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DEME Group's DP3 offshore installation vessel Orion has left the COSCO Qidong shipyard in China to start the first series of sea trials. During the sea trials the vessel's performance will be measured and her dual fuel engines will be tested to their maximum power, DEME said. The 216.5-metre Orion will have the capacity to accommodate a […]
Turner Iceni's new crew transfer vessel (CTV) Iceni Revenge has completed its sea trials. The UK company bought the vessel, then named Don Quixote, from Vroon at the beginning of the year with plans to have it undergo full refits. Built in 2009, the 20m South Boat is re-engined with 1400hp MAN and Hamilton 651 jets […]
Sleipnir, Heerema Marine Contractors’ new semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV), has completed its sea trials and crane load tests. During the trials, Sleipnir reached a speed of 12.2kn, approximately 22.6km/h when fully deploying all eight thrusters, therefore reducing the transit time to projects, Heerema said. The vessel’s two 10,000t revolving cranes were also put to the […]
Ørsted’s service operation vessel (SOV), Wind of Change, has completed her sea trials in Turkey and is now gearing for her maiden voyage to Germany. Following the commissioning, expected in May 2019, the SOV will service the Borkum Riffgrund 1 & 2 and Gode Wind 1 & 2 offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. The […]
Acta Marine's offshore wind service vessel Acta Centaurus left Ulstein Verft in Norway on Saturday, 6 April, to start her sea trials. The tests carried out so far have been successful, according to Ulstein's project manager. The 93-metre vessel has a 3,200t load capacity, a 6m draft, and will provide accommodation for up to 120 persons. The […]
Ørsted’s service operation vessel (SOV) Wind of Change has commenced sea trials, according to the Turkish Cemre Shipyard. Once commissioned in May, Wind of Change will work in the German North Sea to service the Borkum Riffgrund 1 & 2 and Gode Wind 1 & 2 offshore wind farms. The SOV features diesel-electric propulsion and dynamic positioning […]
The Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Edda Mistral has left the Ria del Eo, Spain, to head towards the Port of Gijón where the vessel will complete her sea trials over the next weeks.
Van Oord's installation vessel Aeolus has wrapped up sea trials off the North Holland coast, marking the completion of the modification campaign that commenced in 2017. Now, the vessel is ready to start working on the Norther offshore wind farm.
DEME Group's cable laying and multipurpose vessel Living Stone has completed sea trials and will soon head to its first cable laying assignment at Hornsea Project One in the UK.
Njord Zenith, a 27m crew transfer vessel (CTV) built to a BMT design for Njord Offshore, has completed sea trials, reaching a top speed of 27 knots.
Acta Marine's walk-to-work (W2W) and service operations vessel (SOV) Acta Auriga has completed its sea trials. During the sea trials, the vessel was tested at maximum forward and backward speed, where the aftward speed featuring the X-Stern exceeded 12.5 knots and the registered forward speed exceeded 13.5 knots, Acta Marine said. In addition, the company said […]
Edda Passat, the first Service Operation Vessel (SOV) built in Spain, commenced sea trials earlier this month, after which the vessel will head to Ørsted's Race Bank offshore wind farm in the UK.
The Bretagne-based startup EOLINK has secured funds to install and test a 1/10 scale floating wind turbine prototype off France.
Bibby Wavemaster 1, Bibby Marine Services' service operation vessel (SOV), has completed her sea trials in the Black Sea and is getting ready to set sail to the Galloper offshore wind farm in the UK.
Seacat Enterprise, a 27-metre High Speed Utility Vessel (HSUV) built for the Cowes-headquartered offshore energy support vessel operator, Seacat Services, has started sea trials on Thursdat, 16 February, according to South Boats IoW, the builder of the vessel.
Sea trials have begun on two Falmouth-based pilot vessels which will provide data for the Innovate UK funded MOVE (Monitoring for Operational Vessel Efficiency) project. The MOVE system is deployed on the two pilot vessels, which have been made available by Falmouth Harbour Commissioners. Data will be collected whilst the vessels carry out their daily duties, […]
Maritime Craft Services' new crew transfer vessel, a 26m Typhoon class MCS SWATH 1, has begun sea trials, the company announced at this year's Global Offshore Wind event. The MCS SWATH 1, the 24th vessel in the company's fleet, will carry passengers and cargo to and from offshore wind farms. Managing director Menno Kuyt said: “The addition of this 100-per-cent-SWATH vessel expands […]
Yno 309, Ulstein's first wind farm service operation vessel (SOV) and the first of two ordered by Bernhard Schulte Offshore, left the yard for sea trials on Tuesday, 7 June, and the results so far are highly satisfactorily, the Norwegian ship designer and shipbuilder said. “We are underway in testing for speed and manoeuvring, and will […]
Norwegian ship designer and shipbuilder Ulstein has sent its first ever wind farm service operation vessel (SOV) on sea trials. The SOV is the first of two being constructed for Bernhard Schulte Offshore and chartered out to Siemens Wind Power Service. She will be deployed at the Gemini offshore wind farm off the Netherlands once delivered in the […]
Following the delivery of Maersk Connector, Marine and Towage Services Group Ltd. (MTS) reported that it had supported Damen during sea trials of its latest offshore cabling vessel. During comprehensive sea trials of the vessel in early 2016, the multi-purpose tug MTS Vigilant undertook anchor handling work to test the capabilities of the new vessel’s mooring […]
Offshore WIND's photo of the day: Seajacks Scylla on sea trials, which began this month. Seajacks Scylla went on her seatrials at the beginning of October, before being delivered to its owner by the end of the year. The vessel, built at Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) Geoje Yard in South Korea, is equipped with a 1500t leg-encircling crane, incorporates […]
The newest addition to the Dalby fleet, the Dalby Don underwent her sea trials this week. The Dalby Don is the 7th crew transfer vessel from Great Yarmouth builders Alicat Workboats. Colin Palmer, Dalby Offshore CTV Fleet Superintendent, said: “Alicat Workboats have truly pulled out the stops of this fantastic 23m CTV. I have skippered numerous […]
BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has completed sea trials for Njord Odin, the first of a series of advanced 26m wind farm support vessels (WSV) for Njord Offshore. These are the largest BMT designed vessels built to date. Njord Odin is 26.3m in length with a beam of 9.3m with each of the […]
Trearddur Bay wind farm support vessel has completed sea trials in the Solent, achieving 31 knots with 8 tonnes DWT. The vessel, which is BMT Nigel Gee's latest design for Turbine Transfers, has immediately started working for Dong Energy. Ed Dudson, BMT Nigel Gee’s Technical Director commented: “Trearddur Bay’s successful sea trails demonstrate BMT Nigel Gee’s ability to combine robust, […]
Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has successfully completed its first round of sea trials with its tidal energy platform, PLAT-O. The tidal energy industry has struggled with high costs for installation and maintenance but SME is demonstrating that by using its innovative platform which is moored under the surface of the water, these costs can be […]
Dalby Offshores latest jet vessels the 23m 'Dalby Swale' and the 21m 'Dalby Wharfe have a very successful sea trials offshore at Great Yarmouth both with a top speed of 32 Knots. Steve Bartram, Dalby Offshore Operations Manager said: "Both vessels have the revolutionary interceptor plate stability control system, the lowest noise levels recorded for […]