Canada

Offshore rigs in the US down by 5

According to Baker Hughes, a GE company, the number of offshore rigs in the US reached 958, meaning 5 less than last week. In comparison to the same period last year, Baker Hughes reports that the number of offshore rigs is down by 96 rigs. Worldwide, the are 1138 rigs. Since last month, this number has increased by 12, while significant increase has been reported since last year, with the rigs increasing by 179.

Canada’s Pacific Coast emergency tugs are limited, report says

Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping launched the ‘Availability of Tugs of Opportunity in Canada’s Pacific Region’ research report according to which there’s a possibility that Canada’s West Coast experiences some gaps in the availability of commercial tugs to serve as emergency towing vessels for ships in distress.

Suncor investigates potential deadly offshore incident

Following an incident aboard Suncor’s Terra Nova FPSO offshore Canada, when an offshore worker was exposed to chemicals, the Offshore Safety Body of Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board described the incident as ‘potentially fatal.’

Husky Energy to replace connector after 2018 offshore oil spill

Oil company Husky Energy is planning to install a replacement flowline connector at the White Rose Field. This comes after the 250.000-liter oil spill in the Atlantic, which took place on November 2018, due to a flawed flowline connector. The company would use the DOF’s Skandi Vinland vessel to replace the flawed flowline connector.

British Columbia sees world’s largest green hydrogen plant

Canada’s British Columbia might accommodate the world’s largest hydrogen production facility, supporting the province’s zero-emission vehicle policy and exporting to important markets like California and Japan. The project was launched in April 2018, aiming at the potential for large-scale production of renewable hydrogen, which could be used domestically and for export.

Canada announces additional measures to protect North Atlantic right whale

As part of its efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales, Canada announced further measures to protect these iconic creatures, from 9 July. These measures include slowing down more ships in areas, increasing speed restrictions zones, increasing aerial surveillance, and funding initiatives to enhance marine mammal response.

Canada to apply AI on supply chains

Nulogy, a provider of agile supply chain solutions, along with the Government of Canada’s scale.ai program, launched a collaborative government-sponsored and industry-led initiative, aiming to make Canada an international leader in the field of artificial intelligence applied to supply chains.

Non-compliance to St. Lawrence’s speed restrictions results to up to $25,000 fine

According to the Canadian Government, the Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, issued a statement based on unfortunate deaths of many North Atlantic right whales in Canadian waters; Because of this, he implemented a precautionary speed restriction of 10 knots, for vessels of 20 metres and more, that sail in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in the two designated shipping lanes north and south of Anticosti Island. 

Canada invests in LNG complex in Kitimat

As part of its efforts on environmental leadership, the Government of Canada announced a $275 million investment supporting LNG Canada’s major LNG complex in Kitimat, British Columbia. This $40 billion project represents the largest single private sector investment in the history of the country.

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