Category archives for: Offshore News

Surge of Orders for Danelec Marine

Surge of Orders for Danelec Marine

Danelec Marine has received orders to supply Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for 18 offshore support vessels in China.   The orders were taken by Danelec’s distributor Xiamen Huayi. The ships are under construction at a shipyard in Fujian province. Danelec Marine has seen a surge of business […]

MUAWA Wary of Chevron’s Commitment to Safety

MUAWA Wary of Chevron’s Commitment to Safety

International speakers highlighted concerns about the safety of Chevron operations at a public meeting attended by over 300 people in Perth, Western Australia.   The forum, hosted by the Maritime Union of Australia (WA Branch) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation, featured Mike Smith, a union official from the United Steelworkers’ Union Local 5 in […]

Photos: Oil Spill Response in Pechora Sea

Photos: Oil Spill Response in Pechora Sea

Oil spill response exercises were conducted July 17-18 at exploration well No 3 of North-Dolginskoye oil field drilled by semi-submersible jackup drilling rig GSP Saturn on the continental shelf of Russia in the Pechora Sea, Russian Marine Emergency Rescue Service (Gosmorspassluzhba) said.   The oil spill response team was membered among others by multipurpose salvage […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 21- 25, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 21- 25, 2014)

VIDEO: Float-On and Transport of Costa Concordia Onboard Dockwise Vanguard Following the successful parbuckling of Costa Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending refloat, Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary …Read more Dockwise Vanguard to Transport Costa Concordia Wreck? Dockwise Vanguard may be the solution for the transportation of Costa Concordia wreck to the scrapyard, since the […]

N-KOM, GIS Seal USD 110Mln Offshore Deal

N-KOM, GIS Seal USD 110Mln Offshore Deal

Gulf Drilling International Limited (GDI), a subsidiary of Gulf International Services (GIS),  has awarded two contracts worth USD 110 million to Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N- KOM), a joint venture shipyard between Nakilat and Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M).   The first contract is for the construction of a self-propelled and self-elevating liftboat, […]

EMSA Bankrolled for Marine Pollution Response

EMSA Bankrolled for Marine Pollution Response

The European Council has adopted a regulation to finance the actions of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in the field of response to marine pollution caused by ships and oil and gas installations in the years 2014 to 2020.   The final adoption of the legislative act by the Council follows an agreement reached […]

Australian Maritime Unions Standing Their Ground

Australian Maritime Unions Standing Their Ground

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) have confirmed they will push ahead with a legal challenge to the Abbott Government’s attempt to allow an influx of foreign workers in the offshore.   The Abbott Government effectively overturned a decision by the Senate last week, which voted to disallow […]

EU Adopts Maritime Activities Planning Legislation

EU Adopts Maritime Activities Planning Legislation

The EU’s General Affairs Council has adopted legislation to improve the planning of maritime activities. The new Maritime Spatial Planning Directive will help Member States develop and coordinate various activities taking place at sea so that they are as efficient and sustainable as possible.   Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki welcomed the […]

Ten Jack-Ups for East Sunrise

Ten Jack-Ups for East Sunrise

Hong Kong-based East Sunrise Group revealed that it has ordered ten jack-up platforms from China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).   The newbuilds, worth around USD 1.6 billion, are scheduled for delivery within 18 months from the start of construction. The first platform is expected to join East Sunrise Group by early 2016, whereas the rest […]

Swissco Wraps Up Scott and English Energy Takeover

Swissco Wraps Up Scott and English Energy Takeover

Singapore-listed Swissco Holdings Limited, a marine service provider for the offshore oil and gas industry, has approved the acquisition of Scott and English Energy Pte. Ltd., for approximately USD 230 million.   Scott and English Energy is in the business of owning and leasing mobile offshore drilling units and service rigs to support major oil […]

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