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James Fisher Subsea Excavation brings the world’s most powerful mass flow excavation tool to the market

•       The world’s leading mass flow excavation provider has launched the SP12000 as part of its range
•       SP12000 is the world’s most powerful hydraulically-driven mass flow excavator
•       Tool will be operated for clients by an expert team on large scale excavations utilising the same precision capabilities as its other market-leading tools

JOB NEWS

Judgement day as workers’ involved in ‘modern day slavery’ await payment

Indian nationals left stranded on an offshore supply vessel in Aberdeen will find out today if they will finally receive cash after they were left unpaid for months of labour.

Both the Malaviya Seven in Europe’s oil capital and the Malaviya 20 in Great Yarmouth have been docked since they were stopped by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency last month.

Negotiations have been done on behalf of the workers’ by the International Transport Federation (ITF) to collect the payment from GOL Offshore.

Ken Fleming, ITF coordinator for Great Britain and Ireland, said: “We promised those on board these vessels we would make sure they received the payment they were due.

CONTRACT AWARDS

Ocean Installer Secures FSU Mooring Deal in Malta

Ocean Installer has been awarded a turnkey project for procurement and installation of a spread mooring chain system for a floating storage unit (FSU) in Malta.

The mooring installation and hook-up takes place in Marsaxlokk Bay, where the FSU will be providing re-gasified LNG for the fueling of electricity generators onshore at Delimara power station.

As the company informed, the client is ElectroGas Malta.

GENERAL NEWS

Maersk Group May Split Up

Danish shipping and oil group A. P. Moller-Maersk could be split up into separate companies, its chairman said on Thursday after naming Soren Skou, the head of its container business, as chief executive.

Maersk shares rose more than 10 percent on the news with investors speculating on a break-up of the company and seeing the appointment as a sign of a more profound restructuring.

OFFSHORE NEWS

Statoil Completes Efficient Exploration Drilling Campaign Offshore Newfoundland

Statoil, along with its partners, has finalized a 19-month exploration drilling program offshore Newfoundland. The purpose of the drilling program was to increase the robustness of the Bay du Nord project and to test new areas of the Flemish Pass Basin.

Nine wells were drilled safely and efficiently by the Seadrill West Hercules in the Flemish Pass Basin, located approximately 500 kilometers east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The results have improved Statoil’s understanding of the frontier Flemish Pass Basin.

OFFSHORE NEWS

Bibby Offshore moves into offshore wind cable installation

Bibby Offshore, a well known owner and operator of vessels in the offshore oil and gas sector has announced a move into the offshore wind array cable installation market. The company has acquired a power cable lay carousel from Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS), which will enable it to lay power cables for offshore wind projects from its vessels.

OFFSHORE NEWS

Shell Targets Doubled Deepwater Production

THE HAGUE, the Netherlands – Shell plans to apply the brakes to capital spending between now and 2020. CEO Ben van Beurden said the aim was to “re-shape Shell into a more focused and more resilient company…”

Integrated gas, previously a growth priority for the company, has reached critical mass following its recent acquisition of BG, he added. “The pace of new investment will slow here, and integrated gas will now prioritize the generation of free cash flow and returns.”

Instead, Shell plans to prioritize deepwater production, in particular offshore Brazil and in the Gulf of Mexico.

ACQUISITION/MERGER NEWS

Bibby Offshore Steps into Offshore Wind Cable Installation Arena

Bibby Offshore is moving into the offshore wind array cable installation market with the acquisition of a power cable lay carousel from Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS).

Bibby Offshore and ESS have also entered into strategic alliance by way of a framework agreement.

PRODUCT NEWS

GAC’s HullWiper Coming to Port of Rotterdam

GAC EnvironHull’s hull cleaning system, HullWiper, will be available for vessels berthing in the Port of Rotterdam next month.

HullWiper, which will be demonstrated at the Port of Rotterdam on June 23, is a diver-free remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that eliminates the need for divers to clean the vessel.

News

1Cam installed on submarine volcano

SubCImaging writes:  

As part of the National Science Foundation Ocean Observing Initiative (NSF-OOI) Cabled Array project SubC Imaging was selected as the vendor for providing underwater High Definition Video Cameras (1Cam) and Lights (Aquarea LED) to the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington for the CAM HD instrument.


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