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Interview: Kongsberg's Geir Oscar Løseth Discusses the Hybrid OSV

Nov 25, 2020

On the back of a recent deal struck by Norway's Kongsberg Maritime to supply turnkey hybrid battery solutions for three of Island Offshore's platform supply vessels, Offshore Engineer has interviewed Geir Oscar Løseth, Kongsberg Maritime's General Manager Sales, Advanced Offerings, to learn more about the push to get more offshore vessels to go hybrid.OE: What is behind the Norwegian offshore support vessel sector's increasing drive to install batteries and go hybrid…

ZPMC Launches JSD 6000 Deepwater Heavy-lift Pipelay Vessel

Dec 28, 2020

China's ZPMC has launched the Ulstein-designed JSD 6000 deepwater heavy-lift pipelay vessel at its facilities at Qidong. According to information shared by Ulstein via social media, the JSD 6000 was launched Sunday, December 27. The dynamically-positioned ‘JSD 6000’ is will feature heavy lift…

Samsung Heavy Nets Its 'Largest Ever Single Order'

Nov 23, 2020

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has won what has been described as the company's largest-ever single order.The shipbuilder said Monday it had secured an order worth around KRW 2,8 trillion, which is approximately $USD 2,5 billion…

LNG to FSU Conversion Completed at Sembcorp

Nov 10, 2020

Ship managers Synergy Group converted a 1992-built, 126,000 cubic meters capacity Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier into a Floating Storage Unit (FSU). The conversion was performed at Sembcorp Marine’s Admiralty Yard in Singapore.Synergy will manage…

IRClass Classes India's First LNG-FSRU

Oct 29, 2020

Ship classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has classed India’s first LNG-FSRU.Built at Hyundai Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, the 180,000 cu.m, the Indian-flagged, is designed for continuous operations without the need for drydocking over a period of 20 years…

Keppel Delivers Its First LNG Carrier Avenir Advantage

Oct 14, 2020

Keppel Offshore & Marine has delivered its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, Avenir Advantage, to Avenir LNG. The vessel also functions as an LNG bunkering vessel (LBV), making it the first in South East Asia to do so, Keppel said.Avenir…

High Pressure Water Blasters for Shipyards: Aussie Safe Operator Free Training

Oct 05, 2020

Australian Pump, an Australian designer and manufacturer of high-pressure cleaning equipment, was chosen to design and build 4,000 psi high pressure water blasters for Sydney’s Garden Island Dockyard. The machines, called the Aussie Atlas, feature an all stainless steel construction and produce a 4…

OET Gets Hold of Newbuild Suezmax 'Nissos Sikinos'

Sep 15, 2020

Greek oil tanker operator Okeanis Eco Tankers has taken delivery of the Suezmax tanker “Nissos Sikinos” today.The tanker was delivered from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea and is the first of the two Suezmaxes that will be delivered to the company by the end of September…

Hyundai Heavy's Floating LNG to Power Solution Gets BV Nod

Sep 14, 2020

South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries' Floating LNG to Power solution - Hi-FL2P - has been granted an approval in principle certificate by the global classification society Bureau Veritas.‘Hi-FL2P’ has been described as an…

Cathelco to Prevent Marine Growth on KOC's Oil Spill Response Vessel

Sep 14, 2020

Cathelco, part of Evac Group, has won an order to deliver marine growth prevention system (MGPS) for a new multi-purpose oil spill response and towage vessel being built for the Kuwait Oil Co.The system will be installed to prevent bio-fouling…

BHP Charters Five LNG-fueled Newcastlemax Bulk Carriers in a 'World's First'

Sep 04, 2020

Australia's BHP said Friday it had awarded a tender for world’s first LNG-fuelled Newcastlemax bulk carriers to Eastern Pacific Shipping, with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 30 percent per voyage.Eastern Pacific…

Offshore: Digital Twinning & Reduced Operating Cost Offshore

Aug 28, 2020

The oil and gas industry is currently enduring one of the most challenging periods in its history. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic significantly accelerated an existing decline in global demand for hydrocarbons, resulting in the lowest oil prices for 30 years…

Market Report: Global Heavy Lift Vessel Sector

Aug 25, 2020

The global heavy lift vessel market is a difficult place to be. Utilization for the fleet has remained depressingly low since the first oil and gas downturn in 2014, currently hovering around 33% for the global fleet with a lift capacity of over 800 tonnes…

Bahri Orders Ten Chemical Tankers from Hyundai for $410M

Aug 21, 2020

Saudi Arabia's national shipping company Bahri has ordered ten 49,999-dwt Medium Range (MR) chemical tankers from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, part of South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).Bahri said the order, signed at a virtual ceremony…

Keppel: Converted FLNGs Have Smaller Carbon Footprint Compared to Newly Built Units

Aug 20, 2020

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has said that converted FLNG vessels save approximately 33% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to an FLNG new build, citing a study by environmental consultants, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)…

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