Van Oord invests in offshore installation vessel

Dutch offshore contractor Van Oord has ordered a large offshore wind farm installation vessel to further strengthen its market position in offshore wind. The jack-up vessel will be built at Chinese yard Yantai CIMC Raffles. The newbuilding can…


DNV targets offshore sector with new ABATE notation

FPSO owner, Altera Infrastructure, is the first offshore company to adopt DNV’s new voluntary ABATE notation, designed to assist owners of offshore assets to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The notation is being piloted on the FPSO, Petrojarl…


Havyard hands over sixth wind farm support vessel

The third and last in a series of HAV 381 service operation vessels has been delivered by Norwegian shipyard, Havyard Leirvik, to Denmark’s Esvagt. The vessel is the sixth wind farm service vessel that the Sognefjorden yard has built for the Danish…


ABS classes floating turbines for offshore wind farm

ABS has classed three semi-submersible floating units, designed by United States-based Principle Power, housing 8.4-MW MHI Vestas turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm. Europe’s first large-scale floating wind farm is sited 20km off the coast…


Aker Solutions to conduct FEED for Crown LNG project

Norway’s Crown LNG has signed an agreement with Aker Solutions to undertake the front-end engineering design (FEED) process for an offshore LNG terminal in India. The gravity-based structure will be located on the seabed 19km north-east of Kakinada…


Rystad expects surge in FPSO awards in 2021 and 2022

More newbuilding contracts for floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) are expected in 2021 as rising oil prices stimulate more offshore construction, says Norwegian energy research company Rystad Energy. More FPSOs were contracted…


WTIV design tailored for offshore windpark installations

Danish marine architect Knud E. Hansen has developed a new design for a wind turbine installation vessel of 155.4m length. The new Atlas A class vessel will be able to carry four new-generation 14-MW wind turbines and aims to achieve cost-effective…




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