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Largest Jack-Up to Install Largest Turbines at World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Image Credit: Jan de Nul

Offshore services company Jan De Nul has signed a final contract to transport and install offshore wind turbines for what will be the world's largest offshore wind farm complex - the 3.6GW Dogger Bank in the UK.Jan De Nul will use its Voltaire jack-up vessel, the largest of its kind in the world, to install the 12MW GE Haliade-X wind turbines,

Solstad Offshore's Vessels Score Extensions with Total and Equinor

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Norwegian offshore supply vessel owner Solstad offshore has secured several contract extensions with oil companies Total and Equinor in Brazil.France's Total has extended the contracts for the platform supply vessel Normand Swift and the AHTS vessel Far Sagaris until December 2020. Tge vessels will

ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore Upgrades 'Signet Warhorse II' Propulsion

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Mississippi-based ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore has recently won a contract to retrofit new propulsion and maneuvering systems on an ocean towing tug, Signet Warhorse II, for Signet Maritime Corporation.The scope of work included removing existing shafts and fixed-pitched propellers to be

North Arm Transport: Innovation in Towing

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Founded in 1958 as an extension of the Stradiotti family businesses, North Arm Transportation has grown to be a significant fuel company on the BC coast. Over the years, the company fleet has expanded and evolved. With tugs in a range of size and power, as well as cargo and fuel barges, the company

Vard Secures ABS AIP for Second SOV Design

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Vard Marine (VARD) is doubling down on the U.S. offshore wind sector, having recently secured ABS Approval in Principle (AIP) for a second Jones Act service operation vessel (SOV) design.The AIP awarded in June 2020 is for a customized version of the VARD 4 19 US SOV and follows an AIP for the VARD

First of Five Newbuilds Launched for Unichart Navigation

M.V. ROKNOOR-32, General Cargo Vessel (Photo: IRClass)

The first of five new general cargo vessels on order for Unichart Navigation Limited has been launched by the Delta Shipyard in Chattogram, Bangladesh.M.V. Roknoor-32 is approximately 82.5 meters long with the capacity of 3,200 deadweight tons and is the first Bangladesh flag vessel being constructed

Scorpio Bulkers Plans to Buy Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

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Dry bulk shipowner Scorpio Bulkers on Monday announced it has signed a letter of intent to purchase a newbuild wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) as a “first step in a transition towards a sustainable business in renewable energy”.Scorpio said it expects to sign a $265-$290 million

BP Charters Solstad Offshore Vessel Trio for Ironbark Drilling Support

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BP has chartered Solstad Offshore's three offshore support vessels to support its Ironbark drilling campaign in Australia.Norway's based offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore said Monday that BP had awarded contracts for two anchor handling tug and supply vessels Normand Saracen and Far Senator, along

Ex-Subsea 7 Man to Head Harvey Gulf's New Subsea Services Business

Ed Galloway - Credit: Harvey Gulf International Marine

The U.S.-based offshore support vessel operator Harvey Gulf International Marine has appointed Ed Galloway to manage Harvey’s new subsea venture company, Harvey Subsea Services. Galloway was previously Director of Gulf of Mexico Region for Subsea7/i-Tech7 where he ran the company’s IMR business, including related charters and engineering solutions.

ABS Class for First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel

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Marine classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will provide classification services to the first floating heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan.The vessel named the Green Jade has been commissioned by CDWE, a joint venture between Taiwanese company CSBC and Belgian offshore contractor DEME,

OHT Enters Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Business

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Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT), a company specializing in, well, offshore heavy transport, has decided to diversify its offering and dive into the offshore wind turbine generator installation business.OHT said Thursday it had entered into a binding Heads of Agreement with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) in Jiangsu,

CrossWind Hires Van Oord for 759 MW Offshore Wind Farm Construction

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Dutch offshore services giant Van Oord has won a construction contract for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm from CrossWind.The contract follows the announcement on Wednesday that CrossWind, a Shell-Eneco JV, had won a tender to develop the 759 MW subsidy-free offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands.

New Vessel Goes to Work for Seacat Services in the UK

Seacat Weatherly (Photo: Seacat Services)

Offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has taken delivery of Seacat Weatherly, the first of two new crew transfer vessels (CTV) ordered from the Diverse Marine shipyard in Cowes, U.K.Handed over despite the challenges and pressures created by the current coronavirus lockdown, Seacat

US Wind Farm Support Vessel Gets Bow Extension

Delta Escape (Photo: DLBA)

A bow extension will allow Cape Henry Launch Services' workboat Delta Escape to push up against offshore wind turbines to support the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot program off Virginia Beach.naval architecture and marine engineering firm DLBA, a division of Gibbs & Cox, said it was recently

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