Heerema Marine Contractors and Sembcorp Marine have showcased the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV), featuring dual-fuel engines and two main cranes with a combined lifting capacity of 20,000 tonnes.

Singapore’s Keppel Corporation has clinched a $425m order from Norway’s Awilco Drilling to construct a mid-water semi-submersible harsh environment drilling rig.

Norwegian heavy lift shipowner OHT has inked a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) for a semi-submersible offshore windfarm foundation installation vessel with options for three more.

Songa Offshore has won its longstanding dispute with South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) over alleged cost overruns for two rigs.

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has announced a now rare rig building contract worth $425m to build a semisubmersible for Awilco Drilling.

Technology group Wärtsilä and Maersk Drilling have joined forces in a unique co-operation to create a 25-year thruster maintenance strategy for Maersk’s three semisubmersible rigs and four drillships.

Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) has finally disposed of West Rigel for $500m, the last of its series of semisubmersible rigs built for Seadrill.

Maersk Drilling has reactivated a semi-submersible for work in Southeast Asia following a new contract awarded by JX Nippon for a duration of an estimated 30 days.

Stena Drilling’s affiliate Stena Atlantic has exercised its right to terminate a semi-submersible drilling unit construction contract with South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).

Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC) has won a deal to build a semi-submersible barge for a local marine construction firm based in Wuhan, Hubei province in China.

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