The unique conditions of the salvage sector establish unique opportunities for speedy project innovation, variety and collaboration, writes Marine Masters project engineer Jouke Maijer. When I joined salvage experts Marine Masters two years ago, I found myself introduced to a fascinating sector that is vastly different from the installation and decommissioning projects of the offshore […]
With the offshore wind industry facing significant installation challenges due to the increasing size of monopile foundations, Norwegian ship designer Ulstein Design & Solutions BV says that it has introduced a safer, smarter and more competitive solution for their transportation, upending and installation using dynamic positioning. According to the company, its U-STERN system enables longitudinal […]
Wuhu Shipyard’s series of Orca class vessels for Germany’s SAL Heavy Lift and Jumbo Shipping will set new benchmarks in efficiency, it is claimed. Daniel Johnson reports. Currently the second-largest renewable source of electricity following hydropower, wind power is one of the cornerstones of the green energy transition. Offshore wind in particular holds enormous promise […]
With the increasing demand for decarbonisation and lower-cost green electricity, offshore wind turbine and foundation components continue to increase in size, to a point where their dimensions have largely outgrown the current market installation capability. The global offshore wind industry is already forecasting installation vessel shortages by the mid-decade. “The bigger the turbine, the more […]
Ship & Boat International eNews: August 2021
Damen will supply a floating crane barge to Australia-based operator TSA, which has been contracted to operate the barge and conduct trans-shipment services for Metro Mining’s Bauxite Hills Mine.