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Ørsted, Esvagt Sign Deal on Green Fuel SOV

Apr 08, 2022

Offshore wind developer Ørsted and vessel owner Esvagt on Friday announced an investment in what they claim to be the world’s first service operation vessel (SOV) that can operate on green fuels. 'The SOV will be powered by batteries and dual fuel engines…

SBM Offshore Confirms Giant FPSO Contract Award for Exxon's Yellowtail Project in Guyana

Apr 05, 2022

SBM Offshore, a Dutch company that designs, builds, installs, and operates FPSO units, has confirmed the receipt of a firm order from ExxonMobil for the fourth and largest FPSO to be deployed offshore Guyana.The FPSO will be designed to produce 250…

Green Jade Offshore Installation Vessel Launched in Taiwan

Apr 05, 2022

An official launching ceremony for the Green Jade DP3 heavy lift and installation vessel, the first such vessel built in Taiwan, was held at CSBC’s shipyard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.The news was shared by the Belgian offshore installation firm DEME Offshore…

Kongsberg Maritime to Equip Two More IWS' Offshore Wind Vessels

Apr 04, 2022

Kongsberg Maritime will supply integrated equipment packages for two more Integrated Wind Services' offshore wind commissioning service operation vessels, slated for delivery in H1 2024.IWS already has the two identical vessels on order for delivery in 2023…

ABS to Class Wind Turbine Installation Vessel, Feeder Barges Being Built for Empire Wind Project

Apr 04, 2022

The American Bureau of Shipping said Monday that the recently ordered wind turbine Installation vessel Sembcorp Marine is building for Maersk Supply Service would be built to ABS Class.Maersk Supply Service's vessel will be capable of handling the latest generation 15MW turbines…

Samsung Delivers Shuttle Tanker to Altera

Apr 01, 2022

Altera Infrastructure, formerly known as Teekay Offshore, said it has taken delivery of a new shuttle tanker from Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea.The 148,200 DWT newbuild, Altera Thule, was handed over to Altera on Thursday. The ship's…

Keppel Offshore & Marine, Sembcorp Marine Working on Merger

Mar 31, 2022

Keppel Corp's offshore and marine (O&M) arm and smaller rival Sembcorp Marine are working towards having an agreement over their business unification in place by the end of April, the companies said on Thursday.The companies had first announced…

XLCC to Order New Cable Laying Vessel

Mar 31, 2022

XLCC, the new high-voltage direct current (HVDC), renewable energy focused business in the U.K., said it has completed the concept design for a new cable laying vessel for planned delivery in the first half of 2025.The newbuild is slated to support the Morocco – UK Power Project…

Building a Battery Hybrid SOV is the Aim of Vallianz, Royal IHC MOU

Mar 29, 2022

Vallianz Holdings Limited entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Royal IHC to design and build a next generation service operation vessel (SOV) to support offshore wind farms.Designed by Royal IHC, the battery hybrid SOV will house advanced levels of integration and autonomy…

Offshore Wind: Empire Wind Taps Maersk to Build Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (VIDEO)

Mar 29, 2022

Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, awarded a contract to Maersk Supply Service for charter of its newbuild wind installation vessel (WIV). This vessel, together with US constructed barges and tugs built and operated by Kirby Offshore Wind…

Sembcorp Marine Bags Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Order

Mar 23, 2022

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine said Wednesday it had won a contract for the construction of a Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (“WTIV”).The company did not say who the client was. It said that the WTIV design was based on Sembcorp Marine’s in-house design in collaboration with the customer…

Integrated Wind Solutions Orders Another Skywalker-class CSOV in China

Mar 22, 2022

Norway-based offshore vessel owner Integrated Wind Solutions (“IWS”) has ordered two Walk-to-Work Commissioning Service Operations Vessels (“CSOV”). The vessels are scheduled for delivery in H1 2024 from China Merchants Industry, Hong Kong. Currently…

OSM to Supervise Construction of Ocean Infinity's Robotic Vessels in Norway

Mar 18, 2022

Maritime and offshore service provider OSM Maritime Group will act as Ocean Infinity's newbuild site supervision partner, for six robotic offshore vessels being built for Ocean Infinity in Norway, for its Armada Fleet.Four vessels will have a length of 21 meters and tow vessels of 36 meters…

AAM and Teknicraft's Jones Act CTV Design Gets AIP from DNV

Mar 17, 2022

Bellingham, Wash. shipbuilder All American Marine announced its 92-foot-long crew transfer vessel (CTV) concept design developed with Teknicraft Design has earned approval in principle (AIP) from classification society DNV.The Jones-Act-compliant…

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…

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