Highlights of the Week

Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (November 24 – November 30).

Highlights of the week





Subsea-7-480x342Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) for installation work in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract value is in the range of $50 million to $100 million.

The contract scope of work involves the installation of 27 miles of 8″ Flowlines and Steel Catenary Risers (SCRs), with associated structures such as Pipeline End Terminations (PLETs) and inline structures (ILS).

Pieter-Schelte-En-Route-to-Rotterdam-for-Final-Assembly-480x354Allseas’ flagship vessel, the Pieter Schelte, the world’s biggest vessel, has departed South Korean shipyard Daewoo in Okpo on 17th November 2014, sailing towards the Port of Rotterdam.

The vessel, that took to the seas for the first time for sea trials in September, is now sailing under its own power towards the Rotterdam for the final assembly. The final assembly of ‘Pieter Schelte’ will take place in the Alexiahaven.

Red7Marine-Invests-in-ROVs-480x327Red7Marine Offshore has expanded its subsea services to North Sea clients by investing in a fleet of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

The ROV rental business was purchased from Forum Energy Technology, bringing jobs for supporting staff. The eight observation class ROVs add a new strand to the portfolio offered by the ambitious marine offshore and subsea contractor.

Bilde-Reach-Subsea-480x319Eidesvik Offshore and Reach Subsea have in partnership entered into a firm contract with Technip in Norway.

Reach will execute the contract using Eidesvik Offshore’s newbuild TBN Viking Neptun, equipped with Reach ROVs and manned by Eidesvik marine personnel and Reach ROV personnel and engineers.


Island-Pride-480x320Oceaneering has entered into a two-year charter for use of the Island Pride, a multi-service subsea support vessel owned by Island Offshore Shipping International.

The vessel is expected to be available for work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in early January 2015.

Before it starts the work, the Island Pride is anticipated to undergo modifications to enhance its service capabilities, including reconfiguration to accommodate two Oceaneering high-specification, work class ROVs.