Shipbuilding News


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…

MOL Gets ClassNK Blessing for Ammonia FSRU Design

Dec 22, 2023

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has been awarded an approval in principle (AiP) by ClassNK for a design of Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) for ammonia.The ammonia FSRU has been jointly developed by MOL and MHI Group’s Mitsubishi Shipbuilding…

Will 2024 be the Year of AHTS Recovery?

Dec 21, 2023

As 2023 is drawing to a close we would once again invite the readers of Offshore Engineer Magazine to gaze into our crystal ball to see what 2024 might have in store for the offshore support vessel industry. Before diving straight into our forward-looking sentiments however…

Fincantieri Lands $250M Order from Prysmian for New Cable-Laying Vessel

Dec 21, 2023

Vard, a Norwegian subsidiary of the Fincantieri Group, has signed a contract for the design and construction of a cable-laying vessel for Prysmian Group valued at $250 million.This is the third cable-laying vessel Vard is building for Prysmian Group after vessels Monna Lisa…

What Do MARAD Title XI Changes Mean for Offshore Wind?

Dec 20, 2023

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has recently announced an amendment to the Federal Ship Financing Program, commonly referred to as Title XI. The amendments have aligned the program’s financial requirements and tests with common current federal credit and maritime lending best practices…

Hercules Supply Orders MPSV from China's Fujian Mawei

Dec 19, 2023

Norwegian-registered Hercules Supply has placed an order for a new multipurpose offshore support vessel (MPSV) from Chinese shipyard Fujian Mawei.Slated for delivery on in the fourth quarter of 2025, the newbuild—a Z 4423 MPSV design from Norwegian…

China to Conduct Sea Trials for Its First Ultra-deepwater Drilling Ship

Dec 18, 2023

China will on Friday conduct sea trials for its first ocean research drilling vessel, capable of drilling at depths of more than 10,000 meters (32,800 feet), a key step towards beefing up the country's deep-sea oil and gas exploration capabilities…

MODEC and Toray Develop New FPSO Repair Technique

Dec 18, 2023

MODEC and Toray Industries have jointly developed a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) patch technique for repairs on Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO), and Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) systems.FPSO and FSO repair services provided by MODEC…

Edda Wind Secures Green Financing for Newbuild Program

Dec 15, 2023

Edda Wind announced it has entered into a green term loan facility agreement for the pre- and postdelivery financing of four new commissioning service operation vessels (CSOV) under construction at Vard.The agreement is a €161 million green…

Vard Confirms Cable Layer Order

Dec 15, 2023

Norwegian ship designer and builder Vard on Friday announced it has signed a contract to construct a cable laying vessel for an undisclosed customer. The value of the contract is between EUR 200 – 250 million.The vessel is designed by Norwegian company Salt Ship Design AS…

O&G Industry: 30% of Risks in the Construction of Ships Can be Avoided

Dec 14, 2023

If there is anything that offshore ships, e.g. for the oil and gas industry have in common, it is the complexity. Think about an offshore support vessel, a platform supply vessel and a rig support vessel - all complex ships and often one offs…

CCUS: Bernhard Schulte Orders Its First CO2 Tanker

Dec 14, 2023

Bernhard Schulte ordered its first CO2 tanker, a newbuild to be constructed at Dalian Shipbuilding Offshore (DSOC) and to showcase technologies designed to reduce its carbon footprint. Planned for delivery in 2026, the ship is committed to a long-term time charter agreement with Northern Lights…

CSOV IWS Skywalker Delivered

Dec 13, 2023

Integrated Wind Solutions (IWS) announced its IWS Fleet subsidiary has taken delivery of the new commissioning service operations vessel (CSOV) IWS Skywalker from shipbuilder China Merchants Industry Holdings Co., Ltd. (CMI).After transit to Europe…

FPSO Atlanta Prepped to Join Yinson Fleet in '24

Dec 13, 2023

Yinson Production officially named its latest addition to the fleet, FPSO Atlanta, during a naming ceremony held at Dubai Drydocks World on December 13, 2023.FPSO Atlanta has a production capacity of 50,000 BOPD and a maximum storage capacity of 1…

NOV to Supply Cable-lay Equipment for Nexans' New Vessel

Dec 12, 2023

NOV reports its Italian group Remacut has secured the cable-lay equipment contract for Nexans' new cable-lay vessel (CLV).Nexans Marine Operations and Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft entered into a contract in September for the construction of a large DP3 cable-laying vessel…

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