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The UK-based high-speed craft and aluminium ship builder Wight Shipyard Co Ltd (WSC) is breaking into the wind farm support vessel (WFSV) market with the launch of its new Vortisea brand. The Vortisea brand, designed in collaboration with Australia’s Incat Crowther, is specifically geared towards European and UK wind farms, particularly those further offshore, WSC […]
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) to the design of OOS Zeelandia, a new semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) that, when built, will have the largest lifting capacity in the world, OOS International B.V. said. China Merchants Offshore Technology Research Center (CM-OTRC), the R&D center for China Merchants Industry Holdings […]
Sembcorp Marine has christened Sleipnir, Heerema Marine Contractors’ new semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) at its Tuas Boulevard Yard in Singapore. Sleipnir, named after the Norse God Odin’s eight-legged stallion, will soon leave for sea trials after which it will be delivered to Heerema. According to Sembcorp, two large cranes capable together lifting up to a […]
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 […]
Two Taiwan government agencies are considering making the use of Republic of China (ROC) flag vessels mandatory for certain offshore wind farm construction activities, according to Asia Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The Bureau of Energy (BOE) in Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs is expected to convene a meeting of developers, contractors and vessel operators later […]
Seacat Services has extended the vessel inspection agreement with Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC). The agreement marks the second year that SMC has been contracted to carry out the Marine Inspection for Small Workboats (eMISW) of Seacat Services' 14 vessels. According to the UK-based company, through the eMISW inspections, SMC ensures that each vessel continues to meet the […]
TenneT Offshore has issued a tender looking for providers of emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) and guard vessels with the associated crews. The tender is separated into two lots, with Lot 1 covering the provision of ERRVs and respective crews to support platform operations and ensure personnel safety offshore over the side or underneath the platforms. ERRVs […]
The Tokyo-based Penta-Ocean Construction Co. has taken delivery of Japan's first offshore wind turbine installation vessel, which is now ready for first work. Penta-Ocean Construction, who ordered the CP-8001 vessel from Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) in 2016, held the completion ceremony last week. According to the vessel designer GustoMSC, the delivery marks an important milestone […]
The Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) plans to start a new industry competition next month with the aim of reducing emissions and fuel consumption in offshore wind vessels. OWA is now calling on the industry to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the scope of the competition. The RFI is the first […]
Damen has signed a contract with High Speed Transfers Ltd (HST) for the delivery of a third fast crew supply vessel. HST Harri, which belongs to the FCS 2710 class that Damen unveiled in May 2018, is expected to be delivered in September this year. The FCS 2710 class is capable of carrying 26 passengers, twice more than […]
Seacat Services has installed Reygar’s BareFLEET monitoring system across its entire fleet of offshore energy support vessels.
Damen Shipyards Group has designed a new Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service accommodation and transfer vessel (SATV) with features that are said to ensure its suitability for operations in the developing offshore wind market in North America.
Jan De Nul has officially named its newest offshore installation vessel, Taillevent, in the Belgian port of Ostend.
Huisman Equipment has signed a contract with Japan Marine United Shipyard (JMU) for the delivery of a 1,000mt SWL Pedestal Mounted Crane for an offshore wind turbine installation in Japan.
China's Ouyang Offshore has launched its wind turbine installation vessel, OuYang 1, at Dayang Offshore Equipment's yard in Jiangsu, China.
The construction of Acta Marine’s third walk-to-work vessel and second Ulstein SX195 design is progressing well and has reached complete hull beam at Crist shipyard in Poland, the Dutch company said.
Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH and Ocean Breeze Energy GmbH have issued a tender for the provision of supply vessels for the Global Tech I and BARD Offshore 1 wind farms in the German North Sea.
Norway's OHT has signed a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) in Jiangsu, China, for the construction of a 48,000 dwt semi-submersible offshore wind farm foundation installation vessel, with options to extend the program with up to three vessels.
The walk-to-work vessel Stril Server, together with the crew transfer vessel Marieco Mariah, is currently working on cable commissioning works on wind turbine foundations at the Beatrice project site, in preparation for the installation of wind turbines.
Nexans Subsea Operations and Ulstein Verft have signed a contract for the construction of a large, DP3 cable laying vessel, to be named Nexans Aurora and delivered in 2021.
Manor Renewable Energy has completed the design phase and tank testing of a new 40-metre technician support vessel that the company plans to have built in 2019.
EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) and Van Laar Maritime BV have christened the new offshore wind multi-purpose and support vessel EMSWIND.
Acta Marine has officially named its new walk-to-work (W2W) vessel Acta Auriga at a ceremony held in Emden, Germany.
The new and updated edition of the Offshore WIND Vessel Directory will be launched at Seawork International in July: the Offshore WIND Vessel Directory 2018.
Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) has delivered the Longyuan Zhenhua 3 jack-up vessel to Jiangsu Longyuan Zhenhua Marine Engineering, a 50-50 joint venture between ZPMC and Jiangsu Longyuan Offshore Wind Power that will use the vessel for the installation of wind turbine components off China's coast.
Japan's Toda Corporation has, in collaboration with Yoshida Co., Ltd., launched a vessel designed for the installation of floating offshore wind turbines.