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

ST Engineering introduces innovative SOV design

An offshore wind Service Operation Vessel (SOV) design developed by ST Engineering will be available from both its Singapore yards and its Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The SOV is based

JV aims to build and operate U.S. offshore wind support vessels

Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH (BSO) and MidOcean Wind LLC (MOW) have entered into a joint venture to build and operate support vessels for the U.S. offshore wind industry as well as to

Foss inks U.S. offshore wind MOU with Østensjø Rederi

Foss Maritime LLC, Seattle, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Haugesund, Norway, headquartered Østensjø Rederi AS to establish a partnership to provide domestic Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) for offshore wind projects

Schulte back at Ulstein for third offshore wind SOV

JULY 31, 2018 — Germany’s Bernard Schulte Offshore has signed a contract with Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft covering construction of an offshore wind service operation vessel (SOV). The ship will be built

Gondan launches first SOV to be built in Spain

APRIL 27, 2016 — Spain’s Gondan Shipbuilders reports that its Figueras, Asturias, shipyard has launched the first offshore wind SOV (Service Operation Vessel) to be built in Spain. The event was attended

VIDEO: Damen launches walk-to-work wind farm SOV

MARCH 27, 2017 — Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, has launched the Bibby WaveMaster 1, the first of Damen’s purpose-built offshore wind Service Operations Vessels (SOV) with Walk-to-Work (W2W) capability,. When completed, Bibby

Louis Dreyfus orders wind farm vessel at Cemre Shipyard

FEBRUARY 8, 2017 — Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group, Paris, France, has ordered a new Wind Farm Service Operation Vessel (SOV) based on a design from Salt Ship Design in Stord, Norway. The

Ulstein starts sea trials of X-Stern SOV

JUNE 10, 2015 — Ulstein Verft reports that the first vessel equipped with its innovative X -Stern left its Ulsteinvik, Norway, shipyard for sea trials on Tuesday. The 88 m vessel, Ulstein

Rolls-Royce to design and equip Ostensjo wind farm vessel

MAY 26, 2016 — Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Spanish shipyard Astilleros Gondan to supply the design and equipment for the second UT 540 WP design Service Operation Vessel (SOV) that