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TechnipFMC Wins Murphy Sabah Contract

 TechnipFMC said it has been awarded a subsea contract by Murphy Sabah Oil for the Phase 1A Block H Gas Development Project. The project is located in offshore Sabah, Malaysia, at a water depth of approximately 1,300 meters. The contract covers the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of the umbilicals, risers and flowlines as well as the transportation and installation of subsea hardware and controls.  

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Statewide Underwater Bridge Inspections by Fenstermaker

Fenstermaker's Underwater Acoustic specialists collaborate with the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development to use advanced technologies and progressive methods in addressing America's failing infrastructure with a pioneer statewide underwater bridge inspection project. Summer is in full swing, but the grades posted in the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) are downright chilling. With a cumulative GPA of D+, the assessment of our transportation systems indicates that our country’s infrastructure is alarmingly

Enterprise Products to Join Citi Midstream Conference

Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Their services include: natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage; NGL transportation, fractionation and storage; LPG import and export terminals; crude oil and refined products transportation, storage and terminals; offshore production platforms; petrochemical transportation and services; and a marine transportation business that operates primarily

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

MARAD Kicks-Off First National Maritime Strategy Symposium

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today welcomed industry stakeholders to the first-ever National Maritime Strategy Symposium, a three-day conference aimed at supporting the growth of the U.S. maritime industry and ensuring the availability of U.S.-flag vessels for our nation’s economic and national security.  “More than 75 percent of all U.S trade is transported by water, making maritime trade a critical part of our country’s economy,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “We must strengthen America’s

Port of Pittsburgh Seeks New Technology Partners

The Port of Pittsburgh Commission (PPC) is building an innovative wireless broadband network along the rivers in Pittsburgh and is seeking partners to explore new applications for transportation, safety, security and environmental monitoring, according to James R. McCarville, Executive Director of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission. The project, called Wireless Waterways, consists of both the Network System Infrastructure (NSI), which will be scalable and expandable, and an Interoperability Test Bed (ITB). The project has been under construction for nearly a year by the PPC’s contractor, CONXX

Crowley Video Explains LNG Benefits to Caribbean Industry

considering the switch to LNG? Crowley entered into the LNG market earlier this year with the acquisition of Carib Energy LLC. Florida-based Carib Energy, founded in 2011, was the first company to receive a small scale, 25-year, LNG export license from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for LNG transportation from the U.S. into Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries. While Crowley’s overall strategic focus on the LNG market spans several of its diversified business lines and leverages its storied history and success in the marine, project management, energy and transportation fields, Carib

Space-X founder Elon Musk proposed the hyperloop in 2013 (Photo from Musk's Twitter profile)

"Hyperloop" Development Underway: Forbes

The next phase of transportation technology, which could eventually replace the entire shipping industry, is under development, Forbes reported today. In a 3,500 word feature that will appear in the March 2nd issue, Forbes staff writer Bruce Upbin examines two companies that are racing to design and test a "Hyperloop," an 800 mph vacuum tube transport system concept proposed in a 2013 white paper by Tesla and Space-X founder Elon Musk. "It’s hard to overstate how early this all is," writes Upbin. "Yet it’s equally hard to overstate how dramatically the hyperloop

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Höegh LNG Awarded FLNG pre-FEED Study Contract

Höegh LNG's ability to compete for development of FLNG projects worldwide and shows that our FLNG capabilities and design expertise are recognised in the marketplace."

 About Höegh LNG Höegh LNG is a provider of floating LNG infrastructure services, offering regasification, transportation and production services under long-term contracts.  The company operates a fleet of six LNG transportation vessels and two floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs)

Wynne Named President and CEO of AUVSI

Brian Wynne has been named president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), succeeding the retiring Michael Toscano on January 12, 2015. Wynne is currently president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), a post he has held since April 2004. The organization promotes battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles and infrastructure. Previously, Wynne held a senior leadership role at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) and was CEO of the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM).

