Chouest building mini CTV for offshore wind market

Chouest building mini CTV for offshore wind market

(CUT OFF, La.) — Offshore vessel operator, builder and owner Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) has started construction of the U.S. offshore wind industry’s first mini crew transfer vessel (CTV). The newbuild was designed by Chartwell Marine of the United Kingdom. Set to begin operating in summer 2024 for Orsted and its U.S.-based joint venture partner, Eversource Energy, the CTV will…
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Maine colleges, Diamond Offshore Wind partner on training

Maine colleges, Diamond Offshore Wind partner on training

(PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, CASTINE, Maine, and BUCKSPORT, Maine) — On Tuesday, leaders from the Maine Community College System (MCCS), Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) and Diamond Offshore Wind announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to a partnership that will map out workforce needs of the offshore wind industry in Maine and support the development of offshore wind…
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Clarksons: Fleet a challenge for U.S. offshore wind

Clarksons: Fleet a challenge for U.S. offshore wind

(LONDON) — Clarksons Research has released a new report profiling the offshore wind sector in the United States, including a capacity forecast out to 2030, analysis of the fleet of vessels set to serve the growing U.S. sector, and coverage of recent federal government policies. Reviewing the data, Steve Gordon, managing director of Clarksons Research, commented: • "The U.S. offshore…
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SUNY Maritime receives $1.3 million for offshore wind training

SUNY Maritime receives $1.3 million for offshore wind training

(BRONX, N.Y.) – SUNY Maritime College has received two grants totaling $1.3 million to establish a Global Wind Organization (GWO) certified training center. The first grant of $800,000 was awarded to the college by the U.S. Department of Labor Community Project Funding as a result of advocacy by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. A second award of $500,000 was granted…
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Crowley, Tugdock partner on platforms for offshore wind

Crowley, Tugdock partner on platforms for offshore wind

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­– Crowley has announced a new investment in Tugdock, developers of the world’s first road-transportable floating dry dock known as the Tugdock Submersible Platform (TSP), to help advance offshore wind energy in the United States. Crowley and Tugdock will explore potential use of the platforms in locations such as the U.S. West Coast, where depth and conventional dry…
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Palfinger unveils new transfer system for offshore personnel

Palfinger unveils new transfer system for offshore personnel

(SALZBURG, Austria) — At Nor-Shipping 2023, Palfinger Marine will for the first time showcase a model of the new, fully 3D-compensated offshore passenger transfer system (OPTS). Designed specifically for marine applications, the OPTS facilitates the safe and efficient transfer of people and cargo between a vessel and an offshore installation such as a wind turbine or drilling platform. To take…
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