Chouest WTIV feeders to be built to ABS class

ABS is to class the offshore wind feedering fleet of two tugs and two barges that Edison Chouest Offshore has ordered to support Maersk Supply Services innovative wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). As we reported earlier, the WTIV feeder solution aims to open access to a greater number of U.S. ports logistically.

Chouest and Maersk Supply partner up on U.S. offshore wind installation

Using U.S.-built Jones Act compliant tugs and barges to ferry turbine components, Maersk Supply Service’s...

Kalypso Offshore Energy plans new Jones Act cable lay vessel

Kalypso cable layer

New York City headquartered Kalypso Offshore Energy LLC reports that it has signed a letter of intent with Royal IHC covering the construction of a Jones Act compliant cable lay vessel that, it says, will fill a key gap in U.S. offshore wind vessel capabilities.

Drawing on Royal IHC’s extensive engineering capabilities and Kalypso’s industry insight, the partnership aims to domestically produce a state-of-the-art 5,000-ton CLV.

Kalypso’s CLV has been designed and constructed to meet Jones Act...

Seatrium AmFELS launches first U.S.-built WTIV

Virginia power utility Dominion Energy reports that its Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project has marked two milestones. In the first of these, its Jones Act compliant wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Charybdis is now in the water at the Seatrium AmFELS shipyard, in Brownsville, Texas. In the second, CVOW has received a final construction air permit from the Environmental Protection Agency. This is the 11th and final federal permit required to begin offshore construction and...

Peter Fetten named new Americraft Marine chairman

Peter Fetten has been named chairman of Americraft Marine, the Libra Group maritime subsidiary that owns and operates the St. Johns Ship Building shipyard in Palatka, Fla.

Fetten comes to the role with four decades of experience in the marine engineering and shipbuilding sectors. Prior to joining Americraft, he held senior roles at Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean, as well as Blohm and Voss where he worked for 15 years. He is also the initiator/developer of Grand Bahamas (Freeport)...

CBP ruling clears way for Mexican LNG exports from Altamira Fast FLNG to Puerto Rico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) rulings on Jones Act compliance are always controversial, but New York, N.Y., headquartered New Fortress Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: NFE) has welcomed a CBP ruling confirming that the transportation of LNG produced at the company’s Altamira Fast FLNG facility, located offshore Altamira, Mexico, by non-U.S. qualified vessels would not violate the Jones Act.

As a result of the CBP ruling, says New Fortress, it is now able to sell and deliver LNG produced at the...

Saltchuk makes a new offer for OSG

Privately held, Seattle-headquartered Saltchuk Resources Inc. has made a new offer to acquire NYSE-listed tanker and ATB operator Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. (OSG). Saltchuk, which is OSG’s largest shareholder, made an earlier offer to acquire the rest of OSG in June 2021 but suspended those discussions that September, citing pandemic-related market uncertainties.

Today, OSG confirmed that its board of directors had received an unsolicited non-binding indication of interest from Saltchuk for...

Moran wins 8-tug MSC contract with $92 million potential

Moran Towing Corp., New Canaan, Conn., has been awarded a $17,667,600 firm-fixed-price contract with reimbursable elements for eight time-chartered, U.S. flagged and Jones Act compliant tugs to provide harbor support services and ship handling at Norfolk, Va.

The contract includes one firm period of 366 days with three 365-day option periods, and one 336-day option period. If exercised, the options would bring the Moran Towing contract’s total cumulative value to $92,042,296.

Work will be...

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