For Hire: Battery Hybrid PSVs
Systems integrator and equipment maker Rolls-Royce has quietly been adding hybridizing energy-storage packages to a diverse list of vessels. Yet, so, too, has one of its clients — Louisiana-based SEACOR Marine, as it reacts early to tightened emissions and energy-management standards, or EMS, for vessels plying Europe and North America. Fuel savings and energy-company clients seeking green credentials are, it turns out, just part of the upside driving battery retrofits.The fuel savings to be had for keeping thrusters on battery power are a powerful selling point, to be sure.
Offshore: Ulstein and the First U.S. Built X-Bow
Veteran Norwegian designer and builder Ulstein will, for the first time, build one of its signature X-Bow hull designs in the U.S., Maritime Reporter has learned. Edison Chouest Offshore’s LaShip shipyard in Louisiana is keen to build, and has found a Norwegian partner to share the risk. Judging by ever-evolving Ulstein business models and Jones Act strictures, Ulstein’s U.S. foray could lead to series production of the SX 165 offshore construction vessel. The U.S.-built combined light well-intervention and inspection, maintenance and repair vessel will be the second of the type.
Rolls-Royce Secures Island Offshore Contract
Rolls-Royce has won a $11.3 million order to provide design, integrated power and propulsion systems and equipment for an offshore service vessel for Norwegian ship owner Island Offshore. The offshore service vessel will be built at VARD shipyard in Brevik, Norway and is due for delivery in January 2016. In March this year Island Offshore placed an order for two Rolls-Royce designed vessels, due for delivery in 2015 from the same shipyard. The latest Rolls-Royce designed offshore support vessel will encompass an integrated power and propulsion system incorporating main engines…
Scana Propulsion Gets Two OSV Contracts
Scana Propulsion, a subsidiary of Scana Industrier ASA, says it has signed two contracts for delivery of propulsion equipment to sophisticated offshore vessels. The total value of the contracts are about 38 million NOK. The contract with Flensburger Schiffbau GmbH in Germany is for delivery of propulsion systems for two Well Intervention vessels for Siem Offshore, Norway. The vessels are of a SALT307 design and will be built by the Flensburger Shipyard, Germany. The propulsion…
Rolls-Royce Develops OSV for Island Offshore
Rolls-Royce has won an order to provide integrated design and ship equipment for a highly innovative offshore vessel for Norwegian ship owner Island Offshore. The new striking UT 777 design has been developed in close cooperation with Island Offshore, to be used in offshore drilling operations during harsh weather conditions. The vessel (MOU) will be built in Japan by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and is scheduled for delivery in 2017. The contract is worth around £25 million to Rolls-Royce.
Rolls-Royce Subsea Construction Vessel Delivered to Island Offshore
Island Crown is the latest vessel to come from the relationship between Island Offshore and Rolls-Royce. Once again the UT 776 CD has been selected as the basis for a vessel to meet some special offshore requirements. Over the past few years, the Norwegian shipowner has added several batches of the UT 776 platform supply vessel to its fleet, including two fuelled with LNG. This time around, the design brief was a vessel that will usually spend its time connected to an offshore platform, acting as a hotel for people working on the platform.
Norway's Vard Wins OSV Contract
Vard contracted by Island Offshore for the construction of an advanced offshore support vessel (OSV) of Rolls-Royce design. The value of the contract amounts to approximately NOK 400 million and delivery is scheduled from Vard Brevik in Norway in Q3-2014. The hull of the vessel will be delivered from Vard Braila's shipyard in Romania. The Island Offshore Group is a leading provider of services to the offshore industry managing a fleet of 23 high quality vessels with an average age of less than four years, currently operating in Brazil, Mexico, USA and in the North Sea.
Island Offshore Opts for Ulstein Vessel
Ulstein contracts with Island Offshore & their American partner Edison Chouest Offshore for delivery of a multifunctional OSV. The offshore vessel is based on ULSTEIN’s SX121 design, prepared and tailored for the well intervention, IMR and SURF segments, and meets the latest requirements for both well intervention and offshore construction work. The newbuild is scheduled for delivery in May 2014. The ship will be based on the proven and solid SX121 design, a platform on which ULSTEIN has previously built five ships.
Ocean Offshore's 'Island Pioneer' Chartered
Island Offshore has agreed a new 2-year contract for the SCV Island Pioneer with Ocean Mexicana SA de CV. The sub-sea construction vessel (SCV) has been working for OM since delivery in April 2006 and the new contract will run in direct continuation with the current contract. Island Pioneer is of P101 Ulstein Design and is equipped with DP II, a 140 ton offshore crane and accommodation for 87 persons. The vessel will perform a variety of subsea and light construction work during this charter.
LNG Powered OSV Delivered to Island Offshore
Island Offshore's new UT 776 CDG design vessel 'Island Contender' delivered by STX Brevik shipbuilders. The owners say that fuel consumption measurements show that it was correct to go for this configuration: two larger gas engines which can be used alone or together in all operational situations, and twin diesel engines if more power is required. With the actual prices of gas and gasoil it is a considerable saving to utilize gas, and from the environmental point of view it is also much better.
Rolls-Royce's First Gas Powered PSV Delivered
Rolls-Royce announce that Island Offshore has taken delivery of Island Crusader, the first gas powered Rolls-Royce offshore vessel. This new and advanced UT 776 CDG platform supply vessel, is the first of two ordered by Island Offshore. This is the first offshore vessel to feature lean burn gas engines as main engines. As a result Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions will be reduced by about 90 percent while Sulphur Oxide (SOx) emissions and particulates will be negligible. CO2 emissions will also be significantly reduced.
Rolls Royce to Design, Power, Hi-tech Subsea Vessel
The versatile UT 737 CD vessel will support the most demanding subsea projects, including constructing and servicing oil and gas wells on the sea bed, up to 3,000 metres below sea level. In order to support such challenging missions the vessel will include special features, including two independent systems for launching and recovering Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), a 125 tonne offshore crane that compensates for wave movements and an advanced offshore tower which handles subsea equipment through a large opening in the hull of the vessel, called a moon pool.
Rolls-Royce Secures Two OSV Design Contracts
Rolls-Royce, a global power systems company, today announced that it has won a £15 million order to provide design, integrated power and propulsion systems and equipment for two offshore service vessels for ship owner Island Offshore. The contract includes options of four additional vessels. Per Kristian Furø, Rolls-Royce General Sales Manager – Offshore said: “We have worked very closely with Island Offshore over the last decade to develop a wide range of advanced high quality platform supply and subsea service vessels.
Island Offshore Chooses Rolls-Royce Propulsion Systems
Rolls-Royce recently won a £20 million (over $32.5 million) order to design and supply power and propulsion systems for two UT 776 CD supply vessels for Island Offshore. Island Offshore were the first to introduce the UT 776 CD ship, which is designed to transport supplies to and from offshore oil and gas platforms. These vessels are the ninth and tenth ordered by the operator to date. In addition to the ship design, the order includes a fully-integrated diesel-electric power and propulsion system, featuring four Rolls-Royce Bergen engines, to power two Azipull thrusters.