KNUD E. HANSEN, Helsingør, Denmark, has signed a contract for developing the basic design of three large RoRo vessels, based on the Finnlines/Grimaldi/KNUD E. HANSEN design. Nanjing Jinling Shipyard.
Oceaneering International Inc., Houston, Texas, has entered into an industry-first, five-year digital services package agreement to provide customers with better reliability and improved throughput enabling streaming video and real-time data. This will allow the provision of emerging services such as remote ROV piloting, surveying and automation aboard a drillship fleet. Pacific Drilling.
The government of the United States, Washington, D.C., has entered into the U.S.-Peru Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) Agreement. This is the first binding SAR agreement between the United States and a South American country. Republic of Peru.
Ampelmann, Delft, Netherlands, has secured a contract to perform maintenance work at an oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. An A-type system has been mobilized on a vessel and will operate for 120 days. Harvey Gulf.
Canyon Offshore Inc., Houston, Texas, the Robotics division of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc., has entered into an agreement for the charter of the Jones Act-compliant inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) vessel Ross Candies. The charter will commence in July 2019. Otto Candies LLC.
Damen Shipyards Group, Gorinchem, Netherlands, signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration in the production of marine platforms. ASFAT.
Craig International, Aberdeen, Scotland, will provide third-party procurement services including equipment for maintenance, repair and operations to all of an operator’s assets in the U.K. Continental Shelf (UKCS). BP.
Exceed, Aberdeen, Scotland, has secured a two-year contract to support future well operations. Initial operations will be concentrated on the Columbus Development Well, which is planned to be drilled in 2020, with additional work to drive maximum production from recently acquired assets also planned. Serica Energy (UK) Ltd.
WindServe Marine LLC, Boston, Massachusetts, has awarded a contract for classification of one purpose-built offshore crew transfer vessel for Ørsted North America. The contract covers the construction of the BMT-designed vessel, which will be the first offshore wind vessel built in the U.S. to class requirements. DNV GL.
ORBCOMM Inc., Rochelle Park, New Jersey, has a contract that will be extended for another year through ORBCOMM’s partner Kordia. ORBCOMM and Kordia will provide satellite AIS data used for ship tracking and other maritime navigational and safety efforts for designated regions and specific maritime projects. Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
Incat, Hobart, Australia, has secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminum ship. Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd. will build the 130-m-long ship to operate between Argentina and Uruguay. Buquebus.
SVANEHØJ, Aalborg, Denmark, has secured an order for 42 pumps for three new very large ethane carriers. The ships have been ordered by Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical and will be used to carry liquid ethane from Texas to the company’s petrochemical terminal in Lianyungang, China. The order will be manufactured and delivered in 2020. Samsung Heavy Industries.
Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg, Norway, will deliver a Sounder USV system for a Peruvian fishing company to overhaul operations throughout its 48-vessel fleet. The system combines fishery sonar and a wideband Simrad echosounder for remote operations. TASA.
VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi, is contracted for design and construction of polar security cutter (PSC) class vessels. The initial award supports procurement of long lead-time materials and construction of the first ship, with options for two additional vessels for a total contract value of $1.9 billion. U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy.
TechnipFMC, London, England, will supply flexible pipes for oil production, gas lift, gas injection and associated accessories to the Lapa Field in Brazil, which will be connected to the FPSO(2) Cidade de Caraguatatuba. Lapa Field Consortium.
Forum Energy Technologies, Houston, Texas, will supply three ultracompact, 2,000-m-rated, 150-hp Perry XLX-C work-class ROVs to be deployed onto ROV support vessels for recently awarded projects in Brazil. The systems will be manufactured in Yorkshire and delivered this year. DOF Subsea.
Metal Shark, Jeanerette, Louisiana, will build the next generation of fire boats for a Florida fire department: the 50 Defiant X fireboat powered by twin inboard diesel engines that are mated to water jet propulsion units, with a projected top speed of more than 45 kt. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.
Corvus Energy, Bergen, Norway, will supply a 550-kWh energy storage system (ESS) for a new all-electric skimmer workboat with solar panels on board. The ESS will allow the boat to be in full working mode for up to 5 hr. and provide insight for incorporation of ESS into future workboats. Port of Oslo.
ABB AS, Billingstad, Norway, secured an order covering power, automation, propulsion and digital systems for the second ice-going cruise ship to be built for Lindblad Expeditions for cruises to remote polar regions. Designed as a sister ship to National Geographic Endurance, the new ship is scheduled for completion in 2021. Ulstein Verft.
Fugro, Singapore, has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract for an advanced ROV system that operates to 1,000-m depths. The system will be installed as part of the auxiliary submarine rescue vessel ASR-II’s onboard submarine recovery system. Republic of Korea Navy
Thordon Bearings, Burlington, Canada, has received a contract to supply six award-winning SeaThigor shaft seals for retrofit installation to three purpose-built icebreakers: the 5,910-grt CCGS Pierre Radisson and sister ships CCGS Amundsen and CCGS Des Groseilliers. Canadian Coast Guard.