Ocean Infinity has agreed a seven year contract with Island Offshore for Island Pride. The vessel will expand Ocean Infinity’s platform for AUV data acquisition and analysis, and support a variety of operations globally.
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Since its launch in July 2017 Ocean Infinity has developed the next generation of undersea data gathering techniques. Over the course of the last 12 months the systems and processes used by Ocean Infinity have changed materially from the initial operational concepts and ideas. Today, no one else in the world leverages underwater technology in the same way. Ocean Infinity’s innovative, dynamic and cost-effective approach to undersea data is of relevance to everyone who has a need or desire to better understand the ocean and seabed environment whether they be from the military, government or commercial sectors.
Island Pride is a multi-functional subsea support and construction vessel of UT 737 design. 103 metres in length with a beam of 21 metres and free deck space of 880m2. Equipped with deep water crane and two work-class ROVs Island Pride is well suited to Ocean Infinity’s operations. It is the ideal platform from which to run a highly technology focused operation.
CEO Oliver Plunkett of Ocean Infinity commented, "We are very excited to have agreed this charter with Island Offshore. Given our success in the market and our clear path to future growth we felt it was important to expand by partnering for the long term. Island Offshore have proved to be a great vessel owner to work with and we look forward to a long and successful relationship as our business continues its rapid expansion."
Havard Ulstein, CEO Island Offshore, commented “This charter is a clear statement of confidence in our vessel, crew and the long term stability of our business. We are thrilled to join Ocean Infinity as they push the boundaries of technology and that they chose us to support them in that goal.”
Ocean Infinity is a technology company who specialize in the merging of big data and subsea technology. Our comprehensive subsea solution can collect and process data from one vessel. With multiple autonomous vehicles working simultaneously and AI deep learning, critical information is provided quickly and efficiently. We operate in shallow and deep waters while working in dynamic environments ranging from the tropics to under Antarctic ice, delivering accurate results to use for seabed intelligence.
Island Offshore is a leading provider of high quality solutions for the offshore oil industry based on a fleet of advanced high quality service and subsea service vessels.
The Island Offshore Group is privately owned and comprises a group of ship owning and management companies. The Island Offshore Group is currently operating a fleet of 26 vessels ranging from Platform Supply vessels, Anchor Handling Vessels, Subsea Construction Vessels to Light Well Intervention Vessels. In addition, the Group has one vessel under construction.
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Once again Lundin Norway has chosen Island Offshore’s LNG-powered platform supply vessels (PSV) for its operations on the Norwegian continental shelf.
“Lundin Norway is a customer that makes demands on as well as challenges their suppliers, and we appreciate that. Choosing vessels fuelled on pure LNG is characteristic of Lundin Norway’s environmentally conscious attitude and demonstrate that they take responsibility in reducing harmful emissions”, says Håvard Ulstein, Managing Director of Island Offshore Management AS.
Island Offshore was a pioneer of LNG as a fuel for platform supply vessels (PSV) when ordering the two vessels; delivered in 2012. The UT 776 CDG hullform has a low resistance over a wide speed range, and the Island Offshore vessels can in practice run on gas alone at almost all speeds. In moderate weather conditions the vessels are DP2 compliant with two gas engines supplying all the power required.
Two large main lean burn gas engine gensets, type Bergen C26:33L9AG, each with an output of 2,102kWe, and two smaller C25:33L6ACD diesel engine gensets each rated at 1,843kWe were carefully selected to optimise efficiency across the operation profile of the vessels with the objective of running on LNG fuel whenever possible.
“We highly appreciate having Lundin Norway as a customer and the good cooperation concerning environmentally beneficial operation of the vessels is especially gratifying,”, says Ulstein.
“Island Offshore chose pure LNG engines for maximum reduction in emissions. Total equivalent CO2 reduction is about 25% compared with engines burning heavy fuel. These engines also reduce NOx levels by about 90% compared to diesel engines, while particulate and SOx emissions are negligible”, Ulstein continues.
A positive side effect of gas fuel is clean engine rooms and reduced engine maintenance. Engine lube oil remains clean and has a very long life, and absence of oil fuel purifiers means that there is little sludge to dispose of.
Caption: Håvard Ulstein in the engine room of Island Crusader Photo credit: Kjetil Haanes
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LONDON, PARIS, HOUSTON, February 01, 2018 — TechnipFMC (NYSE: FTI) (PARIS: FTI) has signed an agreement with the Island Offshore group to acquire a 51% stake in Island Offshore’s wholly owned subsidiary, Island Offshore Subsea AS. Island Offshore Subsea AS provides Riserless Light Well Intervention (RLWI) project management and engineering services for plug & abandonment (P&A), riserless coiled tubing and well completion operations. Island Offshore Subsea AS employs approximately 80 staff.
Island Offshore Subsea AS has developed proprietary designs related to subsea P&A and riserless coiled tubing. In connection with the acquisition of the controlling interest, TechnipFMC and Island Offshore will enter into a strategic cooperation agreement to deliver RLWI services on a worldwide basis, which will also include TechnipFMC’s RLWI capabilities. Island Offshore Subsea AS will be rebranded and become the operating unit for TechnipFMC’s RLWI activities worldwide.
Morten Ulstein, Chairman of the Island Offshore Group, stated: “Over the years we have had a rewarding cooperation with TechnipFMC, and we now see that an even closer integration of our companies and services is right to further develop and strengthen our position within RLWI, both in Norway and internationally.”
Hallvard Hasselknippe, President of TechnipFMC’s Subsea business, stated: “We are now able to deliver a complete range of RLWI services to markets, globally. Our current track record delivering RLWI services together with Island Offshore has significantly increased production from more than 500 subsea wells.”
Odd Strømsnes, Vice President of Offshore Integrated Services at TechnipFMC, will be the Managing Director of Island Offshore Subsea AS.
The agreement with TechnipFMC is subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions.
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Island Offshore operates a modern and versatile fleet of 25 advanced and high quality service vessels for the offshore oil industry. The company has taken a leading position within attractive market segments such as platform supply, anchor handling, walk-to-work, well stimulation, subsea construction and light well intervention.
The main office of Island Offshore Management AS is situated in Ulsteinvik, Norway, while subdivisions in Stavanger, Norway, and Aberdeen, UK, supports LWI operations. In addition a crewing department is established in Lisbon, Portugal. The fleet works on a worldwide basis.
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