Maersk’s Offshore Business Pushes Delivery of Nine Ships

Maersk Supply Service, a part of Danish shipping and offshore energy conglomerate Maersk Group, has entered into agreements with two yards to postpone delivery of a total of nine newbuildings.

The vessels in question include five anchor handling vessels, under construction at Kleven Yard in Norway, and four subsea support vessels, being built by China’s Cosco Dalian shipyard.......................

NKT Victoria - Ship of the Year 2017

During a ceremony at the NorShipping exhibition in Lillestrøm, Norway, Norway’s Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion Ms. Anniken Hauglie presented the award, in the presence of HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway,...............

Egina FPSO to Arrive in Nigeria

On a recent visit to South Korea to inspect the Egina FPSO project, and FPSO scheduled to arrive in Nigeria in August 2017, Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside said the ongoing construction of the multi-billion dollar Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) project will increase the knowledge base of NIMASA as a safety administration and enhance its regulatory capacity................

The FPSO Kaombo Norte under conversion at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore. (Courtesy V.Ships Offshore)

SINGAPORE –  Saipem has contracted V.Ships Offshore to provide ship management services for sea trials, transit, and hook up assistance for the Kaombo Norte and Kaombo Sul FPSOs.
Both are under conversion at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore, and will operate on the Kaombo development for Total in block 32 offshore Angola.
The Kaombo Norte is in the final stages of construction and will start sea trials soon before sailing to Angola. The Kaombo Sul will follow later.
06/15/2017

Noble Drillship Bags New Contract

Noble Corporation has been awarded new contracts for one of its drillships under which the unit will operate in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and later Suriname.  

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Autonomous Vehicles to Reduce Windfarms Costs

Autonomous Vehicles to Reduce Windfarms Costs By MarEx 2017-02-10 18:48:32 A collaboration between Heriot-Watt University's Ocean Systems Laboratory and the Smart Systems Group has received funding to deliver a human-robotics hybrid solution for the maintenance and operation of of...

Scientists Fear Deepsea Mining

Scientists Fear Deepsea Mining subsea mining equipment By MarEx 2017-02-05 18:38:46 Scientists fear that even before one of the last frontiers of exploration, the ocean deep, has been properly studied it will already have been exploited and damaged by commercial deepsea mining looking f...