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Dutch duo on the move

Apr 01, 2012

The Dutch know a thing or two about lifting, transporting and installing offshore structures having for many years been in the vanguard of such activities around the world. Meg Chesshyre catches up with two leading exponents of the heavy lift art…

Perth presence expands

Apr 01, 2012

Asia Pacific has become the latest happy hunting ground for Bergen-headquartered construction vessel operator DOF Subsea, which already employs 220 professionals at its project management and engineering centre in Perth, Western Australia. Well established in the North Sea and Brazil…

Heading for the deeps

Mar 01, 2012

Saipem's new pipelay giant Castorone, currently under construction at Keppel shipyard in Singapore, will replace the veteran Castoro Sei as the contractor's flagship vessel for laying large diameter pipelines and serving the growing deep- and ultra-deepwater markets…

Coatings cut to a new cloth

Mar 01, 2012

Whether it's providing protection for kit in HP/HT environments, keeping corrosion at bay or defending vessels against fouling or iceberg damage, the offshore industry sure does ask a lot of its paint jobs nowadays.Jennifer Pallanich talks to…

ROVs: going for growth

Mar 01, 2012

Barely recognizable from the Gulf of Mexico saturation diving company that emerged from a three-way merger back in 1969, Oceaneering is today in fully fledged dynamic growth mode. In the US, Russell McCulley looks at the company's plans to…

Bourbon

Jan 10, 2012

French marine services provider Bourbon has established an new affiliate operation, Bourbon Baltic, in Saint Petersburg to optimize vessel crew recruitment. It is looking to recruit experienced Russian seafarers for its vessels serving the marine and offshore sectors worldwide.

Active heave compensation comes of age subsea

Jan 01, 2012

With 22 active heave compensated (AHC) cranes ranging from 10t to 250t currently operational on its vessels and another 17 on order, French offshore service provider Bourbon Subsea Services considers itself something of an authority on AHC crane capabilities…

Heavy lifter goes for growth

Nov 01, 2011

With a number of new vessels in the works and others just starting to make their presence felt in the market, Jumbo Offshore's recent announcement that it will build a new-generation K-Class heavylift vessel suggests there's still plenty of competitive juice in the offshore installation…

There's something about the seabed

Oct 01, 2011

Back from the SEG annual meeting in San Antonio, Andrew McBarnet detects stirrings in the market for ocean bed seismic services.Ten years ago when the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) held its annual meeting in San Antonio, the event…

Super-sizing for market success

Sep 01, 2011

The offshore yard of Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea will start cutting steel for Dockwise's new marine transportation super vessel in September. David Morgan reports.Previously referred to as ‘Type 0' but officially named as Dockwise Vanguard on 19 August…

The winds of change

Sep 01, 2011

Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) is anticipating a relatively quiet year or two for its vessels in the North Sea but, if the events of recent months are anything to go by, work from unexpected sources could yet turn that forecast on its head. David Morgan reports…

Stimulating work

Aug 01, 2011

Baker Hughes' latest fracturing and stimulation vessel, the Blue Tarpon, is designed for operations in the Lower Tertiary play of the Gulf of Mexico. Katie Jernigan takes a look at the newest addition to the Baker Hughes fleet. Chouest owns…

Sea change

Jul 07, 2011

The proliferation of modern specialist vessels serving just about every sector of the offshore oil & gas business has not gone unnoticed by traditional shipping industry equipment and service providers, as was plain to see at the 2011 Nor-Shipping event in Oslo late May…

Boskalis sells terminal activities to Lamnalco

Jul 01, 2011

On 1 July 2011, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announced that it reached an agreement with The Rezayat Group of Saudi Arabia (Rezayat) to sell SMIT’s terminal and AHTS transport activities to Lamnalco Ltd. (Lamnalco). Boskalis and Rezayat each own a 50% stake in Lamnalco…

Berthing the fledgling FLNG breed

Jun 08, 2011

With floating LNG facilities now widely acknowledged to be a key enabler for exploiting stranded gas reserves, Trelleborg Marine Systems' Simon Wilson offers some insights into the new design methodologies needed for integrated berthing and…

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