Using TechnipFMC’s high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) full– field subsea solution, Shell’s Appomattox floating production system (FPS) in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico achieved first production early and under budget. Shortly after Shell undertook Appomattox’s final investment decision, TechnipFMC was contracted in September 2015 to provide HP/HT rated-hardware including wellheads, 18 subsea trees, four production manifolds, PLET and […]

At DNV GL’s Nor-Shipping press flash, Martin Wold, head of the Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI) platform at DNV GL – Maritime, presented the latest AFI figures. Looking at the data, Wold said that exponential growth in installed LNG tank capacity pointed to a potential boom in LNG for larger vessels over the coming years.

Classification society DNV GL, Kongsberg Maritime and Subsea7 have successfully concluded the pilot testing of Kongsberg Maritime’s (KM) DP Digital Survey (KMDS) application on board the Subsea7 vessel Seven Kestrel. The pilot tested the use of a remote digital verification tool for testing dynamic positioning (DP) systems as part of DNV GL’s D-Class project.

Classification society DNV GL and Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), announced that they have signed a framework agreement to boost the uptake of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as ship fuel. The agreement covers potential newbuilding projects including LNG bunker vessels, small-scale LNG carriers and floating storage regasification units (FSRUs), as well as LNG related assets employing battery and hybrid technologies.

Classification society DNV GL has presented ShipInox with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its new small-scale LNG carrier/bunker vessel design. It is the first ever class-approved design based on an offshore supply vessel (OSV). With a length of 92 meters the ship will have a carrying capacity of 6,000 cubic meters.

Vestdavit has added to its series of deliveries in North America with a breakthrough contract covering ships destined for the U.S. Academic Research Fleet. Gulf Island Shipyard in Houma, Louisiana is building Regional Class Research Vessels for Oregon State University’s contribution to the University-Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) program. The Gulf Coast yard has contracted for […]