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Aker Yards to Build Construction Vessel

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with Farstad Shipping ASA for the building of one Construction Vessel with a value of approx $135m. Aker Yards, Langsten is to build a 398 x 85 ft. construction vessel for Farstad, based on the Rolls-Royce design; UT 761 CD. The Vessel is scheduled for delivery from Aker Yards, Langsten in the fourth quarter of 2008. The vessel will after delivery enter into a long term charter with Saipem UK Ltd. The vessel is specially designed for plough duties in connection with pipe laying of oil and gas pipes offshore. The vessel will have a Bollard Pull of more then 350 tons, and all equipment necessary to support the most challenging operations and environments world wide. The vessel will be built according to the DP III class and equipped with a large construction crane and an A-frame. This is the 20th contract between the shipowner Farstad Shipping and Aker Yards.


Aker to Build Construction Vessel for DOF

Aker Yards has signed a contract with DOF ASA, through its subsidiary DOFCON ASA, for the building of a large construction vessel. The value of the contract is approximately $114.4m. The vessel will be built by Aker Yards in Brazil, with planned delivery May 2009. This large construction vessel is an Aker Yards design, called Aker OSCV 06 and is the fourth vessel of this design under construction to DOF. The vessel is 452.8 ft. and will be equipped with a 250 tons offshore crane


Aker Yards Builds Two Large Construction Vessels

Aker Yards is to build two large construction vessels for DOFCON. Both vessels will be delivered from Aker Yards' site at Søviknes in Norway. The first vessel is of Aker OSCV 06 L design, developed by Aker Yards, and will be delivered from the yard spring 2009. The vessel is 153 meters long. It will have DP Class 3 and Ice Class. The vessel will have a maximum speed of 18.5 knots, which is of significant importance for global operations in order to minimize mobilization time.


Kongsberg Maritime Develops DP Solution for Construction Vessel

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Dynamic Positioning and maneuvering solution to Pieter Schelte - Allseas' platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel that will be delivered in 2011. After the successful launch of Audacia in November 2007, Allseas is now fully committed to its next construction vessel - Pieter Schelte - which will take the pipe laying specialist into new territory by providing heavy lift and platform removal capability. With the Dutch company Imtech Marine & Offshore as contractor for the


Seven Atlantic Launched

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The Seven Atlantic has been designed by Merwede Shipyard in close liaison with Subsea 7 and the dive spread manufacturer. It is a fully Dynamic Positioned Diving Support / Offshore Construction Vessel, suitable for worldwide operations. The introduction of this DSV to the market will provide Subsea 7 with one of the most versatile and advanced diving vessels currently available.


Hyundai Heavy Wins Offshore Construction Vessel Order

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Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, has announced it won an order to build a multipurpose offshore construction vessel (MOCV) from Toisa Ltd.   The contract includes an option exercisable by the owner for an additional same class MOCV. With a 900 tonne and a 200 tonne offshore crane, the vessel will be capable of undertaking ultra deepwater installation and construction activities including subsea pipeline and cable laying


Rolls-Royce Wins $112.5m Offshore Deal

Rolls-Royce has won its largest ever marine order in the Offshore industry in a deal worth around $112.5m. Farstad Shipping has ordered four new anchor handling ships at a total cost of more than $375.1m, to be built by Aker Yards in Norway. The ships have been designed by Rolls-Royce marine architects and will be fitted with Rolls-Royce engines, propellers, deck machinery, dynamic positioning systems and automation equipment.


Coflexip Stena Offshore Continues Fleet Modernization

Coflexip Stena Offshore reported that its decision to take the vessel FlexService out of commission. The CSO fleet, which is known as one of the largest in the industry - is now comprised of 14 pipelay and subsea construction vessels. Up until November 12, 2000, FlexService was chartered to Petrobras who, despite the vessel's performance, decided on early termination of the charter initially scheduled for the end of February 2001


Autoload Stability Software on Olympic Zeus

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Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) of Vancouver, Canada announced the sale of their onboard stability software, Autoload, to Olympic Shipping AS for their latest environmentally friendly new-build, Olympic Zeus. Olympic Zeus is an anchor handling tug supply construction vessel designed by Ulstein Design AS and one of the biggest vessels of this type built by Ulstein Verft AS. Developed for advanced operations in deep sea conditions


Wegener Signal International VP, Strategic Planning

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Signal International, Inc., an integrated company providing global services to the offshore, marine and naval industries, has named Carl F. Wegener as Vice President of Strategic Planning, and Joe Mayhall as Director of Sales and Marketing for their Signal Ship Repair division. Both will be based at the corporate office in Mobile, Ala. Wegener has over 20 years experience in the marine industry and will oversee the company’s efforts towards future growth and diversification


Harkand Charters Jones Act Vessel for Gulf of Mexico

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Global inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM), survey and light construction contractor Harkand has entered into a charter agreement with Hornbeck Offshore for the offshore construction vessel HOS Mystique for a firm period of two years plus options.


