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…


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. …


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…


Danish heavy-lift firm places crane order with Huisman

Danish heavy-lift specialist, BMS Heavy Cranes, has placed an order for a 3,000-tonne ringer crane with Netherlands-based Huisman. Delivery is due for the second half of 2023 and the contract includes an option for a second unit. The fully-electric…


Rebranded floating wind specialist to target venture capital funding

Vidi Energy, a rebranded FloatWind Ltd venture, plans to raise Series A venture capital funding later this year, as it prepares to develop its floating wind technology in various offshore locations. The initiative follows a successful seed funding…


Vard lands fourth SOV contract for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Fincantieri subsidiary, Vard, has won a contract to build a fourth Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for the UK’s North Star Group. The 78m-long vessel will be built to a Vard 4 12 design and is due for delivery from the shipbuilder’s Vietnam facility,…


Seaway 7 celebrates steel-cutting of next-generation WTIV

At China Merchants Heavy Industry yard in Jiangsu, Norwegian offshore support group Seaway 7 celebrated the steel cutting ceremony for its next-generation wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). The type GustoMSC NG-14000XL-G jack-up vessel, called




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