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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…

Vroon orders 2 more PSVs

Jul 11, 2014

COSCO (Guang Dong) Shipyard Co. is going to build a further two platform supply vessels of the ULSTEIN PX121 design for Vroon Offshore Services, the Netherlands. Ulstein has entered into an agreement with COSCO on delivering ship design…

Damen secures 4xPSV orders

Jul 09, 2014

Atlantic Towing (USA) has selected newly-designed, ice-strengthened PSV 5000 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group to meet its 10-year offshore support contract with ExxonMobil Canada Properties and Hibernia Management and Development Company (HMDC)…

Nam Cheong secures AWB contract

Jun 23, 2014

Nam Cheong Ltd a global offshore marine company and Malaysia’s largest Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) builder announced today that it has sold two accommodation work barges (AWB) worth approximately US$84 million. The barges were sold to Perdana Petroleum Berhad…

Joint venture agreement to boost Russian shipbuilding

Jun 18, 2014

Russian based Rosneft announced a joint venture agreement regarding implementation of vessel, drilling rig, and marine equipment construction and design projects that was signed at the 21st World Petroleum Congress on 16 June. The joint venture was entered by Rosneft…

Crimean firm takes NorYards stake

May 29, 2014

Norwegian offshore services and shipbuilding firm Bergen Group and Calexco have finalized a deal which sees Bergen Group sell its majority interest in NorYards to Calexco.   NorYards is now 70% owned by Calexco, and 30 % by Bergen Group…

Kleven wins IMR order

May 26, 2014

Norwegian shipyard Kleven has signed a contract with Olympic Shipping for the building of an IMR vessel of MT 6021 MKII design. The contract value is around NOK450 million, and the vessel will be delivered from Kleven Verft in June 2015.  The…

Island Offshore orders Vard OSV

May 23, 2014

Norway's Vard Holdings Ltd. has secured a new contract with Island Offshore to build an offshore support vessel based on a Rolls-Royce design. The contract value is more than NOK1 billion (US$167.7 million). Delivery is scheduled from Vard Brevik in Norway in 2Q 2016…

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