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Pacific Orca Completes SBJ Installation at Borkum Riffgrund 1 OWF

Pacific Orca Completes SBJ Installation at Borkum Riffgrund 1 OWF

The first offshore wind Suction Bucket Jacket (850 tons, 57m) has just been successfully installed on the DONG Energy Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm. The Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm has been selected for testing this foundation due to its sandy seabed, which makes the installation of this concept a challenge. Challenging test […]

Wärtsilä Secures Technical Management Agreement with Harvey Gulf

Wärtsilä Secures Technical Management Agreement with Harvey Gulf

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has signed a long-term Technical Management Agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC (Harvey Gulf). This five-year agreement was signed in August 2014 and it covers Condition Based Maintenance and Dynamic Maintenance Planning for eight new offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels – six liquefied natural […]

Harkand’s HOS Mystique Completes Jumpers Installation in GoM

Harkand’s HOS Mystique Completes Jumpers Installation in GoM

HARKAND has completed the transportation and installation of two large jumpers in the Gulf of Mexico utilising the HOS Mystique. The global subsea inspection, repair, maintenance, and light construction company has provided a cost effective vessel for light subsea construction in 2000ft. (610m) water depth, approximately 160 miles southwest of New Orleans. The contract delivery […]

Norshore Atlantic Ready to Work for Shell in Malaysia

Norshore Atlantic Ready to Work for Shell in Malaysia

Norshore Atlantic, Norshore’s first versatile drilling vessel, is now ready to start operation for Sabah Shell  Petroleum Company Ltd on the Malikai field in Malaysia. After finalising the previous contract with Blue Sky in Indonesia on 13 July, the vessel has been in Batam where preparation for the Shell contract has been undertaken. Norshore Atlantic […]

Pacific Sharav Begins Gulf of Mexico Contract

Pacific Sharav Begins Gulf of Mexico Contract

Pacific Drilling S.A. announced that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Sharav commenced its drilling contract in U.S. Gulf of Mexico yesterday.   Pacific Sharav will work for California-based oil major Chevron under a five-year contract. Pacific Sharav was delivered in May 2014 from Samsung Heavy Industries. The drillship is capable of operating in water depths of […]

HMS Enterprise Takes Over HMS Echo’s Scientific Mission in Middle East

HMS Enterprise Takes Over HMS Echo’s Scientific Mission in Middle East

Two of the Royal Navy’s survey ships have traded places as the 18-month scientific mission of HMS Echo draws to a close while HMS Enterprise’s begins. The sister ships spent five days in Catania in Sicily for an official handover of duties allowing HMS Enterprise to go east of Suez and continue Echo’s previous work. […]

Mojo Maritime’s HF4 Shows Stunning DP Performance

Mojo Maritime’s HF4 Shows Stunning DP Performance

Mojo Maritime’s HF4 has demonstrated stunning DP (Dynamic Positioning) performance and manoeuvring characteristics based on results of simulations recently undertaken. Mojo Maritime has concluded the design of the advanced DP system in collaboration with GE and Voith Turbo and it has been tested in DP simulations and ship-handling simulators respectively. These systems provide an accurate […]

USGS: Methane Leakage from Seafloor Widespread on U.S. Atlantic Margin

USGS: Methane Leakage from Seafloor Widespread on U.S. Atlantic Margin

Natural methane leakage from the seafloor is far more widespread on the U.S. Atlantic margin than previously thought, according to a study by researchers from Mississippi State University, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other institutions. Methane plumes identified in the water column between Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and Georges Bank, Massachusetts, are emanating from at […]

VIDEO: Ulstein Launches X-STERN™ Design Feature

VIDEO: Ulstein Launches X-STERN™ Design Feature

Ulstein Group introduces the X-STERN™, a design feature increasing operability through positive effects on station keeping, wave response, comfort and safety in harsh conditions. An X-STERN™ vessel can stay on position in harsh weather with the stern towards waves, wind and current. For vessels where the best possible motion characteristics are vital, positioning the X-STERN™ […]

Statoil Takes ‘Mokul Nordic’ on Charter in North Sea

Statoil Takes ‘Mokul Nordic’ on Charter in North Sea

Nordic Maritime, a leading offshore service operator, today announced its newest DP2 vessel, Mokul Nordic, has been contracted for a 30 days firm + optional 15 days charter in the North Sea by international energy provider, Statoil. “At Nordic Maritime, we are delighted to have won our inaugural contract with Statoil in 2014, the year […]







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