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SPT Offshore, VSF to Build Test Frame for ‘Pieter Schelte’

SPT Offshore, VSF to Build Test Frame for ‘Pieter Schelte’

For the testing of the lift systems for the giant and world’s largest decommissioning vessel ‘Pieter Schelte’ (measuring 382m long by 124m wide and suited for lifting of structures weighing up to 48,000 tons), Allseas has awarded the fabrication of a Test Frame to the project joint venture of SPT Offshore and Volker Staal en […]

Ballast Nedam Completes Monopile Installation at Butendiek OWF

Ballast Nedam Completes Monopile Installation at Butendiek OWF

Ballast Nedam Offshore installed the 80th and last monopile at the Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm in the German sector of the North Sea. The installation of all these monopiles was completed well within four-month time. This exceptional achievement is entirely due to the efforts of a dedicated and professional team, working both at Ballast Nedam […]

Fugro Opens New Facility in Luanda, Angola

Fugro Opens New Facility in Luanda, Angola

To accommodate the future needs of the rapidly growing Angola offshore oil and gas industry Fugro has opened its new facility in the SONILS Oil Service Centre in Luanda. Angola is now the second largest oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa, after Nigeria. The official opening of the facility on 10 July by Mrs Lilianne Ploumen, […]

KBC Acquires UK-Based FEESA Ltd

KBC Acquires UK-Based FEESA Ltd

KBC Advanced Technologies plc has purchased FEESA Ltd (“FEESA”), a leading UK-based provider of specialised software and services to the upstream oil and gas industry, for an enterprise value of £10 million plus one million KBC shares, totalling £11.2 million. The acquisition of FEESA marks the next step in KBC’s growth strategy to expand into […]

VARD Records Healthy Order Intake in Q2

VARD Records Healthy Order Intake in Q2

Vard Holdings Limited, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialised vessels, announced its financial results for the second quarter of financial year 2014 (“2Q2014”), and first half ended 30 June 2014 (“1H2014”). Stable top line, resilient EBITDA margin and solid cash position Revenues for 2Q2014 were NOK 2.94 billion, in […]

Primeline Starts Trial Production from LS36-1 Gas Field

Primeline Starts Trial Production from LS36-1 Gas Field

Primeline Energy Holdings Inc. announced that trial production of gas from the LS36-1 gas field has now commenced. As previously announced, with the completion of the last section of the gas sales pipeline and connection to the provincial gas grid, the LS36-1 gas field development was completed on 1st July 2014. Since then CNOOC Limited […]

Gulf of Mexico Shipwreck Study Launches Second Expedition

Gulf of Mexico Shipwreck Study Launches Second Expedition

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists launched the second expedition in the Gulf of Mexico to examine the effects of Deepwater Horizon spill-related oil and dispersant exposure on deepwater shipwrecks and their microbial communities. The study is part of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program that is sponsored by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the […]

TE SubCom Starts Manufacturing of Hibernia Express Submarine Cable

TE SubCom Starts Manufacturing of Hibernia Express Submarine Cable

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, announces the commencement of the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system. The 4,600 km cable will provide the lowest-latency fiber-optic path between New York and London, connecting Halifax, Nova Scotia and Brean, UK, with terrestrial fiber to extend connectivity to […]

ITS Levanzo Carries Out Survey of Mount Etna’s Eruption Activity

ITS Levanzo Carries Out Survey of Mount Etna’s Eruption Activity

The crew members of ITS Levanzo have carried out surveys off the Sicilian coasts to gather data on the basalt magmas of Mount Etna conditioning the eruption activity of the Volcano. The task was to investigate in depth the tectonic and sub-volcanic structures of the volcanic crust and surrounding areas on the ground and at […]

Ashtead Technology Takes Delivery of OCTANS NANO from iXBlue

Ashtead Technology Takes Delivery of OCTANS NANO from iXBlue

Global subsea equipment specialist Ashtead Technology, headquartered in Aberdeen, has taken delivery of the new advanced OCTANS NANO system from leading navigation, positioning and mapping solutions experts iXBlue. Ashtead Technology is the first company to offer the advanced OCTANS NANO system on a rental basis globally, launching the innovative product in conjunction with iXBlue on […]







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