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Vestdavit Hits New Sales Record as Orders Increase 76% From Last Year

Mar 19, 2024

Norwegian davit supplier Vestdavit has notched up a new annual sales record for another consecutive year after seeing its order intake surge by 76% in 2023 on high demand from the offshore wind and oil and gas sectors, as well as increased sales in its core naval market…

Strategic Marine Delivers Crewboat for Truth Maritime Services

Mar 18, 2024

Singaporean aluminum boat builder Strategic Marine recently delivered TMS Ranod, the first of two Gen 4 Fast Crew Boats to growing Thai offshore services provider Truth Maritime Services (TMS). The pair of newbuild contracts were signed in 2023…

Gondan Cuts First Steel for New USV for Major Industry Alliance

Mar 18, 2024

Spain-based Gondan Shipbuilders has started the construction of an advanced remotely operated unmanned surface vehicle (USV) for a company made up of DeepOcean, Solstad and Østensjø Rederi alliance called USV A/S.The project focuses on improving subsea operations…

Esvagt Picks Brunvoll Propulsion for New SOV

Mar 18, 2024

Norwegian firm Brunvoll has been selected as a supplier of the propulsion and maneuvering system for one of Esvagt’s new offshore wind service operation vessels (SOV).Esvagt’s new SOV will be controlled by Brunvoll’s propulsion and thruster control system…

Launch Ceremony Held for A-O-S' New Jones Act CTV Gripper

Mar 17, 2024

An official launch ceremony was held to celebrate the commissioning of a new Jones Act compliant crew transfer vessel (CTV) built for American Offshore Services (A-O-S)—the company's first.Constructed by Blount Boats in Warren, R.I., the 100…

Huisman to Supply Two Subsea Cranes for Toyo’s New Cable Layer

Mar 12, 2024

Dutch company Huisman has secured a contract to supply two subsea cranes for Toyo Construction’s new cable laying vessel (CLV), being built by Norwegian shipbuilder Vard.The contract Huisman signed with Vard is for the delivery of full electric 250 mt Hybrid Boom Subsea Crane…

Vard to Deliver Tailor-Made Offshore Wind CSOV for Norwind Offshore

Mar 08, 2024

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard has secured a contract for the design and construction of one tailor-made offshore wind commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) for Norwind Offshore, with options for two additional vessels.Vard signed the contract with Navigare Capital Partners…

MacGregor Gets Large Crane Order for Prysmian’s New Cable Layer

Mar 07, 2024

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a large order for three cranes that will be installed onboard a new cable laying vessel (CLV) being built for Prysmian by shipbuilder Vard.MacGregor will deliver a 100-tonne active heave-compensated (AHC) crane…

Hanwha Ocean Lays Keel for Cadeler WTIV Wind Maker

Mar 06, 2024

South Korean shipbuilder Hanwha Ocean has laid the keel for Cadeler’s newbuild wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), Wind Maker.The vessel was ordered in 2021 by Eneti, which was acquired by Denmark-based Cadeler in 2023. The vessel was to be named Nessie under previous ownership…

American Offshore Services Takes Delivery of Its First CTV

Mar 04, 2024

American Offshore Services (A-O-S) has taken delivery of its first crew transfer vessel (CTV), Gripper, purpose built to support the U.S. offshore wind industry. The vessel is scheduled to be christened during an official ceremony later this month…

Green(er) Rigs Put Stena Drilling at Forefront of O&G Decarb Push

Mar 01, 2024

As the offshore oil and gas industry transitions to more sustainable practices, drilling rig operators are faced with demands to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement measures as part of their workload. Being the owner of the first ever drillship that secured DNV’s Abate(P) notation…

Jozwiak Joins GLO Marine as Green Transition Lead

Feb 29, 2024

Maciej Jozwiak joined the GLO Marine team, with his experience expected to enhance the company's technical capacity to deliver high-end services to the retrofit and vessel upgrade market, with a focus on green technologies and decarbonization measures…

ClassNK Greenlights Multi-Functional Floating Wind Support Vessel Design

Feb 28, 2024

ClassNK has awarded an approval in principle (AiP) for the design of a multi-functional floating offshore wind farm support vessel (MFSV) developed by K Line Wind Service, together with Japan Marine United Corporation, and Nihon Shipyard.The…

Gulf Island Sells Excess Property in Houma

Feb 27, 2024

Gulf Island Fabrication, a steel fabricator and service provider to the industrial and energy sectors, announced on Tuesday it has completed the sale of excess property that was part of the company’s facilities located in Houma, La.Gulf Island…

Three Questions: Matt Tremblay, VP, Global Offshore Markets, ABS

Feb 23, 2024

The American Bureau of Shipping dominates the global market in the classification of Floating Production. Offshore Engineer recently sat with Matt Tremblay, ABS’ Vice President of Global Offshore Markets, at American Bureau of Shipping HQ in…

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