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Ship Photos of the Day – Inside Arendal Spirit, Teekay’s Giant Cylindrical Accommodation Rig

Arendal Spirit is Teekay’s newest big, round accommodation rig that is currently home to about 500 workers offshore Brazil. The unit is technically called a ‘Unit for Safety and Maintenance’ and was built based on Sevan Marine’s proprietary cylindrical hull design, which is supposed to enhance stability and motion characteristics. The vessel has 500 beds in 248 cabins with en-suite […]




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Greenpeace Activists Hang from Bridge to Block Shell Icebreaker

  A group of twenty six Greenpeace activists have suspended themselves from a bridge in Portland, Oregon in an effort to stop Shell icebreaker from heading back to Alaska where it is needed for the company’s arctic drilling operations. The Greenpeace climbers and dozens of so-called ‘kayaktivists’ have positioned themselves under the St. Johns Bridge […]

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U.S. Maritime Administration Funds Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced that it is providing $500,000 to support a feasibility study for the design, construction, and operation of a high-speed passenger ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology and a refueling station. In theory, the fuel cell would provide power for the ferry’s propulsion and auxiliary […]

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Offshore Contractor Saipem to Cut 8,800 Staff After Unexpected Loss

By Marco Bertacche and Dan Liefgreen (Bloomberg) — Saipem SpA, Italy’s biggest oil and gas contractor, will cut jobs and exit businesses as writedowns led to an unexpected loss and an earnings target reduction. The company, controlled by Italian oil producer Eni SpA, posted a second-quarter net loss of 997 million euros ($1.1 billion), after […]

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Sembcorp Marine: Sete Brasil Stiffing Us on Drillship Projects

SINGAPORE, July 29 (Reuters) – Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine has not received payment from Sete Brasil on drillship projects this year and may slow down the projects if the situation persists, a company executive said on Wednesday. “Basically what has been ongoing, based on the delay, I think there may be some slow down,” Tan Cheng […]