• 2019 March 23 11:21

    MacArtney provide Active Heave Compensated MERMAC winch solution to Alcatel Submarine Networks for planned subsea offshore operations

    MacArtney says its MERMAC R40 AHC Winch, aboard the ASN Ile de Class vessel, will be facilitating the effective laying of seismic cables on the seabed of the Johan Castberg oilfield in the Barents Sea for Equinor’s new Permanent Reservoir Monitoring system.

    The MacArtney Group has been developing and supplying winch systems for the offshore Oil & Gas market for four decades. With the experience of delivering over 400 winch systems within this industry, MacArtney has always been dedicated to supplying smarter solutions. From this experience has grown the development of MacArtney Active Heave Compensated winch systems designed to reduce dynamic effect during the launch, recovery and operation of submarine equipment.

    This MERMAC R40 AHC winch, engineered for offshore work in weather conditions of minimum Hs (Significant Wave Height) of 3 meters during launch, recovery and operations is of compact design and fitted with a right angle level wind. The MERMAC R40 AHC winch is supplied with a Moog Focal combined Electro-Optical Slip Ring. The winch is umbilical compatible and fitted with slip ring and joint box suitable for single mode fibre optics.

    The MERMAC winch system purchased by ASN, part of the Nokia Corporation, will be utilised aboard the Ile de Class vessel in the laying of seismic cabling and sensors that will be permanently deployed on the Barents’ seabed to enable more frequent and improved 4D seismic interpretation of the subsurface. The Active Heave Compensation works to reduce the influence of wave movement on the Touchdown Monitoring System and enables it to accurately lay the seismic cables and sensors in the correct position on the seabed.

    The durability and versatility of the MacArtney MERMAC winch range are what makes it the winch of choice for a wide range of applications. Designed to be dependable and easy to use the MERMAC R winches are available in standard and custom configurations and are easily combined with a range of LARS.

    MacArtney’s long history supporting the Oil & Gas industry has provided a proven record of accomplishment for developing technology and tools suited to this ever-changing market. As international energy companies, like Equinor, seek to improve oil recovery in new cost-effective ways technology will be a defining factor in the challenge ahead. By providing technologically advanced, rugged and fit for purpose tools MacArtney is well poised to support the needs of the Oil & Gas market as it develops new strategies for successful exploration and production.




2019 April 18

18:36 South Stream Transport B.V. and Saipem announce the amicable settlement of mutual differences
18:06 Seaway 7 selected as partner to develop Hollandse Kust Zuid Offshore Wind Farm
17:36 WinGD reports strong first quarter 2019
17:11 Launching ceremony held for eighth shallow-draft barge of Project ROB20
17:05 SOFEC completes engineering, supply and delivery of mooring system
16:26 Port of Murmansk to welcome eight cruise liners in summer season of 2019
16:05 Cooperation agreement between Eimskip and Royal Arctic line approved by the Icelandic Competition Authority
15:44 Navios Acquisition announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction for three MR2 product tankers and two LR1 product tankers
15:12 Nefteflot laid down two barges of Project RDB12 ordered by STLC
15:10 MOL to acquire strategic stake in six group companies, each owning a Very Large Ethane Carrier
14:40 Port of Rotterdam freight throughput grows by 5.1% in first quarter of 2019
13:44 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:03 Biggest European shipbuilders collaborate on vessel connectivity in project Code Kilo
12:49 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the first quarter 2019
12:13 Frontex, EMSA and EFCA open second annual European Coast Guard Event
11:51 RF Navy’s Northern Fleet takes part in combat training missions as part of final check for winter training season
11:27 ASCO took part in TransRussia-2019
11:00 ZIM joins to blockchain shipping solution TradeLens
10:44 Shareholders agreement on construction of Lavna terminal signed under Murmansk Transport Hub project
10:28 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.1% to $71.69, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $63.82
10:09 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
09:53 Keppel secures integration and upgrading contracts worth around S$160 million
09:37 Tri-City ports take part in Seatrade Cruise Global
09:36 Bunker Market this morning, April 18
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 767 points

2019 April 17

19:00 SMS Towage’s Humber fleet adds new tug
18:36 CMA CGM has announced FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
18:06 DESMI's CompactClean Ballast Water Management System receives US Coast Guard Type Approval
17:36 Denmark's first new-build hybrid ferry on key passenger route
17:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
16:38 Matson receives new cranes at its Honolulu hub terminal
16:17 Stena Europe undergoes refit upgrades in Turkey
16:11 Kuehne + Nagel launches first online seafreight service solution with guaranteed lead time in container shipping
15:40 HELCOM addressed nutrients, stormwater and microlitter issues at PRESSURE 10-2019
15:04 Murmansk Commercial Seaport commissions dust and wind shields
14:39 Port of Riga and Port of Qingdao sign Cooperation Agreement
14:02 Damen launches two road ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries
13:22 DNV GL awards CMHI AIPs for two new offshore designs
12:53 Pacific Fleet warships and Royal Thai Navy hold joint trainings in the Sea of Japan
12:31 Port of Cardiff prepares for start of 2019 cruise season
12:22 Tristar Group signs second major deal with Shell for 6 chemical tankers
12:06 Far East ports’ capacity exceeds that of Russian Railways by 30-40%
11:38 Gazprom Neft completed development of logistic scheme for shipments of Arctic oil under Novy Port project (video)
11:09 GTT posts revenues of €58.9 million in Q1 2019
10:45 Yury Gilts appointed as Managing Director of Volga Shipping Company
10:23 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.36% to $71.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.67% to $64.48
10:09 Arkona offshore wind farm switched on in the Baltic Sea
09:37 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:34 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Apr.17
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 749 points
09:04 Keppel receives final approval for the conversion of Gimi FLNG project

2019 April 16

18:36 Bahri further strengthens market footprint in Asia-Pacific region
18:06 Talos Energy provides additional update on Zama appraisal program
17:50 SCF's “Green Finance” wins Marine Money award
17:36 Songa Bulk ASA to merge with Axxis Geo Solutions AS
17:21 Amphibious ships of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet take part in drills in the Barents Sea
17:06 Fincantieri delivers FREMM “Antonio Marceglia” to the Italian Navy
16:56 Scorpio Bulkers announces sale and leaseback agreements for six dry bulk vessels
16:43 Digital Container Shipping Association launched with Maersk exec installed as CEO
16:22 Nauticor commences supply of LNG by ship to the Gothia Tanker Alliance