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KNUD E. HANSEN Unveils WTIV Design

Jun 21, 2021

Naval architecture firm KNUD E. HANSEN has unveiled a new wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) design engineered to carry and install up to four new-generation 14 megawatt wind turbines.The Atlas A-class vessel is specifically dimensioned…

Simulation: Cutting the Corner on Machine Learning

Apr 27, 2021

As the offshore oil and gas industry becomes more competitive, it actively pursues increased efficiency through innovative approaches while streamlining production, reducing costs, and improving safety. Many companies are looking at digitization to insulate themselves from market shocks…

New Jones Act SOV Design Unveiled

Feb 02, 2021

The U.S. is going to need a fleet of Jones Act compliant vessels to serve its budding offshore wind industry. New Orleans-based Technology Associates, Inc. (TAI) said it has designed a range of EnviroMax diesel-electric hybrid service operation…

Ulstein Names Marti as CEO

Oct 13, 2020

Norwegian shipbuilder and vessel design group Ulstein announced Tuesday that its CFO Cathrine Kristiseter Marti has been promoted to replace long-serving CEO Gunvor Ulstein, who has decided to step down.Marti will take over as CEO on November 2 after six years as Ulstein Group's CFO…

Dutch Shipyard Wins Contract to Build New Vessel Type, "Monomaran Crewtender"

Aug 28, 2020

Coastwise Offshore Services and Next Generation Shipyards signed a contract for the building of a new type of vessel, an aluminum vessel for the offshore wind-industry, with an option for three additional vessels. The signing took place at Next Generation Shipyards on Lauwersoog…

Vard Secures ABS AIP for Second SOV Design

Aug 04, 2020

Vard Marine (VARD) is doubling down on the U.S. offshore wind sector, having recently secured ABS Approval in Principle (AIP) for a second Jones Act service operation vessel (SOV) design.The AIP awarded in June 2020 is for a customized version…

Cheoy Lee Building WFSV Pair for Japanese Wind Farms

Jun 08, 2020

Currently under construction at Cheoy Lee Shipyards' Hin Lee (Zhuhai) Shipyard facility are two 27-meter wind farm support vessels (WFSV) to support operations and maintenance of the Akita and Noshiro offshore wind farms, in the Akita Prefecture region of Japan…

OSV Powers Up for Deepwater Efficiency the Island Offshore Way

Apr 14, 2020

While facing the same challenging market conditions as offshore vessel owners and service companies worldwide, Norway’s Island Offshore recently broke free from the enforced conservatism of the E&P sector, by adding not just a new ship to its fleet…

Damen Unveils New OSV Design

Jan 27, 2020

Dutch shipbuilding conglomerate Damen has developed a new concept vessel, the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) 9020, featuring a stable platform with lots of accommodation, good station-keeping capability, low carbon emissions and flexibility to add mission-specific tools…

BMT Unveils New Vessel Designs

May 21, 2019

BMT has introduced two vessel designs aimed at Taiwanese offshore wind operations.In March, BMT's Specialized Ship Design division attended an official keel laying ceremony for its new 36-meter service accommodation transfer vessel (SATV). BMT…

Damen: New Fast Crew Supplier for US Market

Nov 26, 2018

Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled a new vessel design geared toward the developing offshore wind market in North America: the Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service accommodation and transfer vessel (SATV).The new design builds on Damen designs…

Tymor Marine Contracted for Vessel Mid-life Extension Program

Oct 30, 2018

Tymor Marine of Aberdeen has been tapped to deliver a vessel mid-life extension survey for the Irish Naval Service.Tymor will survey the Irish Navy’s P50 class vessels to assess the condition of their structure, systems, equipment and machinery…

Aeolus Energy Pact with Ulstein for Jones Act SOV

Oct 17, 2018

Florida based Aeolus Energy awarded Ulstein the design contract to develop the first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind Service Operations Vessel (SOV), said a press release from Norway-based Ulstein Group ASA.The contract marks Ulstein’s entry into the U…

Chartwell Unveils New Crew Transfer Vessel Design

Sep 25, 2018

Chartwell Marine announced the launch of the Chartwell 24, a brand-new crew transfer vessel (CTV) design for the international offshore wind markets. The catamaran design has been developed in conjunction with CTV operators, wind farm owners and turbine manufacturers…

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