Cummins offers emergency genset for offshore applications

MAY 20, 2014 — Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) says that the latest addition to its C Power product line is the QSK60 C Power (CP) emergency generator set. Engineered by the Cummins

Samsung reports $1.2 billion drillship order

APRIL 9, 2014 — Yonhap News Agency reports that South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries Co. has clinched a 1.3 trillion won (US$1.2 billion) to build two drillships for what it identifies only

Rowan newbuild first with ABS ISQM notation

MARCH 27, 2014 — Classification society ABS reports that Rowan Companies’ newbuild Rowan Renaissance drillship is the first in the world to have earned ABS’ Integrated Software Quality Management (ISQM) notation. Capable

Sembcorp Marine books jack-up, drillship orders

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 — Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine is starting the year with significant orders. Yesterday it announced that its PPL Shipyard had signed a turnkey jack-up rig contract worth US$214.3 million with

Maersk takes delivery of first of four drillships

FEBRUARY 24, 2014 — Maersk Drilling today took delivery of its first ultra deepwater drillship, Maersk Viking, from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea, and the ship Maersk

Sembcorp Marine profits inch up

FEBRUARY 24, 2014 — Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine recorded a full year net profit of Singapore $556 million in 2013, 3% higher than the previous year’s S$538 million. On a quarterly basis, 4Q

Ensco sells two oldies

FEBRUARY 4, 2014 —  Offshore drilling contractor Ensco plc (ESV) has sold its two remaining cold-stacked jack-up rigs for $33 million. The net book value of the two rigs, ENSCO 69 and

Rowan drillships to be fitted with Nautronix systems

JANUARY 13, 2014—Nautronix, Aberdeen, Scotland, has delivered the first two of four NASDrill RS925 and NASeBOP (Emergency BOP Acoustic Control) systems for two of Rowan’s new ultra-deepwater drillships, the Rowan Relentless and

Ocean Rig takes delivery of drillship

DECEMBER 26, 2013 — Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) has taken delivery of its sixth newbuilding drillship, the Ocean Rig Skyros, from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries. It is currently

Atwood takes delivery of first of four drillships

DECEMBER 12, 2013 — Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW) has taken delivery of the drillship Atwood Advantage from the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) shipyard in South Korea. The