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Saipem completes Innovator 2.0 sea trials

Dec 21, 2016

Saipem has successfully completed sea trials of its new remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), the Innovator 2.0, and has obtained a declaration of compliance with Norsok U102 standards, as well as DNV GL certification.   Innovator 2.0, a…

ABB commissions new cable-laying vessel

Sep 18, 2015

ABB ordered a new cable-laying vessel to be custom-built to ABB specifications and measure approximately 140m by 30m, and be constructed at Kleven shipyard in Norway. Delivery is expected in 2017.   Image…

ABB's Azipod D

Mar 31, 2015

ABB shows off the newest addition to its line of Azipod electric propulsion offering, the Azipod D. ABB says that the electric propulsion behind ABB’s Azipod units enables ship owners and operators to lower maintenance costs and cut fuel consumption…

ABB introduces Azipod D

Mar 24, 2015

ABB unveiled its new addition to its line of Azipod electric propulsion offering, the Azipod D. Azipod D. From ABB.   Azipod D will allow a wider range of vessel types to benefit from…

Wärtsilä, partners develop ArTEco program

Mar 18, 2015

A new technology research program aimed at developing propulsion products specifically for operating in arctic conditions has been implemented with Wärtsilä and VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, as the main contributors. The…

SKF, Vantage improve drillship reliability

Dec 16, 2014

SKF USA and Vantage Drilling combined resources to improve the reliability of the Vantage Titanium Explorer and Platinum Explorer drill ship fleet. Titanium Explorer. From Vantage.   These…

ABB wins Wuchang Shipbuilding contract

Dec 08, 2014

A new offshore construction vessel, to be built by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co. will be the first to include ABB’s integrated power and automation solution, which consists of the company’s power, propulsion, and 800xA control and safety system…

SHI picks ABB for Ocean Rig MODUs

Sep 09, 2014

ABB is to deliver total power solutions to Ocean Rig’s two new seventh generation integrated design mobile offshore drilling units (MODU), being built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) at Goeje shipyard in Korea. The contract includes…

Wartsila wins Arctic design contract

Aug 07, 2014

A second confirmed design contract for Wärtsilä's new series of arctic platform supply vessels has been signed. This latest order is for a multi-purpose platform supply vessel (MPSV) being built by Tersan Shipyard in Turkey on behalf of US-based Tidewater Inc…

ABB inks $20m offshore vessel contracts

May 20, 2014

Power and automoation group ABB has won contracts worth more than US$20 million to supply electrical power and propulsion systems for two next-generation offshore vessels.  The first vessel, of ULSTEIN SX165 design (pictured), is being…

Mariner FSU gets Wärtsilä pumps

Feb 14, 2014

Finland's Wärtsilä has signed a contract for a range of pumping solutions for a new floating storage unit (FSU) to be used on the Mariner oilfield in the North Sea (pictured). Wärtsilä's contract is with South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)…

Arctic PSV for Rem Offshore

Jan 23, 2014

Kleven has signed a contract with Rem Offshore for the building of a platform support vessel (PSV) specially designed to operate in challenging arctic conditions (pictured). The type VS 485 MK III ARCTIC design includes a number of features for ice prevention and de-icing…

Statoil and NASA finalize research agreement

Nov 22, 2013

Statoil and the US National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) have formed a partnership to explore how technologies and knowledge from the space and oil and gas industries can be relevant to one another. Statoil and NASA will explore a wide range of technologies…

Bourbon sells support vessels

Oct 18, 2013

Bourbon announced that it sold three vessels, including a tug, an MPSV (multipurpose supply vessel) from the Subsea Services fleet and a PSV (platform supply vessel), for an approximate total amount of US$38 million generating a total capital gain of approximately US$18 million…

ABB to power Sevan vessels

Aug 20, 2013

ABB has won an order to provide integrated solutions that include the electrical propulsion system, Azipod® CZ and automation system onboard two offshore accommodation vessels. The 1+1 ccommodation vessels will be built by COSCO (Nantong) ShipyardCo…

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