Wartsila pushes ahead on digital transformation; Ensco to acquire Atwood Oceanics

Harvey Gulf charters Harvey Deep Sea through 2018
Harvey Gulf charters Harvey Deep Sea through 2018
May 30, 2017 — Harvey Gulf International Marine reports that it has secured a charter extension for the MPSV Harvey Deep-Sea through December 31, 2018. Harvey Gulf says that, combined with its announcement of four long-term vessel charters last week, it continues to buck the “spot-work” only trend that has been pervasive throughout the ongoing industry downturn for vessel operators.

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Wartsila pushes ahead on digital transformation
Wärtsilä reports that it is implementing a digital transformation to become “a data led, insights driven, and agile technology company dedicated to taking a leadership role in the smart marine and smart energy ecosystems throughout their entire lifecycle.”
Ensco to acquire Atwood Oceanics

The combined company will have a fleet of 63 rigs, comprised of ultra-deepwater drillships, deep- and mid-water semisubmersibles and shallow-water jack-ups, along with a diverse customer base of 27 national oil companies, supermajors and independents.
Rolls-Royce launches V-configuration Bergen B33:45

At 600 kW per cylinder the new design delivers 20% more power than the B32:40, in a compact design allowing more power in the same footprint as its predecessor.
Former BAE San Francisco shipyard closes

Back in January, BAE Systems reported that it had completed the sale of its San Francisco ship repair business to Puglia Engineering, Inc., a Tacoma, WA, based ship repair company operating two shipyards in Washington state.
Fjellstrand books order for zero emission ferry

It will be a larger and further developed version of the MF Ampere, the worlds first car ferry to be driven solely by batteries, which was delivered by Fjellstrand in 2015.
Royal Thai Navy takes delivery of RAmparts 3200

The tug will be responsible for handling larger vessels of the Royal Thai navy and will support operations such as fire fighting and oil recovery in navy ports along the coast line.
Danelec Marine platform links ships to the Internet of Things

The DanelecConnect Vessel Remote Server (VRS) module is a small electronic interface box that connects with the ship’s Voyage Data Recorder (VDR), as well as other data sources.