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....


NXT’s new cable laying vessel will be methanol fueled

Danish-headquartered power cable designer, manufacturer and installer NKT has named its second cable laying vessel NKT Eleanora, meaning “shining light.” Under construction by Fincantieri Group member Vard to a design by Norway’s Salt Ship Design, it will be among the world’s first cable laying vessels designed to run on methanol,

NKT says the NKT Eleonora will boost the company’s offshore cable laying capacity and flexibility. The decision to invest in the vessel was announced in May last year...


Edda Wind welcomes newest SOV to fleet

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Edda Wind recently took delivery of a new service operation vessel (SOV) built by Spain’s Balenciaga Shipyard. Edda Goelo will commence operations for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy at Iberdrola’s offshore wind farm in France’s Saint-Brieuc Bay. Once on-site, it...


Louis Dreyfus Armateurs plans to develop LH2-fueled SOV

As well as providing the fleet that ships aircraft components for Airbus, France’s Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) is also active in offshore wind support. Today it revealed, that, in collaboration with Norway’s Salt Ship Design, it has been developing a liquid hydrogen (LH2) fueled SOV (service operation vessel) concept.

LDA and Salt Ship Design teams have been working on the fully LH2 fueled SOV concept with key stakeholders including main equipment suppliers, class and flag authorities, and...


VESSEL REVIEW | Liafjord – Norwegian seiner/trawler capable of reduced-emission operations

A new hybrid-powered seiner/trawler has been handed over to Norwegian family-owned fishing company Liegruppen. Designed by compatriot naval architecture firm Salt Ship Design in compliance to Bureau Veritas class rules, Liafjord replaces a 2013-built trawler in the owner’s fleet. Like the slightly larger, 2021-built Libas, which was also designed by Salt Ship, Liafjord has a […]

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Offshore Vessel News Roundup | January 24 – Ultra-deepwater drillship delivery, Danish cable-layer order and more

Deliveries include an ultra-deepwater drillship that will initially be deployed in the Gulf of Mexico and a hybrid-powered supply vessel for operation in Chinese waters. Two separate customers in Denmark have meanwhile placed orders for a North Sea walk-to-work vessel and a cable-laying ship. Stena Drilling welcomes new drillship to fleet Stena Drilling recently took […]

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Mystery buyer orders cable layer at Vard

With offshore wind farm development creating the need to lay a lot of cable, demand for cable layers can only be expected to grow. One beneficiary of this is Fincantieri’s Norwegian subsidiary Vard. Today, came news that it has signed a contract worth EUR 200 million to EUR 250 million (about $218 million to $272 million) to build a cable laying vessel for a mystery buyer described only as an “undisclosed international customer.”

The order comes less than one week after Vard’s announcement of...


VESSEL REVIEW | Ronja Herøy – Norway’s Sølvtrans places large-capacity wellboat into service

Norwegian fish transport company Sølvtrans recently took delivery of a new wellboat built by Sefine Shipyard of Turkey. Designed by Salt Ship Design in compliance to DNV class requirements, Ronja Herøy is the first in a series of wellboats that will each have transport capacities of up to 5,000...


VESSEL REVIEW | Sunny Lady – LNG hybrid seiner/trawler for Norwegian owner

Norway’s Teige Rederi has expanded its fleet of fishing vessels with the recent acquisition of a large combination purse seiner and trawler fitted with a hybrid propulsion system. The DNV-classed Sunny Lady was built to a design developed jointly by Norway’s Salt Ship Design and Turkey’s SU Ship...


Fishing Vessel News Roundup | September 26 – Norwegian hybrid wellboat, Russian crabber/shrimper and more

Deliveries include an ice-capable crab boat for Russia, a Finnish-built net fishing vessel, and a hybrid wellboat for a Norwegian owner. An Australian fishing company has meanwhile placed an order for a longliner designed to catch toothfish in the Southern Ocean. Finnish builder delivers net...


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