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Voith designs High Flow Installation Vessel

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Feb 252014
 

A new type of construction vessel could make projects such as the installation of tidal energy turbines feasible in more places.

Mojo HF4056-25-02-2014aBritish marine renewable energy specialist Mojo Maritime and Hamburg, Germany, headquartered shipowner Hammonia Reederei have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to finance and build the HF 4 High Flow Installation Vessel.

The HF 4 has a twin hull configuration designed by Voith and is powered by four Voith Schneider Propellers (VSP) giving it the ability to operate in currents up to ten knots using dynamic positioning Engineered by Voith naval architects, the design is based on Mojo Maritime’s vision of a vessel designed to install tidal energy turbines in high energy tidal streams. With a length of 59.5 meters and a beam of 28.6 me-ters, the HF 4 has an open deck space of approx. 1,000 sq.m, accommodates 44 people and has a maximum A-frame crane lift capacity of 250 tons.

With these specifications, it can handle all tidal energy work tasks from the installation of the turbine support structure to the mounting of the turbine and the long-term maintenance of the unit. It also has a much wider potential, including in the offshore wind sector and more gen-eral subsea construction market. Continue reading “Voith designs High Flow Installation Vessel” »

A 100 ton lift of subsea installation equipment by the ALLSEAS pipe laying vessel “SOLITAIRE” from the deck of the LEWEK AVIOR.

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Feb 222014
 
Above seen an 100 ton lift of subsea installation equipment, The lift was done by the ALLSEAS pipe laying vessel “SOLITAIRE” from the deck of the LEWEK AVIOR. All vessels are currently working on the Gorgon project off Karratha, Western Australia. Photo : Tom West - Lewek Avior. ©

Above seen an 100 ton lift of subsea installation equipment, The lift was done by the ALLSEAS pipe laying vessel “SOLITAIRE” from the deck of the LEWEK AVIOR. All vessels are currently working on the Gorgon project off Karratha, Western Australia. Photo : Tom West – Lewek Avior. ©  SOURCE: DMNC

The tug Bever towing the Jack-up SEA JACK and in the background the tug SEA BRAVO towing the SEA WORKER on the River Dee

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Feb 222014
 
16-02-2014 : the tug Bever towing the SEA JACK and in the background the tug SEA BRAVO towing the SEA WORKER on the River Dee, bound for the Gwynt y Mor windfarm in the Irish Sea. Photo : Oliver Missiaen ©

16-02-2014 : the tug Bever towing the SEA JACK and in the background the tug SEA BRAVO towing the SEA WORKER on the River Dee, bound for the Gwynt y Mor windfarm in the Irish Sea. Photo : Oliver Missiaen ©  SOURCE: DMNC

1400 ton Heavy Lift Crane Barge Conquest MB1 offloading a monopile at VDS terminal, Vlissingen the Netherlands.

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Feb 202014
 
1400 ton Heavy Lift Crane Barge Conquest MB1 offloading a monopile at VDS terminal, Vlissingen the Netherlands. Photo: Hans van der Linden -www.aerolin.nl - Aerolin Photo ©

1400 ton Heavy Lift Crane Barge Conquest MB1 offloading a monopile at VDS terminal, Vlissingen the Netherlands.
Photo: Hans van der Linden -www.aerolin.nl – Aerolin Photo ©

 

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Sietas delivers offshore installer jack-up wind turbine installation vessel

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Feb 202014
 

Aeolus’ – last delivery from Sietas before new management takes over

Offshore Installer 051-20-02-2014Just a week after being sold to the Russians, Sietas Shipyard in Hamburg-Neuenfelde Monday handed over what is, for the moment at least, its last big new building, reports Tom Todd. The 140m long and 38m wide offshore wind farm transport and installation jack-up Aeolus is of 6,500dwt and carries up to 5,600 tons. She will operate in water depths to 45m and boasts DP2 technology. Drawing 5.7m, she has Diesel-electric propulsion comprising four gensets of together 20,000kW and a speed of 12 knots. Her engine configuration was not reported.

When Sietas took the order for the ship in 2010 she was the first of her type to be ordered in a German shipyard. Ironically, her delivery now comes as the facility goes into Russian hands. The former J.J. Sietas Werft, once one of Germany’s most successful private shipyards, has been in administration for more than two years and is being taken over on 10 March as Pella Sietas by Hamburg-based shipbuilding concern Terraline.

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Brand new pipelaying vessel SAPURA DIAMANTE being moved through Rotterdam.

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Feb 162014
 

Here passing Rotterdam’s disused railway bridge De Hef. The tight fit and stiff side wind made the job difficult (but spectacular) for the tugs EN AVANT 1 and EN AVANT 7.

Sapura Diamante 047-16-02-2014Builder IHC-Merwede: The pipelaying vessel – ordered by Sapura Navegação Marítima, a joint venture between SapuraKencana and Seadrill – is the first in a series of five fully integrated offshore vessels, which will be completely designed, engineered and built by IHC Merwede. After delivery, the SAPURA DIAMANTE will be used to develop deep-sea oilfields of up to 2,500 metres in Brazilian waters on behalf of Petrobras.

Note: the camera was lifted by a kite, the rest of the series is here: http://www.fotovlieger.nl/project/sapura_diamante Photo : Hans Elbers – www.fotovlieger.nl ©  SOURCE: DMNC

The Ayatsil-A Jacket prior to launching from the H-541 launch barge for Hermod

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Feb 152014
 
The Ayatsil-A Jacket prior to launching from the H-541 launch barge for Hermod. Towing the barge is the Carlo Martello. Assisting tugs Taurus and Union Princess. Picture taken by Sharn Landuyt © on board Union Princess in Gulf of Campeche Mexico.

