Shipbuilding News


New Petrobras CEO Pressed on Shipbuilding Reboot, Jobs

May 16, 2024

The next chief executive of Petrobras, Magda Chambriard, arrives with the résumé and mandate to make Brazil's state-run oil firm what it was under prior Workers Party governments: an engine of job creation and industrial development, said people familiar with the matter…

Brunvoll to Equip REM Offshore's Next-Gen Subsea Construction Vessel

May 16, 2024

Brunvoll has signed a contract with Myklebust Verft shipyard for the delivery of a thruster package to REM Offshore’s new energy subsea construction vessel (ESCV).The contract is for one vessel with an additional vessel as an option.Brunvoll…

ABS to Class Edison Chouest's Offshore Wind Feeder Fleet

May 15, 2024

A new feeder fleet of two tugs and two barges dedicated to serving a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) from Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has been ordered by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) to ABS class.The innovative system is designed to deliver components to the construction site…

Van Oord Launches Giant Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

May 15, 2024

Van Oord has launched its new offshore installation vessel Boreas at the Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore shipyard in China.The Boreas’ dual fuel engine set is able to run on methanol and is purpose-built for the transport and installation of the…

Brunvoll System to Propel Cyan Renewables New SOV

May 14, 2024

Brunvoll has signed a contract with Vard for the delivery of a comprehensive propulsion and maneuvering system for Cyan Renewables' new Service Operation Vessel (SOV).The vessel will have the first azimuth propulsion thrusters from Brunvoll with an 8-degree tilted propeller and nozzle…

Eco Edison: First US-built SOV Christened

May 13, 2024

The first-ever American-built, owned, and crewed offshore wind service operations vessel (SOV) was christened during a ceremony on Saturday in the Port of New Orleans.Edison Chouest Offshore's (ECO) recently completed ECO Edison will play an…

Vard to Build Two CSOVs for Taiwanese Client

May 10, 2024

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard has signed a contract with an undisclosed Taiwanese customer for the design and construction of two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs).The customer has appointed VARD to design and construct two CSOVs’ of VARD 4 39 design…

Unfinished Hornbeck MPSV Arrives at Eastern for Build Completion

May 08, 2024

The first of two incomplete ultra high-spec multipurpose support vessels (MPSV) has arrived at Eastern Shipbuilding Group's Port St. Joe Shipyard, where the builder will finish constructing the vessel for Hornbeck Offshore Services.Earlier this year…

VARD to Build Hybrid Ocean Energy Construction Vessel for Island Offshore

May 08, 2024

VARD announced it has been awarded a contract to design and build a hybrid power Ocean Energy Construction Vessel (OECV) for the Norwegian shipping group Island Offshore. The deal includes options for two more vessels.The vessel, to be named Island Evolution…

Ulstein Verft Begins Outfitting Olympic's Next CSOV

May 08, 2024

The second in a series of new construction service operation vessels (CSOV) being built for Olympic has entered the outfitting phase.The newbuild was towed from the Crist hull yard in Poland, arriving on Wednesday at Ulstein Verft in Norway where the outfitting phase will now begin…

Into the Deep: Offshore Production Increasingly Finds Deeper Waters

May 08, 2024

Offshore energy is on a growth trajectory. Rystad Energy wrote in February 2024 that upstream oil majors were diving in to deeper waters. “Despite tightened budgets, frontier drilling is fueling optimism for a productive year, particularly deepwater projects in the Atlantic Margin…

Bluestone to Supervise Construction of Prysmian's Two New Cable Layers

May 08, 2024

Bluestone Group, a maritime technical services company, has secured a contract for plan approval and site supervision of two new cutting-edge cable-laying vessels operated by Prysmian.The two new cable-laying vessels, the first of which is under construction and the second under design…

CMM Secures Funding to Facilitate Construction of Ethanol-Powered PSV Fleet

May 08, 2024

Compagnie Maritime Monegasque (CMM) has secured $94 million in financing from Summit Ridge Capital Partners, which will help the company construct pioneering ethanol-powered fleet of Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) in Brazil.The financing will…

Senegal's O3S Orders Fast Supply Vessel from Penguin

May 06, 2024

O3S – Oil Senegal Support Services, a homegrown Senegalese operator servicing the country's fledgling offshore energy sector, has ordered a new 36-meter fast supply vessel (FSV) from Singaporean shipbuilder Penguin International. Construction on the new FSV is expected to start later this year…

Bibby Marine Places Order for ‘World’s First’ eCSOV

Apr 30, 2024

Bibby Marine has signed a shipbuilding contract with Gondan Shipbuilders to construct what is said to be the world’s first zero-emission, electric commissioning service operation vessel (eCSOV).The eCSOV will be built in Gondan’s Asturias shipyard in Spain and is scheduled to be delivered in 2026…

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