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Increased Vigilance Recommended for Offshore Platforms

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Bulletin recommending that offshore platforms and vessels and aircraft operating in their vicinity exercise increased vigilance with regard to potential terrorist activity. (Source: HK Law)


Nordic Yards Lays Dock for Offshore Converter Platform

Photo: Nordic Yards

Nordic Yards has performed the dock-laying of a steel element of the offshore converter platform DolWin gamma took place on January 30 in Warnemünde. The placing of a 200-metric-ton section marked another milestone in the production of the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) platform, the builder said.   As general contractor, Alstom placed an order with Nordic Yards in February 2013 for the construction of the offshore platform for the DolWin3 project run by the Dutch transmission


Submarine Power Cable Repair Project

The Minerals Management Service (MMS) issued a Notice stating that it has prepared an environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact for the planned repair project on the submarine power cable that links an offshore platform with the shore in Santa Barbara County. 70 Fed. Reg. 10111 (HK Law)


Intergraph Ships Smartplant Electrical 3.0

Intergraph Corporation is shipping SmartPlant Electrical 3.0, the intelligent software for electrical engineering in the process, power and marine industries. The new 3.0 version features improved cable management, enhanced engineering functions and new drawing options designed to cut schedules and increase electrical distribution system reliability and safety. SmartPlant Electrical (ppm.intergraph.com/electrical) is the data-centric, integrated package for design engineering, construction


Freighter Collides with Offshore Platform

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Galveston are investigating the early morning collision of an outbound freighter and an offshore platform located approximately 17 miles off the coast of Galveston. At 3:15 a.m., Coast Guard watchstanders at Group Galveston received reports of a platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico. At 3:30 a.m., the freighter SCM Athina notified the Coast Guard that it had struck the platform High Island 207


Daewoo Shipbuilding Wins $1.3B

According to a Dec. 16 report from Reuters, South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (042660.KS), the world's second-largest shipbuilder, said on Dec. 16, that it won a $1.3b deal from Chevron Corp (CVX.N) to build an offshore platform which for Australia. (Source: Reuters)


StatoilHydro and Kongsberg Maritime Join Forces

StatoilHydro and Kongsberg Maritime have made a general agreement for the operation of automation and security systems delivered by Kongsberg Maritime onboard StatoilHydro's installations in the . The agreement has a duration of 2 years and covers Statfjord A, B & C and the platforms at Haltenbanken. The agreement secures that StatoilHydro has access to the necessary resources and technology for optimal operations of the extensive Kongsberg Maritime process control & automation


StatoilHydro & Kongsberg Maritime Join Forces

StatoilHydro and Kongsberg Maritime have made a general agreement for the operation of automation and security systems delivered by Kongsberg Maritime onboard StatoilHydro's installations in the . The agreement has a duration of 2 years and covers Statfjord A, B & C and the platforms at Haltenbanken. The agreement secures that StatoilHydro has access to the necessary resources and technology for optimal operations of the extensive Kongsberg Maritime process control & automation


Finally We Can Drill Off Florida's Coast! Right?

WRONG! With oil prices reaching record highs and declines in production showing everywhere, there has never been a time that we needed to explore and produce the vast reserves in the Eastern Outer-Continental Shelf. President Bush ordered the lifting of the White House ban on offshore drilling on June 14, 2008.   Assuming that Congress does what it should do, and finally lifts the ban on offshore drilling along US Coasts, one would think that we would be set to drill away


SMOE Wins $1bln Multi-platform Culzean Contract

Image: Sembcorp Marine

 Singapore's offshore services provider Sembcorp Marine has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth over USD1 billion for the Culzean field development project in the North Sea.   Sembcorp Marine subsidiary SMOE construction contract  will cover the topsides for the central processing facility, wellhead platform and utilities and living quarter platform, and two connecting bridges.  


Pioneering Spirit: Addressing Drive & Control Challenges

Pioneering Spirit (Photo: Bosch Rexroth)

‘Lifting’ a 48,000-ton platform in the open ocean is no easy task; special Bosch Rexroth components and control systems on board the Pioneering Spirit   It was the biggest assignment Bosch Rexroth in Boxtel had ever faced, and it took more than two years to carry it out


Large Rogue Waves More Common than Previously Thought

Image: University of Miami

 University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientist Mark Donelan and his Norwegian Meteorological Institute colleague captured new information about extreme waves, as one of the steepest ever recorded passed by the North Sea Ekofisk platforms in the early


Seagull, DNV GL Offer Cyber Security Training

Anita Oestmann, DNV GL and Roger Ringstad, Seagull Maritime. Photo T.Aas, Seagull Maritime 2017 (Photo: DNV-GL & Seagull Maritime)

