Category archives for: Vessels

The Nederlands: Huisman Runs for Maritime Innovation Award

The Nederlands: Huisman Runs for Maritime Innovation Award

Huisman’s Multi-lay System with exchangeable reels and the 4,000mt offshore mast crane (as delivered to Heerema’s Aegir) has been nominated for this year’s Maritime Innovation Award. The Maritime Innovations Award was introduced in the year 2000 by Netherlands Maritime Technology, the Dutch association of maritime suppliers, to increase awareness for the innovative power of the maritime […]

RV Professor Khlustin Starts Kamchatka and Kuril Islands Survey

RV Professor Khlustin Starts Kamchatka and Kuril Islands Survey

A grand ceremony was held in Vladivostok to mark the start of a special voyage for research and training ship Professor Khlustin, which is sponsored by Sovcomflot in collaboration with the Russian Ministry of Transport and the Russian Geographical Society (RGS). The ceremony was attended by: Sergey Ivanov, Chief of the Presidential Administration of Russia, Yury […]

DOF Installer in Vessel Sale

DOF Installer in Vessel Sale

DOF Installer ASA, an entity in the DOF Subsea Group, has entered into an agreement to sell one of its three sister vessels to an international buyer. Delivery to the new owners is expected late 2014. The sale will release approx. NOK 650 mill. ($ 100.7 mill.) after redemption of debt. DOF Installer vessels include […]

Hydrex Ecospeed Coating for RRS ‘James Clark Ross’

Hydrex Ecospeed Coating for RRS ‘James Clark Ross’

Hydrex has recently coated the bow area of the underwater hull of Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Clark Ross in Frederikshavn, Denmark. The ship is one of the two ice-strengthened research vessels operated by British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Led by their previous experience, BAS decide to coat the bow area of RRS James Clark Ross with Ecospeed. […]

3PSC Wins Maintenance Deal for US Navy Survey Ships

3PSC Wins Maintenance Deal for US Navy Survey Ships

Virginia-based 3PSC is being issued a $14,9 million modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise a 182-day option for the operation and maintenance of five U.S. Navy oceanographic survey ships (T-AGS). Military Sealift Command’s Special Mission program supports worldwide oceanographic programs with seven ships that perform acoustical, biological, physical and geophysical surveys. These ships […]

Energy Searcher Drillship Resumes Operations on Oyo Field, Nigeria

Energy Searcher Drillship Resumes Operations on Oyo Field, Nigeria

Northern Offshore’s drillship Energy Searcher, under contract in Nigeria, resumed normal operations on September 23, following repairs to the control hoses to the unit’s blowout preventer. Earlier this month the drillship experienced technical problems with the control hoses to the unit’s blowout preventer. New hoses have now  been installed, and the BOP is fully function […]

Ulstein to Design Van Oord’s SRI Newbuild

Ulstein to Design Van Oord’s SRI Newbuild

ULSTEIN has been awarded the design and equipment contract for Van Oord’s new subsea rock installation (SRI) vessel ‘Bravenes’. Working in close cooperation with Van Oord, this is the first fully integrated design where ULSTEIN is responsible for the development and integration of both the mission equipment and vessel design. The vessel will be constructed […]

Swire Blue Ocean Supports Bilfinger in Sandbank OWF Foundations Installation

Swire Blue Ocean Supports Bilfinger in Sandbank OWF Foundations Installation

Swire Blue Ocean A/S signed a key contract with engineering and services group Bilfinger for the provision of an installation vessel to support the installation of 72 foundations on the Sandbank Offshore Windpark. Sandbank is a joint partnership between Vattenfall (51 percent) and the city of Munich’s public utility company (49 percent). Seventy-two foundations will […]

Subsea Works Underway at Moray Firth

Subsea Works Underway at Moray Firth

Drace Infraestructuras UK Ltd is undertaking seabed preparation work for the installation of a meteorological mast for the Moray Offshore Renewables Limited (MORL) offshore wind farms. This work is being undertaken in support of the development of The Crown Estate Round 3 Zone 1 offshore wind licensing on the outer Moray Firth off the East […]

Rapp’s CTD Winch for WHOI’s R/V Alucia

Rapp’s CTD Winch for WHOI’s R/V Alucia

Rapp Hydema has provided a CTD winch for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) new research vessel R/V Alucia, which is being managed and financed by Beta Maritime. Rapp’s TBW-520E-T90 winch accommodates 7,000 meters of .322 Rochester Fiber-Optic cable, plus 100 feet of 2 1/4” synthetic tether. It has Active Heave Compensation (AHC) set for optimal use […]







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