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First of new Vroon fleet launches

May 30, 2013

Vroon Offshore has announced the launch in China of the VOS Fabulous - the first of 10 new vessels being added to its fleet.  The VOS Fabulous is a 50m ERRV (emergency response and rescue vessel) and has been built at Nanjing East Star Shipyard…

Gryphon Alpha resumes production

May 29, 2013

Just under two and a half years after coming off station in a storm, Maersk Oil's Gryphon Alpha FPSO has been brought back on production. The vessel, stationed about 280km north east of Aberdeen in the North Sea, has undergone a major overhaul in dry dock…

The modern liftboat could be a jackup

May 23, 2013

Liftboats started as a concept in South Louisiana with the first-known liftboats conceived in Braithwaite. The technology was developed locally and has continued to improve. A liftboat is a self elevating, self-propelled vessel equipped with…

Evolution of a Fleet

May 23, 2013

Bourbon took delivery of the third vessel in its planned 10-vessel inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) fleet. The vessel, Bourbon Evolution 803, will operate in multi-service vessel (MSV) mode for subsea system service, off Malaysia…

Russian shipyard launches new Yantar research vessel

May 22, 2013

A new Russian oceanographic research vessel was launched at the JSC Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad, on the Baltic Sea. New research vessel in JSC Yantar Shipyard R/V Yantar is designed for deepwater research. The 107.8m-long vessel…

Mega projects on the horizon for the Pieter Schelte

May 22, 2013

After 20 years as an idea, the Pieter Schelte heavy-lift and pipelay vessel is getting close to winning its first work, with the North Sea its most likely first customer. Elaine Maslin shares a look.Big just got bigger, and what was once a dream is getting closer by the day to becoming reality…

EMGS extends Atlantic Guardian charter

May 22, 2013

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has entered into an agreement with North Sea Shipping to extend the charter hire period for the vessel Atlantic Guardian from September 1 2013 to March 1 2014. Furthermore, EMGS has agreed to charter…

Reeled pipelay vessel for ultra‐deepwater field developments

May 22, 2013

Reeled pipelay has normally been used in fully developed and matured offshore oil and gas field areas with close proximity to onshore support, onshore logistics, and with short offshore transit distance to onshore spoolbases for loading the pipeline stalks onto the reel…

Van Oord commissions Stingray, new shallow-water pipelay vessel

May 22, 2013

International contractor Van Oord is in the final stages of commissioning its first shallow-water pipelay vessel, Stingray, at the COSCO shipyard in Nantong, China. Meg Chesshyre spoke with Maurice de Kok, Van Oord Offshore’s area manager for offshore pipeline installation…

Finland suppliers offer manufacturing expertise for deepwater needs

May 21, 2013

The offshore market is becoming of increasing importance to Finnish suppliers, partly because of the current downturn in traditional shipbuilding orders. Finnish companies have a wealth of offshore-related niche expertise from ice management to automatic welding for shipyards…

Höegh LNG gets backing for Indonesia FSRU

May 21, 2013

Höegh LNG has received commitment letters from five international banks for a $299 million limited recourse facility for the financing of the LNG floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and mooring system to be located offshore Labuhan Maringgai…

Oceaneering picks up Burullus work

May 21, 2013

Oceaneering International has been subcontracted by Saipem to supply umbilicals for the Burullus West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) Phase IXa development offshore Egypt. The order is for 10 subsea production control umbilicals totaling approximately 84 kilometers (52…

Offshore winch haul for MacGregor

May 20, 2013

MacGregor offshore winches have been specified for 22 new anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTSVs) under construction at three Chinese shipyards for several international owners  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured new offshore winch contracts from three Chinese shipyards…

Gibdock completes WG Cook refit

May 20, 2013

Gilbralter-base shipyard Gibdock has completed a refit of the seismic vessel WG Cook for WesternGeco.  WG Cook is one of six 12-streamer 3D seismic ships delivered to the owner in 2010. The 19-day project was completed on time and with…

Hercules to divest inland fleet

May 20, 2013

Hercules Offshore, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of eleven inland barge rigs, which includes three active rigs, eight cold stacked rigs, and related assets ('Inland Asset Package') for cash proceeds of approximately $45 million…

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