Offshore Construction Vessel News


First US-built WTIV Charybdis Launched

Apr 15, 2024

The United States' first Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), Charybdis, was launched into the water at the Seatrium AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, Texas.The 472-foot WTIV—the first and only to be constructed in the U.S.—is being built for Blue Ocean Energy Marine, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, who announced the milestone on Monday. Welding of the ship's hull and commissioning of the vessel's four legs and related jacking system has been completed…

Cadeler Wins Wind Turbine Install Work in the Polish Baltic Sea

May 14, 2024

Danish offshore wind installation company Cadeler reports it has secured vessel reservation agreements with both MFW Bałtyk II Sp. z.o.o. and MFW Bałtyk III Sp. z.o.o., each a joint venture project owned 50% by Equinor and 50% by Polenergia…

VARD to Build Hybrid Ocean Energy Construction Vessel for Island Offshore

May 08, 2024

VARD announced it has been awarded a contract to design and build a hybrid power Ocean Energy Construction Vessel (OECV) for the Norwegian shipping group Island Offshore. The deal includes options for two more vessels.The vessel, to be named Island Evolution…

Wärtsilä Lifecycle Agreement for Installation Vessel Green Jade

Apr 02, 2024

Wärtsilä reports it has signed a long-term Guaranteed Asset Performance agreement with CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering Co Ltd (CDWE), a joint venture between CSBC Corporation and DEME Offshore. The agreement covers CDWE’s new 216 meters-long installation vessel…

Hanwha Ocean Lays Keel for Cadeler WTIV Wind Maker

Mar 06, 2024

South Korean shipbuilder Hanwha Ocean has laid the keel for Cadeler’s newbuild wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), Wind Maker.The vessel was ordered in 2021 by Eneti, which was acquired by Denmark-based Cadeler in 2023. The vessel was to be named Nessie under previous ownership…

Yantai Dual-fuel Methanol WTIV Design Receives ABS Approval

Feb 21, 2024

Classification society ABS reports it has issued approval in principle (AIP) to Chinese shipbuilder Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd. for its design of a dual-fuel methanol, heavy-duty, offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV).The WTIV…

Cadeler and Eneti Complete Merger

Dec 21, 2023

Cadeler and Eneti have officially completed their merger, creating a leading offshore wind installation company.The New York- and Oslo-listed group will be named Cadeler and be headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, with offices across the world in Denmark…

Huisman to Upgrade Offshore Mast Crane on Heerema's Aegir Vessel

Nov 24, 2023

Dutch crane manufacturer Huisman has secured a contract to upgrade the offshore mast crane onboard Heerema Marine Contractors' Aegir offshore installation vessel.'This significant project will enhance the second main hoist capacity from 2,000mt to an impressive 3…

Damen Wins Order to Build Vessel for Taiwan Offshore Wind Market

Nov 24, 2023

Japan-based Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, (MOL)  and Taiwan-based Ta Tong Marine Co. have through their joint venture Ta San Shang Marine Co. Ltd. (TSSM), signed a deal with the Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards for the construction of a new service operation vessel (SOV)…

Cadeler Secures Loan to Fund Offshore Wind Vessel Construction & Upgrades

Nov 15, 2023

Danish offshore wind installation services company Cadeler said Monday it had entered into an unsecured green loan facility with HSBC. The purpose of the loan facility is, among others, to fund Cadeler’s construction of the X-class and F-class…

DOF Group Secures Skandi Acergy Charter, Adds Maersk Installer to Fleet

Nov 15, 2023

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF Group has secured a long-term charter for one of its construction vessels and has agreed to add another construction vessel to its fleet via a two-year charter.First, DOF said that it had secured a charter…

F&G and OIM Wind Introduce WTIV Designed for Next-gen Offshore Wind Turbines

Oct 30, 2023

Naval architecture and engineering firm Friede & Goldman (F&G) and OIM Wind Ltd on Monday announced the FO-146 Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV). 'The FO-146 is based on F&G’s WindSetter Class WTIVs.  It combines the industry’s latest…

VIDEO: Allseas Inaugurates New Barge for Shallow-water Offshore Construction

Oct 27, 2023

Offshore installation services firm Allseas has inaugurated 'Sandpiper', its new barge for shallow water offshore construction activities.Allseas said Thursday that the 170-meter barge was inaugurated this week in Singapore with a special ceremony after several upgrading activities in 2022/2023…

Lloyd's Register to Classify Methanol-Ready North Star CSOVs

Oct 27, 2023

Lloyd's Register (LR) will classify two methanol-ready Commissioning Service Operations Vessels (CSOVs) being built by VARD for the UK-based offshore vessel operator North Star.'The new tonnage will increase North Star’s offshore wind capabilities…

Solstad Offshore Secures Contract Extensions for Three Vessels

Oct 04, 2023

The Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured contract extensions for three of its offshore vessels.Equinor has declared the last contractual yearly option for the AHTS “Normand Ferking”. With the declaration of this option…

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