Newly formed defence company to support Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine procurement

H&B Defence Executive Team

US naval shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) and UK defence technology company the Babcock International Group have formed a new joint venture and entity to accelerate the development of critical sovereign capability for the AUKUS conventional armed, nuclear-powered submarine program. H&B Defence will combine nuclear submarine and shipbuilding experience from Australia, the United Kingdom,z and […]

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https://www.bairdmaritime.com/security/naval/naval-submersibles/newly-formed-defence-company-to-support-australias-nuclear-powered-submarine-procurement/

UK E&P company to focus operations on Southeast Asia

UK-based exploration and production specialist Longboat Energy has confirmed the strategic pivot of its business to focus on Southeast Asia following the sale of its 50.1 per cent holding in Longboat JAPEX Norge. Following a detailed review of its areas of geographic operation, the board and...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/exploration-development/offshore-exploration/uk-ep-company-to-focus-operations-on-southeast-asia/

Bakkafrost Scotland’s newest landing craft commences sea trials

The Bakkafrost Scotland workboat Rìgh Na Mara departing for sea trials

A new fish farm workboat ordered by Bakkafrost Scotland recently began undergoing sea trials. Built by Macduff Shipyards to a design by Macduff Ship Design, Rìgh Na Mara is a sister vessel of Turas a ‘Bhradain, which was delivered to the same owner in 2023. The bespoke landing craft will support...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/fishing/aquaculture/bakkafrost-scotlands-newest-landing-craft-commences-sea-trials/

Tanker News Roundup | June 19 – Chinese and Middle East gas carrier construction, UK methanol bunkering ship concept and more

An Italian operator christens a new bunkering ship as construction continues on LNG carriers for Chinese and Qatari owners. Gas carrier orders have been placed by clients in Greece and Singapore. Finally, a UK design firm unveils plans for a new methanol bunkering ship. Greece’s Prime Marine orders LCO2 carrier Greek shipowner Prime Marine has […]

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https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/tankers/tanker-news-roundup-june-19-chinese-and-middle-east-gas-carrier-construction-uk-methanol-bunkering-ship-concept-and-more/

Norwegian sovereign wealth fund buys stake in Race Bank offshore wind farm

Funds managed by Macquarie Asset Management and Spring Infrastructure Capital have opted to divest a 37.5% stake in the Race Bank offshore wind farm to Norges Bank Investment Management. The stake in the 573 MW offshore wind farm, located some 27 km off the Norfolk Coast, was sold to the manager of...

https://splash247.com/norwegian-sovereign-wealth-fund-buys-stake-in-race-bank-offshore-wind-farm/

North Star signs up for Midi-SOV designed to fill vessel gap in offshore wind

UK OSV owner and operator North Star has become the first to adopt and deploy a vessel design for the offshore wind sector aimed at filling a new operational role between crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and service operation vessels (SOVs).  The so-called Midi-SOV, introduced last year by UK-based...

https://splash247.com/north-star-signs-up-for-midi-sov-designed-to-fill-vessel-gap-in-offshore-wind/

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