Over 100 new offshore wind turbine and foundation installation and maintenance vessels will be required for offshore projects planned over the next decade, as the number of proposed projects grows, but also as the turbines and foundations get larger, meaning the currently available fleet won't be able to install them. What is more, most of the current fleet could become obsolete by 2025. This is according to a new study by World Energy Reports.
Jack K., a 62.5-foot Cummins-powered dredge tender, is described by Weeks Marine’s project manager as a Swiss army knife for the tugboat set. The newbuild will assist dredges, tow dredges, push barges, handle anchors and move pipe, primarily along the Gulf Coast, while also carrying an oceans classification for towing equipment offshore.
Crounse Corporation, headquartered in Paducah, Ky., recently took delivery of the mv. Sandra Holt, one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly marine vessels operating on the inland waterway system. The 6,034 hp. vessel was constructed by Conrad Shipyard LLC, headquartered in Morgan City, La., and delivered with a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection for Subchapter M compliance and EPA Tier 4-compliant main engines.
Engineering package developed by MiNO Marine as an authorized 46 CFR 144.140 entity to comply with Subchapter M. NAMS 58th Annual National Conference presentation.
The typical offshore wind turbine generator (WTG) currently being installed worldwide produces 6 to 8 megawatts of electrical power and stands more than 100 meters above the ocean surface. This paper reviews the approach used at Block Island and discusses how it can be applied to future projects. An analysis of alternatives for various vessel fleet combinations that can be used for this purpose is provided.
MiNO Marine featured on MarineLink Top Boats of 2020.
MiNO Marine featured at the Greater New Orleans Inc, 2021 Annual Meeting Presentation: Better Tomorrow.
Jefferson, La., headquartered naval architecture firm MiNO Marine LLC reports that Conrad Amelia Shipyard will soon start production of the second vessel based on its new 6,000 hp inland towboat design.
Inspection of towing vessels under Subchapter M is well underway, and the required in-compliance date of July 20th, 2018 is rapidly approaching. MiNO Marine can help determine your vessel’s readiness for inspection, and we are standing by to be your Sub M advocate if any issues arise during the COI application process.
After more than a decade of regulatory development informed by an open dialogue with the marine industry, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued rules for the inspection of towing vessels under 46 CFR Subchapter M.
On June 20, 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard released the final rule for 46 CFR Subchapter M. While most requirements in the rule do not go into effect until July 20, 2018; there are, however, some requirements that are in effect now.
America's first offshore wind farm, Deepwater Wind's pilot project, is under construction 3 miles off the coast of Block Island. Three liftboats of MiNO Marine design have been involved in the historic installation. Two of the liftboats are currently at work on the site at this very moment. These liftboats are owned and operated by Montco Offshore.