Hyundai Heavy Delivers World’s Largest Semi-Submersible Drilling Rig

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries says it has delivered the world's largest semi-submersible drilling rig to Diamond Offshore. The rig, named Ocean Greatwhite, was delivered to the Houston-based drilling contractor on July 2015. At 123 meters long by 78 meters wide, the semi-submersible is touted as the world's largest semi-submersible drilling rig, according … [Read more...]

Meet the “MF Boknafjord”: World’s Largest LNG-Powered Ferry Named

The world's largest gas powered ferry was named yesterday in a ceremony held at the Fiskerstrand Shipyard in Norway.  Named the MF Boknafjord, the LNG-powered ferry was ordered by Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1 to serve the growing demand to move passengers and cars on the Arsvagen-Mortavika route which crosses the Boknafjord in Rogaland County, Norway. Fjord1 has been … [Read more...]

HHI Loads World’s Largest Offshore Platform – North Rankin B

It's hard to talk about "world's largest" in maritime and offshore manufacturing without mentioning Hyundai Heavy Shipyard, and this is no different.  That's because this weekend HHI loaded onto a barge what is now the world's largest offshore platform for final touches and delivery. The platform, called the North Rankin B, was ordered by Australia's Wood-Side Energy as part … [Read more...]

World’s Third Largest Boat Hoist Delivered

The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard expanded their marine transportation, construction-repair and marine logistics business with the acquisition of a Marine Travelift 700C mobile boat hoist. The new 770-ton mobile boat hoist is the largest on the Great Lakes and the third largest in the world (next to the Marine Travelift 1000-ton in Norfolk, Virginia and … [Read more...]