Otto Marine to Hold Naming Ceremony for ‘Norshore …

first_img My location zoom Otto Marine Limited, an offshore marine company is set to hold a vessel naming ceremony for ‘Norshore Atlantic’ at its Batam Shipyard, Indonesia, on 28 February 2014.The Norshore Atlantic is the first of its kind to be successfully constructed by an Asian yard. It is an efficient and environmental friendly multi-purpose drilling vessel built to the MT6022XL Norwegian design. The highly complex vessel classed by DNV is equipped with dynamic positioning 3 (‘DP3’) capability, and is primarily designed for riserless operation utilizing known and field proven technology. Norshore Atlantic is equipped to perform riserless drilling operations, plugging and abandonment of old wells, well completion work, well intervention and subsea construction work. It has an ROV system installed onboard, and is equipped with a 150T AHC, offshore cranes, and a drilling derrick.The Norshore Atlantic is suitable for work in both shallow and deep water, ranging from 70 to 3000 meters.For its maiden project, the Norshore Atlantic is contracted in Asian waters. Subsequently, it will be engaged by an oil major on a three year program and is expected to work globally. Going forward, the Group’s shipyard will support the growth of our chartering operations by constructing sophisticated offshore support vessels to join the Otto Marine fleet.In addition, the Batam yard will also leverage on opportunities to construct newbuild vessels for the Indonesian cabotage market, at the same time expanding its ship repairs, conversion and fabrication business.“The completion of the Norshore Atlantic is a significant milestone for Otto Marine, and for the offshore support vessel industry in the Asia Pacific region. Through Norshore Atlantic and the recently delivered Go Phoenix, we have demonstrated that our yard is capable of constructing ultra-large, highly sophisticated vessels.The learning curve in the construction of these complex vessels shall be put to good use as the Group embarks on an expansion plan for our chartering services. Our enhanced technical capability will also serve us well in securing third party contracts to construct offshore support vessels, particularly for the buoyant cabotage Indonesian market,” said Mr. Garrick Stanley, Chief Executive Officer. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close Otto Marine, February 27, 2014last_img read more

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Chennai students to intensify Sri Lanka protest

Last week, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, after declaring solidarity with the cause of the students, appealed to them to call off protests and concentrate on their studies. The meeting of students ‘ leaders from all the districts is going to be a crucial one for the state government as it is already in a dilemma over finalising the date to reopen colleges. The meeting is expected to have more than 100 senior organizers from across the state and leading colleges in the city. Leaders say the students movement is now aimed at eliciting a much stronger political stand from the Centre, including economic sanctions against Sri Lanka. Prabhakaran said the students would demand that the Centre snap diplomatic ties with the island nation and shut down Sri Lankan embassies and other official institutions in India. Academics say the indefinite closure will affect students of regular colleges, in view of long procedures involved in identifying and inspecting hundreds of examination centres, centralised valuation system and announcement of results.V Suresh, national general secretary of People’s Union for Civil Liberties, said the decision to shut down all colleges was unwarranted and it has helped only to create an artificial scare among students. “Remarkably protests across the state have been peaceful so far. The government should take the students into confidence and reopen the colleges immediately,” he said. With the protests against alleged human rights violation by the Sri Lankan government entering the 25th day today (Monday), student leaders in Chennai say their agitation will intensify in the coming days, the Times of India reportedStudent leader V Prabhakaran said they would meet today to decide on future course of action. “Student representatives from all the 32 districts will attend the meeting. We will be looking at the review of the UNHRC resolution that will come up within four months’ time. We will plan programmes to put pressure on the Central government to take a tough stand against Sri Lanka,” said Prabhakaran. read more

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