COLUMN | Big is better? Big finds in Namibia; big losses at Gazprom; big sale at Edda Wind; big problems at Petrofac [Offshore Accounts]

Every day, the world uses around one hundred million barrels of oil. The term “big oil” is used pejoratively to describe the industry’s lobbying power. But is big always better? This week, we look at both the biggest and the best, and the biggest and the worst of the oil industry. Big finds:...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/offshore-world/column-big-is-better-big-finds-in-namibia-big-losses-at-gazprom-big-sale-at-edda-wind-big-problems-at-petrofac-offshore-accounts/

New York’s South Brooklyn Marine Terminal to be upgraded under US$612 million project

Rendering of the completed South Brooklyn Marine Terminal

Swedish construction company Skanska has been awarded a contract for the upgrade of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in Brooklyn, New York, The project, which has an estimated value equivalent to US$612 million, will transform the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into one of the largest dedicated...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/marine-projects-world/maritime-infrastructure-development/new-yorks-south-brooklyn-marine-terminal-to-be-upgraded-under-us612-million-project/

Who’s Who: Maritime Movements for March/April 2024

WORK BOAT WORLD: Dennis Tetzlaff will take over as the new Chief Operating Officer Fleet of Stena Line in addition to becoming part of the group’s management team. Tetzlaff worked in various professions within the shipping and cruise industry over the past two decades. Most recently, he comes from...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/maritime-security-world/naval/ships-naval/whos-who-maritime-movements-for-march-april-2024/

COLUMN | On the edge? McDermott, Petrofac, The Metals Company and Cadeler [Offshore Accounts]

Lady Gaga famously sang that she was “on the edge of glory”. This week, we look at four companies on the edge of….well, something. Let’s check in on two construction companies, a subsea mining venture, and our favourite wind turbine installer. McDermott on the edge Finally, a judge in the UK has...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/offshore-world/column-on-the-edge-mcdermott-petrofac-the-metals-company-and-cadeler-offshore-accounts/

US marine robotics firm unveils multi-role USV

Rendering of Selkie 7, Sea Machines Robotics' new seven-metre, multi-role USV

US marine robotics company Sea Machines Robotics has unveiled a new model of unmanned surface vehicle (USV) capable of operating in various industries. The 22.9-foot (seven-metre) craft is fitted with Sea Machines’ proprietary autonomous command and control system and can be used for duties...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/specialised-fields/unmanned-craft-non-naval/us-marine-robotics-firm-unveils-multi-role-usv/

USVs deployed for seafloor mapping mission in Gulf of Maine

A Saildrone seafloor mapping USV

US unmanned systems specialist saildrone has deployed two of its unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) to conduct an ocean mapping mission on the US East Coast. The USVs will return to the area where they spent two months in the summer of 2023 mapping in the north-central Gulf of Maine in support of...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/specialised-fields/unmanned-craft-non-naval/usvs-deployed-for-seafloor-mapping-mission-in-gulf-of-maine/

Eighth offshore wind farm in US waters secures government approval

The US Government, through the Department of the Interior, has given its approval of the New England Wind offshore wind project, making it the eighth approval of a commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project in US waters. With the approval, the Department of the Interior has approved more than...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/offshore-world/offshore-renewables/offshore-wind/eighth-offshore-wind-farm-in-us-waters-secures-government-approval/

COLUMN | Reaping what you sow: McDermott, Seatrium, Gunvor and Trafigura [Offshore Accounts]

It seems appropriate to get all biblical this week, just after Easter. When Saint Paul wrote in his letter to the Galatians that “a man reaps what he sows,” he probably wasn’t thinking about corruption in the oil and gas industry two millennia later. But the last month has seen no less than four...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/offshore-world/column-reaping-what-you-sow-mcdermott-seatrium-gunvor-and-trafigura-offshore-accounts/

American Offshore Services’ newest crewboat floated out

Warren, Rhode Island-based boatbuilder Blount Boats has launched a new crewboat ordered by American Offshore Services (AOS), a partnership between Swedish offshore vessel operator the Northern Offshore Group and US-based investment firm OIC. Gripper is a 100-foot (30.4-metre), Jones Act-compliant aluminium catamaran crewboat built to support Ørsted and Eversource’s growing portfolio of offshore wind farms in […]

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