November 21, 2016 5:19 am
With its latest delivery to Swire Pacific (0019.HK)Offshore (SPO), shipbuilder Austal Limited has delivered its second high speed crew transfer vessel this year, and its fourth offshore crew transfer vessel in the past 15 months. Read the rest of this entry
November 18, 2016 5:40 am
The UK’s Automated Ships and Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build the world’s first unmanned and fully automated vessel for offshore operations and it will feature DP. Read the rest of this entry
November 16, 2016 5:39 am
Ocean science technology company Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd., Singapore, has announced that its Ranger 2 underwater acoustic positioning technology has been selected for six new Chinese scientific research vessels. Read the rest of this entry
November 14, 2016 5:36 am
The dynamic positioning systems market is projected to grow from USD 1.62 Billion in 2016 to USD 1.82 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 2.36% during the forecast period. The base year considered for the study is 2015 and the forecast period is from 2016 to 2021. Read the rest of this entry
November 11, 2016 5:59 am
Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has been awarded a Master Services Agreement (MSA) by Norwegian operator Statoil. Services covered in the global agreement include platform technology studies; safety studies; marine verification; and warranty surveys. The MSA replaces several previous frame agreements between Statoil and Global Maritime.
David Sutton, CEO of Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, said: “This is an endorsement of the work Global Maritime has carried out for Statoil over the last few years. It is also testament to the strength of our relationship, and our focus on innovation, operational excellence and delivery.”
He continues: We look forward to continuing to leverage our global knowledge and expertise to provide Statoil with the best possible service.”
Global Maritime has a longstanding relationship with Statoil and has provided services on many of the operator’s fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) and globally. The most recent work was the successful disconnection and towing of the Njord A semi-submersible floating production platform from the Njord field to an onshore maintenance facility. Other recent projects include Marine Warranty Surveys for the Hywind Scotland and Dudgeon Wind Farms.
Global Maritime specializes in marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services in the offshore and marine sectors. Founded in 1979, headquartered in Stavanger and majority-owned by HitecVision, Global Maritime’s services span the entire offshore project lifecycle from engineering & design, construction and third party verification through to marine warranty surveying, dynamic positioning, installation, risk management and decommissioning.
November 9, 2016 5:57 am
IMCA’s newly revised and updated guidelines for training dynamic positioning operators reflect the many changes that have taken place in the operating environment in the industry in the last decade Read the rest of this entry
November 7, 2016 5:00 am
The Nautical Institute, UK, has selected a new chief executive officer. Captain John Lloyd MBA AFNI, currently the Institute’s chief operating officer, will take over from Philip Wake OBE RD* MSc FNI, who is retiring in May 2017 after 14 years in post. John took up the COO post in November 2015 in which he has had overall responsibility for the Institute’s specialised training services, including the industry-standard Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) accreditation and certification scheme. Read the rest of this entry
November 4, 2016 5:32 am
There is a real timebomb ticking in the offshore sector, as DPOs are struggling to get DP time. With so many OSVs being put into layup, there is real and growing issue surrounding the shortage of sea time and difficulty of getting time on the desk. Read the rest of this entry
November 2, 2016 5:29 am
Being able to use “targetless” position reference sensors will revolutionise the windfarm sector. Guidance Marine has developed for dynamic positioning is especially well suited to use on service operation vessels operating in offshore windfarms, but it could have a host of other applications. Read the rest of this entry
October 31, 2016 5:50 am
Skangas has entered into an agreement with Statoil for delivery of liquefied natural gas(LNGLF) (LNG) fuel for their platform supply vessels (PSV). The LNG will be delivered to several bases along the Norwegian west coastby ship. Read the rest of this entry