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Volvo Penta's Propulsion for American Offshore Services' CTVs

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Volvo Penta has secured a contract to provide quad IPS propulsion systems for the four new offshore wind farm crew transfer vessels (CTVs) that will be built at Blount Boats for American Offshore Services (AOS). The new 30-meter (99-ft.) twin…

Trelleborg to Deliver Bearing System for Mero 3 FPSO

Nov 26, 2021

Sweden-based engineering firm Trelleborg has won a contract to supply an integrated structural elastomeric bearing system for MISC Offshore's  FPSO project in South America. Trelleborg said the FPSO would have a processing capacity of 180,000…

First Steel Cut, Name Revealed for Seaway 7's WTIV

Nov 26, 2021

Seaway 7, a company specializing in offshore wind installation services, has informed that construction has started for its next-generation Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV) at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) facility in Jiangsu…

SHI Demos SENSE IV, Its Own Natural Gas Liquefaction Process

Nov 25, 2021

Samsung Heavy Industries announced on November 18 that it successfully held a demonstration ceremony at the Geoje shipyard for 'SENSE IV (SAMSUNG Enhanced Nitrogen Split Exapnsion IV)', SHI's in-house natural gas liquefaction system.The demonstration…

Havfram, J.P. Morgan to Order 'Series' of Wind Turbine Installation Vessels

Nov 23, 2021

Institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives, in cooperation with Norwegian offshore services firm Havfram, have signed a letter of intent with China's CIMC-Raffles to build 'a series of next-generation, state-of-the-art wind turbine installation vessels (“WTIV”)…

Asia's First Newbuild SOV Launched in Vietnam

Nov 17, 2021

Asia's first newbuild service operation vessel (SOV) has been launched in Vietnam.The hybrid-electric TSS Pioneer is being built by Vard Vung Tau for owner Ta San Shang Marine Co., Ltd, a joint venture between Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL) and Ta Tong Marine Co…

American Offshore Services Orders Four Jones Act CTVs

Nov 16, 2021

American Offshore Services (A-O-S) announced Tuesday it has ordered four hybrid-ready crew transfer vessels (CTV) from Blount Boats to service the United States' emerging offshore wind industry.In the years ahead, it's expected that potentially…

VIDEO: Niestern Sander Launches Walk-to-work Icebreaker

Nov 16, 2021

Dutch shipbuilder Royal Niestern Sander last weekend launched 'yard number 862', a shallow draft ice-breaking walk to work vessel, being built for a joint venture between the Russian companies Mercury Sakhalin and Pola.'The world’s first ice…

Philly Shipyard Nets First Contract in U.S. Offshore Wind Market

Nov 16, 2021

U.S. shipbuilder Philly Shipyard has won a contract from the dredging giant Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to build a Jones Act-compliant subsea rock installation vessel that will serve the growing U.S. offshore wind market.The contract award…

AqualisBraemar LOC to Acquire UK Ops of Ship Designer OSD-IMT from Damen

Nov 11, 2021

AqualisBraemar LOC, an energy and marine industry consultancy, has agreed to buy the UK operations of ship design and marine consultancy company OSD-IMT from the Dutch-based Damen Shipyards Group.OSD-IMT is a specialist consultancy in ship design for new build…

North Field Expansion: QatarEnergy Orders Six LNG Carriers from S. Korean Shipyards

Nov 08, 2021

Qatar's state-run energy firm QatarEnergy, until recently known as Qatar Petroleum, has ordered six LNG tankers, four from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and two from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in support of its North Field expansion project…

Stanford Marine Orders Two Crew Boats from Grandweld

Nov 01, 2021

Grandweld shipyard has won a contract with offshore support vessel firm Stanford Marine to build two 42-meter GrandSuperior crew boats with the keel-laying ceremony recently completed. These are Grandweld’s 11th and 12th vessels built for Stanford Marine…

“It’s alive!”: Offshore Drillers Start Resuscitating Idle Drillships

Oct 29, 2021

Offshore drilling rig reactivations have begun as utilization and dayrates continue their rapid recovery, Esgian's Teresa Wilkie writes.We expected it to happen just not necessarily this soon. But now it’s official, several cold-stacked rigs…

Exmar, Lattice Working on 40,500 m3 CO2 Carrier

Oct 22, 2021

Exmar, a company owning gas carriers and FSRU units, has partnered up with Lattice Technology to develop a new type of CO2 carrier.'With the global need to decarbonize the atmosphere and our world economy heavily relying on a secure energy supply…

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