The Ayatsil-A Jacket prior to launching from the H-541 launch barge for Hermod. Towing the barge is the Carlo Martello. Assisting tugs Taurus and Union Princess. Picture taken by Sharn Landuyt © on board Union Princess in Gulf of Campeche Mexico.  SOURCE: DMNC

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JACKING TRIALS FOR TERAS SUNRISE Jack-up Installation Vessel

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Feb 102014
 

Last week Thursday and Friday at the ASL Shipyard at the Indonesian island Batam jacking trials of the Multi-Purpose Self propelled and Elevating Liftboat TERAS SUNRISE were conducted.

The TERAS SUNRISE successfully jacked up to an air-gap of 85 meters Photo : Ian Kh.Tan - photography

The TERAS SUNRISE successfully jacked up to an air-gap of 85 meters
Photo : Ian Kh.Tan – photography

The TERAS SUNRISE is a Jack Up Construction Vessel “Service Jack” which provides a safer, environmental friendly, time and cost effective alternative for load out, transportation, offshore installation and hook up of platform structures.

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MPI and Hochtief Wind turbine vessels loading and installing Wind turbine components

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Feb 082014
 

Wind Turbine vessels are quite busy on the North Sea, installing wind turbines. 

Below a series of pictures of the loading work

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On Board the ‘Original’ and first purpose built WTIV : the MPI Resolution, up-ending Monopiles using MPI’s SPMT’s and equipment.

 

 

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GVA Awarded major contract for Heerema’s large Heavy Lift Semi-submersible vessel with 2 x 10,000 mTons cranes

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Feb 072014
 

GVA has been awarded a major contract for the Basic Design development for Heerema Offshore Services’ next generation large New Semi-submersible Crane Vessel (NSCV), with product name “GVA 20000 HLV” at GVA.

Heerema’s THIALF with alongside the AHT Retriever on location near the port of Douala Cameroon Photo : Arnoud Kisjes ©

Heerema’s THIALF  outfitted with 2×7100 Tons cranes, with alongside the AHT Retriever on location near the port of Douala Cameroon Photo : Arnoud Kisjes ©

The Basic Design phase follows 7 months of feasibility and conceptual studies carried out early 2013 by GVA.

Designed for operations worldwide, the self-propelled vessel will meet Heerema’s priority requirements for maximized transit speed. The vessel will be approximately 200 meters long by 97 meters wide and will have a lifting capacity of 2 x 10,000 metric tons. Health and Safety Regulations are strong drivers in enforcing the need to design a unit which meets the highest health and safety standards and with minimized environmental impact when fabricating and operating the NSCV. The NSCV hull configuration consists of a large deckbox mounted on an 8 column structure mounted on two pontoons. Continue reading “GVA Awarded major contract for Heerema’s large Heavy Lift Semi-submersible vessel with 2 x 10,000 mTons cranes” »

Jumbo wins contract with Ithaca for Installation of the Stella FPF-1 mooring system in the North Sea

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Feb 072014
 

On Monday 3rd of February Jumbo signed a Contract with Ithaca Energy for the provision of the FPF-1 Mooring System Installation for the Greater Stella Area Development.

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Installation of the mooring system will be done by Jumbo’s  Fairplayer, a state of the art DP2 Heavy Lift Vessel with 2 x 900 MTon revolving deep-water cranes. The offshore installation works are anticipated to commence in June/July 2014.

With last year’s successful mooring installations for Enquest in the Alma/Galia field , Fairplayer’s unique installation method proved again to be the best technical and most cost efficient solution.

Fairplayer 038-07-02-2014aManager of Commerce Offshore, Roddy Lafontaine says; “This award is an excellent opportunity to further strengthen Jumbo’s experience in becoming a leading (Deepwater) Mooring Contractor. I would like to sincerely thank Ithaca for the confidence placed in Jumbo and we are very much looking forward to a successful cooperation and completion of the project. Continue reading “Jumbo wins contract with Ithaca for Installation of the Stella FPF-1 mooring system in the North Sea” »

The CASTORONE during pipe lay operations in the Gulf of Mexico – Jack S. Malo project – a sunny day in December

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Feb 072014
 

The Castorone, which is a DP3, ice classed, pipelay vessel, was employed on the 219 kilometer long Walker Ridge oil export pipeline, which connects Chevron’s Jack and St Malo fields in 2,140 meters of water, north to a Shell-operated platform in Green Canyon block 10.

The CASTORONE during pipe lay operations in the Gulf of Mexico – Jack S. Malo project – a sunny day in December Photo : John de Hartog ©

The CASTORONE during pipe lay operations in the Gulf of Mexico – Jack S. Malo project – a sunny day in December Photo : John de Hartog ©

Inchcape Shipping Services has successfully supported Saipem, the leading international contractor to the oil and gas industry, with a major pipe laying project in the Gulf of Mexico. Providing marine agency and logistics support for Saipem’s newest pipelay vessel Castorone during its first project in the Gulf, ISS assembled a 15 person team that provided port agency and husbandry, crew logistics services, freight forwarding, warehousing and personnel logistics throughout the 9 month project.

During the course of the project, ISS handled over 250 port calls in Port Fourchon and New Iberia, Louisiana, and safely coordinated over 6000 crew changes and nearly 600 van transports between New Orleans and Port Fourchon. Continue reading “The CASTORONE during pipe lay operations in the Gulf of Mexico – Jack S. Malo project – a sunny day in December” »