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OFFSHORE WEEK

It is a refreshing change to note that none of the OSVs we will review this week have been designed primarily for the massively over-hyped and insanely over-subsidised offshore wind market. That sector has certainly produced some very interesting, imaginative and innovative boats but its boom will end once the world awakens to the true cost and ramifications of “alternative energy”.

OSVs • Exploration • Extraction • Processing • Construction • Storage • Operations • Renewables

Of course, there will be massive opportunities available to the OSV sector when all those windmills wear out and have to be replaced or, more likely and importantly, removed. The costs of those unforseen collateral exercises will be enormous and will provide the sector with plenty of work in a decade or so.

Meanwhile, this week, Baird Maritime reviews a series of very impressive aluminium crewboats from three very experienced and well respected designer-builders. All are quite different in size and capability and, probably, prices. However, they are all equally capable of performing the tasks they were designed and built for.


Vessel Reviews:


Features and Opinion:

COLUMN | Newcomers claim the glory? Guyana, Suriname and the other contenders [Offshore Accounts]

“As oil prices recover, new players are also emerging on the energy stage to challenge the long-established OPEC producers.”

– by Hieronymus Bosch, anonymous commentator and Baird Maritime’s insider in the world of offshore oil and gas operations

FEATURE | Dutch heavy-lift specialist Mammoet and its focus on the renewables market

– “If you take a step back and look at what is happening in the world, you can’t deny that there is a clear push to come out of the coronavirus crisis with a stronger focus on sustainability and renewable energy.”


News and Gear:


Recent Important Features:

COLUMN | Borr’s fragile hope is Keppel’s hope too [Offshore Accounts]

– “The company has never reported a profitable year in its existence.”

– by Hieronymus Bosch, anonymous commentator and Baird Maritime’s insider in the world of offshore oil and gas operations


Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews in the offshore vessel sector!

Call for content!

Any news or views about the global offshore industry? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and September 17), so we can add it to this current edition of Offshore Week!

We are after:

  • Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
  • Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the offshore vessel sector
  • Interviews – Owners, operators, designers, builders etc.
  • Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the offshore world? (example here)
  • Other – Any other relevant news

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Neil Baird

Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Baird Maritime and Work Boat World magazine, Neil has travelled the length and breadth of this planet in over 40 years in the business. He knows the global work boat industry better than anyone.