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Windcat CTV is World's First Powered by Dual-fuel Hydrogen Engines

Jun 01, 2022

The world's first dual-fuel hydrogen- and diesel-powered crew transfer vessel (CTV) is ready for service, outfitted to run the cleaner fuel that reduces up to 80% of its traditional fuel usage and associated emissions.The 25-meter vessel, Hydrocat 48—owned by Windcat Workboats, part of Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB)—is based on the Windcat MK 3.5 design but lengthened to integrate adequate hydrogen storage on board…

Caterpillar innovates to allow 25% Hydrogen mix on G20CM34s

Aug 17, 2022

New hydrogen fuel capability reduces CO2 emissions of Cat G20CM34Caterpillar Motoren introduced a new alternative fuel option enabling usage of up to 25% of hydrogen content mixed with natural gas in Cat G20CM34 engines. Prior to this upgrade…

Scania to Power Patriot's New CTV

Jul 19, 2022

Engine manufacturer Scania announced it has been selected by Patriot Offshore Maritime Services to power its new 27-meter aluminum crew transfer vessel (CTV), chartered by Vineyard Wind for support of the construction and management of its commercial offshore wind project…

Wartsila to Slash Up to 450 Jobs in Italy

Jul 14, 2022

Wartsila  will scale down its manufacturing in Trieste, Italy, in a move that might involve about 450 job cuts, the Finnish engineering group said on Thursday.Wartsila said it plans to centralize its 4-stroke engine manufacturing in Vaasa, Finland…

Wartsila Steps Up Green Fuel Push with Methanol-powered Ship

Jul 14, 2022

Marine and energy equipment maker Wartsila will roll out its first methanol-powered engine in a new ship next year as the group accelerates green fuel technology options for shipping, a company executive said.With about 90% of world trade transported by sea…

Strategic Marine Delivers Fast Crew Boat to Centus Marine

Jul 14, 2022

Singapore-based shipbuilder Strategic Marine has delivered a 42m Fast Crew Boat (FCB) to repeat client Centus Marine, the fourth vessel delivered to the offshore marine service provider in the last two years.'The 42m FCB has been designed to meet the specific requirements of oil majors…

Offshore Helicopters: Bristow in Long-term Maintenance Support Deals for AW139 Fleet

Jun 30, 2022

Offshore helicopter specialist Bristow Group has signed long-term maintenance support agreements with Leonardo Helicopters for airframes and Pratt & Whitney for engines on Bristow's global fleet of AW139 helicopters. AW139 helicopters offer seating for 12 persons…

Crew Transfer Vessel-maker Strategic Marine Orders 50 Caterpillar Engines Citing Supply Chain Chaos

May 17, 2022

Singapore's Strategic Marine has ordered 50 of its C32 ACERT IMO III engines from Caterpillar dealer PT Trakindo Utama Singapore Branch, citing severe disruptions to the supply of what it says is critical shipbuilding equipment due to the pandemic…

Guice Offshore Adds Three Vessels to Its Fleet

Apr 26, 2022

Louisiana-based offshore support vessel owner Guice Offshore (GO) has expanded its fleet with three new vessels, including another 170 ft. DP1 multi-purpose vessel and two 205 ft. DP2 platform support vessels.The vessels will operate as GO Explorer (170 ft…

Shore Power On, Engines Off for Heerema's Giant Crane Vessels Sleipnir and Thialf

Mar 17, 2022

Offshore installation company Heerema Marine Contractors said Thursday that its largest semi-submersible crane vessels, Sleipnir and Thialf, recently switched from using their engines to using Shore Power in the Port of Rotterdam.'The successful…

Jadestone Energy Resumes Full Output from Montara (Australia)

Mar 02, 2022

Jadestone Energy said Wednesday it had resumed full production at the Montara project offshore Australia.Montara production had in recent weeks been running at reduced rates following an engine failure in the gas reinjection compressor.  'The engine has been replaced and gas lift reinstated…

Wärtsilä to Supply Methanol-fueled Engines for Van Oord's Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Jan 24, 2022

Five Wärtsilä 32 engines capable of operating with methanol will power a new Offshore Wind Installation Vessel (WIV) being built for Dutch contracting company Van Oord at Yantai CIMC Raffles shipyard in China, in what is the first such order for the Finland-based marine engine and equipment maker…

Catastrophic Engine Damage Led to OSV Fire -NTSB

Dec 15, 2021

Catastrophic engine damage led to the fire aboard the U.S. -flagged offshore supply vessel Ocean Intervention near Honolulu, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.No pollution or injuries to the 16 crewmembers were reported in connection with the mechanical failure…

Simon Møkster, Wärtsilä to Test Ammonia and LNG Dual-fuel Ops on Offshore Vessels

Nov 02, 2021

Norway-based offshore vessel owner Simon Møkster Shipping has signed a collaboration agreement will Finland-based maritime engine and equipment maker Wärtsilä to carry out a feasibility study on utilizing ammonia as the main fuel in dual-fuel engines where LNG is the alternative fuel…

Siem Offshore's PSV to Feature Wärtsilä Energy-saving Hybrid Propulsion

Oct 28, 2021

Finland-based marine equipment and technology provider Wärtsilä will upgrade Siem Offshore's platform supply vessel ‘Siem Pride’ for hybrid engine and battery propulsion. The upgrade will enable the vessel to reduce the number of engines in…

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