Naval Architecture News


ABS Awards AIP for OceanSTAR’s FSO Design

Mar 05, 2024

Classification society ABS said it has granted an approval in principle (AIP) to OceanSTAR Marine & Offshore Investment Pte. Ltd., for its newbuild floating storage and offloading (FSO) design.The OceanSTAR FSO-01 is a shipshape hull design…

Yantai Dual-fuel Methanol WTIV Design Receives ABS Approval

Feb 21, 2024

Classification society ABS reports it has issued approval in principle (AIP) to Chinese shipbuilder Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd. for its design of a dual-fuel methanol, heavy-duty, offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV).The WTIV…

Longitude Engineering to Design Bibby Marine's New Electric SOV

Jan 18, 2024

Bibby Marine announced it has tapped Longitude Engineering to design its first-of-kind zero-emission electric service operation vessel (SOV).The 'eSOV' project, as the project partners are calling it, was first announced in September 2023 and recently awarded £20 million under the U…

Uzmar Begins Building New Offshore Tug for Buksér og Berging

Nov 17, 2023

Turkish shipbuilder Uzmar Shipyards in October cut first steel for a new offshore support vessel for Norway's Buksér og Berging, Norway.The Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL) designed RAmpage 4100BB-H is designed to satisfy the general demands of the offshore…

ABS Approves New FPSO Newbuild Hull Design Concept

Nov 08, 2023

Classification society ABS announced it has granted approval in principle (AIP) for a the Sterling Streamline, a next generation concept design for large floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) newbuild hulls from India's Shapoorji Pallonji Energy (SPE)…

XLCC Concludes Model Testing for Its New Cable Layer

May 17, 2023

U.K. based cable company XLCC announced it has completed model testing on its new cable laying vessel (CLV) in the Netherlands.XLCC has partnered closely with the vessel designer Salt Ship Design, who has planned the vessel from conception using 3D engineering software…

AiP for Ammonia Floating Storage and Regasification Barge (A-FSRB)

Jan 05, 2023

ClassNK issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an ammonia floating storage and regasification barge (A-FSRB) jointly developed by NYK Line, Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. (NSY), and IHI Corporation (IHI), reportedly the world's first AiP for A-FSRBs handling ammonia as cargo…

Great Ships '22: Deepwater Atlas, “World’s First Eighth-Gen Ultra-Deepwater Drillship”

Dec 13, 2022

Marijana Sosic, Manager, Technical Marketing at Transocean, discusses some of the outstanding features of the Deepwater Atlas – Built in Singapore at Sembcorp Marine's Jurong Shipyard and flying the Marshall Islands flag – and sister-ship Deepwater Titan…

Friede & Goldman WTIV Design Gets DNV Approval in Principle

Sep 19, 2022

An innovative wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) design from Houston-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Friede & Goldman (F&G) has earned approval in principle from classification society DNV.The review and AIP confirms…

James Fisher, Graig Debut New Ulstein Twin X-Stern SOV

Jun 21, 2022

James Fisher and Sons plc and Graig Shipping PLC unveiled a new service operation vessel (SOV) design concept, the Ulstein Twin X-Stern named ULSTEIN SX221 Diamond SOV to support the UK’s target of 50GW of offshore wind energy generation by 2030…

Taiwan Ship Design, Shipbuilding Bolstered by High Tien Offshore Newbuild Plan

Jun 20, 2022

High Tien Offshore, a Taiwanese company that specializes in offshore wind marine engineering services, announced its collaboration with Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center (SOIC) and Jong Shyn Shipbuilding (JSS) to build offshore vessels.“In…

Building a Battery Hybrid SOV is the Aim of Vallianz, Royal IHC MOU

Mar 29, 2022

Vallianz Holdings Limited entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Royal IHC to design and build a next generation service operation vessel (SOV) to support offshore wind farms.Designed by Royal IHC, the battery hybrid SOV will house advanced levels of integration and autonomy…

Vard Marine Names New VP for Business Operations

Nov 03, 2021

Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Vard Marine has informed that Kristin Jovel, its Corporate Business Manager, has been appointed the position of Vice President Business Operations for its North American offices.Jovel joined the…

Increasing Accuracy and Efficiency with Data-Rich 3D Models During Construction of the Platforms of Johan Sverdrup

Oct 27, 2021

The design and construction of offshore oil and gas platforms are both complex and unique, requiring incredible precision and close collaboration between all parties. For this reason, 3D models play an important role in the lifecycle of offshore oil platforms…

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