Commentary, 5/6 2015Jun 8, 2015
Nor-Shipping is just around the corner, and this year’s theme is “50 Years Looking Forward” – which marks the event’s 50th anniversary, but emphasises that for a half century the Nor-Shipping has continuously looked forward to the future.
From the Editor, 5/6 2015Jun 8, 2015
It’s time again for Nor-Shipping, and as the first week of June draws near, there’s a definite feeling that this year will be special. This year’s theme is “50 Years Looking Forward”, which not only celebrates a half-century of Nor-Shipping, but also, as the event always has, works to position the maritime industry for the future.
“Partner-Ship” – Technical Excellence and 360-Degree SolutionsJun 8, 2015
The Blohm+Voss Group has been serving the maritime industry since 1877, building, converting and repairing ships in the heart of Hamburg, just a stone’s throw from the Reeperbahn and the HafenCity quarter. To find out more about Blohm+Voss’ work in four key focus areas: yachts, passenger ships, merchant vessels and offshore units, Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine queried Jan Kees Pilaar, Managing Director of Blohm+Voss Repair. With its 421,000 square-metre yard, 138 years of experience and global network, the yard is well placed to provide innovative technical solutions in conversion and repair.
Norway’s Export GuarantorJun 8, 2015
The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency, or GIEK, issued 458 guarantees of finance in the past year, including for 46 ships and rigs. By the end of 2014, the agency was overseeing 89.3 billion kroner in guarantees for the finance of Norwegian industrial exports, of which 85% are offshore construction vessels, platform supply vessels, drill ships, accommodation units, anchor handling vessels, drilling modules and more. Capital items in other sectors were also being helped. The lending for all is made less risky by a GIEK guarantee.
Software Developed by Oil and Gas Experts for ExpertsJun 8, 2015
Global oil and gas service company AGR delivers four unique software products that help improve efficiency of operations and manage risk, cost and materials movement. Based on knowledge and experiences gained from over 500 drilling projects undertaken on 6 continents, AGR is well positioned to develop software solutions that help its clients save millions on their well projects.
Prolonging Pipeline Life on the Norwegian Continental ShelfJun 8, 2015
Olimb Offshore AS offers products and expertise in the renovation of high-pressure and low-pressure systems for both Norwegian and international operations. Through rapid implementation and without the need for heat work, Olimb Offshore’s solutions can extend the life of existing pipes with minimal intervention – while involving very little risk.