Category archives for: Middle East

Maran Nakilat Grows Fleet with Three New LNG Vessels

Maran Nakilat Grows Fleet with Three New LNG Vessels

Nakilat, Qatar’s premier gas transporter, has added three new LNG vessels to its fleet through its joint venture Maran Nakilat Co. Ltd., which has closed $807.4 million of refinancing provided by Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) and Barwa Bank. The refinancing deal was signed during a ceremony held in Doha on Tuesday 22nd April and attended […]

Lamprell Sets New Guinness World Record

Lamprell Sets New Guinness World Record

Lamprell, a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore energy industry, has delivered a PUQ deck for the Golden Eagle Area Development (GEAD) in the North Sea to its client, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited and its GEAD co-venturers. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS has confirmed that Lamprell’s delivery of the offshore […]

Grandweld Lays Keel for ADNOC’s 42m Crew Boat

Grandweld Lays Keel for ADNOC’s 42m Crew Boat

Grandweld, a fully integrated shipyard providing shipbuilding, ship repair, and engineering solutions, has laid keel for ADNOC’s (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) 42m Aluminum Crew Boat. Contract for the vessel was signed on December 31st 2013, and the keel laying ceremony was held on April 17th 2014. The vessel will be powered by three high speed […]

First Two Passenger Ferries Delivered to Qatar

First Two Passenger Ferries Delivered to Qatar

BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, and Ares Shipyard today announced that the first two boats of a series of eight luxury passenger ferries destined for Qatar, have been completed and delivered to the customer. BMT worked closely with Ares Shipyard to produce an innovative design with particular attention to ease of […]

VIDEO: Three Injured Crewmen Airlifted from Vessel in Alaskan Waters

VIDEO: Three Injured Crewmen Airlifted from Vessel in Alaskan Waters

The U.S. Coast Guard safely medevaced three injured men from a vessel approximately 200 miles south of Kodiak on Monday, April 21. Two Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews hoisted the men from the 587-foot motor vessel Copacabana and transported them to Kodiak to meet commercial medical flight services who flew the men to […]

Abu Dhabi: Maiden Call for Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

Abu Dhabi: Maiden Call for Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) welcomed Cunard’s newest luxury cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth on her maiden voyage to Abu Dhabi on Thursday 17 April. The ship arrived a little ahead of schedule and stayed for the whole day in Zayed Port, Abu Dhabi, allowing its 1,950 passengers to explore some of […]

DP World Opens Biggest Container Inspection Facility in Jebel Ali Port, Dubai

DP World Opens Biggest Container Inspection Facility in Jebel Ali Port, Dubai

DP World has inaugurated the largest and latest container inspection facility at its flagship Jebel Ali Port in Dubai. The new facility is one of the largest inspection facilities in the region, spanning over 7,000 square metres and providing 59 customs, health and environment inspection bays. The high level delegations from the Ministry of Environment […]

KOC’s First Tug Launched at Damen Galati, Romania

KOC’s First Tug Launched at Damen Galati, Romania

Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, has launched a new ASD Tug 3212 for the Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC). The ceremony marks the first in a 14-terminal tug contract between the two companies whose working relationship spans more than 25 years. In detail, the contract comprises nine units based on successful Damen ASD 3212 model, providing 80t […]

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, […]

Lamprell Adds Two LeTourneau-Designed Jackups

Lamprell Adds Two LeTourneau-Designed Jackups

Lamprell, a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries, has won a new contract from Ensco Intercontinental GmbH to build and deliver two high specification, self-elevating Mobile Offshore Drilling Platforms of a Super 116E (Enhanced) Class. These LeTourneau-designed rigs will be able to […]

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