Arctic Operations

Irving Celebrates Canadian AOPS Build Contract

Government of Canada & Irving Shipbuilding mark signing of $2.3 billion AOPS build contract; 3,600 Jobs across Canada generated from Irving’s NSPS commitments to

Sanctions Dampen Traffic on Russia's Arctic Route

Often heralded as new shipping lane, Arctic shipments fall. Western sanctions on Russia are restricting the Arctic shipping route along its north coast to

ABB Bags Record Azipod Orders

  ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, has  received record levels of new orders for the marine part of the group’s business, driven by solid

Ice-strengthened Ship Gets Ecospeed Protection

The bow area of the underwater hull of Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross was coated with Ecospeed. The ship is one of two ice-strengthened research vessels operated

Statoil Awarded New Offshore Blocks

  In the Awards in Predefined Areas 2014, Statoil has been awarded interests in 15 licences on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), 8 of those as operator. Today,

Fishing Vessel Sinks Off Alaska

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel are responded to the sinking of the 80-foot fishing vessel Eyak approximately 13 miles south of Sitka Harbor, Monday.   Sector

Norway Looks to Arctic, Awards New Licenses

Norway's energy ministry launched an Arctic-focused oil and gas licencing round on Tuesday and also awarded 54 new exploration blocks in a mature area licencing round,

CIMC Makes Progress on Arctic Rig

  On 19th January 2015, North Dragon, the North Sea semi-submersible drilling rig built by CIMC Raffles for North Sea Rigs AS, successfully assembled in Yantai Shipyard.

Noreco, North Energy Agree Asset Transfer on PL484

  Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) has agreed to transfer its 30 per cent ownership in PL484 in the Norwegian Sea to North Energy ASA (North). The transfer is subject to government approval.

Golar LNG Secures Charters for Carrier Duo

  Golar LNG announced today that it has been awarded 2 time charters by Nigeria LNG Ltd ("NLNG") to employ the recently delivered Golar Frost and Golar Crystal.

BHM Penlaw, Tactique Unite to Offer Arctic Solutions

  BHM Penlaw and Tactique Ltd have now joined forces to support their clients in exploiting an alternative sea route which reduces sailing distance by 4,300 nm

Irving Shipbuilding Update

   In a technical briefing with media in Ottawa this morning, representatives from Public Works Government Services Canada, the Canadian Navy and Irving Shipbuilding

Canada Picks Irving to Build Arctic Patrol Ships

Canada has picked Nova Scotia's Irving Shipbuilding Inc to build at least five Arctic patrol ships for the country's navy for C$2.3 billion ($1.9 billion) and has

Great Lakes: US Cargoes Surge on Milder Weather

With the vast ice fields of December 2013 a distant but still troubling memory, U.S.-flag cargo movement on the Great Lakes this past December rebounded significantly.

Rolls-Royce Propulsion for Alaska Class Ferries

  Rolls-Royce has been selected by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, via its Alaska Marine Highway System, and Vigor Industrial, to

Deloitte : Investment Crucial for UKCS

  The North Sea needs continued investment from businesses and government through its current period of transition, according to a new report from Deloitte, the business advisory firm.

BSEE Allocates $6m for Oil Spill Research Projects

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will invest up to $6 million to support oil spill response research projects in 2015 and is soliciting proposals for these projects.

Ice Studied for Alaska LNG Terminal

ASL Environmental Sciences has a contract for a three-year metocean-ice study program in Cook Inlet, Alaska for the proposed Alaska LNG Project terminal site. This

P&O Pulls out of Australian Icebreaker Tender

P&O Maritime, which operates the Aurora Australia, has quit the tender process to build a new Antarctic icebreaker by the Federal Government, reports ABC. The

Cold and Calculating: Dealing with Ice in Domestic Waterways

Army research laboratory helps vessels deal with ice in domestic waterways. Ice, snow and extremely low temperatures can put a big chill on maritime operations in ports, lakes, rivers and waterways.

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