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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.

23 August 2017 Vessels

Esbjerg Shipyard in Denmark will build the first ordered ESNA Sea Puffin Surface Effect Ship (SES) Daughter Craft, to be delivered in early 2018 to WindPartner, an independent shipowner and ship manager based in Kristiansand, Norway.

22 June 2016

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 […]

5 November 2015 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Statkraft has entered into an initial six month charter agreement, with a longer-term extension option, to use the WaveCraft, operated by Tidal Transit, to transport its O&M turbine technicians into its Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm field. The 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is located from 9-17 miles off the coast of North Norfolk […]

15 September 2015 Vessels

Statkraft has entered into an initial six month charter agreement with Tidal Transit to use the WaveCraft to transport its O&M turbine technicians into its Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm field. The 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is located from 9-17 miles off the coast of North Norfolk in the southern North Sea, and […]

3 September 2015

Tidal Transit Limited has entered into a Ship Management contract with Umoe Unda to be the UK operator of their Surface Effect Ship. Umoe Firmus is a WaveCraft, which uses an air cushion between its catamaran hulls to lift 80% of the vessel out of the water. The small draught that this creates provides the […]

17 June 2015 Vessels

Today, the Carbon Trust hosted the first UK demonstration of a new vessel designed to reach offshore wind farms more cheaply and easily. The Wave Craft, developed by Norwegian shipbuilder Umoe Mandal with support from the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), was put through its paces at Seawork International 2015 in Southampton. Umoe Mandal's […]

20 May 2015

Tuco Marine Group will supply its 11m ProZero Wind Farm Service Vessel daughter crafts to the two Ulstein X-stern vessels ordered by the German based Bernhard Schulte affiliate WINDEA Offshore GmbH. The daughter crafts, to be delivered in Q2 and Q3 2016, is from the newly developed ProZero series. The hull design is based on […]

27 February 2015 Vessels

The first Wave Craft vessel has been christened and is now undergoing sea trials outside the yard in Mandal. Owned by Umoe Wind and built by Umoe Mandal, the vessel, Umoe Ventus, was christened by CEO Jens Ulltveit- Moe’s wife earlier this month. If everything goes as planned, the vessels will head out to Dong […]

6 May 2014 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Nauti-Craft will début its latest prototype vessel 2Play at Seawork 2014 on berth V38. The vessel is a first-of-its-kind 8 meter catamaran. At its core is the Nauti-Craft marine suspension system combined with the unique Deck Attitude Control System (D.A.C.S), which actively adjusts and maintains the vertical attitude of the deck to facilitate crew access […]

22 October 2013

Umoe Mandal AS has signed contract for the first UM Wave Craft – the next generation offshore wind service vessel. Customer is Umoe AS. The vessel will be delivered January 2015. The vessel concept is entirely developed by Umoe Mandal. It is based on the same Surface Effect Ship technology that has brought the Oksøy- […]

22 March 2013

Three more Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Suppliers are on their way to Maritime Craft Services (Clyde) Ltd and are expected to arrive in Europe in early May. Based in Largs, Ayrshire, MCS ordered the three Twin Axe FCS 2610, just months after taking delivery of its first two catamarans. All of the vessels are […]

22 November 2012 Business & Finance

A well-established Scottish maritime company has taken delivery of a second Twin Axe Design offshore wind farm support vessel. MCS Pampero, sister vessel to MCS Sirocco which joined the fleet in June, was handed over to Maritime Craft Services in Singapore and will go straight to work in NW Europe from mid-December. They join crew […]

25 June 2012

A LEADING Scottish maritime services company has taken delivery of a new offshore wind farm support vessel, further demonstrating its intent to be a major player in the burgeoning worldwide renewables sector. And today (Monday June 25) Maritime Craft Services’ MSC Sirocco  goes straight into service, working on the Thornton Bank Offshore Wind Project in […]

17 May 2012

Incat Crowther announced the launch of ASP Tyne and ASP Thames, two 18 metre Catamaran Wind Farm Service Craft. ASP Tyne and ASP Thames were constructed by Topaz Marine at their Abu Dhabi yard in the UAE, and will be delivered to ASP Holdings in the UK. ASP Tyne and ASP Thames are the latest […]

12 December 2011

Since the Chester airfield opening APEM has expanded its fleet with a fourth aircraft. Scientists at the Chester airfield will use the aircraft to gather data for environmental surveys. These provide greater insights into the land or water below than more conventional methods could yield. G-GIGA, the latest Vulcanair P68C, is fitted with an RCD […]

24 November 2011 Technology

Scottish boatbuilder, Buckie Shipyard on the Moray Firth have entered an agreement with Veecraft Marine of Capetown SA to be the UK builder of the Teknicraft design of Wind Farm Service Vessels. The design is a foil assisted catamaran using the proven hull form by Nic de Waal of the New Zealand firm Teknicraft Design, […]

26 September 2011 Business & Finance

IN 1997, after more than 35 years in the boat building industry, Clive Jeffery was facing redundancy.   By Ross Findon (iwcp) [mappress] Source: iwcp, September 26, 2011

14 September 2011

Floating hotels and sea-going hovercraft capable of safely ferrying maintenance teams to the UK's next generation of offshore wind farms... By James Murray (businessgreen) [mappress] Source: businessgreen, September 14, 2011

8 March 2011 Technology

Griffon Hoverwork has designed a brand new craft, the 2450TD, with significant design input from the Swedish Coastguard. The 2450TD is based on the popular 2400TD design but, as the Coastguard wanted to transport their snowmobiles, the dimensions and payload of the craft were increased. These vessels are being marketed for work with offshore wind […]

27 December 2010

A bill requiring utilities to enter into long-term purchasing agreements for wind-generated power is in the works for the 2011 General Assembly, with supporters and opponents getting ready to air the issue. Prince George's County Sen. Paul Pinsky and Montgomery County Del. Tom Hucker, both Democrats, are planning to refile legislation similar to the ones […]

11 June 2019 Vessels

The UK-based Chartwell Marine has won a contract to design a low-emission hybrid catamaran to be deployed in New England, the U.S. According to Chartwell, the vessel order comes as new industries such as offshore wind emerge in the U.S. and next-generation hybrid crafts are necessary for operators to begin to adapt to stringent emissions regulations. The 65ft […]

2 May 2019 Business & Finance

The offshore wind industry is gearing up for growing use of helicopters and drones as more than 50% of turbines consented or planned in Europe are over 250m tall, according to RenewableUK. RenewableUK’s latest Project Intelligence report shows that those projects, all located in UK waters, will mainly use turbines over 280m tall, while the […]

24 April 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) operators are driving for more transparency around vessel performance as the market seeks to ‘level the playing field’ in offshore wind support, according to Reygar. Operators including Seacat Services, CWind, Tidal Transit, High Speed Transfers, and Maritime Craft Services have found that taking data monitoring into their own hands through the […]

4 March 2019 Ports & Logistics

Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS) are set to be upgraded to give pilots between 6 and 30 seconds of additional warning of a potential collision with an obstacle, terrain or water, according to HeliOffshore. Plans to implement the upgrades have been formulated as a result of HeliOffshore’s collaborative efforts involving aircraft manufacturers, operators, and regulators, […]

4 February 2019

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