GustoMSC, the developer of Chela, has transferred the multifunctional arm to Maersk Drilling on May 7. [Read more…] about Delivery of GustoMSC’s first Chela to Maersk Drilling
Last week Penta-Ocean Construction held the completion ceremony of its CP-8001, a GJ-3750C GustoMSC construction jack-up design. [Read more…] about Completion of GustoMSC designed first Japanese construction jack-up
London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has provided Barge Master and GustoMSC with an approval in principle for the work method of their Steady Top Feeder solution. [Read more…] about Approval in principle for Steady Top Feeder solution
In order to service the emerging US offshore wind markets, GustoMSC and Barge Master join forces in the development of a motion-compensated feeder solution.
[Read more…] about GustoMSC and Barge Master team up for US offshore wind feeder solution
GustoMSC confirms that International Maritime Industries (IMI) and their drilling client, Saudi Aramco Rowan Offshore Drilling Company (ARO Drilling), have selected the LJ43 design as the bases for their new building program of drilling jack-ups which are to be built at the new IMI yard in Ras Al Khair, eastern Saudi Arabia.
[Read more…] about LJ43 design selected by IMI and ARO Drilling
In 2008 the European Offshore Wind market had a desperate need for new installation equipment as the older civil construction jack-ups were much too small.
[Read more…] about GustoMSC reveals SEA-3250-LT
GustoMSC introduces the NG-20000X design with telescopic leg crane.
[Read more…] about NG-20000X design
Bosch Rexroth heeft van GustoMSC de opdracht ontvangen voor de engineering, fabricage en inbedrijfstelling van het aandrijf- en besturingssysteem voor GustoMSC’s nieuwste model in haar succesvolle serie van continuous jacking systemen.
[Read more…] about Bosch Rexroth levert drive & control oplossing voor ‘continuous jacking system’
GustoMSC has issued a new report on potential uses of LNG to fuel mobile offshore units.
The rig/vessel designer points out that the maritime industry has to contend with increasingly stricter global and local emission limits, due to environmental awareness and political initiatives.
Offshore construction vessels, drillships, jackups, and semisubmersibles often operate in emission control areas (ECAs), and complying with the associated limits for Sulfur Oxides (SOx), Nitrous Oxides (NOx) and particulate matter emissions is therefore an important consideration both for units in service and newbuilds.
GustoMSC has been monitoring development of LNG as a marine fuel for several years, culminating in R&D into LNG for its design portfolio.
Its associated report found that LNG applications are feasible if all technical, operational, and economic aspects are considered at an early stage, with different possibilities for optimizing designs, business cases, and supply chains – all requiring careful alignment with the unit’s design and operations.
Douwe de Jong, the company’s project manager R&D and author of the report, said: “What we’ve tried to do with these concepts is to show a very big design space of options and discussion topics.”
The findings suggest that dynamically positioned vessels and semisubmersibles have the highest potential for fuel cost savings.
If implemented correctly, the result can be significant savings in fuel costs and emissions over a unit’s lifetime, and future-proofing with regard to new ECAs, emissions quotas, and increased global uptake of natural gas.
GustoMSC is honored to receive the Technical Innovation Award ‘Rig Design’ for its Light Drilling Jack-up NG-3500X-LD.
[Read more…] about Offshore Achievement Award