Highlights of the Week

Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (September 14 – September 20).

Ceona in Administration, Ceona Amazon Up for Sale

SURF contractor Ceona has fallen into administration, Ernst & Young (EY) informed Thursday, September 17.

Stuart Gardner and Alan Hudson of EY were appointed Joint Administrators of Ceona Holding Limited and Ceona Crewing Limited and Alan Bloom, Alan Hudson and Colin Dempster of EY were appointed Joint Administrators of Ceona Investments Limited and Certain UK Group companies (the Group).


BP and Subsea 7 Jump In on Magma's M-Pipe DevelopmentMagma Global has signed a joint development agreement with BP and Subsea 7 in a project to qualify Magma’s carbon fibre m-pipe as the next generation of subsea pipelines.

The programme is also supported by the National Composites Centre (NCC) and Innovate UK, the Government initiative established to support pioneering technologies in the energy sector.


Wood Group to Lead 5 New Subsea JIPs

Wood Group is leading five new joint industry projects (JIPs) which will use the company’s subsea experience to solve industry-wide challenges.

These international projects, which will run between 2015 and 2018, will see Wood Group Kenny (WGK) work with several oil and gas operators, contractors and regulators to improve quality, safety and competence across the sector and achieve significant savings in design and unplanned intervention costs.

A new joint venture between Harkand and Consolidated Shipping Agencies Ltd has resulted in its first contract win in Ghana, West Africa.

The award will see the global inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) company delivering onshore and offshore support to Technip in the region.


SAL Fit to Challenge Offshore Installation Market

SAL Offshore B.V. was launched in 2012 to focus on developing and delivering offshore installation solutions for the oil & gas and renewables sectors.

To let us find out more about this relative newcomer to the offshore installation industry, Managing Director at SAL Offshore B.V, Charles Nicolson, answered a few questions about the company’s projects and future plans, and Karsten Behrens, Director Engineering walked us trough Wikinger offshore wind farm test piles installation in the Baltic Sea and other projects.