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  • 28 November 2012

    Last week the first ‘Animal’ Multipurpose Catamaran was launched, the first ship in a series of high speed crafts. With this highly innovative support vessel for the offshore industry, VEKA Group has developed a very powerful workboat, specialized in transporting technical personnel and working material to and from wind farms. Every ship of this new […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    FlyShip, a Germany-based company which made news in 2016 with its novel (air)craft, has announced that it is about to receive its first order and will subsequently start producing first crafts of the FS-100 class. Upon informing of the upcoming order, FlyShip said it was looking at offshore wind crew transfer operations as one of the areas where its technology could be used.

  • 14 September 2012

    The Hellas Committee of Germanischer Lloyd (GL) met on Wednesday at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens. The annual Committee Meeting, now a longstanding tradition in its 35th year, very much reflected the mood of the industry, with great challenges foreseen for traditional markets, but opportunities on offer for those with expanding perspectives. The Chairman of […]

  • 20 July 2011

    J. J. Sietas KG of Hamburg is the first German shipyard to build an installation vessel for the erection of offshore wind farms. Siemens Marine Solutions will supply the appropriate diesel-electric propulsion and automation system as well as the medium voltage system for power generation and distribution. The order has a value of several million […]

  • 13 April 2011

    The Sea Asia conference and exhibition, Asia’s iconic show for the maritime sector taking place in Singapore this week, continued at a pace this morning with sessions on finance, the global LNG fleet, and a high-powered array of technical sessions. While visitors to the exhibition at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre continued to click […]

  • 22 August 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

      GC Rieber Shipping and the subsea contractor Technocean has agreed on a one year extension of the charter regarding vessel “Polar Prince”. The time-charter with Technocean for the subsea vessel “Polar Prince” has been extended to September 2012. The vessel is engaged in subsea operations related to installations of offshore wind farms in the […]

  • 21 March 2013

    In Harlingen, two newly-constructed ‘Twin Axe’ catamaran ships will be officially christened on Friday 22 March, at 11 AM. In the near future, these ships will be deployed in the completion stage of a large-scale wind farm on the North Sea, 90 km north-west of the island of Borkum. This off-shore wind farm is being […]

  • 29 May 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Technology, Vessels

    EWE Netz GmbH has commissioned the ShoreCONNECT power supply system in Cuxhaven which will mainly be used by vessels transporting Siemens Gamesa’s wind turbine parts.

  • 27 November 2012

    Ships and offshore units are specialist structures with high requirements for efficiency and availability throughout their entire life cycle. Many of the processes, from draft via production all the way to operation, can be supported by 3D models and computer graphics. How can the actual dimensions of a compartment be measured efficiently in case of […]

  • 19 January 2016

    ​Defining “industrial personnel”, such as workers transported on offshore service vessels, is among the topics on the agenda of the currently ongoing International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC). People travelling on these vessels are likely to have had specific training and abilities and may differ from ordinary passengers, therefore defining […]

  • 24 February 2012
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    M/V Sea Discoverer, which is part of the Comfort at Sea fleet, has been chartered for the world’s largest, offshore wind project, the London Array. With its capacity of 294 persons, the ship will be serving as an offshore floating hotel for technicians and project management. The M/V Sea Discoverer which has just finished a […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, R&D

    Plans to pin offshore wind turbines to the seafloor in the Atlantic Ocean has raised questions about potential risks to commercial shipping traffic, as vessels maneuver around the installations. To address this potential risk, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) scientists have developed an assessment of navigation safety risks, with support from the U.S. Bureau of […]

  • 25 February 2011

    International Shipping Partners Inc./ISP and Blue Water Shipping A/S have signed an agreement to market the ISP fleet of vessels to the offshore industry as floating hotel accommodation under the brand name “Comfort at Sea”. The agreement covers the extensive fleet of 23 ferry, cruise and hotel vessels managed by ISP, but initially Blue Water […]

  • 2 October 2013
    Operations & Maintenance

    OceanRusEnergy suggests its own solution to broaden the coverage of the network for Automated Information Systems (AIS) thanks to the additional sea-based Information System bases. Currently, Information Systems are based on sea lines, which put bounds to the coverage zones up to maximum 30-40 miles offshore. New e-Navigation concept assumes to introduce essentialy expensive new […]

  • 8 September 2011

      Development of Shipping and Ports Facilities will play significant role in supporting growth of ocean energy industry The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) in conjunction with the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) have published the first report on the future shipping and ports requirements for the Irish marine renewable energy industry. The study […]

  • 13 December 2010

    Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has been awarded the contract to supply the propulsion equipment for a new, state-of-the-art, research vessel. The vessel will be operated by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is to be built at the C.N.P. Freire S.A. shipyard in Spain. The NERC is the UK’s main […]

  • 5 November 2010

    Learning from operations and casualties is of great importance for state of the art rules and regulations, according to Rasmus Stute, GL’s Head of Department Service Vessels in a presentation at the Seatrade Middle East Maritime conference in Dubai. Rules and regulations maintain safety standards and keep up with technical developments and improvements to reduce […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Vessels

    The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the extension of the existing Danish tonnage tax scheme to additional types of vessels. 

  • 29 October 2012

    On the 17th and 18th October Niels Tolstrup and Jacob Kjærgaard from Blue Water Shipping visited Belfast office and inspected the finished D1 area that is to be used for the handling and shipping of foundations and turbines for the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind project in the Irish Sea. “D1 was handed over […]

  • 25 October 2012

    Thursday 18 October, the BaltShip started the transport of the world’s longest wind turbine blade from SSP Technology in Kirkeby, Denmark. With a length of 83.5 meters and a rotor diameter of 171.2 meters, the blade is by far the largest produced to date. Passing the blade by car at the speed of 50 km/h […]

  • 8 March 2012

    The shareholders of the Antwerp-based specialist in hoisting on the water Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors NV have ordered an extremely powerful, self-propelled DP2 crane ship from Korean shipbuilders STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. The vessel will be built in STX’s shipyard in Dalian and finished in Xiamen, both of which are located in the People’s […]

  • 21 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    A busy winter with plenty of passenger ships was followed by a spring in which special ships dominated the scene: the half-year report of Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven mirrors the current climate in German shipbuilding. “It’s a changeable market,” says Rüdiger Pallentin in a comment which also describes prospects for the coming months. And yet the […]

  • 28 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    KfW IPEX-Bank has arranged the financing for two offshore wind farm installation ships for the Norwegian shipping company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AG. The overall financing volume amounted to EUR 145 million. Of this amount, EUR 85 million was provided by KfW IPEX-Bank itself and EUR 60 million by its consortium partner Danish Ship Finance. On […]

  • 22 February 2013

    The new LeaderSHIP 2020 strategy to increase the competitiveness of European maritime technology was presented by Vice President of the European Commission responsible for enterprise and industry policy Antonio Tajani, together with SEA Europe, the European Ships and Maritime Equipment Association. The new strategy is the result of a close co-operation between the industry, the […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Training & Education, Vessels

    Early August saw an initial training session in the North Sea involving Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH’s new service operation vessel (SOV) Windea La Cour, chartered out to Siemens Wind Power, and the Northern Rescue 01 offshore rescue helicopter, Northern HeliCopter GmbH reports. The training was focused on the communication between the bridge of the SOV and the […]

  • 12 June 2014

    The Dutch maritime technology company Micanti has designed a 100% environmentally friendly antifouling foil. Its working is based on small fibers, which make it very unattractive for organisms to attach to the hull of a ship. The innovative nature of this invention and the successful launch of it within the global professional shipping industry has […]