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First SRIA webinar on demo of wave energy devices

Posted On: 28-05-2020

ETIP Ocean will publish a new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) on 19 June this year. The SRIA identifies six challenge areas, defined as R&I fields worth investing during the next period of five years. Each area includes several priorities assessed according to the opportunity for the European sector and urgency to overcome them. ETIP Ocean will hold a number of webinars to exchange..readmore

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Hurricane granted more time for UK well work

Posted On: 28-05-2020

Hurricane Energy’s request to extend the deadline for activities planned on the Lincoln license off the UK has been approved by UK authorities due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In an update in relation to planned activities on the Lincoln subarea of Licence P1368, part of the Greater Warwick Area (GWA), Hurricane said on Wednesday it had requested extensions to certain licen..readmore

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PGS releases Côte d’Ivoire GeoStreamer data

Posted On: 24-05-2020

Marine geophysical firm PGS has released new multi-azimuth GeoStreamer 3D for Côte d’Ivoire. This 900-square-kilometre survey should provide increased resolution and sharper imaging of Upper Cretaceous plays in Côte d’Ivoire block CI-706. Recently completed final depth processing has improved illumination of the block, adding a second azi..readmore

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ST Engineering, Nauti-Craft join forces on offshore wind CTVs

Posted On: 23-05-2020

ST Engineering Marine and Nauti-Craft have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to jointly develop and supply new crew transfer vessels. Primarily, the two companies aim to explore the opportunity to incorporate Nauti-Craft’s marine suspension technology into vessels built by ST Engineering. As a further step, they intend to develop, build and suppl..readmore

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Nippon Paint Marine’s new coating gaining on popularity among dry bulk owners

Posted On: 23-05-2020

Nippon Paint Marine’s new coating Neoguard Toughness is becoming popular among dry bulk owners, with almost 40 applications. The company said that its coating has been applied to the holds of 37 bulk carriers operated by owners that include Eastern Pacific Shipping, Synergy Group, Far East Lines, Iskenderun Shipping, and Wisdom Ma..readmore

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Report: Total secures $14.4 billion Mozambique LNG financing

Posted On: 21-05-2020

French energy company and LNG player Total has reportedly secured $14.4 billion funding for its liquefied natural gas export project in Mozambique. The financing deal includes a group of around 20 lenders for the first phase of senior debt funding, Reuters reported onThursday citing unidentified sources. The French company expects the ..readmore

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Write-downs push Teekay LNG to Q1 loss

Posted On: 21-05-2020

Teekay LNG Partners, one of the world’s largest owners of LNG carriers, reported a slump in profit for the first three months of the year. The company reported a $33 million net loss,down from $21.6 million profit in the first quarter of 2019. The results were impacted mostly by write-downs of $45 million recorded on six multi-gas carriers in the f..readmore

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3 Missing after Collision between Tanker and Fishing Vessel

Posted On: 20-05-2020

Three sailors are reported to be missing following a collision between a Russian-flagged tanker Glard 2 and a Turkish-flagged fishing vessel Dursun Ali Coskun early Friday morning in the Istanbul Strait. The collision occurred at the north side of the Istanbul Strait at around 06:00 hours local time on January 10, causing the fishing boat to capsize and sink, ..readmore

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Damen Poised to Develop Shipbuilding in Bangladesh

Posted On: 20-05-2020

Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group and Australian-based Gentium Solutions have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Industry of Bangladesh,seeking to establish and develop shipbuilding and ship repair industry in Bangladesh. Damen said that the aim was to build ships in Bangladesh, for Bangladesh, with a long..readmore

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Repsol gets green light for use of Maersk Inspirer rig on Yme

Posted On: 19-05-2020

Spanish oil company Repsol has received consent from the Norwegian offshore safety body,the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), to use the Maersk Inspirer jack-up rig on the Yme field offshore Norway. The PSA said on Monday that the consent covers connection,completion and start-up preparations in conjunction with previously i..readmore

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UK safeguards critical freight routes with £35 million support

Posted On: 19-05-2020

The UK government has signed agreements with six operators to provide up to £35 million to help ensure there is enough freight capacity to prevent disruption to the flow of goods. The companies in question are Brittany Ferries, DFDS, Eurotunnel, P&O, Seatruck and Stena.As explained, the decision has been made to protect sixteen ..readmore

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GC Rieber takes impairment dive

Posted On: 15-05-2020

GC Rieber Shipping has seen its quarterly loss widened on Subsea Renewables fleet impairment as a result of current market. Namely, the company recognised an impairment of its Subsea & Renewables fleet in Q1 2020 of NOK 293.3 million. As a result, GC Rieber booked loss of NOK 301.6 million, against NOK 104.5 million loss same time last year. The company..readmore

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Geotechnical surveys to begin at Vineyard Wind site

Posted On: 15-05-2020

Geoquip Marine is set to begin geotechnical surveys in the northern portion of the Vineyard Wind Lease Area around 20 May. The geotechnical data acquisition company will be conducting surveys from its vessel Geoquip Saentis for four to six weeks. Geoquip Marine Group carried out a geotechnical survey campaign for Vineyard Wind LLC in 2018 with..readmore

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Development of the world’s 1st zero emissions, autonomous feeder halted due to COVID-19

Posted On: 14-05-2020

The development of the world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel Yara Birkeland has been paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changed global outlook,Norwegian company Yara informed. The hull of the Yara Birkeland vessel was launched to sea at Vard Braila in Romania in February 2020 and is expected to arrive a..readmore

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Borssele 1+2 construction team not skipping a beat

Posted On: 14-05-2020

Ørsted has provided an update on the ongoing offshore construction work at the 752 MW Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, saying that all activities are going according to plans. So far, DEME’s installation vessel Innovation has installed 73 out of the 94 monopile foundations at the site some 23 kilometres off the coast of..readmore

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Green light for OMV to use Island Innovator rig in Norwegian Sea

Posted On: 12-05-2020

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has received consent from the offshore safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea using the Island Innovator drilling rig. The consent was given for two wells, designated 6506/11-12 S and 6506/11-12 A, located in production lice..readmore

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Equinor granted drilling permit for North Sea well

Posted On: 12-05-2020

Norwegian oil major Equinor has been given a drilling permit to drill the 30/2-5 S well in the North Sea, offshore Norway. Under the permit, given to Equinor by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), the well will be drilled in production license 878 using Seadrill’s West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig. Equinor is the..readmore

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Demand for remote offshore rigs inspections skyrockets due to COVID-19

Posted On: 11-05-2020

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV), a provider of testing, inspection, and certification services, has noted a 900 per cent rise in demand for the remote inspection of offshore assets and equipment since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. BV said on Monday that requests for its remote inspection, certif..readmore

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MHI Vestas deck carrier ready to serve

Posted On: 11-05-2020

United Wind Logistics (UWL) has taken delivery of the deck carrier, MV BoldWind, which will shortly start her long-term charter with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The MV BoldWind will now start her maiden voyage from Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard’s yard in Zhenjiang, China, to Europe. On the maiden voyage, the 148.5-metre vessel will carry wind turbine bla..readmore

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Construction of Wasaline’s new Clean Design RoPax ferry on track

Posted On: 09-05-2020

Despite the exceptional circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic, the construction of the Aurora Botnia, Wasaline’s new car and passenger ferry, is progressing according to schedule, the company said in a recent update. The ship is being built by Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Construction and is scheduled for delivery in spring 2021. The RoPax fer..readmore


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