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21 Mar 2024

Rem Offshore Places Order for Next-Gen Subsea Construction Vessel

Rendering of Rem Offshore's ESCV (Credit: Rem Offshore)

Norway-based offshore vessel owner Rem Offshore and shipbuilder Myklebust Verft have signed a contract for the construction of an Energy Subsea Construction Vessel (ESCV) with a 250-tonne crane.The vessel will be delivered in 2026 and will be the first of its kind that can perform heavy construction work in both offshore wind and subsea with net zero emissions, according to Rem Offshore.The contract also contains an option to build one more vessel, the company confirmed.The vessel will be equipped with dual-fuel methanol engines in combination with battery packs.

29 Sep 2023

IWS Fleet Strikes Deal to Put Off Yard Payments for Offshore Wind Service Vessels

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Integrated Wind Solutions' subsidiary, IWS Fleet AS, has agreed with the shipyard China Merchants Industry Holdings to postpone equity yard installments of a total of 36 million euros on IWS Seawalker, IWS Starwalker, IWS Moonwalker, and IWS Sunwalker offshore wind service vessels up to one year, to strengthen the company’s liquidity position. The delivery schedules for IWS Windwalker, IWS Seawalker, and IWS Sunwalker vessels are unchanged, while IWS Moonwalker and IWS Sunwalker are moved forward by one month.

18 Sep 2023

Glamox to Illuminate Havfram Wind's Newbuild WTIVs

Credit: Glamox

Lighting solutions specialist Glamox has won a contract from the Chinese shipbuilder Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited to light Havfram Wind’s two new Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIV). These new vessels will be capable of installing the next generation of giant wind turbines with rotor blades of more than 300 meters in diameter. The interiors and exteriors of each Havfram NG-20000X-HF vessel will be fitted with around 3,300 Glamox energy-efficient LED luminaires, helping to ensure safe operations with a low carbon footprint.The two Havfram Wind jack-up WTIVs…

31 Aug 2023

SCHOTTEL to Propel Orca Class Heavy-lift Vessels

The new Orca Class heavy-lift vessels being built at China's Wuhu Shipyard for the Jumbo-SAL-Alliance will be propelled by SCHOTTEL ControllablePropellers (SCP).The four-bladed controllable pitch propellers type SCP 129 will feature an input power of up to 8,810 kW and a propeller diameter of six meters.Jumbo-SAL-Alliance is a commercial joint venture between German shipping company SAL Heavy Lift and Netherlands-based Jumbo Shipping. Their new Orca Class, which includes four firm and two optional vessels…

06 Jun 2023

Sperry Marine to Deliver Navigation Systems for SAL Heavy Lift's New Vessels

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Sperry Marine has secured the contract to deliver complete navigation systems including its VisionMaster Net bridge, NAVIGAT gyrocompass, and NAVIPILOT 4500N autopilot for four vessels under construction for SAL Heavy Lift at WuHu shipyard, China. Sperry Marine’s VM Net bridge system provides connected navigation and can be supported remotely, reducing the requirement for in-person service calls, the company said.According to Sperry Marine, VM Net is designed for simplified deployment and increased system availability…

31 Mar 2023

New Service Operation Vessel Arrives at Seagreen Wind Farm Base in Scotland

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A new service operation vessel (SOV) has arrived at Scotland's Montrose Port, home to Seagreen offshore wind farm’s operations and maintenance base, SSE Renewables, a partner in the offshore wind farm project has informed.The 82-meter-long Edda Brint has been designed and built to order for offshore wind operations at Seagreen, the world's deepest fixed-bottom wind farm.The vessel can accommodate up to 60 personnel in separate high-standard cabins, and features a motion-compensated gangway system enabling it to land on any kind of offshore facility.The Edda Brint…

09 Mar 2023

JF Subtech Charters Edda Savanah Vessel for IRM Services in North and Irish Seas

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Marine services provider James Fisher Subtech (JF Subtech),  part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has signed a charter agreement with Østensjø Rederi AS for the exclusive use of its inspection, repair, and maintenance (IRM) and construction vessel, Edda Savanah.JF Subtech will start using the vessel in April 2023 for work in the North and Irish Seas on IRM projects for JF Subtech’s customers, utilizing remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and multiple diving methods."The charter comes as the UK’s offshore energy industry faces supply chain crunches…

