ARCHIEF INTERNATIONAAL  maart 2013                                                  the hunt never ends 

     
     
             
     
  Deze pagina wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt o.a. door: nieuwsbrief L. Kramer - Fairmount Marine - Tschudi - Boluda - Rotortug - Kotug HOME
     
      
                                    
   
28.08.13 Fairmount Sherpa delivered accommodation barge offshore Angola
 

Tug Fairmount Sherpa has delivered accommodation barge Ayang 2 offshore Angola. The barge was towed from Romania to a location offshore Porto Amboim.

The Ayang 2 is an accommodation and work barge owned by the offshore division of Korean group Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The 115 meter long and 32 meters wide barge, which can accommodate over 350 people, had undergone an upgrading at DSME’s Romanian shipyard in Mangalia, located at the Black Sea coast.

For this towage job Fairmount Marine was contracted by Daewoo’s logistics team. Tug Fairmount Sherpa hooked up with barge Ayang 2 and towed her to the location offshore Angola over a distance of 6,100 miles within 30 days at an average speed of 8.5 knots. foto-bron Fairmount
   
27.08.13 Binnenvaartschip Veka maakt trans-Atlantische oversteek.
 

Voor het eerst in de geschiedenis heeft een binnenvaartschip varend de grote oversteek van Europa naar Zuid-Amerika gemaakt. Na een sleepreis van 44 dagen en 6.400 zeemijlen is het 135-meterschip Dona Magda op de eindbestemming in Paraguay aangekomen. 

Het door Veka Group georganiseerde transport begon half juli in IJmuiden en zonder enige bunkerstop te maken heeft de sleepboot Neptun11 van het sleepbedrijf Landfall het binnenvaartschip maandag 26 augustus succesvol in Montevideo afgeleverd. Hier zal het 135 meter lange schip dienst gaan doen op een van de belangrijkste vaarroutes van Zuid-Amerika, de rivier Paraguay.

Eerste Europese binnenvaartschip in Paraguay

Het opgeleverde schip is het eerste Europese binnenvaartschip dat in Paraguay zal gaan varen. Met de ruwe waterwegen van Zuid-Amerika, die sterk verschillen met die in Europa, wordt er gevaren onder veel zwaardere omstandigheden en dat vraagt om een andere manier van bouwen. Het moet allemaal groter, breder en sterker. Met de kennis en ervaring die Veka de afgelopen 25 jaar heeft verkregen op het gebied van het bouwen van binnenvaartschepen, is er een bijzonder schip ontwikkeld dat volledig is afgestemd op dit vaargebied en daarmee klaar is voor de toekomst. Het schip meet 135,00 x 17,50 meter en heeft een maximale diepgang van 3,70 meter. Het heeft een ladingcapaciteit van 5200 ton. De voortstuwing bestaat uit 2 Caterpillar motoren type 3512.

Allround maritieme dienstverlener

Veka Group is sinds 1988 actief in de maritieme sector. In haar 25-jarig bestaan is het concern uitgegroeid tot een internationaal opererende allround maritieme dienstverlener. Naast diverse werven in binnen- en buitenland beschikt Veka ook over een eigen rederij. Bron& Foto: Veka Group -nieuwsbrief l.kramer 

   
   
08.08.13

Gulf Offshore takes delivery of North Pomor.

  Seabrokers reports that Gulf Offshore Norge has taken delivery of the first of two sister vessels, North Pomor, from Simek Shipyard in Norway. A naming ceremony for the newbuild PSV was held on July 27, 2013. North Pomor is a ST-216 Arctic PSV designed by Skipsteknisk. Sister vessel North Cruys was launched at Simek in early July, with delivery scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013.  North Pomor has an ICE-1B classification, which is applicable for vessels that can operate in ice floes of 0.6m level ice thickness.



This notation verifies that the vessel has sufficient strength, engine power and equipment to enable it to work in northern Baltic ice conditions or similar areas.
 North Pomor has an overall length of 92.60m, and a moulded breadth of 19.20m. She has a deadweight of 5,000 tonnes at a draft of 6.95m, and comes
with a cargo deck area of 1,050m². The vessel has an accommodation capacity for 40 persons. She has now entered service in the North Sea spot market
.
bron: OSO / Foto: O. Osmundsen  nieuwsbrief L. Kramer
   
  Farstad Shipping ASA - Charter Agreements
 

Farstad Shipping ASA has been awarded the following charter contracts: 

AHTS Far Sky (1991, ME 303 II, 13,382 BHP) and AHTS Far Grip (1993, UT 722, 14,388 BHP) have been awarded contracts by ENI Australia Ltd. for a fixed period of 5 months with additional 5 months options. The vessels will be supporting the ENSCO 104 at ENI's Evans Shoal gas field off Northern Australia. 

