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MHO's New CTVs Have Zero-emissions Capability

Aug 26, 2021

A pair of hybrid crew transfer vessels (CTV) with extensive zero-emission capability have been delivered to service the Hornsea Project 2 offshore wind farm in the U.K. North Sea for Ørsted.The newbuilds, MHO Asgard and MHO Apollo, built by AFAI Southern Shipyard in China…

Boatbuilders SAFE Boats, Diverse Marine Target US Offshore Wind

Aug 26, 2021

Boatbuilders SAFE Boats International and Diverse Marine are teaming up to build vessels for the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind market.For the past three years U.S.-based SAFE Boats has been working with U.K.-based Diverse Marine promoting SAFE Boat designs in European markets…

US Offshore Oil Workers Flee as Storm Approaches Gulf of Mexico

Aug 26, 2021

U.S. energy companies on Thursday began airlifting workers from Gulf of Mexico oil production platforms and moved vessels from the path of what could become a devastating hurricane by the weekend.A storm is brewing in the Caribbean Sea and is…

Huisman Scales Up Production Capacity to Meet Demand from Offshore Wind Sector

Aug 25, 2021

Dutch marine equipment maker Huisman, known for its offshore crane solutions, said Wednesday it had doubled the slew bearing production capacity of its facility in Schiedam, the Netherlands. 'With this significant increase in production capacity…

U.S. to Restart Oil Leasing with Offshore Auction This Year

Aug 25, 2021

The Biden administration said on Tuesday it would take steps to restart the federal oil and gas leasing program in the next week and plans to hold a Gulf of Mexico auction as soon as October, court papers showed.The move comes two months after the U…

OMSA Reports Alleged Jones Act Violation in the US Gulf of Mexico

Aug 24, 2021

A new report from a U.S. offshore services trade group details alleged Jones Act violations by a foreign-flagged vessel in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), which recently launched its Jones Act Enforcer program to document and report violations of the U…

Crowley, Massachusetts Maritime Academy Setting Up Offshore Wind Training

Aug 24, 2021

Crowley Maritime Corporation and Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) said Tuesday they'd create a first-of-its-kind training and workforce development program dedicated specifically to the New England region’s offshore wind energy industry…

Petrobras Awards 3-year Deals for DOF/TechnipFMC PLSV Duo

Aug 24, 2021

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has contracted awarded contracts for two pipelay support vessels owned by DOF and TechnipFMC.Oslo-listed DOF Subsea said Tuesday that the contracts, for three years each, are for the vessels Skandi Vitória and Skandi Niteroi…

Maersk Supply Service Nets One-year Vessel Charter Extension in Angola

Aug 24, 2021

Danish offshore vessel operator Maersk Supply Service has secured a one-year contract extension for one of its subsea support vessels in Angola.In a social media post on Monday, Maersk Supply Service said it would provide the full scope IRM services for an undisclosed oil major in Angola…

Five Dead, Six Injured in Pemex Offshore Platform Fire

Aug 24, 2021

Five workers were killed and six injured in Sunday's fire on an offshore platform in the southern Gulf of Mexico operated by Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) that cut about a quarter of Mexico's oil production, the company said on Monday.The fire…

NOV to Design and Equip Cadeler's New WTIVs

Aug 23, 2021

NOV announced it has signed a contract to design and equip two wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) newbuilds for Denmark-based Cadeler. The new vessels will have the largest jacking capacity in the industry and will be able to transport…

DOF Subsea Secures Work on Several Offshore Campaigns in Asia Pacific

Aug 23, 2021

Norwegian subsea support vessel operator said DOF Subsea said Monday it had won several contracts awards in the Asia Pacific region.According to DOF Subsea, the contracts provide 'significant' utilization for resources and vessels in Q3 and…

Nexans Extends 'Havila Phoenix' Charter, Rents Trencher

Aug 23, 2021

Offshore cable maker Nexans has extended the charter for Havila Shipping's Havila Phoenix subsea construction vessel.The extension is for a period of 100 days, with further options for 40 days. The contract will keep Havila Phoenix working for Nexans up to February 2022…

Solstad's Anchor Handler to Stay with Equinor for Another Year

Aug 23, 2021

Norwegian offshore shipping firm Solstad Offshore has secured a contract extension with Equinor for its Normand Ferking vessel.The extension will see the anchor handling vessel stay with Equinor for another year, to November 2022. Equinor has…

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Nord Stream 2. Measures Expected to Have No Effect on Project

Aug 23, 2021

The Biden administration on Friday slapped sanctions on a Russian ship and two companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, but opponents of the nearly-completed project said the measures would not stop it.The sanctions were imposed on ship Ostap Sheremeta…

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