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Sea Otter Features Meet Offshore Wind Technology in NOV's Enhydra MSOV

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NOV's Marine and Construction business unit has come up with a 'new and flexible' Modular Service and Operations Vessel (MSOV) concept to 'optimize offshore wind farm operations and maintenance.' NOV says the vessel's features resemble those of a sea otter.'The Enhydra series design characteristics resemble the sea otter's (Enhydra) unique and physical behavioral features. The sea otter is the sole marine mammal to use tools…

Norway's HAV to Design Service Operation Vessel for U.S. Offshore Wind Project

Jan 18, 2023

CREST has chosen HAV Group ASA’s subsidiary HAV Design to develop a newbuild service operation vessel (SOV) destined for a US offshore wind project.'The contract marks the U.S. breakthrough for HAV Design, which becomes the first European ship designer to develop an SOV for the U…

Chartwell Marine Gets Grant to Develop Methanol-Fuelled Vessel Design

Jan 17, 2023

Vessel designer Chartwell Marine has won of a £320,000 Innovate UK Smart Grant which will enable Chartwell and consortium partners — Boat Electric & Electronics and Engineered Marine Systems — to develop and test the feasibility of 'a market-first' methanol-fuelled vessel design…

TSC, Offshoretronic in Offshore Wind Monopile Installation Collab

Jan 05, 2023

OTSC Offshore Corporation (“TSC”), a subsidiary of CMIC Ocean En-Tech Holding Co., Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Spain-based offshore vessel and equipment design firm Offshoretronic.The MoU entails bringing together Offshoretronic's…

CIMC Orders NOV Design, Equipment for Havfram's Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Dec 21, 2022

NOV has signed contracts with China's CIMC Raffles to design and equip a self-propelled wind turbine installation jack-up vessel for the Norwegian offshore wind services company HavframNOV, until recently known as National Oilwell Varco, will…

NOV to Design and Equip Cadeler's Second F-Class Jack-up Vessel

Dec 12, 2022

NOV has secured contracts to deliver design and equipment for Danish offshore wind installation firm Cadeler's second F-class jack-up vessel, which will be able to install large wind turbine foundations as well as wind turbines. The F-class is a bespoke version of the GustoMSC NG-20000X model…

Salt Ship Design Designs Bay du Nord FPSO

Sep 30, 2022

Salt Ship Design has designed a harsh environment FPSO hull for the Bay du Nord project in Canada for Equinor and license partner BP.'Salt has been working closely with Equinor over quite some time to develop an FPSO with enhanced motion characteristics…

James Fisher, Graig Debut New Ulstein Twin X-Stern SOV

Jun 21, 2022

James Fisher and Sons plc and Graig Shipping PLC unveiled a new service operation vessel (SOV) design concept, the Ulstein Twin X-Stern named ULSTEIN SX221 Diamond SOV to support the UK’s target of 50GW of offshore wind energy generation by 2030…

Marco Polo Marine, Seatech Solutions Move to Develop Offshore Wind Service Vessels

Mar 16, 2022

Singapore-based offshore shipping, shipbuilding, and ship maintenance company Marco Polo Marine has partnered up with green tech ship design company Seatech Solutions International to co-develop two new specialized offshore wind service, operation…

AqualisBraemar LOC to Acquire UK Ops of Ship Designer OSD-IMT from Damen

Nov 11, 2021

AqualisBraemar LOC, an energy and marine industry consultancy, has agreed to buy the UK operations of ship design and marine consultancy company OSD-IMT from the Dutch-based Damen Shipyards Group.OSD-IMT is a specialist consultancy in ship design for new build…

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…

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…

ICE Wins AIP for FPSO Hull Design

Feb 05, 2020

European naval architecture and marine engineering consultant International Contract Engineering (ICE) group was awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for its latest generic floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) hull design…

Ulstein Debuts Zero-Emission Offshore Ship Design

Nov 14, 2019

Ulstein Group unveiled a hydrogen-powered ship design that it claims is market-ready, offering zero-emission marine operations.Recently, DNV GL identified the five most promising alternative fuels for shipping, with hydrogen as the ultimate zero-emission solution…

Chinese J-Lay Design Gets LR AiP

Jun 07, 2019

Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute has been granted approval in principle (AiP) by Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a J-lay heavy lift vessel concept design.The vessel’s primary function will be deep-water pipe-laying, subsea installation and heavy lifting in deep sea…

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