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EnCap Backs Houston-based Firm to Build Jones Act WTIVs

8 hours ago

Houston-based Bleutec Industries, a company which describes itself as the builder, owner, and operator of Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessels, said Thursday it had secured 'a significant capital commitment' from EnCap Investments L…

BMT Unveils New Crew Transfer Vessel Model

11 hours ago

BMT has unveiled its new 32-meter hybrid propulsion crew transfer vessel design, citing industry demand for lower carbon emissions, capacity, and prolonged offshore operations.'Crews and engineers’ safety and comfort are fundamental to BMT’s approach with this design…

HST Marine Orders Three Battery-powered Fast Crew Suppliers from Damen

12 hours ago

Offshore energy industry services provider High Speed Transfers (HST) Marine has ordered three Fast Crew Suppliers 2710s from Damen Shipyards for an undisclosed fee.Damen Shipyards said that the vessels would be fitted with 190kW battery arrays…

Van Stee Offshore Orders Multi-purpose Workboat from Damen

Nov 30, 2022

Van Stee Offshore has ordered an 80-meter Multibuster 8020 ultra-shallow draught, multi-purpose workboat from the Dutch shipbuilder Damen.According to Damen, Van Stee’s Multibuster 8020 is the first of a new class that combines the key elements of Damen’s Multi-Cat and Shoalbuster workboat classes…

Keel Laying Ceremony Held for Two Shanghai Electric SOVs

Nov 30, 2022

A keel-laying ceremony was held for two Ulstein-designed offshore wind service operation vessels (SOV) on Wednesday at the ZPMC yard.Shanghai Electric, a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer, ordered the two vessels of the Ulstein SX195 and SX197 designs…

3-Year Deal: Survitec to Maintain Life Saving Equipment on Valaris' Offshore Rigs

Nov 30, 2022

Offshore drilling operator Valaris has extended its service agreement with Survitec, a provider of survival technology solutions, for another three years.The master service and supply contract, originally signed in 2016, covers the annual and five-year inspection…

Offshore Wind: BAR Targets U.S. Crew Transfer Vessel Deployment for 2024

Nov 30, 2022

Marine engineering consultancy, BAR Technologies (BAR), said Wednesday that its low-emission crew transfer vessel (CTV) design, the BARTech 30, will be available for the first U.S. offshore wind projects in 2024, following quotes at several U…

Fugro Expands Geotechnical Vessel Fleet

Nov 30, 2022

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has expanded its geotechnical vessel fleet with the Fugro Quest vessel. According to Fugro, the vessel is equipped with advanced deep-water technology.'Fugro uses this type of vessel to determine the exact composition of the soil…

Windcat Orders Two Hydrogen-powered CSOVs from Damen Shipyards

Nov 29, 2022

Offshore crew transfer company Windcat said Tuesday it had ordered two hydrogen-powered Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (“CSOVs”) from the Dutch company Damen Shipyards, with options for further vessels.The “Elevation Series” CSOVs have…

DOF Charters Havila Phoenix CSV. Wins Contracts in Atlantic Region

Nov 28, 2022

Offshore vessel operator DOF Group is pleased to announce multiple new contracts in the Atlantic region and the long-term charter of the construction support vessel Havila Phoenix.In the Atlantic region, DOF said it had secured an Integrated…

Zero-C Offshore: A New UK Firm Aiming to Address ‘Chronic’ FIV Shortage

Nov 28, 2022

The global offshore wind industry is staring down a potential shortage of foundation installation vessel capacity. A new UK company led by former offshore drilling executive Jon Oliver Bryce intends to help tackle this challenge as the industry’s…

Siem Offshore Bags Charter for Multi-purpose Support Vessel

Nov 28, 2022

The Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has entered into a one-year firm contract plus options for the multi-purpose support vessel Siem Dorado with an undisclosed client. The contract will start in direct continuation of the current contract…

Reach Subsea to Add Two ROV Support Vessels to Its Fleet

Nov 24, 2022

Norwegian subsea services company Reach Subsea said Thursday it had struck a deal to expand its operating fleet with two ROV support vessels.The company said it had secured 'significant vessel capacity for the coming four years' through a deal…

Schottel to Propel Four China-built Wind Turbine Installation Vessels

Nov 24, 2022

Schottel azimuth thrusters will propel four newly built wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) for Ouyang Offshore in Shanghai.The first vessel will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2022, and these vessels will be able to install giant 16 MW wind turbines…

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