• Ocean Marlin, our newbuilding 722 has been delivered to Atlantic Offshore

    Ocean Marlin is the second vessel of three signed with Atlantic Offshore with HY820 design. She is now sailing to Stavanger and her naming ceremony will be next Wednesday, 13th August.


    The vessel has been constructed in our Yard of Pasajes with the following main particulars:


    Type Emergency Rescue and Response Vessel with Firefighting and DP2
    Length over all 66.80 m
    Length b.p 60.60 m
    Breadth moulded 16.00 m
    Depth to main deck 6,00 m
    Draught 5,40 m
    Accommodation 21 persons
    Notation DnV: +1A1, E0, SF, OSV-Towing, DYNPOS AUTR, FIRE FIGHTER –II
    Flag NOR
    Deck area 380 m2

    The results on sea trials have been better than expected, highlighting the low level of vibration and noise:


    Bollard pull 68,3 tonnes
    Free running speed 14 knot

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  • Tananger Offshore repairs in the Zamakona Yards in Canary Islands

    For the past weeks, among the relevant jobs performed at Zamakona Yards in Canary Islands, there was the docking of the OSV Guard Celena.


    Guard Celena is 53.8m long Offshore Supply Vessel that operates on the western coast of Africa. The vessel belongs to norwegian company Tananger Offshore AS, that it provides support vessels for offshore seismic jobs and stand-by vessels for offshore installations.


    The works performed included painting of the hull, cathodic protection, reconditioning and repairing the propeller, main engines general overhaul, rudder works and deck machinery repairs. Some minor jobs including valves, piping, chain cable, anchors …. were also included.


    We´ll keep you informed. Regards.

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  • Classifying Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs)

    As marine resource development is moving further offshore and into deep sea regions, there is an increasing demand for multi-purpose offshore support vessels, capable of not only transporting cargo to and from offshore floating facilities, but also covering mooring, installation, and fire fighting operations in a wide variety of offshore environments.


    All these matters require new generation offshore support vessels, generally more technically-advanced and with special features. OSV vessels are playing a vital role in different fields, including maintaining and supplying offshore oil and gas operations.



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    The growth in worldwide drilling activity is producing an increase of shipbuilding and ship repair for this year. The forecasting for the offshore industry for the next years is positive too.


    The uprising drilling activity along the world is explained for various factor keys:

    – the new giant discovery in the North Sea (Aldous and Avaldsnes reserve zones).

    – activity in the Gulf of Mexico has also begun to rebound after the Macondo accident.

    – the new exploration campaings in deep oil fields mainly in West Africa and Brazil.


    The conjunction of these factors has produced growth across all the major drivers of OSV demand. The high average age of some world fleet segments is pulling of the demand too. The shipowners are renewing their fleet and increasing their maintenance budgets.


    According to the United Nations in its paper “Review of maritime transport – 2011”, since 2010 to 2011, the OSV world fleet grew an 34% in DWT (from 24.673 to 33.227). For the next years the global demand for OSVs in 2012 is expected to grow.


    Market prospects

    The current AHTS order book is indicating that 191 units will be delivered in 2012 and 34 units will be delivered in 2013. Experts expect the AHTS fleet will probably grow by close to 6 percent in 2012. The large AHTS fleet (16,000+bhp) is likely to grow more rapidly – closer to 10 percent in 2012 – as there are still a number of large AHTS vessels in the order book for the year ahead.


    The current PSV order book is indicating 146 units will be delivered in 2012 and 100 units in 2013. The PSV fleet is therefore expected to grow by 9 percent in 2012.



    Video: Njord Viking – AHTS – Viking Supply – Built in Zamakona Shipyard

    Sources: www.cleaves.comwww.brs-parts.comwww.platou.comhttp://www.un.org/en/

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