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Siemens Gamesa produces 500th offshore wind turbine nacelle in Cuxhaven

Posted On: 04-11-2020

Siemens Gamesa has produced the 500th nacelle for an offshore wind turbine at its manufacturing plant in Cuxhaven, Germany. The milestone was reached with a nacelle for the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK. The offshore nacelle manufacturing plant in Cuxhaven was opened in 2017 and regular operation started with the first months of the following year, when the global deliveries for offshor..readmore

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Next-gen SOV-gangway combo coming to market

Posted On: 03-11-2020

Spanish engineering company Marcelo Penna Engineering and the Dutch Safeway have joined forces to design an “intelligent” service operation vessel (SOV) combined with a motion-compensated offshore access system. The parties are developing the DP2 MP625 SOV combined with the recently introduced Safeway Gannet 3D motion-compensated offshore access system that features zero impact bumpering or ho..readmore

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Excelerate completes fleet transfer to technical management unit

Posted On: 03-11-2020

Provider of floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) Excelerate Energy has transitioned its entire fleet of FSRUs to one of its subsidiaries. Excelerate said on Monday that the FSRU fleet was transitioned to Excelerate Technical Management (ETM). Steven Kobos, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Excelerate Energy, said: “Congratulations to our ship management team overseeing ..readmore

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Lloyd’s Register launches Maritime Decarbonisation Hub

Posted On: 01-11-2020

Lloyd’s Register [LR] has launched a dedicated centre of excellence to accelerate decarbonisation of the world of shipping. The Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, a joint initiative between Lloyd’s Register Group and Foundation, brings together thought leaders and experts with the aim of helping the maritime industry design, develop and commercialise the pathways to future fuels required for decarb..readmore

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CMA CGM takes delivery of 2nd LNG-powered 23,000 TEU giant

Posted On: 01-11-2020

The CMA CGM Champs Elysees has joined CMA CGM Group’s fleet as the company’s second 23,000 TEU containership powered by liquefied natural gas. The giant vessel is a sister ship to CMA CGM’s flagship, the CMA CGM Jacques Saade, which was delivered to the French major in September. Measuring 400 meters in length and 61 meters in width, the two ships are the world’s largest container vessels ..readmore

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Energi Coast sets up offshore wind innovation group

Posted On: 22-09-2020

North East England’s offshore wind cluster Energi Coast is launching a new Innovation Group which aims to develop long-term solutions to meet the requirements for new technology in offshore wind. The purpose of the group is to progress major innovation opportunities for the region’s offshore wind industry in areas such as operations and maintenance and energy storage. It will be made up of ke..readmore

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Digital naming ceremony held for CMA CGM’s 23,000 TEU behemoth

Posted On: 22-09-2020

A first-of-its-kind digital naming ceremony was held today for the 23,000 TEU CMA CGM Jacques Saade, the largest LNG-powered containership in the world. The ceremony was attended by Hudong–Zhonghua Shipyard representatives in Shanghai, China, and CMA CGM’s management in Marseille, France. Blessed by father Francis Fang, the vessel was then officially named by its Godmother, Tanya Saadé Zeen..readmore

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ABS to class STL’s VLEC quartet

Posted On: 21-09-2020

The U.S. classification and technical advisory services provider, ABS, is set to class four very large ethane carriers ordered by Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical (STL). These 98,000-cbm ethane-fueled VLECs are part of a Phase-2 order from STL and construction will be equally split between Samsung Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries, ABD said in its statement on Thursday. ABS was the cla..readmore

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Report: DP World, DoverTower to jointly bid for Haifa Port privatisation

Posted On: 21-09-2020

Dubai-based port operator DP World has partnered up with an Israeli group DoverTower in plans to jointly bid to privativise Haifa Port on the Mediterranean, Reuters reports. The deal was signed by Dovertower head Shlomi Fogel, the co-owner of Israel Shipyards and the Port of Eilat, and DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem. The two companies signed a number of memoranda of understandings (MoU..readmore

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Neart na Gaoithe O&M facility gets OK

Posted On: 07-09-2020

Scottish Borders Council’s (SBC) planning committee has approved plans for the operations and maintenance (O&M) building in Eyemouth for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm. The planning permission is for a new, three-story 1,040m2 main building and a two-story 538m2 storage warehouse. The O&M building, designed by Corstorphine + Wright Architects, will house the office, warehousing an..readmore

