Friday, March 23, 2018

Norway News

Florø Shipyard: Photo credit STX Europe

STX Europe Sells Norwegian Shipyard

STX Europe AS sells STX Norway Florø AS and STX Norway Design Florø AS to Westcon Group AS. STX Europe completes the sale of all of the shares in its wholly owned subsidiaries STX Norway Florø AS and STX Norway Design Florø AS to Westcon Group AS. The order backlog of STX Norway Florø AS was NOK 59 million at the end of Q3 2012 and the order book consisted mainly of one offshore pipelay vessel, the "Deep Energy". STX Norway Design Florø AS is a subsidiary of STX Europe, situated at the Florø Yard.

EXMAR’s New VLGCs to Run on LPG

Two very large gas carrier (VLGC) newbuildings being constructed for Belgian owner EXMAR will be equipped with main engines that will use liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel.   Both vessels will be constructed by Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction at its Subic Bay shipyard in the Philippines for delivery within the third quarter of 2020.   The MAN Diesel & Turbo engines will use part of the onboard LPG cargo for the vessels’ propulsion.   EXMAR has contracted the vessels to serve long-term commitments with Statoil ASA of Norway for worldwide LPG transportation.

Reef's CSV Polar King

Reef Subsea Rebrands Its Norwegian Companies

Reef Subsea rebrands all its companies in Norway & extends geographical footprint to improve service to clients. Reef Subsea announce that it is set to fully rebrand and align its companies in Norway – namely Technocean and Scanmudring-Rotech Subsea – to position itself as a dynamic and integrated contractor in the subsea market. Coupled with an extension of its geographical footprint, the Group is well positioned to serve its clients with specialised services under one company name.

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Rolls-Royce Builds on Decade of Marine Research Collaboration

Ten years ago, Rolls-Royce partnered with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Marintek Research Centre to create a unique research centre in Norway. The partners have renewed their agreement in Trondheim, Norway, pledging to continue to develop high-tech solutions for the maritime sector, focusing on improving ship performance in rough seas. The research centre follows a model that Rolls-Royce has developed with universities worldwide: the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC).

Technip Wins Substantial Norway Offshore Contract

Technip wins a Statoil contract for fabrication, installation & tie-ins of flowlines for the Gullfaks South field development. The Gullfaks South field development is in the northern part of the North Sea, located approximately 190 kilometers northwest of Bergen, Norway, at water depths between 130 and 220 meters. The Gullfaks South project development will contribute to Statoil’s extensive initiatives on increased oil recovery and consists of two manifolds(2) tied back to the existing Gullfaks South infrastructure by 20 kilometers of new flowlines.

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HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway: Photo credit Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Opens European Marine Technology & Training Centre

Rolls-Royce officially opens its new European Marine Technology and Training Centre in Ålesund, Norway. The celebration, whose guest of honour was HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, marked the formal opening of this 3,000m² ultra-modern facility, in the heart of Norway's maritime cluster. The centre features the latest Rolls-Royce marine technology and equipment to support customer training and simulation requirements and is particularly focused on offshore deepwater oil and gas exploration and production activities.

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STX Norway Offshore to Build LNG Powered PSV

STX Norway Offshore has entered into a new contract with Olympic Shipping to build an LNG powered Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in Q1 2012. The new vessel is designed by STX Norway Offshore Design in Ålesund. The hull is to be built at Tulcea, Romania, and the vessel will be outfitted at Aukra. The vessel will be built according to the latest SPS regulations, which will give excellent stability under all weather conditions and the highest levels of security for the crew.

(Photo: The Switch)

The Switch Buys Wärtsilä Marine Drives Business

Finland based drive train technology specialist The Switch said it has closed a deal on October 31 to purchase Wärtsilä’s Norway-based marine power drives product range for megawatt-class applications. Backed by Yaskawa, this acquisition aims to provide a platform for the operations to focus on developing its core competences together. “This business unit fits into our own long-term strategy to offer environmental energy solutions for marine,” said Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen, President and CEO of The Switch.

