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Japan: MOL, MOLMEC to Launch More Offshore Wind Training Courses as ClassNK Approval Granted

Feb 17, 2023

Japanese firms Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and MOL Marine & Engineering Co (MOLMEC) have been granted basic approval from ClassNK for two new training courses related to offshore wind power generation. The courses, for power cable laying and anchor handling training…

Siemens Gamesa Charters NYK CTV for Japanese Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 16, 2023

Siemens Gamesa and the Japanese shipping and logistics company NYK have signed a time charter contract for a crew transfer vessel (CTV) that will be used at an offshore wind farm in Japan.The CTV will be owned by NYK and managed by Hokkaido-based Hokuyo Kaiun Co…

Offshore Wind: Floating Wind is the Future

Jan 31, 2023

$3 billion forecast to be invested in new anchor handlers to meet floating wind demand.Floating wind is an emerging technology. Currently being tested in small scale demonstration and pilot projects, global floating wind commissioned capacity at the end of 2022 was less than 200 MW…

Japan's Marubeni Starts Commercial Ops at Akita Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 31, 2023

Japanese trading firm Marubeni Corp started commercial operation based on the feed-in tariff program for renewable energy at Akita Port offshore wind farm on Tuesday, it said in a statement.Japan's offshore wind power market, part of the country's goal to be carbon neutral by 2050…

Indonesia Dispatches Warship to Monitor Chinese Coast Guard Vessel Near Offshore Fields

Jan 16, 2023

Indonesia has deployed a warship to its North Natuna Sea to monitor a Chinese coast guard vessel that has been active in a resource-rich maritime area, the country's naval chief said on Saturday of an area that both countries claim as their own…

China, Philippines Agree to Handle Disputes Peacefully, Resume Joint Offshore Oil Exploration Talks

Jan 05, 2023

China and the Philippines have agreed to set up a direct communications channel between their foreign ministries on the South China Sea to handle disputes peacefully, they said on Thursday.Their agreement, which contained 14 elements aimed at…

Report: Output from Shell's Prelude FLNG Shut Again

Dec 22, 2022

Shell has stopped production at its Prelude floating LNG plant off Western Australia after a fire.A Shell spokesperson told Reuters on Thursday that the fire at the giant FLNG unit 'was rapidly extinguished.'The 488-meter-long, Shell-operated…

AG&P, ADNOC L&S to Convert LNG Carrier into FSU and Deploy it in India

Dec 21, 2022

Atlantic Gulf & Pacific International Holdings (AG&P) have signed a charter agreement to use ADNOC L&S 's LNG Carrier Gasha, as a Floating Storage Unit (FSU).The LNG carrier will be used at AG&P's LNG import terminal in India, which will be commissioned in the second half of 2024…

Wind Turbine Maker Vestas to Hire First Asia-designed CSOV

Dec 15, 2022

Shipbuilder Marco Polo Marine's Taiwan-based subsidiary, PKR Offshore, has signed a deal with wind turbine maker Vestas Taiwan Co., Ltd, for the maiden deployment of its new Commissioning Service Operations Vessel (CSOV).The new CSOV, which will be able to accommodate up to 110 persons…

Chinese Firm Takes Delivery of Offshore Wind Crew Transfer Vessel

Dec 12, 2022

Chinese company Goldsea Marine Offshore Engineering has taken delivery of a new Incat Crowther-designed catamaran crew transfer vessel. The Incat Crowther 32, built by AFAI Southern Shipyard in Guangzhou, has a large cargo zone and a maximum speed of up to 25 knots…

Marco Polo Marine Eyes Offshore Wind Work in Japan

Dec 06, 2022

Marco Polo Marine, a Singapore-listed offshore vessel company, is looking to enter the Japanese offshore wind market and has signed a memorandum of understanding with 'K' Line Wind Service in that regard.Both parties, according to Marco Polo Marine…

Valeura Energy Books Tanker for Gulf of Thailand Oil Field

Dec 02, 2022

Oil and gas company Valeura Energy has entered into a definitive agreement with PT Samudra Alam Transport to charter the MT Vula crude oil tanker to store oil produced from the Wassana oil field, offshore in the Gulf of Thailand.In Q2 2022,…

Keel Laying Ceremony Held for Two Shanghai Electric SOVs

Nov 30, 2022

A keel-laying ceremony was held for two Ulstein-designed offshore wind service operation vessels (SOV) on Wednesday at the ZPMC yard.Shanghai Electric, a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer, ordered the two vessels of the Ulstein SX195 and SX197 designs…

Inmarsat Provides Connectivity Solutions for Vallianz Holdings' OSV Fleet

Nov 17, 2022

Singapore-based offshore support vessel owner Vallianz Holdings is working to speed up the digitalization of its fleet of offshore support vessels (OSV) with a comprehensive package of connectivity services from Inmarsat.According to Inmarsat…

Chevron, Japan's MOL to Study CO2 Transportation from Singapore to Subsea Storage in Australia

Nov 10, 2022

Chevron Corporation and Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) have signed an agreement to study the feasibility of transporting liquefied carbon dioxide from Singapore to permanent storage locations offshore Australia. Chevron New Energies International Pte…

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