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L3 Harris UK’s C-Worker 7 working with an ROV off the UK’s south coast. Photos from L3 Harris UK.

Marine Autonomy Above & Below the Water

Sea Observer Compact, operating,” Mouries adds. Indeed, following the work with NPCC, in 2018, Marine Tech has also delivered an RSV Sea Observer Compact, at 3.2m-long, with a BlueROV2 onboard to IMODCO (an offshore loading terminal technology firm owned by floating production technology company SBM Offshore). For IMODCO, it’s being used as part of the maintenance of offshore loading/offloading buoys, including single mooring line surveys. Again, it’s still being used since going into work two years’ ago.  “We’ve been working nearly 10 years in this field,&rdquo

L3 Harris UK’s C-Worker 7 working with an ROV off the UK’s south coast. Photos from L3 Harris UK.

Hybrid Autonomous Systems Evolve

Sea Observer Compact, operating,” Mouries adds. Indeed, following the work with NPCC, in 2018, Marine Tech has also delivered an RSV Sea Observer Compact, at 3.2m-long, with a BlueROV2 onboard to IMODCO (an offshore loading terminal technology firm owned by floating production technology company SBM Offshore). For IMODCO, it’s being used as part of the maintenance of offshore loading/offloading buoys, including single mooring line surveys. Again, it’s still being used since going into work two years’ ago.  “We’ve been working nearly 10 years in this field,&rdquo

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SBM Offshore Wins AIP for Wind Floater Design from ABS

The classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has issued an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Dutch-based SBM Offshore for its proprietary wind floater design.The global provider of floating production and mooring systems (FPSO) said that the wind floater is a TLP concept and has been designed for the full life cycle, including in-place conditions, as well as wet tow with the wind turbine installed, and mooring hook-up phase.The AIP demonstrates the successful design of the floater, compliant with ABS’ design standards, said the offshore oil and gas company.“We are very proud

SBM Offshore Wins Johan Castberg Turret Mooring System Contract

SBM Offshore said it was awarded the contract and received the corresponding notice from Statoil to proceed with the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) work scope for a large-scale turret mooring system for its Johan Castberg development.    The contract award results from delivery of the front-end engineering and design (FEED) scope for the mooring system delivered in cooperation between Statoil and SBM Offshore teams.   The turret is planned to be delivered in modules in early 2020, will be moored in c. 370 meter water depth and will have a capacity to accommodate 21

Turritella (Photo: SBM Offshore)

FPSO Turritella Producing, On Hire

SBM Offshore stated that FPSO Turritella is formally on hire as of September 2, 2016 after achieving Commencement of Commercial Production (CoCP).  The CoCP certificate was issued on September 8, 2016.   The vessel is installed in Shell's Stones development located in 2,896 meters (9,500 feet) of water approximately 320 kilometers (200 miles) offshore Louisiana in the Walker Ridge area. The lease and operate contracts include an initial period of 10 years with future extension options up to a total of 20 years.   The FPSO is owned and operated by a Joint Venture owned by affiliated

NYK: Oil Production Starts at Third FPSO Unit

In July, a third floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) unit deployed by NYK for the BM-S-11 consortium** through a joint venture company started oil production in a pre-salt area off Brazil.   This FPSO unit, FPSO Cidade de Saquarema, is owned by a shareholder consortium comprising SBM Offshore N.V. (Netherlands), Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás S.A. (Brazil), and a joint venture company between NYK (48.72 percent; head office: Tokyo; president: Tadaaki Naito) and the Mitsubishi Corporation (51.28 percent; head office: Tokyo; president & CEO: Takehiko Kakiuchi). The

FPSO Cidade de Paraty image (CG) Photo NYK

Offshore Brazil: Production Starts at FPSO Unit

February, a second floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO)* unit deployed by NYK for the BM-S-11 consortium through a joint venture company started oil production in a pre-salt area off Brazil.   This FPSO unit, FPSO Cidade de Marica, is owned by a shareholder consortium comprising SBM Offshore N.V. (Netherlands), Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás S.A. (Brazil), and a joint venture company between NYK (48.72 percent; head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president: Tadaaki Naito) and the Mitsubishi Corporation (51.28 percent; head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president & CEO:

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SBM Offshore Responds to Brazilian Reports

  The Company responds to news that CEO Bruno Chabas and member of the Supervisory Board Sietze Hepkema appear on a list of (former) Petrobras executives, former sales agents and (former) SBM Offshore executives who may be prosecuted in Brazil in relation to a corruption scandal. The Company will seek clarification on this news with the relevant authorities. The Company believes that allegations are without merit, based on what it heard so far.  Bruno Chabas was appointed CEO effective January 1, 2012 and immediately initiated the self-reporting and investigations that led to a settlement

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SBM Offshore Nets FLNG Turret Contract

SBM Offshore in a statement informed that Technip SA (Technip) has awarded the Company the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract for three, large-scale turret mooring systems associated with the proposed Browse Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Development in Australia. The contract awarded to SBM Offshore covers the FEED elements of the proposed Browse FLNG Development’s turret work. The three, large-scale turrets are expected to be designs similar to and slightly larger in size than the Shell Prelude FLNG turret that SBM Offshore was awarded in 2011 and whose last module was

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Drydocks World Builds World’s Largest Turret

Drydocks World completed the world’s largest turret mooring system. At almost 100m high, weighing over 11,000 tons and with a diameter of 26 meters, the turret is for the Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility. Drydocks World has built the world’s largest turret for SBM Offshore, Technip and Shell. Drydocks World has delivered five modules for the Shell FLNG turret mooring system and delivery of module five represents the completion of the crown jewel of this project, with the turret being the heart of the Prelude FLNG.    The MTR100 is Marine Technology

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