Optimarin Completes IMO G8 and USCG Test Program
Norwegian-based ballast water treatment (BWT) systems manufacturer Optimarin informs it has completed testing of its Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) in accordance with the revised IMO G8 guidelines, while also upgrading its existing U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approval certificates to ensure compliance for zero to two hours holding time.The testing procedures were conducted at the NIVA test facility in Norway from September 2019 to the end of June 2020, with DNV GL operating as the designated Independent Laboratory. Tests were conducted with two different filters simultaneously.
Ocean Installer Appoints New CEO
Ocean Installer has announced the appointment of Odd Strømsnes as the company’s new CEO as company enters new growth phase and addresses offshore wind market.The Norwegian subsea contractor said in a press note that the interim CEO Kevin Murphy will continue as Deputy CEO.Strømsnes was most recently managing director at TIOS, a TechnipFMC and Island Offshore joint venture, and has more than 25 years of experience from the global subsea industry holding various senior executive and board roles.
Optimarin Inks 30 BWTS Deal with Asiatic Lloyd
Optimarin, the ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist, has reported a year-on-year increase in sales of more than 100% for Q3, with order intake at an all-time high. The growth, consolidating the trend seen in Q2, comes on the back of a number of new fleet agreements with leading owners and operators, of which Singapore’s Asiatic Lloyd Shipmanagement LLP is the latest signing. “September’s IMO D2 deadline for BWT compliance has created, quite rightly, a sense of urgency in the market…
Geoquip Marine Names Laloe as Director
Switzerland-headquartered geotechnical engineering and offshore drilling company Geoquip Marine has announced the appointment of industry veteran Jean-Luc Laloe to its Board of Directors.Jean-Luc, who has almost 40 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, has joined as an independent non-Executive Director.Jean-Luc originally entered the Offshore Engineering and Construction industry in 1980 and in the course of his career he has worked with Technip, Stolt Offshore, and Acergy /Subsea 7.
Optimarin Sees Early Order Surge in 2019
In the quarter of a century since its formation in 1994, ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has never experienced a year quite like 2018.The Norwegian headquartered firm has revealed that the previous 12 months saw it sell more than 100 systems and achieve record revenues. However, according to company CEO Tore Andersen, 2019 is already shaping up to set a new standard, with the orderbook currently five times the size it was at this point in 2018. Revenues, he says…
Optimarin, Goltens Ink Spare Parts and Service Deal
Optimarin informs it has signed an agreement with Goltens Green Technologies giving the Norwegian-headquartered ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist a global network of spare parts warehousing and service engineers. The framework agreement, negotiated at this month’s Nor-Shipping, will enable Optimarin to use facilities in Asia, North America and the Middle East to provide its worldwide customer base with local lead times for the commissioning and maintenance of its market proven Optimarin Ballast System (OBS). “We know Goltens very well,” said Optimarin CEO, Tore Andersen.
IMCA’s New Videos Promote Safe Work Practices
Over a two year period, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will launch 15 short videos promoting safe working practices to complement the existing IMCA pocket cards, which will be revised at the same time. These are designed to cross all cultures, boundaries and backgrounds. All will feature a computer generated blue animated character, the first appearance of which was in IMCA’s ‘In the Line of Fire’ (SEL 036) and ‘Mooring Incidents’ (SEL 038) videos in 2014/2015.
Technip Recertified to Gender Equality Standards
Technip entities in Brazil, France and Italy have been recertified to the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) global standard for gender equality in the workplace, including the group’s headquarters and the Innovation and Technology center both located in Paris, as well as Technip’s manufacturing plants in Le Trait, France, and Vitoria, Brazil. With Australia, Malaysia, the U.K., United Arab Emirates and the U.S. certified last year, Technip counts eight countries EDGE Certified and remains the first and only company in the energy industry to achieve this certification.
