Wednesday, October 4, 2000
Farstad orders AHTS's
Farstad Supply AS has also signed a contract with Langsten Slip & Båtbyggeri AS for delivery of an anchor handling tug supply vessel of design UT 722 in October 2001. This vessel is an upgraded version of a vessel delivered from Langsten S in June 1998. The machinery will have a total output of 18,000 hp
Both vessels are being constructed for
deep water operation .
Kværner offer expires
At last Friday's Extraordinary General Meeting, no vote was taken on a proposal to authorize the board to increase Kværner's share capital, in connection with the all-share offer for Aker Maritime.
Another Aker Maritime deepwater spar
Aker Maritime is responsible for the engineering, procurement, fabrication and delivery of the complete hull and moorings, and will in conjunction with J. Ray McDermott also perform project management and the delivery of the riser systems.
Earlier this year a joint venture of Aker Maritime and J. Ray McDermott won a similar contract for Kerr-McGee's Nansen field.
The Boomvang platform will be Kerr-McGee's second truss spar, which incorporates a tubular truss system replacing the lower part of the cylindrical hull. The hull for Boomvang will be 165.5 meters (543 ft) tall, with a diameter of 27.4 meters (90 ft) and a displacement of 30,000 metric tons. The hull has a steel weight of approximately 10,000 tons.
Boomvang is the sixth deepwater field to be developed using spar technology. The previous five platforms using this concept are Nansen, Horn Mountain, Diana, Genesis and Neptune, all located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Aker Maritime has provided the hulls for all spar platforms currently operating and under construction.
The Boomvang field is located in the Gulf of Mexico's East Breaks Blocks 642, 643, 688 and 732 approximately 115 miles south of Galveston, Texas, in water depth of 3,450 feet.
Bouguyes invests in Italian fab yard
Bouygues Offshore and Rosetti Marino a have been partners since 1985 when they jointly formed ROSBOS, whichspecialized in offshore construction and employing the facilities of tItaly's Ravenna Rosetti yard. The Nkossa modules for Elf and more recently the Odidi compression units to collect and export gas for Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria are two examples of projects constructed at the Ravenna Rosetti yard.