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SEACOR to Convert Four PSVs to Battery Hybrid Power

Jan 25, 2024

SEACOR Marine announced it will convert four of its platform supply vessels (PSV) to battery hybrid power in a move to enhance efficiency and slash emissions.The Houston-headquartered marine transportation firm said on Thursday it has ordered containerized energy storage systems (ESS) from Norway's Kongsberg Maritime for install aboard SEACOR Ohio, SEACOR Alps, SEACOR Andes and SEACOR Atlas.The four 278…

Olympic CSOV Completes Sea Trials

Jun 10, 2024

A new construction service operations vessel (CSOVs) being built by Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft for Olympic has completed sea trials.The newbuild, Olympic Boreas, launched from the dock hall at Ulstein Verft on April 6, is the first of two sister vessels for Olympic…

Siem Offshore Rebrands as Sea1 Offshore Following Chairman Exit

May 13, 2024

Siem Offshore has changed its name to Sea1 Offshore followong an ownership change that saw the company's founder and chairman exit the Norwegian offshore support vessel (OSV) firm.Kristian Siem, longtime leader of Siem Offshore, stepped away…

Siem Offshore Chairman Exits with Nine-vessel Purchase

Apr 10, 2024

Kristian Siem, founder and longtime leader of Siem Offshore, is stepping down as chairman of the Norwegian offshore support vessel (OSV) firm after reaching a deal to acquire nine vessels in exchange for his 35% stake in the company.The company…

Liquid Hydrogen SOV Concept Unveiled

Mar 18, 2024

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has unveiled a concept for a first-of-its kind service operations vessel (SOV) that runs on liquid hydrogen.The French-headquartered company said it has been working alongside Norwegian naval architecture firm Salt Ship Design as well as main equipment suppliers…

Østensjø Rederi Sells Multipurpose Vessel Edda Fjord

Jan 26, 2024

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Østensjø Rederi announced it has sold the multipurpose vessel Edda Fjord to an undisclosed buyer.The vessel was delivered to its new owners in Haugesund, Norway on January 24, 2024 and is now en route to embark on new projects in Brazil…

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…

Island Offshore Lines Up Long-term Work for Island Condor

Dec 28, 2023

Norwegian shipowner Island Offshore announced it has secured long-term employment for its offshore support vessel Island Condor, commencing in autumn 2024.'This is a fantastic Christmas gift for the company! We have worked purposefully to secure…

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…

DOF Charters Jones Act-compliant Vessel for Work in the Gulf of Mexico

Dec 13, 2023

DOF Group announced it has struck a deal to charter a Jones Act-compliant offshore support vessel (OSV) for work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The Norwegian-based company said it is time chartering Bordelon Marine's ultra light intervention vessel…

DOF Sells PSV Skandi Captain

Dec 13, 2023

DOF Rederi, a fully owned subsidiary of Norway's DOF Group, on Wednesday entered into an agreement to sell the 2004-built, medium-size platform supply vessel (PSV) Skandi Captain to an undisclosed international buyer.The vessel is slated to…

ABS Supports Edison Chouest with Sustainability Reporting

Nov 30, 2023

ABS is working with offshore support vessel operator Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) on its decarbonization journey with greenhouse gas inventory and sustainability reporting services. ECO has nearly 300 vessels.ABS specialists have been working…

Rem Offshore Nets Multiple Offshore Vessel Deals Worth $138M in Total

Nov 15, 2023

Norway-based offshore vessel owner Rem Offshore said Wednesday it had secured multiple long-term contracts for its vessels. 'The contracts have been signed on market terms and will ensure high fleet utilization in the coming years,' Rem Offshore said…

Equinor Extends Contract for Havila Foresight Platform Supplier

Oct 31, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has extended the contract for the Havila Foresight offshore vessel.Equinor exercised a one-year option for 2024, according to the vessel owner, Havila Shipping. Financial details were not disclosed.The oil firm has three additional options…

DOF Boosts IMR Capacity with 'Stril Explorer' Charter

Oct 06, 2023

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF has chartered the Stril Explorer vessel from Simon Møkster Shipping. The charter is a bareboat with a firm duration of 3 years plus 4 annual options. Financial details were not disclosed.'The vessel will be utilized on the recently awarded PIDF project…

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