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MODEC Unveils New FPSO Designs

Aug 02, 2019

Japanese floating production specialist MODEC has developed a pair of next generation new build hull designs for floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels developed in partnership with Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding, targeting greater production and storage capacity.As a result of increases in required crude oil and gas production capacities, FPSO topsides have become bigger and heavier,…

Seacat Services Orders Crew Transfer Vessel

Jul 30, 2019

Offshore support vessel operator Seacat Services has taken up its option to build a second multimillion-dollar Chartwell 24 catamaran for the offshore wind sector. Seacat Rainbow, designed by pioneer in next generation vessel design, Chartwell Marine…

New Vessels Up Security Offshore Nigeria

Jul 23, 2019

A pair of new patrol vessels have been delivered to boost the security presence for offshore operations off the coast of Nigeria.The Netherlands based Damen Shipyards Group said on Tuesday it has handed over two Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3307…

Bourbon Aims to Step Up Crew Boat Comfort

Jul 16, 2019

Offshore personnel transport provider Bourbon Mobility said it is proposing services inspired by the aviation industry for its customers.The company has called on the expertise of the PEUGEOT Design Lab for the design of new cabins developed in a range of three comfort levels: Business Class…

Brazil Searches Sembcorp Yard in Graft Probe

Jul 03, 2019

Singaporean rig builder Sembcorp Marine said on Wednesday that authorities had searched its shipyard in Brazil as part of a graft investigation, sending its shares lower and underlining the staying power of Brazil's ongoing 'Car Wash' corruption probe…

GEO's Twin PSVs Named in Norway

Jul 03, 2019

Norwegian offshore supply vessel provider Golden Energy Offshore (GEO) named two platform supply vessels (PSVs).The company's CEO Per Ivar Fagervoll said that the sister vessels Energy Empress and Energy Duchess were named on 29 June 2019. The…

Guyana's First FPSO Named Liza Destiny

Jun 27, 2019

Dutch-based global group SBM Offshore said that its FPSO, Liza Destiny, destined for ExxonMobil’s Liza field in Guyana, was named at Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.“This is a very special vessel, which will be the first to operate offshore Guyana…

New Cable Layer to Feature Seawater Cooling

Jun 25, 2019

Norwegian VARD will incorporate a hull-integrated seawater cooling system for a cable laying vessel the shipbuilder is designing and constructing for energy and telecom cable systems firm Prysmian Group.Ålesund-based Hydroniq Coolers – formerly…

Damen Building an FCS 7011 in Antalya

Jun 24, 2019

Two and a half years on from the genesis of the FCS 7011 concept in response to extensive feedback from the offshore energy sector, the build of the first of this design has begun at Damen Shipyards Antalya, Turkey. The milestone was marked by a traditional keel-laying ceremony held at the yard…

​Sverre Farstad Picks Up Blue King PSV

Jun 21, 2019

The new ship owning company Sverre Farstad & Co has taken ownership of a 2016-built platform supply vessel (PSV), marking a return for the Farstad name in the Norwegian offshore sector.Farstad was one of the parties behind the June 2017 three-way merger of Norwegian ship owners Solstad Offshore…

Modec Signs LOI for FPSO with Petrobras

Jun 21, 2019

MODEC Inc. received a letter of intent (LOI) from Petróleo Brasileiro for the supply, charter, and operations of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Búzios field.The firm time charter period of the contract is 21 years…

Wight Shipyard Breaks Into Offshore Wind

Jun 19, 2019

A UK shipbuilder known for building high-speed ferries aims to enter the offshore wind market with a new line of wind farm support vessels (WFSV).Wight Shipyard Co (WSC) said its Vortisea brand of vessels, designed in collaboration with Australian naval architect Incat Crowther…

Atlantic Towing Buys Norwegian-built PSV

Jun 17, 2019

Canadian-based Atlantic Towing Limited said it has entered into a contract with Norwegian builder Havyard Ship Technology for the purchase of a Havyard 833 WE platform supply vessel (PSV), the Atlantic Harrier, for delivery in April 2020.Designed and built by Havyard Ship Technology…

Sailaway for Deepsea Yantai

Jun 14, 2019

Deepsea Yantai, a newbuild semi-submersible drilling rig destined for operations in Norway, has been launched in China.On June 12, the naming ceremony for the semi-submersible drilling rig, designed and built by CIMC Raffles, was held in Yantai Yard…

DSME, DNV GL Pact for Joint Projects

Jun 13, 2019

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and DNV GL have signed a framework agreement which will see them cooperate on joint development projects (JDPs) for future technologies in the shipbuilding and offshore plant industries…

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