Top Stories of the Week (Nov 25 – Nov 30, 2013)
Platform supply vessel Edda Ferd (hull C-444) was delivered today from Astilleros Gondan yard in Spain to the Norwegian company Ostensjo Rederi. In a couple of days the vessel will sail for Aberdeen, where she will start a long-term charter for Shell UK Ltd.
Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore are ordering two new offshore construction vessels (OCVs) vessels through the company Island Ventures II LLC. One vessel will be built at Ulstein Verft, Norway, one in USA.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has ordered a new self-propelled megacutter from IHC Merwede.
Yesterday, Office of the Auditor General of Canada released the Fall 2013 report that examined a number of issues which government has been struggling to address. The report also covered the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS).
In the presence of the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Elisabeth Aspaker, Fincantieri, one of the world leading shipbuilding companies, and the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), the Norwegian governmental body for oceanographic research and fishing, signed a contract today in Oslo for the construction of an oceanographic icebreaker for operating in polar waters.