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Rem Offshore Extends Veripos Positioning Contract

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Aberdeen-based Veripos, suppliers of high-precision GNSS positioning services for offshore applications, is to provide dedicated positioning support for a number of Platform Supply vessels (PSVs) operated by Rem Offshore, the specialist Norwegian company which maintains a global fleet of ships. Under the new agreement, which extends present contract arrangements between the two companies, Veripos will provide the PSVs with a combination of its proprietary Standard and Standard2 GNSS data augmentation positioning services, the latter designed to increase the availability of GNSS observations during periods of local masking, ionospheric scintillation or inadequate GPS geometry; both are capable of providing typical accuracies of 1-2 meters over ranges between 1,000km and 2,000km. Commenting on the new agreement, Angus Scott, Vice-President of Veripos’s Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) regions, said it signified a further important stage in a continuing working relationship with Rem Offshore in its acknowledged role as a leading supplier of offshore vessel services to the oil and gas industries. rem-offshore.no veripos.com  


DELIVERY YARD NUMBER 288 ‘REM HRIST’

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Yard number 288 from Ulstein Verft, the platform supply vessel ’Rem Hrist’, was delivered to Remøy Shipping at 3 March 2011. Rem Hrist’ is Remøy Shipping´s first vessel from Ulstein Verft. Her sister vessel, ’Rem Mist’, yard number 289, is under construction and will be delivered later this spring. The vessel is a large PSV, and is equipped with multi cargo tanks for dry media and liquids


Attorney’s Fees not Recoverable in action in rem

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that attorney’s fees may not be recovered in an action in rem. In the instant case, plaintiff salvor successfully removed defendant yacht from a grounding after the owner signed a Standard Form Marine Salvage Contract. When the owner did not pay the salvage claim, the salvor brought suit in rem against the yacht. The action was then referred to arbitration, as provided for in the contract


Aker Yards to build AHTS for REM Offshore

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with REM Con AS a subsidiary of REM Offshore ASA for building of two AHTS vessels. The vessels are Anchor Handling Supply Vessels, based on the Aker Yards design AH 12. Delivery is scheduled in Q1 2010, and Q2 2010. The vessels will have a bollard pull in excess of 300 tons, and will be outfitted with a triple drum winch of 500 tons. Accommodation is planned for 70 persons.


New Contract to Kleven Maritime

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Kleven Maritime has signed a new contract with Rem Offshore for delivery of one LNG powered offshore vessel. With this new contract, Kleven Maritime’s order reserve increases to 9 vessels at a combined value of 3.3 billion NOK. The vessel is of Wärtsilä Ship Design and is scheduled for delivery from Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik in December 2012. Kleven Verft is currently building two vessels for Rem Offshore and has previously delivered 11 ships to the company


Diesel-Electric PSV for Norwegian Firm

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In keeping with the growing popularity of diesel-electric DP2 capable platform supply vessels (PSV) Norways REM Offshore based in Fosnav took delivery of the Rem Mermaid in 2008. The 262.5 ft vessels azimuthing stern drives and twin bow thrusters make it capable of operations in DP2 mode. Four Cummins KTA50-(D)M diesel electric units have a total output of 5,164 kW. However the system allows these units to be operated one, two


Offshore Solutions’ OAS, 1000 Connections

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Offshore Solutions B.V. (OSBV) reported that the OAS, mounted onboard the GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland B.V. (GSEPN) chartered vessel, REM Mermaid, has achieved over 1,000 operational connections without any LTIs. An OAS is a heave compensated telescopic gangway, enabling the safe transfer of personnel from a vessel to an offshore installation (wind turbine, oil or gas platform) designed to operate in 2.5 metre Hs (significant wave height) sea states


Offshore Solutions Celebrates 2500 Safe Connections

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Offshore Solutions B.V. (OSBV), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland N.V., has announced another significant achievement in the operation of the Offshore Access System (OAS*). Installed on the GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland B.V. (GSEPN) chartered vessel, REM Mermaid, the OAS has successfully achieved 2,500 operational connections. This is the third operational OAS in the Southern North Sea and during its operational life so far has also facilitated the safe transfer of 22


Kleven to Build Another Rem Arctic Conditions PSV

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Norway's Kleven says it has signed a contract with Rem Offshore for the building of a Wärtsila Ship Design PSV specially designed to operate in challenging arctic conditions. They explain that the type VS 485 MK III ARCTIC design includes a number of features for ice prevention and de-icing, and hull and propulsion systems will have ICE-1B class. 'We highly appreciate the close cooperation we have with Rem Offshore


PSV Rem Mist Delivered

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Ulstein Verft delivered the platform supply vessel Rem Mist to Remøy Shipping on 5 May 2011. The vessel, which is yard number 289 from Ulstein Verft, was delivered one day before the contracted date. In his speech at the delivery, managing director of Remøy Shipping, Per Gunnar Jarnes, emphasised ULSTEIN’s ability to deliver advanced vessels on time - even before time in this instance. “In order to be successful in the global market


Vard Orders Rolls-Royce Equipment for Rem OCV/AH

Vard orders Rolls-Royce equipment for Rem OCVAH

  Rolls-Royce has won a £19m contract with the Norwegian shipbuilding group Vard to deliver deck machinery, propulsion and engines to a new offshore construction and anchor handling vessel (OCV) for the Norwegian owner REM Supply. The vessel will be designed by Vard.


