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Bourbon sells support vessels

Oct 18, 2013

Bourbon announced that it sold three vessels, including a tug, an MPSV (multipurpose supply vessel) from the Subsea Services fleet and a PSV (platform supply vessel), for an approximate total amount of US$38 million generating a total capital gain of approximately US$18 million…

ABB to power Sevan vessels

Aug 20, 2013

ABB has won an order to provide integrated solutions that include the electrical propulsion system, Azipod® CZ and automation system onboard two offshore accommodation vessels. The 1+1 ccommodation vessels will be built by COSCO (Nantong) ShipyardCo…

GE to deliver Chinese LNG carriers

Jul 11, 2013

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, part of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, was awarded a contract from GE for the supply of power and propulsion systems for six LNG carriers that it will build in its shipyard in Shanghai for major Asian shipping companies…

GE tapped for propulsion

Jul 11, 2013

GE’s Power Conversion business was awarded a contract by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Fl. The contract entails GE supplying integrated diesel-electric power, propulsion and vessel control systems for two multipurpose supply vessels (MPSVs) with installed horsepower of 12…

Ulstein names Blue Thunder

May 13, 2013

Ulstein Verft delivered Blue Thunder, the fourth of six medium-sized platform supply vessels of the PX121 design from ULSTEIN to Blue Ship Invest, on Monday 13 May 2013. Owned by Blue Ship Invest, a wholly-owned company in Ulstein Group…

OTC.13: GE launches new thruster

May 06, 2013

In a move that could change the way the maritime industry views propulsion technology, GE’s Power Conversion business has increased its offshore systems portfolio with Inovelis, a podded thruster with unmatched fuel efficiency and overall performance…

Siem Offshore orders cable layer

Apr 30, 2013

Siem Offshore has entered into a shipbuilding-contract with Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. in Poland.   The contract has been signed for the construction of a dynamically positioned Cable Lay Vessel (“CLV”) scheduled for delivery in April 2015…

Bourbon fleet to reach 111 by 2014 end

Mar 29, 2013

A year after taking delivery of its last Bourbon Liberty 200 vessel and 1st Bourbon Liberty 300 vessel, Bourbon has extended its range of services with the Bourbon Liberty 151, the very first vessel in a series of 15 next generation PSVs.PSV…

Hybrid propulsion systems to be installed

Mar 22, 2013

Viking LadyDNV and the Norwegian shipping industry partnered to develop battery-powered vessels. Four hybrids, powered by a mix of battery and diesel-electric propulsion, will hit the water this year and next. Eidesvik Offshore’s supply ship…

Dual fuel engines

Feb 01, 2013

Teekay LNG Partners ordered two twin MAN Diesel & Turbo B&W ME-GI dual-fuel, two-stroke, gas injection engines for two of its LNG carriers currently under construction at DSME’s South Korean yard. The newbuilds will be equipped with M-type, ME-GI twin engines…

Water jet propulsion

Jan 10, 2013

US-based NAMJet recently provided a propulsion solution for Norwegian shipbuilder Westplast AS’s new seismic survey vessel WP950. The vessel is powered by twin 15in TraktorJet TJ 381 water jets, which can propel the vessel to 28 knots and provide 6393lb of bollard pull…

Wave energy conversion

Jan 04, 2013

JUMBO JOB: The DP2 heavy lift vessel Jumbo Javelin was used to install 111 transition pieces for the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm off Denmark. The transition pieces, weighing up to 180t each, were loaded in Aalborg and transported to Anholt aboard the Javelin…

Trenching spread delivered

Dec 09, 2012

Fugro recently took delivery of the first of two SMD QT1400 trenching systems for burial of cables, umbilicals and flowlines up to almost 36in diameter. The vehicle is equipped with a 3m jetting tool for soils of 100KPA, a mechanical chain…

Wartsila in Harvey Gulf supply pact

Dec 07, 2012

Vessel illustrationWartsila supplies LNG package for Harvey GulfHarvey Gulf has chosen Wärtsilä to supply a complete LNG package, including propulsion, auxiliaries and controls, for its new STX Marine-designed offshore support vessel bound for the U…

Caterpillar

Apr 28, 2012

Caterpillar’s new Piracicaba, Sao Paulo manufacturing facility has made its first deliveries to the burgeoning Brazilian offshore market: four Cat 3512 diesel electric propulsion gen sets to Navship, a local shipbuilder operated by Edison Chouest Offshore.

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