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CIMC mates latest Frigstad ultra-deepwater rig

Mar 31, 2016

Frigstad Kristiansand, the second ultra-deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig build by CIMC Raffles for Frigstad, completed mating in Yantai Shipyard, China, yesterday. As one of the deepest operating and drilling semisubmersible rigs…

ABB software for Ultra Deep Solutions' newbuilds

Feb 01, 2016

Power and automation firm ABB is to provide software for three newbuild deepwater subsea construction vessels being built by new company Ultra Deep Solutions. Ultra Deep Solutions was set up in 2014, by industry veteran Sheldon Hutton…

Triyards bags US$45.5 million in contracts

Dec 17, 2015

Triyards inked a string of contracts worth US$45.5 million. One of the newly minted contracts will see the group construct its scientific research vessel for new client Taiwan Ocean Research Institute, National Applied Research Laboratories (TORI)…

Ice-breaker for Sakhalin takes shape

Dec 17, 2015

Work on a new ice-breaker which will work for Sovcomflot in the Sakhalin-2 project has started at the Arctech Helsinki shipyard with a festive keel laying. The vessel is the first of four icebreaking sister ships Sovcomflot has ordered…

Transocean delays 2 Shell newbuilds

Oct 26, 2015

Transocean has chosen to delay the operating and delivery contracts for two newbuild ultra-deepwater drillships by 12 months, the company announced on 26 October. Transcocean, working with its customer, Shell, and the shipyard, Daewoo…

INPEX's Ichthys CPF launched

Sep 24, 2015

Japan's INPEX has launched the central processing facility (CPF) for its US$34 billion Ichthys LNG Project offshore Australia. The CPF, billed as the world's largest semisubmersible by INPEX, was launched from Samsung Heavy Industries' offshore floating dock in Geoje…

Technip bags Libra FPSO topsides contract

Jun 30, 2015

Technip has won the contract to provide detailed engineering and procurement services for the topsides of what will become a floating production and offloading (FPSO) for Brazil's multi-billion barrel pre-salt Libra field. The FPSO, which will be a conversion from a shuttle tanker…

MacGregor cranes for seabed miner

Apr 21, 2015

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd. for two subsea knuckle boom cranes to be installed on the world's first seabed mining vessel.  Delivery of the cranes is scheduled for 1Q 2017.  The…

Gulf of Guinea fleet upgrade

Apr 09, 2015

Africa-focused proprietary investment firm L.A.T. Cleveson (LATC) signed an order with Damen Shipyards Group for two PSV 3300 platform supply vessels and two FCS 5009 fast supplier vessels. This order will bring next generation Damen…

Noryards building Boa eco-friendly vessel

Mar 12, 2015

Noryards is taking on a US$89 million Boa Offshore contract to build an eco-friendly inspection maintenance and repair (IMR) vessel for the Norwegian ship-owner and operator. The Boa Bison. From Boa.   The…

North Dragon semisub completed

Jan 22, 2015

China’s CIMC Raffles completed its first Arctic-operable semisubmersible for client North Sea Rigs at its Yantai yard, the company announced on 19 January. CIMC Raffles designed the semisub together with Global Maritime. The North Dragon…

Pieter Schelte arrives in Rotterdam

Jan 08, 2015

A unique and long-awaited sight arrived at one of Europe's busiest ports today - Allseas' 382m-long, 124m-wide platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay mega-vessel Pieter Schelte. The giant €2.2billion, twin-hull vessel left…

Vard to build CSV for Farstad/Technip

Dec 17, 2014

Norway-based ship builder Vard is to design and build a new offshore subsea construction vessel for fellow-Norwegian firm Farstad Shipping. The 98m-long, 21.5m-beam vessel will be of VARD 3 17 design has been developed especially for subsea and inspection…

Charting Norwegian shipbuilding

Dec 01, 2014

In 2005, Norway’s Ulstein Group introduced the X-Bow to the market, a design feature that increases crew comfort onboard offshore vessels, while giving the opportunity to keep up speed in foul weather or the option of reduced fuel consumption…

Pieter Schelte starts maiden voyage

Nov 19, 2014

Allseas’ 382m-long, 124m-wide platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay mega-vessel Pieter Schelte is on its way to Europe after leaving Daewoo’s Okpo shipyard in South Korea 17 November. The Pieter Schelte will make short stops…

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