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Island Offshore took delivery of Island Victory, a new offshore installation vessel, at VARD Langsten today. Photo: Island Offshore/ Droneinfo

Offshore Installation Ship Island Victory Delivered

Island Offshore took delivery of Island Victory, a new offshore installation vessel, at VARD Langsten today (Friday, February 7, 2020).Upon delivery the vessel will head straight into operation, spending a couple of weeks in the spot market, before commencing a series of contracts – in the Barents Sea and the Gulf of Mexico – securing work for the vessel potentially throughout October this year.“We experience great interest for this vessel,” said Tommy Walaunet, Managing Director, Island Offshore Management AS. “Having jobs lined up in coming months, confirms this and is

Kevin Murphy, Deputy CEO. Photo: Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer Appoints New CEO

;msnes as the company’s new CEO as company enters new growth phase and addresses offshore wind market.The Norwegian subsea contractor said in a press note that the interim CEO Kevin Murphy will continue as Deputy CEO.Strømsnes was most recently managing director at TIOS, a TechnipFMC and Island Offshore joint venture, and has more than 25 years of experience from the global subsea industry holding various senior executive and board roles. He was managing director for Technip Norge from 2010 to 2016."Odd will also be responsible for Ocean Installer’s new focus on the offshore wind

(Photo: InterMoor)

Mooring Change-out for the Alba FSU

unit (FSU) currently moored in 140 meters water depth in the UK North Sea.The scope of the project included engineering, procurement, delivery, vessel supply, and installation of over 3,135 metric tons of mooring equipment including spiral strand wire ropes, chain and connecting links.Utilizing the Island Offshore anchore handling tug supply ship (AHTS) Island Valiant as the primary installation vessel, and the Swire Pacific AHTS Pacific Duchess as the heading control vessel, InterMoor recovered, installed and tensioned the 12 replacement mooring lines between May and July 2019, the company said.Operations

MV Island Pride (Photo: Island Offshore)

Ocean Infinity to Charter Island Pride

Ocean Infinity announced it has agreed to a seven-year contract with Island Offshore for the charter of vessel Island Pride.Ocean Infinity said the ship will expand its platform for autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) data acquisition and analysis and support a variety of operations globally.Island Pride is a multi-functional subsea support and construction vessel of UT 737 design. The vessel is 103 meters in length with a beam of 21 meters and free deck space of 880m2. It is equipped with deep water crane and two work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROV).“Given our success in the market and

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Taiwan: The Next Battleground for Offshore Wind

;s top offshore wind developers as they seek a foothold in Asia for a technology that has been expanding fast in Europe.Taiwan announced results on Monday of its first major offshore wind farm auction that aims to add 3.8 gigawatts (GW) of capacity to its existing network of just 8 megawatts (MW).The island's offshore wind market is expected to expand to 5.5 GW by 2025, and the government aims to invest $23 billion on onshore and offshore wind projects by 2025, law firm Jones Day says.Taiwan is making a big push to attract investments in renewable technology as it phases out nuclear power by 2025

Chairman of the Island Offshore Group, Morten Ulstein, together with the new managing director of Island Offshore Subsea AS, Odd Strømsheim after signing the collaboration agreement (Photo: TechnipFMC)

Light Well Intervention: TechnipFMC, Island Offshore Partner

TechnipFMC said it has signed an agreement with the Island Offshore group to acquire a 51 percent stake in Island Offshore’s wholly owned subsidiary, Island Offshore Subsea AS.   Island Offshore Subsea AS provides Riserless Light Well Intervention (RLWI) project management and engineering services for plug and abandonment (P&A), riserless coiled tubing and well completion operations. Island Offshore Subsea AS employs approximately 80 staff.    Island Offshore Subsea AS has developed proprietary designs related to subsea P&A and riserless coiled tubing. In connection

Official Naming Ceremony of KAS III Photo Bumi Armada

Armada Sterling III FPSO Named

Offshore Holdings Limited (BAOHL), together with its joint venture company, PT Armada Gema Nusantara (PT AGN) were awarded a contract to supply one floating, production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) for the Madura BD Field, approximately 65 km east of Surabaya and about 16km south of Madura Island, offshore Indonesia issued by Husky-CNOOC Madura Limited (HCML). The contract is for a fixed charter of ten years and five additional annual options.   “Armada Sterling III FPSO, is a unique project as she is the world's first floating facility that has a large sulphur processing plant

In front you can see the actual coil tube connected to the upper injector through a guide on top which is needed to avoid bending and damaging the coil too much. (Photo: Island Offshore)

Next Step for Island Offshore: Riserless Heavy Well Intervention

Winning this year’s ONS Innovation Award has aroused interest for Island Offshore and its riser-less coil tubing (CT) technology, the company said. Now Island Offshore is ready for the next step; performing heavy well intervention with coil tubing in producing subsea wells. This success story started in 2014 when Island Offshore drilled three wells for Statens Vegvesen (Norwegian Public Roads Administration) utilising the monohull vessel Island Performer. 450 meter of well were drilled, whereof over 150 meters of core samples were collected  from the three  locations in order to

Rover and work  ROVs in action.

OSVs: Fishing for Value

unavoidable for oil companies, and the DOF awards show the value of having several ROV and AUV types in your purpose-built fleet of subsea construction vessels. ROVs can keep you competitive when times are tough. Further up the littoral, in quietly busy Ulsteinvik, people remember when the ROVs of Island Offshore earned work inspecting moorings for a billion-kroner new-build still waiting for its first major Statoil offshore construction mission. Unlike DOF’s success, the news here is modest at best — two more laid up vessels, this time for Havyard, but Statoil has just signed a deal with

From the control room on board Island Constructor during operation. (Photo: Island Offshore)

Island Offshore Debuts Open Water Coil Tubing

Press release - Island Offshore recently made history when they successfully drilled a pilot hole for Centrica Energy by means of open water coil tubing. This technology has never been utilized in the offshore industry before and proves to be a safer and cheaper alternative to traditional drilling using a rig.   MOU Island Constructor was given the assignment to drill a shallow gas pilot hole down to 360 meters below mud line at the BUTCH PL 405-field, north of Ekofisk, to log for gas, and plug the pilot hole with cement if gas was discovered. Pilot holes are drilled to reveal shallow gas

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