Heavy Lift

Exploring new frontiers in marine salvage

Exploring new frontiers in marine salvage

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 […]

Ulstein develops ‘smarter’ monopile installation

Ulstein develops ‘smarter’ monopile installation

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 […]

Offshore wind steers heavy lift shipping towards greener future

Offshore wind steers heavy lift shipping towards greener future

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 […]

Jack-up giant ready for next-gen offshore wind farms

Jack-up giant ready for next-gen offshore wind farms

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 […]

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