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Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) announced the completion of the second Ollis Class Staten Island Ferry for the City of New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Staten Island Ferry Division. The Sandy Ground, Hull 220, departed ESG’s Port St. Joe Shipyard passenger ready with the USCG Certificate of Inspection and the ABS Class Certificates in hand.“I am pleased to announce the newest Staten Island Ferry Sandy Ground is being delivered to New York City. This vessel honors our nation’s African-American heritage and will tell the story of the landmark Sandy Ground community,” said Joey D’Isernia, President of Eastern Shipbuilding Group.
Aukland ferry operator Fullers360 announced a new electric hybrid fast ferry will join its fleet in 2023.The new electric vessel with hybrid capabilities will have capacity to transport approximately 300 passengers servicing the company’s Devonport route, with capacity to travel to other destinations as needed. Designed by Incat Crowther, the vessel is a modular metro-level with overflow to the upper deck optimized to be up to 100% electric on the Devonport route.Fullers360’s CEO, Mike Horne, says the business recognizes the compounding contribution traditional modes of transport, such as diesel vehicles, make to New Zealand’s carbon emissions.
UK-based offshore vessel owner North Star Group has won another service operations vessel (SOV) contract at the Dogger Bank wind farm, this time for the third phase.North Star Group said Thursday it had secured a long-term charter worth about £90 million ($118,7 million) to deliver an additional ship for Dogger Bank C to support offshore wind technicians working in the field.The contract comes a week after SSE Renewables, with partner Equinor, reached financial close on Dogger Bank C, the third phase of what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, located in the UK North Sea.
Oslo-based subsea well intervention and installation services company AKOFS Offshore has signed a three-year contract with Brazil's Petrobras for its vessel Skandi Santos.Under the contract, the Skandi Santos will perform a broad scope of subsea services in Brazil. The services will start in Q4 2022 and the total contract value is about $107 million. AKOFS Offshore, owned by Akastor AS (50%), Mitsui & Co., Ltd (25%), and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (25%)., will be performing the Skandi Santos operations with its partners Bravante for marine services and IKM Subsea for ROV services.
A series of clauses has been drafted in response to strict new environmental legislation that will seek to reduce the industry's carbon emissions and which will change the way ships are operated in the futureFrom January 1, 2023, the International Maritime Organization's revised initial greenhouse gas rules will start to take effect, with the aim of reducing carbon emissions from ships by 40% from 2008 levels by 2030. This will involve ships meeting increased technical measures to improve a ship's energy efficiency (EEXI), and ongoing operational measures to reduce a ship's carbon intensity in accordance with a carbon intensity indicator (CII) regime.