2016-11-11 06:02:12

Vessel Contract

Aberdeen-based specialist subsea service company DOF Subsea UK has been awarded a contract worth around GBP4.7 million by Technip for the provision of a light construction vessel. The vessel provided will be the Skandi Bergen for BP-operated Block 31, offshore Angola. It is anticipated that the project will commence in Quarter 3 2010 and will last for approximately 100 days.Garry Millard, managing director, DOF Subsea UK says "This is a significant win for the company. The award of this contract demonstrates our commitment to developing the company in West Africa."DOF Subsea provides subsea construction and engineering, IRM, ROV and survey... (read more)
2010-02-10 02:29:49

Vessel Performance

Kongsberg Maritime is to show three new monitoring and efficiency applications for its K-Chief automation system for the first time during Posidonia 2010. The 'Fuel Saver' applications have been developed as part of Kongsberg Maritime's commitment to the Green Ship concept, and through the provision of detailed data and advice based on multiple factors including current engine use, can be used to enhance vessel performance and reduce emissions. The K-Chief marine automation system is a distributed monitoring and control system that provides high-end functionality for power management, auxiliary machinery control, ballast/bunker monitoring and control, and cargo monitoring and control.The new... (read more)
2010-06-07 09:56:52

Survey/Support Vessel Delivery

Alnmaritec has delivered Dalby Esk, the second of the new Wave Master class of wind farm support vessels, to Dalby Offshore Renewables. The new vessel has a multi-purpose capability for survey and dive support as well as wind farm service roles. She already has her first contract, working on the Outer Gabbard wind farm as a crew transfer and logistics vessel, with her prime roles being refuelling and transferring equipment around the field.   The Dalby Esk measures 20m x 7.2m and she is fitted with twin MTU engines and fixed-pitch propellers giving her a top speed of 28.5 knots.... (read more)
2011-11-15 12:34:10

Noordhoek Orders Support Vessel

Noordhoek Offshore has ordered a new-build diving offshore construction support vessel for their North Western European operations. The delivery of this new vessel is scheduled for the second half of 2009, following its delivery it will join the Noordhoek fleet.   This ordered vessel is specifically designed for efficient diving operations in the harsh North Sea environment. The new vessel will have an 76 metres overall length, 18 metre beam, 100 tonne main crane and accommodation for 70 people. The vessel will have Class 2 Dynamic Positioning and be compliant with the most demanding maritime and environmental regulations worldwide. The 12-man, single bell, saturation diving system will utilise the... (read more)
2007-11-13 01:47:04

Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel

The Canadian Coast Guard is looking to develop a new offshore oceanographic science vessel is to replace CCGS Hudson on the East Coast. The new vessel will be used to conduct multi-disciplinary physical, chemical, and biological oceanographic expeditions; observe global and regional oceanographic circulation and interactions; contribute to the assessments of resources and impacts to the various marine ecosystems; support marine geology and contribute to data gathering for hydrographic charts, oceanographic engineering, establishment of internal and international marine boundaries and for other government departments and research organisations. The vessel will have accommodations for approximately 59 (crew and scientists). She will... (read more)
2010-11-30 12:00:00

GeoShips Charters New Vessel

Aberdeen-based SeaHold GeoShips Limited (GeoShips) has chartered its first new multi-purpose offshore vessel to support the growing offshore renewable energy market and the subsea sector. To enable GeoShips to offer a full suite of services from the Stril Explorer, and future vessels, the company has entered into agreements with both ROV services provider Hallin Marine UK, and survey and positioning contractor NCS Survey.     The contract is worth in the region of GBP15-GBP20 million and will result in the creation of an unspecified number of new job opportunities within all three companies.   The Stril Explorer has been chartered... (read more)
2011-04-29 12:00:00

Additional Seismic Vessel Capacity

Wavefield Inseis ASA has signed an agreement with Shanghai Offshore Petroleum Geophysical Corporation (SOPGC) for a one and a half year Bare-Boat Charter of the fully equipped 2D/source vessel Discoverer 2 with two single year extension options.   The new charter will commence in June 2008 and Wavefield Inseis has already secured several months 2D backlog for the vessel. The new contracts are additions to the previously announced vessel backlog figures. The company has previous experience chartering the M/V Discoverer 2, and with the strong seismic market and a good operational track record, it expects the vessel to make a... (read more)
2008-04-17 02:42:13

Crane Vessel Building Delay

Heerema Marine Contractors expects the Basic Design of its new build crane vessel to be completed in early 2009. Given the global economic developments and its effects on the international oil and gas industry, the decision to construct a new build vessel can not be made until market conditions improve.     The current oil price and economic situation are not favorable for making major investment and financing decisions.     (read more)
2009-01-12 11:48:48

Survey Vessel Acadia

By an Old Hydrographer
On July 5th 2003 the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Canadian Hydrographic Service and former officers, staff and crew of the CSS Acadia, gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to celebrate her 90th birthday. The Acadia was the pride of the Canadian Hydrographic Service fleet for many decades. Now, as the museum’s largest artefact, she draws considerable attention, respect and admiration from those who appreciate fine vessels. The Canadian Survey Ship (CSS) Acadia was designed and built for hydrographic surveys by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. She arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on July 8th 1913... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00
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