First hybrid daughter craft

North Star to build world’s first hybrid daughter craft

Daughter craft are used by the offshore wind industry to safely transfer technicians between the in-field service operation vessel (SOV), where they live while working offshore, to the wind turbines to undertake

IslandDiligence will be used forSOV duties

Island Offshore wins SOV contract on floating wind farm

Equinor has awarded Ulsteinvik, Norway, headquartered Island Offshore a contract for service operation vessel (SOV) for the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm project in Norway. The contract will be served by W2W

Mini SOV

OSD-IMT develops battery-hybrid “mini SOV”

Hoofddorp, Netherlands, based ship design specialist OSD-IMT has developed a design for a 51-meter battery-hybrid “mini SOV,” the OSD-IMT 9604, that bridges the gap between large offshore wind crew transfer vessels (CTVs)

Offshore wind and Jones Act finance

Fair (offshore) winds for the Jones Act finance market

By Basil M. Karatzas, Founder, Karatzas Marine Advisors & Company Until recently, the offshore drilling market had the distinction of employing the most expensive assets in the maritime industry. A decade ago,

Crowley Maritime's Offshore Wind Plan

10 Minutes with Crowley’s Jonathan Zier

At March’s TTB 2021, Jonathan Zier, manager-business development of offshore services for Crowley Maritime, spoke on tug and barge opportunities for U.S. offshore wind installations. Last month, Zier told us more. Marine


VIDEO: First SWATH SOV will serve 3 wind farms

Set to enter service later this year, the 60-meter Groene Wind is the first Service Operation Vessel ordered by the DEME Group. The Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) vessel will be

Crowley Esvagt service operation vessel (SOV)

Crowley teams with Esvagt in U.S. offshore wind JV

Jacksonville, Fla., based Crowley Maritime and Esbjerg, Denmark, headquartered Esvagt are partnering in a joint venture to bolster the supply of purpose-built Jones Act vessels to support the emerging U.S. offshore wind

New report on positioning U.S. offshore wind for expansion

ABS has published a report evaluating the U.S. offshore wind industry’s readiness to deliver the 40 gigawatts of capacity that the International Energy Agency estimates will be installed by 2040. The report

Enviromax SOV design vessel

TAI develops diesel electric hybrid Jones Act SOV design

New Orleans headquartered Technology Associates Inc. (TAI), has added a diesel-electric hybrid offshore wind farm Service Operation Vessel (SOV) design to its EnviroMax vessel series. The TAI EnviroMax vessels have been designed

ABS awards Vard Marine AIP for second Jones Act SOV design

Vard Marine Inc. reports that, with U.S. offshore wind projects picking up speed, it has been accelerating its design efforts and has now obtained its second ABS Approval in Principle (AIP) for