Offshore Construction Vessel News


Lifting Stabilization Tool Advances Offshore Wind Turbine Installation

Mar 04, 2020

The wind blows steadier at sea than on land, creating more reliable energy conditions for the generation of renewable energy—a major opportunity to combat climate change without disrupting the lives of those people it will benefit the most.…

Ulstein Retrofits HMC Vessel to HLV

Feb 06, 2020

The marine contractor in the international offshore oil and gas and renewables industry Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) contracted Ulstein Verft shipyard in 2018 to provide design and engineering services to convert their deepwater construction…

Orsted Working to Decarbonize Supply Chain

Feb 04, 2020

Offshore wind farm developer Orsted has set out a plan to work with its service suppliers to decarbonize the supply chain by 2040. The move follows the Danish company's last week's commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2025, and becoming…

Solstad Gets New Contracts and Extension

Dec 05, 2019

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured contract awards and extensions for four platform supply vessels (PSV) in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions, as well as an extension for a construction support vessel (CSV)…

DeepOcean Extends with Solstad CSV

Dec 03, 2019

Offshore installation contractor DeepOcean has decided to extend the contract for Solstad Offshore's construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Jarstein.Solstad Offshore, the Norwegian offshore service and supply ship shipping company, said that…

OHT Bags Dogger Bank OWF Project

Nov 28, 2019

Norway-based heavy transport and installation contractor Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has been selected as the preferred supplier for foundation installation at the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm (OWF).OHT’s new build vessel 'Alfa Lift', designed by Ulstein…

DEME Launches Orion

Nov 28, 2019

The dredging, marine engineering and environmental player DEME Group, its 216.5-metre DP3 offshore installation vessel Orion was launched at the COSCO Qidong shipyard in China.The vessel arrived at the Liebherr construction yard in the port of Rostock…

Indian Charters for CSV Southern Ocean

Nov 27, 2019

The construction support vessel (CSV) Southern Ocean, owned by a joint venture between Bourbon Offshore Norway and Oceanteam, has bagged two charters from an undisclosed client on offshore projects located off the East Coast of India.The scope…

Prosafe Appeals Over Floatel Merger Rejection

Nov 26, 2019

Norwegian accommodation services player Prosafe has filed an appeal against the Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA)’s rejection of its proposed merger with Swedish rival Floatel International.The merger would create the world's largest fleet of accommodation rigs - a North Sea giant…

Normand Clipper Secures Long-term Contract

Nov 13, 2019

Norwegian ship owner Solstad Offshore said it has been awarded a long-term contract with Global Offshore, part of the Global Marine Group for CSV Normand ClipperThe contract will commence in the first quarter of 2020 and have a duration of three years firm plus five years options thereafter…

DOF Subsea Bags Trinidad, GOM Contracts

Nov 10, 2019

Norwegean subsea operating company DOF Subsea announced that it has won multiple contracts for projects in Trinidad and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM).The offshore services firm did not disclose the names of its clients.Skandi Neptune has been…

GE Powers World’s Largest Crane Vessel

Oct 23, 2019

In September, Heerema Marine Contractors’ semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) Sleipnir completed its first project, installing the topsides for the Leviathan development in the Mediterranean, a world record lift.At 220 meters long and 102 meters wide…

Zennor Wraps up 2019 Finlaggan Subsea Gig

Oct 01, 2019

UK North Sea operator Zennor Petroleum announced that the 2019 Finlaggan subsea installation campaign utilizing six separate vessels over the summer has been safely and successfully completed.The program has seen the 20km long, 10” insulated (pipe-in-pipe) Finlaggan pipeline laid and trenched…

NPD Completes Seabed Minerals Expedition

Sep 10, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) announced that it has just completed a successful data acquisition expedition on the Mohns Ridge in the north-western Norwegian Sea, using the Seabed Constructor vessel.According to the Norwegian government…

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