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Ørsted hires Solstad construction support vessel for Taiwanese work

Posted On: 07-09-2020

Solstad Offshore has signed an agreement with Ørsted to deploy construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Jarl on the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind project in Taiwan.Normand Jarl is scheduled to begin working offshore Taiwan in the second quarter of 2021. The firm period on the contract is 15 months with options to extend five times per one month. “It is very encouraging, within a short ..readmore

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Development of the world’s 1st zero emissions, autonomous feeder halted due to COVID-19

Posted On: 24-08-2020

The development of the world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel Yara Birkeland has been paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changed global outlook, Norwegian company Yara informed. The hull of the Yara Birkeland vessel was launched to sea at Vard Braila in Romania in February 2020 and is expected to arrive at Vard Brevik in Norway in May where she will be fitted with variou..readmore

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Borssele 1+2 construction team not skipping a beat

Posted On: 23-08-2020

Ørsted has provided an update on the ongoing offshore construction work at the 752 MW Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, saying that all activities are going according to plans. So far, DEME’s installation vessel Innovation has installed 73 out of the 94 monopile foundations at the site some 23 kilometres off the coast of Zeeland. The installation of the Nexans inter-arra..readmore

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Valaris declares Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Posted On: 19-08-2020

Valaris, offshore drilling contractor with the world’s largest fleet, has filed for bankruptcy protection in an attempt to restructure its debt. Valaris said on Wednesday that it voluntarily filed for a Chapter 11 financial restructuring in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. According to the offshore driller, it aims to pursue an efficient restructuring proces..readmore

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DP World’s H1 profit takes a massive hit

Posted On: 19-08-2020

Dubai-based port and terminal operator DP World reported a profit attributable to owners of $313 million for the first half of 2020, a decrease of 58.5 % from the last year’s equivalent of $753 million. However, the company reported a revenue growth of 17.7 % on a reported basis having booked $4.07 billion in revenue for the period. Like-for-like revenue decreased by 11.6% and down 3.4% excludin..readmore

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Santos to launch Dorado FEED program in second half of 2020

Posted On: 18-08-2020

Australia’s Santos expects to begin the front-end engineering design (FEED) program for the Dorado oil and gas project offshore Australia in the second half of 2020. Carnarvon, a partner in the project, said on Thursday that the pre-FEED competition for the supply of floating production storage and offtake vessel (FPSO) for the Dorado project was well advanced with BW Offshore, Modec, and Altera..readmore

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Benthic to provide Mero field geotechnical site investigation

Posted On: 18-08-2020

Benthic, a global geosciences company and part of Acteon, has signed a contract with Petrobras to provide geotechnical site investigation services at the Mero field offshore Brazil. The work includes in-situ testing, sampling and seismic cone testing at 26 locations in water depths to 2200 meters. The deepwater offshore operations will take place this year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and curren..readmore

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GMS Endeavour to support Moray East OTM commissioning

Posted On: 17-08-2020

Gulf Marine Services’ jack-up vessel GMS Endeavour is set to be deployed at the Moray East offshore wind farm site to support the commissioning of the project’s offshore transformer platforms. The vessel will arrive at the project site on or around 19 August, from when it will provide accommodation for workers carrying out commissioning works on the OSP1, OSP2 and OSP3 offshore transformer mod..readmore

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JFD delivers 100th COBRA system

Posted On: 17-08-2020

FD, a part of James Fisher and Sons, has produced and delivered its 100th Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA) system. The COBRA system was developed to provide a simple and reliable breathing system, offering a diver up to 50 minutes of fully independent breathing gas to return to the safety of the diving bell. As a direct comparison COBRA provides a supply of up to 33 minutes at a depth..readmore

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OceanTools bags Seatronics order

Posted On: 13-08-2020

OceanTools has secured £50,000 contract from Seatronics to supply the newly launched PowerLOG combined datalogger with integral battery packs. Seatronics will be supplying the OceanTools technology to its client, a major subsea contractor. The packaged OceanTools order contains the PowerLOG units along with an OceanDISP subsea data display. The supplied solution allows the user to view pressure s..readmore


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