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Drydocks World Cuts First Steel For Dutch Wind Farm Substation

Image Credit: Drydocks World

Dubai's Drydocks World shipyard has cut first steel for the HVAC Transformer Station Topside, named Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Beta.This is the third such unit that Drydocks World will be constructing for Petrofac and end-client TenneT, and the second project for the HKZ offshore wind farm, as it is also building the Beta HVAC substation.

VIDEO: First Drone Delivery for World's Biggest Offshore Vessel

Drone delivering a package to the Pioneering Spirit vessel - Credit: Port of Rotterdam,

Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit offshore construction and decommissioning vessel last week provided a stage for what is believed to be the Netherlands’ first drone to vessel delivery.Mobilizing in Rotterdam’s Alexiahaven for upcoming platform removal projects, the 382 meters long, 124 meters wide vessel

Smith Named CEO of Fincantieri Marine Systems N.A.

Ryan Smith (Photo: Fincantieri Marine Systems North America)

This week marked the start of new leadership at Chesapeake-based Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, as Ryan W. Smith assumed the position as CEO for the company.Smith brings over 15 years of experience in program management and engineering roles with Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems, as well

Nauti-Craft, ST Engineering Working on Offshore Wind CTV

Illustration;: Credit - Nauti-Craft

Australia's Nauti-Craft and Singapore's ST Engineering Marine Ltd, the marine arm of Singapore headquarters ST Engineering, have signed a letter of intent to explore options of collaborating on crew transfer vessels (CTV) for the offshore wind industry.The project would look at ways to incorporate

SEAPLACE Relies on FORAN for Tug Build

Photo: SENER

SEAPLACE, a ship design and offshore engineering company relies on FORAN V80R3.0 for the conceptual, basic and details design of the recently launched tugboat, Caspian Fauna.In late April, the tug was launched at Turkey's Gelibolu Shipyard. It is an ice class 1D tugboat that will operate in the Caspian Sea.

MAN PrimeServ Expands Omnicare Concept

Christian Ludwig, Head of PrimeServ Omnicare at MAN Energy Solutions (Photo courtesy of MAN Energy Solutions)

MAN PrimeServ, MAN Energy Solutions’ service brand, has extended its ‘PrimeServ Omnicare’ concept from turbomachinery into the marine and power segments. This one-stop service solution now also focuses on maintenance that covers non-MAN as well as MAN machinery, including engines, turbochargers and related auxiliaries.

Johan Castberg FPSO Turret Mooring System Complete

Johan Castberg TMS Modules ready to sail away - Image Credit. SBM Offshore

Dutch company SBM Offshore has announced the sailaway of the last two modules for the Turret Mooring System built for Equinor's Johan Castberg FPSO which will, once completed, be deployed in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.The modules will be shipped to Singapore aboard a heavy-transportation vessel.

Malaysia Calls for Peaceful End to South China Sea Standoff

Haiyang Dizhi 8 seismic survey vessel; Image Credit: China Geologic Survey (File Photo)

Malaysia called on Thursday for disputes over the South China Sea to be resolved by peaceful means, amid a standoff between Chinese and Malaysian vessels that a U.S. think tank said had been going on for months.U.S. and Australian warships arrived in the South China Sea this week near an area where a Chinese government survey vessel,

Subsea 7 Scores 'Substantial' Offshore Wind Deal in Dutch North Sea

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Offshore installation contractor Subsea 7 has won a "substantial" contract for work on the first subsidy-free offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.The company has been tasked by Vatenfall to transport and install wind turbine monopile foundations and inner array grid cables for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 offshore wind farm project.

Dynamic Platform's Role in Reducing Superyacht Engineering by Months

Stefan van der Harst (Photo: C-Job Naval Architects)

C-Job Naval Architects has been an innovator across many maritime sectors, and now it has targeted the superyacht market, with recently published research claiming it can shave nearly five months off the 'time to market' for new superyarchts via its 'Dynamic Platform.'C-Job said this time saving can

Alewijnse Equips Mexican Patrol Boats

Mexican Navy’s POLA-class ARM Reformador (Photo: Alewijnse)

Alewijnse Marine has completed the electrical fit-out of the Mexican Navy’s latest vessel; the Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA) vessel ARM Reformador. Built at the ASTIMAR 20 naval shipyard in Salina Cruz, Mexico, with the Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards and its suppliers, it is widely regarded

Hans F. Muhlert, P.Eng. Awarded SNAME Fellow Status

Hans Muhlert  (Photo: Robert Allan Ltd)

In March 2020 the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) announced the awarding of the status of Fellow to Hans Muhlert of Robert Allan Ltd. This significant distinction is: “Accorded exclusively to individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to naval architecture,

Yanmar to Provide SHIPSWEB Free of Charge

Photo: Yanmar

Yanmar Engineering said it will provide its auxiliary diesel engine management service “SHIPSWEB” free of charge from April 15th, 2020 to March 31st of 2021.SHIPSWEB is a technology platform for providing customers that manage large ocean-going vessels with timely technical information.With

Wärtsilä Launches Remote Support Center

Photo: Wärtsilä

Technology group Wärtsilä has launched of its global Smart Support Center service. This service is aimed at improving asset uptime via remote access for customers of Wärtsilä’s Voyage business, thereby substantially reducing the need for physical service attendance. Operational

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