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Kongsberg Tech for China-built Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Unit

10 hours ago

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has signed a Letter of Intent with Chinese shipbuilder Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore to deliver a large technology package for the BT-220IU Wind Turbine Installation Unit.The offshore installation vessel BT-220IU is to be constructed for the Norway-based company OIM Wind…

ABS Grants AIP for CMI's Deepsea Mining System

10 hours ago

In what has been described as an industry first, maritime and offshore classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has awarded China Merchants Industry (CMI) Approval in Principle (AIP) for its deep-sea mining system design.The…

Russian Pipelaying Vessels En Route to Nord Stream 2 Work Site

Jan 22, 2021

Russian pipe-laying and other vessels are heading to Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction sites in the Baltic Sea, ship tracking data showed on Friday, amid U.S. pressure to scrap the project that aims to pump more Russian gas to Europe.Work on Nord Stream 2 pipeline…

Permitting for Big US Offshore Wind Farm to Resume 'Very, Very Soon' -Avangrid CEO

Jan 20, 2021

The developer of the first major U.S. offshore wind farm said on Wednesday it will soon apply for a federal permit from President Joe Biden's administration, after former President Donald Trump's government abruptly canceled its initial application last month…

Allseas' Subsea Mining Ship Project is Moving Forward

Jan 20, 2021

Swiss-based Allseas has awarded Dutch subsea technology company Seatools the contract for the delivery of the complete electrical, hydraulic and control system for Allseas’ deep-sea mining nodule collector.Driven by the green energy transition…

Elon Musk's Firm Buys Two Offshore Rigs to Serve as Launchpads for SpaceX Rockets

Jan 20, 2021

Two offshore drilling rigs, previously used for oil and gas exploration beneath the seabed, could soon help with space exploration.Namely, according to multiple reports this week, a company linked to billionaire Elon Musk bought two deepwater semi-submersible drilling rigs last year…

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Vessel Bound for Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Jan 20, 2021

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on a ship involved in building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to take Russian natural gas to Europe, as the Trump administration sought to raise pressure on the project on its last full day in office…

Germany 'Regrets' U.S. Plan to Sanction Vessel Linked to Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Jan 19, 2021

The United States has informed Germany that it plans to impose sanctions on a Russian pipe-laying ship involved in construction of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, the German Economy Ministry said on Monday…

Two LNG Tankers Bound for Australia's Prelude Facility Divert

Jan 19, 2021

Two liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers that had initially signaled they would load at Royal Dutch Shell's Prelude floating LNG facility in Australia have diverted elsewhere, ship-tracking data showed on Tuesday.This comes just a week after…

Petrojarl Banff FPSO to Be Recycled in Denmark

Jan 18, 2021

M.A.R.S. Europe said it has been awarded a contract by Teekay Petrojarl Floating Production UK Ltd. for dismantling and recycling of the Petrojarl Banff floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO). The deal includes engineering, preparation…

Offshore Wind: Things are Getting Bigger

Jan 15, 2021

The global offshore wind industry has been picking up pace unabated by the global pandemic, with industry investments growing and offshore wind turbine makers competing on who'll build a larger turbine. With offshore wind turbines, bigger is better…

VIDEO: Huisman's Crane for OIM Wind's Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Jan 15, 2021

Dutch crane specialist Huisman has signed a letter of intent with China's Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore for the delivery of a 2,600mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) for OIM Wind’s BT-220IU offshore wind installation unit.OIM Wind last year signed an EPC contract with CIMC for the construction of 1 + 1…

SEACOR Marine Completes Sale of Windcat to CMB

Jan 15, 2021

New York-listed offshore vessel owner SEACOR Marine has completed the previously announced sale of its offshore crew transfer subsidiary Windcat Workboats to the Belgian shipping and logistics group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB).Windcat is headquartered in Lowestoft…

Two Die in Incident Aboard BW Offshore FPSO in Ivory Coast

Jan 15, 2021

Two people died Thursday in an incident aboard BW Offshore's FPSO Espoir Ivoirien, offshore the Ivory Coast, the FPSO owner has informed.'At 13:30 local time today, an incident occurred whilst work was being performed in a cargo tank onboard…

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