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54 st / February 2017 www.sea-technology.com ABS VP Receives 'Trailblazer' Award ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries, announced that Senior Vice President and CIO Ma- ria O'Neill has been recognized by the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce for career and personal achievements that place her in an elite category of female "Trailblazers". The "Trailblazer" award is conferred on individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their careers that will help open doors for the next genera- tion of women. Gaylin Expands to South Korea Singapore-headquartered Gaylin, a supplier of lifting, rigging and ma- rine equipment to the oil and gas in- dustry, has opened a new facility in Busan, South Korea, co-located with Phoenix Offshore Co. Ltd., a Gaylin- owned ship chandler supply business. The new facility will stock a full range of equipment, including lifting equip- ment, marine mooring systems, winch packages and associated services. The site is near major seaports and is the cornerstone of a multimillion-pound expansion investment plan. Gaylin will manufacture wire rope slings up to 128-mm in diameter in Busan. The site also has a 2,000-t hori- zontal test machine and a smaller 600-t unit. Eventually, Gaylin will use the lo- cation to supply more specialist offer- ings, such as crane examination, light engineering and spooling services. Shell Starts Malikai Production in Malaysia Shell has started oil production from the Malikai tension-leg platform (TLP), located 100 km off the coast of the Malaysian state of Sabah. Situated in waters up to 500-m deep, Malikai is Shell's second deepwater project in Malaysia, following the successful start-up of the Gumusut-Kakap plat- form in 2014. Malikai is expected to have a peak production of 60,000 bar- rels per day. This is Shell's first TLP in the country and the first Shell TLP out- side the Gulf of Mexico. Statoil Wins New York Offshore Wind Lease Statoil has been declared the provi- sional winner of the U.S. government's wind lease sale of 79,350 acres off- shore New York. Statoil will now have the opportunity to explore the poten- tial development of an offshore wind farm to provide New York City and Long Island with a significant, long- term source of renewable electricity. The lease comprises an area that could potentially accommodate more than 1 GW of offshore wind, with a phased development expected to start with 400 to 600 MW. The New York Wind Energy Area spans 79,350 acres. Statoil will conduct studies to better understand the seabed conditions, grid connection options and wind resourc- es in the lease site. New York projects that offshore wind will be a significant part of the renewable energy genera- tion needed to meet its Clean Energy Standard in 2030. As for Statoil's plans for oil and gas, the company will drill about 30 explo- offshore oil & ocean engineering MEDIA PARTNERS: "Image courtesy of TerraSond, pipelines laid over sand and rocky seafloor"