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First Korean-built Geophysical Exploration Vessel Commissioned

Jun 03, 2024

South Korea's first domestically built geophysical exploration research vessel was commissioned during a ceremony at Pohang Yeongilman Port on May 31.The 92-meter Tamhae 3 is a fully state-funded research vessel owned by the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM). The KRW 181 billion (US$132 million) newbuild replaces its 1996-built predecessor, Tamhae 2, for geophysical explorations in domestic and foreign waters…

North Star Secures First Mover Rights for New Offshore Wind Midi-SOV

Jun 18, 2024

North Star, specialist vessel operator for offshore infrastructure support services, has been announced as the first mover on the Midi-SOV – a new offshore wind ship design developed by Chartwell Marine and Vard that bridges the gap between…

Strategic Marine Inks MoU with Mainprize Offshore for Six New Supa Swath CTVs

Jun 13, 2024

Singaporean shipbuilder Strategic Marine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mainprize Offshore for the delivery of six new Supa Swath crew transfer vessels (CTVs) with options for six additional ones.Following the recent successful…

Vard Launches Prysmian’s Monna Lisa Cable Layer

Jun 11, 2024

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard has launched a 171-meter-long cable laying vessel (CLV) Monna Lisa, being built for Prysmian, marking another major milestone towards the delivery of the vessel, scheduled for 2025.Prysmian executives gathered at the VARD shipyard in Tulcea…

Olympic CSOV Completes Sea Trials

Jun 10, 2024

A new construction service operations vessel (CSOVs) being built by Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft for Olympic has completed sea trials.The newbuild, Olympic Boreas, launched from the dock hall at Ulstein Verft on April 6, is the first of two sister vessels for Olympic…

Strategic Marine Inks Four CTVs Construction Contract with Venus Marine

Jun 10, 2024

Singaporean shipbuilder Strategic Marine has signed a contract with Venus Marine for the construction of four Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) for operations in Europe and Taiwan.This project is the result of a collaborative effort with renowned design firm BMT Limited…

Palfinger to Supply Major Equipment Package for Prysmian’s New Cable Layer

Jun 05, 2024

Palfinger Marine, an Austrian manufacturer of hydraulic lifting, loading, and handling systems for marine applications, has been contracted to supply a major equipment package for a new cable laying vessel, under construction at Vard for Prysmian…

Strategic Marine Delivers Two Offshore Wind CTVs to Mainprize Offshore

Jun 04, 2024

Singaporean shipbuilder Strategic Marine has delivered two offshore wind Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to UK-based Mainprize Offshore.The two 27-meter vessels are part of the UK-based CTV owner and operator’s ongoing fleet expansion and will add to its current fleet of 11 vessels…

NKT Names New Methanol-Powered Cable Laying Vessel

Jun 03, 2024

Danish subsea cable and services firm NKT has named its second cable laying vessel (CLV) NKT Eleonora, which has been designed to run on methanol.NKT Eleonora, meaning shining light, will boost the company’s offshore cable laying capacity and…

Damen Delivers Third Low-Emission Offshore Wind Fast Crew Boat to Purus

May 30, 2024

Damen Shipyards has delivered the third fast crew supplier (FCS) hybrid vessel to Purus, designed to provide low emission crew transfer services to the offshore wind sector.The vessels are fitted with 190 kW battery arrays that enable them to…

Seatrium Secures FPSO Newbuild Contracts from Petrobras

May 26, 2024

Seatrium has secured a contract from Petrobras, acting as operator of Atapu and Sepia consortiums, for the newbuild supply of FPSO platforms P-84 and P-85.With the contracts valued at approximately S$11 billion, these high throughput FPSOs will be deployed in the Atapu and Sépia fields…

North Star Inks Contract with Siemens Gamesa for New East Anglia THREE SOV

May 24, 2024

North Star has secured a contract with Siemens Gamesa to build a hybrid service operations vessel (SOV) bound for long-term charter at the East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm in UK.Cochin Shipyard has been confirmed to build the SOV of VARD 4 19 design for North Star’s growing fleet…

Cadeler Orders Third A-Class Offshore Wind Jack-Up Vessel

May 22, 2024

Danish offshore wind installation firm Cadeler has placed a $400 million order to COSCO Heavy Industries for the construction of its third A-class wind farm installation vessel, capable of transporting and installing seven complete 15 MW turbine sets per one loading…

Longer-Endurance CTV with 'Sleep Aboard' Capability Unveiled

May 17, 2024

NAV Engineering (NAV), a subsidiary of Newport Shipping established in 2023, unveiled its latest Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) design, HybriNav35.At 35.4m long, HybriNav35 is designed to cater for increased endurance of up to two weeks, where crew will be able to sleep onboard the vessel…

Jan De Nul Orders Another XL Cable Layer

May 17, 2024

Offshore installation services company Jan De Nul has ordered another XL cable laying vessel (CLV), identical to the Fleeming Jenkin, which boasts ‘unrivalled cable-carrying capacity’.Like the Fleeming Jenkin, the vessel will be 215 meters long and can transport 28…

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