Seadrill Orders New Ultra-Deepwater Drillships

Seadrill has entered into a turnkey contract to build up to four new ultra-deepwater drillships at the Samsung yard in South Korea. The first two drillships are firmly ordered with delivery in the first and second quarter 2013, respectively.

Aker Solutions wins Hebron GBS project

Kiewit-Aker Contractors, a 50/50 joint venture between Peter Kiewit Infrastructure and Aker Solutions, has been awarded a contract by ExxonMobil Canada Properties (EMCP) for the Hebron Project gravity based structure (GBS). The contract is for Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) and site preparation, with the option at ExxonMobil’s discretion to subsequently provide detailed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. The contract value for Aker Solutions’ share of the FEED and site preparation is USD 70 million.

Damen Fast Ferry 4212 ‘Seastar’ for South-Korea

Recently Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, the Netherlands received an order for a DFF 4212 for Seaspovill in South-Korea. As Damen has this type of ferry on stock the vessel has a short delivery time. The vessel’s hull was already built by Afai Southern Shipyard Guangzhou, China and thereafter it was transported to Damen Shipyards Singapore. From…

NYK Included in DJSI World for Eighth Consecutive Year

On November 4, NYK was selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), marking the eighth straight year that NYK has been included in this major yardstick for socially responsible investment (SRI), investments in companies whose CSR activities are considered to be upstanding.

ABG Bags Two Jack-Up Rigs

India’s largest private sector shipbuilder ABG Shipyard has bagged a Rs20bn ($450m) order from Drilling & Offshore Pte Ltd for building two jack-up rigs capable of operating in water depths of 30,000ft. ABG’s combined offshore and shipping orderbook now stands at over $3.25bn, with deliveries running through end-2014.

Kalmar to Introduce Hybrid Terminal Tractors

.As emission regulations grow stricter and the price of diesel fuel continues to rise, Cargotec is the first to launch a hydraulic hybrid drive terminal tractor offering customers improved performance, significant savings in fuel costs and even greater reductions in nitrous oxide and particulate matter emissions.

Swedish Ferry on Fire at Gdansk Yard

The Swedish ferry Stena Brittanica is on fire at a shipyard in Poland. Fire Fighting is ongoing. There are no reports of injuries in the fire. The fire on the 241-meter Stena Brittanica began in connection with renovation work at a shipyard in Gdansk in Poland. For unknown reason it started to burn in a…

VIKING UK Adds New Marine Fire Service Division

Leading global marine and fire safety equipment manufacturer VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has announced the expansion of its global fire servicing network with a new marine fire service division in the United Kingdom. The new division will offer certified servicing of marine fire equipment for offshore fixed rigs and marine ships, including fixed-price VIKING Shipowner Agreements…