Thursday, June 20, 2019

Marine Contractor News

Swissco Sells Vessels to Allianz Middle East

Image: Swissco Holdings

Singapore’s Swissco Holdings, currently under judicial management, announced that it is disposing of a substantial part of its offshore support vessels division, which is expected to help reduce the group's liabilities.UAE's Allianz Middle East Ship Management has signed a deal to buy most of the OSV fleet of Swissco, said a stock exchange annoucement from the restructuring vessel-owner."The Vessels are being sold on an “as-iswhere-is” basis. Only 3 of the 25 Vessels proposed to be disposed of are on charter.

Van Oord Contracts Tekmar Borssele 2 Offshore Wind Project

Image: Van Oord cable-laying vessel Nexus installing cables with Tekmar cable protection systems.

The subsea cables and engineering services provider Tekmar Energy announced that international marine contractor Van Oord has selected the patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for the Borssele 2 (site III and IV) offshore wind farm.According to a press release from the offshore wind cable protection systems company, Borssele 2 consisting of 77 turbines and a total of 731.5 MW, will go into construction off the coast of Zeeland…

OMM Calls EU, UK for Talk on Offshore Wind Firms

Image: Offshore Marine Management

Leading specialist marine contractor, Offshore Marine Management (OMM) is calling on companies and associations from across the EU to engage with UK businesses and to have that tough conversation on the future of the industry beyond Brexit.The call comes as OMM and many other European companies operating in the offshore wind sector prepare to attend the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg, which is one of the biggest industry…

Siemens Gamesa, Van Oord win $580 mln Dutch wind farm contract

(Photo: Van Oord)

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa and Dutch marine contractor Van Oord said on Friday they have won a contract worth more than 500 million euros ($580 million) to build a large wind farm in the Netherlands.The 380 megawatt (MW) wind farm on IJsselmeer lake is expected to provide enough energy to power around 380,000 households from mid 2021.Spain's Siemens Gamesa will design and supply 89 wind turbines and service the wind farm for at least 16 years.

Briggs Marine Secures BP Contract in Caspian Sea

Pat Diamond (Briggs Marine)

Briggs Marine, a UK marine contractor, has boosted its global growth plans following a three-year contract award from BP Exploration, worth over $4 million. The project, based in Azerbaijan, will see Briggs Marine delivering fire and rescue services at Sangachal Terminal - one of the world’s largest oil and gas terminals - in addition to the oil spill response services throughout the Caspian, which they have been providing since 1996.

Fugro Tallies ROV Services Contracts with Petrobras

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Fugro said it has been contracted to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services to support Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras in its exploration and production activities.Two new contracts will see Fugro’s ROV spread working to support drilling related activities, such as towing, mooring, commissioning and decommissioning, and positioning of production and drilling units, as well as installation of subsea equipment in Petrobras oil fields.

Van Oord Wins Taiwanese Offshore Wind Contract

(Image: Van Oord)

Dutch marine contractor Van Oord said on Wednesday it had won a 500 million euros ($579 million) contract to build a 640 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm in Taiwan.Van Oord will design, manufacture and install the eighty foundations for the wind farm, to be constructed eight kilometres (5 miles) off the coast of Yunlin prefecture.Installation will begin in 2020, Van Oord said, with a capacity of 350 MW connected to…

Containerized Control Room Delivered for SSCV Thialf

Photo: ELA Container Offshore

ELA Container Offshore GmbH delivered an offshore office container to Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC), a marine contractor in the international offshore oil and gas industry. The container was placed on board semisubmersible crane vessel (SSCV) Thialf and was used as a control room to operate their anchor winches. The Thialf is HMC's largest SSCV, capable of a tandem lift of 15,600 tons. Its two cranes provide for a depth reach lowering capability as well as a heavy lift capacity to install topsides.

AMSOL Bags New Contracts

Photo: African Marine Solutions Group (AMSOL)

AMSOL has been awarded a five-year contract by the South African Department of Transport to operate the standby tug utilized as part of state driven proactive marine pollution prevention measures. And in another development, AMSOL has been appointed by the Sunrise Energy Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Import Terminal as the preferred marine contractor to fulfill marine operations and multi buoy mooring surface and subsea maintenance requirements in Saldanha Bay, South Africa.

