Island Offshore orders innovative ocean energy construction vessel

Island Offshore has placed an order at Fincantieri Group member Vard for a 120 meter ocean energy construction vessel that includes options for two further vessels. The vessels will be built to a new Vard 3 25 design, developed for the offshore energy industry’s transition from oil and gas to renewables.

“We are proud to present the next generation OECVs with versatile capabilities that will ensure long-term employment as the energies of the ocean evolve,” said Island Offshore chairman Morten...

https://www.marinelog.com/offshore/island-offshore-orders-innovative-ocean-energy-construction-vessel/

Chouest expands its subsea capabilities with ROVOP acquisition

The Cut Off, La., headquartered Chouest group has acquired Aberdeen, Scotland, headquartered ROVOP, a leading remotely operated vehicle (ROV) company that was previously a portfolio company of Bluewater Private Equity. With the acquisition, Chouest, alongside its subsea service company, C-Innovation, will now control a fleet of over 100 ROVs and 6 autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

Bringing ROVOP under the Chouest umbrella not only expands Chouest’s service offerings but also provides ROVOP...

https://www.marinelog.com/offshore/chouest-expands-its-subsea-capabilities-with-rovop-acquisition/

Funding for Chouest icebreaker Aiviq included in FY2024 Homeland Security Appropriations Act

Alaska U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (both R.-Alaska) and Representative Mary Peltola (D.-Alaska) today announced that they have successfully secured federal funding for the purchase of a commercially available Icebreaker by the U.S. Coast Guard. Though the legislators did not state the name of the icebreaker, the most frequently mentioned candidate vessel has been Edison Chouest Offshore’s M/V Aiviq. Back in May 2022, the Coast Guard issued an RFI seeking to identify commercial...

https://www.marinelog.com/news/funding-for-chouest-icebreaker-aiviq-included-in-fy2024-homeland-security-appropriations-act/

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