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Conceptual Image of new SEP. Image: Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd.

Japanese Trio Orders Wind Turbine Installer

be equipped with a 1,600t hoisting, fully revolving crane to cope with the increasing size of the offshore wind turbine and its basic foundation, enabling the efficient construction of 10-12 MW class offshore wind power generation facilities.The basic design will be undertaken by a specialist company, GustoMSC (Netherlands), which delivers design solutions for about 70% of all SEPs around the world.PaxOcean Engineering (Singapore), which is part of Kuok Family, the largest international conglomerate group in Malaysia, will be responsible for the overall building of the SEP. The vessel will be equipped

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Maersk Drilling: First Order for "Chela" Crane

Maersk Drilling awarded GustoMSC the first order for the uniquely designed crane Chela, which is to be installed on Maersk Invincible (GustoMSC CJ70 design) which is currently operating on Valhall for AkerBP. Chela is desgined to improve safe handling underneath the cantilever and reduce total time spent on wells.     Chela offers an extra hand in operations as, due to its crablike motion characteristics, it can reach below the cantilever as well as elevate towards the main deck, providing crane access to an area traditionally blocked by the cantilever when drilling. “We are

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GustoMSC Evolves Chela the "Smart" Crane

Nearly two years ago GustoMSC introduced a smart crane for lifting and wireline operations under the drilling cantilever. Two years later, following industry feedback and further development, the equipment has evolved into Chela, named after the Greek word for a crab’s claw. Chela offers an extra hand in operations, and due to its crablike motion characteristics, it can reach below the cantilever as well as elevate towards the main deck, providing crane access to an area traditionally blocked by the cantilever when drilling.   Three key elements to enhance the overall efficiency of the

U.S. leader: Fred Olsen Windcarrier’s Bold Tern (multiple) and crew transport vessel. Photo: courtesy Fred Olsen Windcarrier

Wind Energy: The Good News in Offshore

of its U.S. clout. “We’re ready. We’re in Holland right not presenting the (just announced wind-vessel) design. We may not take much market share in install vessels but in cable-layers, hook-up and service. We’ll focus on that,” Mr. Urke says.   Houston’s GustoMSC — a wind pioneer with a hand in “80 percent” of the offshore wind-installation equipment out there, including Bold Tern and Brave Tern — has adapted a new jack-up installation concept to its view of the U.S. wind market as “emerging”. GustoMSC offers shipyards

The SEA-3250-LT is a dedicated low CAPEX wind turbine installation solution for the emerging U.S. offshore wind market. (Image: GustoMSC)

SEA-3250-LT: Innovation in Offshore Wind Installations

GustoMSC is targeting the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind energy market with an innovative jack-up design that it claims will help to reduce risk and increase efficiency when installing units offshore: the SEA-3250-LT installation jack-up.   Designed to be a safe, stable and solid platform to lift these heavy, delicate components to heights of more than 426 ft (130 m) in an area where technicians are performing assembly tasks at the same time. GustoMSC plays a pioneering role in the offshore wind installation market, delivering designs and equipment for a wide range of jack-up and other vessels

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GustoMSC Debuts Self-propelled Cantilever Jack-up

The NG-5500X-LD is the latest design in GustoMSC’s series of self-propelled jack-up designs, the NG series. Based on the NG-2500X and NG-1800X designs, the NG-5500X-LD is a solution for light drilling and well intervention in a large number of mature fields in the Southern North Sea, Middle East and South East Asia.   The conditions of these fields are characterized by water depths of up to 50 to 80 meters pending the region, traditionally the domain of classic drilling jack-ups and tender barges. With the light drilling cantilever, the NG-5500X-LD aims to bridge the gap between the

DSM Expands into Egypt with Maersk Drilling

all equipment in both Norway and Egypt, pre-installing the anchors prior to rig arrival, and hooking up the rig when it arrives on location. In addition, Bergen-headquartered DSM will provide all base operations and personnel for the mooring and hook-up task. Once in place, Maersk Discoverer, a GustoMSC DSS 21 rig capable of drilling to 10,000m, will work its Egyptian prospect for BP. deepseamooring.com  

The contracts are based on “Full Picture” deliveries of integrated offshore technology – Kongsberg K-Bridge pictured. Photo: Kongsberg

Kongsberg Awarded Several New Asian Projects

offshore vessel and platform market. We truly appreciate the confidence shown by the shipyards and vessel owners when choosing KONGSBERG for these prestigious contracts,” commented Morten Stanger, Regional Sales Manager Offshore Asia, Kongsberg Maritime. One of the SHI contracts is for two GustoMSC CJ70 design advanced Drilling Jackup Units, which will be equipped with an extensive Full Picture Solution. This project is particularly important for Kongsberg, considering the new and growing market for Drilling Jackup construction vessels in Korea. “The Full Picture strategy enables

GE Wins More Than $600m to Expand Brazil’s Pre-Salt O&G Fields

Atlântico Sul (EAS) in Ipojuca, northeast Brazil will be supplied with electrical power generation, propulsion, drilling drives. DP and control systems from GE. •Ecovix-Engevix will use integrated electric power and propulsion, drilling drives, DP and controls packages from GE for three new GustoMSC PRD 12000 ultra-deepwater drillships it is building in Rio Grande, in the south of the country. •Enseada do Paraguaçu Shipyard will use a comprehensively integrated package of electric power, propulsion, drilling drives, DP and control systems from GE for six new ultra-deepwater drilling

China Shipyard Wins Tender Rig Contract

by Energy Drilling Pte Ltd to construct a semi submersible tender assist rig. The contract is valued at over US$ 200-million, with an option for a second tender. The turn-key contract includes the supply of the DES (Derrick Equipment Set) and the delivery is set for June 2015. The rig is a GustoMSC Ocean400 TD design equipped to work alongside specialized deepwater trussed spars, tension leg platforms, and compliant towers outside of benign environments and is very well suited to production drilling in shallow water due to its ability to drill and mobilize quickly in adverse weather conditions

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