Shipbuilding News

 

Qatar Books Chinese Shipyard Capacity in LNG Carrier Fleet Expansion Push

Apr 22, 2020

Qatari state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum has signed a deal to reserve LNG ship construction capacity in China in a deal potentially worth more than $3 billion.QP said that the reserved LNG carrier construction capacity would be used for QP’s future LNG carrier fleet requirements…

Vard to Build Taiwan-bound Offshore Wind Farm Vessel

Apr 17, 2020

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard has said it has won a contract to design and build a Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for Ta San Shang Marine.The news comes a day after Orsted confirmed it would charter a newbuild SOV from Ta San Shang - a JV between MOL and TTM - on a 15-year deal…

Ørsted to Charter First Ever Taiwan-Flagged SOV on 15-Year Deal

Apr 16, 2020

Danish offshore wind farm developer Ørsted has signed a 15-year contract with Ta San Shang Marine, chartering the shipping company to build the world's first-ever Taiwan-flagged service operation vessel (SOV) for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of Ørsted's Greater Changhua offshore wind farms…

Energean FPSO Hull Reaches Singapore. Yard Closed Due To COVID-19

Apr 15, 2020

The Mediterranean-focused oil and gas company Energean has said that the hull of its Energean Power FPSO has reached Singapore.The China-built hull is expected to be fitted with the topside modules built in Singapore at the Sembcorp Yard, before setting sail to the Karish offshore field in Israel…

OSV Powers Up for Deepwater Efficiency the Island Offshore Way

Apr 14, 2020

While facing the same challenging market conditions as offshore vessel owners and service companies worldwide, Norway’s Island Offshore recently broke free from the enforced conservatism of the E&P sector, by adding not just a new ship to its fleet…

Belov's New DSVs Commissioned

Mar 26, 2020

Two new dive support vessels (DSV) operated by Belov Engenharia Ltda. have completed class commissioning and are currently performing client acceptance testing for Petrobras.Built at Belov's own fabrication facility in Salvador, the newbuilds…

PaxOcean to Build Jack-up for Japanese Firm

Mar 03, 2020

PaxOcean, Singapore-based builder focused on offshore rigs, semi-submersibles and specialized offshore vessels, has signed a contract with Japanese general contractor Penta-Ocean Construction to construct a self-elevating platform (SEP) for use in the offshore wind sector in Japan…

SHI Wins $314M Orders for 3 Shuttle Tankers

Mar 02, 2020

South Korean shipyard giant Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has won a 361.1 billion won ($314.4 million) deal to build three shuttle tankers in Asia.The shipbuilder disclosed in a regulatory filing that Suezmax shuttle tankers will be delivered to the unnamed Asian shipper by July 2022…

OHT Launches Alfa Lift

Mar 01, 2020

Offshore Heavy Transport’s (OHT) new semi-submersible wind farm foundation installation vessel Alfa Lift reached yet another step forward towards delivery, with its first launching last week.The hull was launched into the water for the first time…

BS Offshore SOV Readies for Sea Trials

Feb 11, 2020

A service operations vessel (SOV), owned and operated by Bernhard Schulte Offshore, is undergoing final tests at Ulstein Verft’s shipyard in Norway in preparation for sea trials.'The Yard number 315 newbuild at Ulstein Verft, the Windea TBN for Bernhard Schulte…

Offshore Installation Ship Island Victory Delivered

Feb 07, 2020

Island Offshore took delivery of Island Victory, a new offshore installation vessel, at VARD Langsten today (Friday, February 7, 2020).Upon delivery the vessel will head straight into operation, spending a couple of weeks in the spot market…

Havyard Outsources Platform Supplier Work to Kleven

Feb 07, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel builder Havyard will outsource the construction of the Atlantic Harrier platform supply vessel to its compatriot yard Kleven, as delays with other projects have put a strain on Havyard’s Leirvik facility.The platform supplier was first ordered by Fafnir Offshore in 2014…

ICE Wins AIP for FPSO Hull Design

Feb 05, 2020

European naval architecture and marine engineering consultant International Contract Engineering (ICE) group was awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for its latest generic floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) hull design…

Kongsberg Sells Subsidiary Hydroid to HII

Feb 04, 2020

Kongsberg Maritime AS has signed an agreement to sell its underwater technology subsidiary company Hydroid, Inc. for $350 million to shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). In conjunction with the transaction, HII and Kongsberg Maritime…

Grupo R New Jack-up Rig Reaches Mexico

Jan 28, 2020

Mexican E&P company Grupo R has informed that its newbuild jack-up rig Cantarell III has arrived from Singapore to Mexico ahead of a new contract, which is set to start in March 2020.The Mexico’s energy services provider said in a press note that after a 45-day trip from Singapore…

Current News

North Sea Energy Firms Look Beyond UK After Tax Squeeze

North Sea Energy Firms Look Be

Sapura Ônix Heads to Atlanta Field to Install Subsea Equipment

Sapura Ônix Heads to Atlanta F

Prysmian Cements Partnership with Port of Middlesbrough with New Long-Term Deal

Prysmian Cements Partnership w

Gulfstream LNG Projects Receives FERC Approval to Start Pre-Filling Process

Gulfstream LNG Projects Receiv

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News

Offshore Engineer Magazine