Norwegian Offshore Supply Vessel First to Replace LNG Engine with Battery Power

The Norwegian offshore supply vessel Viking Princess has become the first vessel of its kind to have one of its main engines replaced with battery power. Viking Princess completed sea trials and the new hybrid energy system was handed over to Eidesvik Offshore on October 9, 2017. Eidesvik and signed a contract with Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä in May to replace … [Read more...]

Offshore Slump Has Norway’s Eidesvik Turning to Wind

The prolonged slump in the offshore oil and gas market has Norwegian offshore service specialists Eidesvik turning to offshore wind for work amid Eidesvik Offshore announced this week that it has entered into a service and support vessel with Siemens Wind Power, its first contract within offshore wind sector. Under the agreement, Eidesvik’s vessel Acergy Viking … [Read more...]

Ship Photo of the Day – World’s First Battery-Powered Retrofit-To-Be

This is Eidesvik Offshore's LNG-powered Viking Queen, which has just been signed on to become the world's first offshore vessel to be retrofitted with shipboard battery power. The 2008-built Viking Queen will be fitted with an Energy Storage System from ZEM AS with a capacity of 650kWH that can supply up to 1600kW. The hybrid system is expected to reduce fuel consumption by … [Read more...]

Viking Neptun Profiled [VIDEO]

The high spec offshore construction vessel Viking Neptun was delivered last month to Norwegian shipowner Eidesvik from Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The 145 meter x 31 meter vessel was designed by Salt Ship Design and is not only the largest in Eidesvik's fleet, but the largest ever built at Kleven Verft. The following video was produced by Fuglefjellet AS. … [Read more...]

Kleven Delivers New Subsea Monster to Eidesvik

Offshore vessel owners around the world are so jealous right now of Eidesvik. The Norwegian offshore vessel owner accepted delivery today of the 145 meter long construction vessel Viking Neptune from Kleven AS shipyard. This ice-class 1B vessel is kitted out for serious offshore work with two cranes of 400 ton and 100 ton capacities, respectively, and a carousel for … [Read more...]