Offshore Construction Vessel News

DeepOcean's Fleet Gets a Boost with Olympic Ares Vessel Charter

15 hours ago

Subsea services firm DeepOcean has taken the Olympic Ares multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV) on a two-year charter. The vessel is owned by the Norwegian shipowner Olympic Subsea.The vessel is a modern construction support vessel equipped with a 250 Te crane…

Jan De Nul Starts Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 Contract

Mar 17, 2023

Offshore installation company Jan De Nul has officially started the transportation and installation contract for the construction of Ørsted’s 242 MW Gode Wind 3 and 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in Germany.The first batch of three…

Keel Laid for Olympic's CSOV in Poland

Mar 16, 2023

A keel laying ceremony was held earlier this week for a Construction Service Operation Vessel ordered by Olympic in 2022 from Ulstein.The ceremony was held on March 14 at the hull yard CRIST. This is vessel number two, yard number (yno) 319…

Ocean Installer to Install Cables at World's Largest Floating Wind Farm

Mar 14, 2023

Offshore installation company Ocean Installer has won a contract with Equinor for the installation of dynamic inter-array cables on Hywind Tampen in Norway.Hywind Tampen is the world’s largest floating wind farm and will be used to partially power Equinor's oil and gas platforms in the North Sea…

Boskalis Secures Major Role in Development of Scottish Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 28, 2023

Dutch marine and offshore services firm Boskalis said Tuesday it had secured a multidisciplinary role in the development of the Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. On behalf of its client, Ocean Winds, Boskalis said it would carry out…

DNV, Partners Launch JIP to Assess Offshore Wind Installation Emissions

Feb 27, 2023

The maritime classification society DNV has, with its partners, launched a joint industry program to establish a monitoring and reporting framework for assessing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the offshore wind installation sector. The partners of the JIP called EMRED…

Crane for US-built WTIV Charybdis Heads to Texas

Feb 24, 2023

The crane for the first ever U.S.-built wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) is on its way to America.The 2,200mt Huisman leg encircling crane has been loaded onto BigLift Shipping's Happy Star for shipment to the Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville…

Heerema Installs Substation at Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 24, 2023

Heerema Marine Contractors has installed the offshore substation topside on a four-legged steel jacket foundation at Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm site in Germany, using its Thialf semi-submersible crane vessel.The offshore substation…

Subsea 7's Seven Cruzeiro Vessel to Continue Operating Offshore Brazil until November 2023

Feb 24, 2023

Offshore installation services company Subsea 7 said Friday it had won a 'sizable' vessel contract with the Brazilian oil company Petrobras.The contract is for the 145.9m pipelay support vessel (PLSV) Seven Cruzeiro off the coast of Brazil.…

Saipem to Use Biofuels on Drilling and Construction Vessels in Mediterranean Sea

Feb 23, 2023

Eni's subsidiary Eni Sustainable Mobility and offshore services company Saipem have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to utilize biofuels on Saipem's drilling and offshore construction vessels, focusing on operations in the Mediterranean Sea…

Joint Venture to Operate Subsea Vessel Edda Sun

Feb 23, 2023

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Eidesvik Offshore has formed a joint venture with offshore services player Reach Subsea to acquire the subsea vessel Edda Sun. The new entity will own and operate the Edda Sun, with Eidesvik as majority stakeholder…

Vard Electro's SeaQ Comms System Selected for CSOV Duo

Feb 21, 2023

Norwegian marine electrical systems Vard Electro will supply its SeaQ Communication system onboard two construction service operation vessels (CSOVs) being built by Ulstein for end client Olympic. Vard Electro signed the contract with Ulstein…

Offshore Wind: Uptime's Gangways for Diamond SOV

Feb 20, 2023

James Fisher and Sons plc and Uptime International have signed a memorandum of understanding to partner for the use of motion compensated gangways in the development of the pioneering Ulstein SX221 Diamond SOV. The duo said that the agreement…

Solstad Offshore Delivers Normand Jarl Vessel to New Owner

Feb 15, 2023

Solstad Offshore's subsidiary, Normand Ships, has completed the sale and delivery of the construction support vessel Normand Jarl to its new owner.Solstad Offshore first announced it had agreed to sell its 2013-built construction support vessel Normand Jarl in December 2022…

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