Offshore News


Atlantica Shipping Adds Fourth PSV to Fleet

Jan 24, 2023

Oslo-based offshore vessel owner Atlantica Shipping has taken delivery of its fourth platform supply vessel.The company said in a social media post that it had expanded its fleet with the 2005 built UT 755L Atlantica Server.The vessel, previously…

Rovco Expands Offshore Capabilities with Glomar Supporter Charter

Jan 24, 2023

Rovco, a UK-based subsea robotics and survey firm, has signed a three-year charter with Glomar Offshoreof the multipurpose support vessel, Glomar Supporter.The company said the charter was part of its growth strategy within its site characterizing business unit…

Norway's Supreme Court to Hear Arctic Snow Crab Case Affecting Oil

Jan 23, 2023

Norway's Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear arguments on whether EU ships can fish for snow crab off the Arctic islands north of Norway, in a case that could decide who has the right to explore for oil and minerals in the region.At stake is whether EU vessels have the right to catch snow crab…

St. Johns Lays Keel for Second Atlantic Wind Transfers CTV

Jan 23, 2023

Palatka, Fla. shipbuilder St. Johns Ship Building held a keel laying ceremony on January 18 for the second in a series of up six new aluminum crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for Rhode Island-based Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) to service the offshore wind farm industry…

Vessel Conversions Gaining Favor in US Offshore Wind

Jan 23, 2023

With the creation of a full-fledged U.S. offshore wind industry undoubtedly comes many opportunities for those that own, operate, build and service relevant vessels as developers work toward the nation’s goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030…

Production Floater Market Outlook Brightening

Jan 19, 2023

IMA/WER has just completed its Annual Review and Five-Year Forecast of Orders for Floating Production Systems. The report:•provides a detailed look back at developments in the deepwater sector over the past year,•assesses 12 underlying market…

VIDEO: Jan de Nul's Les Alizés Vessel Departs China for First Offshore Wind Mission in Germany

Jan 19, 2023

Offshore installation company Jan De Nul said Thursday that Les Alizés, its next-generation heavy lift vessel, had sailed away from the CMHI Haimen Shipyard in China and is currently heading for Europe.The vessel was delivered by the shipyard on January 16 and departed Thursday…

UK Defense Ministry Buys Offshore Construction Vessel for Subsea Cable, Pipelines Protection

Jan 19, 2023

The UK defense ministry has acquired a subsea construction vessel that used to work in the offshore energy industry. The vessel, Topaz Tangaroa, will undergo a period of military modification and will be used to protect subsea cables and oil and gas pipelines…

Hoegh Pens 10-year FSRU Charter Deal with Germany

Jan 19, 2023

Höegh LNG said Thursday it had signed a binding 10-year charter with the German government for the supply of the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Hoegh Gannet.The FSRU vessel will be based at the Deutsche Energy Terminal GmbH-run Elbehafen LNG project in Brunsbüttel…

First Steel Cut in Turkey for Acta Marine's New Offshore Wind Vessel Duo

Jan 19, 2023

The steel cutting ceremony of the first of two next-generation Methanol MDO/HVO-powered DP2 Construction Service Operating Vessels for Acta Marine was held on January 18, 2023, at Tersan in Turkey. The SX216 design of the vessel has been developed…

Havfram Subsea Reclaims Ocean Installer Name after Offshore Wind Business Sold

Jan 19, 2023

Offshore construction company Havfram Subsea said Thursday it was taking back its Ocean Installer name.The company's subsea business was known as Ocean Installer from the company's inception in 2011, with the 2020 name change reflecting its diversification into the offshore wind industry…

Offshore Wind: Shipbuilder Selected for Crowley, Esvagt JV SOV

Jan 18, 2023

Following the news on Wednesday that Crest Wind, a joint venture between Crowley and ESVAGT, is set to build a service operation vessel for operations in the U.S. offshore wind sector, the partners have now selected a shipbuilder for the SOV construction…

Norway's HAV to Design Service Operation Vessel for U.S. Offshore Wind Project

Jan 18, 2023

CREST has chosen HAV Group ASA’s subsidiary HAV Design to develop a newbuild service operation vessel (SOV) destined for a US offshore wind project.'The contract marks the U.S. breakthrough for HAV Design, which becomes the first European ship designer to develop an SOV for the U…

Prelude Loads First Tanker Since Output Suspension

Jan 17, 2023

The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker to berth at Shell's Prelude floating LNG site off Western Australia since it was shut down after a fire has begun loading, Refinitiv data shows.The Methane Becki Anne vessel berthed at the Prelude plant on Jan…

China Faces Wind Turbine and Foundation Installation Vessel Shortage

Jan 17, 2023

Over the last few weeks, we have seen three announcements by Chinese OEMs of 18-megawatt (MW) turbines. CSSC Haizhuang announced the H260-18MW turbine with a 260-meter rotor diameter. Mingyang Smart Energy has announced its new MySE 18X-28X turbine…

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