Ultrapetrol Close Sale of US$25-million Notes Issue

Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited an industrial transportation company serving marine transportation needs in three markets (River Business, Offshore Supply Business and Ocean Business), announced today the closing of its previously announced sale of $25 million in aggregate principal amount of its 8.875% First Preferred Ship Mortgage Notes due 2021 (the "Add-On Notes"), which were offered as an add-on to its outstanding $200 million aggregate principal amount of 8.875% First Preferred Ship Mortgage Notes due 2021. Ultrapetrol say that they plan to use the net proceeds of the offering for

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McDermott Awarded Megalodon Platform Installation

McDermott International, Inc. announced today that one of its subsidiaries was awarded a contract to provide transportation and installation services to Walter Oil & Gas Corporation for the Megalodon platform destined for South Timbalier Block 311 in the Gulf of Mexico. The project is expected to be included in McDermott’s third quarter 2014 backlog. McDermott will provide all materials and equipment to transport and install the six-pile platform in 391 feet of water, over an existing well site. The heavy-lift Derrick Barge 50 will perform a side-lift of the 3,300-ton jacket and set the 2

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Sea Trucks Bags Another Installation Contract

in Nigeria to West African Ventures, Sea Trucks’ principle Nigerian business. The newest contract is further to Sea Trucks’ announcement made last week whichdeclared a contract from Afren for subsea installation of 60 km pipeline, PLEM, flexible riser and spool pieces as well as transportation and installation of jacket, piles, bridges and topside, ranging between 240 t and 480 t. The second contract, awarded by Oriental Energy Resources Limited, Afren Exploration and Production Nigeria Alpha Limited and Addax Petroleum (Nigeria Offshore) Limited, consists of subsea installation

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LNG-FSRU Vessel: BW Place Samsung Contract

of 16 LNG carriers, building on and increasing its existing LNG expertise.  This vessel and floating terminal will be able to receive and convert LNG into its gaseous form for offloading via pipelines, to gas facilities on-shore. BW is focused on its vision to be the leading brand in energy transportation, serving customers with wide-ranging marine solutions across the energy value chain.  BW and its predecessor companies have been providing shipping and maritime services for over 70 years and remains committed to safe, responsible operations of its fleet and offices worldwide BW Maritime

Advanced Logistics Launches Software Upgrades

;s family of applications includes: SAMMPremier, an application that assists E&P operators by providing data to produce various management reports, including COPAS compliant cost allocations. VoyagePro, a shore base management tool that assists with voyage planning, project and transportation tracking, charter management, asset scheduling and shore base cost tracking.  ezTRAC. Manifesting, a tool that tracks and records material and personnel movements.  Any user with internet access can be admitted into the system.   Land Transportation Management, an

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Arctic Navigation Training Center Opened in Russia

possible engineering solutions for specific projects using the centre’s own equipment. SCF’s new training centre will provide staff with the opportunity to trial and drill a whole range of Arctic maritime operations: navigation at northern latitudes, servicing of oil platforms, the transportation and offloading of hydrocarbons in challenging climatic conditions, navigating in icy waters with icebreaker escort, approaching ice-resistant terminals and vessel positioning during loading operations, the organisation of complex towing operations, etc. All training equipment at the SCF TEC

CPP topside section on barge (Credit RS)

Float-over Installation at the Vladimir Filanovsky Field

The transportation of the topside section of a central processing platform (CPP) site at the Vladimir Filanovsky field, its installation site, began this week on June 25. This transport, surveyed by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) launched at the Globalstroy-Engineering (GSE) assembly site in Ilyinka, Astrakhan region. The CPP topside section is part of the infrastructure at the Vladimir Filanovsky field, located in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea on Severniy license zone territory. The installation site of the CPP section is 170 km south of Astrakhan and 20 km east of Maliy

U.S. Shipbuilding Supports $36B in GDP

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) said that the nation’s shipyards support $36B in gross domestic product, as part of a report on the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry issued today. Acting Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen shared the findings of the report, The Economic Importance of the U.S. Shipbuilding and Repairing Industry, at the FuturePorts Annual Conference in Long Beach, California. “Shipyards create quality jobs and support economic growth far beyond our nation’s ports and waterways,” said U.S.

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