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At Annual Meeting, GNO Inc.’s Michael Hecht Says It’s Time to ‘Change the Game’
Rich Collins,

NEW ORLEANS — Michael Hecht, president and CEO of Greater New Orleans Inc., says he wants to “change the game” in regard to economic development in southeast Louisiana....

March 18, 2022
U.S. offshore wind auction draws record $4.37 bln in bids
Valerie Volcovici,

WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The Biden administration's sale of offshore wind development rights off the coasts of New York and New Jersey drew a record $4.37 billion in high bids from developers that included major European energy companies.

February 26, 2022
Eneti Shelves Plans for Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel
Mike Schuler,

Offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) company Eneti Inc. says it has “discontinued discussions” with a U.S. shipyard for the construction of a Jones Act-compliant WTIV.

February 1, 2022
Weeks Marine takes delivery of 78' modified lugger tug
Ken Hocke,

Coden, Ala.-based Rodriguez Shipbuilding finished in January a new 78'x30'x11'6" lugger tug for Weeks Marine, Houma, La. The James K was designed by the shipyard, the owner, and MINO Marine, New Orleans.

January 11, 2022
Nimbix Case Study

JARVICE™ and the Nimbix Cloud enable newcomer MiNO Marine to penetrate a crowded market with a totally new vessel design in less than 12 months. Today, MiNO Marine, LLC, performs full spectrum ship design, from blank pieceof-paper to production engineering, primarily for the offshore and oil and gas market.

August 4, 2021
More Than 100 New Offshore Wind Vessels Needed by 2030 to Meet Demand
Bartolomej Tomic, Offshore Engineer

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.

June 30, 2021
Versatile Weeks dredge tender built tough from bottom up
Professional Mariner, Brian Gauvin

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.

May 2, 2021
Another MiNO Marine design delivered to the Inland Market
Waterways Journal

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.

May 7, 2021
The US Offshore Wind Market and the Vessels Required to Support It
David Bourg PhD PE

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.

March 30, 2021
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An Analysis of Alternatives for the Development of Jones Act Compliant Windfarm Construction Vessel Fleets.
MiNO Marine

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.

March 8, 2021
Marine News' Top Boats of 2020

MiNO Marine featured on MarineLink Top Boats of 2020.

February 12, 2021
GNO, Inc. 2021 Annual Meeting
MiNO Marine

MiNO Marine featured at the Greater New Orleans Inc, 2021 Annual Meeting Presentation: Better Tomorrow.

February 5, 2021
Construction set to start on second MiNO 6000 towboat, Nick Blenkey

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.

July 9, 2019
Let MiNO be your Subchapter M Advocate
MiNO Marine LLC

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.

July 9, 2018
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Subchapter M: Your Options and MiNO's Services
Chris Townsend, PE; and, David Muller, PE

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.

November 14, 2017
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Subchapter M: Requirements Effective Now
Bourg, Sloan, Muller

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.

August 18, 2016
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MiNO Liftboats Participate in First US Offshore Wind Farm Installation
Liliana Rodriguez

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.

August 4, 2016