Category archives for: Offshore News

Image of the Day: GDI’s Dukhan Standing Tall

Image of the Day: GDI’s Dukhan Standing Tall

The image depicts jack-up rig Dukhan, delivered last month to Gulf Drilling International Ltd. (GDI) of Qatar by its builder Keppel FELS Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine. Keppel FELS has secured a contract from GDI to build a repeat high-specification KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$227 million. As part […]

Triyards’ Liftboat Orderbook Filling Up

Triyards’ Liftboat Orderbook Filling Up

Triyards Holdings Limited, an offshore vessel fabrication and engineering solutions provider to the oil and gas (O&G) industry, has added another liftboat contract worth USD 50.5 million to its orderbook, the company announced in a release. The order for the new unit comes soon after TRIYARDS’ two other liftboat contracts worth USD 112 million in July, bringing the […]

Australian Maritime Unions to Appeal Court Visa Decision?

Australian Maritime Unions to Appeal Court Visa Decision?

  Australian maritime unions are considering an appeal to the full Federal Court in the wake of yesterday’s ruling of Justice Buchanan in favour of the Abbott Government’s decision covering workers in the offshore oil and gas sector. The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) took the Abbott Government to court […]

Petrobras Contracts Aker Wayfarer

Petrobras Contracts Aker Wayfarer

Aker Solutions’ subsidiary Aker Oilfield Services (AKOFS) has won a contract worth USD 465 million over five years from Petrobras to provide subsea intervention services offshore Brazil from the Aker Wayfarer vessel. The contract will start within the fourth quarter of 2016 and has a five-year option extension. AKOFS will at the end of September […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 08-14, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 08-14, 2014)

Unmanned Vessels to Take Over Our Seas? Researchers at Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) believe that in ten to twenty years time there will be 200 metre cargo vessels plying the oceans without the need of a captain or crew.…Read more Limited Data Put Svendborg Maersk in Dire Straits The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation […]

Image of the Day: Yearning for the Seas

Image of the Day: Yearning for the Seas

Mesmerizing view of Kleven’s Myklebust Verft in Gursken immersed into the sunset. The image shows sea steel giants undergoing maintenance at the yard, which look as if they yearn to return to the sea. World Maritime News Staff, September 12, 2014; Image: Kleven/copyright@Eivind Frøystad

Interview: Moulding Steel into Ships

Interview: Moulding Steel into Ships

The backbone of the maritime industry is steel. The vast majority of ships from the global fleet working either in shipping or offshore industry has sprung out of this hard-core metal which endows it with resilience and strength. Moulding steel into ships tailored to shipowners’ requirements is what Central Industry Group (CIG), a Dutch-based conglomerate does for […]

Global Oil Demand Growth Slumping

Global Oil Demand Growth Slumping

The IEA Oil Market Report (OMR) for September trimmed global oil demand growth for 2014 and 2015 to 0.9 million barrels per day (mb/d) and 1.2 mb/d, respectively, because of a pronounced slowdown in demand growth in the second quarter of this year, and a weaker outlook for Europe and China. Demand in 2015 is […]

Safer Seas 2013 to Be a Sobering Reminder

Safer Seas 2013 to Be a Sobering Reminder

The National Transportation Safety Board has released “Safer Seas 2013: Lessons Learned From Marine Accident Investigations,” a compilation of accident investigations that were published in 2013, organized by vessel type with links to the more detailed accident reports. The introductory message from Tracy Morrell NTSB Director, Office of Marine Safety says that the goal of the report […]

Date Set for Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event 2015

Date Set for Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event 2015

The 9th annual Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) will be held on Wednesday 22 April 2015 at the Beurs World Trade Center in Rotterdam. During the 2014 event the organizer, Navingo BV, welcomed 4.449 visitors and 131 exhibitors, making this the most comprehensive career event in maritime and offshore industry. In 2015, the […]

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