PSA Norway informed that it has given Vår Energi consent to use the Scarabeo 8 mobile drilling facility for activities on the Marulk field. The well was built at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Italy and completed at Westcon’s yard in Ølensvåg in Rogaland county in 2011. Vår Energi operates the Marulk field, having 20% ownership interests.
Kongsberg Maritime is part of a new collaboration scheme, along with DOF, SINTEF Ocean and NORCE, aiming to decrease fuel consumption and GHG emissions for complex offshore operations, while also streamlining fleet-wide maintenance.
Norway posed a fine of 700,000 NOK (=USD 80,346) to the cruise ship ‘MS Magellan’, owned by the Greek shipping company Global Cruise Lines Ltd, for violating the legislation on fuel sulphur limits in the world heritage fjords.
Despite the fact that the frigate Helge Ingstad was raised and set afloat after four months underwater, it still has a long way to go and needs massive investments. In fact, the cost of repairing the frigate will be more than NOK 12 billion ($1.37 billion), which is three times more the original cost.
IMO has launched a joint project with Norway to help the shipping industry cut emissions by at least 50% from 2008 levels by 2050. This was announced as the IMO’s MEPC is meeting in London for its 74th session this week (MEPC 74), to address key environmental challenges for shipping.
CNN Philippines highlighted the fact that they’re amongst the top 5 polluters, referring to the striking example of a young goosed beaked whale that died in the Davao Gulf as researchers pulled out approximately 90 pounds of plastic from inside it.
Gard presents Norway’s local approach on the problem of pollution, as Norwegians teamed up to clean marine litter from Norway’s shoreline. The majority of plastics found on the shorelines, sea surface and sea floor are not biodegradable so discarded or lost plastic items accumulate over time on shorelines.
A Finnish company plans to establish a railway to connect north Finland and Norway’s Kirkenes port. This aims to link potential Arctic shipping routes, while the cost of this project is estimated to be between 3-5 billion euros. The Port of Kirkenes is located above the Arctic Circle, 350 km from the northernmost parts of Finland’s railway network. The line of the railway could begin at Kemijarvi or Kolari in Finland.
Maritime lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman informed that they have filed a Class Action lawsuit against Viking Cruises regarding the Viking Sky incident where the cruise ship stranded off the Coast of Norway, raising the need for hundreds of passengers had to be evacuated by helicopter.
Aiming to open route for low-emission drilling on conventionally powered offshore rigs, Maersk Drilling announced it is entering a series of upgrades to convert its jack-up rig ‘Maersk Intrepid’ to a hybrid rig with low levels of NOx emissions, adding data intelligence to further reduce energy consumption and CO2.
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