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SOVs – Analyzing Current, Future Demand Drivers

Apr 26, 2024

At a high-level, there are three solutions to transferring technicians from shore bases to offshore wind farms for construction and O&M activities: crew transfer vessel (CTV), helicopter, and SOVs/CSOVs.SOVs and CSOVs generally house 60-120 technicians offshore for a few weeks at a time…

Red Rock to Supply Cranes for New Nexans Aurora Cable Layer

Jan 23, 2024

Norwegian offshore crane supplier Red Rock has been hired once again by Ulstein Verft to deliver upgraded crane package for a new and updated version of the DP3 cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora.The cable-laying vessel will feature a split turntable on deck capable of holding up to 10…

ABS Grants Approval for Bumi Armada FLNG Design

Nov 16, 2023

The American Bureau of Shipping has awarded an approval in principle (AIP) to Malaysian floating production firm Bumi Armada for a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG)  infrastructure design. The new concept incorporates a barge-based liquefaction…

Singapore Firm Orders Next-Gen Cable Ship Design

Nov 02, 2023

Singapore-based Megamas Resources, in partnership with Renaissance Technologies (RTM) has contracted Ulstein Design & Solutions AS to design a cable-laying and repair vessel.  According to a press release issued Thursday, the decision to press…

Shapoorji Pallonji Energy Secures ABS AiP for Next-Gen FPSO Hull Design

Oct 30, 2023

Shapoorji Pallonji Energy Pvt Ltd (SP Energy) said Monday it had obtained a Class Approval-in-Principle for the Concept and Design Basis of its FPSO Newbuild Hull from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). SP Energy has been working on the concept design of ‘STERLING STREAMLINE’…

Chartwell Marine and VARD Partner on 55-Meter Offshore Wind Craft

Oct 03, 2023

UK-based offshore vessel designer Chartwell Marine has partnered with a designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels, VARD, to introduce the Midi-SOV: a 'revolutionary' 55-meter offshore wind craft. 'Coming to both the US and European markets in 2024…

Nexans Aurora 2.0: Ulstein Verft to Build Another High End Cable Layer for Nexans

Sep 22, 2023

Nexans Marine Operations and the Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft have entered into a contract for the construction of a large DP3 cable-laying vessel, which will be an updated version of the Nexans Aurora vessel, delivered in 2021.The vessel is an ST-297 CLV design by Norway-based Skipsteknisk…

Shapoorji Pallonji Energy Unveils 'Sterling Streamline' FPSO Hull Design

Sep 22, 2023

Shapoorji Pallonji Energy Pvt Ltd (SPE), on Friday unveiled a new generation of its standardized newbuild Hull concept design for large FPSOs called Sterling Streamline.'SP Energy, India’s sole specialist in designing, building, owning and operating…

Shanghai Electric's Service Operation Vessel Duo Launched

Sep 18, 2023

Two Ulstein-designed Service Operation Vessels (SOV) for Shanghai Electric were launched at the ZPMC construction yard in China on Saturday, September 16.The two vessels are of the ULSTEIN SX195 and SX197 design, carrying 100 POB and 60 POB…

ABS Joins Project to Develop 40K cbm LCO2 Carrier

Sep 12, 2023

Maritime classification society ABS has joined a pioneering joint industry project (JIP) to collaborate on the development of a detailed design of a 40K cbm liquified carbon dioxide (LCO2) carrier that meets Class and statutory requirements with Ecolog Services Ltd…

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard to Design CSOV

Jul 25, 2023

HD Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has started joint development of a commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) with Korea Register of Shipping (KR).The two companies agreed to develop their own design and cooperate with domestic companies to ensure…

Confirmed: HAV to Design and Equip ESVAGT's New Methanol-Fuelled Offshore Wind Vessel

Jul 17, 2023

Norway's HAV Group has signed the final contract to design and equip another methanol-fuelled offshore wind service operation vessel (SOV) for the Danish offshore vessel owner ESVAGT.HAV Group said Monday it had signed the final contract with ESVAGT’s chosen shipyard…

HAV Group to Design Methanol-Fueled Offshore Wind Service Vessel for ESVAGT

Jul 06, 2023

Norway's HAV Group said Wednesday its ship design business had been selected to develop another methanol-fuelled offshore wind service operation vessel (SOV) for ESVAGT.  'To secure repeat ship design business from a leading SOV operator is a proud moment for us…

Subsea Cable Laying, Protection Innovation Funded in Japan

Jun 23, 2023

NYK, as a member of a consortium of four companies (also including: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.; Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.; and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.) has been selected by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development…

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