Bangladesh Shelves LNG Projects as Others Ramp Up
Bangladesh has put aside two smaller liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects with trading houses Gunvor and Vitol to focus on two larger LNG import terminals, one of which is already in use while the second will start up in March.Bangladesh has turned to LNG to offset falling domestic gas output to feed industrial demand and electricity generation in a nation of 160 million people where a third have no power supply.It aims to import 17 million tonnes a year of LNG by 2025, which in today's terms would make it a top five importer.
Tim Bush Promoted to Crowley VP, Deputy General Counsel
Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced that Tim Bush has been promoted to vice president and deputy general counsel. In his new position, Bush will help support the company’s growth as a provider of solutions for the U.S. government and various public-sector agencies. He will be based in Houston and report to Michael Roberts, senior vice president and general counsel. “Tim is an outstanding lawyer, and adds a great deal of value to the Crowley team,” Roberts said. Bush will continue to serve as Crowley’s lead attorney on several large projects for the U.S government…
Gulf Marine Eyes Acquisitions
Gulf Marine Services (GMS), the leading provider of advanced self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESVs) serving the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, is looking at acquisitions due to opportunities in the market, reported Gulf News. GMS, which supports the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors with barges, has a fleet of fourteen vessels that help in offshore oil and gas platform refurbishment and maintenance activities, offshore wind turbine maintenance work, as well as offshore oil and gas platform installation and decommissioning, among other things.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Names Petterson CEO
Effective May 1, Lasse Petterson has assumed the role of chief executive officer (CEO), a provider of dredging, environmental and remediation services. In his over 35-year career, Petterson has gained extensive experience in the engineering, construction and maritime industries. His international experience includes time working and living in Norway, Asia and the U.K. to oversee operations and major projects in Australia, Middle East and South America. Most recently, Petterson served as a private consultant to clients in the oil and gas sector.
Petterson Named Great Lakes CEO
The Board of Directors of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, provider of dredging, environmental and remediation services, announced the selection of Lasse Petterson as CEO, as well as his appointment to the company’s board of directors. Petterson will join the Board immediately and assume the role of chief executive officer once his application for U.S. citizenship, as required by the Jones Act, is finalized, which is expected in Q1 2017. During this time, Lasse and current CEO Jonathan Berger will work to ensure a seamless transition.
Three Workers Missing in Offshore Platform Accident
Three workers are missing after an accident at an offshore oil platform in the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, Azeri state energy company SOCAR said on Friday. SOCAR said a small cabin, where workers were living, was washed into the sea from the platform during a heavy storm. "The accident did not affect the oil production process," the SOCAR spokesman, Nizameddin Guliyev, told reporters. He said that a search-and-rescue operation was underway. Four workers were killed and one went missing after a fire broke out on SOCAR's other oil and gas platform in the Caspian Sea in Oct. 2014.
Well Site Supervisor Sentenced for Lying to BSEE Officials
A Houston man was sentenced for making false statements to Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) inspectors in relation to the veracity of blowout preventer testing on an offshore oil and gas platform, the United States Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Louisiana announced. U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan sentenced Race Addington, 49, of Houston, Texas to one year probation and 40 hours of community service. Addington, a well site supervisor for a platform in the Gulf of Mexico…
Brazilian PSVs Gain GE Power and Positioning
It’s a powerful proposal. Keeping a 90-meter, 4,500-deadweight capacity platform supply vessel (PSV) stationary only a few meters from an oil and gas platform, as it transfers fluids, equipment and personnel in challenging weather conditions, is as much about power as it is about precision. With GE Power Conversion's dynamic positioning and vessel automation technologies, the Brazilian Shipyard Detroit Brasil Ltda. is constructing the next generation of PSVs for Brazilian operator Starnav Serviços Marítimos Ltda.
New Icebreakers Fitted With Metso Automated Control Systems
Metso DNA provide high-technology automatic control system to two new multi-functional icebreaking supply vessels. Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has been a successful builder of multifunctional icebreaking supply vessels built to operate in harsh conditions in Russia, specializing in shipbuilding technology and today, about 60% of the icebreakers in operation in the world are built in Helsinki. The Russian company Sovcomflot has sufficient confidence in Arctech’s skills that it ordered two identical multifunctional icebreaking supply vessels (MIBSV).
High Voltage Sub-sea Cable Contract for ABB
ABB wins Statoil order to install high voltage power subsea cables to the 'Troll' A gas platform on the western coast of Norway. The Troll A concrete deep water structure is the world’s largest natural gas production platform, 473 meters tall and weighs 1.2 million tons; it is the tallest structure ever to be moved by mankind. The platform can produce as much as 120 million cubic meters per day; it contains approximately 40 percent of the natural gas reserves on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and is a cornerstone of the gas supply to the European Continent.
Star Capital: New Owner of the civilian Blohm + Voss
With the deal officially closed on January 31, 2012, the sale of the civilian Blohm + Voss companies – Blohm + Voss Industries, Blohm + Voss Repair and Blohm + Voss Shipyards (plus their subsidiaries) – to the UK investment company Star Capital Partners (SCP) is now complete. The purchase agreement between ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AG and SCP for the acquisition of these companies was finalized on December 11, 2011. The new owners will continue to manage and develop the Blohm + Voss civilian business units.
ABB Wins $110M Order, Platform Power Link
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $110m from Eni Norway AS, to build a power link between a new oil and gas platform in the Barents Sea and the Norwegian power grid. The order was booked in the first quarter. The Goliat platform will be partly electrified by a 106 km subsea power cable, which can lower Goliat's carbon dioxide emissions up to 50 percent by reducing the need for electricity produced by the platform's gas turbines. The 123kV (kilovolt) 75MW (megawatt) XLPE insulated cable is claimed to be the longest…
Offshore Solutions’ OAS, 1000 Connections
Offshore Solutions B.V. (OSBV) reported that the OAS, mounted onboard the GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland B.V. (GSEPN) chartered vessel, REM Mermaid, has achieved over 1,000 operational connections without any LTIs. An OAS is a heave compensated telescopic gangway, enabling the safe transfer of personnel from a vessel to an offshore installation (wind turbine, oil or gas platform) designed to operate in 2.5 metre Hs (significant wave height) sea states. Weighing approximately 24 tonnes…