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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…

First modules ready for Petrobras FPSO

Nov 14, 2014

The Consórcio Tomé Ferrostaal (CTF) consortium of Rheinmetall International Engineering, and Brazilian company Tomé Engenharia, delivered two modules for the first of a series of six floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels to Brazilian national oil company Petrobras…

Korea looks to western engineering expertise

Sep 16, 2014

South Korea has become an international shipbuilding power-house – a name-plate for dozens of global mega-projects stretching from New Foundland to Australia.  What is described as “the largest fabrication facility in the world” is in…

Accommodation vessel design launched

Sep 08, 2014

A new London-based firm co-founded by the former CEO of Cobalt has launched a US$30 million 'flat pack' accomodation barge design for use by the extractive and construction industries, including offshore oil and gas companies.  The barge-based new design…

Havyard breaks into Brazil

Aug 29, 2014

Havyard is to deliver the ship design and equipment for four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels that are to be built and operated by the Brazilian shipping company and shipyard group Grupo CBO. The contract has been entered into by Havyard Design & Solutions…

Bureau Veritas gets Kaombo contract

Aug 22, 2014

Bureau Veritas has been awarded a contract by Saipem to provide classification and certification services for the two FPSOs destined for the Kaombo development offshore Angola.  The US$4 billion project for the FPSOs was awarded to Saipem by Total for the engineering…

Maersk Supply orders up to 6 supply vessels

Aug 13, 2014

COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., a subsidiary of COSCO Corporation's 51% owned subsidiary, COSCO Shipyard Group Co., has secured contracts worth more than US$470 million, excluding owner-furnished equipment, from Maersk Supply Service (part of the A…

Pieter Schelte: Bigger and better

Aug 04, 2014

The Pieter Schelte at Marine Engineering’s Korean yard.  Photo from Allseas. Work is lining up for Allseas’ mega-vessel the Pieter Schelte, which finally starts sea trials offshore Korea this summer…

Intervention allies

Aug 01, 2014

Sarah Parker Musarra spoke with FTO Services’ Vidar Sten-Halvorsen to learn more about the new Island Performer intervention vessel, a product of the joint venture between FMC Technologies and Edison Chouest Offshore. The Island Constructor…

Royal accolade tops record year

Aug 01, 2014

IHC Engineer Business’ Hi-Traq trenching system, launched in May. Photos from Royal IHC.  Elaine Maslin spoke to Bram Roelse, the CEO at Royal IHC—the new name for Dutch firm IHC Merwede. Last…

Kongsberg secures Chinese contracts

Jul 18, 2014

Kongsberg Maritime’s ‘Full Picture’ solution has been selected by Chinese and Korean shipbuilders for 13 advanced newbuild offshore vessels with a total value of NOK330 million. Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co. (DSIC), CIMC Raffles (CIMC)…

MacGregor inks multiple contracts

Jul 11, 2014

Macgregor, a Cargotec company, has secured contracts from Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysia-based international offshore oilfied services provider, to supply equipment for two projects that will be booked into the company’s Q2 2014 order intake…

Rotterdam to welcome Pieter Schelte

Jul 11, 2014

Allseas mega-vessel, the Pieter Schelte, is to be completed in the port of Rotterdam. Owner and designer Allseas and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed an agreement for the Pieter Schelte to arrive in Rotterdam, from Korea, where…

Ezra merges EMAS into EOC

Jul 11, 2014

Ezra Holdings has revealed plans to consolidate its offshore support services division, EMAS Marine, into its associated company, Olso Børs-listed EOC Limited. Once complete, the enlarged EOC Group would be one of the largest offshore support operators in Asia Pacific by asset value…

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