Seminar on DNV GL DP Operator Training & Certification
Kongsberg Maritime Ltd, the UK subsidiary of global marine technology company Kongsberg Maritime, welcomed customers to its Aberdeen training centre on Thursday 30th June for a seminar on the future of Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) Training and Certification. Delegates from operators including Helix, V-Ships and Technip attended the seminar to find out more about the new KONGSBERG Training and Certification Scheme for DP Operators, which is certified by DNV GL and recognised by the industry.
JIP Validates DNV GL's Helica Software
A joint industry project run by DNV GL has replicated stresses measured in an umbilical subjected to tension and bending in full-scale tests, further validating the accuracy of the analysis software Helica. DNV GL’s Helica can analyse thousands of simulations in a matter of minutes, improving engineering efficiency and significantly reducing design cost. Subsea engineers calculate stresses in umbilicals and flexible pipes using software to ensure that individual components will not fail. Such failures could lead to costly production shut-downs or hydrocarbon leaks.
GE, Technip Ink LNG Project Deal
TGE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) and Technip (Euronext: TEC) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a joint project to explore areas to co-develop digital solutions for the LNG industry, with a particular focus on the design and build phase of new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects. The two companies will work together to evaluate the application of digital solutions to the engineering, construction, commissioning, startup and operation of LNG facilities. All solutions under consideration would encompass Technip and GE Oil & Gas expertise in digital tools and be powered by Predix…
Technip Bags Statoil's Umbilical Supply Contract
Technip’s wholly-owned subsidiary Technip Umbilicals Ltd.(1) has been awarded a contract by Statoil ASA to supply the umbilical(2) to the Oseberg Vestflanken 2 field offshore Norway. This field is located approximately 8 kilometers North West of the Oseberg field center at block 30/9-30/6 on the Norwegian continental shelf, at water depths of 100 meters. The contract covers project management, engineering and manufacture of over 9 kilometers of static steel tube umbilical. The umbilical includes a large bore integrated service line and multiple power cables.
Olympic Subsea Vessel Bags Contract
Olympic Shipping has secured a contract for Olympic Delta, an inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) vessel, with an international client to work on a renewable energy project. The vessel, with the length of 92.55 meters, will be employed in the renewable energy sector. The value of the contract was not disclosed. Olympic Delta will start work in August for a fixed period of 120 days, plus a further 80 days or more if extension options are exercised. Stig Remøy the company’s CEO…
Technip Gains Petrobras BAVIT Contract Extension
Technip has signed a four years extension of its five-year initial contract signed in January 2011 with Petrobras S.A. for its Flexible Pipes Logistic Base (BAVIT), located in Vitória, Brazil. The scope covers storage, handling, inspection, testing, load-out (two simultaneous vessel load-out points), internal cleaning and maintenance of flexibles pipes. The base has a 300t handling capacity, storage capacity for 220 reels and serves as the main load-out point for all pre-salt flexible pipes. Adriano Novitsky, President of Technip in Brazil, commented: “Technip is very proud of this contract.
Subsea 7 to Exit Singapore for Kuala Lumpur
Rising costs of doing business in Singapore has forced Subsea7 to switch its regional headquarters from the city to Kuala Lumpur (KL), says a report in Business Times. Against a backdrop of persistently low oil prices, fresh concerns have emerged over Singapore's competitiveness as an offshore and marine (O&M) hub, following a decision made by a fourth top-tier international subsea contractor to ship out most of its operations to KL. The Oslo and Nasdaq-listed Subsea 7 will offer only a handful of its staff in Singapore relocation options to Kuala Lumpur.
Technip Named Industry Leader in Sustainability by RobecoSAM
Technip has been recognized as industry leader and has received Gold Class distinction for its sustainability performance in the ‘Energy Equipment and Services’ sector according to the 2016 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook. Technip has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the 13th consecutive year. The DJSI represent one of the world’s most recognized sustainability ratings. Every year since 2004, the Sustainability Yearbook has listed the world’s most…
Technip Certified Global Top Employer
Technip has been certified as a Top Employer Global 2016 for the second year in a row. The Global certification is a recognition launched last year for the first time by the Top Employers Institute. Out of the eight global organizations rewarded this year, Technip remains the only company of the energy sector. This independent certification underlines the quality and consistency of Technip’s human resources (HR) practices and policies around the globe. It also recognizes that the company strives to improve continuously its global employment practices.
