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LDA’s First Wind Farm Maintenance Vessel Launched

Oct 08, 2018

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group’s (LDA) first service operation vessel dedicated to the maintenance of offshore wind farms for the Danish giant Ørsted was launched in Turkey at the CEMRE shipyard, where the vessel has now entered the final construction phase.The new vessel, Wind of Change, is scheduled for final delivery early next year. It will be operated for Ørsted and will allow technicians to perform turbine maintenance at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 & 2 and Gode Wind 1 & 2 wind farms off Germany…

Acta Centaurus Supports Deutsche Bucht

Jul 17, 2019

Netherlands-based workboat provider Acta Marine said that its new walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus with SMST equipment in Deutsche Bucht has carried out first operations.Acta Centaurus has now been working for 1.5 months at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm…

Bourbon Advises of General Waiver Renewal with Lenders

Jan 03, 2019

Bourbon has announced the renewal of the general waiver with its leasers and debt holders representing the majority of the group’s debt, thus allowing it to suspend the payments of its loans and debt.According to Bourbon, the waiver allows it to stay focused on its operational priorities…

Damen: New Fast Crew Supplier for US Market

Nov 26, 2018

Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled a new vessel design geared toward the developing offshore wind market in North America: the Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service accommodation and transfer vessel (SATV).The new design builds on Damen designs…

Four New Crew Boats for Allianz

Nov 15, 2018

Damen Shipyards Group has delivered four new Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2610 to Allianz Middle East Ship Management. The four vessels will undertake work in the ADMA oil field in Abu Dhabi, providing logistics services and safe crew transfer…

Sixth Anchor Handler Delivered to CBO

Nov 02, 2018

Brazilian shipping company Grupo CBO has taken delivery of the final vessel in a series of six Brazilian-built anchor-handlers.The half dozen anchor-handling vessels are of the Havyard 843 design by Norway's Havyard Design & Solutions, which…

Cautious Consolidation for OSV Companies Brings Market Change

Oct 30, 2018

Will a rising tide in the offshore oil markets float all the boats? In the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, that remains to be seen.Offshore services, exploration and production are on a roll. In early October, yet another business combination of big drillers was announced…

Seacat Services Eyes Growing Offshore Wind Market

Oct 29, 2018

U.K. based offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services said it has seen unprecedented growth in demand for crew transfer vessel (CTV) services across 2018 in offshore wind.The fourth quarter of 2018, is, atypically, seeing surging demand for offshore wind crew transfer…

Shell Netherlands CEO Christens Wagenborg's W2W Vessel

Oct 29, 2018

The second Walk to Work vessel in the fleet of Wagenborg Offshore was unveiled on the Nieuwediepkade in the port of Den Helder. The Walk to Work Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel Kasteelborg was christened by Mrs. Marjan van Loon, CEO Shell Netherlands…

Gulf Island Shipyards Sues Hornbeck Offshore

Oct 08, 2018

Gulf Island Shipyards (GIS) has sued Hornbeck Offshore over what it says is the wrongful termination of two shipyard construction contracts for the final two vessels in the company's fifth offshore support vessel (OSV) newbuild program earlier this year…

OOS Serooskerke Undocked at CMHI Jiangsu

Oct 02, 2018

China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) Jiangsu shipyard has undocked OOS Serooskerke, OOS International's newest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV).'The undocking operation was complex because of the limited water depth in the dry dock,' said a press release from the company…

Chartwell Unveils New Crew Transfer Vessel Design

Sep 25, 2018

Chartwell Marine announced the launch of the Chartwell 24, a brand-new crew transfer vessel (CTV) design for the international offshore wind markets. The catamaran design has been developed in conjunction with CTV operators, wind farm owners and turbine manufacturers…

Ampelmann Wins Five North Sea Contracts

Sep 24, 2018

Offshore access solutions provider Ampelmann said it has won five new contracts for its Walk to Work (W2W) solutions in the offshore wind market over the course of September. These projects will see two A-type and three E-type systems installed on vessels operating in the North Sea…

Horizon Maritime Adds Tidewater OSV to Its Fleet

Sep 18, 2018

As momentum continues to slowly ramp up in the offshore sector, Horizon Maritime said it has grown its fleet with the addition of another multifunctional offshore support vessels (OSV) from Houston-based Tidewater Marine.The new vessel, Tidewater Enabler…

ESVAGT Orders Two SOVs from Havyard

Sep 17, 2018

Danish shipowner ESVAGT and offshore wind farm developer MHI Vestas have sealed long-term contracts for the delivery of two new service operation vessels (SOVs) for separate wind farms off the Netherlands and the U.K.The wind farm service vessels will work the fields Borssele 3-4…

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