Arctic Operations

Environmental Groups: IMO Polar Code Too Weak

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) today adopted the Polar Code aimed at regulating shipping in Polar Regions. Several environmental groups have criticized

Single Lift of RL-K 7500 Subsea Crane

On the premises of Liebherr in Rostock a remarkable single lift of the new RL-K 7500 subsea crane recently took place in the course of its loading for shipment to Asia.

IMO Steps Up Safety in Polar Waters

  United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted global, binding regulations to enhance safety of navigation in polar waters. After several years’ intense negotiations,

Governor: Russia Will Have No Competitors in the Arctic

The Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, Dmitry Kobylkin, presented the annual report on the situation in the autonomous region. "We have been confronted with new challenges.

TransAtlantic Scrubber for SECA 2015

  TransAtlantic and Stora Enso have signed and started the installation of the first order of a new innovative scrubber that washes out sulphur oxides from ship

OAO Sovcomflot’s 9M/Q3 2014 Results

  OAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) today reported results for the nine months and third quarter (Q3) ended 30 September 2014.   Nine months 2014 – Financial Highlights (IFRS

Deltamarin Contributes to Arctic Carrier Design

Deltamarin Ltd. has provided Aker Arctic Technology Inc. with design services for two polar class heavy deck carrier ships intended for carrying heavy project cargos

Norway Wants Oil & Gas Licensing Round before Christmas

Norway hopes to launch its 23rd oil and gas licensing round before Christmas, though that timeline is still subject to change, Bente Nyland, the head of the Norwegian

Statoil to Drill Despite Falling Oil Price

Firm looking to approve 3-5 fast-track projects in the years ahead. Norwegian energy group Statoil ASA will keep exploration drilling high in 2015 and plans to approve a new project this year,

Norway: Oil Firms Demand Excessive Offshore ROI

Oil companies in Norway are frequently demanding excessive returns on their investments, raising the risk that some oil will never be produced, Bente Nyland, the

UNEPCOM Endorses Rosneft's Arctic Research Initiative

  The Russian National Committee for UNEP (UNEPCOM) endorsed the initiative of Rosneft and the Russian Geographical Society to elaborate interdisciplinary scientific

ROVs Help Determine Iceberg Risks for Rigs

Rigs at risk from drifting icebergs can expect an early warning following research by the Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Autonomous Ocean Systems Laboratory

Wärtsilä’s New CPP System

At SMM Wärtsilä introduced its latest development of large Controllable Pitch (CP) Propellers, based on the previously known E-hub type. The new Wärtsilä CP propeller

Wärtsilä Dual-Fuel Solution for Icebreaking LNG Carriers

The Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) yard in South Korea has ordered a total of 54 Wärtsilä dual fuel engines to power 172,600 cbm icebreaking

Launch of OCEAN FALCON in Pasajes

  On November the 6th, Zamakona Yards Group successfully completed the launch of the ship “Ocean Falcon” at its facilities in Pasajes (San Sebastian, northern Spain).

Statoil: Barents Sea Exploration Completed

Statoil has completed the extensive 2013-2014 exploration programme in the Barents Sea. This represents an all-time high exploration activity and 10% of all exploration

Sanctions Bite Russian Arctic Oil Shippers

Shipping services that support Russia's attempts to extract oil from remote parts of the Arctic will run into difficulties as banks scale back energy financing due to Western sanctions,

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

Fairmount Tugs Delivers FPSO Petrojarl Knarr

  Three tugs of Fairmount Marine have towed the brand new FPSO Petrojarl Knarr from South Korea to Norway in just 61 days. Petrojarl Knarr, one of world’s largest

Arctic Oil: Bourbon to Enter Arctic Market in 2016

Bourbon plans to enter the growing Arctic Offshore market in 2016 with a new Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel built by the Vard shipyard. This AHTS (Anchor

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