Offshore support vessels

Smart charging at the end of the gangway

Smart charging at the end of the gangway

The new 7017 E service operation vessel (SOV) from Damen has a trick up its sleeve – or more accurately, at the end of its gangway, writes Stevie Knight. Importantly, it’s a trick that promises to allow the vessel to run on battery power alone. This recent 4,300gt design will, like its SOV 7017 predecessor, […]

Albwardy Damen yards operating at full capacity

Albwardy Damen yards operating at full capacity

Strong demand from offshore customers is helping maintain high levels of utilisation at the company’s yards in Sharjah and Dubai UAE-based shipyard operator Albwardy Damen reports that its repair teams have been running at full capacity throughout 2023. This follows a very busy 2022 for the company. High oil prices have led to high levels […]

Gennal’s Blue G batteries keep things cool

Gennal’s Blue G batteries keep things cool

A new non-flammable battery type, based on vanadium redox technology, will soon have a chance to demonstrate its benefits in a maritime setting Class society ABS has issued New Technology Qualification (NTQ) status to a non-flammable marine battery technology developed by Gennal Engineering of Singapore. The battery system, called Blue G, is reportedly based on […]

AHSV Merlin conjures cost effective magic for offshore wind

AHSV Merlin conjures cost effective magic for offshore wind

Autonomous technology meets alt-fuel readiness in SAFE Boats International’s ambitious AHSV Merlin, which has been carefully developed to conjure up cost efficiency on offshore wind farm pre-assessment missions As with offshore wind farm support vessels, it’s not unreasonable to expect research and survey vessels to ‘green up’ their operations. After all, there’s a certain irony […]

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