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Windcat CTV is World's First Powered by Dual-fuel Hydrogen Engines

Jun 01, 2022

The world's first dual-fuel hydrogen- and diesel-powered crew transfer vessel (CTV) is ready for service, outfitted to run the cleaner fuel that reduces up to 80% of its traditional fuel usage and associated emissions.The 25-meter vessel, Hydrocat 48—owned by Windcat Workboats, part of Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB)—is based on the Windcat MK 3.5 design but lengthened to integrate adequate hydrogen storage on board…

Crew Transfer Vessel-maker Strategic Marine Orders 50 Caterpillar Engines Citing Supply Chain Chaos

May 17, 2022

Singapore's Strategic Marine has ordered 50 of its C32 ACERT IMO III engines from Caterpillar dealer PT Trakindo Utama Singapore Branch, citing severe disruptions to the supply of what it says is critical shipbuilding equipment due to the pandemic…

Guice Offshore Adds Three Vessels to Its Fleet

Apr 26, 2022

Louisiana-based offshore support vessel owner Guice Offshore (GO) has expanded its fleet with three new vessels, including another 170 ft. DP1 multi-purpose vessel and two 205 ft. DP2 platform support vessels.The vessels will operate as GO Explorer (170 ft…

Shore Power On, Engines Off for Heerema's Giant Crane Vessels Sleipnir and Thialf

Mar 17, 2022

Offshore installation company Heerema Marine Contractors said Thursday that its largest semi-submersible crane vessels, Sleipnir and Thialf, recently switched from using their engines to using Shore Power in the Port of Rotterdam.'The successful…

Jadestone Energy Resumes Full Output from Montara (Australia)

Mar 02, 2022

Jadestone Energy said Wednesday it had resumed full production at the Montara project offshore Australia.Montara production had in recent weeks been running at reduced rates following an engine failure in the gas reinjection compressor.  'The engine has been replaced and gas lift reinstated…

Wärtsilä to Supply Methanol-fueled Engines for Van Oord's Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Jan 24, 2022

Five Wärtsilä 32 engines capable of operating with methanol will power a new Offshore Wind Installation Vessel (WIV) being built for Dutch contracting company Van Oord at Yantai CIMC Raffles shipyard in China, in what is the first such order for the Finland-based marine engine and equipment maker…

Catastrophic Engine Damage Led to OSV Fire -NTSB

Dec 15, 2021

Catastrophic engine damage led to the fire aboard the U.S. -flagged offshore supply vessel Ocean Intervention near Honolulu, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.No pollution or injuries to the 16 crewmembers were reported in connection with the mechanical failure…

Simon Møkster, Wärtsilä to Test Ammonia and LNG Dual-fuel Ops on Offshore Vessels

Nov 02, 2021

Norway-based offshore vessel owner Simon Møkster Shipping has signed a collaboration agreement will Finland-based maritime engine and equipment maker Wärtsilä to carry out a feasibility study on utilizing ammonia as the main fuel in dual-fuel engines where LNG is the alternative fuel…

Siem Offshore's PSV to Feature Wärtsilä Energy-saving Hybrid Propulsion

Oct 28, 2021

Finland-based marine equipment and technology provider Wärtsilä will upgrade Siem Offshore's platform supply vessel ‘Siem Pride’ for hybrid engine and battery propulsion. The upgrade will enable the vessel to reduce the number of engines in…

Vard Electro Batteries for Siem Offshore's Subsea Construction Vessel

Oct 26, 2021

Vard Electro will deliver its largest battery package to date as part of a vessel retrofit deal with the Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore.The contract covers Vard Electro’s SeaQ Energy Storage System (ESS) with two battery packs and a DC link…

Upgrading Offshore Rig DP Systems Could Cut CO2 Emissions by 5,000t a Year, ADC Energy Says

Oct 25, 2021

ADC Energy, an Aberdeen-based offshore rig inspection firm, has announced the completion of a trial with 'a major rig owner' that found that an upgrade to Dynamically Positioned (DP) rigs power systems can reduce carbon emissions by nearly 5…

Robert Allan Ltd. Unveils Methanol-fueled CTV Design

Oct 05, 2021

Canadian naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd. has unveiled a methanol-fueled RAptor 2400 crew transfer vessel (CTV), bringing the offshore wind industry closer to eliminating carbon emissions from the supply chain.As a marine fuel, methanol…

Vard Electro to Install Hybrid Battery on Atlantic Towing's Platform Supplier

Jul 13, 2021

Marine electrical systems supplier Vard Electro will equip Atlantic Towing's platform supply vessel Atlantic Shrike with a hybrid battery power system.'Atlantic Towing is the first company to implement this multiple mode application of battery…

Decarbonizing Offshore Drilling: FUELSAVE Pens Deal with Seadrill

Jul 13, 2021

Germany-based 'cleantech' provider FUELSAVE has signed a contract with offshore drilling company Seadrill to deploy its advanced combustion conditioning technology on Seadrill's drillship.The technology promises to reduce primary fuel oil consumption and cut Co2 and GHG emissions from the rig…

Exxon Loses Board Seats to Activist Hedge Fund in Landmark Climate Vote

May 27, 2021

A tiny hedge fund dealt a major blow to Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday, unseating at least two board members in a bid to force the company's leadership to reckon with the risk of failing to adjust its business strategy to match global efforts to combat climate change…

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