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Ultimate Sea Trial: Volvo Penta, Danfoss Editron Power MHO's New CTVs

Sep 09, 2021

Danish offshore crew transfer specialist MHO has earlier this week taken delivery of two hybrid crew transfer vessels, after what was described as an ultimate sea trial.Namely, the vessels arrived in Esbjerg, Denmark after a 12,000 nautical mile journey from China…

ESVAGT to Convert Two PSVs to Battery-hybrid ERRVs

Aug 06, 2021

ESVAGT and Ulstein have entered into a contract for the conversion of two platform supply vessels (PSV) to hybrid battery-powered emergency response rescue vessels (ERRV).The two PX121 design PSVs Hermit Fighter and Hermit Prosper, designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions AS…

Industry's First: North Star to Order Hybrid Daughter Craft for Offshore Wind Support

Jul 20, 2021

UK-focused offshore wind vessel operator North Star Renewables said Tuesday it would order the world’s first hybrid daughter craft vessels to support the offshore wind market.The company, established earlier this year as an offshore wind-focused business of the ERRV-firm North Star…

Vard Electro to Install Hybrid Battery on Atlantic Towing's Platform Supplier

Jul 13, 2021

Marine electrical systems supplier Vard Electro will equip Atlantic Towing's platform supply vessel Atlantic Shrike with a hybrid battery power system.'Atlantic Towing is the first company to implement this multiple mode application of battery…

Maersk Supply Service Orders Wärtsilä Battery for Maersk Minder AHTS Vessel

May 28, 2021

Danish offshore support vessel owner Maersk Supply Service has ordered a battery pack for one of its M-class vessels, the Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel Maersk Minder, as part of its plan to reduce the company's carbon intensity by 50% across its fleet in 2030…

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…

Harvey Gulf Adds Battery Power to Harvey Champion PSV

Apr 08, 2021

U.S.-based offshore vessel operator Harvey Gulf International Marine has said it has converted its Harvey Champion platform supply vessel into a dual-fuel vessel. The Harvey Champion is now operating on both battery power and diesel.  'The Champion now boasts 754 kWh of battery power…

Corvus' Energy Storage Systems for Harvey Gulf's Offshore Vessels

Jan 11, 2021

Corvus Energy, an energy storage solutions provider for the offshore energy industry, has won a contract with Wärtsilä to deliver its Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for the offshore support vessel fleet operated by U.S.-based Harvey Gulf.According to Corvus…

Wärtsilä Hybrid Upgrade for Østensjø Rederi Offshore Construction Vessels

Dec 14, 2020

Finnish maritime equipment specialist Wärtsilä has won a contract to provide its Hybrid Upgrade solution for retrofitting two offshore construction vessels owned by Norwegian operator Østensjø Rederi. The two ships, the ‘Edda Fauna’ and ‘Edda Flora’…

Interview: Kongsberg's Geir Oscar Løseth Discusses the Hybrid OSV

Nov 25, 2020

On the back of a recent deal struck by Norway's Kongsberg Maritime to supply turnkey hybrid battery solutions for three of Island Offshore's platform supply vessels, Offshore Engineer has interviewed Geir Oscar Løseth, Kongsberg Maritime's General Manager Sales…

Wärtsilä to Make CBO Flamengo Brazil's First PSV Fitted with a Battery Pack

Nov 11, 2020

Brazilian offshore support vessel operator CBO has tasked maritime equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä, based in Finland, to convert one of its offshore vessels to operate with hybrid propulsion. The vessel selected for the upgrade is the 2012-built platform supply vessel CBO Flamengo…

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…

Tech File: Hybrid-Electric Propulsion for Crew-less Vessels

Jul 22, 2020

The move to autonomy on the world's waterways is undeniable, with the direction clear, the pace hazy. What is clear is the need for reliable, fuel efficient propulsion, and last month Torqueedo announced a deal to provide hybrid-electric propulsion systems to power XOCEAN’s XO-450 USV…

First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel to Sport Wärtsilä Gear

Jul 14, 2020

Finland-based marine engine and technology provider Wärtsilä has been tasked to equip the first Taiwan-built offshore wind installation vessel - the Green Jade - with 'a broad scope' of its solutions.The 216 meters long vessel will be built…

High Speed Transfers Orders Hybrid Crew Transfer Vessel

Jul 01, 2020

High Speed Transfers, a UK-based offshore Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV) provider,  is expanding its fleet with a new hybrid CTV.The company has awarded a contract to Diverse Marine & Chartwell Marine Ltd to deliver the new hybrid Chartwell 24…

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