Shipbuilding News


Penguin Marks Milestone Crewboat Delivery

Jan 22, 2024

Singaporean shipbuilder Penguin International Limited last week held a ceremony marking the delivery of a milestone vessel.The 40-meter aluminum crewboat, Pelican Breeze, is noteworthy for being Penguin's 100th newbuild vessel powered by Cat C32 ACERT main propulsion engines and Cat C4…

Longitude Engineering to Design Bibby Marine's New Electric SOV

Jan 18, 2024

Bibby Marine announced it has tapped Longitude Engineering to design its first-of-kind zero-emission electric service operation vessel (SOV).The 'eSOV' project, as the project partners are calling it, was first announced in September 2023 and recently awarded £20 million under the U…

Esvagt to Build New SOV to Service Dutch Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 17, 2024

Danish vessel owner Esvagt has secured a service contract with Vestas for Ecowende’s Hollandse Kust (west) offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, and started the process of designing and building the new service operation vessel (SOV).The newbuild will be the sixth purpose-built SOV for Vestas…

Outfitting Work Set to Start for Olympic's CSOV Built by Ulstein

Jan 15, 2024

The first of two methanol-ready newbuild Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) for the Norwegian shipowner Olympic has arrived at the outfitting yard of Ulstein Verft in Norway.The contract between Olympic and Ulstein was signed in…

Penguin Delivers CTV Pair to Northern Offshore Services

Jan 12, 2024

Northern Offshore Services (N-O-S) announced it has taken delivery of two new crew transfer vessels (CTV) from Penguin Shipyard in Singapore.The R-Class sister vessels, Runner and Responder, were officially handed over in 2023 and are now ready for operation in Europe…

Gulf Craft Delivers CTV for WINDEA

Jan 09, 2024

Franklin, La. shipbuilder Gulf Craft in December delivered WINDEA Intrepid, a new crew transfer vessel built for WINDEA CTV, a partnership between Hornblower Wind and MidOcean Wind.Designed by Incat Crowther and classed by Bureau Veritas, the…

Nakilat Grows Fleet with Six New LNG and LPG Carriers

Jan 09, 2024

Qatar-based energy shipping company Nakilat has placed orders to with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) of South Korea for the construction of six new LNG and LPG carriers.The order includes two LNG carriers with a cargo capacity of 174…

Strategic Marine’s Fast Crew Boats Enter Bruneian Market

Jan 08, 2024

Singapore's Strategic Marine has signed a shipbuilding contract with Bruneian Amarco for the delivery of its fast crew boats that will serve Bruneian offshore oil and gas sector.The collaboration marks a key milestone for both companies with…

St Johns Ship Building Delivers First CTV for WINDEA

Jan 05, 2024

Palatka, Fla. shipyard St. Johns Ship Building announced it has delivered WINDEA Courageous, the first of three Jones Act compliant crew transfer vessels (CTV) ordered by WINDEA CTV, a partnership between Hornblower Wind and MidOcean Wind.The…

Ulstein Inks Deals with JP Morgan for Offshore Wind CSOV Newbuilds

Jan 05, 2024

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft has signed contracts with J.P. Morgan Asset Management for offshore wind Construction Service Operation Vessel (CSOV) newbuilds.In 2023, Bernhard Schulte Offshore ordered the design and construction of two…

Samsung Heavy Industries Gets $1.5B FLNG Order

Jan 05, 2024

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a new floating LNG production unit worth $1.5 billion.SHI formed a consortium with Black & Veatch for the delivery of the new FLNG unit…

LR Greenlights Canadian Ship Recycling Facility’s Standards Compliance

Jan 04, 2024

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has certified Nova Scotia recycling facility, R.J. MacIsaac (RJMI), according to the requirements of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.RJMI has become first…

Eastern Awarded Contract to Complete MPSV Builds for Hornbeck

Jan 03, 2024

Panama City Fla. based Eastern Shipbuilding Group announced it has been awarded a contract to complete construction of two ultra high-spec 400 class multipurpose support vessels (MPSVs) for Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS).The newbuilds were originally started by Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma…

Chinese Shipyard Launches Cadeler’s Newbuild Offshore Wind Vessel

Jan 03, 2024

Cosco Shipyard in China has launched Cadeler’s newbuild vessel Wind Peak, designed to be able to transport and install up to seven complete 15 MW offshore wind turbine sets per load.The launching of Wind Peak is a critical milestone that marks the completion of the vessel’s hull…

Great Lakes' MARAD Title XI Financing Application Completed

Dec 22, 2023

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced its MARAD Title XI Financing application for its offshore wind rock installation vessel, the Acadia, has been updated to the 'completed' category, indicating the loan process is moving towards the final phase…

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