June 28, 2013—Seadrill Limited and Malaysia’s SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad announced that their jointly owned entity, Sapura Navegação Marítima S.A., Brazil has been awarded a contract from Petrobras to charter and operate three pipe laying support vessels.The contract is for a period of eight years with an extension option for an additional eight years and is expected to commence by the second quarter of 2016.
EC seeks ship CO2 monitoring and reporting requirement
Shipowners will have to monitor and report the verified amount of CO2 emitted by their large ships on voyages to, from and between EU ports.
Senate confirms Foxx as Transportation Secretary
Mayor Foxx was nominated by President Obama in April and his confirmation was reportedly “remarkably smooth and uncontentious.”
ABB wins $20 million FPSO order from Cosco Nantong
This is the first power and automation contract for a floating production unit to be awarded to ABB by a Chinese shipyard and Veli-Matti Reinikkala, Head of ABB’s Process Automation calls it “a milestone.”
MAN Diesel and Turbo package for Rieber seismic ship
Four of the engines, along with two two-speed Flender twin-in/single-out reduction gears and MAN Alpha twin screw CP propellers in AHT nozzles, will power the vessel.