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ABS awards AIP for HHI drillship

Jan 22, 2015

ABS awarded approval in principle (AIP) for Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) next-generation HD12000 heavy duty, wide beam drillship design. The drillship, which can accommodate a 20,000-psi blowout preventer system, has been designed in full…

UKCS offshore shipping tax warning

Jan 21, 2015

International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says companies in the offshore maritime sector could be among those hit by a 25% Diverted Profits Tax (DPT) charge under draft UK legislation scheduled to enter force in April 2015…

PetroRio acquires Shell Brazil fields

Jan 20, 2015

Brazil’s PetroRio is acquiring 80% interest in the Bijupirá and Salema fields, offshore Brazil from Shell Brasil Petróleo. Image of the Fluminense FPSO. From Modec.   The Bijupirá and Salema fields are located in the Campos basin…

Bourbon orders three FMC ROVs

Jan 20, 2015

French vessel operator Bourbon has commissioned three new next-generation heavy duty work ROVs (remote operated vehicles) designed by FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics. Capable of operating at depths of up to 3000m, the units will be deployed on multi-purpose support vessels (MPSV)…

CNIM gets Petrofac contract

Jan 19, 2015

Petrofac awarded CNIMa contract to design, build and commission a cooling system consisting of two custom-made absorption chillers to be installed aboard Petrofac’s new JSD6000 deepwater derrick lay vessel. The JSD6000 will be available in 2017…

Det norske bringing Viper-Kobra to life

Jan 16, 2015

Det norske is planning a US$238 million development for the Viper-Kobra fields near Alvheim in production license (PL) 203, in the central North Sea, off Norway. Map of Alvheim field. From Det norske…

DEME orders two new vessels

Jan 16, 2015

Belgian dredging, engineering and environmental group DEME has ordered two new vessels to serve the offshore energy market. Shipyards La Naval in Spain and Uljanik in Croatia will build the multipurpose vessel Living Stone and the self-propelled jackup Apollo…

Ulstein to build two offshore wind SOVs

Jan 15, 2015

Germany-based Bernhard Schulte awarded Ulstein Verft a ship building contract for two offshore wind service operation vessels (SOVs). Image from Ulstein. The SOVs are of the Ulstein SX175…

Saipem 7000 receives J-Lay tower

Jan 15, 2015

Fairmount Marine’s Fairmount Expedition tug delivered the biggest component of the 120m high J-Lay tower for one of the world’s biggest crane vessels, Saipem 7000, offshore Burgas, Bulgaria. The tower component was loaded on Saipem’s cargo barge S42…

Vroon launches new MPSVs

Jan 15, 2015

Vroon recently implemented two new multi-purpose platform-supply vessels (MPSVs).  The vessels, known as the VOS Primrose and VOS Prince, were launched on 10 Janurary and 11 Janurary 2015.  These vessels are the third and fourth additions to a series of 10 sister vessels…

Ocean Rig to receive financing for new drillship

Jan 15, 2015

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. announced on 15 January 2015 that it has received commitments from lenders for a syndicated secured term loan designed to partially finance the construction costs of the Ocean Rig Apollo. The facility amount is for the…

Maritime Construction orders first ice-class vessel

Jan 15, 2015

Luxembourg-based Maritime Construction Services’ subsidiary New Orient Marine awarded Keppel Singmarine a US$200 million contract to build an ice-class multi-purpose vessel. The ice-class vessel will be designed to operate in temperature…

Shell charters Ocean Alliance

Jan 14, 2015

Oceaneering International entered into a two-year, multi-service vessel charter agreement with Shell for use of the Ocean Alliance in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) commencing January 1, 2015. The Ocean Alliance is a US-flagged vessel built in 2010…

MSC launches MSC Oscar

Jan 14, 2015

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) launched its newest vessel, the MSC Oscar.  The MSC Oscar. From MSC.   The MSC Oscar has a 19,224 TEU capacity and is the largest container vessel ever built in regards to TEU capacity…

LMC in US$110 Jurong Brazil contract

Jan 14, 2015

Singapore’s Jurong Shipyard awarded Ezra Holding subsidiary London Marine Consultants (LMC), a contract to supply an external turret mooring system for the Libra field’s extended well test (EWT) FPSO vessel. The Libra oil field is a large…

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