Vard Delivers World’s First Electric & Autonomous Container Ship to Yara

Norwegian shipbuilding firm Vard said Friday it had delivered the Yara Birkeland – the vessel that will be the world’s first all-electric autonomous container ship – to its owners Yara International. Vard was tasked with building a vessel prepared for … Read More

Mozambique Unaware of Total, Exxon Offshore Resource Sharing Talks

Manuel Mucari; November 27, 2020 Credit: Total (File Image) Mozambique’s National Petroleum Institute said on Friday it had not yet been notified of any intention by ExxonMobil and Total to renegotiate a resource-sharing agreement for their massive LNG projects in … Read More

European Commission Approves Vestas, Mitsubishi Offshore Wind Deal

OE Staff November 27, 2020 Credit: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind The European Commission has granted its approval for wind turbine maker Vestas to acquire Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ shares in their offshore wind joint venture MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The agreement, … Read More

World’s 1st zero-emission container vessel, Yara Birkeland, delivered

Yara Birkeland; Image courtesy: Vard The long-awaited zero-emission container vessel Yara Birkeland has been delivered to its owner Yara International, Norway-based shipbuilder Vard informed. Upon delivery, the vessel is scheduled to undergo testing for container loading and stability, before it … Read More

Strike Could Hit Norway’s Gas Exports, Close Offshore Fields

A key export terminal for Norwegian natural gas will close down on Saturday if a labour strike goes ahead as planned, resulting in a reduction of supplies to Europe, gas system operator Gassco said on Friday, sending prices sharply higher. … Read More

Piriou Designs New Cable Layer

French shipbuilder and marine engineering firm Piriou has designed a new cable layer vessel, to be used to lay and repair both fiber-optical and energy cables.  “This vessel will be able to lay cables on wind farms as well as … Read More

Frontera, CGX pushes back Guyana drilling by one year

Joint venture partners in the Corentyne block offshore Guyana – Frontera Energy and CGX Energy – have concluded collaborative discussions with the Government of Guyana concerning the rescheduling of the work commitments on the block. Frontera said on Friday that … Read More

Guyana: CGX, Partners Get More Time to Drill Corentyne Block Well

Oil and gas company CGX, the operator of the Corentyne offshore block in Guyana, has, with its partners been given more time to drill a well in the block. Frontera Energy Corporation, a CGX partner in the Corentyne block, said … Read More

FSG wins 1st order under new owner

Germany’s shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbaugesellschaft (FSG) has received its first order since the new start under the direction of Tennor Holding. IVP Ship Invest, a company of Lars Windhorst, founder of Tennor Holding, has ordered a roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) ferry for completion … Read More

MAIB: Intoxication, safety issues and poor communication led to fatal accident on board Karina C

The death of the second officer of the UK-registered general cargo vessel Karina C in 2019 was caused by several direct and indirect factors, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) said in an accident report. On 24 May 2019, the … Read More