November DP Roundup

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December 3, 2009

Lets take a look at the dynamic positioning related news that made headlines last month!

StatoilHydro Renamed Statoil

StatoilHydro ASA is changing its name to Statoil ASA  and simultaneously adopting its new visual identity.

Havila Shipping Orders Havyard 832 Supply Vessel

Havyard Group shall deliver design and engineering to a Havyard 832 CD PSV to be built by Norwegian Shipbuilder Simek AS for Owner Havila Shipping ASA

Greenest AHTS in the World!

Named the Greenest anchor handler in the world, ”Havila Venus” is a Havyard design, type Havyard 845. This vessel is with its state-of-the-art hybrid propulsion system, modern hull lines, Clean Design Class and exhaust catalysts the most environmentally friendly AHTS in the market.

Bourbon Orca: The First X-Bow Vessel

Launched in 2006, the Bourbon Orca was the first vessel to utilize a unique hull shape, designed by Ulstein. It would not be their last.
The first thing one notices about this vessel is the new shape of its hull. This vessel is equipped with a hull, with an inverted bow. Instead of moving above the level of the sea, it rises toward the back. This completely new concept has been named the Ulstein X-Bow.

Kongsberg to Deliver Dynamic Positioning Simulators

Kongsberg Maritime’s simulation division has signed a new contract to supply an extensive offshore simulator to EMAS Offshore in Singapore.

Wartsila Wins 12 Dynamic Positioning Vessel Contract

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading ship power system integrator,has signed a ship design contract with Pipavav Shipyard of India. The contract calls for a total of 12 Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs) to bedesigned by Wärtsilä and built by Pipavav.

Eastern Navigation Receives Dynamic Positioning Vessels

The offshore services division of the Singapore-based Eastern Navigation Group has recently taken delivery of two new vessels. Both AHTS, they are equipped with Class 2 dynamic positioning systems from Converteam.

Olympic Hera Delivered!

Olympic Hera delivered!

The Olympic Hera measures 93.8 metres long, 23 metres wide and 10 metres from main deck to keel, and performs anchor handling, supply, subsea and construction operations.

Wind Turbine Installation Cranes

Huisman, the Dutch-based worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has currently expanded its heavy lifting product range with a customised range of Wind Turbine Installation Cranes.

Updated Raytheon Anschutz Gyro-Compass

Raytheon Anschütz has now introduced new features for its Standard 22 gyro compass. Among the new features the most important improvements are independent transmitting magnetic compass and individual speed error correction functions. With increased failure safety and flexibility further value is added to the world’s most popular gyro compass.

Fugro Contract using C-Class Vessels

Fugro-Geoteam has entered into an agreement with Statoil USA E&P, Inc. for the acquisition and QC processing of 2400 square kilometres of 3D marine seismic programme around Statoil’s leases in the Chukchi Sea.

Launch of the DPII ROV Survey SV Noordhoek Pathfinder

On Saturday 7th November 2009, the launch of the Noordhoek Pathfinder took place at the De Hoop Shipyard in Foxhol – The Netherlands. She is a state of the art 62m DPII ROV and Survey Support Vessel.

The launching ceremony was officiated by Miss Julia Anna Noordhoek, granddaughter of Mr. Leen Noordhoek and daughter of Mr. Cees Noordhoek, Directors of Noordhoek.

Discoverer Americas Begins Operations

Transocean Ltd. announced today that the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer Americas has commenced operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for Statoil Gulf of Mexico, a subsidiary of Statoil ASA, under a four-year drilling contract.

Nautronix joins National Subsea Research Institute

Nautronix, based in Dyce, Aberdeenshire, has become the latest member of the National Subsea Research Institute

Bibby DSV's complete 2.5million hours without LTI

The DSV Bibby Aquamarine and DSV Bibby Sapphire completed one million man hours and one & half million man hours respectively without a lost time injury

Wartsila Wins GSI Contract

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading ship power system integrator
and solution provider, has signed a contract to design and supervise
the construction of a modern oceanographic research vessel for the
marine wing of the Geological Survey of India (GSI). The order was
received in October.

Polarcus Vessels Twin Naming Ceremony

The naming ceremony of the dynamically positioning vessels Polarcus Nadia and Polarcus Naila for shipowner Polarcus took place at Drydocks World Dubai

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