Navy asks for ten battle force ships in FY 2019 budget request; DHS seeks $750 million for Polar icebreaker program in FY2019

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Bourbon reorganizes: Will take $210 million loss on sale of 41 vessels
February 13, 2018 — Paris headquartered offshore services provider Bourbon Corporation is to shed 41 of its 65 oldest vessels and take an expected impairment loss of about €170 million (about $210 million) on their sale. The sale is part of an action plan, called “#BOURBONINMOTION,” approved by the company’s board yesterday.

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Navy asks for ten battle force ships in FY 2019 budget request
The ten battle force ships requested include two Virginia class submarines; three DDG 51 Arleigh Burke destroyers; one LCS; two T-AO 205 oilers; one Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB); and one T-ATS towing, salvage, and rescue ship.
DHS seeks $750 million for Polar icebreaker program in FY2019

This continues efforts to award a contract for detail design and construction to maintain scheduled delivery for a new icebreaker in 2023.
Kvaerner wins Barents Sea FPSO topside modules contract

Kvaerner has signed a contract with Statoil for delivery of the topside modules for the Johan Castberg floating production vessel (FPSO), as well as for hook-up and integration of the topside modules with the hull.
Damen Verolme gets jack-up ready for next gen wind turbines

Seafox 5 is now equipped to undertake offshore wind projects involving the next generation of larger wind turbines in water depths of up to 65 m.