Haun, Eric

Haun, Eric

Eric Haun is editor of Marine News. He has covered the commercial maritime and offshore industries for MarineLink.com and Maritime Reporter & Engineering News since 2013, and was previously managing editor of Offshore Engineer and Marine Technology Reporter.
New York, USA • Email: [email protected]

BW Energy Closes Deal to Acquire Saipem FPSO in Brazil

Aug 29, 2023

Norway's BW Energy is now able to move forward with its acquisition of the FPSO Cidade de Vitória on the Golfinho field in Brazil, more than a year after it reached a deal with the FPSO's Italian owner Saipem.The two companies had signed a memorandum…

Offshore Wind: US Shipbuilders Answering the Call

Aug 24, 2023

It’s a big deal when a U.S. president visits an American shipyard, and these trips always send a message. When President Obama spoke at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding in 2013, he warned of the consequences of sequestration. President Trump’s 2020 speech at Fincantieri Marinette Marine touted a $5…

Blue Ocean Transfers: A New Jones Act CTV Player Emerges

Aug 15, 2023

There's a new player in the Jones Act crew transfer vessel (CTV) market: Blue Ocean Transfers (BOT), based on Long Island, N.Y.The McQuilling-Partners-owned company is planning to build a fleet of CTVs to support the U.S. offshore wind industry…

Keel Laid for US' First Plug-in Hybrid SOV

Aug 15, 2023

The keel has been laid for the United States' first plug-in hybrid service operation vessel (SOV) at Edison Chouest Offshore's (ECO) LaShip Shipyard in Houma, La.Louisiana-based ECO has a 10-year charter agreement to operate the SOV for Empire Offshore Wind…

WINDEA Converts OSV to CTV for US Offshore Wind

Aug 03, 2023

A Jones-Act-compliant offshore supply vessel (OSV) has been converted for use as a crew transfer vessel (CTV) in the growing U.S. offshore wind industry.Windea CTV, a joint venture between MidOcean Wind and the Hornblower Group, said the vessel…

Senesco Launches Jones Act CTV WindServe Genesis

Jul 21, 2023

Senesco Marine on Friday launched the new Jones-Act-compliant crew transfer vessel WindServe Genesis.WindServe Marine, a sister company to the North Kingstown, R.I. shipbuilder—both part of the Reinauer Group—will operate the CTV. The vessel…

Transocean's Deepwater Titan Begins Inaugural Contract for Chevron

Jun 21, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean said its new eighth-generation drillship Deepwater Titan has started its inaugural contract with supermajor Chevron in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Built by Singapore's Sembcorp Marine and delivered to Transocean subsidiary Triton Titan GmBH in December 2022…

Shipbuilding Contributes to Higher Costs in US Offshore Wind

May 01, 2023

Higher shipbuilding costs are contributing to greater overall project costs in the U.S. offshore wind industry, according to maritime and offshore consultancy Intelatus Global Partners.The United States will rely on a large fleet of foreign…

OSV to be Converted for Human Space Flight Launches

Apr 20, 2023

Space tourism company Space Perspective is converting an offshore support vessel (OSV) to function as the world’s first 'marine spaceport'. The Florida-based company in November 2022 announced it had acquired the 292-foot-long vessel from Edison…

Platypus Marine Inks LOI with Damen for Jones Act CTV

Mar 30, 2023

Port Angeles, Wash. shipyard Platypus Marine has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Dutch shipbuilding conglomerate Damen for the construction of a new Jones Act-qualified crew transfer vessel (CTV) to service the U.S. offshore wind industry…

Vard Wins Order to Build Cable Layer for Mystery Owner

Mar 09, 2023

Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri announced its Vard subsidiary has secured an order to design and build a new cable laying vessel for an unnamed 'international shipping company'.The ship will be built entirely by the Vard network, including the main systems and equipment…

Bleutec's 'Binary Marine Installation Solution' Earns AIP from ABS

Mar 01, 2023

Houston-based Bleutec Industries announced it has received approval in principle (AIP) from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the designs of its Jones Act compliant offshore wind farm construction solution.Envisioned as an alternative to wind turbine installation vessels (WTIV)…

PXGEO Names Tony Bowman CEO

Mar 01, 2023

Offshore seismic survey firm PXGEO announced it has appointed Tony Bowman as chief executive officer, effective April 3, 2023.Bowman joins PXGEO from an executive career at Schlumberger. During his almost 30-year tenure, he held a number of senior roles across multiple geographical locations…

Hornbeck Buys Six OSVs from Edison Chouest

Feb 27, 2023

Covington, La.-based offshore vessel owner Hornbeck Offshore Services has reached a deal to acquire six offshore supply vessels (OSV) from an affiliate of its peer Edison Chouest Offshore.Hornbeck announced Monday it entered into a definitive…

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…

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