The cost of chartering service operation vessels has increased significantly, and the market is moving in the direction of performance contracting as contracts for crew transfer vessels evolve and leading players such as Siemens Gamesa roll-our new strategies in response to a tightening market
Sovcomflot’s icebreaking standby vessel Yevgeny Primakov took the OSJ Support Vessel of the Year award at this year’s OSJ Conference, Awards & Exhibition, while CTV WEM 1 and Maersk Inventor gave it a run for its money
A Turkish yard with a track record of building service operation vessels for the offshore wind energy industry has launched the latest innovative example as new vessels are ordered and designs begin to be developed for the US market
Working in partnership with leading players in the country, a newly-formed company formed by businesses ultimately linked to Malaysian industrialist Robert Kuok aims to provide a wide range of services to Taiwan’s offshore wind industry
With the UK government poised to greenlight millions of pounds’ worth of new offshore wind developments, the UK Chamber of Shipping has warned that co-ordination and forward planning is essential to ensure new windfarms do not endanger vessels, lives or the environment
Offshore activity is increasing and more vessels are being chartered, but oversupply remains. Ed Martin looks at what can be done to bring these vessels back into service, and if it makes economic sense to do so
As highlighted before in OWJ, service operation vessel design has evolved rapidly in recent years – the latest delivery to Esvagt, one of the leading operators in this field, is a customised unit that uses boats to transfer personnel to turbines rather than a gangway
Demand for vessels capable of accommodating offshore wind technicians and enabling them to ‘walk to work’ using a motion compensated offshore access system is growing, as contracts awarded to Østensjø Rederi in 2016 demonstrate.
Primarily intended for work as a service operation vessel in the offshore wind industry, Bibby Marine Services’ Bibby WaveMaster 1 is also well suited to work in the offshore oil and gas industry, as contracts already awarded to the vessel demonstrate
Wind turbines and ships may not seem to have an obvious connection – unless you need to service offshore wind turbines, when an especially seaworthy, flexible and manoeuvrable vessel really comes into its own
Manufacturers of offshore access gangways say clients are looking for systems with greater capacity – including transferring equipment – and the ability to work at a range of heights whilst having a minimal footprint
Manufacturers of offshore access gangways say clients are looking for systems with greater capacity – including transferring equipment – and the ability to work at a range of heights while having a minimal footprint
A unique 2 day conference to be held on 4-5 September in Bergen, Norway. This event will examine how vessels of all sizes can achieve significant reductions in fuel consumption, maintenance costs and emissions.