COLUMN | Augustus Gloop in wind? Cadeler; Integrated Wind Solutions and Sumitomo; North Star newbuild [Offshore Accounts]

The order book for the wind sector just continues getting larger and larger, even as companies continue not to make much money. Wind is the Augustus Gloop segment of offshore, gorged on investment, like the character in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but liable to fall into a...

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Van Oord secures Nordseecluster offshore wind installation contract

Boreas, a new installation vessel ordered by Van Oord

Van Oord has been awarded a contract for the transport and installation of the monopile foundations for the Nordseecluster offshore wind project in Germany. Operated by renewables company RWE, the 1.6GW wind farm cluster will be able to generate sufficient renewable energy to supply electrical...

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Cadeler orders third installation vessel in series from Chinese builder

Rendering of some of Cadeler's wind installation vessels

Cadeler has placed an order for the construction of the third windfarm installation vessel in a series, which will also be the eleventh vessel to join the company’s fleet. The self-elevating vessel is scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2027. It will be built by COSCO Heavy Industries in...

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Jana Marine Sevices welcomes accommodation jackups to fleet

Jana Marine Services' accommodation vessels Jana 504 and Jana 505

Jana Marine Services of Saudi Arabia recently welcomed two new jackup vessels in a series into its offshore support fleet. Jana 504 and Jana 505 were both built in China by CSSC Wuhan Marine Machinery Plant in compliance to ABS’ SMART and IDM-A notations. Each of the two vessels has an LOA of 92...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/vessels-rigs/offshore-accommodation/jana-marine-sevices-welcomes-accommodation-jackups-to-fleet/

VESSEL REVIEW | Daqiao Haifeng – China Railway Group places jackup installation vessel into service

Daqiao Haifeng, a new jackup installation vessel acquired by the China Railway Group

The China Railway Group, via its subsidiary the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group, has taken delivery of a new jackup installation vessel built to support the construction of offshore wind farms. Daqiao Haifeng (大桥海风) was built by China Merchants Heavy Industry Haimen in compliance to China Classification Society rules that cover unlimited navigation, permitting […]

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COLUMN | What could possibly go wrong? Local content in Nigeria, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Qatar [Offshore Accounts]

“They come over here, taking our jobs and stealing our women,” is a familiar refrain against foreigners all around the world, as likely to be uttered from Dublin to Durban, from Dusseldorf to Des Moines, and from Denpasar to Dubai (well, probably not the second part in the UAE, but we won’t dwell...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/column-what-could-possibly-go-wrong-local-content-in-nigeria-brazil-saudi-arabia-and-qatar-offshore-accounts/

Van Oord’s newest installation vessel floated out

Boreas, a new installation vessel ordered by Van Oord

Chinese shipbuilder Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore recently launched a new offshore installation vessel ordered by Van Oord. Upon completion, Boreas will be used primarily for the transport and installation of foundations and turbines of up to 20 MW capacity at offshore wind farms. The vessel will...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/exploration-development/offshore-construction/van-oords-newest-installation-vessel-floated-out/

COLUMN | Too sweet: Tidewater; Hayfin Capital; Taiwan CSOVs; Island Offshore [Offshore Accounts]

Irish singer-songwriter Hozier recently managed to top the singles charts in Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom with the indie hit “Too Sweet”, which also peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. The memorable chorus, “I take my whiskey neat, my coffee black and my bed at...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/column-too-sweet-tidewater-hayfin-capital-taiwan-csovs-island-offshore-offshore-accounts/

COLUMN | Looking to the future: Petrobras newbuilds; James Fisher; Saudi Arabia’s NEOM plans; TotalEnergies and Sapura; wind bust timing [Offshore Accounts]

“Brazil is the country of the future,” goes the cliché that the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig declared in 1941 as the opening line of his book Brazil, Land of the Future. Zweig wrote in exile there, and a year later, he and his wife deliberately killed themselves with a drug overdose. Brazilians then began joking […]

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VESSEL REVIEW | Boqiang 3060 – Chinese construction firm places large-capacity installation jackup into service

Boqiang Heavy Industry's wind turbine installation vessel Boqiang 3060

Chinese shipbuilder CIMC Raffles has handed over a new large jackup wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) to compatriot private offshore wind construction company Boqiang Heavy Industry. The aptly named Boqiang 3060 (博强3060; “Broad Power 3060”) was designed and built by CIMC Raffles in compliance to China Classification Society (CCS) rules as well as standards covering […]

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