Van Oord's New Pipe Layer Stingray to Start Work in the Far East

May 13, 2013
Van Oord's New Pipe Layer Stingray to Start Work in the Far East

(With video) Van Oord has been awarded two pipe lay projects for its new shallow water pipe lay vessel Stingray. The total value of these contracts is approximately USD 80 million (more than EUR 60 million).

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Subsea Installation with Seawater Instead of Oil

May 7, 2013
Subsea Installation with Seawater Instead of Oil

IHC Hydrohammer has used seawater instead of oil as a drive mechanism for the offshore installation industry. The company has developed and tested IHC Waterhammer technology.

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Boskalis Acquires Offshore Contract in the Philippines

May 7, 2013
Boskalis Acquires Offshore Contract in the Philippines

Shell Philippines Exploration has awarded a contract to Royal Boskalis Westminster for the installation of an offshore Depletion Compression Platform for the Malampaya Project off the coast of Palawan Island, in the Republic of the Philippines.

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IHC Merwede Launches Subsea 7’s Seven Waves

May 6, 2013
IHC Merwede Launches Subsea 7’s Seven Waves

IHC Merwede has launched Subsea 7’s 550t pipelaying vessel, Seven Waves, at its shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands.

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Wärtsilä to Design and Power Four MPSVs

April 8, 2013
Wärtsilä to Design and Power Four MPSVs

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to design a series of four multi-purpose platform support vessels (MPSVs) for Armada Offshore MPSV Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysian-based international offshore oilfield services provider and also the largest owner and operator of offshore support vessels (OSVs) in Malaysia.

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Two VSP for Work Boat with X-Bow Design

March 28, 2013
Two VSP for Work Boat with X-Bow Design

The Siem Moxie, an infield support vessel (ISV), will be put into operation in spring 2014. It is the first work boat with the Ulstein-designed X-Bow to be fitted with two Voith Schneider Propellers (VSP).

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Wärtsilä's GasReformer Wins OTC Technology Award

March 20, 2013
Wärtsilä's GasReformer Wins OTC Technology Award

Wärtsilä has introduced the GasReformer, which uses steam reforming technology to convert associated gas to a quality that can be used as fuel in gas fuelled engines. The GasReformer has been awarded the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2013 Spotlight on New Technology Award.

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Subsea 7 Wins New Contracts in Brazil

March 20, 2013
Subsea 7 Wins New Contracts in Brazil

Petrobras has awarded Subsea 7 three contracts with a combined value in excess of USD 300 million. The scope of work comprises the installation of flexible lines by the Seven Seas, under two lump sum contracts and one day rate contract.

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