• 2018 August 14 10:58

    GeoSea has taken delivery of self-propelled DP2 jack-up vessel ‘Apollo’

    GeoSea has taken delivery of the newest addition to its fleet, the self-propelled jack-up vessel ‘Apollo’. The vessel is sailing to Flushing (Vlissingen), the Netherlands to mobilise for its first assignments. One of its first duties includes a decommissioning project in the North Sea, DEME announces in its press release.

    The pioneering new vessel will join the current fleet of DP class, self-propelled jack-ups, which includes the ‘Innovation’, ‘Neptune’, ‘Thor’, ‘Sea Installer’ and ‘Sea Challenger’.

    One of the exceptional features of the ‘Apollo’ are its extremely long lattice legs of 106.8 m, which allow the vessel to jack-up in water depths up to 70 m. The vessel is equipped with an 800-tonne, leg-encircling crane. The vessel has a large, spacious 2000 m² deck, which is free of obstacles and has a load carrying capacity of 15 t/m².

    This versatile vessel will serve the offshore wind industry, but will mainly be deployed by DEME Group’s subsidiary EverSea to provide services to the oil and gas industry, with a particular focus on the installation and decommissioning of platform facilities.

    ‘Apollo’ will undergo some final outfitting in Flushing and will be mobilised for the first assignments. One of its first duties includes a decommissioning project in the North Sea.

    DEME's fleet investment programme continues, with the dredgers 'Bonny River' and 'Spartacus', and offshore installation vessel 'Orion' currently being under construction.

    EverSea has been awarded a contract by Petrogas E&P Netherlands BV for the decommissioning of the Q1 HALFWEG unmanned gas platform in the Dutch Sector of the North Sea.

    The scope of work comprises the Engineering, Preparation, Removal and Disposal, also referred to as EPRD, of the 500-tonne topside, including the four foundation legs. The topside will be removed and transported to shore by the ‘Apollo’. Engineering works are already ongoing and the actual removal work is scheduled to take place at the end of this year.

    The Q1 HALFWEG platform is a three-well unmanned gas production facility which was installed in 1995. It was designed for ‘self-installation’ and consists of a concrete gravity base which supports a normally unmanned process deck by means of four tubular steel legs in a 24 metre water depth. The platform ceased production in 2017 and the wells have been decommissioned.

    Petrogas E&P Netherlands BV is an independent O&G operator which has interests in 11 offshore blocks on the Dutch Continental Shelf.
    Securing this contract is an important milestone for EverSea in the upcoming decommissioning market in the North Sea. In the Dutch sector alone, 77 of the remaining 150 platforms are due for removal by 2025.
     
    About DEME Group

    The Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME is an international market leader for complex marine engineering works.

    Building on more than 140 years of experience and know-how, DEME has organically moved into several related sectors, such as the financing of marine engineering and environmental projects, executing complex EPCI related marine engineering projects including civil engineering works, the development and construction of renewable energy projects, providing services for the oil, gas and energy sector, the decontaminating and recycling of polluted soils and silts, the harvesting of marine resources, etc.

    Thanks to an integrated company structure, DEME strongly emerges as a 'global solutions provider' which offers its clients overall solutions. DEME has the most modern, high-tech and versatile fleet.

    DEME Group has 4,900 employees worldwide and achieved a turnover of 2.37 billion euros in 2017.




2018 December 19

14:33 Maersk announces new rotation on Asia-Europe network
14:08 Concordia Maritime sells positions in chartered-in Suezmax vessels
13:33 SFL enters into lease financing agreement for 3 x 10,600-teu boxships and delivery of Front Falcon
12:58 Maersk joins the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative
12:55 7 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on December 18-19
12:23 Damen signs with Gerd Stensen for Stan Tug 1606
12:21 Havyard announces its eight windfarm service vessel
11:56 Simulation exercises to improve port security held in Panama
11:31 Port of Newcastle continues modernization of its bulk terminal
11:09 RF Government gives instructions to address the issue on construction of four gas-powered icebreakers
10:50 Regional workshop to address barriers for effective implementation of MARPOL Annex VI held at REMPEC
10:32 Brent Crude futures price down up 0.20% to $56.37, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.04% to $46.64
10:14 THE Alliance unveils enhanced service network for 2019
09:57 Finnish Transport Safety Agency set to contribute to automation of maritime navigation
09:35 FESCO BoD approved new composition of Executive Board
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,395 points

