DONG Energy Declares Option for Second Wind Farm Service Vessel

DONG Energy has declared option for a second wind turbine Service Operation Vessel with Norwegian-based shipping company Østensjø Rederi requiring the construction of a newbuild vessel. The newbuild will be sister vessel to the SOV awarded by Dong Energy last year and will function as a mother ship for wind turbine technicians servicing the Hornsea Project One wind farm … [Read more...]

Look up there! It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s a ship?!

Yes, that's right, it's a ship [a self-propelled DP2 jack-up, heavy lift ship to be precise].  For the uninitiated, it could look like the Empire's AT-AT landing craft on the ice planet of Hoth from Star Wars (I know, super nerd). However, what you're looking at here is Keppel Corp's innovative concept platform to service a variety of offshore activities, particularly the … [Read more...]

Damen Launches Wind Farm Service Vessels for SeaZip

Last week, two twin axe catamarans of the successful Damen FCS 2610 type have been launched at Damen's newbuilding yard in Singapore. Both vessels will be completed in the coming weeks after which they will be transported to the Damen yard in Gorinchem, The Netherlands where they will be delivered to SeaZip Offshore Service coming September. The Damen FCS 2610 … [Read more...]

The Voith Linear Jet: Combining the Best of Two Options

By Kevin Sorbello, Chief Engineer Voith Turbo announced their first Voith Linear Jet (VLJ) order by Turbine Transfers UK in February of this year.  The Voith Linear Jet drives will be installed on a 19 meter BMT Nigel Gee designed Wind Support Vessel, used to transport personnel and equipment to and from offshore wind turbines.  The VLJ is a departure from the water jet … [Read more...]