Shipbuilding News

XLCC Concludes Model Testing for Its New Cable Layer

May 17, 2023

U.K. based cable company XLCC announced it has completed model testing on its new cable laying vessel (CLV) in the Netherlands.XLCC has partnered closely with the vessel designer Salt Ship Design, who has planned the vessel from conception using 3D engineering software…

Siemens Gamesa, deugro, Amasus Offshore to Deliver Transport Vessels for Next-gen Offshore Wind Components

May 16, 2023

deugro Danmark and its partners Siemens Gamesa and Amasus Offshore said Tuesday they would bring two newly designed vessels customized for transporting offshore wind turbine components to the market.Siemens Gamesa and deugro have entered into a long-term charter agreement for these newbuild vessels…

REM Purus' New CSOV Named in Aalesund, Norway

May 12, 2023

Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV) REM Power was named at a ceremony in Aalesund, Norway on Friday.The Rem Power, owned by Rem Purus, designed to offer services and maintenance operations at offshore wind farms, was named in the center…

Fincantieri Must Reach 3% Profit Margin 'to make economic sense' - CEO

May 11, 2023

Loss-making Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri must reach a 3% net profit margin 'to make economic and industrial sense,' its chief executive said on Wednesday, without setting a date for the goal. 'That's where we want to be when our work is done…

SMST to Provide 'World's Largest' 3D Motion Compensated Cranes for Windcat Offshore's CSOVs

May 09, 2023

Dutch offshore equipment supplier SMST has been awarded a contract by Damen Shipyards to deliver two sets of mission equipment for the two newbuild Elevation Series CSOVs for Windcat Offshore. SMST will deliver a gangway combined with access…

North Star to Expand Offshore Wind Fleet with Two New Vessels from Vard

May 09, 2023

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard, part of Italy's Fincantieri, has signed new contracts to design and construct two commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) for the UK-based offshore vessel owner North Star.The agreement also has an option for two additional ships…

Shipbuilding Contributes to Higher Costs in US Offshore Wind

May 01, 2023

Higher shipbuilding costs are contributing to greater overall project costs in the U.S. offshore wind industry, according to maritime and offshore consultancy Intelatus Global Partners.The United States will rely on a large fleet of foreign…

Ulstein to Design Cyan Renewables' Offshore Foundation Installation Vessels

Apr 20, 2023

Singapore-based Cyan Renewables has contracted Ulstein Design & Solutions BV to design a series of new floating foundation installation vessels (FFIV) dedicated to offshore wind. Ulstein said that the new FFIVs would feature adequate deck space…

China's CRCC-HCEB Orders Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Apr 19, 2023

China's CIMC Raffles has recently secured an order to build a self-propelled offshore wind turbine installation vessel for CRCC Harbour & Channel Engineering Bureau (CRCC-HCEB.)According to CIMC Raffles, the jack-up vessel will be China's most…

Strategic Marine Commissions Study on Hybrid CTVs

Apr 19, 2023

Singapore-based boat builder Strategic Marine has commissioned a study to compare the efficiency of traditional diesel-powered and hybrid-powered crew transfer vessels (CTV).The study, to be conducted by the Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development…

Green Yard Kleven Lands Another Retrofit Project with Brazilian Offshore Vessel Owner

Apr 18, 2023

Norwegian shipyard Green Yard Kleven AS has secured a retrofit project with Brazilian offshore vessel owner Oceanica.This is the fourth contract signed with the same shipowner that includes the reactivation and rebuilding of offshore ships bought from Norwegian shipowners…

CIMC Raffles to Build 2nd Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel for Havfram Wind

Apr 18, 2023

Offshore wind installation firm Havfram Wind has ordered a second Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV).This is the first optional vessel ordered under the existing shipbuilding contract with China's CIMC Raffles.The vessel design will be…

Shell Launches Its First Electric Ferry at Singapore Plant

Apr 17, 2023

Shell Plc on Monday launched its first electric ferry globally at its Singapore refinery and said it would work with the city-state's port authority to cut emissions from ships.The move is a step towards meeting the Singapore port authority's…

Northern Lights Carbon Storage Project Advances as Construction of Specialized Ships Kicks Off

Apr 14, 2023

Construction of two ships for the Northern Lights carbon storage project in Norway started Thursday with a keel laying ceremony at the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. (DSIC) yard in Dalian, China.Keel laying is a ceremonial recognition of the…

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