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PDVSA Plans to Offload Oil from Tilting FSO Offshore Venezuela

The FSO Nabarima listing in the Gulf of Paria on October 16 (Photo: Fishermen and Friends of the Sea)

Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) plans to offload crude from the Nabarima floating oil facility via ship-to-ship (STS) transfer amid environmental concerns, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday.The Nabarima, part of PDVSA’s Petrosucre joint venture with

Exmar, YPF Settle Dispute, Terminate Tango FLNG Charter

Tango FLNG - File Photo: Exmar

Belgium-based shipowner Exmar has settled a dispute over the charter of the Tango FLNG with Argentinian energy firm YPF, that will see the FLNG charter terminated in exchange for a settlement fee.To remind, YPF in June sent a force majeure notice to Exmar, saying it was not able to pay for the

OHT's Offshore Wind Vessel to Feature Kongsberg Pile Gripper Guidance System

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Kongsberg Maritime, under a contract with maritime services and solutions provider MacGregor, will deliver a Pile Gripper Guidance System (PGGS) for OHT's offshore wind foundation installation vessel Alfa Lift.The Alfa Lift will be the world’s largest custom-built offshore wind foundation installation vessel,

Lounsbury Joins Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions

LaDawn Lounsbury (Photo: Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions)

U.S.-based Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions said it has appointed LaDawn Lounsbury to its Business Development Team.Lounsbury brings to the position extensive subsea background and well-established client relationships, having previously held roles with Helix, Ranger Offshore, Oceaneering International and,

Offshore Equipment Hydraulic Maintenance Tip-of-the-Day: Tribology

Image Courtesy Bosch Rexroth.

Tip #1: Tribology - Assume All Hydraulic Components are Designed EquallyBelieve it or not, maintenance begins during the design phase. Moving parts create friction, and friction can lead to wear, ending in premature failure, especially when tribology is ignored. In order to have a long-lasting hydraulic system,

Volvo Penta, Danfoss Editron Power Hybrid CTVs

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A pair of hybrid-electric crew transfer vessels (CTV) being built for Danish operator MHO&Co will be powered by propulsion systems manufacturer Volvo Penta and electrification specialist Danfoss Editron.The 35-meter CTVs were designed by MHO&Co in cooperation with Incat Crowther in the U.K.

Oceaneering ROVs for Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions

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U.S. subsea services firm Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions has selected Oceaneering for ROV and support services onboard its four Jones act compliant offshore vessels. Oceaneering will provide eight Millennium Plus ROV systems, personnel, and accompanying survey suites in a multi-year deal supporting Harvey

Harvey Gulf Equipping Four More PSVs for Tri-fuel Ops

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U.S. offshore support vessel company Harvey Gulf International has ordered Wärtsilä's energy storage system for four of its platform supply vessels.The order comes just after Harvey said in September it had completed an upgrade of its platform supply vessel Harvey Energy, making it the first "tri-fuel" PSV in the U.

Offshore Wind Webinar: North American Opportunities and Challenges

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Offshore wind has the potential to impact North America's entire offshore energy, maritime, ports and logistics value chain. An October 22 webinar presented by World Energy Reports, Ørsted and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will deliver insights on the current progress, future pace and direction

Environmental Protection Notation for Saudi Aramco's Offshore Vessel Fleet

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Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco plans to achieve the ABS ENVIRO notation for its 23-strong fleet of offshore support vessels, tugs, self-elevating units, and special purpose vessels.The notation identifies the level of compliance with international environmental protection requirements and integrates further ABS environmental protection requirements,

Prelude FLNG Won't Restart in 2020

Prelude FLNG - Credit: CapTom/MarineTraffic.com

Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project off Australia, off line since early February, is working on restarting operations but would not resume full production this year. The troubled Prelude FLNG platform was shut down following an electrical

Seismic Surveys in East Med: 'Ankara Toying with Brussels'

Image for illustration; Oruc Reis seismic vessel - Photo by Huseyin Altay YONTAN/MarineTraffic.com

The European Union's latest strategy to defuse tensions with Turkey is unraveling, two weeks after it was sealed, raising the risk of conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean, diplomats, officials and experts said.Despite an EU summit deal in the early hours of Oct. 2 aimed at persuading Ankara to stop

USA: Dominion Energy's 12MW Offshore Wind Farm Ready to Enter Service

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Dominion Energy has said that its two-turbine, 12-megawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project, offshore Virginia Beach, successfully completed reliability testing and is ready to enter commercial service and deliver electricity to Virginia customers."This is a monumental day for the

KOTUG Anchor Handler Secures Offshore Work in Guyana

SD Power (Photo: KOTUG)

Dutch marine services and towage company KOTUG said it has been awarded a long-term contract by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) to provide offshore terminal towage support for operations in Guyana.KOTUG, through local entity KOTUG Guyana Inc., will employ a high-spec 130 tonnes bollard pull,

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