Offshore Support Vessel News


Acergy Viking to be Converted to Hybrid Propulsion

Apr 30, 2021

Eidesvik said it plans to upgrade its offshore wind support vessel Acergy Viking with a battery pack and hybrid propulsion solution, in line with the Norwegian vessel operator's plans to reduce its fleet’s emissions by 50% by 2030 and to operate emissions-free by 2050…

Boskalis Acquires CSV Southern Ocean

Apr 29, 2021

Dutch marine services company Boskalis said it has acquired the Southern Ocean, a large DP2 construction support vessel (CSV) capable of executing a wide range of offshore operations.The 134-meter vessel, which was previously jointly owned by Oceanteam and Bourbon…

Siem Spearfish Lands Gulf of Mexico Contract

Apr 23, 2021

Norwegian based Siem Offshore said it has entered into a contract with an undisclosed subsea construction company for an offshore project in the Gulf of Mexico.The project will utilize the Bahamas-flagged offshore support and construction vessel…

Wagenborg Converts PSV for W2W Operations

Mar 22, 2021

Wagenborg Offshore said it has taken its third walk-to-work (W2W) vessel into service. The converted Keizersborg is used as a standby vessel for inspection and maintenance of unmanned platforms in both Dutch and British waters of the southern North Sea…

Awind Orders Two CSOVs from China Merchants Industry

Mar 11, 2021

Norwegian-based Awind said it has ordered a pair of hybrid-electric commissioning, service and operations vessels (CSOV) from China Merchants Industry in Hong Kong, with options for up to four additional vessels.Awind, a subsidiary of Awilco affiliate Integrated Wind Solutions AS (IWS)…

Hybrid Accommodation Vessel MWV Falgout Delivered

Mar 04, 2021

The Chinese-built hybrid accommodation vessel MWV Falgout has been delivered to end client Brunei Shell Petroleum.The 80-meter vessel, a new purchase for Bruneian owners JISCO Marine Sdn Bhd, will be employed on long-term charter for the Bruneian oil and gas company…

DOF Sells Platform Supplier Skandi Texel

Mar 03, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF Rederi AS, a subsidiary of DOF, has sold the platform supply vessel Skandi Texel.DOF said Wednesday that the vessel had been sold to a Norwegian company. It did not say who the buyer was exactly, but it did say that the vessel would leave the oil services sector…

New Jones Act SOV Design Unveiled

Feb 02, 2021

The U.S. is going to need a fleet of Jones Act compliant vessels to serve its budding offshore wind industry. New Orleans-based Technology Associates, Inc. (TAI) said it has designed a range of EnviroMax diesel-electric hybrid service operation…

Harvey Gulf Equipping Four More PSVs for Tri-fuel Ops

Oct 19, 2020

U.S. offshore support vessel company Harvey Gulf International has ordered Wärtsilä's energy storage system for four of its platform supply vessels.The order comes just after Harvey said in September it had completed an upgrade of its platform supply vessel Harvey Energy…

KOTUG Anchor Handler Secures Offshore Work in Guyana

Oct 14, 2020

Dutch marine services and towage company KOTUG said it has been awarded a long-term contract by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) to provide offshore terminal towage support for operations in Guyana…

RINA Deems Vroon Anchor Handler to be a 'Biosafe Ship'

Oct 04, 2020

VOS Champagne, a 2015-built DP2 anchor-handling tug supply vessel managed by Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) Genoa, is the first commercial vessel to be classified with RINA's new ‘Biosafe Ship’ class-notation.The Biosafe Ship notation is a new goal-based notation…

Harvey Gulf to Equip Eight More Vessels with Battery Systems

Sep 24, 2020

Harvey Gulf International Marine announced Thursday it will install 10 battery systems on board eight of its vessels as the U.S. based offshore vessel owner continues its efforts to transform its fleet for greener operations.Harvey Gulf said…

Harvey Gulf to Convert PSV to Offshore Fuel Carrier

Sep 09, 2020

Offshore vessel owner Harvey Gulf announced that it will offer a full service fuel carrying vessel solely dedicated to offshore fuel and water deliveries, through the conversion of its 300-foot U.S. flagged platform supply vessel (PSV) Harvey Hawk…

Anderson Joins Tidewater Board

Sep 09, 2020

Offshore support vessel (OSV) owner Tidewater Inc. announced Wednesday the appointment of Darron M. Anderson to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.Anderson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the…

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