Shipbuilding News


Vard to Design, Build Cable Layer for NCT Offshore

Mar 10, 2023

Shipbuilder and designer Vard, part of Fincantieri, said Friday that it had secured a contract to design and build a cable laying vessel for NCT Offshore in Denmark.The VARD 9 01 design vessel is designed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway. The hull will be built at Vard Tulcea in Romania, while the final outfitting, commissioning, and delivery will be carried out by one of Vard’s shipyards in Norway…

NYK's First Domestic CTV Named "Rera As"

4 hours ago

Last week  at the Wind Expo Spring 2023 in Tokyo, NYK announced the name of a crew transfer vessel (CTV) for the Ishikari Bay New Port offshore wind farm, for which NYK has a multi-year time charter contract with Siemens Gamesa.At the naming presentation with James Tham…

AAM Delivers Survey Vessel for NV5-Geodynamics

Mar 13, 2023

Bellingham, Wash. shipbuilder All American Marine (AAM) announced it has delivered a new research and hydrographic survey vessel for NV5-Geodynamics. The vessel was sea-trialed on Bellingham Bay, prior to shipping via cargo ship to its homeport of Beaufort…

NH3 FPSO Concept: Floating 'Green' Ammonia Production gets DNV AIP

Mar 10, 2023

An industrial-scale concept for a floating production unit to produce green ammonia has secured Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV, and the project is now ready to start the Basic Design phase.The NH3 FPSO concept is being developed by Netherlands…

Vard Wins Order to Build Cable Layer for Mystery Owner

Mar 09, 2023

Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri announced its Vard subsidiary has secured an order to design and build a new cable laying vessel for an unnamed 'international shipping company'.The ship will be built entirely by the Vard network, including the main systems and equipment…

27m CTV Hybrid Selected by HST Marine

Mar 03, 2023

BMT said its StratCat 27 CTV design has been selected by HST Marine, a Purus Company, as one of its CTV vessel designs for the expanding European offshore wind market. Built by Strategic Marine, four hybrid StratCat 27 Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) will be delivered in the first half of 2023…

Edda Wind Orders Four CSOVs from Fincantieri's Vard

Mar 03, 2023

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, through its subsidiary Vard, has signed a contract with offshore wind vessel operator Edda Wind, for the construction of four Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV). The first two vessels are expected to be delivered in Q1 2025…

Bleutec's 'Binary Marine Installation Solution' Earns AIP from ABS

Mar 01, 2023

Houston-based Bleutec Industries announced it has received approval in principle (AIP) from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the designs of its Jones Act compliant offshore wind farm construction solution.Envisioned as an alternative to wind turbine installation vessels (WTIV)…

Greece's First FSRU Project Starts with Conversion at Keppel

Mar 01, 2023

Work has begun to develop Greece’s first Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) at the Keppel shipyard in Singapore, with the conversion of GasLog’s DNV classed LNGC Gaslog Chelsea, recently renamed Alexandroupoli.Following conversion,…

Farra Marine Orders Seven New CTVs

Mar 01, 2023

Irish crew transfer vessel (CTV) owner and operator Farra Marine has expanded its fleet of CTVs after ordering another seven vessels from Singapore-based Penguin Shipyard International. The new CTVs are part of the WindFlex-27 series, and when…

HAV Design Becomes First European Firm to Design SOV for U.S. market

Feb 27, 2023

The Norwegian company HAV Group said Monday that its ship-design subsidiary, HAV Design, had signed a contract with Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding to construct a newbuild service operation vessel (SOV) destined for the Coastal Virginia offshore wind project in the U…

Crane for US-built WTIV Charybdis Heads to Texas

Feb 24, 2023

The crane for the first ever U.S.-built wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) is on its way to America.The 2,200mt Huisman leg encircling crane has been loaded onto BigLift Shipping's Happy Star for shipment to the Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville…

Edda Wind Daughter Craft for Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 13, 2023

Norwegian offshore service operation vessel provider and operator Edda Wind has launched the Boreas Worker daughter craft crew transfer vessel (CTV).The vessel, designed by Chartwell Marine, has been built by Alicat Workboats, on behalf of Astilleros Gondan…

HST Marine's Second Hybrid-Electric CTV Welcomed by British Maritime Leaders

Feb 10, 2023

Offshore crew transfer firm HST Marine has welcomed the arrival of its new UK-built hybrid-electric crew transfer vessel (CTV), HST Frances.The ceremony was attended by Nusrat Ghani MP, UK Minister of State (Dept. for Business and Trade and…

Gondan Shipyard Delivers Edda Boreas CSOV to Edda Wind

Feb 09, 2023

Norway-based offshore wind service vessel firm Edda Wind on Thursday took delivery of Edda Boreas CSOV from Gondan Shipyard. The vessel is the second of six sister vessels to be delivered from Gondan.The commissioning service operation vessel…

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