Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced that it has taken part in the Quadriga sustainable shipping project which aims to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship with wind-assisted propulsion.
Transfer of the DolWin beta, the largest capacity wind power high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) offshore platform ever built, is now underway from Drydocks World’s yard in Dubai to Haugesund in Norway. The platform was successfully loaded aboard the Mighty Servant 1 owned by Dockwise on June 17, following its floating out to sea, 25nm off Dubai, last week.
Switzerland’s ABB has installed the world’s most powerful offshore wind connector station, in a three-day operation in the North Sea.
Njord Offshore has confirmed an option for two further crew transfer and service vessels, amounting to a total of eight vessels, from shipbuilder Strategic Marine.
DNV has launched a significant revision to the rules for wind farm service vessels (WFSV) to improve the safety of these specialised vessels which are undertaking multiple roles further and further offshore. The announcement was made at the Seawork exhibition and forum which is taking place between 25 and 27 June in Southampton, UK.
London: Lloyd’s Register (LR) has completed the initial phase of joint study with shipowner Zodiac and renewables company Totem into wind-generation aboard a bulk carrier, concluding that the technology "may be considered" for auxiliary power generation.