RAPIDLY growing global subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) group Harkand continues to pursue its aggressive growth strategy with agreements to build up to two new diving support vessels for the North Sea.
New general manager appointed to lead expansion in the region.
Harkand is pursuing its investment strategy in Asia Pacific with the addition of a multi-million dollar new build ROV support vessel and the appointment of a new general manager to lead future growth.
Technip, utilising Apache II, has completed a flowline installation programme for Husky on South White Rose, East Coast of Canada. The Apache is now en-route to Invergordon, Scotland. ETA 2013-08-17.
The joint venture formed by Technip (50%) and DOF (50%) was awarded by Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) eight contracts. These contracts cover the construction of four new pipelay support vessels (PLSVs) and operation in Brazilian waters to install flexible pipes. The combined value for Technip is approximately €1.35 billion.
Subsea 7 has extended the contract for Skandi Neptune with one year from March 2014.
On 4 July 2013, Fugro formally took delivery of a new-build vessel, Fugro Brasilis; the fourth of Fugro’s FSSV series of dedicated offshore survey vessels. Designed to Fugro specifications and fitted with the latest survey equipment, these are the most advanced vessels in this field. The vessel will be utilised on a variety of projects offshore South America.
SLOK Nigeria Ltd, a leading player in the upstream sector of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, has taken delivery of two 75m DP2 platform supply vessels (PSVs) from Coastal Contracts Bhd. The two PSVs will proceed directly to West Africa for deployment.
Maersk Line, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. and CMA CGM have in principle agreed to establish a long-term operational alliance on East – West trades, called the P3 Network. The aim is to improve and optimise operations and service offerings.
Subsea 7 S.A. announced that it has signed a contract to build a new heavy construction vessel which will be delivered in 2016.