Offshore Vessels News - page 184


Wartsila wins Arctic design contract

Aug 07, 2014

A second confirmed design contract for Wärtsilä's new series of arctic platform supply vessels has been signed. This latest order is for a multi-purpose platform supply vessel (MPSV) being built by Tersan Shipyard in Turkey on behalf of US-based Tidewater Inc…

Sinopacific enters Mexican market

Aug 06, 2014

Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group has been contracted by Mexican shipping company Naviera Petrolera Integral to construct three SPP17A offshore support vessels (OSV), marking the Chinese company’s first foray into the Mexican market. The vessels…

LQ platform topsides arrive at Filanovsky field

Aug 05, 2014

The living quarters platform (LQP-1) topside for the Vladimir Filanovsky field has arrived at its north Caspian Sea destination from Krasnye Barrikady shipyard in Russia’s Astrakhan region, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) announced on 5 August…

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…

Liftboat used for geotechnical work off US Atlantic coast

Aug 01, 2014

The Inez H. Eymard lift boat. Photo from Nick Welz, Tetra Tech Inc. Dominion Virginia Power is using L/B Inez H. Eymard for geotechnical site work this summer. Throughout July…

Rosneft deals beat EU sanctions

Aug 01, 2014

Rosneft and North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (NADL) executed multiple long-term offshore drilling contracts at the end of July, just before the newest round of European Union (EU) and US-issued sanctions were enacted. Rosneft committed to six offshore drilling units until 2022…

Offshore people power

Aug 01, 2014

iPS’ Nick Spies. Demand for qualified and experienced personnel is strong on a global basis—especially in offshore renewables. The industry is relatively new and it has also…

Making light work in heavy lifting

Aug 01, 2014

The Rambiz 3000 carrying Wintershall’s L6-B mono-tower platform. Image from Scaldis.  Belgian and Dutch contractors have taken minimal facilities to the next level by installing a mono-tower platform and its foundations together…

Big gets bigger - and more capable

Aug 01, 2014

Frank Verhoeven  Boskalis is eyeing an increasing role in offshore oil and gas and renewables projects—including the potential to dry dock floating production vessels at sea. Elaine Maslin found out more…

Stepping-up decommissioning

Aug 01, 2014

New specialist vessels have the potential to change the face of the decommissioning sector, but will they solve all the issues activity in this area continues to face? Alan Clifton takes a look. The Pieter Schelte…

Colloquy: Marine noise

Aug 01, 2014

Underwater noise is recognized as an adverse environmental stress and must be addressed in environmental impact assessments (EIAs). Companies have stepped forward with 3D acoustic modeling and measurement systems as countries develop…

TGS to conduct new multi-client surveys off Australia, West of Shetland

Jul 31, 2014

TGS announced it will conduct three new multi-client surveys; a 3D survey offshore Australia, a 2D survey offshore New Zealand and a 3D survey in the West of Shetland region. Nerites Season 2 is the largest 3D survey TGS has acquired to date in the Asia Pacific region and will cover 13…

Indonesia orders world's first CNG carrier

Jul 31, 2014

Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia's state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN) has contracted with Qingdao Wuchuan Heavy Industry’s shipyard in northern China to build the world's first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier…

Heave compensation improves offshore lifting operations

Jul 30, 2014

In addition to allowing cranes to work safely and effectively in harsh conditions, heave compensation reduces the effect of resonance on the subsea load. Photo from Huisman. Accurately…

Dolphin takes delivery of 7-Oceans seismic vessel

Jul 29, 2014

Norway's Dolphin Geophysical has taken delivery of 7-Oceans, the first of three new-build seismic guard vessels. The naming ceremony of the 7-Oceans took place in Maaskant Shipyard, Stellendam, South Holland, on 25 July 2014. The 370tonne ship is 35m x 9m and is flagged in Panama…

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