Courtesy Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy Opens Office in Bergen

Corvus Energy, a supplier of Type-Approved energy storage systems (ESS) for the commercial maritime industry is proud to announce the opening of Corvus Norway AS. Corvus Norway AS is at the forefront of a new trend in the marine industry, the adaptation of hybrid-electric propulsion technology. Hybridized vessels provide ship owners with a rapid return on investment with immediate savings in fuel and maintenance costs and significantly reduced emissions. These benefits, along…

ABB Turbocharging Opens Service Facility in Denmark

ABB Turbocharging announced today it will celebrate the opening of a new service facility in Fredericia, Denmark on June 12, 2014. The ceremony will also mark the completion of the amalgamation of its activities in Norway, Denmark and Sweden into a single Local Business Unit (LBU). “With TURBOCHARGING SCANDINAVIA we merge three rather small units in Norway, Sweden and Denmark into a common, more powerful organization served by a well-integrated team with focus on customer needs across entire Scandinavia,” said LBU Manager, Joachim Bremer.


New Ship Shape Claims 60% Fuel Savings

Norway is no stranger to maritime innovation, as the small Scandinavian country with a population just north of five million (according to most recent statistics from the World Bank) has a strong historical and current affinity towards anything to do with the sea. In addition, Norwegians are traditionally a population that considers environmental matters a top concern, so it’s little surprise to see continued commercial maritime innovation emanating from Norway. Vindskip from Lade AS is a patented hybrid merchant vessel designed for sustainable sea transport.

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Scana Get AHTS Propulsion Package Contract

Scana Industrier ASA inform its subsidiary Scana Propulsion has signed a contract with Vard Brattvåg for delivery of a propulsion system for an Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) for Bourbon Offshore Norway. "We are proud to be selected by Vard and Bourbon Offshore Norway for supply of propulsion system to this sophisticated AHTS" says Hallvard Pettersen, Managing Director of Scana Volda. "The order intake for Scana Propulsion in 2014 has been promising, and reflects a positive signal of higher activity in the market" he added.

Torghatten Nord Names LNG Supplier for Ferry Fleet

Barents NaturGass AS reportedly won a contract to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Torghatten Nord AS for seven new LNG ferries in one of Norway’s busiest waterways, according to a report on The contract takes into consideration the full environmental profile of fuel supply and stipulates that trucks delivering fuel to depots must also be LNG-powered. Torghatten Nord signed the largest ferry contract in Norway, to a value of $238m, for ferry traffic across the Western area for 10 years from 2013.

Cableship Contract for STX OSV

STX OSV Holdings Limited wins contract for design and construction of a cable laying vessel for an international client. The vessel will be of STX OSV’s own CLV 01 design with delivery scheduled from STX OSV in Norway in 3Q 2014. The hull of the vessel will be delivered from STX OSV Tulcea in Romania for fitting out in the Norwegian shipyard. The contract price exceeds NOK 450 million. STX OSV Holdings, headquartered in Norway, is together with its subsidiaries, one of the major…

Singapore Shipyard to Get Accommodation Rig Contract

Norway's Prosafe (HQ in Cyprus) issues a 'Letter of Intent' for Jurong Shipyard to build a semi-submersible accommodation rig. The rig, which is of similar design as Safe Boreas presently in construction at JSPL, will be built to comply with Norwegian regulations. The rig will be ready for operations in the North Sea in 2015 (exact delivery date to be determined in the final yard contract). In addition, JSPL has, subject to board approval, granted two options for further new builds, meaning that Prosafe now in total has options for three new builds at JSPL.

STX OSV Wins Contracts for Two OSCV

Siem Offshore declares contract options for STX OSV Holdings to design & construct two Offshore Subsea Construction Vessels (OSCV). The vessels will be equipped with a 250t AHC crane and with Launch and Recovery Systems (“LARS”) for Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (“ROV”). Deliveries are scheduled from STX OSV Brattvaag in Norway in 2Q 2014 after the delivery of the hulls from STX OSV Tulcea in Romania. STX OSV already has two OSCVs under construction for the same customer in Norway, and two Platform Supply Vessels (“PSV”) in Brazil. Siem Offshore Inc.

Photo: Amels Holland

Event Yacht Christened at Amels Yard

The first Amels 199, Event, has been christened at the Amels yard in Vlissingen, Holland. In a few weeks the 60-meter ship will set out on her maiden voyage to Norway to explore the fjords. Event’s delivery was part of a collaboration between Amels and Imperial. The christening was an emotional occasion, the owner sending his thanks to the Amels workforce who were there to enjoy the moment after many months of dedication and hard work. The honor of christening the yacht was given to Laura Sessa…