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Nexans Aurora 2.0: Ulstein Verft to Build Another High End Cable Layer for Nexans

Sep 22, 2023

Nexans Marine Operations and the Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft have entered into a contract for the construction of a large DP3 cable-laying vessel, which will be an updated version of the Nexans Aurora vessel, delivered in 2021.The vessel is an ST-297 CLV design by Norway-based Skipsteknisk.Pascal Radue, Nexans EVP Generation & Transmission said:'We awarded the contract for a new vessel to Ulstein after an extensive tendering process…

Shapoorji Pallonji Energy Unveils 'Sterling Streamline' FPSO Hull Design

Sep 22, 2023

Shapoorji Pallonji Energy Pvt Ltd (SPE), on Friday unveiled a new generation of its standardized newbuild Hull concept design for large FPSOs called Sterling Streamline.'SP Energy, India’s sole specialist in designing, building, owning and operating…

Shanghai Electric's Service Operation Vessel Duo Launched

Sep 18, 2023

Two Ulstein-designed Service Operation Vessels (SOV) for Shanghai Electric were launched at the ZPMC construction yard in China on Saturday, September 16.The two vessels are of the ULSTEIN SX195 and SX197 design, carrying 100 POB and 60 POB…

ABS Joins Project to Develop 40K cbm LCO2 Carrier

Sep 12, 2023

Maritime classification society ABS has joined a pioneering joint industry project (JIP) to collaborate on the development of a detailed design of a 40K cbm liquified carbon dioxide (LCO2) carrier that meets Class and statutory requirements with Ecolog Services Ltd…

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard to Design CSOV

Jul 25, 2023

HD Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has started joint development of a commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) with Korea Register of Shipping (KR).The two companies agreed to develop their own design and cooperate with domestic companies to ensure…

Confirmed: HAV to Design and Equip ESVAGT's New Methanol-Fuelled Offshore Wind Vessel

Jul 17, 2023

Norway's HAV Group has signed the final contract to design and equip another methanol-fuelled offshore wind service operation vessel (SOV) for the Danish offshore vessel owner ESVAGT.HAV Group said Monday it had signed the final contract with ESVAGT’s chosen shipyard…

HAV Group to Design Methanol-Fueled Offshore Wind Service Vessel for ESVAGT

Jul 06, 2023

Norway's HAV Group said Wednesday its ship design business had been selected to develop another methanol-fuelled offshore wind service operation vessel (SOV) for ESVAGT.  'To secure repeat ship design business from a leading SOV operator is a proud moment for us…

Subsea Cable Laying, Protection Innovation Funded in Japan

Jun 23, 2023

NYK, as a member of a consortium of four companies (also including: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.; Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.; and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.) has been selected by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development…

Ulstein to Design Two More Offshore Wind Vessels for Acta Marine

Jun 07, 2023

Ulstein Design & Solutions has signed a contract with Turkey's Tersan Shipyard for two methanol-fuelled ULSTEIN SX216 Construction Service Operating Vessel (CSOV) designs. The vessels will be constructed for the Dutch company Acta Marine and…

Kongsberg Maritime Unveils Next-gen Offshore Vessel Designs

Jun 06, 2023

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime on Tuesday showcased a new line of offshore ship designs in its UT Design portfolio. The new anchor handler (AHT) and platform supply vessels (PSV) have the option to include alternative energy sources and fuels, such as methanol…

Purus Wind Orders Two Offshore Wind Vessels from VARD

May 16, 2023

Norwegian shipbuilder VARD has won a contract for the design and construction of two offshore wind Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) from UK-based Purus Wind. Purus Wind will have the option to order two more vessels.The two CSOVs…

ADNOC L&S, SeaOwl Designing Unmanned Supply Vessels for Offshore Operations

May 11, 2023

ADNOC L&S, the shipping and maritime logistics arm of the Abu Dhabi-based oil firm ADNOC, has signed an agreement with SeaOwl for the design of unmanned remotely operated vessels capable of transporting vehicles, equipment, and supplies to and from offshore sites…

North Star to Expand Offshore Wind Fleet with Two New Vessels from Vard

May 09, 2023

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard, part of Italy's Fincantieri, has signed new contracts to design and construct two commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) for the UK-based offshore vessel owner North Star.The agreement also has an option for two additional ships…

NOV Wins New Contract to Supply Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Design to Havfram

May 05, 2023

NOV has signed a new contract with China's CIMC Raffles to supply another GustoMSC™ NG-20000X self-propelled wind turbine installation jack-up vessel design for Havfram, an offshore wind services company based in Norway, which recently ordered its second wind turbine installation vessel from CIMC…

Ulstein Says Its U-STERN to Offer a Safer, Smarter Installation of Large Offshore Wind Monopiles

Apr 24, 2023

Ship design company Ulstein Design & Solutions has designed an offshore wind installation vessel that it says is 'a safer, smarter, and more competitive ship design solution for transporting, upending and installing large monopiles on DP.'The patent-pending U-STERN design…

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