Press Releases

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SOFEC obtains Approval in Principle from ABS for its Electric Charging Buoy

December 7, 2023

Houston, 07 December 2023 – A global effort to reduce carbon emissions and pollution has led to the review of trends in the marine industry. One area of interest is expanding the use of electric shore power and renewable energy as fuel sources. Vessels at sea, or in harbor that are not quayside are not typically afforded the benefit of shore electric power, which allows the vessel to switch off on-board fossil fuel engines or battery systems. Additionally, in the near future, same as the Electric Vehicles (EVs), offshore vessels like tugboats, CTVs SOV, among others will be full electric, therefore the need of offshore electric charging stations.

SOFEC Awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) by DNV for an Ammonia Transfer System using its CALM and Tower Mooring Technologies

April 10, 2023

Houston, 10 April 2023 – As a part of SOFEC’s commitment to the Energy Transition, SOFEC is pleased to announce that the newly developed Ammonia Transfer System has been awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) by DNV for use with two mooring technologies 1) CALM Buoy and 2) Tower Mooring solutions.

SOFEC Awarded Two CALM Buoys for the Dongying Port Refinery

February 23, 2023

Houston, 22 February 2023 – SOFEC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an EPC project by the Shandong Minda Logistics Co. for the Dongying Port Refinery Project in Bohai Bay.

Arun Duggal Named SOFEC President & CEO

December 12, 2022

Houston, September 30, 2022 – SOFEC, Inc. (“SOFEC”) announced Mr. Arun Duggal has been named President and CEO of SOFEC, effective September 30, 2022. Arun replaces Brent Konstanzer who previously served as the SOFEC President and CEO. Arun has more than 30 years of experience in the Offshore Mooring Industry with 27 years of experience at SOFEC.

SOFEC Announces World’s First Disconnectable Tower Yoke Mooring System

March 21, 2022

Houston, 16 March 2022 – SOFEC’s first-of-its-kind disconnectable tower yoke mooring system was recently put into operation in the Gulf of Mexico.

SOFEC President and CEO Rick Hall Announces His Retirement

March 15, 2021

Houston, March 15, 2021 – Mr. Rick Hall, SOFEC, Inc.’s President and Chief Executive Officer (“SOFEC”) has announced his plans to retire on March 31, 2021. Mr. Hall has given 29 years of dedicated service to SOFEC and 21 years of leadership as SOFEC’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

SOFEC Delivers Upper Tower and Mooring Support Structure for MODEC’s FPSO MIAMTE MV34

March 1, 2021

Houston, March 01, 2021 - SOFEC was awarded a contract by MODEC in October 2018 for the Disconnectable Tower Yoke Mooring System (DTYMS) for the FPSO MIAMTE MV34 to be located in the Salina Sub-basin of the Area 1, Amoca and Mitzon Fields, Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico at a water depth of 32.6 meters.

First Steel Cut on SOFEC’s Sangomar FPSO Turret Mooring

January 5, 2021

Houston, December 30, 2020 – SOFEC, Inc. (“SOFEC”) announced today that first steel was cut on December 26th, 2020 for the turret mooring system for the RSSD Joint Venture FPSO External Turret Mooring System Project destined for the Sangomar Field Development.

SOFEC announces the offshore installation has been completed for the Internal Disconnectable Turret Mooring System for FSO HYSY121 for Lufeng Field

June 15, 2020

SOFEC, Inc. (“SOFEC”) announced today that the CNOOC China Limited Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) vessel HYSY121, employing the SOFEC Internal Disconnectable Turret System, has been installed successfully and start-up operations have commenced.

SOFEC awarded External Turret Mooring System for Sangomar Field

January 20, 2020

SOFEC, Inc. ("SOFEC") announced today that it has been awarded an external turret supply contract by MODEC for a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Sangomar Field.