Vard Wins Rem Offshore Contract

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Vard Holdings Limited announced that it has secured a contract for the design and construction of one Offshore Construction and Anchor Handling Vessel for Rem Offshore. The contract value is approximately NOK 800 million. The vessel will be of VARD 2 06 design


Wärtsilä Wins First Contract for New Arctic PSV Design

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A new platform supply vessel (PSV) to be built for operating in arctic conditions is to be designed and powered by Wärtsilä. This is the first confirmed contract for Wärtsilä Ship Design's new series of arctic PSVs. Wärtsilä will also supply an integrated package


Offshore Solutions Signs North Sea Contract with Maersk Oil UK

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Offshore Solutions BV (OSBV), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland NV, has signed a North Sea contract with Maersk Oil UK to provide marine access support to the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit Global Producer III.


Solstad Offshore Sell CSV to Charterer

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Solstad Offshore has announced the sale of its Construction Support Vessel, CSV 'Normand Clough', with effect from Q4 2013. Solstad Offshore ASA (SOFF) acquired the CSV “Normand Clough” in connection with the division of Rem Offshore ASA in 2009


Eliminating Waste Water Discharge

MARISCO, Hawaii’s largest private shipyard, was the proving ground for a new test eliminating waste water discharge.

A New Approach to CWA/NPDES Requirements Environmental professionals in industry are tasked with the unenviable responsibility of managing the delicate balance between compliance with ever-increasing and at times mind-numbingly complex and stringent regulations and maximization of production


Kleven Wins Rem Offshore Construction Vessel Contract

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Kleven gets contract to build it largest subsea construction vessel yet for Rem Offshore. The vessel is of a MT6022 from Marine Engineering in Tjørvåg, The design is for a length of 108m and a width of 22m, with accommodation for a total of 110 persons


Salvage & Recovery: Treasure and Artifacts

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The recent dispute between Odyssey Marine Exploration and the Kingdom of Spain over the treasure and artifacts Odyssey recovered from the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes has recently been given considerable coverage in the popular press as well as in the maritime press.  


Fugro Get Papua New Guinea Pipeline IRM Contract

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Oil Search awards Kumul Marine Terminal pipeline IRM contract to Fugro-TSM Fugro-TSM, a division of Fugro Subsea Services, has been awarded the Kumul Marine Terminal Pipeline IRM (Inspection Repair Maintenance) contract by Oil Search Limited.


FFT-SolutionTM Used In Oil Spill Cleanup

FFT-SolutionTM, A new green, toxin free, cost efficient oil dispersant has been used to assist in the oil spill remediation at a mid-Atlantic naval facility. FFT-SolutionTM an approved EPA registered chemical is now listed on the National Contingency Plan list for approved dispersants.  


Kongsberg Completes K-Master FAT & Sea Trials for New PSV's

  Some of the project team for this integrated K-Master delivery.

New aft-bridge operator station integrated with DP and thruster control.   Kongsberg Maritime has successfully completed Factory Acceptance Tests for the K-Master aft bridge systems being delivered to two Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) built at Havyard in Leirvik for owner Sartor Offshore


Optimarin Aligns Structure to Meet Demands

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Based on planned IMO compliance deadlines, over 50,000 merchant ships will need to install certified BWT systems by 2016 or 2017; that’s about 10,000 ships per year for five or so years after ratification.  Optimarin, a world leader of ballast water treatment systems


Raytheon Anschütz 10,000th Standard 22 Gyro

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The German navigation system supplier Raytheon Anschütz has delivered its 10,000th Standard 22 Gyro Compass, making the Standard 22 the world’s most popular gyro compass of all times.   As the company announces during an official hand-over ceremony at Nor-Shipping 2011


Nautilus Minerals Completes Drilling Program

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Nautilus Minerals has completed its 2010/11 seafloor drilling program, with the vessel, REM Etive, having demobilized in Singapore on May 16, 2011. During the drilling program in the Bismarck Sea of Papua New Guinea, Nautilus completed a 99 hole diamond drilling project


Wärtsilä Wins Total Solution Order for LNG Vessel

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Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions provider, has been contracted by Kleven Maritime of Norway to design a new LNG powered Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) of the Norwegian operator Rem Offshore. The scope of the order also includes the propulsion machinery






 
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