil Seen in H1

Oct 15, 2018

The Aoka Mizu floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel ordered by Hurricane Energy has left Dubai following a series of upgrades, the company said, another milestone for the group as it seeks to extract so-called fractured basement oil in Britain…

Hydra Preparing for Offshore Upturn

Sep 19, 2018

Offshore and subsea construction company Hydra said it has entered into the saturation diving market in anticipation of an offshore oil and gas sector rebound.Trevor Davis, president and CEO of the Texas-based company, said Hydra has converted…

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