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Trinton Knoll Selects Seacat for OESV

Photo courtesy of Trinton Knoll

Offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services signed a  deal to support the construction phase of Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.The contract, which includes options for further vessel charters, will initially see two Seacat Services OESVs – one 26-meter and one 24-meter catamaran

ST Marine Christens Multi Cat at Damen

Pic: Damen

Dutch marine construction company ST Marine Support christened its newest multi-purpose workboat (Multi Cat) AUXILIA at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld.The vessel brings the total of Multi Cats in the company’s fleet to three, following the delivery of Multi Cats 3013 ODIN in 2010 and NERO in 2013.

Hybrid Propulsion for Acta Centaurus

The Acta Centaurus will be fitted with a Wärtsilä hybrid solution for fuel savings and better environmental performance. (Photo: Acta Marine)

Acta Centaurus, a new DP2 walk-to-work offshore wind construction support vessel owned by Netherlands-based Acta Marine, will be fitted with hybrid propulsion capability from Wärtsilä, the Finland-based technology group announced on Thursday.Hybrid propulsion will allow the vessel to operate with less running engines at more optimized load,

GC Rieber Shipping Nails Nexans Gig

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Norwegian offshore shipping company GC Rieber Shipping (RISH) has agreed with Nexans Skagerrak AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexans Norway AS, to enter into a ship management agreement for the cable laying vessel Nexans Skagerrak.The agreement also includes management of the Nexans’ state of

EFMS Install Uptick on Malaysian OSVs

(Photo: Royston)

Marine diesel power specialist Royston reports that it is working with a number of international oil companies (IOCs) operating in Malaysia to equip oilfield supply contract vessels (OSVs) with specialist electronic fuel management systems.In recent months, the installation of nine enginei EFMS have

Chartwell Confirms Another CTV Order

Photo: Chartwell

Class-leading offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator, Seacat Services, has taken up its option to build a second multi-million-pound Chartwell 24 catamaran for the offshore wind sector. Seacat Rainbow, designed by pioneer in next generation vessel design, Chartwell Marine, will enter construction

Seacat Services Orders Crew Transfer Vessel

(Image: Chartwell Marine)

Offshore support vessel operator Seacat Services has taken up its option to build a second multimillion-dollar Chartwell 24 catamaran for the offshore wind sector. Seacat Rainbow, designed by pioneer in next generation vessel design, Chartwell Marine, will enter construction immediately at Isle of Wight shipyard Diverse Marine.

Engine Overhaul for MMA Duo

(Photo: Royston Australia)

Two offshore support vessels (OSV) operated by offshore oil and gas marine support specialists MMA Offshore have undergone engine overhaul programs, diesel power specialist Royston Australia said.The work scope saw Royston engineers undertake the DG2 M/E and DG3 M/E services on the diesel electric Caterpillar

Wärtsilä to Optimize PLSVs of Sapura Brasil

Sapura Brazil’s six PLSVs will gain improved operational reliability through the Wärtsilä optimised maintenance solution. Copyright © Sapura Navegação Maritima 2019. Image: Wärtsilä

Subsea services specialist Sapura Brazil has signed a five-year optimized maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä.As per the agreement the the Finnish tech major will support Sapura’s fleet of six pipe-laying support vessels' (PLSV) operational performance and increase both its efficiency and reliability

GEO's Twin PSVs Named in Norway

Image: Golden Energy Offshore

Norwegian offshore supply vessel provider Golden Energy Offshore (GEO) named two platform supply vessels (PSVs).The company's CEO Per Ivar Fagervoll said that the sister vessels Energy Empress and Energy Duchess were named on 29 June 2019. The naming ceremony was held on board the Energy Empress beneath

Damen Completes Complex DSV Job

Photo: Damen

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam has finished repair work on the 156m Diving Support Vessel (DSV) Deep Arctic. The shipyard reports that it was a complex project with a total of 2198 work permits issued, an indication of the large number of individual jobs that were completed and the number of stakeholders involved.

Colombo Delivers Cable-Laying Vessel

Takaaki Anraku, President Kokusai Cable Ship Company Ltd of Japan, cutting the rope to break the milk pot against the vessel’s hull. Photo: Colombo Dockyard PLC

Sri Lanka's Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) delivered its biggest and most sophisticated vessel, the submarine cable-laying ship KDDI Cable Infinity built for Japan's Kokusai Cable Ship Co.The KDDI Cable Infinity is meant for subsea operation and cable installation and repair works of optical cables as well as power cables.

​Sverre Farstad Picks Up Blue King PSV

The 2016-built Blue King (Photo courtesy of Ulstein Verft)

The new ship owning company Sverre Farstad & Co has taken ownership of a 2016-built platform supply vessel (PSV), marking a return for the Farstad name in the Norwegian offshore sector.Farstad was one of the parties behind the June 2017 three-way merger of Norwegian ship owners Solstad Offshore, Farstad Shipping and Deep Sea Supply.

Atlantic Towing Buys Norwegian-built PSV

Photo: Atlantic Towing Limited

Canadian-based Atlantic Towing Limited said it has entered into a contract with Norwegian builder Havyard Ship Technology for the purchase of a Havyard 833 WE platform supply vessel (PSV), the Atlantic Harrier, for delivery in April 2020.Designed and built by Havyard Ship Technology, the Atlantic Harrier is an 89.

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