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Driftwood LNG construction to start this summer

Posted On: 17-01-2021

Tellurian’s Driftwood LNG project in Louisiana is expected to start in the summer of 2020. Speaking to Reuters, the co-founder of US LNG developer Tellurian Charif Souki said that the company aims to begin construction of its LNG project in Louisiana this summer. Driftwood LNG export project in Louisiana is worth $16.8 billion. It is to answer the growing need for additional liquefaction capacit..readmore

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Norway eyeing deep-sea metal mining future instead of oil

Posted On: 17-01-2021

Norway, one of the wealthiest countries in the world due to its oil and gas reserves, is looking to transition to deep-sea mining for copper, zinc, and other metals in high demand in green technologies. According to Reuters, Norway could license companies for deep-sea mining as early as 2023 potentially placing it among the first countries to harvest seabed metals for electric vehicle batteries, w..readmore

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Frank Coles, CEO of Wallem Group, resigns

Posted On: 17-01-2021

Frank Coles, Chief Executive Officer of the Wallem Group, has resigned and will be leaving the Wallem Group shortly, the company’s board confirmed. “As many will be aware Frank has been very active in highlighting the plight of seafarers during the Covid-19 pandemic and now wishes to become more involved in promoting their welfare, as well as pursuing other opportunities. During his two and ha..readmore

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Costa Cruises’ 2nd LNG-powered cruise ship floated out in Finland

Posted On: 16-01-2021

Costa Toscana, an LNG powered, 185,000 GT cruise ship being built for Carnival’s Italian brand Costa Cruises, was floated out to the outfitting pier at Finland’s Meyer Turku shipyard on 15 January 2021. During the float-out ceremony, Costa Toscana officially touched the sea for the first time, with the flooding of the basin where she has been built in recent months. Due to hard weather conditi..readmore

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Zvezda cuts steel for 3rd LNG-powered MR product carrier

Posted On: 16-01-2021

Russian Shipbuilding Complex Zvezda has cut steel for the third MR-type product carrier operating on LNG as marine fuel ordered by the compatriot shipping major Sovcomflot in 2019. The 1B-ice class tanker will have a deadweight of about 50,000 tonnes, length of over 180 meters, width of over 32 meters and a draft of 13 meters. The ships will be capable of conducting year-round navigation, includin..readmore

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ScotWind offshore wind leasing round opens for applications

Posted On: 15-01-2021

Crown Estate Scotland has opened the application window for the ScotWind seabed leasing round for offshore wind projects. From today, 15 January, registered developers are able to apply for seabed rights to build Scotland’s next generation of offshore wind farms. The closing date for submitting applications is 31 March. Opening the application window follows Marine Scotland’s publication o..readmore

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Acergy Viking continues working for Siemens Gamesa

Posted On: 15-01-2021

Siemens Gamesa has extended the charter of Eidesvik Offshore’s service operation vessel (SOV) Acergy Viking. The long-term contract will commence in direct continuation of the current contract extending the firm period until the end of January 2027. Eidesvik entered into an agreement with Siemens Gamesa for the deployment of Acergy Viking in February 2016, when it was chartered for a period of n..readmore

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Cloudberry and Downing sign sale deal for Swedish lake wind farm

Posted On: 14-01-2021

Cloudberry Clean Energy and Downing LLP have signed the share purchase agreement (SPA) for the construction and ownership of a 100 MW nearshore, shallow-water wind farm in Lake Vänern in southern Sweden. In September 2020, Cloudberry acquired Scanvind2 AS, the holding company of the Rewind Vänern offshore wind project. A few months later, the Norwegian company entered into an exclusivity agreeme..readmore

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GKinetic bolsters team

Posted On: 14-01-2021

Irish hydrokinetic turbine developer GKinetic Energy has expanded its team further with a new hire of a mechanical design engineer, Gary Brennan. Brennan previously operated his own Architectural Technology service for 8 years specialising in draughting, surveying & certification and developing extensive experience in design, client liaison and time management. During that time, he developed an in..readmore

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Trianel Windpark Borkum opens tender for CPS work

Posted On: 13-01-2021

Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum has issued a tender for subsea works on the cable protection systems (CPS) and bolt exchanges at diffusor plates at the Trianel Windpark Borkum project in Germany. The selected company will be in charge of installing 20 preventive CPS retrofits, four corrective CPS retrofits, as well as bolt exchange at six steel plates. The installation phase is limited to 30 days w..readmore

