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Samsung Heavy Industries Gets $1.5B FLNG Order

Jan 05, 2024

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a new floating LNG production unit worth $1.5 billion.SHI formed a consortium with Black & Veatch for the delivery of the new FLNG unit, subject to final investment decision for the project (FID) being developed by the 'North American client'.Undisclosed by SHI, the client is most likely Haisla Nation and Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Pembina)…

Into the Deep: Offshore Production Increasingly Finds Deeper Waters

May 08, 2024

Offshore energy is on a growth trajectory. Rystad Energy wrote in February 2024 that upstream oil majors were diving in to deeper waters. “Despite tightened budgets, frontier drilling is fueling optimism for a productive year, particularly deepwater projects in the Atlantic Margin…

SOVs – Analyzing Current, Future Demand Drivers

Apr 26, 2024

At a high-level, there are three solutions to transferring technicians from shore bases to offshore wind farms for construction and O&M activities: crew transfer vessel (CTV), helicopter, and SOVs/CSOVs.SOVs and CSOVs generally house 60-120 technicians offshore for a few weeks at a time…

Subsea Vessel Market is Full Steam Ahead

Apr 23, 2024

Since our last market update in the subsea space about a year ago both our current market view and forecasts have strengthened significantly.While the demand picture is looking solid and arguing for a strong multi-year upcycle, the supply side…

Strategic Marine Delivers Crewboat for Truth Maritime Services

Mar 18, 2024

Singaporean aluminum boat builder Strategic Marine recently delivered TMS Ranod, the first of two Gen 4 Fast Crew Boats to growing Thai offshore services provider Truth Maritime Services (TMS). The pair of newbuild contracts were signed in 2023…

Three Questions: Matt Tremblay, VP, Global Offshore Markets, ABS

Feb 23, 2024

The American Bureau of Shipping dominates the global market in the classification of Floating Production. Offshore Engineer recently sat with Matt Tremblay, ABS’ Vice President of Global Offshore Markets, at American Bureau of Shipping HQ in…

MOL Gets ClassNK Blessing for Ammonia FSRU Design

Dec 22, 2023

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has been awarded an approval in principle (AiP) by ClassNK for a design of Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) for ammonia.The ammonia FSRU has been jointly developed by MOL and MHI Group’s Mitsubishi Shipbuilding…

Will 2024 be the Year of AHTS Recovery?

Dec 21, 2023

As 2023 is drawing to a close we would once again invite the readers of Offshore Engineer Magazine to gaze into our crystal ball to see what 2024 might have in store for the offshore support vessel industry. Before diving straight into our forward-looking sentiments however…

China to Conduct Sea Trials for Its First Ultra-deepwater Drilling Ship

Dec 18, 2023

China will on Friday conduct sea trials for its first ocean research drilling vessel, capable of drilling at depths of more than 10,000 meters (32,800 feet), a key step towards beefing up the country's deep-sea oil and gas exploration capabilities…

O&G Industry: 30% of Risks in the Construction of Ships Can be Avoided

Dec 14, 2023

If there is anything that offshore ships, e.g. for the oil and gas industry have in common, it is the complexity. Think about an offshore support vessel, a platform supply vessel and a rig support vessel - all complex ships and often one offs…

FPSO Atlanta Prepped to Join Yinson Fleet in '24

Dec 13, 2023

Yinson Production officially named its latest addition to the fleet, FPSO Atlanta, during a naming ceremony held at Dubai Drydocks World on December 13, 2023.FPSO Atlanta has a production capacity of 50,000 BOPD and a maximum storage capacity of 1…

N-KOM Rebrands as Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions

Dec 12, 2023

N-KOM, an offshore and marine repairs facility in Qatar, is rebranding as Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions. The company adopted launching its new identity in alignment with its 13th anniversary, confirming its endeavor to make a qualitative…

Vard inks Deal on $200m Hybrid Cable Layer

Dec 11, 2023

Vard, the Norwegian subsidiary of the Fincantieri Group, signed a contract for $200m to design and build a customized hybrid cable-laying vessel for Japan's Toyo Construction.The hybrid cable vessel will have a design specifically developed…

ABS Approves New FPSO Newbuild Hull Design Concept

Nov 08, 2023

Classification society ABS announced it has granted approval in principle (AIP) for a the Sterling Streamline, a next generation concept design for large floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) newbuild hulls from India's Shapoorji Pallonji Energy (SPE)…

Incat Crowther to Design 60-Meter FSIVs

Oct 09, 2023

Incat Crowther has been commissioned by Singaporean shipbuilder Lita Ocean to design three new ABS-Classed monohull fast support intervention vessels (FSIVs) for Zamil Offshore. The new 60-metre FSIVs will assist Zamil Offshore with the efficient and safe transport of cargo…

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Russia Planning New Sea Terminal for LPG Exports to Asia

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