BHP Billiton has awarded contracts to AHTS Far Sword (2006, UT 712L, 14,688 BHP) and AHTS Far Sound (2007, UT 712L, 14,688 BHP) to support the semi-submersible Jack Bates off North Western Australia. These contracts are for 3 wells firm with the approximate duration of 5 months with a further option of 1 well. 

AHTS Far Sabre (2008, UT 712L, 14,688 BHP) and AHTS Far Scimitar (2008, UT 712L, 14,688 BHP) have been awarded contracts by Woodside Energy Ltd. to support the semi-submersible Atwood Eagle off North Western Australia. The duration of the fixed period is estimated to 100 days. 

Chevron has awarded an 18 month firm contract for a Farstad UT 712L AHTS starting Q4 2013 with further options supporting the Ocean America offshore Western Australia.

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company SDN BHD has awarded AHTS Lady Caroline (2003, UT 712, 12,240 BHP) a 5 month contract operating in Brunei waters.

Oil Search (PNG) Limited has declared a 1 well option to extend AHTS Far Fosna (1993, UT 722, 14,388 BHP) and AHTS Lady Sandra (1998, KMAR 404, 15,014 BHP) with an expected duration of approximately 30 days. The contract involves supporting the semi-submersible Stena Clyde off Papua New Guinea.


Bron & Foto: Farstad Shipping  nieuwsbrief L. Kramer
   
  Allseas Wins Topsides and Jacket Removal Contract for Brent Field Platforms.
  Shell U.K. Ltd has awarded the Swiss-based Allseas Group S.A. the contract for the removal, transportation and load-in to shore of the topsides of three of its Brent platforms, with an option to do the same with the fourth platform. The contract also includes the removal of Brent Alpha’s steel jacket.

The Brent field is situated on the UK Continental Shelf, 186 km (116 miles) north-east of Lerwick, Scotland, in a water depth of 140 m (460 ft).
The field comprises four large platforms: Alpha (a steel jacket), Bravo, Charlie and Delta (concrete gravity-based structures), with topside weights ranging from 16,000 to 30,000 t. 
Removals begin with Brent Delta in 2015/16, and the remaining topsides over the ensuing eight years with dates to be confirmed.

The Brent contract is the first to be awarded to Allseas for 
Pieter Schelte, Allseas’ dynamically positioned single-lift installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, which is currently under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in Okpo, Korea. 
Pieter Schelte, with a length of 382 m and width of 124 m, will have a topsides lift capacity of 48,000 t and a jacket lift capacity of 25,000 t.
Bron: Allseas Group nieuwsbrief L. Kramer
   
  Platform DanTysk staat op haar poten in de Noordzee.
  Het transformatorplatform DanTysk, met een afmeting van 40 x 40 meter, staat op haar poten in de Noordzee.
Het platform staat 70 kilometer ten westen van het Duitse eiland Sylt en is onderdeel van het windmolenpark DanTysk waar tachtig windmolens
worden gebouwd.



Ongeveer twee weken geleden vertrok het platform uit Krimpen aan den IJssel. Via de Briennenoordbrug, Koninginnenbrug en Erasmusbrug ging de
DanTysk via de Waalhaven verder naar de Noordzee.
 

Het transformatorplatform maakt de windenergie van de windmolens geschikt voor gebruik en transport.
De 288 megawatt die de tachtig windturbines opwekken wordt omgezet van 33 kilovolt naar 155 kilovolt. Vervolgens wordt de energie via kabels
in de zee naar een schakelstation getransporteerd waarna het aansluit op het Duitse elektriciteitsnet op het vasteland.

De off-shore installatie bestaat  uit drie lagen met onder andere een helikopterplatform, nood-slaapverblijven, generatoren, besturingssystemen –
het station zal bestuurd worden vanaf het land – en ook de twee transformatoren waar  het om gaat.
 
De joint venture Strukton Hollandia verzorgt zowel de engineering als de fabricage van het transformatorplatform. Opdrachtgever is een joint
venture van Vattenfall en Stadtwerke München. 
Bron: Dagblad Transport / Foto: Vatenfall  nieuwsbrief L.Kramer
   
07.08.13

Island Duke hits the spot market.

  Island Offshore has taken delivery of newbuild PSV Island Duke from Vard Brevik. The vessel was delivered on 11 July. The vessel, which is the first of four UT 717 CD PSVs to be delivered to Island Offshore by Vard Brevik, has an overall length of 84.45m, breadth of 17.0m, deadweight of 3,800 tonnes,and a cargo deck area of 800m².  Broker Seabrokers says the DP2 vessel is now trading the North Sea spot market   Bron: OSO – nieuwsbrief L. Kramer
   
 

Bisso Towboat orders new ASD ship-assist tug.

 

Bisso Towboat Co., Inc., Luling, LA, recently signed a contract with Main Iron Works, LLC, Houma, LA, to construct a 4,480 hp ASD ship-assist tug. 

