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First Low-Carbon Floating Wind Installation Vessel Gets UK Funding

Jan 29, 2024

The UK government has awarded funding to a consortium led by Morek Engineering to design a new class of low-carbon installation vessel for the floating offshore wind market.The consortium, which includes Morek Engineering, Solis Marine Engineering…

ABC Engines to Equip Jan De Nul’s Largest Cable Layer Yet

Jan 26, 2024

Offshore installation services company Jan De Nul has ordered methanol marine engines from ABC Engines for its new cable-laying vessel Fleeming Jenkin with ‘unrivalled cable-carrying capacity’.The order includes four 7,200 kW engines and one 1…

Vard Delivers Ammonia-Ready Armada Vessel to Ocean Infinity

Jan 25, 2024

U.S. marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has taken delivery of the eighth and final ammonia-ready robotic vessel in the Armada series from the Norwegian shipbuilder Vard.Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam delivered the last 78-meter vessel in the series…

Tidal Transit Starts Works on ‘World’s First’ Retrofit E-CTV

Jan 24, 2024

Tidal Transit, a supplier of purpose-design crew transfer vessels for the offshore wind industry, has begun the design and engineering phase of a project to deliver what is said to be the world’s first retrofit electric crew transfer vessel (E-CTV)…

Ulstein Verft Cuts First Steel for New and Improved Nexans Aurora Vessel

Jan 24, 2024

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft and Nexans Marine Operations have marked the start of construction of a new DP3 cable-laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora in a steel cutting ceremony held on January 19, 2024.Four months after signing the shipbuilding contract…

Red Rock to Supply Cranes for New Nexans Aurora Cable Layer

Jan 23, 2024

Norwegian offshore crane supplier Red Rock has been hired once again by Ulstein Verft to deliver upgraded crane package for a new and updated version of the DP3 cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora.The cable-laying vessel will feature a split turntable on deck capable of holding up to 10…

Windward Offshore Orders Two More CSOVs from Vard

Jan 22, 2024

Windward Offshore has exercised its option for the design and construction for two additional hybrid commissioning service operation vessels (CSOV) from Vard.Windward Offshore, a consortium led by ASSC's offshore arm SeaRenergy Group in Germany…

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…

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