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...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/exploration-development/offshore-construction/van-oord-secures-nordseecluster-offshore-wind-installation-contract/

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...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/exploration-development/offshore-construction/derrick-barge-joins-shore-offshore-services-fleet/

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...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/exploration-development/offshore-construction/cadeler-orders-third-installation-vessel-in-series-from-chinese-builder/

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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Iberdrola awards contract for new wind farm off Germany

Van Oord's installation vessel Svanen

Van Oord has been contracted by Spanish energy company Iberdrola for the construction of the Windanker offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea off Germany. Van Oord’s scope includes the transport and installation of 21 XL monopiles and transition pieces and the design, supply, and installation of the...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/renewables/offshore-wind/iberdrola-awards-contract-for-new-wind-farm-off-germany/

COLUMN | See you in court, part 57: Dolphin Drilling; Seatrium; Bourbon; Zachry Holdings [Offshore Accounts]

“See you in court!” is a familiar refrain and one we have often used as a headline. Offshore companies seem to get embroiled in contract disputes that end up in lengthy and expensive arbitration, or in commercial court disputes, just too often. I find it hard to believe that if this column covered...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/column-see-you-in-court-part-57-dolphin-drilling-seatrium-bourbon-zachry-holdings-offshore-accounts/

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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Prysmian secures additional space at UK’s Middlesbrough Port under new 10-year deal

Prysmian vessels berthed at the Port of Middlesbrough, UK

Italian energy and cable systems company the Prysmian Group and AV Dawson, owner and operator of the Port of Middlesbrough in the UK, have entered into a long-term agreement for use of additional space at the port. Prysmian first started operating out of the Port of Middlesbrough ten years ago....

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/ports/prysmian-secures-additional-space-at-uks-middlesbrough-port-under-new-10-year-deal/

Jan De Nul orders new cable-laying vessel

Rendering of Jan De Nul vessels

Jan De Nul has placed an order for a new large cable-laying vessel to be delivered in 2026. The vessel will be a near-identical sister of Fleeming Jenkin, which will also be handed over to Jan De Nul in 2026. Like Fleeming Jenkin, the new vessel will be 215 metres long and will be able […]

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