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Early Works Start for First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel

have agreed to start up the early works and the ordering of critical packages for their pioneering new asset, ‘Green Jade’. "The name symbolizes Taiwan’s renowned Yushan, the Jade Mountain. At a dizzying height of 3,952 m above sea level, Jade Mountain is the highest peak in East Asia and gives Taiwan one of the highest elevations of any island in the world. Additionally, the name ‘Green Jade’ reflects this trail-blazing vessel’s contribution to reducing emissions, and its role in bringing clean, green energy to Taiwan’s residents. By choosing such an

Skandi Hercules. Image: DOF Subsea AS

DOF Subsea Bags APAC Contracts

Norway-based international subsea operating company DOF Subsea announced several contract-awards in the Asia Pacific region, securing 130 days vessel and resource utilization into the first quarter of 2020.  The contracts, for undisclosed clients in New Zealand and South East Asia, will see Skandi Hercules commence operations in December 2019 for a major operator, said the company which provides integrated project managed and engineered subsea solutions to the global offshore oil and gas industry.Additionally, Skandi Singapore will commence construction operations in early January 2020 in South

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Maersk Tests Containerized Battery System

, Denmark by the system integrator and turnkey supplier Trident Maritime Systems. The battery system will be shortly transported to Singapore and installed on board the Maersk Cape Town.The vessel is a Singapore-flagged 249-meter long container ship built in 2011 which sails between West Africa and East Asia. The first full voyage with the new system in place will take place next year and will be closely monitored to evaluate the performance of the system against the trial’s ambitions.Battery modules will be operating within the container in conjunction with other electrical and control components

Maersk Pelican with Norsepower Rotor Sails. Pic: Norsepower

Norsepower Rotor Sails Saves Fuel

, that propels the vessel forward; in this instance a Maersk Tankers’ Long Range 2 (LR2) product tanker vessel, said the company.The Rotor Sails deliver auxiliary wind propulsion to the vessel - which have operated in conditions ranging from tropical climate to arctic conditions in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia – resulting in the optimization of energy efficiency and a reduction in fuel consumption.The Rotor Sails were installed onboard Maersk Pelican in August 2018. As part of the test, the aggregated total fuel saved from 1 September 2018 to 1 September 2019 was 8.2% savings.

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Unique Group Buys Five USVs

a true force multiplier in the marine renewables sector as well as subsea construction, IRM and decommissioning in the oil and gas market, Unique Group said.The acquired units will be placed within Unique Group’s global rental pool and accessible to clients across the Middle East, Europe, South East Asia and the Americas

Rob Gill (Photo: Aquaterra Energy)

Aquaterra Energy Hires Gill

Offshore engineering solutions company Aquaterra Energy said it has appointed Rob Gill to fuel the continued success of its modular Sea Swift platform.Gill joins the company as Platforms Business Development Director and will focus on expanding Sea Swift’s presence across West Africa, South East Asia and Latin America. He brings to the role more than 30 years of industry experience, having worked in both technical and commercial roles with the likes of Advisian, INEOS and Petrofac, as well as founding and growing several entrepreneurial ventures.The Sea Swift platform is a modular design that

Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health, giving his opening address. Photo: MPA

MPA Celebrates World Hydrography Day

In celebration of World Hydrography Day themed “Hydrographic Information Driving Marine Knowledge” this year, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) hosted the East Asia Hydrographic Commission working committee meetings in Singapore.The World Hydrography Day celebration event was held at Fort Canning, Singapore on June 28, 2019. "Singapore’s port is over 700 years old. Our rich history dates back to the early 14th century when Singapore was establishing itself as a free trade port. Today, we have grown into a global hub port, the largest transshipment port in the

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Polarcus Awarded 3D Project in Southeast Asia

Marine geophysical company Polarcus Limited said it has been awarded a 3D marine seismic acquisition project in South East Asia.The project duration is approximately four months and is scheduled to commence in Q4 2018.Following this award, the Polarcus fleet is 100 percent booked for Q4 2018.

Simon Allison (Photo: Xodus Group)

Xodus Strengthens APAC Team

Xodus Group’s Perth office has won more than A$3.5 million (£2million) in new contracts over the last six months.   Xodus’ Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has had significant success in the growth of its decommissioning business, both in Australia and South-East Asia, where the company has established relationships with several key players. The company has also enhanced its digital production optimization and monitoring tools.   With the success, Xodus has increased its workforce locally and appointed Simon Allison as operations director for the APAC region.   Allison

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