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BP Charters Solstad Offshore Vessel Trio for Ironbark Drilling Support

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BP has chartered Solstad Offshore's three offshore support vessels to support its Ironbark drilling campaign in Australia.Norway's based offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore said Monday that BP had awarded contracts for two anchor handling tug and supply vessels Normand Saracen and Far Senator, along

Ex-Subsea 7 Man to Head Harvey Gulf's New Subsea Services Business

Ed Galloway - Credit: Harvey Gulf International Marine

The U.S.-based offshore support vessel operator Harvey Gulf International Marine has appointed Ed Galloway to manage Harvey’s new subsea venture company, Harvey Subsea Services. Galloway was previously Director of Gulf of Mexico Region for Subsea7/i-Tech7 where he ran the company’s IMR business, including related charters and engineering solutions.

ABS Class for First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel

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Marine classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will provide classification services to the first floating heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan.The vessel named the Green Jade has been commissioned by CDWE, a joint venture between Taiwanese company CSBC and Belgian offshore contractor DEME,

OHT's Alfa Lift Vessel to Install Dogger Bank A Wind Farm Foundations

The construction of OHT’s Alfa Lift is progressing well at China Merchant Heavy Industries fabrication yard in Jiangsu Province, China./ Image source: OHT

Norway's Offshore Heavy Transports has won a contract to transport and install foundations for the first phase of Equinor's and SSE's Dogger Bank Wind Farm, Dogger Bank A, in the UK, using its foundation installation vessel Alfa Lift being built in China.To remind, OHT was in November 2019 selected

ABS Updates Offshore Wind Guidance

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Classification society ABS said it has updated its guides addressing both floating and bottom-founded offshore wind turbines.The revised guides incorporate updated industry best practices and industry feedback, lessons learned from a range of projects in Europe and North America as well as latest developments

OHT Enters Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Business

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Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT), a company specializing in, well, offshore heavy transport, has decided to diversify its offering and dive into the offshore wind turbine generator installation business.OHT said Thursday it had entered into a binding Heads of Agreement with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) in Jiangsu,

Rig-building Impairments Drag Keppel to 1H Loss

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Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corp reported a loss in the first half of 2020 due to impairments in its offshore and marine business that has been battered by low global oil prices.Keppel posted a net loss of S$537 million ($390 million) for the six months to June, compared with a net profit of S$356 million a year ago.

CrossWind Hires Van Oord for 759 MW Offshore Wind Farm Construction

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Dutch offshore services giant Van Oord has won a construction contract for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm from CrossWind.The contract follows the announcement on Wednesday that CrossWind, a Shell-Eneco JV, had won a tender to develop the 759 MW subsidy-free offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands.

Envoy Acquires Avantis Marine

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UK-based Envoy Group has acquired a marine engineering company, Avantis Marine, to target carbon reduction and clean energy solutions for offshore markets.Avantis specializes in marine engineering with a focus on environmental performance and clean technologies for the shipping, oil and gas and passenger transport markets.

Analysts: Temasek Might Drop $3B Bid to Acquire Controlling Stake in Keppel

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Temasek Holding's $3 billion bid to acquire a controlling stake in Keppel Corp will be under scrutiny on Thursday as a big quarterly profit drop at the conglomerate could raise the risk of the state investor dropping its proposal, analysts said.Keppel last week warned that material impairments relating

LR Names Marine & Offshore President for SAMEA

Mike Holliday - LR's Marine & Offshore president for South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa (SAMEA) - Credit: LR

LR has appointed Mike Holliday as Marine & Offshore president for South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa (SAMEA).In his new role, Holliday will lead LR’s Marine and Offshore operations across SAMEA, primarily based in Singapore, and be responsible for developing the business in current and

New Vessel Goes to Work for Seacat Services in the UK

Seacat Weatherly (Photo: Seacat Services)

Offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has taken delivery of Seacat Weatherly, the first of two new crew transfer vessels (CTV) ordered from the Diverse Marine shipyard in Cowes, U.K.Handed over despite the challenges and pressures created by the current coronavirus lockdown, Seacat

US Wind Farm Support Vessel Gets Bow Extension

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A bow extension will allow Cape Henry Launch Services' workboat Delta Escape to push up against offshore wind turbines to support the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot program off Virginia Beach.naval architecture and marine engineering firm DLBA, a division of Gibbs & Cox, said it was recently

Pirates Attack Another Offshore Vessel in Mexico

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An offshore supply vessel was reportedly attacked offshore Mexico on Friday, July 24, in an incident that was described as a "violent armed boarding and robbery of personal belongings."The maritime safety intelligence company Dryad said Monday that the offshore supply vessel Natalie was boarded

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