28 Feb 2023

Maersk Connector Cable Layer to Stay with Seaway 7 Until 2025-end

Credit: Andreas Mikkelsen / Maersk Supply Service

Maersk Supply Service's cable-laying vessel Maersk Connector has secured a contract to continue operations on behalf of Seaway 7 until December 31, 2025.The extension follows a successful first year of working on Seaway 7’s projects in both Taiwan and the United Kingdom, the shipowner said.The vessel first started cable-laying provision for Seaway 7 in October 2021, initially working in the North Sea at the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project. On completion, the vessel relocated to Taiwan to work on other Seaway 7 projects…

25 Jan 2023

Offshore Wind: IWS Fleet Orders Two More CSOVs from Chinese Shipbuilder

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IWS Fleet AS has ordered two more Walk-to-Work commissioning service operations vessels (“CSOV”) from China Merchants Industry Holdings Co., Ltd.The company said Tuesday that the two newbuilds would be delivered in the second quarter of 2025. Following the delivery, the offshore wind vessel owner will have a fleet of six identical Skywalker class vessels designed specifically to support commissioning works during the construction of wind farms, as well as supporting operations and maintenance during the lifetime of offshore wind farms…

20 Jan 2023

UK Defense Ministry Buys Offshore Construction Vessel for Subsea Cable, Pipelines Protection

The UK defense ministry has acquired a subsea construction vessel that used to work in the offshore energy industry. The vessel, Topaz Tangaroa, will undergo a period of military modification and will be used to protect subsea cables and oil and gas pipelines.The Topaz Tangaora, to be renamed as it joins the Royal Fleet Auxiliary fleet, is the first of two future undersea surveillance ships, and it arrived at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead. Thursday.Once operational, the ship will be used to protect seabed telecommunications cables and oil and gas pipelines. "The 98-meter-long, adaptable offshore patrol vessel – the length of Big Ben – will act as a ‘mother ship’…

05 Jan 2023

TSC, Offshoretronic in Offshore Wind Monopile Installation Collab

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OTSC Offshore Corporation (“TSC”), a subsidiary of CMIC Ocean En-Tech Holding Co., Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Spain-based offshore vessel and equipment design firm Offshoretronic.The MoU entails bringing together Offshoretronic's technical engineering experience in offshore wind transportation and installation, and TSC offshore equipment design and manufacturing expertise, with the goal of creating a solution that will improve the ways offshore wind farm monopiles are being installed…

28 Dec 2022

Keel Laid for Van Oord's Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Boreas

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A keel laying ceremony was held Tuesday for the wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Boreas, being built for the Dutch marine and offshore services firm Van Oord.The ceremony took place at the YCRO yard in Yantai, China.The Boreas will be able to operate on methanol and will be capable of installing wind turbines of up to 20 MW capacity. The vessel, ordered in October 2021, will be 175 meters long and be able to lift more than 3,000 tonnes.

27 Dec 2022

Edda Wind's New CSOV Launched in Spain

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On Christmas Eve, Spanish shipyard Gondan Shipbuilders inaugurated the Commissioning Service Operation vessel (CSOV) C491, built for Edda Wind.The new ship is a CSOV of similar design as the other six vessels being built at Gondan.These eight vessels, along with the two SOVs being built at Astilleros Balenciaga, comprise Edda Wind's expansion program, with all vessels planned for delivery by 2025.All eight vessels will be able to run on a hydrogen-based propulsion system based on the Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) concept.

23 Dec 2022

Solstad Offshore Secures $50,8M in Contracts for CSV Normand Maximus

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Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore  said Friday it had  secured letters of awards from multiple unnamed subsea contractorsfor the hire of the construction support vessel Normand Maximus for the execution of projects during 2023.The projects have a combined duration of at least 200 days, plus additional option periods.