First Jones Act wind turbine installation vessel in the works; Maersk continues to work on recovery from Petya cyber attack

Ingalls Shipbuilding to build first Flight III DDG 51
First Jones Act wind turbine installation vessel in the works
June 29, 2017 — Plans for the construction of the first Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel were unveiled recently by marine engineering firm Zentech Inc. and energy development project specialist Renewables Resources International. Zentech says the installation vessel will be a self-propelled, DP2 Class jack-up with four truss legs with spud cans—a proven oil & gas design—integrated into a newly built hull.

Vancouver ferry service to get a third Damen SeaBus
Just as it’s celebrating its 40th anniversary, TransLink has signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for an additional SeaBus to ferry passengers between downtown Vancouver and North Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.

Largest ever Chinese-built box ship has ABB turbochargers

The 20,000 TEU COSCO Shipping Taurus was launched last month by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (SWS) for delivery to COSCO Shipping Lines Co. Ltd. A further ten sister vessels are on order and will have the same ABB turbocharger configuration.

lsland Offshore order at Kawasaki has not been canceled

Contrary to our earlier report, Kawasaki Heavy Industries has not canceled the offshore vessel order placed in 2014 by Island Offshore.

VIDEO: Shell Prelude now under tow to Australia

The world’s largest floating LNG facility (FLNG) is now under tow from shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea, to gas fields off the coast of Western Australia. Towing it on the 5,800 km (3,600 miles) journey are three POSH Terasea tugs. A fourth tug acts as an escort.

Metalock Denmark now MAN PrimeServ On-site Recovery

MAN Diesel & Turbo took over Metalock in 2008, since when it has continued to provide in-situ machining services globally from its base in Copenhagen.

Cooper Group picks ABS for Subchapter M compliance

The newly signed contract establishes ABS as the exclusive Subchapter M TPO for Cooper Group and its subsidiaries: Crescent Towing, Cooper Marine & Timberlands and Plimsoll Towing.

Maersk continues to work on recovery from Petya cyber attack

“We continue to assess the situation. Until this analysis is complete, we cannot be specific about how many sites and locations are affected or when normal business operations are restored. The aggregate impact on our business is being assessed.”