Monday, December 9, 2019

Deepocean News

Solstad Offshore Wins Contracts for CSVs

Image: Solstad Offshore

Norwegian offshore service and supply ship shipping company Solstad Offshore has secured work for two of its offshore construction vessels.First, the company signed a contract with DeepOcean AS for the CSV Normand Jarstein. The contract will commence in March for the 2019 season, with further options for 2020 and 2021.DeepOcean will mobilise two…

Østensjø Rederi Bags New Contracts

Photos:  Øyvind Sætre/Østensjø Rederi

Norway-based international provider of marine services in the offshore and towage sectors Østensjø Rederi has been awarded a contract by a major European energy company for operation in the renewable sector.The contract commenced in November and will secure utilization during the winter period for Edda Fauna up to the commencement of vessel’s…

Heijermans Joins Boskalis Management Board

Bart Heijermans (Photo: Boskalis)

During today's Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, Bart Heijermans was appointed to the Board of Management of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. for a term until the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in 2022.Heijermans will be responsible for the company’s offshore energy division, effective September 1, 2018.Heijermans brings to the board extensive experience in the offshore industry…

Mæland Steps in as DeepOcean CEO

DeepOcean’s board of directors announced that company COO Ottar Mæland will take over the responsibilities as acting CEO of DeepOcean, succeeding current CEO Bart Heijermans, who has decided to step down. Heijermans, who led the company through an ownership change during his tenure as CEO, has decided to step down from his position effective November 18, 2017. He will remain on the company’s board as a nonexecutive director.

AkerBP Inks Subsea Contract with DeepOcean

Olav Henriksen, SVP Projects at Aker BP, and Rolf Ivar Sørdal, Commercial Director GNS at DeepOcean, pictured here together with the team, signed the contract October 25. (Photo: AkerBP)

Aker BP ASA said it has awarded a contract to DeepOcean for subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) activities. The contract – worth a minimum of NOK 300 million ($36.8 million) during the initial three years, with an option to continue the activities for an additional six years (2+2+2) – includes remotely operated vehicle (ROV) activities related to subsea IMR on Aker BP-operated assets Valhall…

Offshore Vessel Contractors Re-shaping for a Rebound

File photo: BOA

The announcement on the February 28 of EMAS Chiyoda’s bankruptcy is the latest in a long line of vessel contractors to fall victim to the downturn since January 2015. Multiple companies such as Cal Dive, Ceona, Cecon, Hercules Offshore, Harkand and Swiber have entered into administration, taking a significant number of vessels out of the active fleet. In other cases, internal restructuring measures (e.g.

Tekmar Strengthens Senior Management Team

Tekmar’s CEO James Ritchie (left) welcomes new operations manager Barry Cooper to the subsea cable protection firm. (Photo: Tekmar)

Tekmar Energy Ltd, a leading supplier of subsea cable protection, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Barry Cooper as Operations Manager. Bringing more than 15 years of experience in the offshore sector, Cooper has served in several senior management and leadership roles in businesses including Technip Umbilicals, GE Wellstream and more recently, DeepOcean.

MTS Assists Damen in Maersk Connector Sea Trials

MTS assisting Maersk Connector

Leading marine service provider, Marine and Towage Services Group Ltd. (MTS) has supported shipbuilder Damen during sea trials of its latest offshore cabling vessel, Maersk Connector. During the two-week testing period, MTS Vigilant, a Damen Shoalbuster, undertook essential anchor handling work to test the capabilities of the new vessel’s advanced…

DeepOcean to Provide MPV to Tullow Ghana

MPSV Rem Forza (Photo: DeepOcean Ghana)

DeepOcean Ghana Limited, a Ghanaian company with 51% Ghanaian owned share structure, has been awarded a contract to provide the services of a multipurpose construction vessel (MPV) to Tullow Ghana Limited. The scope of work for the contract is inspection, survey and subsea construction on the Tullow operated deepwater Jubilee and TEN Fields offshore Ghana.

etpm Bolsters Offering to O&G Sector

Keith McGregor and Mike Flaherty (Photo courtesy: etpm)

Subsea and marine recruitment specialist etpm has introduced two new key service lines and made two senior appointments to further grow and develop its service offering to companies operating in the current economic climate in the oil and gas sector. The latest editions to its offshore recruitment service are a specialist survey recruitment team and a dedicated ROV Division.

Second Damen Offshore Carrier Ordered

Photo: Damen

A charter agreement between expanding subsea contractor DeepOcean and Maersk Supply Service has triggered an order for a Damen Offshore Carrier DOC 8500 - the second order for this new ship design from Damen Shipyards Group. The DOC 8500 will extend DeepOcean’s capabilities in the larger cable laying end of the market, representing a new focus on Interconnector projects, in addition to oil and gas sector and renewables work.