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Wind Turbine Maker Vestas to Hire First Asia-designed CSOV

Dec 15, 2022

Shipbuilder Marco Polo Marine's Taiwan-based subsidiary, PKR Offshore, has signed a deal with wind turbine maker Vestas Taiwan Co., Ltd, for the maiden deployment of its new Commissioning Service Operations Vessel (CSOV).The new CSOV, which will be able to accommodate up to 110 persons…

Great Ships '22: Deepwater Atlas, “World’s First Eighth-Gen Ultra-Deepwater Drillship”

Dec 13, 2022

Marijana Sosic, Manager, Technical Marketing at Transocean, discusses some of the outstanding features of the Deepwater Atlas – Built in Singapore at Sembcorp Marine's Jurong Shipyard and flying the Marshall Islands flag – and sister-ship Deepwater Titan…

Chinese Firm Takes Delivery of Offshore Wind Crew Transfer Vessel

Dec 12, 2022

Chinese company Goldsea Marine Offshore Engineering has taken delivery of a new Incat Crowther-designed catamaran crew transfer vessel. The Incat Crowther 32, built by AFAI Southern Shipyard in Guangzhou, has a large cargo zone and a maximum speed of up to 25 knots…

VARD Gets Funding to Develop Digitalized HVAC for Offshore Wind SOVs

Dec 06, 2022

Shipbuilder VARD has received 4,95 million Norwegian crowns (currently around $2,66 million) from the Norwegian Research Council to research the possibility of digitalized heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. These systems…

North Star Secures Funding for Offshore Wind Fleet Construction

Dec 06, 2022

UK-based offshore vessel operator North Star has secured a £140 million (currently around $171 million) financing package.The company, building a fleet of service operation vessels for offshore wind operations, said Tuesday it would use the…

EnCap Backs Houston-based Firm to Build Jones Act WTIVs

Dec 01, 2022

Houston-based Bleutec Industries, a company which describes itself as the builder, owner, and operator of Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessels, said Thursday it had secured 'a significant capital commitment' from EnCap Investments L…

Van Stee Offshore Orders Multi-purpose Workboat from Damen

Nov 30, 2022

Van Stee Offshore has ordered an 80-meter Multibuster 8020 ultra-shallow draught, multi-purpose workboat from the Dutch shipbuilder Damen.According to Damen, Van Stee’s Multibuster 8020 is the first of a new class that combines the key elements of Damen’s Multi-Cat and Shoalbuster workboat classes…

Windcat Orders Two Hydrogen-powered CSOVs from Damen Shipyards

Nov 29, 2022

Offshore crew transfer company Windcat said Tuesday it had ordered two hydrogen-powered Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (“CSOVs”) from the Dutch company Damen Shipyards, with options for further vessels.The “Elevation Series” CSOVs have…

Sangomar FPSO Gears Up for Topside Integration as Construction Phase Completed

Nov 29, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Woodside on Tuesday announced the completion of the construction phase for the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility which will be deployed at the Sangomar field offshore Senegal. This will be Senegal's first offshore oil production unit…

Vard to Build Second Cable Layer for Prysmian Group

Nov 22, 2022

VARD, a subsidiary of the Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri, said it has won a contract worth approximately €200 million ($205.3 million) to design and build a new cable laying vessel for Prysmian Group.Scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2025…

Cadeler Orders Second Hybrid Offshore Wind Installation Jack-up

Nov 22, 2022

Danish offshore wind installation services firm Cadeler has ordered its second F-class vessel, a hybrid design allowing the vessel to convert from being a foundation installation unit to a wind turbine generator installation vessel within a short period of time…

St Johns Ship Building Expands Capacity for Additional CTV Builds

Nov 18, 2022

Americraft Marine Group announced it is investing in its Palatka, Fla. based shipyard, St Johns Ship Building, to increase capacity for construction of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and other vessels to serve the growing U.S. offshore wind industry…

Edda Wind Orders Another CSOV from Gondan

Nov 14, 2022

Norwegian offshore wind service vessel firm Edda Wind has ordered another commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) from Gondan Shipbuilders, in Spain.The newbuild will be of Salt 0474 design, which is a further development of the Salt 0217 design and will be delivered in April 2025…

ABB's Shaft Generator System for Northern Lights CO2 Carriers

Oct 31, 2022

ABB will deliver the shaft generator system with permanent magnet technology for the first dedicated CO2-storage vessels ever to be built. The vessels will be constructed by the Chinese shipbuilder Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC)…

Surya Nautika Orders Four Crew Boats from Strategic Marine

Oct 25, 2022

Singaporean shipbuilder Strategic Marine on Tuesday announced it secured a four-vessel crew boat order from Malaysian operator Surya Nautika.Slated for delivery to the licensed Petronas contractor progressively from the first quarter of 2023…

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