Big Cat to Join OWS Fleet (The Netherlands)

first_imgzoom Offshore Wind Services B.V. will make public the contract signed with Damen Shipyards, Gorinchem. With the contract signed end-December 2013, the construction of the new vessel began immediately and is set to be delivered in October this year. The official ceremony is taking place today.OWS has spent considerable time refining the well known 2610 with prospective clients and the Damen team and is excited to be the first to add a this next generation of the TwinAxe2610 to its fleet. The additional changes and add-ons make this vessel a true next generation vessel. More details will be published after the official ceremony. The 2610 allows operating further offshore in rougher weather conditions, while ensuring safe transfer and vast cargo capacity.This announcement marks the first step in OWS’ expressed ambition to continue growing the company in quantity and quality, while ensuring zero accidents and high client satisfaction. 2014 will be the year of continued improvement in their level of service towards existing and prospective clients. Investments in crew training and health and safety awareness programs, the installation of BMO Offshore VesselBlackBox measurement systems on all vessels, and now the acquisition of a next generation Damen Twin Axe 2610, are just a few examples how these ambitions will be realized.Workships Contractors B.V. is the manager for Offshore Wind Services (OWS), as well as its subsidiary Offshore Wind Power Marine Services Ltd. (OWPMS). Workships provide commercial, operational and QHSE assistance from their offices in The Netherlands and the UK for the fleet of CTVs. Workships and OWS have an extensive track record in the offshore industry of 25 years and counts over 360.000 safe crew transfers in the Offshore Wind Industry since 2006. Presently they are operating CTVs in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany for companies such as Vattenfall, Dong Energy, RWE npower and ENECO. Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location OS, January 10, 2014last_img read more

Annan recommends ending UN observer mission along IraqKuwait border

“From April 1991 to mid-March 2003, UNIKOM (UN Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission) was a successful and in many ways a model United Nations peacekeeping operation,” Mr. Annan says in a report to the Security Council on the mission, which was created to deter violations and report on hostile action along the border.Taking note of the end of hostilities and of Council resolution 1483 of last month, which recognized the United States-run coalition authority as the interim administration and appointed a Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, he says: “I recommend that the residual peacekeeping presence of UNIKOM be maintained for a final three months, until 6 October 2003, when the Mission would be closed.”During that period UNIKOM would scale down its military presence, continue to provide support to humanitarian assistance operations in Iraq, liquidate its assets and “most importantly make appropriate arrangements for handing over its activities in assistance of humanitarian operations to other entities remaining in the area,” he adds.Mr. Annan withdrew the bulk of UNIKOM on the eve of hostilities in March but maintained a small logistics headquarters in Kuwait City. Since the end of the fighting, UNIKOM has been supporting other UN activities. As of 31 May, UNIKOM’s overall strength was 154 people, consisting of 11 military observers and 143 civilian staff, 45 of them recruited internationally and 98 locally, under the command of Polish General Franciszek Gagor.The Secretary-General notes that Kuwait has requested the maintenance of UNIKOM until the situation becomes clearer and peace and security are restored to the area.He also reports that most of UNIKOM property and premises on the Iraqi side of the demilitarized zone were totally destroyed or stolen during or soon after the conflict and that the mission headquarters at Um Qasr was largely demolished, apparently by looting before or during the hostilities. read more