Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:28:18 +0200 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:27:18 +0200 (OSO) Forum expands syntactic foam manufacturing capability Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:28:19 +0200 Forum Energy Technologies has expanded its specialist syntactic foam manufacturing capabilities with the opening of a new plant near Houston. The six-acre facility in Bryan, Texas, brings Forum’s Syntech product line closer to clients in the New contract for Normand Pacific Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:26:03 +0200 Solstad Offshore has entered into a contract with Prysmian Powerlink Srl for the CSV Normand Pacific for a period of one year firm with further 1.5 year options. Commencement will be August 2016.  Expro secures well testing contract in India Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:24:23 +0200 Expro has been awarded contracts by India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC). Worth in excess of US$17 million over three years, the contracts will see Expro work on ONGC’s assets throughout western and eastern areas of India Viking Supply Ships receives early termination notice for AHTS Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:21:59 +0200 Viking Supply Ships has received an early termination notice of the contract for the Ice-class 1A AHTS Njord Viking. The vessel has been working for Eni Norge in the Barents Sea and has also been part of the extended towing-prepar Vroon names another newbuild PSV Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:13:58 +0200 Cosco Shipyard in Guangdong held a naming ceremony for VOS Passion, a PX121-type platform-supply vessel (PSV), on 18 July.  VOS Passion is in the final stages of construction and will be ready for delivery next month. It&#160 Ocean Installer wins mooring work in Malta Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:11:52 +0200 Ocean Installer has been awarded a turnkey project for procurement and installation of a spread mooring chain system for a Floating Storage Unit (FSU) in Malta. The mooring installation and hook-up takes place in Marsaxlokk Bay, where the FSU w Viking Prince awarded six month contract with Statoil Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:10:33 +0200 Statoil has awarded Eidesvik's vessel Viking Prince a six month contract. The terms are in accordance with current market conditions. Commencement is end August 2016. Spectrum starts 2D survey offshore Brazil Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:09:48 +0200 Spectrum has started a 15,000km multiclient 2D survey offshore Brazil in the Santos and Campos basins. The new acquisition programme is an outboard extension of Spectrum's 2012 Santos Campos Phase 1 survey, and will tie other programs in t Atlas Offshore Management awarded Nord Stream 2 service agreement Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:05:20 +0200 Atlas Offshore Management has secured a frame agreement with Nord Stream 2 to supply offshore vessel personnel for survey vessels. The deal extends until 2018. The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline builds on the success of the Deep Sea Supply refinances and takes control of joint venture Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:27:51 +0200 Deep Sea Supply has completed a comprehensive amendment to its loan facilities and an agreement with DPC Serviços de Óleo e Gás (DPC) to roll-up DPC's 50 per cent stake in the joint venture DESS BTG, which is cur EMAS Chiyoda Subsea secures Saudi Aramco deal Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:24:60 +0200 Ezra Holdings Limited has announced that EMAS CHIYODA Subsea1, the 50:50 joint venture company owned by Ezra and Chiyoda Corporation has, in partnership with Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), been awarded a contract by Norsafe secures contract with Vard Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:24:11 +0200 Norsafe has signed a contract with Vard in Norway to supply lifeboats complete with davit systems to a series of 15 new vessels for Topaz Energy and Marine, which has appointed Vard to build its new class of Module Carrying Vessels Romica secures DNV GL accreditation - redoubles export drive Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:20:49 +0200 UK winch maker Romica says it is to redouble its exports drive after its Romania-based manufacturing partner acquired accreditation with DNV GL. Yorkshire based Romica designs, manufactures and supplies lifting equipment and winches for use in BSEE and NOAA test remote oil spill sensing systems Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:18:45 +0200 In an effort to enhance the ability to detect and measure oil spills offshore, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration begins today a study of multiple remote sensing systems at BSEE Vard lays off some Norwegian staff and closes Niterói yard Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:24:38 +0200 Although it is diversifying into new markets, offshore shipbuilding specialist Vard has reported that it has had to temporarily lay off workers at its yard in Brevik, Norway, and has now closed its struggling Niterói shipyard in Brazil.