Category archives for: Europe & Eurasia

MEPs Reject to Monitor NOx Emissions from Shipping

MEPs Reject to Monitor NOx Emissions from Shipping

Today MEPs voted to reject a proposal to monitor nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from shipping, which is set to overtake all land-based sources by 2020. Transport & Environment says EU governments must not waste this unique opportunity to monitor two of the most harmful air pollutants, NOx and sulphur (SOx), as part of the monitoring, […]

Denmark Ratifies Wreck-Removal Convention

Denmark Ratifies Wreck-Removal Convention

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following the deposit, on 14 April 2014, of an instrument of ratification by Denmark, with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Among several provisions, the convention will place financial responsibility for the removal of certain hazardous wrecks on shipowners, […]

Antwerp Port Readies 96-Hectare Opel Site for Investors

Antwerp Port Readies 96-Hectare Opel Site for Investors

Antwerp Port Authority is about to purchase location of the former General Motors production plant, the Opel site. The Port Authority plans to develop the entire 96-hectare site so as to attract manufacturing industry in the heart of this vast maritime complex. Both the size of the site and its location in the heart of Europe’s […]

Saipem Nets Two FPSO Contracts Worth Over $4 Bln

Saipem Nets Two FPSO Contracts Worth Over $4 Bln

Saipem has been awarded two contracts in Angola by Total, for a combined total of more than $4 billion. The main contract is worth more than $3 billion, and is an EPCI for the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of two converted turret-moored Floating Production Storage and Offloading units (FPSO) for the Kaombo Field Development […]

Efficiency Improvements Pay Off for Maersk Line

Efficiency Improvements Pay Off for Maersk Line

Maersk Line has published its Sustainability Progress Update for 2013, showing a 3.8 million tonnes CO2 reduction in a year where the business grew 4.1%. “2013 was a good year for Maersk Line – financially as well as in terms of our sustainability performance” says Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Line. “Our fuel efficiency improvements […]

HMAS Darwin Performs Medical Evacuation of Sick French Fisherman

HMAS Darwin Performs Medical Evacuation of Sick French Fisherman

While patrolling in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa, Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Darwin provided emergency medical assistance for a heart attack victim on a French fishing vessel. The French Fishing Vessel (FV) Cape Saint Vincent called for assistance late on the night of the 10th of April. The French Joint Headquarters […]

Heerema and Technip Win Kaombo Contract

Heerema and Technip Win Kaombo Contract

The consortium, comprising Heerema Marine Contractors (Heerema) and Technip, was awarded a major lump-sum contract by Total E&P Angola for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation (EPCI) and pre-commissioning for the SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) part of the Kaombo project. The Kaombo project is located in Block 32 offshore Angola in water depths up to […]

Alliance Offshore Selects Caterpillar

Alliance Offshore Selects Caterpillar

Caterpillar’s Cat® C175 and Cat 3512 generator sets have been selected to power the first Zentech R550-D jackup newbuild for Alliance Offshore in China. Five Cat C175 generator sets, each with rated power of 1833 ekW at 1200 rpm, will be used as the prime power for the jackup with 1x Cat 3512 generator set […]

Daimler Reaches Agreement with Rolls-Royce

Daimler Reaches Agreement with Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce and Daimler have agreed the valuation of Daimler’s 50% equity interest in the joint venture Rolls-Royce Power Systems (RRPS). Both parties have determined the fair market value of Daimler’s shares at EUR 2.43 billion. The transaction is expected to complete within the next five months and is subject to the usual regulatory approvals. This […]

Construction of Mariner’s Flotation Tanks Begins

Construction of Mariner’s Flotation Tanks Begins

TECADE has begun construction of the flotation tanks for the project ‘Mariner’. The oil platform will be located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the British Isles in the west and from Germany, Holland, Belgium and France in the south. The project consists of two sets of floatation tanks in letter H, […]

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