Shipbuilding News


Senesco Launches New CTV for WindServe Marine

Nov 09, 2023

Senesco Marine on Wednesday launched a new Jones-Act-compliant crew transfer vessel (CTV), WindServe Journey.WindServe Marine, a sister company to the North Kingstown, R.I. shipbuilder—both part of the Reinauer Group—will operate the CTV to serve the U…

ABS Approves New FPSO Newbuild Hull Design Concept

Nov 08, 2023

Classification society ABS announced it has granted approval in principle (AIP) for a the Sterling Streamline, a next generation concept design for large floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) newbuild hulls from India's Shapoorji Pallonji Energy (SPE)…

ABS Launches Offshore Structural Health Monitoring Notation

Nov 06, 2023

ABS and Singapore-based shipyard Seatrium Limited have achieved the assignment of a structural health monitoring notation for a self-elevating drilling unit (SEDU).ADMARINE 686 is the world’s first SEDU to receive the ABS SMART (SHM) Notation…

First Steel Cut for Bernhard Schulte Offshore's New CSOV

Nov 01, 2023

The steel-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for the first of two TWIN X-STERN CSOV vessels for Bernhard Schulte Offshore in CRIST, Poland.The vessel's hull will take shape in Gdynia before being transported to Ulstein Verft for further outfitting…

Offshore Wind: Newly Formed Consortium Orders Two CSOVs from VARD

Oct 23, 2023

The Windward Offshore consortium said Monday it had ordered two state-of-the-art Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV) from VARD to 'establish a sturdy basis for its maritime asset services focusing on bolstering the burgeoning offshore wind industry…

Will Floating Offshore Wind Drive a Shipbuilding Boom?

Oct 17, 2023

Will the emergence of a floating offshore wind industry drive demand for newbuilds? When would these new vessels be needed? And will there enough qualified mariners to crew them? Philip Lewis, director of research at Intelatus Global Partners, weighs in.See the full video interview here.

Hornbeck Offshore Services to Complete Ultra-High-Spec MPSVs After Legal Settlement

Oct 10, 2023

U.S.-based offshore vessel operator Hornbeck Offshore Services confirmed Monday it had reached a final settlement agreement with the surety (the “Surety”) for two Multi-Purpose Support Vessels (MPSVs) that had been under construction at Gulf Island Shipyards…

Incat Crowther to Design 60-Meter FSIVs

Oct 09, 2023

Incat Crowther has been commissioned by Singaporean shipbuilder Lita Ocean to design three new ABS-Classed monohull fast support intervention vessels (FSIVs) for Zamil Offshore. The new 60-metre FSIVs will assist Zamil Offshore with the efficient and safe transport of cargo…

Penta-Ocean's New Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Set for Japan Debut

Oct 06, 2023

Singapore-based PaxOcean has recently delivered an offshore wind turbine installation vessel, CP-16001, to Penta–Ocean Construction Co. Ltd. (Penta-Ocean) in Batam, Indonesia.The offshore installation vessel is 123 meters long, 45 meters wide…

ABS AIP for Floating Offshore Nuclear Power Barge

Oct 03, 2023

A design for a floating offshore nuclear power barge from HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company, Inc. (KEPCO E&C) received approval in principle (AIP) from ABS.Project collaborators include ABS…

Jan De Nul Orders Offshore Cable Layer with Record-Breaking Capacity

Oct 02, 2023

Offshore installation services company Jan De Nul has ordered an extra-large cable-laying ship with an 'unrivaled' cable-carrying capacity from China's CMHI Haimen shipyard.The vessel, to be named Fleeming Jenkin, will have a cable-carrying capacity of 28…

IWS Fleet Strikes Deal to Put Off Yard Payments for Offshore Wind Service Vessels

Sep 29, 2023

Integrated Wind Solutions' subsidiary, IWS Fleet AS, has agreed with the shipyard China Merchants Industry Holdings to postpone equity yard installments of a total of 36 million euros on IWS Seawalker, IWS Starwalker, IWS Moonwalker, and IWS Sunwalker offshore wind service vessels up to one year…

QatarEnergy Orders 17 Ultra-Modern LNG Carriers for $3.9 Billion

Sep 27, 2023

Qatari oil and gas company QatarEnergy has ordered 17 'ultra-modern' LNG carriers from South Korea's HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).The deal, signed at a ceremony in Seoul, is valued at 14.2 billion Qatari Riyals (currently around $3,9 billion)…

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…

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Cuts Steel for Crowley-ESVAGT Jones Act SOV

Sep 21, 2023

Sturgeon Bay, Wis. shipyard Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding on Wednesday began construction on a 289-foot service operation vessel (SOV) for a Crowley-ESVAGT joint venture that will house and transport technicians to maintain U.S. offshore wind farms…

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