New dive support vessel for UAE operator completes sea trials

Wadad Aletheia, a new dive support and construction vessel ordered by CCC Underwater Engineering

UAE marine services provider CCC Underwater Engineering (CCCUWE) has confirmed that sea trials have been completed on Wadad Aletheia, its newest dive support and construction vessel (DSCV). The 149.5-metre-long, multi-purpose ice class vessel is built for worldwide subsea operations. The...

South Korean yard launches lead unit of new installation vessel series for Cadeler

Launch of Cadeler's future installation vessel Wind Maker

South Korean shipbuilder Hanwha Ocean has launched the first unit in a new series of wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) ordered by Cadeler. The vessel, which has been named Wind Maker, is scheduled to be delivered to Cadeler in the first quarter of 2025. The GustoMSC-designed WTIV will...

NKT names methanol-fuelled cable-laying vessel

Rendering of NKT Eleonora, NKT's methanol-fuelled cable-laying vessel

NKT has confirmed that its future methanol-fuelled cable-laying vessel will be named NKT Eleonora. NKT said the name was selected since it meant “shining light.” It was also chosen to honour Ulrika Eleonora, a Danish-born who reigned as Queen of Sweden and then Queen Consort between 1718 and 1741....

New derrick lay vessel to commence operations with Saipem

Derrick lay vessel JSD6000

Chinese manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) has completed construction of a large derrick lay vessel capable of heavy lift, S-lay, and J-lay operations. JSD6000 will be operated under charter by Italian offshore engineering specialist Saipem. Design work on the vessel was provided...

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...

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...

Derrick barge joins Shore Offshore Services fleet

The derrick barge Swing Thompson

Gibson, Louisiana-based Shore Offshore Services (SOS) has completed its acquisition of the derrick barge Swing Thompson from Turnkey Offshore Project Services. The vessel will be renamed Hulk and will continue to operate under the flag of Vanuatu while following ABS guidelines and working towards...

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...

VESSEL REVIEW | Zhongtian 39 – Large Chinese crane vessel for offshore installation and marine construction duties

Zhongtian 39, a new large crane vessel acquired by Liyang Marine Engineering of China

Chinese shipbuilder Zhenhua Heavy Industries recently handed over a new crane vessel to Liyang Marine Engineering. Zhongtian 39 (中天39) was designed to undertake offshore construction works with a focus on installation of wind turbine generators of 15 MW capacity or greater as well as their associated components. The vessel may also be deployed for secondary […]

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