Shaw Joins Capilano Maritime Design

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Capilano Maritime Design Ltd., a naval architecture design firm based in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, announced that John Shaw has joined the firm as Manager of Engineering. For the last six years, John was employed at Seaspan Shipyards where he played a role in the shipyard’s successful


Boat of the Month: M/V HOS ACHIEVER

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Accommodations, Features and Comfort combine with Safety. All are key for Offshore Housing missions. Deepwater operations are increasingly demanding more personnel offshore, often for longer periods of time, placing a greater emphasis on crew accommodation


EMAS Awarded Gunflint GoM Project

EMAS, the operating brand of Ezra Holdings, a global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas (O&G) industry, today announced that it has received a Letter of Agreement (LOA) from Noble Energy for the Gunflint Project in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).


Indonesia Shipyard Offshore Rig: Jacking Trial Successful

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Teras Offshore, along with Global Maritime & ASL Shipyard in Batam, Indonesia announce the completion of full height jacking trials of the 'Teras Sunrise'. The Teras Sunrise is the second 'Service Jack' design developed by Global Maritime


Kongsberg Delivers 50th HAIN System

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Kongsberg Maritime has delivered its 50th HAIN (Hydro Acoustic aided Inertial Navigation) Reference System, to long-time HAIN user, Ocean Rig. HAIN significantly improves reference data accuracy and update rate sent to Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems to support safer


HHI Orders Two MacGregor Subsea Cranes

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MacGregor, part of Cargotec, saidi it won an order for two subsea cranes from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd. The active heave-compensated cranes will have an SWL of 100 and 25 metric tons, respectively. They will be fitted on board a new 160-meter heavy construction vessel


China, South Korea, Subsea Crane Orders for MacGregor

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MacGregor, part of Cargotec, informs it has won an order for two  subsea cranes from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries and another for one from China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding. Korea order The active heave-compensated cranes will have an SWL of 100-tonnes and 25-tonnes


Polar Onyx Readies for Brazilian Depths

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The offshore construction vessel Polar Onyx was delivered on March 4, 2014 from Ulstein Verft to GC Rieber Shipping, as the latest addition to their growing investments into the subsea segment. The vessel’s first assignment will be to work for deepwater projects serving as pipelay support


ABS to Class Two US-built OCVs

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Offshore and maritime classification society ABS has been selected by Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore through the company Island Ventures II LLC to class two next-generation offshore construction vessels (OCVs). The ULSTEIN SX165 design vessels, ordered through Island Ventures II LLC


Bibby Remote Intervention Expands Fleet

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Bibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL), part of Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor, Bibby Offshore, has further expanded its fleet by signing a charter agreement for an IRM (Inspection Repair and Maintenance) light construction vessel and adding an additional two ROVs (Remote


Norwegian Group Sells Two Projects to Speed Shipbuilding Pull Out

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Bergen Group says it has decided to accelerate the process of reducing its involvement in the shipbuilding business in favor of a more dedicated focus on offshore related activities.   As a part of this process, Bergen explains it has entered into an agreement to sell two of the remaining


Second Damen Offshore Carrier Ordered

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A charter agreement between expanding subsea contractor DeepOcean and Maersk Supply Service has triggered an order for a Damen Offshore Carrier DOC 8500 - the second order for this new ship design from Damen Shipyards Group. The DOC 8500 will extend DeepOcean’s capabilities in the larger


Solstad Sign Intents in Large Subsea Construction Vessel Deal

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Norway headquartered Solstad Offshore ASA (SOFF) inform it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a major international offshore contracting company to construct & operate a large subsea construction vessel. The intention is that the client will charter the vessel from Solstad for a period


Rolls-Royce Wins Substantial Volstad OCV Equipment Order

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Rolls-Royce informs it has won a contract worth approximately £13.5 million to deliver a unique package of advanced ship equipment for a new offshore construction vessel (OCV) currently being built in Turkey for the Norwegian ship owner Volstad Shipping AS.


 
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