Offshore News


Van Oord Christens Calypso Cable Layer

Sep 11, 2023

Dutch offshore installation contractor Van Oord on Saturday held a christening ceremony in Rotterdam for its new cable laying vessel Calypso.'The Calypso is equipped with the latest sustainable technologies and will be a key strategic addition to Van Oord’s offshore wind fleet…

Glamox to Install LED Lighting on Eight PGS Seismic Vessels

Sep 08, 2023

Lighting solutions specialist Glamox has won a contract from the Norwegian marine seismic survey firm PGS to provide marine LED lighting for eight of its seismic data acquisition vessels.This first phase of the retrofit project will involve replacing fluorescent tube lighting with around 2…

TotalEnergies CEO Sees Sizeable Deepwater Development in Suriname

Sep 07, 2023

TotalEnergies' Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne will visit Suriname next week with the possibility of 'good news' on developing oil projects in the South American country, he said on Wednesday at a conference.France's TotalEnergies and partner U…

Shell Ditched Major Works on Prelude for Shorter Maintenance Schedule

Sep 06, 2023

Shell considered shutting its flagship Prelude FLNG facility off Australia for a year to fix issues that have plagued its operations, but instead opted for shorter maintenance period to allow it to capture strong gas demand, three industry sources said…

TDI-Brooks Breaks Ground on New Technical Building

Sep 06, 2023

TDI-Brooks announced it has broken ground on a new 16,000 square foot technical building at its headquarters in College Station, Texas, north of of Houston.The building is designed with 5,000 square feet of new office space along with technical work spaces…

Floating Wind: What Opportunities Exist for Installation Companies and Vessel Owners?

Sep 06, 2023

Global floating wind capacity will have grown from less than 200 MW at the end of 2022 to around 61 GW of grid connected capacity by 2035. This activity will require over $250 billion in capital expenditure. Over 75% of the forecast activity is expected to come from four countries…

US Offshore Wind Projects Seek Looser Subsidy Rules in Fight for Survival

Sep 06, 2023

A fleet of U.S. offshore wind projects central to President Joe Biden's climate change agenda may not move forward unless his administration eases requirements for subsidies in the year-old Inflation Reduction Act, according to project developers…

Orsted CEO Says Abandoning US Wind Projects a 'real option'

Sep 06, 2023

Denmark's Orsted, the world's largest offshore wind farm developer, is prepared to walk away from projects in the U.S. unless the Biden administration guarantees more support, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing the company's CEO. 'We are still upholding a real option to walk away…

Fishing Vessel Converted to CTV for Work in US Offshore Wind

Sep 05, 2023

A fishing vessel has been converted to operate as a Jones Act compliant crew transfer vessel (CTV) in the U.S. offshore wind industry.Hornblower Marine announced it converted the former fishing vessel Nice Day Too for New Bedford, Mass. based Coast Line Transfers…

Solstad Offshore's CSVs Win Deals in Asia, South America

Sep 05, 2023

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured new contracts for two of its subsea vessels (CSV). CSV “Normand Baltic” has been awarded a 180-day contract for providing “Walk to Work” services on an unnamed offshore wind project in Asia…

Petrobras Walks Back Four Divestment Processes

Sep 04, 2023

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras said on Monday it has decided to halt some key asset sales after concluding a broad revision of divestment processes, which were launched during the country's previous administration.The oil giant said…

Aker BP, Höegh LNG in Carbon Transport and Storage Services Pact

Sep 04, 2023

Floating LNG solutions provider Höegh LNG and the Norwegian oil and gas firm Aker BP have entered a strategic partnership to develop a 'fully comprehensive carbon transport and storage offering for industrial CO2 emitters in Northern Europe…

How Serious a Problem is the Cost Issue in U.S. Offshore Wind?

Sep 04, 2023

Much has been written recently about the challenges facing U.S. offshore wind projects, resulting in requests to terminate or renegotiate contracts to sell power to states. Examples of these challenges can be found from Massachusetts to Virginia…

SEAONICS to Equip Purus Wind's New CSOVs

Aug 31, 2023

SEAONICS has received an order to supply the electric controlled motion compensated (ECMC) gangway and crane package for U.K based Purus Wind's new commissioning service operation vessels (CSOV). The order includes delivery of equipment for two vessels…

The Resurgence of the OSV Industry: From Trough to Triumph

Aug 31, 2023

The offshore supply vessel industry has weathered a tumultuous decade characterized by a prolonged trough that tested the resilience of vessel owners. However, the tides have turned, and the industry is now experiencing a strong and much-awaited revival…

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