Tekmar Strengthens Senior Management Team
Tekmar Energy Ltd, a leading supplier of subsea cable protection, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Barry Cooper as Operations Manager. Bringing more than 15 years of experience in the offshore sector, Cooper has served in several senior management and leadership roles in businesses including Technip Umbilicals, GE Wellstream and more recently, DeepOcean. In his new role, Cooper will be responsible for all operations working closely within the Senior Management Team to ensure products are manufactured to the highest quality…
Norwegian Officials Meet with HHI Leadership
Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, along with Jan Grevstad, Norwegian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, and other Norwegian government officials, visited Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to meet with Choi Kil-seon, chairman and CEO of HHI, and Kwon Oh-gap, president and CEO of HHI. During the meeting held at the HHI headquarters in Ulsan, South Korea, the prime minister showed particular interests in HHI that has been developing long-term business partnerships with the Norwegian companies and government in the areas of offshore exploration and production…
UTEC Announces Management Changes
UTEC Survey, an Acteon company, has announced the strengthening of its management team in Australia to further enhance the company’s client-focused approach. Former UTEC Survey Australia Operations Manager Mick Elmslie has taken on the role of Business Development Manager, and the position of Operations Manager has been filled thanks to the recruitment of Paul Barry. Elmslie joined UTEC in 2010 as a Project Manager before becoming Operations Manager in 2013. In his time as Operations Manager…
Technip USA Wins NOIA Safety Award
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) presented Technip USA, Inc. with the 2016 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award today during the association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Technip USA won the Culture of Safety Award in recognition of Technip’s Pulse program, a global vehicle for HSE climate change through leadership and communication. “We are honored and delighted to have been selected as the winner of the NOIA 2016 Culture of Safety Award. HSE is essential to our industry and is an absolute priority for Technip.
Technip Awards EPIC Offshore Malaysia Contract from Petronas
French oilfield services provider Technip SA said it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contract by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd or PCSB for D18 Project. The project covers the procurement and installation of two 8” water injection flexible pipes totalling 9.5 kilometers. The flexible pipes will connect three fixed jacket platforms which form the existing D18 infrastructure offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, at a water depth of 36 meters. This…
Aker Solutions Names Clark Regional President
Aker Solutions has appointed David Clark as regional president of the U.K. and Africa to oversee an expansion and support operations in these key markets, the company announced today. Clark, a U.K. national, has more than 30 years of experience from the oilfield services, projects and contracting industry, most recently as vice president of production facilities for Schlumberger. He has also held leadership positions at Wood Group and Technip and has broad international experience in overseeing operations and new business developments.
Harkand Appoints GM for Africa
Inspection, repair, maintenance (IRM) and light construction company Harkand has informs it has united its African presence under the leadership of Doug Fieldgate as Africa General Manager. Fieldgate has 23 years of experience in the African oil and gas market primarily focused on West Africa. He will be based in the North America and Africa operations headquarters in Houston and will lead the company’s continued expansion into the region working closely with its consortium partners.
OIS Names Shellard Managing Director in Aberdeen
Offshore Installation Services Ltd (OIS), an Acteon company, has named Colin Shellard as its new managing director. Based in Aberdeen, Shellard is responsible for setting the strategy at OIS, as the company continues to focus on new opportunities in the offshore decommissioning sector. He will also play a key role in developing opportunities for OIS to work together with other Acteon companies. Shellard has more than 16 years of experience in offshore construction and subsea engineering.
Technip Certified in 5 More Countries to EDGE Standard
Technip and EDGE Certified Foundation announce today that Technip entities in Australia, Malaysia, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States have been certified to the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) global standard for gender equality in the workplace. These five additional certifications follow those obtained last year by Technip in Brazil, France and Italy. EDGE is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality applicable across all industries and countries.