Ship Photo of the Day – Jacked Up In a North Sea Wind Farm

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's "Brave Tern" and "Bold Tern" jacked up at Global Tech 1 Offshore Windfarm in the North Sea off the coast of Germany. The wind farm’s array consists of 80 wind turbines each with a capacity of 5 megawatts making for total capacity of 400 megawatts. The Gusto MCS-designed Brave Tern and Bold Tern are self-elevating and self-propelled wind … [Read more...]

Ulstein Unveils New Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Ulstein today unveiled a custom-designed installation vessel for Norwegian-based NorWind Installer specifically designed for the offshore wind industry. The innovative DP foundation installation vessel is a customized version of the multi-purpose offshore construction vessel Deepwater Enabler vessel designed by Ulstein. The new vessel is designed for world-wide operations … [Read more...]

Interesting Ship of The Week – MPI Discovery and MPI Adventure

MPI Resolution courtesy MPI Offshore This week's interesting ships are MPI Offshore's MPI Discovery and MPI Adventure, two state-of-the-art Transport Installation Vessel's (TIV), purpose-built for offshore wind farm installation and construction.  The Discovery and Adventure come on the heals of the MPI Resolution, the world's first purpose-built vessel for installing … [Read more...]

SEAFOX 5 offshore wind turbine installation vessel lands first job

Keppel FELS has announced Tuesday that its new multi-purpose self-elevating platform (MPSEP), SEAFOX 5, has secured its first job in offshore wind market in a contract with joint-venture Aarsleff Bilfinger Berger (ABJV) Dan Tysk.  The SEAFOX 5, owned and managed with the Seafox Group, will be deployed for foundation works at DanTysk in the German Sector of the North Sea, … [Read more...]

High Performance Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

PHOTO: This HPTIV can operate in year around weather conditions with an operational water depth range of 4.5 to 50 m - courtesy Wärtsilä With the market for offshore wind farms rapidly developing, Wärtsilä and Aker Solutions have agreed to combine forces to develop a new and environmentally sound concept for offshore wind farm installation vessels. Under the agreement, … [Read more...]