2018 December 18

18:21 Uniper SE and MOL enter into agreement on FSRU project in Germany, and one additional LNG transportation agreement
18:00 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.3% to 8.47 billion tonnes in 11M’18
17:46 Rolls-Royce to deliver advanced ship technology to two more expedition cruise vessels for Mystic Cruises
17:43 Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth enters LR class
17:27 SOL adds Finnish port of Pietarsaari/Jakobstad to the Zeebrugge route network
17:04 Finnpilot Pilotage BoD decided for no increase in the pilotage fees for 2019
16:42 GTT bags yet another tank design order for LNGC duo
16:38 PRA starts construction of new plastics recycling facility at the Port of Amsterdam
16:25 Arctia and Meritaito join forces to expand their range of services
16:09 Crowley integrates DFTS management into government solutions group to unify supply chain services
15:42 KN enhances its relations with American LNG giants
15:18 BW Group Limited purchased 137,000 shares
14:53 Icebreakers of FSUE Rosmorport assisted 680 ships in navigation season 2018-2019
14:28 Shell Oman and Port of Duqm ink agreement to develop fuel bunkering facilities
14:11 Golar LNG receives LNTP for an FLNG vessel for Greater Tortue / Ahmeyim Project P1, West Africa
13:47 WEG and Praxis sign MoU to support Damen Saab bid for the Brazilian Navy
13:41 Eni gets approval of the investment plan for Merakes Development Project in Indonesia
13:22 Sovcomflot closes USD 264 million long-term revolving credit facility
12:58 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:40 Antwerp, Belgium will host the 3rd European Environmental Ports Conference on 12-13 June 2019
12:19 Keppel receives limited notice to proceed for GIMI FLNG
11:57 3 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on December 17-18
11:35 Terna’s MONITA HVDC Project: Nexans reaches key milestone with successful completion of submarine power cable
11:10 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.4% to 17.96 million TEUs in Jan-Nov’18
10:46 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 11M’18 down 1.8% Y-o-Y to 45.49 million tonnes
10:23 Maersk announces rate increase for Far East to North Europe trade
10:05 Brent Crude futures price down 1.53% to $58.72, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.61% to $49.39
09:47 Austal export opportunity supported by Australian Government financing
09:31 Rosatom drafted Rules for providing navigational and hydrographic support in NSR waters
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,406 points

2018 December 17

18:23 Sembcorp Marine retains its position as Asia’s top cruise ship repair and upgrade solutions provider with newbuilds projects delivered in 2018
18:02 USPA announced tenders for dredging in Mariupol and Berdiansk seaports
17:48 SITC holds naming and delivery ceremony for M/V SITC SENDAI
17:37 ONE to implement LSF surcharge in China and Taiwan
17:15 NCSP Group's consolidated cargo turnover for January-October totaled 116,946 thousand tons
16:41 Moody's reaffirms Panama Canal's A2 long-term rating with stable outlook
16:26 Port of Oakland shatters 11-year-old record for November imports
15:54 Yamal LNG will build one more natural gas liquefaction facility
15:27 Nor-Shipping and Nordic Innovation team up for “Sea Meets Land” funding initiative
15:17 PETRONAS releases Annual Activity Outlook report for 2019-2021
14:56 NOVATEK elects a new member to the Management Board
14:37 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 15,328 in RF spot market
14:13 Damen’s triple delivery for Murjan Al Sharq Marine Contracting
13:41 Pacific Fleet and Indian Navy warships practice inspection operation as part of Indra Navy 2018 Russian-Indian naval exercise