Cyber security threats have increased over the past few years in the maritime industry. Together with DNV GL, Seagull now offers an immediate solution to help train staff to be cyber secure.   With the increasing use of systems with embedded software on ships and mobile offshore platforms


Aker Solutions Secures Work for Njord A Upgrade

Photo: Thomas Sola / Statoil

Aker Solutions will provide design engineering for the upgrading of the semi-submersible Njord A platform in Norway. The company will as a subcontractor of Kvaerner take part in upgrading the platform after operator Statoil exercised an option in an agreement awarded in April 2016


Germany’s First Accommodation Platform for Offshore Wind Farms

From left to right: Philipp Degenhardt – Team Lead Project Certification & Interface Management (Vattenfall), Fabio Pollicino – Global Service Line Leader for Project Certification (DNV GL – Energy), Christof Huß Site Manager DanTysk Offshore Wind Farm (Vattenfall), Jana Gerhmann-Vorbau - Project Manager Renewables Certification (DNV GL – Energy), Stefan Baars - Head of Section Concrete Structures & Geotechnica (DNV GL – Energy), Mike Wöbbeking, Head of Certification body (DNV GL – Energy), Joha

 DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has awarded Vattenfall with a final statement of compliance for its offshore accommodation platform.    This is the first offshore platform in the North Sea to host up to 50 operation


JF Subsea Inspects Shell Oil Rigs with New ROV technique

Photo James Fisher Subsea

James Fisher Subsea implements innovative ROV methodology on six North Sea oil rig platforms for Shell UK James Fisher Subsea uses its unique ROV methodology on 6 of Shell UK’s platforms over four month period ROV inspection methodology removed the need for a vessel and reduced downtime


Crew Transfer Vessel Delivered to Swire Pacific Offshore

The Offshore Express 57 LCTV features DP-2 dynamic positioning technology and “walk to work” capability ensuring the fast and safe transfer of personnel to and from offshore oil and gas platforms. (Photo: Austal)

With its latest delivery to Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), shipbuilder Austal Limited has delivered its second high speed crew transfer vessel this year, and its fourth offshore crew transfer vessel in the past 15 months.   The 57.6-meter, all-aluminum catamaran, named Pacific Kestrel


Talking Dutch Designs with Damen’s Peter Robert

Peter Robert, Damen’s Head of Business Development & Market Intelligence (Photo: Damen)

Despite the numerous challenges facing today’s maritime sector, there are still opportunities to be found. After all, the world is constantly changing and it is those companies who are able to adapt and move with the markets that will experience long-term success


GNH to Expand Oerations in Northern UAE

 Gulf Navigation Holding (GNH) announces the initiation of studies for large expansion of its operations in the northern region of the United Arab Emirates consisting of a set of comprehensive maritime activities, (the GNH Northern Project), including ship building


MMO Market Falls 22% in 2015

Graph: Douglas-Westwood

 The Offshore Maintenance, Modifications & Operations (MMO) market experienced a substantial fall of 22% in total expenditure between 2014 and 2015, and an additional 5% decline is projected by the end of 2016, says a Douglas-Westwood report.  


Reforma Pemex Now Under BSM Management

Reforma Pemex - Photo BSM

Following a two-year period of plan approval and newbuild supervision services provided by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement’s project focused business, Schulte Marine Concept, BSM's Mexico based Ship Management Centre has commenced management of Reforma Pemex


Leviathan Partners to Start Drilling in Q1 2017

Eastern Mediterranean. Photo: Noble Energy Inc

 The Leviathan reservoir partners announced on Sunday their plans to begin drilling a new well in the basin during the first quarter of next year, reports The Jerusalem Post.   The partners announced today that work will commence in the first quarter of 2017 and a budget of $77 million


FORAN Signs Contract with NODOSA Shipyard

Photo: FORAN

The SENER engineering and technology group has signed a new contract with NODOSA SHIPYARD to install its FORAN CAD/CAM/CAE system to design and produce the shipyard's new projects.  This contract covers installing permanent FORAN system licenses in all design disciplines (Hull


Rigmarine Provides Custom Winch Package for Caspian Sea Topside

Photo: Rigmarine

Lifting and marine product specialist Rigmarine said it has recently supplied a bespoke winch system for a multinational oil and gas company, a key customer in the Caspian Sea region.   The riser pull-in system comprises 38t and 12t winches


Hempel Debuts Offshore Assets Coating Range

Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 and 17870, are being introduced to increase the service life and reduce on-station maintenance requirements of offshore assets Photo Hempel

Two new coatings, Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 and 17870, are being introduced to increase the service life and reduce on-station maintenance requirements of offshore assets by leading worldwide coatings supplier Hempel. The new high-performance pure epoxy uni-primers presented today (9 January)






 
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