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CMHI Builds Alfa Lift

Jan 21, 2020

The construction of the 48,000 dwt semi-submersible offshore wind farm foundation installation vessel, Alfa Lift, is progressing at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) shipyard.CMHI has installed 78 out of 162 blocks in the dock of Offshore…

Hydroniq’s Coolers for Nexans

Jan 20, 2020

Norwegian shipyard Ulstein Verft has contracted the compatriot supplier of marine coolers for all types of vessels, Hydroniq Coolers, to deliver the seawater cooling system to the cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora.The Pleat coolers will…

Croatia's DIV Buying Norway's Kleven Shipyard

Jan 20, 2020

Croatian DIV Group is set to buy Kleven Verft, a Norwegian shipbuilding company specializing in the construction of offshore and cruise vessels.DIV, which owns the Brodosplit shipyard in Split Croatia, has signed an agreement to buy the Norwegian company based in Ulsteinvik…

Saint-Nazaire OWF Construction Begins

Jan 12, 2020

The first steel sheet of the electrical substation for the offshore wind farm (OWF) of Saint-Nazaire (west of France) was cut at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire.Ordered in August 2019 by Parc du Banc de Guérande, held jointly by EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge Inc…

Sentinel Marine Expands Fleet

Jan 07, 2020

Offshore support vessel operator Sentinel Marine has introduced the newest fleet of emergency response and rescue vessels in the North Sea – and help clean up the offshore environment.All eight ships recently built to order by Sentinel Marine…

GEV Pact with CIMC Raffles for 8 Vessels

Jan 02, 2020

Australia-listed Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has extended a letter of intent (LOI) with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore to build the CNG Optimum 200 ships.The extension is for six months through to 30 June 2020. The LOI is based on a firm order…

DEME Unveils First SOV for Offshore Wind

Dec 16, 2019

Belgium-based offshore wind installation specialist Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME) has started building its first service operation vessel (SOV), which will be chartered by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) for work at three Belgian offshore wind farms (OWF)…

Wison Begins Arctic LNG 2 Project

Dec 11, 2019

Wison Offshore & Marine (WOM), the upstream oil and gas division of Chinese conglomerate Wison Group Holding, announced the fabrication of Arctic LNG 2 Project (ALNG2 Project) commenced in Zhoushan Yard.The module fabrication contract was awarded by Technip France S…

First Jones Act SOV Gets ABS Nod

Dec 06, 2019

Classification society ABS said it has granted the first Approval in Principle (AIP) to VARD for its design of a Jones Act service operations vessel (SOV).The AIP addresses a customized version of VARD 4 07 US SOV design, with primary functions including accommodation…

SBM Orders Two More Fast4Ward Hulls

Dec 05, 2019

SBM Offshore announced it has signed contracts with Chinese shipyards for the construction of the company’s fourth and fifth hulls under its purchase program for Fast4Ward newbuild multipurpose floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) hulls…

Semco Maritime to Upgrade Odfjell Rig

Dec 04, 2019

Odfjell Drilling and Semco Maritime signed a contract for preparation and modification of Deepsea Stavanger rig prior to its start of a nine-month drilling campaign for Total in the harsh waters outside South Africa.The semi-submersible rig…

AWT, Blount, Chartwell Sign Offshore Vessel Deal

Dec 03, 2019

U.S. offshore wind farm support company Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) has signed a multi-million-dollar, market-first order for two state-of the-art Chartwell 24 Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs), developed by Chartwell Marine.The vessels, to be deployed in support of new wind farms off the East Coast…

Havyard Group Taps Larsen as CEO

Dec 02, 2019

Norwegian offshore and fishing vessel builder Havyard Group said Gunnar Larsen will serve as interim CEO until the group finds a replacement for retiring chief executive Geir Johan Bakke.Bakke has been employed in Havyard Group since 2001, and he has been CEO since 2004…

OHT Bags Dogger Bank OWF Project

Nov 28, 2019

Norway-based heavy transport and installation contractor Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has been selected as the preferred supplier for foundation installation at the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm (OWF).OHT’s new build vessel 'Alfa Lift', designed by Ulstein…

Jan De Nul orders Offshore Installation Vessel

Nov 27, 2019

Six months after the offshore installation vessel Voltaire, Jan De Nul Group orders Les Alizés, a floating installation crane vessel from the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China.Together with the Voltaire, this new vessel will be in a super-size class of its own…

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