Norway’s Island Offshore orders hybrid construction vessel from local builder

Rendering of offshore energy construction vessels ordered by Norway's Island Offshore from Vard

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Island Offshore has awarded compatriot shipbuilder Vard a contract for the construction of a new ocean energy construction vessel (OECV) fitted with a hybrid power solution. The contract between Island Offshore and Vard also includes options for up to two...

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...

COLUMN | Quick updates: PSVs changing hands; subsea newbuilds; Guyana booming; rigs fixing higher [Offshore Accounts]

Money is being made in offshore once again, but tragically lives are also being lost unnecessarily. Earlier this week, we examined how Perenco’s dysfunctional safety culture in Gabon, leading to six people dead or lost in an explosion. This is a sad backdrop for an industry booming at last. Stop...

DeepOcean has big plans for Island Offshore vessel after major conversion


Mystery solved. Oslo-headquartered subsea specialist DeepOcean is the company taking Island Offshore’s Island Condor on a long-term charter that will commence in the third quarter this year after the vessel emerges from an extensive conversion (see earlier story).

DeepOcean has big plans for the vessel, which will be renamed Island Ocean after its upgrade to a multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV).

The 2014-built vessel, which will be equipped with a 150-tonne crane, will provide subsea inspection,...

Island Constructor set for installation of next-gen subsea equipment

The Island Condor is not the only Island Offshore vessel headed to a shipyard for an upgrade. Ulstein reports that the Island Constructor, a 120 meter Ulstein SX 121 subsea vessel that it delivered in 2008, will return to Ulstein Verft in January for a range of work,

Operated by TechnipFMC subsidiary TIOS AS, the Island Constructor will finish a well service campaign just after year-end and go to Bergen to remove the well service equipment that has been on board for 14 years. It will be replaced...

Island Offshore to convert Island Condor for new long-term contract

Ulsteinvik, Norway, headquartered Island Offshore has secured long-term employment for its supply vessel Island Condor, commencing in autumn 2024.

“This is a fantastic Christmas gift for the company! We have worked purposefully to secure longer assignments and are grateful for the trust the customer has shown us,” says Island Offshore Management AS managing director Tommy Walaunet.

The Island Condor has worked as a walk-to-work vessel in the U.K. sector of the North Sea for many years, apart from...

Offshore Vessel Charters News Roundup | February 21 – Crewboat contracts in Japan and Brazil, PSV and SOV deployments in Western Europe

A new fast crewboat has begun supporting decommissioning works in Brazil while one under development will be deployed at a new offshore wind project in Japan. Meanwhile, ..

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