Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:23:41 +0200 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:22:41 +0200 (OSO) Sinopacific to build five offshore vessels for Huawei Offshore Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:23:42 +0200 Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group has signed a contract with Shenzhen Huawei Offshore Shipping Transport Co Ltd (Huawei Offshore, a subsidiary of Shanghai SalvageCompany) for the construction of five offshore vessels. All of the vessels are Si FET expands DYNACON facility in Texas Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:19:16 +0200 Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has announced the completion of the expansion of its DYNACON facility in Bryan, Texas. The expansion effectively doubles the area of the manufacturing space at DYNACON to 110,775ft2, which includes larger welding and ass Refurbished Seajacks vessels leave Shipdock Amsterdam Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:12:31 +0200 Seajacks vessels Seajacks Leviathan and Seajacks Kraken have been prepared for coming assignments following repair and renewal work by Shipdock Amsterdam. Seajacks Leviathan first had its blade rac Dolphin awarded record large 3D seismic contract Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:10:15 +0200 Dolphin has been awarded a contract by TGS for Nerites Season 2, which is in the Bight's deepwater Ceduna Sub-basin in Australia. The survey will cover 13,000km2. The initial Season 1 was successfully carried out by Polar Duchess, which </ NAO declares dividend Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:07:33 +0200 Nordic American Offshore (NAO) says its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of US$0.45 per common share for the second quarter 2014. This is the same as the first quarter 2014. The payment of dividend is expected to take place on or about August Cahuzac: second quarter another strong one for Subsea 7 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:58:20 +0200 Jean Cahuzac, Subsea 7's Chief Executive Officer, says the second quarter 2014 "was another strong quarter for the group, both operationally and financially. "I  continue to be pleased overall with our project portfolio execution," he said. "Co VOS Glory launched at Fujian Southeast Shipyard Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:55:21 +0200 The launch of VOS Glory took place on 29 July at Fujian Southeast Shipyard in China. VOS Glory is a 60m field-support vessel (FSV) currently under construction at the Shipyard for Vroon Offshore Services. The vessel is Chris Bodine appointed Sales Director at Alnmaritec Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:51:60 +0200 Chris Bodine recently joined Blyth, UK-based aluminium boatbuilding company Alnmaritec Ltd as Sales Director. Bringing a wide range of global experience, he has held a number of company director positions within the marine and en Letter of award for Aquila Explorer Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:50:41 +0200 SeaBird Exploration says Aquila Explorer has received a letter of award for a 2D seismic survey in Australasia. The survey will cover a minimum of 10,000km and will have an estimated value of approximately US$11 million. </P Dolphin takes delivery of seismic support vessel Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:48:14 +0200 Dolphin Geophysical attended the naming ceremony for 7-Oceans, a newbuild seismic guard vessel at Maaskant Shipyard, the Netherlands, on 25 July. The vessel is the first of three new seismic guard vessels Dolphin wi Tank for Solan field arrives at Port of Lerwick Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:20:42 +0200 A large steel oil storage tank to be installed west of Shetland as part of Premier’s development of the Solan field has arrived in Lerwick onboard a heavy-transport vessel Xiang Yun Kou, in order to make use of the port’s deep-water quays and NOIA urges swift Atlantic seismic survey permits Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:18:11 +0200 Jeff Vorberger, Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs at the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), recently issued the following statement regarding the Interior Department’s Record of Decision (ROD) for the Programmatic Environ Metal Shark commences operations at South Louisiana Shipyard Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:14:58 +0200 Metal Shark in Louisian has moved into a new facility on a 25-acre tract of land situated on the Charenton Bypass Canal in Franklin, Louisiana. The company acquired the land in January 2014, and announced plans to develop the new property into a facili Seatronics signs deal with Digital Edge Subsea Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:12:58 +0200 Seatronics, an Acteon company, has signed a contract with Digital Edge Subsea Ltd for Digital Edge Subsea’s complete range of digital video inspection systems. Seatronics will be equipped with Digital Edge Subsea systems for each of its gl Saipem awarded drilling contracts Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:09:59 +0200 Saipem has been awarded new drilling contracts in Indonesia, Nigeria, the Arabian Gulf and Latin America worth approximately US$850 million of which US$540 million are related to offshore activity and refer to four different units of Saipem’s fleet.</P