Shipbuilding News


Video: Cemre Launches SOV Wind of Hope

Sep 22, 2020

A new service operations vessel (SOV) was launched at the Cemre Shipyard in Turkey for French vessel owners Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA).Upon delivery in 2021, the 84-meter SOV Wind of Hope will go to work for Danish wind energy giant Ørsted servicing its Hornsea Two offshore wind farm…

Hyundai Heavy's Floating LNG to Power Solution Gets BV Nod

Sep 14, 2020

South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries' Floating LNG to Power solution - Hi-FL2P - has been granted an approval in principle certificate by the global classification society Bureau Veritas.‘Hi-FL2P’ has been described as an…

Cathelco to Prevent Marine Growth on KOC's Oil Spill Response Vessel

Sep 14, 2020

Cathelco, part of Evac Group, has won an order to deliver marine growth prevention system (MGPS) for a new multi-purpose oil spill response and towage vessel being built for the Kuwait Oil Co.The system will be installed to prevent bio-fouling…

Damen Delivers Fast Crew Supplier to Rederij Groen

Sep 08, 2020

Damen Shipyards Group delivered a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 to Rederij Groen, who has secured a contract to use the vessel to undertake crew transfers for the oil and gas industry in Germany and DenmarkThe first new FCS 2710 to be delivered in the Netherlands…

Ocean Installer, Vard Working on 'Most Advanced' Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Aug 31, 2020

Ocean Installer, a Norwegian company mostly known for its offshore oil and gas services provider, is increasingly turning towards the offshore wind industry.Following a recent establishment of an offshore wind branch, and the naming of a director to lead it…

Offshore: Digital Twinning & Reduced Operating Cost Offshore

Aug 28, 2020

The oil and gas industry is currently enduring one of the most challenging periods in its history. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic significantly accelerated an existing decline in global demand for hydrocarbons, resulting in the lowest oil prices for 30 years…

Dutch Shipyard Wins Contract to Build New Vessel Type, "Monomaran Crewtender"

Aug 28, 2020

Coastwise Offshore Services and Next Generation Shipyards signed a contract for the building of a new type of vessel, an aluminum vessel for the offshore wind-industry, with an option for three additional vessels. The signing took place at Next Generation Shipyards on Lauwersoog…

Market Report: Global Heavy Lift Vessel Sector

Aug 25, 2020

The global heavy lift vessel market is a difficult place to be. Utilization for the fleet has remained depressingly low since the first oil and gas downturn in 2014, currently hovering around 33% for the global fleet with a lift capacity of over 800 tonnes…

Keppel: Converted FLNGs Have Smaller Carbon Footprint Compared to Newly Built Units

Aug 20, 2020

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has said that converted FLNG vessels save approximately 33% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to an FLNG new build, citing a study by environmental consultants, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)…

Altera Names Samsung-built Shuttle Tanker Trio

Aug 17, 2020

Altera Infrastructure held a remote naming ceremony for three new shuttle tankers built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea.The 130,000 dwt Current Spirit and 103,000 dwt Altera Wave and Altera Wind are constructed based on Altera's E-shuttle design…

ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore Upgrades 'Signet Warhorse II' Propulsion

Aug 06, 2020

Mississippi-based ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore has recently won a contract to retrofit new propulsion and maneuvering systems on an ocean towing tug, Signet Warhorse II, for Signet Maritime Corporation.The scope of work included…

Scorpio Bulkers Plans to Buy Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Aug 03, 2020

Dry bulk shipowner Scorpio Bulkers on Monday announced it has signed a letter of intent to purchase a newbuild wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) as a “first step in a transition towards a sustainable business in renewable energy”.Scorpio…

Teknotherm Marine to Deliver HVAC for Østensjø's Newbuilds

Jul 14, 2020

Norwegian company Teknotherm Marine will provide the Heating, Ventilation & Air-Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration systems for four offshore wind vessels currently being built in Spain.The vessels, to be built by Spanish shipyards Gondán Shipbuilders and Balenciaga Shipyard…

Norwegian Ship Recycling Firm Takes over Kleven

Jul 14, 2020

Norway's ship recycling firm Green Yard is taking over the cash strapped Kleven Verft shipyard after the latter recently filed for bankruptcy.In a press release issued on Tuesday, and titled 'Kleven is saved!,' Kleven said that Green Yard had…

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