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Harvey Gulf Converting Four PSVs for Lightering Support

Sep 14, 2020

Harvey Gulf International Marine is continuing its push to diversify, announcing on Monday its plan to convert four of its platform supply vessels (PSV) to be redeployed in the lightering support market.The four vessels will provide lightering services in California, Texas, Louisiana and Florida, said Shane Guidry, CEO of Harvey Gulf. “In this market, we will offer a larger vessel with newer equipment in order to provide a safer service…

Strategic Marine Acquires New Shipyard in Singapore

Feb 04, 2022

Strategic Marine announced it has completed the acquisition of a significantly larger shipbuilding facility in Singapore in a move intended to boost the company's shipbuilding capacity and product range.Strategic Marine has acquired the fixed…

Sinoocean Inks Spare Parts and Service Deal with Ulstein

Jan 24, 2022

Chinese state-owned offshore vessel owner Sinoocean Offshore Assets Management Limited has signed a deal with Ulstein Electrical Technology (UET) for the supply of spare parts and after-market services to Sinoocean’s fleetSinoocean holds a fleet of 58 rigs…

Drydocks World Completes Bokalift 2 Conversion

Dec 20, 2021

Dubai shipyard Drydocks World said it recently completed its latest conversion project for Dutch dredging and heavy lift company Boskalis.The former drillshipship, now a crane vessel named Bokalift 2, has been converted in preparation for carrying out a variety of offshore operations…

Wagenborg Converts PSV for W2W Operations

Mar 22, 2021

Wagenborg Offshore said it has taken its third walk-to-work (W2W) vessel into service. The converted Keizersborg is used as a standby vessel for inspection and maintenance of unmanned platforms in both Dutch and British waters of the southern North Sea…

Harvey Gulf Equipping Four More PSVs for Tri-fuel Ops

Oct 19, 2020

U.S. offshore support vessel company Harvey Gulf International has ordered Wärtsilä's energy storage system for four of its platform supply vessels.The order comes just after Harvey said in September it had completed an upgrade of its platform supply vessel Harvey Energy…

Harvey Gulf to Equip Eight More Vessels with Battery Systems

Sep 24, 2020

Harvey Gulf International Marine announced Thursday it will install 10 battery systems on board eight of its vessels as the U.S. based offshore vessel owner continues its efforts to transform its fleet for greener operations.Harvey Gulf said…

US Wind Farm Support Vessel Gets Bow Extension

Jul 27, 2020

A bow extension will allow Cape Henry Launch Services' workboat Delta Escape to push up against offshore wind turbines to support the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot program off Virginia Beach.Naval architecture and marine engineering firm DLBA…

Polarcus Seismic Vessel Refit Completed

Jan 30, 2020

Portugal’s Navalrocha shipyard said it has completed a multimillion-euro repair and refit project for Dubai-based marine geophysical company Polarcus.The drydock project which completed in January 2020 involved a broad package of work to the…

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…

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…

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