EMAS’ Flagship Lewek Constellation to Fulfill Major Contract Offshore Australia
Singapore-based subsea contractor EMAS AMC announced on Jan. 9 the winning of a subsea construction contract to support Apache Energy’s Julimar Development project offshore northwest Australia.
The Julimar natural gas field is located approximately 180 kilometres west-northwest of the iron ore export hub of Dampier in Western Australia and will eventually be tied in to Chevron’s Wheatstone platform once fully constructed.
According to EMAS AMC’s statement today, the contract is valued in excess of A$130 million (USD $105 million) and includes project management, engineering, transportation and subsea installation of an electro-hydraulic steel tube umbilical, two heavy lift subsea manifolds, flying leads and jumpers as well as the procurement, fabrication, transportation and installation of diverless tie-in spools.
Eurotunnel’s ‘MyFerryLink’ Service Up for Sale After Ban Upheld
Jan 9 (Reuters) – Groupe Eurotunnel, which runs the undersea rail link between Britain and France, is putting its ferry service between the two countries up for sale after a ban on it operating the route was upheld by Britain’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT).
CAT’s ruling supported a ban brought in by Britain’s antitrust regulator and comes after a long-running probe by the country’s competition authorities into Eurotunnel’s move into the ferry market.
Under the ruling announced on Friday, Eurotunnel now has six months to cease its MyFerryLink operations between France and Britain, with the company saying it would seek a buyer for the business, which it said was run as an independent company.
“Given the position of the British authorities, the future of MyFerryLink will now be determined outside the group,” Chief Executive Jacques Gounon said in a statement.
France’s Eurotunnel started to operate services on the Dover-Calais crossing in 2012 under the MyFerryLink brand, having acquired three ferries from the now-defunct SeaFrance.
The new world’s biggest containership by carrying capacity, the MSC Oscar, was christened at the DSME shipyard in South Korea on Thursday.
MSC Oscar, built for Mediterranean Shipping Company, has the capacity to carry 19,224 TEU, just barely edging out the 19,100 TEU MV CSCL Globe and her four upcoming sister ships for the title of biggest – at least by TEU capacity – boxship.
MSC Oscar actually measures just 395.4 meters long, making it shorter than the 400 meter long CSCL Globe and also the 400 meter Maersk Triple-E’s, which can carry about 18,000 TEU. MSC Oscar’s beam measures 59 meters, similar to the Triple-E’s and wider than the 58.6 meter beam CSCL Globe.
MSC Oscar will join MSC’s Albatross service later this month, linking Asia to Northern Europe. A second vessel in the class is expected to be delivered in April.