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Petronas takes Pacific drillship for Mexico well

Posted On: 13-01-2021

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling has secured a contract for its drillship with Malaysian giant Petronas for operations offshore Mexico. In a fleet status report published earlier this week, Pacific Drilling said that the assignment of Pacific Khamsin drillship to Total for Equinor’s second firm well was completed in November 2020. To remind, Pacific Khamsin drilled the Monument expl..readmore

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SCF’s Shell-chartered LNG newbuild delivered

Posted On: 12-01-2021

Russia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot has taken delivery of the Shell-chartered LNG carrier, SCF Timmerman. The vessel, capable of transporting up to 174,000 cubic meters of the chilled fuel has already left the Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries yard in South Korea on its maiden voyage. Commenting on the delivery, Sovcomflot’s president and CEO, Igor Tonkovidov said, “By adding another v..readmore

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Maersk rig gets early termination from Dana

Posted On: 11-01-2021

Offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling has received a notice of early termination for convenience of a one-well rig contract with Dana Petroleum in Denmark. The rig contract was first announced in Maersk Drilling’s May 2020 Fleet Status Report. The contract was awarded by Dana Petroleum to the Maersk Resilient jack-up rig. It was supposed to have an estimated duration of 110 days and t..readmore

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Heerema to wind down no longer economically viable Angola business

Posted On: 11-01-2021

Dutch offshore contractor Heerema Marine Contractors has decided to close its joint ventures in Angola due to poor market conditions. In a statement on Friday, Heerema Marine Contractors said that the ongoing poor market conditions and sustained low oil price mean that the Heerema Angola Joint Ventures were no longer economically viable. Having explored possibilities for the future within Angola, ..readmore

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AMSA: Cargo ship crew repatriated after 20 months spent on board

Posted On: 12-01-2021

Nine Chinese and Filipino seafarers, some of whom have been onboard their Panama-flagged cargo ship Brio Faith for 20 months with no leave, will be reunited with their families after an intervention by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). As informed, AMSA inspected the ship in Port Alma, Queensland, on 2 November 2020 where inspectors verified that three crew had been on board for ove..readmore

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Trio wraps up joint development projects for LNG bunkering

Posted On: 24-12-2020

Classification and technical advisory body ABS, Sembcorp Marine and A*STAR’s Institute of High-Performance Computing (IHPC) have completed joint development projects in LNG bunkering and the use of LNG as a marine fuel. ABS said that the projects arose out of a memorandum of understanding signed by the trio in 2018 to advance the use of LNG as a marine fuel and to make LNG more accessible, rel..readmore

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Port of Corpus Christi joins SEA-LNG coalition

Posted On: 24-12-2020

The Port of Corpus Christi, the largest port in the United States by total revenue tonnage, has joined the multi-sector industry coalition SEA-LNG. SEA-LNG said on Thursday that the Port of Corpus Christi was the fourth North American port to join the coalition but is the first port located on the strategic and energy-rich Gulf of Mexico. Peter Keller, chairman of SEA-LNG, said: “The Port of Cor..readmore

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Standard Drilling finds new work for supply vessels

Posted On: 23-12-2020

Offshore vessel operator S.D. Standard Drilling has secured more work for its fleet of platform supply vessels. The vessel utilization for the company’s owned large size PSVs totalled 74 per cent in October and November. The Standard Viking, one of four large platform supply vessels (PSVs) owned by Standard Drilling, has won a one-year firm TC contract with an unnamed “oil major” at levels..readmore

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DOF Subsea scores multiple contracts in Atlantic region

Posted On: 23-12-2020

Oslo-listed engineering and marine services player DOF Subsea has been awarded multiple new contracts for execution in the North Sea, Mediterranean and Africa. Contracted work includes a number of turnkey subsea projects within the company’s core service lines – Survey, Inspection, Maintenance & Repair (IMR) and Construction. The vessels Skandi Acergy, Skandi Skansen, Skandi Neptune and Skandi..readmore

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Windcat Workboats changing hands

Posted On: 22-12-2020

SEACOR Marine has entered into an agreement with Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary Windcat Workboats and its crew transfer vessel (CTV) business. As consideration for the sale, at the closing of the transaction, CMB will pay SEACOR Marine £32.8 million, and assume the circa £20.4 million of debt outstanding under Windcat’s existing revolving credit facility. Th..readmore


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