Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Energy Services News

Knutsen OAS Shipping LNG vessel  (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä to Equip Knutsen LNG Carrier

Wärtsilä said it will provide an integrated propulsion and cargo handling solution for a new 30,000-cubic-meter liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier being built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in South Korea on behalf of Norway based Knutsen OAS Shipping.Under a 12-year long term charter, the vessel, expected to be delivered during the first half of 2021, will be operated by Knutsen and chartered to Edison S.p.A, an Italian energy services provider. It will be used to supply coastal LNG deposit terminals in Italy.The order with Wärtsilä was booked in January 2019…

M/V Harvey Energy Image courtesy of Harvey Gulf International Marine)

First LNG Bunkering of OSV in North America

Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC reported that its dual fuel offshore support vessel (OSV) M/V Harvey Energy has today bunkered LNG as a marine fuel. The news makes Harvey Gulf the first North American owner/operator of a dual fuel OSV to bunker LNG as a marine fuel, as well as the first to complete a truck to vessel transfer of LNG. The bunkering took place at a shore-based terminal owned by a subsidiary of Martin Midstream Partners L.P. in Pascagoula, Miss. Participating in the activities alongside the crew of the Harvey Energy was the U.S.

Petrobas Offshore Plant: Photo credit Roll-Royce

Two Offshore Industry Contracts for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce will supply Petrobras with advanced maintenance and repair services to support fifteen Rolls-Royce RB211-G62 industrial gas turbine power generation units which are installed on four Petrobras oil platforms operating in the petroleum rich, pre-salt Campos Basin. The four Petrobras platforms, which together can produce over 500,000 barrels of oil per day, or 25 per cent of Brazil's entire output, are reliant on nearly 375MW of Rolls-Royce generated power to maintain a consistently high production output.

Rig Assist Unit Delivery: Photo credit Superior Energy Services

New Subsea Snubbing Unit Safer, Optimizes Rig-Time

Balance Point Control Ltd. (BPC), a Superior Energy Services, Inc. company, has developed the Concentric Snubbing Unit- 160 (CSU – 160) rig assist snubbing unit. According to BPC their new CSU-160 is the first fully remote-operated snubbing unit on the market. Furthermore, BPC built a complete Zone-1 electric-driven hydraulic powerpack with four separate drive banks to set a new safety standard in the industry as this minimizes personnel exposure to pressurized hydraulic lines.

Subsea Contracts Galore for Ezra

Ezra Holdings announces multiple contracts, worth + US$160-million, for its subsea, offshore & energy services divisions. Ezra divisions, EMAS AMC, EMAS Marine and EMAS Energy have been awarded multiple contracts for projects in the North Sea and Asia Pacific. The average tenor for all contracts is approximately 2.6 years including options. EMAS AMC has been awarded several new contracts and options worth up to US$85 million in aggregate for several projects in the North Sea and Asia. This includes a project with an oil major in the Asia Pacific region worth up to US$45-million.

Douglas Craig: Photo credit Craig Group

Craig Group Predicts Strong 2013 Growth

Aberdeen (Scotland) based global shipping and energy services firm, Craig Group, has announced healthy results for the year ending April 2012. The privately owned, family-run business has reported turnover of £123.3 million with operating profits of £14.8 million. This is an increase on their 2011 turnover of £11.4 million and a £1.7 million increase on operating profit from the same time period. EBITDA has risen from £19.1million in 2011 to £21.3millionin 2012. The group, whose core activities are the provision of offshore support…

Eric W. Schreiber is appointed Regional Energy Solutions Manager, North America

NAM Marine Names Regional Energy Manager

Organizational announcement -  NAM Marine - Regional Energy Solutions Manager. Energy efficiency is recognized as a global mandate by governments, maritime organizations & business, and has become a key driver of growth for ABB Marine & Cranes. Opportunities in energy efficiency increasingly require that we offer our clients innovative solutions combining ABB products and other elements from across the marine industry. ABB Marine & Cranes BU has organized a worldwide Marine Energy Services group and as part of this global initiative, they have announced that Eric W.