KSOE wins AiP for wing-sail propulsion system

DNV GL has awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for a wing-sail auxiliary propulsion system for ships.  The wind-powered auxiliary propulsion system is the result of a joint research project from KSOE, the … Read More

Heerema developing silent foundations

Heerema has received Statements of Feasibility from DNV GL for two of its “silent foundations” concepts, on which the company has been working together with the University of Dundee. The concepts include helical or screw piles and so-called push-in piles, … Read More

Maryland offshore wind training center opens for business

Arcon’s new training center which will support the U.S. offshore wind and onshore industries has opened its doors after receiving approval from the Global Wind Organization (GWO). The new purpose-built center has been developed by ARCON Training Centre in Maryland, … Read More

Solstad secures work for subsea trio

Oslo-listed shipowner Solstad Offshore has secured four contract awards for three of its subsea construction vessels (SCVs). Normand Energy will support a project for a client in the Pacific Ocean with an estimated duration of 5 months, including mobilisation and … Read More

Greece opens public consultation on offshore wind legislative framework

The Greek wind energy association ELETAEN has launched public consultation for a legislative framework for the development of offshore wind in Greece. The consultation period will run until 1 February and is part of the implementation of the project “Necessary legislative … Read More

Nexans takes Havila Phoenix on charter

Oslo-listed Havila Shipping has entered into a charter contract with Nexans Norway for the subsea vessel Havila Phoenix. The contract is for a firm period of 90 days with optional periods of 90 days. According to Havila, the contract should … Read More

DHT renews fleet with scrubber-fitted, eco-design duo

DHT Holdings, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire two very large crude carriers (VLCCs) built in 2016 at Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for a total of $136 million. The vessels are scheduled to deliver … Read More

Baker Hughes back in black after three quarters

Oilfield services major Baker Hughes has booked $653 million profit in the fourth quarter of 2020, against $48 million same time last year. This result also marks the company’s return to profit after posting third loss in a row at … Read More

Smulders produces 2,000th transition piece

Smulders has produced its milestone 2,000th transition piece, destined for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in France. Smulders Smulders says it started with the production of the 2,000th transition piece this month, which is barely six years after celebrating the … Read More

Austal Australia introduces VOLTA series of electric-powered high-speed ferries

Austal Australia has launched the VOLTA series of electric-powered high speed ferry solutions, with the introduction of the Passenger Express 46V, a fully electric-powered 46 metre catamaran ferry design. Austal’s new VOLTA series includes on-shore charging infrastructure and in-service support … Read More