Spirit Energy in 5-year Agreements with Subsea 7, TechnipFMC, and DNV GL

Oil and gas company Spirit Energy’s Norway has entered into five-year framework agreements with Subsea 7, TechnipFMC and DNV GL. “The agreements are a continuation of a new type of supplier collaboration that was started in 2015, and which has … Read More

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DNV GL Awards AIP to KSOE for Wing Sail Propulsion

Classification society DNV GL said it has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for a new wing-sail auxiliary propulsion system for ships designed to help reduce shipping emissions and fuel burn. The wind-powered auxiliary … Read More

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KSOE wins AiP for wing-sail propulsion system

DNV GL has awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for a wing-sail auxiliary propulsion system for ships.  The wind-powered auxiliary propulsion system is the result of a joint research project from KSOE, the … Read More

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Heerema developing silent foundations

Heerema has received Statements of Feasibility from DNV GL for two of its “silent foundations” concepts, on which the company has been working together with the University of Dundee. The concepts include helical or screw piles and so-called push-in piles, … Read More

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Maryland offshore wind training center opens for business

Arcon’s new training center which will support the U.S. offshore wind and onshore industries has opened its doors after receiving approval from the Global Wind Organization (GWO). The new purpose-built center has been developed by ARCON Training Centre in Maryland, … Read More

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Interview: Tim Leach, Glosten, Discusses Efficient Refit by Design

From 3D laser scanning to Computational Fluid Dynamics, an efficient and successful major mid-life refit such as the one completed on the RV Roger Revelle requires intricate advance design planning, an updated technical toolbelt, as well as the personal touch. … Read More

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V.Group Hires Sprotte as CEO of Ship Management

Ship management company V.Group has announced the appointment of Bjoern Sprotte as chief executive officer, Ship Management. Based in Hamburg and reporting directly to V.Group CEO René Kofod-Olsen, Sprotte replaces Franck Kayser, who has requested to refocus his overall responsibilities … Read More

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Ship Repair: Inside the $60m Refit of RV Roger Revelle

This month MR dives inside the $60 million refit of RV Roger Revelle, a project which leverages a treasure trove of ‘lessons learned’ from recent refits in the academic research vessel fleet and highlights the value of slimming the vendor … Read More

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Solstad Offshore Vessel Trio Gets Renewables, Subsea Deals

January 22, 2021 Credit: Solstad Offshore Norwegian offshore vessel company Solstad Offshore has secured four contracts in the renewables and subsea sectors for three of its Normand Energy, Far Samson, and Normand Jarstein. The Normand Energy vessel, currently in Norway, … Read More

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China Authorizes Coast Guard to Fire on Foreign Vessels if Needed

China passed a law on Friday that for the first time explicitly allows its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels, a move that could make the contested waters around China more choppy. China has maritime sovereignty disputes with Japan … Read More

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