Offshore

Prysmian Group boosts its CLV fleet

Prysmian Group boosts its CLV fleet

Italian-based energy and telecoms systems provider Prysmian Group has announced plans for two further cable-laying vessels (CLVs) to meet the growing demand for submarine cable systems for interconnections and offshore wind farm projects. The first vessel, to be designed and built by Norwegian shipyard Vard, a subsidiary of Fincantieri Group, will be built to the […]

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 […]

Kongsberg enters the age of Discovery

Kongsberg enters the age of Discovery

When Kongsberg Maritime acquired Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine in 2019 it raised the Norwegian-headquartered company’s status as an innovator of maritime and offshore technology solutions to new heights, but one with such a plethora of products, services and research it could be difficult to navigate. Conscious of the need to streamline its business areas, at the […]

[Press Release] Glasgow’s Ultimate Boats delivers fully recyclable workboat to tidal turbine pioneer Orbital Marine

[Press Release] Glasgow’s Ultimate Boats delivers fully recyclable workboat to tidal turbine pioneer Orbital Marine

ExoTechnologies, the maritime green technologies start-up, has delivered a fully recyclable, high-performance workboat to pioneering tidal turbine developers Orbital Marine Power to support its offshore operation. The vessel, built from ExoTechnologies’ DANUTM composite material technology, will be used to transport engineers to Orbital Marine Power’s O2, the world’s most powerful tidal turbine off Orkney. The […]

Improving vessel design with hull stress and fatigue data

Improving vessel design with hull stress and fatigue data

Hull stress monitoring has been a feature of commercial shipping since the 1990s, but according to Terje Sannerud from marine structural monitoring specialist Light Structures, it is today finding applications for improving ship design, insightful maintenance and potentially extending the period between dry-dockings allowing for cost savings without compromising ship safety. Ships can become damaged, […]

EverClean navigates hull maintenance requirements

EverClean navigates hull maintenance requirements

Intelligent robots promise shipowners an ‘always clean’ approach that benefits CII ratings   The management of biofouling is an increasingly important element within the fleet maintenance strategies of all shipowners and operators as they strive to meet demanding environmental protection and decarbonisation targets. The use of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) is growing in response to […]

Inspection lead role for Dive-LD AUV?

Inspection lead role for Dive-LD AUV?

Anduril Industries is partnering with the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC), US to autonomously inspect undersea power infrastructure using its Dive-LD AUV. The partnership aims to optimise emerging technologies for offshore renewable energy development in the US by reducing downtime and controlling costs. The Dive-LD is a modular and customisable large displacement […]

Aberdeen company offers UXO disposal with lower impact

Aberdeen company offers UXO disposal with lower impact

EODEX, a UXO disposal specialist based in Aberdeen, UK, reports that it can offer “low order deflagration” techniques to neutralise mines and other munitions around developing European offshore wind sites, and is hoping to score more contracts within this sector. The group’s disposal solution differs significantly from ‘high order’ techniques, which typically involve using large […]

CII drives hull and propeller cleaning interest

CII drives hull and propeller cleaning interest

SeaTec Services reports increased demand for its propeller polishing and hull cleaning services on the back of the latest IMO environmental regulations UK-based SeaTec Services last year launched its new closed-circuit propeller polishing system, which features technology that captures biofouling and metal particles and removes them safely to the surface for filtering. Over the past […]

SGS delivers underwater shell plate damage repair

SGS delivers underwater shell plate damage repair

Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) supports offshore asset maintenance with in-water technical repairs worldwide and a recent project highlights its capabilities in this field Following an initial enquiry about a 27,000gt semi-submersible accommodation barge with underwater hull damage, and a requirement to remove its thrusters to facilitate repairs, SGS’ underwater specialists applied what Jonathan Baker, director, […]

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