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Boatbuilders SAFE Boats, Diverse Marine Target US Offshore Wind

Aug 26, 2021

Boatbuilders SAFE Boats International and Diverse Marine are teaming up to build vessels for the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind market.For the past three years U.S.-based SAFE Boats has been working with U.K.-based Diverse Marine promoting SAFE Boat designs in European markets…

NOV to Design and Equip Cadeler's New WTIVs

Aug 23, 2021

NOV announced it has signed a contract to design and equip two wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) newbuilds for Denmark-based Cadeler. The new vessels will have the largest jacking capacity in the industry and will be able to transport…

Cenertech's New FPSO to be Built to ABS Class

Aug 18, 2021

ABS said Wednesday that the new FPSO ordered by China National Offshore Oil Company Energy and Technology Services  Company (Cenertech) to serve the Lu Feng 12-3 Oilfield would be built to ABS Class.The 100,000 DWT FPSO is the center of a development…

Northern Drilling Cancels Drillship Order with DSME. Seeks $90M+ Refund

Aug 18, 2021

Billionaire John Fredriksen-owned offshore drilling company Northern Drilling said Tuesday it had canceled a drillship resale contract with the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).In May 2018, Northern Drilling…

Harland & Wolff Names General Manager for Appledore site

Aug 10, 2021

Belfast-based shipyard Harland & Wolff has appointed a new General Manager, Tom Hart to its Appledore site.Harland & Wolff, famous for building the Titanic, is today a multisite fabrication company, operating in the maritime and offshore industry through five sectors: commercial…

Prysmian Takes Delivery of High-tech Cable Layer Leonardo da Vinci

Aug 09, 2021

Energy and telecom cable systems company Prysmian Group announced it has taken delivery of the 'unique' and 'record-breaking' battery-hybrid cable laying vessel Leonardo da Vinci. “Leonardo da Vinci is the most efficient cable layer in the world…

Shipbuilding: International WTIV Market Represents a $14B Opportunity

Aug 09, 2021

As of end-June 2021, more than 100 turbine and foundation installation and maintenance vessels will be required for offshore wind projects planned over this decade.More than 100 turbine and foundation installation and maintenance vessels will…

VARD Inks $118m Deal for Pair of CSOVs

Aug 06, 2021

Rem Offshore and VARD signed contracts for the design and construction of construction service operations vessels (CSOV).Two CSOVs with an option for two additional vessels were ordered by Rem Offshore with VARD. Two firm contracts for the firm…

By the Numbers: Eye on Guyana & FPSOs

Aug 02, 2021

According to Jim McCaul, Managing Director at IMA/World Energy Reports, Guyana has a huge appetite for FPSOs. Here's a brief 'by the numbers' look:The Stabroek Block covers 26,800 sq km containing multiple prospects and playsThere are 20+ discoveries…

Guyana in Focus: ExxonMobil Finds More Oil; FPSO Appetite 'Huge'

Jul 28, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has made another oil discovery at the prolific Stabroek offshore block in Guyana. This adds to around nine billion barrels of oil equivalent discovered over the past few years and paves way for future development.The discovery was made at Whiptail-1 well at the 6…

HFW Helps Shanghai Shipyard in $170M Drillship Case Dispute

Jul 27, 2021

Law firm HFW said Tuesday it had advised Chinese shipbuilder Shanghai Shipyard on a UK Court of Appeal win relating to a US$170 million payment under a shipbuilding contract for an offshore drillship.The Court of Appeal overturned an April 2020…

Kuwait Oil Company gets a new Oil Spill Recovery/Offshore Support Vessel

Jul 23, 2021

The 60m RAmpage 6000-ZM vessel Koc Al Zour, built by Uzmar Shipyard, will be the largest Robert Allan Ltd. design ever built in Turkey. She is designed and constructed as a modern double azimuth stern drive (ASD) and is the most capable multipurpose…

Offshore Wind & Shipping – Importance of Interplay Between Shipbuilding Contracts and Charters

Jul 16, 2021

While 2020 proved to be a challenging year for offshore oil and gas markets, the same cannot be said about offshore renewables, which saw substantial growth.'It is expected that a number of offshore support vessels (“OSVs”) and crew boats will…

Infrastrata Responds to Triumph Subsea Claims

Jul 05, 2021

Triumph Subsea Services last week said it had cancelled a letter of intent with Infrastrata related to the proposed construction of an offshore wind development vessel, and said it wouldn't build any vessels with Infrastrata or any of its shipyards…

Keppel, Sembcorp Marine in Talks to Merge Offshore and Marine Units

Jun 24, 2021

Temasek-backed Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corp and smaller rival Sembcorp Marine are exploring a potential tie-up which would see them combine their struggling offshore and marine (O&M) businesses after years of losses in an industry downturn…

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