Offshore

Offshore

EC-backed initiative to boost floating wind

The 13-partner NextFloat Project has been launched in Europe to hasten development of floating wind power. Coordinated by Paris-listed Technip Energies and backed by the European Commission (EC) under its Horizon Europe programme, the project has…

05.12.2022
Offshore

SOVs for Chinese wind market take shape

The first two service operation vessels (SOVs) for offshore wind parks in China had their keel-laying ceremony at the Chinese shipyard Zhenhua Port Machinery (ZPMC). The newbuildings of Ulstein series SX195 and SX197 are being built for energy…

02.12.2022
Offshore

Cecon Contracting enters construction agreement for cable vessel

Norwegian offshore energy industry services company Cecon Contracting AS has placed an order with Sefine Shipyard in Turkey to build a dual-fuel methanol-/battery-powered wind farm cable installation vessel. It is due to be delivered in the first…

25.11.2022
Offshore

Vallianz picks Ulstein design for heavy transport vessel

Vallianz Holdings Limited has contracted Rotterdam-based Ulstein Design & Solutions BV for the design of a new heavy transport vessel to operate in the offshore energy trades. The ship will be classed by Bureau Veritas. The Singapore-based company…

24.06.2022
Offshore

Viking picks Norfolk for US offshore wind safety hub

Denmark’s Viking Life-Saving Equipment has chosen to locate a new North American offshore wind safety hub in Norfolk, Virginia. The move comes as renewable power from the wind takes a prominent position in the Biden Administration’s energy strategy. …

20.06.2022
Offshore

Ulstein to design methanol-fuelled offshore wind vessels for Acta Marine

Netherlands-based Acta Marine has ordered two dual-fuel Ulstein SX216 construction service operation vessels (CSOVs), to be built at Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. The vessels will be the first to be constructed to the Ulstein Design & Solutions’ Twin…

17.06.2022
Offshore

Technology package for offshore installation vessel

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has signed a technology contract with Chinese shipbuilder COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore for an F-class installation vessel. The vessel will be delivered to the Danish service provider Cadeler in 2025. The contract is worth…

31.05.2022

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