Offshore News


Jan De Nul Orders Another XL Cable Layer

May 17, 2024

Offshore installation services company Jan De Nul has ordered another XL cable laying vessel (CLV), identical to the Fleeming Jenkin, which boasts ‘unrivalled cable-carrying capacity’.Like the Fleeming Jenkin, the vessel will be 215 meters long and can transport 28…

Nearly $1 Billion Dedicated to US Floating Wind Development

May 17, 2024

The U.S. departments of Energy (DOE), Interior, Commerce, and Transportation has released a report summarizing their progress toward the goals of the Floating Offshore Wind Shot™, an interagency initiative to drive U.S. leadership in design…

New Studies Highlight Offshore Wind Energy Potential in the Gulf of Mexico

May 16, 2024

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released two new studies on offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Mexico.The first study, “Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Energy Hurricane Risk Assessment” analyzed hurricane risk to wind turbines operating in the Gulf of Mexico…

Empire Wind 1 Gets New York Construction Approval

May 16, 2024

Norwegian energy company Equinor has received approval from the New York State Public Service Commission to start building its Empire Wind 1 offshore wind farm, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Thursday.Electricity generated from offshore wind farms is important to U…

Philly Shipyard Lays Keel for Great Lakes' Subsea Rock Installation Vessel

May 16, 2024

Philly Shipyard has laid the keel for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation's subsea rock installation vessel, Acadia—the first Jones Act compliant rock placement vessel for the U.S. offshore wind industry.A May 2 keel-laying ceremony saw the vessel's first grand block loaded into the building dock…

Consortium Wins Tender for France's First Floating Offshore Wind Farm

May 15, 2024

A consortium including Germany's BayWa r.e. and Belgium firm Elicio won a tender to develop and operate France's first floating offshore wind farm, the 250-megawatt (MW) Bretagne Sud farm, French industry minister Roland Lescure said on Wednesday…

ABS to Class Edison Chouest's Offshore Wind Feeder Fleet

May 15, 2024

A new feeder fleet of two tugs and two barges dedicated to serving a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) from Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has been ordered by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) to ABS class.The innovative system is designed to deliver components to the construction site…

Van Oord Launches Giant Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

May 15, 2024

Van Oord has launched its new offshore installation vessel Boreas at the Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore shipyard in China.The Boreas’ dual fuel engine set is able to run on methanol and is purpose-built for the transport and installation of the…

Petrobras Resists Order to Assess Indigenous Impact of Amazon Drilling

May 14, 2024

Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras is resisting regulatory demands requiring it to assess the impact on Indigenous groups of drilling in an offshore basin near the mouth of the Amazon River, Chief Exploration and Production Officer Joelson Mendes told journalists on Tuesday…

Foundation Installs Kick Off at Dogger Bank B

May 14, 2024

Foundation installation work has commenced for the second phase of what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank, in the U.K. North Sea.Seaway7’s vessels Seaway Strashnov and Seaway Alfa Lift have commenced installation…

Maryland Sets Course for Offshore Wind Energy Expansion

May 14, 2024

Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed a bill aimed at reevaluating and potentially revising existing offshore wind project plans, setting the stage for the state's goal of achieving 8,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2031.The bill…

Cadeler Wins Wind Turbine Install Work in the Polish Baltic Sea

May 14, 2024

Danish offshore wind installation company Cadeler reports it has secured vessel reservation agreements with both MFW Bałtyk II Sp. z.o.o. and MFW Bałtyk III Sp. z.o.o., each a joint venture project owned 50% by Equinor and 50% by Polenergia…

Brunvoll System to Propel Cyan Renewables New SOV

May 14, 2024

Brunvoll has signed a contract with Vard for the delivery of a comprehensive propulsion and maneuvering system for Cyan Renewables' new Service Operation Vessel (SOV).The vessel will have the first azimuth propulsion thrusters from Brunvoll with an 8-degree tilted propeller and nozzle…

Siem Offshore Rebrands as Sea1 Offshore Following Chairman Exit

May 13, 2024

Siem Offshore has changed its name to Sea1 Offshore followong an ownership change that saw the company's founder and chairman exit the Norwegian offshore support vessel (OSV) firm.Kristian Siem, longtime leader of Siem Offshore, stepped away…

Cyan Renewables, Hyundai to Set Up Offshore Wind Vessel Suply Chain in South Korea

May 13, 2024

Cyan Renewables, a portfolio company of Seraya Partners, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Hyundai Asset Management to establish a robust vessel supply with strong local content for South Korea's offshore wind market.Cyan Renewables…

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