Pharos Offshore Hires Deepsea Worker

DP2 Deepsea Worker Photo Pharos Offshore Group

Pharos Offshore Group are in the process of mobilising the newly named DP2 Deepsea Worker with a Work Class ROV, an Observation Class ROV and a subsea excavation spread, ready for 2016/2017 operations. Aleron Subsea will be Pharos Offshore’s ROV partner during the period, providing a comprehensive vehicle support package, whilst Pharos operates the equipment. Amongst the equipment to become available on the vessel will be a full Pre-Lay Grapnel Run spread, boulder clearance spread and cable recovery spread.

First Wind Turbine Installed at Gemini Offshore Wind Park

Yno 309 is currently under construction at Ulstein Verft (Photo: Ulstein)

The first wind turbine has been installed at the Gemini offshore wind park, off the coast of the Netherlands. The wind park will be completed in 2017, and will supply 785,000 households with renewable energy. The SOV, Yno 309, currently under construction at Ulstein Verft, will be servicing this park. On February 16, 2016, the first wind turbine was installed by Van Oord at the Gemini Offshore Wind Park, and it will soon begin producing electricity.

Second Cougar ROV for Tidal Renewable Energy Installers

Photo courtesy of Saab Seaeye

For its mastery of strong currents around tidal turbines, Keynvor MorLift Ltd has added a second Saab Seaeye Cougar XT to its ROV fleet. This new addition comes fully containerized and can be easily transported across the globe. Alongside their more conventional Cougar assignments Keynvor MorLift (KML), specialize in deploying their Cougars for operational, installation and maintenance work at tidal energy project sites in the UK and Northern Europe where exceptionally strong tidal currents occur.

DOF Subsea Secures Contract Extension

Photo courtesy of DOF Subsea

DOF Subsea UK Limited  has announced that its survey and positioning business in the U.K. and U.S. has been awarded an extension of a Master Service Agreement with Heerema Marine Contractors of Leiden, The Netherlands.   The contract covers global provision of survey and positioning services on board Heerema Marine Contractor’s vessels, including the Hermod, Balder, Thialf, Aegir and support vessels/anchor handlers.

Ennsub Completes Sealing Work on LNG Platform

The Wheatstone LNG Project is being developed in Australia. (Image: Ennsub)

Ennsub has completed the design, manufacture, testing and installation of bespoke sealing systems for the Wheatstone Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) platform off the coast of Australia. The company was approached by a marine contractor to design two different systems to provide an external and internal sealing system for 64-off 8” NS ballasting pipes located at each corner of the platform. Ennsub was responsible for the design and supply of all equipment…

GeoSea acquires HOCHTIEF Offshore Assets

HOCHTIEF is selling offshore assets to marine contractor and long-term partner GeoSea

DEME’s marine engineering specialist GeoSea acquires offshore assets of HOCHTIEF, one of Germany’s leading international construction groups. HOCHTIEF is selling offshore assets to marine contractor and long-term partner GeoSea. GeoSea has had decades of success in marine engineering and is now acquiring  full ownership of the heavy-lift jack-up vessel ‘Innovation’, one of the largest jack-up vessels in the marine construction industry.

Ultra Deepwater Rig Towed 11,500 Miles

Image Courtesy Fairmount

Tug Fairmount Sherpa towed rig Sevan Louisiana safely from Singapore to Curaçao. During the 11,500 miles voyage via Cape of Good Hope, stops were made in Port Louis (Mauritius), Walvis Bay (Namibia) and Port of Spain (Trinidad) to take bunkers and for crew changes. Sevan Louisiana is a so called Ultra Deep Water rig (UDW), built in 2013 at the Cosco shipyard in Nantong, China, for UK-based Seadrill Ltd. The self-propelled rig, equipped with eight thrusters, can accommodate up to 150 crew members.

ISS Awarded Another Brazil Offshore Project

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) announced another nomination to provide support services to an offshore pipelaying project at Rota Cabiunas in the Santos Basin Pre-Salt region, Brazil. Following a number of recent offshore agency logistics successes, ISS has now been appointed by Van Oord, the leading international marine contractor, to provide a range of support solutions to the Cabiunas project, located approximately 300 kilometres off the coast of the State of São Paulo in the Santos Basin.

Offshore Windmill Uses Dyneema Fiber

For the installation of offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea, Mammoet Van Oord, a marine contractor, selected heavy lifting slings made with Dyneema polyethylene fiber from DSM Dyneema. The round slings, manufactured by the Unitex Group, are designed to lift heavy loads weighing up to several hundreds of tons. Mammoet Van Oord is using the Unitex lifting slings with its new jack-up installation barge, the “Jumping Jack…