Sunday, August 9, 2020

Safety Equipment News

Survitec Restructures Offshore Division

Pic: Survitec Group

Survitec Group, a manufacturer of marine safety and survival equipment, has restructured its offshore division to better serve customers with assets operating in the oil, gas and wind (renewable) energy sectors, it said.The reorganization of the business unit coincides with renewed activity in the offshore industry following the market downturn…

TOTE Touts 'LNG-as-Fuel' Experience

Peter Keller, Executive Vice President, TOTE. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

Build it and they will come mentality serves TOTE well on ‘world first’ LNG ContainershipsAs the marine industry collectively struggles to find solutions to the mounting mandates to cut emissions, U.S. owner TOTE, which broke ground three years ago with the world’s first LNG-fueled containership, has more than 36 months experience operating almost exclusively on LNG.

Stena Drilling Streamlines Safety Equipment with VIKING

VIKING offshore evacuation system (Photo courtesy of Stena Drilling)

U.K.-based offshore drilling company Stena Drilling has placed a significant part of its safety equipment and servicing management under a VIKING Offshore Safety Agreement.In early 2018, an extensive review done by VIKING Life-Saving Equipment for its long-time customer revealed the potential for major cost…

New Contracts for Dräger Safety UK in Energy and Marine

Photo: Dräger Safety UK

Dräger Safety UK has secured new contracts worth in excess of £3 million ($4.2 mln) after diversifying into new technology and training service areas focused on upstream and downstream operations in the North Sea. The marine and offshore safety equipment supplier, which has supported operations in the UKCS from its base in Aberdeen since 2011…

BSEE: Report on Subsea Bolting Technology Released

High-Performance Bolting Technology for Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Operations Photo courtesy of  BSEE

In an effort to address a recurring problem with faulty connectors in critical safety equipment, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) commissioned a National Academy of Engineering study on the matter in September 2016. After 18 months of study, the report entitled “High-Performance Bolting…

Sparrows Wins BP Contract in Angola

Photo: Sparrows

BP has awarded Sparrows Group a three-year contract to manage crane operations and maintenance, and deck services off the coast of Angola. The contract covers four cranes utilized on two Floating Production Offloading and Storage (FPSO) vessels, the Greater Plutonio and the PSVM, located in Blocks 18 and 31 respectively…

VIKING Fields Offshore Safety Solutions

PS4191 Anti-Exposure suit, offshore 2 (Photo: VIKING)

Safety equipment and servicing leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (VIKING) will use OTC 2017 to showcase new offerings designed to boost the safety of personnel, and to reduce the time and costs of maintaining compliance, too. The star turn ‘quarterback’ of VIKING’s offshore PPE line-up at booth 701 is a brand new anti-exposure, work and immersion suit called PS4191.

New Land Rig Critical Equipment Survey

Photo: Lloyd's Register Energy

The new service from Lloyd’s Register Energy has been developed in light of significant market challenges in the upstream oil and gas market, low oil prices and client mandates to achieve leaner operations. The equipment survey service includes a newly refined set of inspection tools focused on safety critical equipment used in drilling operations.

VIKING, Daemyung Marine Invest in Korea

Courtesy VIKING

Marine safety equipment manufacturer and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S is to establish a local presence in Korea through a joint venture agreement with leading Korean marine safety equipment and servicing company Daemyung Marine Co. Ltd. The new joint venture, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment Korea LLC, has VIKING as the majority shareholder.

Viking Acquires Hook Retrofit leader

Henrik Uhd Christensen, CEO, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment

Leading marine and fire safety equipment and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has today announced the acquisition of Nadiro A/S, a company owned by maritime and energy conglomerate Maersk Group and SH Group. Established in 2009, Svendborg, Denmark-based Nadiro manufactures high-quality lifeboat and rescue craft systems…

Safety at VIKING Scales New Heights

VIKING’s arctic suit triumphs over extreme temperatures_PS5002

A record-breaking offshore evacuation system is one of several highlights to be presented at the stand of leading marine and fire safety equipment and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (VIKING) at OTC 2015 in Houston, Texas. With rig sizes increasing, and evacuation heights exceeding what is possible with enclosed davits and lifeboats…

US Well Control Regulations Proposed

BSEE Director Brian Salerno

U.S. In response to the findings of investigations into the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, and following a thorough evaluation of recommendations from industry groups, equipment manufacturers, federal agencies, academia and environmental organizations, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced proposed regulations to better protect human lives and the environment from oil spills.

SPE Award for Survitec Group

Greg Allanach, European MD of Survitec Courtesy Linkedin

Two safety and survival systems developed for use in the UK’s offshore sector by the Survitec Group were recognised for their industry-leading importance when they won the Safety Innovations Award in the recent Offshore Achievement Award organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The Safety Innovations…

Petrobras Sets Well Depth Record

mages for Sergipe-Alagoas Basin Courtesy Petrobras

Petrobras has broken a new domestic record for exploratory drilling by reaching a water depth of 2,990 meters. This was achieved in February while drilling a well in the Moita Bonita area of Sergipe-Alagoas Basin, 92 km from the city of Aracaju. Only six exploration wells across the world have exceeded this depth.

New VIKING ETSO transport suit tough to beat

VIKING’s latest addition Photo Courtesy Viking

“When it comes to passenger suits for helicopter transfer, there are a number of commonly used materials and features that are well-suited to the task,” says Jens Peter Kruse, Vice President, PPE at leading maritime and fire safety equipment manufacturer and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment.

CIMC Makes Progress on Arctic Rig

North Sea semi-submersible drilling rig built by CIMC Raffles for North Sea Rigs AS

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. It is the first semi-submersible drilling rig having the capability of operating in the Arctic area in China. North Dragon is designed to operate in water depths of 500 meters…

Airlines Fly Slower to Cut Fuel Bill

Photo courtesy of Boeing

Higher oil prices have had a traumatic effect on U.S. airlines, forcing carriers to re-examine every aspect of the way they do business in a bid to control costs. Between 2002 and 2012, the price of jet fuel quadruped from 70 cents per gallon to over $3. Fuel bills rose from 15 percent to more than 40 percent of the total operating costs of U.S.

Xervo and SH Group Expanding in Norway

Credit: Somaneset aerial photos.

The possible introduction of the NORSOK R-002 standards means there’s a big job to be done upgrading the lifeboats and rescue boats onboard the rigs already operating in the Norwegian sector. In order to meet the growing demand, SH Group and its subsidiaries Xervo and Sepro Technology are now opening an actual business unit in Sandnes.

LR Energy Wins New Nuclear Deal in Middle East

Lloyd’s Register Energy’s Nuclear Vice-President, Mamdouh El-Shanawany,

Lloyd’s Register Energy together with Lightbridge Corporation has won a contract to support the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) internal inspection team to provide construction oversight and related technical services for a new generation of nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Harding Inks Deals with Three Industry Giants

The signing (Credit Harding)

In the past few weeks, Harding, an international supplier of maritime safety equipment, has signed three framework agreements with Statoil, Petrobras and A.P. Møller Mærsk. "This shows that our global strategy of being a complete supplier of both equipment and services was the right strategy for the company," said Styrk Bekkenes, CEO of Harding.