Top News of the Week of July 15 – July 21, 2013
A British diver was killed while performing underwater work at the Riffgat offshore wind farm, located north of Borkum in the North Sea, between Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July. The 26-year-old was buried in 20-meter water depth by a concrete mat, Die Welt reports.
Two new chief operating officers and an offshore support services director have been appointed at Bibby Offshore to support the company’s significant future development plans.
SBM Offshore announces that contracts have been executed with BM-S-11 subsidiary Tupi BV on 12 July 2013 for the twenty-year charter and operation of the two (2) FPSOs Cidade de Maricà and Cidade de Saquarema.
Saipem, regarding the incident that occurred on July 1st to the jack up drilling rig Perro Negro 6, which was operating between the coasts of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, near the mouth of the Congo River, announces the following updates: the search for the missing person, of Bulgarian nationality, is currently under way and being carried out by the emergency authorities.
Pharos Offshore Group has acquired an SMD built 1200HP cable burial tool. The Universal Trenching Vehicle (UTV 1200) is a unique low and wide Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) specifically designed to bury submarine power cables.
Subsea World News Staff, July 21, 2013