Engineering

Contango to Present at the Johnson Rice 2017 Energy Conference

HOUSTON, Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSE MKT:MCF) announced today that the Company will be presenting at the Johnson Rice 2017 Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2­­­:30 p.m. CDT.  A live audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed at http://wsw.com/webcast...HOUSTON,...

ATWOOD OCEANICS ANNOUNCES CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR THE ATWOOD ORCA

ATWOOD OCEANICS ANNOUNCES CONTRACT EXTENSIONFOR THE ATWOOD ORCAHOUSTON, September 20, 2017 - Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW) announced today that one of its subsidiaries has agreed to a four month extension on the jackup rig Atwood Orca with Mubadala Petroleum for drilling operations offshore Thailand. The new contract is at an undisclosed day...ATWOOD...

Transocean Ltd. Receives Early Termination Notice on the Discoverer Clear Leader

ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced today that a subsidiary of Chevron elected to exercise its contractual option to terminate the drilling contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer Clear Leader, effective November 2017, prior to its expiration in October 2018. In accordance with...ZUG,...

Wireless charging demo marks breakthrough in electric ferry tech

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 — Wärtsilä has successfully tested its automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid powered coastal ferry. The tests were carried out on the 85 m long MF Folgefonn in Norwegian waters during the end of August / early September. Owned by Norled, one of Norway's largest ferry operators, the vessel is the world's first...

Damen to open Service Hub in Russian Black Sea port

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 — Damen Shipyards Group has signed a Letter of Intent with Russia's Delo Group, whose DeloPorts subsidiary operates the Aleksino Port Marina Shipyard in the Port of Novorossiysk, on the north-eastern coast of the Black Sea. Damen plans to establish a Service Hub in Novorossiysk in cooperation with Delo. The primary aim of the Service...

Box ship LNG fueling conversion could have multiplier effect

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 — Converting an existing containership to LNG fueling need not involve installing a whole new engine. Proving this point: the successful conversion of the 2011-built 1,036 TEU Wessels Reederei feedership Wes Amelie. Formal conclusion of the project was marked at a recent event at the Hamburg offices of MAN Diesel & Turbo, Dr...

Songa Bulk adds another Kamsarmax to fleet

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 — Songa Bulk ASA (Oslo Axess: SBULK) has entered into an agreement to acquire its fifteenth vessel, an 82,188 dwt Kamsarmax bulk carrier built in 2012 at Tsuneishi Shipbuilding in Japan. Songa Bulk ASA was founded in 2016 by the Blystad Group and former Golden Ocean CEO as an investment vehicle that "seeks to actively manage the...

A.P. Moller Holding to acquire Maersk Tankers

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 — Keeping things all in the family, as it were, publicly traded A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S today signed an agreement to sell Maersk Tankers A/S to APMH Invest A/S, a subsidiary of A.P. Moller Holding A/S for $1,17 billion in an all-cash transaction. The agreement includes a market upside provision regulating total payment should...

Skangas Coralius carries out first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 — The first European-built LNG bunker and distribution vessel, the 5,800 cu.m Coralius, today performed its first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation for Skangas. The operation took place in international waters, in the Northern Kattegat, in the middle of the sea between Frederikshavn, Denmark and Gothenburg, Sweden. The receiving...

VIDEO: First autonomous vessel control system now on market

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 — While a number of leading European players continue to research autonomous vessels conduct testing and talk endlessly about their promise, a Boston, MA, based start-up looks to have beaten them to the market with a product that owners can buy now and retrofit to existing vessels. Sea Machines Robotics Inc., a venture-backed company...

Ecochlor named one of fastest-growing manufacturers by Inc.

 SEPTEMBER 19, 2017—Ballast water treatment system manufacturer Ecochlor BWTS, Maynard, MA, has been recognized by Inc. 500|5000 as one of the fastest-growing manufacturing companies in the U.S. The Inc. 500 award, representing the top 10% of the 5000 companies chosen, was presented to Ecochlor with a ranking of #8 in the United States for manufacturing,...

Mega yachts to have Nacos Platinum integrated bridge systems

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 — Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply its Nacos Platinum integrated bridge system for two new mega yachts; one an 85 m long vessel and the other 91 metres long, being built in Greece. In addition to the systems, Wärtsilä will also provide the project management, engineering, prewiring of the consoles and system commissioning...

Austal USA delivers LCS 12

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 — Austal USA delivered its sixth littoral combat ship to the U.S. Navy on Friday, Sep. 15. The future USS Omaha (LCS 12) is the first of two littoral combat ships that the shipbuilder will deliver this year. "Today marks a significant milestone in the life of the future USS Omaha, as transfer to the Navy occurs, and her in-service...

MAN variable speed gensets picked for Louis Dreyfus WSOV

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 — Turkish shipyard Cemre Marin Endüstri A.Ş, has ordered four MAN 8L21/31 variable speed gensets for the wind service operation vessel (WSOV) that it is building for France's Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (see earlier story). The newbuilding will feature ABB's system which will increase the efficiency of the vessel by allowing the...

Next generation fast crew supply duo goes to work

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 — Seacor Marine's (NYSE:SMHI) two next generation CrewZer class catamarans, Seacor Puma and Seacor Panther, are now in service. Designed by Incat Crowther, the vessels were built by Spanish shipbuilder Astillleros Armon and are unique in their capability to transfer personnel and equipment to offshore platforms at maximum speeds...

RAK Petroleum plc Releases Half-Year Financial Report for the Period Ended 30 June 2017

United Kingdom, 14 September 2017RAK Petroleum plc, the Oslo-listed oil and gas investment company, today released its Half-Year Financial Report for the period ended 30 June 2017.  A copy is attached and is available at http://www.rakpetroleum.uk/Investor-relations/Reports-and-presentations/Financial-reporting/Annual-reports. *****************For...United...

Sif and Century Wind Power Co. intend to join forces for Taiwanese offshore wind market

Roermond (The Netherlands), Taoyuan City (Taiwan) 14 September 2017. Sif Netherlands B.V. and Century Wind Power Co. Ltd announce their intention to join forces for the Taiwanese offshore wind market.The Taiwanese offshore wind market is developing rapidly and the Taiwanese government's renewable energy policy aims to achieve a status of...Roermond...

DHS extends Jones Act waiver

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 — Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke today extended the limited Jones Act Waiver initially signed on September 8 at the recommendation of the Departments of Defense and Energy. Due to the severe disruptions of the oil supply system resulting from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, says DHS, the extended waiver...

Kirby completes S&S acquisition, reports on impact of hurricanes

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 — Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX) today reported the closing of the acquisition of substantially all of the assets and businesses of Stewart & Stevenson LLC for approximately $756.5 million, before post-closing adjustments. Kirby, which is America's largest domestic tank barge operator, also reported that, while Hurricanes Harvey...

Inmarsat introduces new Fleet Secure service

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 — Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L) today used London International Shipping Week to showcase its new Fleet Secure service. Imarsat says Fleet Secure is the maritime industry's first and only fully-managed service to detect vulnerabilities, respond to threats and protect ships from widespread cyberattack.  Fleet Secure, which will will...