Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:19:48 +0200 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:18:48 +0200 (OSO) Engine builder Wärtsilä to shed 600 staff Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:19:49 +0200 Björn Rosengren, Poresident and CEO of engine builder Wärtsilä says the company is to shed 600 staff because of what he described as a "challenging" market and a decline in demand for engines for the offshore market. Mr Rosengran Fugro to undertake geotechnical investigation for Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:20:57 +0200 Fugro has been awarded the geotechnical verification investigations 2015 programme by Femern A/S, owner of the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link project. The 18km immersed tunnel will connect Denmark and Germany as part of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean c IMCA to run cyber security workshop Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:58:42 +0200 The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), in conjunction with the Security Association for the Marine Industry (SAMI), is holding a Cyber Security Workshop on 9 September 2015 during the London International Shipping Week (LISW). Th Sinopacific to build nine anchor handlers for ESNAAD Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:51:54 +0200 Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group in China has won a contract to build nine anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, ESNAAD. Sinopacific is due to&# Subsea 7 unveils alliance with KBR Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:01:47 +0200 Subsea 7 has signed an agreement to form an alliance with Houston-based KBR Inc and its wholly owned subsidiary, Granherne Inc, to collaborate in the delivery of Concept and Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) services to the global offsh Report says DP market set to grow significantly Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:54:07 +0200 A report published by research company Markets and Markets says the global dynamic positioning (DP) systems market is expected to reach US$1.48 billion by 2020, and will grow at a rate of 4.36 per cent year-on-year. The report said th Management buyout at oil spill equipment firm Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:49:29 +0200 Senior management at Vikoma International Limited have completed a management buyout with the support of a financial investment from Agathos, the London-based investment firm. Based on the Isle of Wight on the south coast of the UK and founded Subsea 7 forms alliance with OneSubsea Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:46:08 +0200 Subsea 7 has signed an agreement establishing a worldwide non-incorporated alliance with Houston-based OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, to jointly design, develop and deliver integrated subsea development solutions through Aqueos Corporation and Bibby Subsea ROV form alliance Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:41:43 +0200 Aqueos Corporation and Bibby Subsea ROV LLC have entered into an alliance to jointly market their combined services to pursue subsea projects in the Gulf of Mexico and other regions. Bibby Subsea is a provider of diving and  IMCA establishes ‘open forum’ for cross-industry input to key guidance documents Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:39:26 +0200 A number of guidance documents produced over the years by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) have been open during the consultation stage to views from across the wider industry. Now to make input easier an open forum has been Fugro provides integrity monitoring system for Berkut platform Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:36:46 +0200 Fugro recently delivered a bespoke structural monitoring system for Exxon Neftegas Ltd as operator for, and on behalf of, the Sakhalin-1 Consortium, to monitor the structural integrity of its Berkut oil platform in the Arkutun Dagi field. Locat Sea Trucks Group secures first contract in Brazil Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:34:54 +0200 Sea  Trucks Group has announced the recent award of its first contract in Brazil. The company will provide accommodation support services to Saipem for 300 POB, including lifting operations, storage support and logistic support services Developers "should temper expectations" on Iran Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:30:12 +0200 Oil and gas developers hoping for work in the country now a final agreement with Iran has been reached should proceed cautiously for the time being says George Booth, oil and gas partner at Pinsent Masons in the UK. However, Pinsent M ABB wins UK-Norway HVDC deal Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:27:36 +0200 ABB has won an order worth approximately US$450 million to link the power grids of the UK and Norway, increasing security of power supply for both countries and supporting the integration of more renewable wind and hydroelectric power into th SPO vessels start work for ENI Ghana Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:25:29 +0200 Swire Pacific Offshore's vessels Pacific Gannet and Pacific Diligence were recently fixed long term to ENI Ghana following a tender process. They are supporting the newbuild drillship Maersk Voyager for three years.</