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Video: De Hoop Launches Subsea Support Vessel Deep Helder

Video: De Hoop Launches Subsea Support Vessel Deep Helder

The new-build subsea support vessel, named MV Deep Helder, was launched at De Hoop’s Foxhol Yard in Groningen on 23rd April. Deep Helder will be equipped with Survey and ROV systems, an offshore crane and 3 moonpools. The vessel will be ready for operations by July this year. A total of 50 personnel can be […]

Germany: Volkswerft Concern Acquisition OK’d by the Government

Germany: Volkswerft Concern Acquisition OK’d by the Government

Nordic Yards has welcomed the announcement from the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania government supporting the shipyard group as the buyer of the Volkswerft concern (P+S WERFTEN). “We are pleased about the decision of the state government. Our offer and concept for a future-oriented and resilient perspective for Volkswerft Stralsund have in the end proved convincing. Our commitment […]

Unidentified Material Washed Ashore Unrelated to MH370

Unidentified Material Washed Ashore Unrelated to MH370

Unidentified material washed ashore 10 kilometres east of Augusta is not a lead in relation to the search for missing flight MH370, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The conclusion was made after examining detailed photographs of the unidentified material. The ATSB has also provided the photographs to the Malaysian investigation team. Up […]

Utilisation of Prosafe’s Vessels in Q1 Reaches 76 Pct

Utilisation of Prosafe’s Vessels in Q1 Reaches 76 Pct

Utilisation of Prosafe’s semi-submersible accommodation/service vessels in the first quarter of 2014 was 76 per cent. Safe Caledonia, Safe Astoria, Safe Concordia, Safe Lancia, Jasminia, Safe Hibernia, Safe Britannia and Safe Regency were in full operation throughout the quarter. Safe Concordia was on contract in Brazil with an average effective day rate in the quarter […]

Damen Delivers PSV CMM Gravity

Damen Delivers PSV CMM Gravity

CMM (Compagnie Maritime Monégasque S.A.M.) has taken delivery of a Damen Platform Supply Vessel 3300. The 80-metre long, 3,300t deadweight vessel CMM Gravity will be deployed in the Brazilian waters from June 2014 on a 4+4 year contract with Petrobras. The vessel will be compliant to Petrobras specifications, including Petrobras Annex V. Next to the […]

SINOPACIFIC Christens Its Newbuild AHTS ‘SPA80′

SINOPACIFIC Christens Its Newbuild AHTS ‘SPA80′

SINOPACIFIC Shipbuilding Group (SINOPACIFIC) held a christening ceremony for a newly built AHTS SPA80 at its Zhejiang Shipyard on April 22nd 2014. Guests from the Export-Import Bank of China, ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. and BOURBON were present at the ceremony to celebrate the delivery of the new SPA80, which is an embodiment of the […]

Aker Unveils New Concept, the Arctic Drillship (Video)

Aker Unveils New Concept, the Arctic Drillship (Video)

Aker Solutions has developed a concept for an arctic drillship able to operate in sea ice. Scale model tests shows the Aker Solutions Arctic Drillship is performing as expected. The features which have been introduced are positioning by mooring of a bow mounted turret with mooring disconnection possibility, azi-pod thrusters which helps to assure ice-vaning […]

Baku Shipyard Bags Its First Major Newbuild Contract

Baku Shipyard Bags Its First Major Newbuild Contract

Baku Shipyard LLC has secured a contract worth $378 million from BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Ltd. to design and build a Subsea Construction Vessel (SCV). When completed, the SCV will be deployed for the Stage 2 development of the Shah Deniz field, which lies some 70 kilometres offshore in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian […]

Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes Eye Subsea Production Advancement

Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes Eye Subsea Production Advancement

Aker Solutions ASA and Baker Hughes Incorporated have agreed to form an alliance to develop technology for production solutions that will boost output, increase recovery rates and reduce costs for subsea fields. The non-incorporated alliance will combine Aker Solutions’ strengths in subsea production and processing systems with Baker Hughes’ expertise in well completions and artificial-lift […]

Farstad Bags Over USD 87 Mln in Charter Contracts

Farstad Bags Over USD 87 Mln in Charter Contracts

Farstad Shipping ASA has been awarded several charter contracts for its vessels, the total value of which, excluding options, is approx. USD 87.8 million. The following vessels have secured work in the upcoming period: Total E&P South Africa has awarded the PSV Far Spica (2013, PSV 08 CD, 4.000 DWT) a 4 month contract. The […]

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