Nichols Brothers delivers powerful ATB tug for Savage; Beaufort Sea drilling plan gets conditional BOEM approval

Nichols Brothers delivers powerful ATB tug for Savage
Nichols Brothers delivers powerful ATB tug for Savage
July 14, 2017 — The ATB tug Abundance, the “power” behind the first complex liquefied ammonia transport barge built in the U.S. in decades, was recently delivered by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Whidbey Island, WA, to a subsidiary of The Savage Companies.

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Beaufort Sea drilling plan gets conditional BOEM approval
In its plan, Eni US Operating Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Italian multinational oil and gas company Eni S.p.A., describes its intent to drill four exploration wells into the federal submerged lands of the Beaufort Sea from its Spy Island Drillsite, a pre-existing facility located in Alaska state waters.
Gulf Island Shipyards to build OSU research vessel

Gulf Island Shipyards, LLC, a subsidiary of publicly traded Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., has been awarded a contract by Oregon State University (OSU) to build a 193 ft x 41 ft multi-mission Regional Class Research Vessel.
USCG releases draft NVIC on facility cyber security

This requirement the draft NVIC provides guidance and recommended practices for MTSA regulated facilities to address cyber related vulnerabilities.
Solstad Farstad sells first vessel since merger

Built at the Langsten shipyard in Norway in 2010, the vessel is a 23,664 BHP UT731 CD. It was handed over to the new owner yesterday.
Cleveland offshore wind farm would be first in freshwater

When it goes on line sometime in the next few years, the project would have a capacity of 20.7 MW—enough power for up to 7,000 homes.
GAO: Navy still accepting ships with many defects

A GAO report finds that the Navy continues to accept ships with a substantial number of defects and that not all of those defects are rectified by the time the ships enter the fleet after their post-delivery period.
Next Gulf lease sale terms offer sweetener for shallow water leases

The U.S. Department of the Interior is to offer 75.9 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development in a region-wide lease sale.