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Noble bullish, despite slowdown

Apr 18, 2014

A slowdown in 2014 drilling will be short-lived, according to Noble Corporation, which posted growing margins thanks to its expanding fleet, with another four units due for delivery by the end of 2014.  Noble’s chairman, president and CEO…

Maersk Valiant sails for GOM

Apr 16, 2014

Maersk Drilling’s second drillship, Maersk Valiant, has started its voyage to the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) today after being delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries' (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant (pictured) will…

Iceland adds to PSV fleet

Apr 15, 2014

Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard has signed a contract for the construction of a hybrid diesel-electric platform supply vessel (PSV) for Icelandic offshore shipping company Fafnir Offshore. The vessel (pictured), based on the new Havyard 833 WE ICE design…

NorYards wins AHTS deal

Apr 10, 2014

NorYards AS has signed a more than NOK650 million contract with NFDS 2 Offshore AS for outfitting and commissioning a new and modern anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS). The modern anchor handling vessel is a sister ship of the anchor…

Vard launches Canada subsidiary

Mar 18, 2014

Shipbuilding firm Vard has set up a new subsidiary for ship design, engineering and sales activities in Canada. Vard Marine Inc. is a ship design and marine engineering company providing solutions for offshore and specialized vessels such as offshore support…

Bergen Group ups offshore focus

Mar 07, 2014

Bergen Group has decided to accelerate the process of reducing the group's future involvement in the shipbuilding business in favor of a more dedicated focus on offshore related activities.   As a part of this process, Bergen Group…

Two new Ulstein PSVs ordered

Feb 25, 2014

ULSTEIN has announced shipbuilding contracts for two new platform supply vessels (PSVs) for its investmetn arm Blue Ship Invest. The vessels are of the PX121 design (pictured) and are scheduled for delivery from Ulstein Verft Q1 2015…

PROMAR orders 2 PSVs

Jan 31, 2014

Swiss vessel management firm PROMAR has ordered two platform supply vessels (PSV) from Damen Shipyards Group as it looks to expand its offshore fleet in the next five years. The first Damen PSV 3300 (pictured) will be delivered in February 2015…

Keppel lands S$150m contracts

Dec 16, 2013

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd's (Keppel O&M) subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) and Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd (Keppel Nantong) have secured five contracts worth about S$150 million in total. Keppel Shipyard's contracts are FPSO and FSO projects from Armada C7 Pte Ltd…

Russians and DSME sign yard MOU

Nov 15, 2013

Rosneft, Gazprombank, Sovcomflot and Korean shipbuilding company Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on key terms of cooperation to establish shipbuilding and industrial cluster in the southern part of Primorskiy Krai (Russian Far East)…

Bureau Veritas sets Arctic LNG standards

Sep 26, 2013

Bureau Veritas (BV) has responded to demand for safe LNG transportation in the Arctic regions by developing new, high-level tools to assess cargo sloshing in ice conditions. It has also developed a cutting-edge probabilistic method for assessing…

Super 116e construction begins

Aug 29, 2013

Jiangsu Yangzijiang Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd. (YZJOE) is ready to “strike steel” on the construction of a US$170million Le Tourneau Super 116E, self-elevating jackup for drilling in 350ft water depths. The detailed engineering phase has…

DSME to build Atwood drillship

Jul 24, 2013

DSME signed a contract on 25th June with Atwood Oceanics, a USA based ocean drilling company, for the construction of one drillship. This is the option of last year’s contract with a value of about US$570 million USD and it will be delivered at the end of 2015…

STX Offshore contract for Bestobel

Apr 03, 2013

Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group, has secured a major new contract with STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, based in South Korea, to supply globe and check valves for two LNG carriers, on behalf of Alpha Tankers. From its high precision manufacturing site in Sheffield…

Seadrill orders two new jackups

Mar 05, 2013

Seadrill has exercised fixed price options for the construction of two high specification jack-up drilling rigs at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co., Ltd. (DSIC Offshore) in China. The rigs are scheduled for delivery during the third and fourth quarter of 2015…

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