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…]
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.
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.
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.
GustoMSC introduces the NG-20000X design with telescopic leg crane.
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.
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.
GustoMSC, Halla Wind Energy and Korean Maritime Consultants (KOMAC) signed a three-way Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). [Read more…]
Driven by the increasing requirements for harsh environment GustoMSC launches a new harsh environment drilling semi-submersible series: the OCEAN-HE.