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OSV Powers Up for Deepwater Efficiency the Island Offshore Way

Apr 14, 2020

While facing the same challenging market conditions as offshore vessel owners and service companies worldwide, Norway’s Island Offshore recently broke free from the enforced conservatism of the E&P sector, by adding not just a new ship to its fleet, but one that re-writes the rulebook in capabilities, technology and despite its size and power, environmental credentials.Simply put, Island Offshore’s…

Vard Secures ABS AIP for Second SOV Design

Aug 04, 2020

Vard Marine (VARD) is doubling down on the U.S. offshore wind sector, having recently secured ABS Approval in Principle (AIP) for a second Jones Act service operation vessel (SOV) design.The AIP awarded in June 2020 is for a customized version…

Cheoy Lee Building WFSV Pair for Japanese Wind Farms

Jun 08, 2020

Currently under construction at Cheoy Lee Shipyards' Hin Lee (Zhuhai) Shipyard facility are two 27-meter wind farm support vessels (WFSV) to support operations and maintenance of the Akita and Noshiro offshore wind farms, in the Akita Prefecture region of Japan…

Damen Unveils New OSV Design

Jan 27, 2020

Dutch shipbuilding conglomerate Damen has developed a new concept vessel, the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) 9020, featuring a stable platform with lots of accommodation, good station-keeping capability, low carbon emissions and flexibility to add mission-specific tools…

BMT Unveils New Vessel Designs

May 21, 2019

BMT has introduced two vessel designs aimed at Taiwanese offshore wind operations.In March, BMT's Specialized Ship Design division attended an official keel laying ceremony for its new 36-meter service accommodation transfer vessel (SATV). BMT…

Damen: New Fast Crew Supplier for US Market

Nov 26, 2018

Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled a new vessel design geared toward the developing offshore wind market in North America: the Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service accommodation and transfer vessel (SATV).The new design builds on Damen designs…

Tymor Marine Contracted for Vessel Mid-life Extension Program

Oct 30, 2018

Tymor Marine of Aberdeen has been tapped to deliver a vessel mid-life extension survey for the Irish Naval Service.Tymor will survey the Irish Navy’s P50 class vessels to assess the condition of their structure, systems, equipment and machinery…

Aeolus Energy Pact with Ulstein for Jones Act SOV

Oct 17, 2018

Florida based Aeolus Energy awarded Ulstein the design contract to develop the first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind Service Operations Vessel (SOV), said a press release from Norway-based Ulstein Group ASA.The contract marks Ulstein’s entry into the U…

Chartwell Unveils New Crew Transfer Vessel Design

Sep 25, 2018

Chartwell Marine announced the launch of the Chartwell 24, a brand-new crew transfer vessel (CTV) design for the international offshore wind markets. The catamaran design has been developed in conjunction with CTV operators, wind farm owners and turbine manufacturers…

Bentley touts SACS V5.7 benefits

Jan 28, 2015

Distributed offshore engineering users of SACS V5.7 are benefiting from the extended information mobility provided through the software’s integration with the ProjectWise project delivery solution as well as enhanced integration with both MOSES and AutoPIPE…

F&G to begin using Siemens jacking control system

Sep 25, 2014

Houston-based Friede and Goldman, Ltd. (F&G), a naval architecture and marine engineer firm, approves the use of the Siemens jacking control system for use on their jackup rig designs. F&G says their customers will have an option to choose…

Vard acquires STX Canada Marine

Aug 15, 2014

VARD has acquired STX Canada Marine Inc., a leading marine engineering and design company with more than 30 years history in North America, for approx. NOK 65 million (US$10.6 million). Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with branch…

Tymor opens Louisiana office

Apr 07, 2014

The expansion follows a second successful year for the naval architecture and marine engineering specialist.  The company, which focuses on marine, subsea and structural design and analysis, is on track to record turnover of £800,000 for the financial year ended March 2014…

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