The new tug will be 100 ft x 38 ft x 18 and will be powered by two Caterpillar 3516C Tier 3 compliant main engines, which will produce 2,240 hp each at 1,600 rev/min. Propulsion will e supplied by two Rolls-Royce US 205 fixed pitch Z-drives featuring 90.4 in diameter x 82.4 in pitch four-blade stainless steel propellers set in stainless steel nozzles. 

Electrical service will be provided by two 99kW Marathon generators powered by John Deere Model 4045AFM85 Tier 3 engines. The tug will be equipped with one JonRie Intertech Series 230 hydraulic bow winch equipped with 500 feet of 8 in circumference synthetic hawser. The tug's bollard pull is estimated at 60 tons. 

Tankage includes capacities for 30,163 gal of diesel fuel, 1,826 gal of lube oil and hydraulic oil, and 10,938 gal of potable water. 
Main Iron Works will begin construction this fall, with delivery in early 2015. 
The new tug contract continues a long relationship between the owner and the shipyard. It is the fifth ASD ship-assist tug built by Main Iron Works in the past 15 years for Bisso and ninth overall in the past 23 years for the Luling, LA, owner.  Once delivered, the tug will be the fifteenth in Bisso's fleet.      Bron: Marine Log  nieuwsbrief L. Kramer
   
 

Bourbon vessels returning to North Sea

  Four Bourbon Offshore PSVs are returning to the North Sea after completing term charters with ExxonMobil offshore Ireland. 
Broker Seabrokers reports that 
Bourbon Rainbow has already entered the North Sea spot market, and she will be joined in August by Bourbon Calm, Bourbon Clear and Bourbon Topaz.
All four of the units had been providing drilling support for ExxonMobil during its drilling campaign with the semi 
Eirik Raude offshore southern Ireland. A fifth PSV, Bourbon Tampen, had earlier been providing support for the same campaign, and has since mobilised to West Africa for a term charter with Shell offshore Nigeria.      Bron: OSO   nieuwsbrief L. Kramer
   
  Kapitan Beklemishev
 
  The Russian Flagged Kapitan Beklemishev, home port Novorossiysk, at station nearby Sochi Port.      Bron & Foto: © D.v.Uitert    nieuwsbrief L. Kramer
   
 

Topaz Energy Expands Caspian Presence 

  Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel owner with primary operations in the Middle East and Caspian, today announced that it has secured new multi-year charters in the Russian Filanovsky project for nine of its offshore support vessels amounting to circa USD 20 million.
 
The vessels have been deployed to offshore contractor Saipem and will support the development of the Filanovsky oil and gas field in the Northern Caspian Sea.
The vessels will provide anchor-handling and tug services as well as transport of supplies and personnel. The total proven reserves of the Filanovsky field are estimated to be around 1.3 billion barrels. Topaz has been operating in the Caspian Sea since the acquisition of 
BUE Caspian in 2005 and currently has more
than 60 offshore support vessels in the region.




The company has also seen the recent mobilisation of the new build anchor-handling tug supply vessels Topaz Dignity and Topaz Triumph to oil majors in Azerbaijan. The Topaz Dignity is deployed on a long-term contract with oil and gas giant BP performing anchor-handling, tug, support, and supply duties.
 The Topaz Triumph is contracted by oil and gas major TOTAL in support of their seismic campaigns ahead of field development.
 
These two latest additions to the Topaz fleet are 7,300 horsepower anchor-handling tug supply vessels equipped for fire-fighting class 1 and dynamic
 positioning (DP2) operations.
 The Caspian region remains a very important market for Topaz and the addition of these two new modern and technologically advanced vessels underscores Topaz’s commitment to meet the demand for highly-specialized offshore support vessels in its key markets of the
Middle East and the Caspian.     
Bron: Topaz Energy and Marine  / Foto: MyShip.com    nieuwsbrief L. Kramer
   
  Broker says North Sea PSV remains strong
  Vessel owners in the North Sea are still enjoying a prosperous summer, with the PSV spot market continuing to return healthy day rates. 
Broker Seabrokers said vessel availability remained at a premium throughout July, which meant that rates within the spot market continued their upward trajectory.
 
Average PSV spot rates for both medium (<900m² deck area) and large (>900m² deck area) vessels were both above £27,000 in July, about three times higher than the averages of £9,000-11,000 that were recorded in July 2012.
While recent spot rates within the North Sea 
AHTS market have failed to reach the heady heights that were recorded in June, they are still well up on last year.
At this stage in 2012, the average monthly rate for rig moves was only around £22,000, considerably less than the £39,000-40,000 that has just been recorded for July 2013.
 "While there are still a host of AHTS vessels currently available on the spot market, charterers will remain conscious of how quickly availability can diminish and rates can increase within this market sector," said Seabrokers.        Bron: OSO   nieuwsbrief L. Kramer